Made For Us by Samantha Chase



Book Information

Title: Made For Us

Author: Samantha Chase

Release Date: August 4, 2015

Publisher: Sourcebooks Casablanca

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Series: The Shaughnessy Brothers, Book 1


Can’t make time for love?

The Shaughnessy brothers have spent the years since their mother’s untimely death taking care of each other and trying to make their father proud. Oldest son Aidan is hard-working, handsome, successful-and still single. Sure, he’d like to have his own family someday, but who has the time?

She’ll show him how to find it

Zoe Dalton, a stunning designer Aidan meets on one of his construction jobs, has the beauty and heart to make Aidan realize how much he could be missing. But it’s not easy to break down walls you’ve spent years building up. Now there’s a major storm bearing down on the North Carolina coast, and it could be catalyst enough to force Aidan and Zoe into some major decisions of the heart.

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Made For Us is a very good example of why I love reading contemporary romance.  It just gives you that breath of fresh air and those feel good feelings.

Aidan is the eldest of six siblings and took on the role of “second father” when his mother passed away in hid teen years.  He’s always been around and done whatever he could to help his father out.  Like all the Shaugnessy men, he likes to maintain control of just about everything surrounding them and doesn’t take well to change.

Zoe is a designer who moves away to the beach to start over after her mother passed away only few short months ago.  She gets assigned to Aidan’s construction job and sparks flying – but not in a good way.  Zoe is a very strong and stubborn woman who will not back down and easily give into Aidan and his demanding ways.

I love how you can sense the tension between these two when they are working together.  I enjoy reading how they both struggled with their feelings and second guessed the other’s actions.  I absolutely love how Zoe dished out her own against Aidan and really pushed his buttons.

The Shaughnessy family is amazing. Five hot and extremely talented men, spitfire sister with a very stronger father that does everything he can for his kids.  I loved this family so much – I am hoping we get to know more about each family member in their own book.

Back to the book.  Samantha writes this story beautifully.  I enjoy that we got to see everything from both Aidan and Zoe’s POV. However, I do think some will be a tad confused with the switches between characters in the midst of a scene.  But it’s pretty easy to decipher the changes.  I thought the book moved along at a perfect pace and had just the right amount of angst added in.

I am hoping to be reading more about the Shaughnessy family!


Guest Post:

Top 3 Most Romantic Scenes from Made For Us by Samantha Chase

Hey, Everyone!  I’m Samantha Chase and it is a pleasure to be here talking about my new contemporary romance, Made for Us, – book one in my new family series, The Shaughnessy Brothers.  And I have to tell you, this family series is one that I know you are going to fall in love with as much as I have.

There are six siblings and at the point that you’re going to be meeting them, seventeen years has gone by since they lost their mother, and we see how this affects who they currently are. Each book will not only introduce you to an individual Shaughnessy as they navigate through their life and eventually find love, you get to spend a lot of time getting to know the rest of the family, as well.

Who doesn’t love a good romance, right?  That’s why we’re here!  And when there’s a romantic scene?  Well, then it’s even better!  Made for Us has its share of romantic scenes but I don’t want to give them all away – you’ll have to read the book to really get all the good stuff – but if I had to give you an overview of the three that I think are the most romantic, it would be these:

The first would be early on in the book.  Aidan and Zoe go out to dinner – completely unplanned and not a date – and afterwards, Aidan drives her home and they walk on the beach for a bit and then sit in the sand and talk.  It’s just one of those moments where they’re both a little vulnerable and getting to know each other and yet they’re both already admitting to themselves (internally) that there’s an attraction.  I love that feeling – when a relationship is new and sometimes it’s the littlest things that feel romantic.

Next would be much later in the story.  They’ve had an argument and haven’t spoken in several days.  They fight again and then Zoe brings Aidan back to his place – he’s exhausted and has been working non-stop for days and too tired to drive.  Zoe’s barely speaking to him and he’s a little belligerent himself.  She’s determined to stay and make sure he’s all right but he asks her to stay because it’s what she wants.  He shows his vulnerability and I love it!

Finally I would have to say that their time trapped together during the storm had several romantic elements.  They had fun and bantered and there were times when they were wild and frantic with one another – all in the name of the new turn in their relationship.  But at one point, Aidan stands back and watches her doing stuff around the apartment – nothing out of the ordinary and nothing that would be considered sexy – and yet he’s overcome with a need to actually take his time and love her.  He’s in awe of her beauty, her strength and just all that she is and it becomes more than just sex – it’s about her and how he feels about her.

And honestly, the MOST romantic scene is at the end of the book but I’m not sharing it!  That one you’ll definitely have to read for yourselves!


Author Biography

New York Times and USA Today Bestseller/contemporary romance writer Samantha Chase released her debut novel, Jordan’s Return, in November 2011. Although she waited until she was in her 40’s to publish for the first time, writing has been a lifelong passion. Her motivation to take that step was her students: teaching creative writing to elementary age students all the way up through high school and encouraging those students to follow their writing dreams gave Samantha the confidence to take that step as well.

When she’s not working on a new story, she spends her time reading contemporary romances, playing way too many games of Scrabble or Solitaire on Facebook and spending time with her husband of 25 years and their two sons in North Carolina.

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  1. Thank you so much for having me here today and sharing!!

  2. Cheryl Hastings says:

    I can’t wait to read this!! Thanks for a sneak peak…without actual excerpts. I avoid those so I don’t read anything before page 1 🙂

  3. lraines78 says:

    I like Maria Geraci’s series that involves siblings!

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