Griff I learned early on that the easiest way to avoid a broken heart is to always be the first out the door Caring about anyone or anything is asking to be disappointed, which is why I avoid relationships and chase freelance gigs ghost writing restaurant reviews and penning articles about the efficacy of cheesy pick up lines instead of chasing my dreams Besides, drGriff I learned early on that the easiest way to avoid a broken heart is to always be the first out the door Caring about anyone or anything is asking to be disappointed, which is why I avoid relationships and chase freelance gigs ghost writing restaurant reviews and penning articles about the efficacy of cheesy pick up lines instead of chasing my dreams Besides, dreams don t come true for people like me And no one, not even the sexy as hell bartender at the club can convince me otherwise Because I m never risking my heart again Sam As a bartender I ve watched a million pick up artists work their magic, but none as talented as Griffin Marian He s a flirt, a good time Hooking up with him was supposed to be just a fling I wasn t supposed to care abut his fractured past or his buried dreams I have my own future to worry about, especially after that stupid food critic scuttled my hopes of finally opening my own restaurant But, the time I spend with Griff, the I m beginning to realize that my plans mean nothing without him If only I can convince him to give us a chance to follow our dreams together Fair warning this book includes flirty sweetness, detailed descriptions of man parts touching, and the dirtiest thing to come out of Aunt Tilly s mouth yet Grounding Griffin is the fourth book in the best selling Made Marian series It can be read on its own but is much fun read as part of the series The series begins wi
Grounding Griffin Griff I learned early on that the easiest way to avoid a broken heart is to always be the first out the door Caring about anyone or anything is asking to be disappointed which is why I avoid relation
I liked this one okaybut not as well as the others in the series It was just as entertaining and hot as the others Low angst and drama Maybe it was a little too sappy And Sam was a bit of a doormat But I liked him He seriously had the patience of a saint BecauseGRIFF This guy drove me nuts I either wanted to a roll my eyesor b punch him in the faceFrustrating to say the least Griff ran very hot and cold Luckily he realized what an idiot he was being rather quickly, yet sadly it kept happening ov [...]
So far, I have read all the books in this series and I have enjoyed them all Some I liked than others though I m having a bit of trouble rating this one though, because eventhough I enjoyed reading it, there were also some things that annoyed me.Griffin in one of the adopted brothers of the Marian family He was kicked out by his parents when he came out to them and has lived on the street for some time After being beat up and found by a cop, he is giving the choice to go to a youth center or in [...]
I actually really enjoyed this one Some of the books in this series have been enjoyable than other s, but they have all been solid reads for me Griff was no doubt frustrating and I got a little annoyed with some situations, but I could look past them because I just really liked him and Sam together They worked The chemistry was strong and the relationship was well developed Griff needed Sam to ground him But they needed each other to follow their dreams I liked this part of the story I liked ho [...]
3.5 StarsAlthough I enjoyed this fourth installment in Lennox s sexy and sweet Made Marian series, Grounding Griffin didn t quite live up to the standard of its predecessors This story is a fun and romantic romp in its own right, with plenty of panty melting steaminess and lots of delicious drama to keep readers entertained However, the sheer level of irrepressible passion that I felt sizzling between the previous book couples seemed to be a little less all consuming here where new MCs Griffin a [...]
3.25 starsMichael Pauley made this book better for me I am in love with his enthusiastic narration it matches the Marian Personalities perfectly This is the story of Griffin former street kid who was kicked out by his parents when he came out to them and now one of the Marians after being adopted by the wonderful, loving Mr and Mrs Marian And Sam the bartender, son of a former disgraced football quarterback I liked Sam and Griff together they complemented each other, encouraged each other to fol [...]
3 StarsOk, I want to preface this with the fact that I still enjoyed the outrageous antics of the Marian family, but this is a far cry from the first book Borrowing Blue I m not saying that that s necessarily a bad thing, but what started out as wild fun and funny has evolved into something serious, and understandably, that s decreased my overall enjoyment factor when crazy ott was what I expected from this series Though my rating reflects an overall decline, let me make clear that I still love [...]
