Review & Giveaway: Through Your Eyes by Shannyn Schroeder

For Your Love #3
Shannyn Schroeder
Releasing May 30th, 2017
Zebra Shout


Deirdre Murphy has had her life planned for her since she was born: Work in her parents’ noisy pub in rural Ireland. Live with her family until she marries. Marry her childhood sweetheart ASAP, since he’s decided sexy fun time should wait for marriage. None of it excites her. But before her fate closes in, Deirdre’s got one last visit to her Chicago cousins—where she can spend her mornings in a peaceful bakery, keep to herself, and savor the space she needs…. Until she meets Tommy O’Malley.

Tommy is as tough as his city and twice as ready to welcome her in. He’s covered in tattoos, stays up half the night inking them on other people, and has a reputation for being good with his hands. And he’s heart-pounding, forgot-her-words, can’t-stop-staring exciting.

Tommy knows he’s the opposite of everything Deirdre has prepared for. But to watch her set herself free, he’s willing to risk almost anything…

I've really been enjoying the For Your Love series. I also loved her prior series that leads up to this one, The O'Leary's. I can still remember seeing the cover of More Than This and thinking about wanting to read the series. Of course I didn't start the O'Leary's series when it came out, no that would have been too easy. But I did start it about a year after and have kept up with it and this new series For Your Love. 

One of the big draws for me was that it is based in Chicago. I can remember growing up in Chicago with a big Irish family across the street and big Italian family to the right. I so badly wanted to be from one of those be families. 

That is until my baby brother came and my sister and I had to start sharing a room. The love affair with wanting to be part of a big family was over! 

Instead I got my fix from the books I read!

Through Your Eyes is the third book in the series. Those who have been reading the series have been waiting for this one. You knew in the prior book that Tommy has a thing for Deirdre aka cupcake, and really want to see how that plays out. 

I'm so glad the wait is over. I loved their story. Tommy is just a wonderful hero. You want to have him for yourself. He is so good to Deirdre and cares so much about her. I'm glad that in his story we learn there is more to him then we've seen in the past books. 

Now I liked Deirdre, most of the times. There was a few times that she kinda pissed me off. Most people would think that's a negative in a story and sometimes it is, not so much in this case. Because of you being mad at her on occasion it gives more depth to the story. 

Instead of a bland romance you have a emotionally charged one. 

Not only did I love their romance I also enjoyed all the other characters that make this such a great series. Like his brother Jimmy who is such a dick at times. Love him! Or Mrs. O'Leary that you can never figure out is she's nice or just a bitch. 

Like I said, a wonderful series. Both of them are. The only negative is that I wish we had more closure with Deirdre's family. I personally was bugged by that. 

Since Through Your Eyes is in the middle of the series and comes from a prior series I would start with the O'Leary's and work my way to the O'Malley's. 

How lucky are you! 

Now saying that I'm sure everyone will say that this can stand on it's own, and it can, but it will be a even better story when you know each of the other players. 

Now all I have to do is wait for the mysterious brother Kevin to have his book! 

If you've read Through Your Eyes or any other book by Shannyn Schroeder I'd love to hear your thoughts. Thanks for visiting and happy reading! ♡    

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Shannyn Schroeder is the author of the O’Leary series, contemporary romances centered around a large Irish-American family in Chicago and the Hot & Nerdy series about 3 nerdy friends finding love. Her new series (For Your Love) will release this summer with the first title Under Your Skin. When she’s not wrangling her three kids or writing, she watches a ton of TV and loves to bake cookies.


  1. Thanks so much for hosting me. I'm happy you love the O'Learys and O'Malleys as much as I do! Kevin's book (From Your Heart) will be out next Spring :-)

    1. You are so welcome! I really do love this series and the characters in it. Thanks for letting us know the information about Kevin's book. I'll be looking forward to it.

  2. I love books set in Chicago. You wrote a great review

  3. Thank you for hosting and reviewing!
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  4. I love an emotionally charged romance. I will have to check this series out.

    Stopping by as part of the Get Social event hosted by the Herd. You can find me at

    1. Jen, thanks for stopping by! I love when emotions are running high in a book too!


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