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Is an independent cop the best family man?Niall MacLachlan's one priority is the law. He fought his way from the wrong side of the tracks to earn his badge and won't jeopardize it for anything. After all, trusting his family nearly cost him everything as a kid. So, no. This loner has no desire for a wife and children to call his own.So why is his entirely too attractive laIs an independent cop the best family man?Niall MacLachlan's one priority is the law. He fought his way from the wrong side of the tracks to earn his badge and won't jeopardize it for anything. After all, trusting his family nearly cost him everything as a kid. So, no. This loner has no desire for a wife and children to call his own.So why is his entirely too attractive landlady, Rowan Staley, slipping past all his defenses?She and her young family—complete with noisy dog—are everything Niall thinks he doesn't want. But he can't keep his distance when she turns to him for protection from a neighborhood threat. And in the end, letting her go might be impossible....

Title : From Father to Son
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ISBN : 9780373717644
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 288 Pages
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From Father to Son Reviews

  • Saly
    2019-05-04 18:03

    This is the second detective brother's story. Niall is happy with having no ties though now he has become closer to his elder brother Duncan. Then his landlady dies and everything changes, the heroine moves in with her two kids and dog and now he can't get any distance. They are everywhere and he likes it. The hero would get close and then immediately try to back away. The heroine had plenty of issues as well, he in-laws were interfering, he parents separated and she didn't know if she wanted something again. Her physical relationship with her husband was horrible and she only stayed because of her kids. Early on when the "peeper" story came into the picture, I knew who the culprit was and that turned out to be true yet so sad. I enjoyed the romance and especially when the heroine fell for him, she still pushed him away because his blowing hot and cold would hurt her kids more. I loved seeing Niall fight for what he wanted even though it took him a while to let down his guard.Now, I so want to read the younger brother's story who so far has not been sounding that great.

  • Susan
    2019-05-08 19:22

    An excellent book. I really liked Niall when I met him in Duncan's book. I could tell he was a good man, but like his brother, didn't know how to love or be loved. I loved the way he was with Rowan's two kids -- he was great at taking care of them, playing with them, protecting them. He just didn't know how to deal with his feelings for them and for Rowan. Every time he would get closer, he would get scared and back off. Rowan's marriage had not been very good. Physical intimacy with her husband was not all that it should have been, and she didn't know if what she read about in books was even possible. I loved the way Niall and Duncan got closer, and the way Duncan helped him understand his feelings. I am really looking forward to the third book and seeing how that one turns out.

  • E_bookpushers
    2019-05-12 19:09

    What a great story. Both the hero and heroine had to grow. The children acted like children. There was external conflict as well at the emotional background of the main characters. Plus I got to see how the h/h in the first books were doing. I look forward to the story about the youngest brother.

  • Kathleen Schilling
    2019-05-02 17:19

    Definately looking forward to the final book in this trilogy

  • HarlequinRomanceReviews
    2019-04-20 20:00

    Niall MacLachlan has had a horrible childhood, distanced from everyone except his responsible older brother, Duncan. He doesn't know how to love and doesn't want to be loved...or so he thinks. Niall is no big fan of kids and dogs and loud, happy, messy families, but all that's about to change.His landlady, Enid, dies, and leaves the small cottage to her granddaughter, Rowan. When Rowan moves in with her two children, Anna and Desmond, and their dog, Super Sam, Niall is getting ready to move. He has no plans of dealing with children, their pretty mom, and and a slobbering, annoying dog.However, a Peeping Tom is in town, and Niall is determined to find out who it is. The guy has been looking in the windows of boys in the five-year-old range, and he's all over town. Residents of the town are getting concerned, and Niall does too when Desmond's window is peeked in...Rowan doesn't quite know what to make of her new tenant. He's handsome, reserved, and plays with her kids. And he's ready to hunt down the Peeping Tom. But how can she deal with all of that when her mother- and father-in-law, through her deceased husband, are trying to kidnap Anna and Desmond? They're a horrible influence, and Rowan doesn't know how to drive them away--until Niall makes a big discovery...What a spectacular romance! I was blown away by this book. Rowan and Niall are probably my favorite couple out of all the romances I've read. They are relatable, faulted, and come out stronger in the end as a result of falling in love. Anna and Desmond are two adorable little kids as well. They play a major role in the plot and help Niall change his mind about kids always being annoying.What I really loved was how Niall and Rowan bonded while Niall did Desmond a favor by finding the Peeping Tom. This subplot didn't detract from the story, it added to it. And I loved that.What else can I say about such a loveable novel? I fell in love with every character except for the two villains, and I have to say that this is a fantastic author. I will be checking out her backlist soon. Definitely recommended! Grab by your local library or bookstore today.

