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Breaking Up with Barrett by Katy Regnery

Disclosure; I did not receive this book in exchange for an honest opinion. I simply downloaded this book for free from Amazon with the intention of reviewing the book after I read it. All opinions are 100% my own. 


About the Book

Breaking Up with Barrett is the first of six books about the Philadelphia-based, wildly-handsome English brothers who are all on the look-out for love.

(Except Alex. He’s a womanizing manwhore. And maybe Stratton, because he’s wicked hot, but super awkward around girls.)

Barrett English, aka “the Shark,” is the fair-haired, first-born of the English brothers, and the CEO of the oldest, most prestigious investment banking firm in Philadelphia. He rules the boardroom with an iron fist, refusing to take no for an answer and always getting his way.

Emily Edwards, a first-year doctoral student at the University of Pennsylvania, grew up in the gatehouse on the outskirts of Barrett’s childhood estate. The daughter of his family’s gardener and housekeeper, she was always looking through the window of privilege, but forced to remember her place at the very periphery of the kingdom.

When business partners suggest that a fiancee might soften Barrett’s image over business dinners, he approaches Emily for the “job” of fiancee. And while love wasn’t necessarily on Barrett’s radar, he begins to realize that Emily always has been. But will his take-no-prisoners boardroom tactics work on the heart of the woman he loves.


My thoughts

I have never read any books by this author before, and I am all about reading new authors, especially if the book is free through Kindle, and now that I’ve read and finished it, I have to say that I am super glad I did.

The first thing I want to say about this book is Oh my gosh, WHERE was Barrett when I was single?! Can we say hot?! Not only hot, but the fact that he knows SO much about Emily is so awesome, if not a little stalkerish 😉 He was SO in love with Emily that he just wanted to protect her, from so much. When I started the book, I wasn’t entirely sure if I would like it or not, simply based on the way that Barrett spoke. You could tell he was rich, like super rich. But the book was amazing!

I love the characters! I love that this book SHOWS that relationships CAN work even if one is richer than the other. Relationships can work through an age gap (this book was an 8 year age gap.)

While this book is part of a series (The English Brothers) and this is book #1, it is also a stand alone book. All 5 brothers will get their own book, and I can’t wait to buy the next one so I can read it!

You can get this book from Amazon for free!


About the Author


Katy Regnery, award-winning and Amazon bestselling author, started her writing career by enrolling in a short story class in January 2012. One year later, she signed her first contract for a winter romance entitled By Proxy.

Now exclusively self-published, Katy claims authorship of the multi-titled Blueberry Lane Series which follows the English, Winslow, Rousseau, Story and Ambler families of Philadelphia, the four-book, bestselling a modern fairytale series, the standalone novel, Playing for Love at Deep Haven and a standalone novella, Frosted.

Katy’s first modern fairytale romance, The Vixen and the Vet, was nominated for a RITA® in 2015, and four of her books: The Vixen and the Vet (a modern fairytale), Never Let You Go (a modern fairytale), Falling for Fitz (The English Brothers #2) and By Proxy (Heart of Montana #1) have been #1 genre bestsellers on Amazon.

Katy lives in the relative wilds of northern Fairfield County, Connecticut, where her writing room looks out at the woods, and her husband, two young children, and two dogs create just enough cheerful chaos to remind her that the very best love stories begin at home.


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