Wednesday, November 6, 2013

My Brother, My Rival



Title – My Brother, My Rival – All Out Of Love (Book #1)

Author – Eve Rabi

Genre – Modern Day Romance

Publication Date – August 29, 2013

Publisher – Author

Cover Artist – Author



Book Blurb/Synopsis
Cody Garrett, a former Navy SEAL, has never met a skirt he didn’t fancy. His six-pack, rugged looks and bad boy image ensures a steady stream of hot babes waiting to slip him their phone numbers wherever he goes. 
So, he is confused when Bridie Barker refuses to go on a date with him. 
It’s not like she’s a stunning beauty or something. According to him, her ears are big, she’s well-rounded and she’s not even a D-cup. 
In spite of her shortcomings, the more she pushes him away, the more he finds himself thinking of her. 

Twenty-year-old Bridie Barker has control issues. Every detail in her life is planned. 
Her closet is color-coded and she has an array of storage containers, to ensure that everything is in its correct place. 
Her whole world is black and white, and grey areas are a no-no. 

When she meets the warm and grounded Scott Garrett, she thinks she has found her soul mate. Unfortunately, and to her disappointment, things don’t pan out with Scott. 
While waiting tables, she has a disastrous run-in with his brother, Wild Boy Cody Garrett, King of Body Shots, who parties every night with a different girl. 
Even though he’s good to look at and makes her laugh, she turns down his advances as he’s clearly the tag-and-release kind of guy. 
Besides, she is pretty sure he owns not a single storage container, and she’s certain that his closet is not color-coded.
Problem is, Cody Garrett finds her rejection an aphrodisiac and pursues her. 

Review –

I was given this book by author for honest review. Mostly told from main character Bridie’s  point of view with some of Cody’s thrown in. Bridie is an emotionally guarded college student with 3 jobs trying to make ends meet. Cody is an ex Navy SEAL womanizing immature guy that doesn’t like taking NO for an answer. When they hook  up sparks fly, be prepared for some amazing scenes and twists.  


Title – My Brother, My Rival – All Out Of Love (Book #1)

Author – Eve Rabi

Genre – Modern Day Romance

Publication Date – August 29, 2013

Publisher – Author

Cover Artist – Author


Book Blurb/Synopsis
Years ago, Cody Garrett’s heart was ripped to shreds when Bridie ditched him and married his brother, Scott.
With great difficulty, he moved on and rebuilt his life without her, severing all ties with his brother because of their betrayal.
Now, Scott, his brother, is ill and a threat to his wife and children.
Cody is forced to step in and move them into his house.
Being physically so close to Bridie, and spending time alone with her, brings back a flood of memories, and he finds it a daily struggle to contain his feelings for his brother’s wife.

To Bridie, who likes to put things (and people) in perspective, Cody Garrett was filed under ‘Cheat’ and she too moved on with her life.
But while living with him, she stumbles upon secrets involving Cody and her, that changes everything.
Now, she must fight her feeling for Cody and remain true to her marriage.

Review -

I was given this book by author for honest review. Once again told in multiple view points book 2 in this series takes place five years after book 1 ends. Bridie is married with 2 kids and Cody is still playing the field. They’ve never gotten over each other. However when Bridie’s husband Scott, Cody’s brother, lands in trouble Cody comes to the rescue. Sparks continue to fly and they can’t help but fall in love all over again. Troubling issues arise and  the ultimate sacrifice is made for the good of all. Be prepared for some touchy subjects and awesome twists and keep an eye out for the writing in the sky.
Series Info


“Now,” he said, when he surfaced for air, “what the fuck is your problem?”
Before I could answer, he kissed me again, then said, “Don’t answer that. I’m sick of you and your stuck up ways! You’re driving me nuts with your bitching.”
Another kiss, before he spoke again. 
“Show me how to act grown up, Bridie. I need your help here. I’m the eldest child in my family and I have a crude sense of entitlement. It’s what gives me confidence to achieve in life, but at the same time, it’s my downfall. It makes me a spoiled son of a bitch, and fuck, I never realized it until now, and baby, I really needed my ass kicked by someone like you.” He kissed me again. 
“This ass-kicking, it’s an experience like nothing I have ever felt before. I like it and I hate it. Now, just put your arms around my neck and kiss me like you did before.”
I summoned a glare but when I looked into his blue eyes, my insides turned to mush.
To my disgust, my levelheadedness, my determination to lose him and all Usher’s Burn motivating lyrics did a David Copperfield on me and vanished. Poof!
To my disgust, I put my arms around his neck and matched the intensity of his kisses.
As I kissed him, the bruising inside of me healed and the burning ceased. He was a dose of citrus-flavored antacid to my soul.
“Now, that’s better,” he said between kisses. “Don’t you feel better now that you surrendered to me? Huh? Don’t you? Huh?”
“Shaddup!” I whispered, as I held his face in my hands and kissed him.
“Okay, okay, I’ll shaddup.”
“I don’t wanna be forced into anything,” I said in a meaningful voice. “I’m not into body shots, I don’t do threesomes, I’m old-fashioned in a lot of ways and I tend to go …”
“What?” he frowned. “You mean you don’t want to fuck me in the back seat of my Hummer?”
"What about in an hour?"