  • Kristiej
    2019-04-23 16:14

    This was a new to me author and I was quite impressed. I love finding these kinds of authors and even more so when they have nice sized back lists.The hero, Niall comes from quite a dysfunctional family. His drug dealing father spent time in prison and his mother just up and left Niall, his older brother Duncan and younger brother Conall. As a result, Niall and his other brothers have learned to close themselves off and to remain detached. But this becomes difficult when his old landlady dies and her young granddaughter moves into the house and becomes Niall's new landlady. Rowan is a widow with two young children and Niall is drawn mostly against his will into their lives. He runs hot and cold with them, being there when there is a crisis and then retreating when he feels they are getting too close.Rowan, for her part, has her own issues, her marriage wasn't the happiest and she has residue fears of intimacy. She also has a rather contentious relationship with her in-laws who are giving her a hard time. Her own parents are involved with their own problems so Rowan doesn't really have anyone she can count on - until Niall.There was nothing big or splashy about this book. But I really enjoyed its quietness. Both Niall and Rowan were very likable people. Considering his background, I could see why Niall had his walls up and kept putting them up when Rowan and her children managed to keep cracking them.Writing children in romances can be tricky but Ms. Johnson has written Anna and Desmond very realistically. They weren't Stepford children and neither were they brats. This is the second book in the series and I now have the first and third books ready to read. I'm looking forward to reading about Niall's other two damaged brothers and how they'll be healed by love.

  • Sharon
    2019-04-26 17:10

    A well-written, satisfying story. Niall was cool, very cool, and his attraction to Rowan was sweet and JKJ did a good job of convincing us his not-so-outgoing personality developed enough for him to love Rowan. Rowan's virgin behaviour was sad, she had my sympathy although I completely understood why she so reluctant to get involved especially when children are involved.The side story with her in-laws was troubling. Well done, but troubling.

  • Patricia Solla
    2019-05-13 16:05

    In this story we have a man, an officer of the law, who's very much a loner. Things happen that make him get involved with a young widow and her two children (and a dog!). There's really a lot going on in this story, including a very strange twist that keeps the action moving along.

  • Cecilia
    2019-04-25 18:19

    Engaging story and characters. Villain of the story was seriously creepy and over-the-top in his interactions with the main characters. It was supposed to be a mystery as to the villain's identity, but it was pretty obvious. 3.5 stars

  • Gail
    2019-05-05 20:22

    Excellent story, excellently done. Sometimes I get impatient with characters who waffle back and forth about their emotions, but in this story, because of who the hero is, it works and Johnson makes it work very well. Oh, and I didn't guess the villain until way late. Really liked this one.

  • Darlene Torday
    2019-05-14 20:25

    Loved the story. Good characters and nice to have the children involved in Niall's changes from a man damaged from his childhood into a man able to take the leap to loving them and their damaged mother. Good romance story with unexpected problems that are resolved by the end of the book.

  • Harlequin Books
    2019-04-27 12:15

    Miniseries: A Brother's WordCategory: Heart & Home

  • Gwen (The Gwendolyn Reading Method)
    2019-05-12 16:02

    Eh.Watch my video review

  • Janet
    2019-05-13 14:17

    3.5+ stars

  • Maureen Hubley
    2019-05-19 18:24

    I enjoyed it enough to try to find the next book in the series.

  • Macy James
    2019-05-10 15:04

    I loved it!!!!