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Ian

The O'Connor Brothers, Book 1
Series: The O'Connor Brothers, Book 1
Length: 8 hrs and 26 mins
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A year ago, she begged me to stay.
A year later, it’s my turn to beg her not to go.
My obsession. My downfall.
I tried to resist, to keep her at a distance.
I tried to save myself.
But no one will be saved here, not even a selfish bastard like me.
My life has always been about sport and family, including my stupid brothers. Until that night, the night I made the worst decision of my life. And I’m still paying the price for it.
We both are.
But the time has come to take back control of the situation, to risk it all, to convince her to let me in, because she can’t be anything other than mine. 

I am Ian O’Connor, and I’m about to accept this challenge: to try and hold on to the only woman I’ll ever be able to love.
And even if I already know how this badly written romance is going to end, I won’t back away.
This time, I’m going all the way. Because I only want her. And I have no intention of losing her. 

I’m an O’Connor, and the O’Connors never lose.

©2019 A. S. Kelly (P)2019 A. S. Kelly

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Rugby And The O'Connor Brothers!

Ian (The O'Connor Brothers, Book One) is a sport romance about a rugby player, written in dual pov set in Ireland, UK. The writing style is a little divergent and takes time to get into it. We were brought into the narrative without any detailed history, so it felt a bit vague. Intricate morsels of perplex moments are intricately weaved throughout the narrative. Once you find your momentum it's smooth sailing the rest of the way through to the end. Flashbacks going back to different times in history and back to the present day gives you a glimpse into the characters personalities. The family dynamics of The O'Connor's was an intriguing part of this audiobook. Unexpected twists seep through the pages leaves you astonished. Ian and Ryley are complex and so is their relationship. Their romance oscillated Into intense moments of fizzle. Supporting character's bring into the mix more theatrics and wittiness. The ending wrapped up with a sprightly epilogue. Looking forward to listening to other books in this series about the other O'Connor brothers. 


Narrators Ashley Taylor & Daniel Knight duet narration of Ian gives you the aura of being in Ireland, bringing the character's, & narrative into existence. 
Daniel Knight performance of an irish brogue was on the nail. I could picture all the O'Connor brothers sitting at a irish pub arguing about Rugby with their friends. However, at times it felt like he was speaking in monotone, and reading lines instead of actually performing them.
Although, most of the narration was the pov of Ian, Ashley's performance of Ryley delivered all the right vibes. Riley's sentiments were voiced in a realistic way. Her voice is sweet and joie de vivre to listen to.



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Ian has a tendency to feel like a bad cliche.

Ian has a tendency to feel like a bad cliche. I wanted to like him, felt sorry for him and almost hated him, but I found it hard to settle on any specific feeling for him. Riley and Ian are a chaotic blend of tragic circumstances, emotional upheaval and deeply rooted anger. At it's best Ian found the courage to make itself raw. At it's worst, the journey came up a little short. Whether you like him or love him, Kelly makes sure readers are moved to feel something for him.

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  • Tam
  • 08-20-19

Heartbreaking and passionate

Such a heartbreaking story with a more than deserved happy ending.
Love is life and life is so sweet if shared with someone who cares about you more than his own life.

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