Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Freed by Carly Phillips

Author: Carly Phillips
Publisher: CP Publishing
Date of publication: July 2018

Juliette Collins is privileged and isolated from the world by her over-protective father. She thinks she knows the truth about her history until a file on her father’s computer reveals she has sisters she never knew about. A family she’s never met. Betrayed, she realizes there’s a life waiting for her outside the walls of her daddy’s New York City penthouse and Juliet is determined to live it. Against her father’s wishes, she heads to a small beach community to meet her siblings… and finds herself way out of her depth instead.

In the personal protection business, Braden Clark thinks nothing of taking on a job to watch over a city girl in town for the summer. If her father wants to know his daughter is safe, it’s no problem and an easy way of earning a paycheck. Except Braden doesn’t count on falling for the sheltered Juliette. Watching her experience her firsts, getting an apartment, finding a job, meeting up with her lost sisters, soon Braden’s brand of protection becomes a little too personal. He’s mixing business with pleasure and lying to a woman he’s coming to care deeply about.

In Freed, we finally get to meet the missing Ward sister, Juliette.   She finds out that she has two sisters her father never told her about and sets out to met them.  Having been sheltered for most of her life, she is ready to be on her own.  Braden is a local PI who is hired by Juliette's father to watch over her and give him regular reports.

This is another solid addition to the series. I really liked Juliette and the fact that she wasn't a naive and spoiled rich kid. For someone who had been sheltered most of her life, she was surprisingly street smart and had a good head on her shoulders.  It was easy to see why Braden would end up liking her. They were great together.   His story was more heartbreaking as he dealt with his father's worsening Alzheimer's.  I really enjoyed their love story.  I do wish that there was more interaction between Juliette and her sisters.  I felt like I could have used more on page time with them getting to know each other.  

This is a sweet and fun series.  I do recommend giving it a shot.  I am looking forward to reading Andi's story, especially after reading the epilogue.  I'm intrigued!

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