Amazing, fabulous, magnificent and delicious Worth than 5 stars Griffin, does a friend a favor, by reviewing a restaurant, and there are consequences Griff is a writer artist and is currently working on a funny article about the use of pick up lines in bars.Bartender, Sam, watches curly haired Griff night after night, flirting, and thinks he s either a slut or a hooker, until he finds out the truth Sam finds Griff beautiful, and vice versa Sam manages to help Griff as Griff is trying to get up [...]
4 stars Griff and Sam They were just as sweet as the others I love this series
Whelp That was disappointing The huge conflict was weak as fuck Griffin is a commitment phobe because of childhood abandonment issues so he runs hot and cold all throughout the book He s loving, sweet and kind to Sam, the guys spend all their time together and he acts like they re a couple but whenever anyone comments on them dating or being boyfriends, he shoots them down and completely downplays the relationship as casual and insinuates it s just a friends with benefits type of thing right in [...]
I think this series improves with each book I enjoyed Griff Sams story even though there were a few frustrating moments with Griffs on the run behavior I would have possibly left out the section with Sams long forgotten parents at Xmas as this really was a waste of Sam Griff time but I guess Sam needed some drama too Looking forward to the next installment
This just missed the mark for me It wasn t as exciting I don t know if that is the right descriptor but, yeah, something was missing.I still love all the is Marian, this just wasn t one of my favorites.Regardless, I think I ll always crave in this series.
I really like this novel but I didn t love it as much as I did for the other 3 books prior to this one The story started very strong and interesting The concept of Griffin working as a freelancer and using endearments to pick up strangers at a bar, that idea was really genius And our all macho protective Sam mistakenly assumed that Griff is a prostitute, that was hilarious And then, it goes a bit meh Don t get me wrong, the story is still interesting but it s quiet flat There s nothing major goi [...]
I think this might be my favorite of the series so far I LOVED Griffin and Sam I loved how the Big Misunderstand was subverted by gaspshock talking it out I liked how they supported each other and I really enjoyed their romance I wish there had been resolution with Griffin s brother, I wish he d told his family or started looking for him or something I wish there had been development with Sam s Dad and his Mom We hear how horrible they are but even when they visit we don t see them I noticed th [...]
This was book 4 in the Made Marian series I loved this book and this series its like a feel good series too me Griffin Griff Marian learned early that the best way to avoid getting hurt is to run He was kicked out for being gay his mother died when he was 8 he lived on the street until he was adopted by Thomas and Rebecca Marian adopted him Griff is a freelance writer and while doing an assignment at a bar about pick up lines he meets Sam Coxwell Sam is a bartender at a bar called Harry Dick s h [...]
Grounding Griffin is another fantastic entry into this series It was full of heart, humour and left me with a huge smile over my lips It was so much fun to get back into this world, and all the family times we got to see were brilliant I also loved Griffin and Sam They were both so great, and I loved being in their heads, plus how they handled situations in an adult way This is a definite must read for fans of this series It is fun, sexy and such an enjoyable read Can t wait to read the next one [...]
A great series, perfect as audio but maybe only in small doses to enjoy, no than two parts per month, otherwise it might get boring
Overall book rating 3.5 Stars Audio book Narrator Michael Pauley 3 Stars Book Cover 3 Stars MC1 Griff MC2 SamGriff and Sam s story was nice and sweet but to be honest after the high I was on after Jude s book I don t think my rating will be fair on this book so I am just going to leave it like this.
The Made Marian series has been a pleasant enough jaunt in contemporary romance tropes, enriched by friendly large family interactions, relatively detailed contexts e.g vineyard, rock star lifestyle, wilderness and ample jaunty m m sex This contribution to the series is under done, perhaps a consequence of how quickly each volume seems to be popping out Most of the ingredients were there, but it wasn t cooked enough This is a simple tale two guys see each other Lust moves to love quickly Inner f [...]
