a-sure-thingTitle:  A Sure Thing
Series:  The Donnigans #1
Author:  Marie Harte
Genre:  Contemporary Romance
Published:  November 1, 2016
Publisher:  Sourcebooks Casablanca
My Rating:  4 stars
Source:  NetGalley
Cover Description:

Meet the Donnigans
With the eldest Donnigan brothers adjusting to civilian life, their younger sister constantly in trouble, and their little brother clueless about life in general, falling in love is the last thing on anyone’s mind…

Can this Bossy Badass Marine…
The Marine Corps was everything Landon Donnigan ever wanted in life…until a bullet sent him home with a medical discharge. Teaching a self-defense class at the gym is old-hat for a marine, but when he meets sexy Ava Rosenthal, his combat skills are useless for protecting his heart.

Be her Mr. Right?
Ava can take care of herself and likes quiet, bookish men-not muscular warriors who think women need to be coddled. But Landon is more than he seems, and when they come together, the results are explosive.

Titles in this series include:  A Sure Thing

Landon, Theo, Gavin and Hope – meet the Donnigans.  Is this family ever going to get under your skin, tickle your funny bone and melt your heart – without a doubt.  If you’ve read Ms Harte’s the McCauley Brothers series, who are cousins to the Donnigan wild bunch then you’ll definitely enjoy this new series.

While a lot of A Sure Thing does involve world and characters building for the entire series, Landon and Ava’s romance is fun, flirty, definitely sassy and sexy.  Ava with her list of necessary qualities in a potential life partner, and Landon with his dirty talk, macho personality make a surprisingly opposites attract couple fall naturally into place.

There’s no great drama here (thank goodness), what you’ll find in this first story in the series is a delightful couple learning to cope with each other and a wild bunch of family members.  I’d consider this a set up novel with a fun couple to lead us through who they are and why they are a fun loving, prank their siblings constantly kind of family.  You have the basics of what you’ll need to decide to try this novel in the cover description.  It really is a fun experience of getting to know the family – knowing that we’ll meet them again in their own stories.

If you love a fun flirty romance with a dirty talking sex machine (Landon’s own self description)… then you’ll love A Sure Thing.  Give it a try and get in on the beginning to what holds good promise for a funny, sexy, enjoyable series to come.

*I received an e-ARC of this novel from the publisher via NetGalley. That does not change what I think of this novel. It is my choice to leave a review giving my personal opinion about this story.*

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