Character Bios:

Cody was 6’3, with steel blue eyes, disheveled sandy hair and rugged good looks.

His confidence and cockiness was the second thing you noticed when you saw him.

His muscles were the first.  

A former Navy Seal, he stilled works behind the scenes for the US government.

His choice of toys were planes.

And women. He hadn’t yet met a skirt he couldn’t conquer.

His good looks, self-assured attitude and six-pack ensured a steady stream of babes who always wanted to take body shots off him.

Cody being Cody, didn’t mind one single bit.

It took only a few drinks before he whipped off his shirt and showed off his abs of steel, not to mention his tattoos.

When he met Bridie, she confused the heck out of him even though she didn’t have a banging body and wasn’t a double-D.


Bridie was dark blonde with grey-blue eyes, depending on how mad she was.

Around 5’7”, double-D, and with the right bust-to-mid-thigh Spanx, she could be a size 6. But on a Monday morning, she was usually a size 8.

Her make-up consisted mainly of bronzer and Strawberry Blue lip gloss (the blue in it made her teeth look whiter) and when she smiled, which she did often as she loved to laugh and had a sense of humor, you could see just about all her teeth.

Her strongest point was her sense of humor.

Her weakest point was her guardedness.

She always crossed the street at a pedestrian crossing, always showed up ten minutes early for an appointment, always paid her bills on or before the due-date, and always carried a safety pin in case the hem of her skirt opened or she lost a button.

Luckily, she had never ripped a hem or lost a button before.

A Boy Scout would have called her ‘prepared.’

Shontelle, her best friend called her guarded.


Scott was shy. That was the first thing you noticed about him.

The second thing you’d notice was his blue eyes. They were deep and liquid.

Around 6”2, Scott was just as buff as Cody, but unlike Cody, he had no tattoos and wasn’t comfortable being the center of attention.

He was always neat, well groomed and respectful, but he was no pushover.

He had a quiet strength to him that Bridie found appealing.

Unlike his brother, he wasn’t in any way a player. So when he met Bridie,

it took him minutes to fall for her.

When he lost Bridie, his disappointment was tangible. But he was respectful enough

not to cross boundaries.


Author Playlist:

Wrecking Ball – Miley Cyrus

I won’t give up – Jason Mraz

How Can I Not Love You – Joy Enrique

Blurred lines – Robin Thick

Hold on we’re going Home – Drake

Mirrors – Justin Timberlake

Kiss me thru da Phone – Soulja boy

Need you now – Lady Antebellum



Beneath your beautiful  by Labrinth and Emile Sande


Eve Rabi lives in Australia, but she was born in South Africa.
She is the author of 20 books and is known for her kick-ass leading ladies, alpha males and no holes-barred love stories.
Oh, and let’s not forget about humour, it’s a must in her books. 
To quote a  reviewer: “When you pick up an Eve Rabi book, forget sleep. She writes gripping page turners that will keep you reading till the very end.”

Eve’s books include:

GRINGA -In the hands of a Ruthless Drug Lord (Which has reached No 1 on Amazon) books 1, 2, 3, 4

CAPTURED - My Sworn Enemy, my Secret Lover
Books 1 and 2

THE CHEAT - A tale of lies and Infidelity
Books 1 and 2

DECEPTION - A Palace full of Liars
Books 1 and 2

BURN'S WORLD - A love Triangle
Books 1,2,3,4

YOU WILL PAY – For Leaving Me.

OBSESSED WITH ME - When She Rejected His Advances, He set Out to Destroy her
Books 1 and 2

BETRAYED - He's get his Girl at any Cost


Books 1 and 2

Books that, like GRINGA, are sure to offend, entertain and amuse readers in various parts of the globe.

Please direct all hate mail and death threats to as she would really love to hear from you, good and not so good and please ...write a review.

Amazon Author Page



5 Copies Book 1 – My Brother, My Rival - All Out Of Love

5 Copies Book 2 – My Brother, My Rival – How Can I Not Love You


  1. Thanks for the great reviews and being part of the tour

  2. Thank you for being part of this tour - Tonya :)


Please leave comment or suggestion