Book four of the Marian boys delights but isn t quite a wow romanceI ve five starred the first three books in this series but for quite a while with this one, it just wasn t working for me.Thankfully though, it did pick up considerably and by the end I was thoroughly enjoying it.It s difficult for me to put my finger on just what is missing to stop it being another 5 star read but I think perhaps it took a little bit longer to get into the emotional exchanges which made the first three such a hi [...]
I cannot express just how much I love this series There is something about the Marian family, about their lives and relationships and love for each other, that is just so warm and comforting and welcoming I loved them after Borrowing Blue but now, after 4 books, I feel like a part of the family The first three books in the Made Marian series are amazing so I had high expectations for this installment, and Grounding Griffin does Not Disappoint Griff and Sam are absolutely perfect for each other G [...]
I went in with every intention of this being a 5 star read, and whilst 90% of me felt that way after finishing, the other 10% had me holding out for me.The banter, humour, main characters chemistry and connection as well as all the secondary characters input had me anxiously reading the book delving deeper and deeper into their story and getting swept away with the world that is Made Marian However, the only thing stopping me from adding the extra star is the lack of angst drama I kinda wish Sam [...]
3.5 Stars I ALMOST forgot to review this whew See my review for the previous book hereas I loved this as much as I did that one Now I m in the mood for some angst I ll return to this series when I can Toodles for now Marians
I am pretty sold on this series They aren t amazing but they are a good time and fairly light reads that make for happy reading.Sam and Griff make a fun couple The conflict is a bit meh as is the confusion in how they meet but the theme of encouraging each other to pursue their dreams is nice and they have great chemistry.As always the rest of the cast is super fun and we get time with the whole family.
An ARC was provided to me by the author for my reading pleasure in hopes of an unbiased opinion A review was requested but was not a requirement.I have to say, I did like this a little than some of the previous books This is Griff s story, one of three adopted sons from the Marian family He had a rough childhood, thrown out for being gay and spent a year on the streets before the Marians found him at a shelter His troubled past caused extreme trust issues that he kept carrying waaaayyy too far [...]
Once again this author managed to up the anty and write a truly incredible story I have found reading her books in public to be a definite hazard believe me crying on a bus is not good for one s ego Anyway, I am gonna have to just survive by reading the 2 short stories on the author s website while waiting for book 5 to by released next month unless I go back and reread the first 4 again Can t wait to see what happens next to the Marian clan
Loved this book from page one, thank you Lucy for letting me read it Her writing makes the characters come to life It s a hea and you might need tissues in the last chapters Not going to give away spoilers but don t miss Griff and Sam s story, I would love to get to know the rest of the Marian family when I get the chance.
The first one was still my favorite This is pretty consistent with the series which may have been the problem It felt very familiar The conflicts also were too easily resolved, almost like they were there but resolved themselves without much effort from the MCs I ll still read the next one though.
FantasticAnother amazing book by Lucy Lennox The relationship between these two was sweet and genuine Wonderful story with lots of love and low angst.
FOUR STAR REVIEW Judging a Book by it s Cover Red clay and pink color scheme, same font types as the previous books Synopsis did not sound as strong as the first three books but I love the series so I m willing to give it a shot Looking Deeper POV Alternating first person Clearly marked.Griff Freelance writer just floating along because his self esteem is not strong enough to reach for his real goals Adolescent abandonment causes commitment issues and a boatload of insecurities His heart and min [...]
This is another sweet, easy, low angst love story in the Made Marian series Definitely, recommend if you need a steamy, romantic story with some comic relief Considering the backgrounds of the two MCs, this story could have been heavier Instead, their hardships are glossed over a bit That is just the style of this series, though.Griff needed a punch in the kidney a time or two, and Sam needed to stand up for what he needed on occasion But, I didn t mind either of those things too much All the co [...]