by Marin Thomas

August 2007
ISBN: 978-0-373751792
Reviewer Graphic Button Harlequin
Mass Market Paperback

Queens, New York

Ryan McKade hid behind the walls of his office and sterile Manhattan apartment for the past six years ever since surviving the devastating tragedy of the World Trade Center attack on 9/11. Ryan suffered horrific injuries from that day that required months to heal. This resulted in the collapse of his marriage and his retreat from outside contact. Ryan’s grandfather, who raised him and his brothers, deemed that each should learn a life lesson. Aaron and Nelson completed theirs and now the old man decided Ryan needed to get his in the form of a blue collar job with a trash company based in Queens. Hiding behind the pseudonym of Ryan “Jones”, he arrives for his first day dreading to interact with his coworkers and do manual labor. Ryan’s safety zone is about to get invaded by the blonde bombshell office administrator who greets him with the warmest of smiles.

Anastazia Nowakowski knows immediately that Ryan “Jones” isn’t who he pretends to be. Everything about the man screams uptown guy! Yet Anna senses a fellow lost lonely soul, and is immediately drawn to the aloof Ryan. Trying hard to pull Ryan in to the “family” of Parnell Brothers, Anna knows that Ryan is hiding his true self and needs comfort and love. Can Anna renovate Ryan back into the world of the living?

Ryan’s Renovation scores a five rose review! Marin Thomas saved the best and most touching of her McKade brothers trilogy for last with middle brother Ryan’s story. A plucky heroine who has some meat on her bones and a brain in her head paired with a hero who carries some very real life issues makes for a great read! Put Ryan’s Renovation on that to do list.

Reviewed in July 2007 by Bonnie.

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