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Meet the Brady family. They’re brooding, brilliant, and barreling into relationships they weren’t expecting. If you love messy family dynamics, unforgettable characters, and sizzling chemistry, you'll devour this hilariously hot series by Lainey Davis.

I always knew I was going to write a series for the Brady family. I wasn’t sure how they’d fit in with my other books until readers started writing to me asking for a book for Nicole, the heroine’s best friend from Fragile Illusion. It finally occurred to me that Nicole could fall in love with one of my grouchy engineers and bridge the two series!


What is the sub-genre and trope?  Did your characters lead you to this genre or was that decided before the story began?

These are steamy contemporary rom-coms, so the books have a lighter feel than my Stag brothers series. I decided I wanted to aim for lighter, funnier books as pandemic was beginning! Those were the types of stories I craved as a reader.


Are you more character or plot driven?

I always start with a character’s “wound” and build from there.


With many main and secondary characters, how do you keep them separated in your mind?  Do you have a story/vision board above your workspace?

I should draw something…I keep notes in my Scrivener files, which I can move between books as I work on the different volumes in a series.


I know from previous interviews that characters take on a life of their own.  Were any of the characters in this series determined to take their own direction instead of where you initially wanted them to go?

Mick Brady was always going to just be a jerk. He was never going to get a book! But he wouldn’t be quiet. He was so loud, all the time, and then readers started asking for him to get a redemption arc. I was very nervous, but I think the book turned out so well! I love Mick and Celeste’s story.


Are any of the male POVs based on anyone you know?

So far, none of my main characters have been based on anyone from my real life.

Was there any one character/scene that was harder to write about than the other?

See above re: Mick Brady!


What is your favorite book in the series? 

Current is my favorite. I wanted a book about a sexy mailman, and I wanted that mailman to have a pet rabbit. I waited a long time for that combo to fit together and was super excited when Walt rolled into my brain to fill that need.


I know that we aren’t supposed to have “favorites” as far as our children, but seriously, who’s your favorite character and why?

All time favorite? Ty Stag. He’s a goof ball, and he’s just obsessed with his June-bug. I wish he were real so I could hug him.


Series question - Who is your favorite couple and why did you decide on their dynamics?

I’m really feeling Samantha and AJ from Fireball right now. Maybe because I just finished writing about them? I just really like both of them!


How do you get inside these character’s heads to find their perfect HEA?

I have a book called the Emotional Wound Thesaurus which is amazing at helping me understand how people respond psychologically in response to various traumas. I lean on that book pretty heavily once I decide each character’s “issue.”


What scene in this book/series sticks out the most for you?  Why?

Sort of spoilery, but I love the way Orla goes into labor and how Walt arrives on the scene.


Series - Were any of the books harder to write than others?

Mick’s book, again because he was such a scoundrel and I had to redeem him!


How long did it take you to write this book/series?

I wrote the entire Brady Family series while my family was in quarantine. Pittsburgh Public Schools were remote for 14 months and I hid in closets that entire time working on these books. I still can’t believe I managed to do it.


How did you come up with the title for your book and series?

I tried to use “engineering words” related to each character since I knew the family would all be nerdy engineers. 

The series itself was just the family’s last name. All I knew about them at the start was that they were Irish and really into that aspect of their heritage.


If you met these characters in real life would you get along?

I hope so! I wouldn’t go running with them, though.


Series question – Did you know in advance that you were going to write this as a series or did one of the characters in book one demand their own story?

I always knew I’d do a series about a family of quirky engineers. I only thought I’d write books about 5 of them, though!


Can you give us a hint as to what we can expect next?  Whether a new book and series or a sequel to an existing series?  Can you share a small tease?

Midway through book 4, Logan meets a group of women called FOOF (Fresh Out Of Fucks). They show up a lot through the final 3 books in the series and now, they’re getting their own series! Bridges and Bitters book one, Fireball, released in May. Book two, Liquid Courage, will release in late August.

I don’t have enough of Liquid Courage polished to share, but I can tell you that in this book, the main couple is experiencing infertility. To research this, I went to work with my friend who is a researcher in a fertility lab. That was the most interesting, most exciting day of my entire life. I got to see the room where the gents create their “deposits” and my friend showed me actual sperm under a microscope. It was amazing.



Lainey Davis lives in Pittsburgh in the USA with her 3 feral sons, 2 rescued rabbits, and 1 tired husband. She loves brooding heroes, fiery heroines, and happily ever afters.


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Meet the Brady family. They're brilliant, brooding and barreling into relationships whether they like it or not.

Zack Brady doesn’t do relationships. He does calculations.

When his family engineering firm sends him to investigate a sinkhole at a client’s house, Zack feels a tremor in the foundation of his carefully calculated world.

Her name is Nicole Kennedy. She’s loud and crass, and has no time for nonsense. She certainly doesn’t have time for a mysterious trench swallowing her yard. To make matters worse, the grouchy engineer who shows up to fix it is the same jerk she’s forced to run beside during the corporate relay race her boss insisted she run.

Somewhere between jogging and poring over geotechnical engineering plans, Nicole and Zack feel the earth move. Can they overcome their past to build something meaningful?

Foundation is book one of the Brady Family series. If you love messy family dynamics, unforgettable characters and sizzling chemistry, you’ll devour this new series by Lainey Davis, creator of the Stag Brothers series.



Meet the Brady family. They're brilliant, brooding and barreling into relationships whether they like it or not.

Liam Brady has no chill. He’s a guy who irons his underwear and checks people’s math for a living. When his family business hires a creative writer for a marketing project, he is not prepared to spend time with a woman who keeps candy in her pockets and always asks people uncomfortable questions.

Maddie Parker is barely holding it together. Laid off from her long-term newspaper job, she’s desperate to finance her health insurance. Insulin’s expensive, and when Maddie’s friend Nicole lands her a job writing about a group of grouchy engineers, Maddie signs on the dotted line.

While Liam shows her the ropes, Maddie pushes all his buttons. Actually, she starts to fantasize about unbuttoning Liam’s top button. Meanwhile, he can’t stop thinking about her red lips...even if she gets cracker crumbs in his car. A summer storm finally washes away their resistance to one another, but their night of passion has unexpected consequences.

Can Liam learn the difference between overbearing and caring? Can Maddie overcome her own fears about her diabetes to see herself through Liam’s eyes?

Suspension is book two of the Brady Family series. If you love messy family dynamics, unforgettable characters, and sizzling chemistry, you’ll devour this new series by Lainey Davis.



He closed off his heart when he lost his wife. She is trying to start fresh. Can they rekindle an old flame?

Kellen Brady is just fine, thank you. He runs his family business. He cooks family dinners and takes his vitamins. He even gets plenty of exercise. When his daughter suggests he needs to "get back out there," Kellen brushes off her comment and gets back to his work instead. Safer that way.

Elizabeth Burns feels like she's waking up from a 20-year sleep. Decades of infertility, then raising an Autistic teen have taken their toll, and when Elizabeth realizes her distant husband is also a dirtbag, she shakes off the fog and heads for a new home and a new life.

Elizabeth and her son move into a cute house in a cute neighborhood...directly across from her high school boyfriend. But Kellen Brady is a man now. A man with as much baggage as she's got.

As they get to know each other again as neighbors, they start to wonder if their story together could have a new chapter. Can the two of them wade through these muddy waters together without risking heartbreak?

Inspection is book 3 in the Brady Family series. If you love messy family dynamics, unforgettable characters, and sizzling chemistry, you’ll devour this new release by Lainey Davis, creator of the Stag Brothers.

Get VIBRATION today!


Meet the Brady family. They're brilliant, brooding and barreling into relationships whether they like it or not.

Irresponsible. Impulsive. Reckless. Cal Brady has heard it all from his family and he's getting a little sick of it. He's a smart guy, after all. In a family of brainy engineers, someone has to be the fun one, but the other Bradys don't see it that way. To get a break from his family, Cal decides to move out and answers an online ad for a roommate.

Logan Miller's ship has come in. For the first time in her life, she isn't scraping by. She's got a fancy degree and a real career...with coworkers who don't like her very much. But it's fine. She's had mean colleagues before. Eye on the prize. Now that she's getting a roommate, she'll even have a nice financial cushion. What could go wrong?

For starters, her roommate turns out to be a dude. But this is fine. They can be friends who live together. They just need to ignore the simmering lust that vibrates between them.

Somewhere between Cal's drive to prove himself and Logan's need to chill out, the roommates tempt fate and get freaky. Will Logan wind up being yet another one of Cal's mistakes or can this pair engineer a life together?

Vibration is book four of the Brady Family series. If you love messy family dynamics, unforgettable characters, and sizzling chemistry, you'll devour this new series by Lainey Davis.

Get CURRENT today!


What happens when you realize your new mailman is your hot one-night stand…and the father of your baby?

Orla Brady is tired of people asking her how hard it is to be a woman in engineering. Her career is the least of her worries. Dealing with her family and personal relationships? That’s the hard part. She propositions a hottie, just to tune it all out for a bit. The fling blows her mind, but leaves her with unexpected consequences.

Walton Henry Sheffield the third can’t do anything right. Not according to his family, anyway. Everything about him threatens the family brand. He’s spent a lifetime building a slimy shell to try and deflect his parents’ heartless jabs, but then he meets the one woman who calls him out for acting fake. The passionate romp rocks Walt’s world, but a family crisis pulls him away from Orla and life as he knew it. By the time they meet again, he’s a different person and she’s carrying a huge secret.

Can Orla learn to communicate her feelings and build a meaningful relationship? Can Walt shed the hurt from his past to become the man he needs to be?

Current is the fifth installment of the Brady family series, a surprise pregnancy romance with electric chemistry, messy family dynamics, and unforgettable characters. If you love a hero with heart and a wounded heroine with a fierce facade, you’ll devour this sexy rom-com by Lainey Davis.



Giving in to their attraction could fracture their connection with their adult children. But staying apart might mean they miss their last chance at love…

Impulsive, eccentric, moody. Mick Brady has heard it all in his 60 years and brushed it all off just as quickly. When his adult son finally lets him know the impact of his choices, and Mick is crawling out of his skin with regret.

Celeste Sheffield has lost everything she thought was important, but in her late fifties, she’s figuring out what really matters: her family. Celeste’s son marries into the Brady crew, and she’s drawn into their boisterous, supportive orbit. She’s also distracted by her feelings for the handsome patriarch of the family, and she can’t seem to get him out of her head.

Mick and Celeste bond over their shared experiences with loneliness and their quest to mend fences with their families. They’ll just have to tamp down the spark smoldering beneath their friendship. Mick is no stranger to lust, after all. He can keep his pants zipped around Celeste, and prove to his kids he can be a responsible adult.

When Mick’s grandson has an accident on Mick's watch, he calls on the one person he knows won’t judge his babysitting skills. But does she have to look so good when she swoops in to save the day? Can Mick and Celeste avoid temptation as they focus on changing their lives? Or could their relationship be the thing that helps them stay the course?

Restoration is a later-in-life redemption romance with plenty of pining. If you like messy family dynamics, unforgettable characters, and a slow burn that curls your toes, you’ll devour this final chapter of the Brady Family series.

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