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Blog Tour: Second Chance Charmer: Brighton Walsh

Second Chance Charmer 
Brighton Walsh 
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Publication Date: March 19, 2018
Willow Haven’s content. Okay, that’s a lie, but she has tried her damndest. Trouble is, it never sticks. Second oldest in a family her town was named after, she’s always felt the pressure. From the townspeople, from her sisters, but most of all from her daddy—the original Good Old Boy and Havenbrook’s reigning mayor. The only time she didn’t feel that stress had been those blissful months spent in the arms of the resident bad boy. The same one who broke her heart beyond repair when he left without a word.

Life hasn’t come easy for Finn Thomas. He’s had to claw and fight for everything he’s ever had—and truth be told, it hasn’t been much. He spent the first eighteen years of his life living so far from the wrong side of the tracks, he couldn’t even see them through his trailer window. The only thing that ever came easy for him and made his sorry ass happy was the one girl he loved with all his heart. And the one thing he had no choice but to leave behind.

When an opportunity arises to return to his tiny, southern hometown and open the first bar in a formerly dry county, he jumps at the chance. That won’t win him points with the mayor, who’s hell bent on making Finn’s life a nightmare for sullying his namesake. Too bad for Mayor Haven, Finn’s got his sights set on more than just the town, and this time he won’t be scared off quite so easily.
Willow Haven is doing her best to be perfect and keep her life in order and routine. But she will never be good enough for her Daddy the Mayor no matter how much she does for him or the town. And she was not good enough to keep the one man who stole her heart years ago and left town with it. And that changed the course of her life.

Finn Thomas, the previous bad boy from the wrong side of the tracks that broke her heart and left her is now back in town. He and his brother and friend are bringing a bar to the previous dry town with the added benefit for making the Mayor mad and getting to check in with the girl he left behind. 

He was not expecting a friendly reception and he was probably lucky to make it out of her office in one piece, but now he has decided to extend his stay for a bit to get the bar running.  Willow cannot hide from him forever. But is their hometown big enough for the both of them?

The spark may not have fizzled between them, but the hurt and anger are still there. She's determined not to let him get close. But Finn is also one persistent man. And though Willow is strong and feisty in some ways, she has also been beat down by life in others. Neither can deny the crazy chemistry that crackles around them, so maybe letting go and taking a bit of pleasure temporarily might not be such a bad thing. If she can just keep her heart out of it.

They've got reasons to sneak around and avoid prying eyes. They still have secrets and old wounds from the past hanging over their heads. And Finn is only supposed to be in town temporarily. There are definite risks and it is hard to trust. So it is a recipe for one big mess of confused emotions.

I loved Finn. He really was a charmer. And I enjoyed his close bond with his twin, Drew. Willow was a bit harder to warm up to, but she had a lot of reasons to be a bit prickly. Her relationships with her sisters and family were complex and dynamic adding to the depth of the story.

This was an engaging, sexy, funny. second-chance, small town love story with just a bit of angst. I enjoyed the scene building of Havenbrooke, Mississippi and all of the quirky family and townspeople. I am interested in more stories especially with her sisters Rory, Mackenna, and Nat, his twin, Drew, and perhaps their friends, Nash, Nola, and Ty. There are plenty of interesting people in town.

I was gifted a copy.
Willow Haven has dedicated her career to the hometown that carries her family name. Working for her father, the mayor, isn’t easy: her accomplishments are overlooked and belittled while more and more work is piled onto her plate. She feels the pressure to succeed everywhere, but feels like it doesn’t matter how hard she works, she will never measure up to expectations.

Finn Thomas has a reputation for trouble that was earned during his wild teenage years. He has plans to remodel a prominent building into a new bar, but doesn’t plan to stay long. When he finds out the girl he left behind all those years is still in town, he fights a pull towards her that he has always felt. It doesn’t hurt that by sticking around he is also continuing to poke at the mayor, who has never been his biggest fan.

Willow is a determined, strong willed character who is constantly belittled, causing her to keep everything locked inside. She hasn’t felt free since her heart was broken when her first love left town without a word. Now that he’s back, she must battle her heart as well as town expectations in order to decide what is best for her, because she still has feelings for him even if they are buried under a layer of hurt and anger.

The title fits him to a T. He always was a charmer, but has a lot to prove when it comes to shaking off his reputation and the hurt he left behind when he moved away.

I loved watching as they rebuilt their relationship and faced the hurt and anger that had simmered for years during his absence. As they kept things secret between them, they may have addressed some of the baggage they carried, but the secrets kept them from facing some of the biggest obstacles they needed to tackle.

This was a fun, small town, second chance story. The history between them and the small town atmosphere kept their past close to the surface as expectations are heavy and memories are long in small town minds.

I was gifted a copy.
Without any conscious thought, Willow’s fingers started tracing the lines of ink on Finn’s skin, and all she could do was watch. He was so solid and warm under her fingertips, his puffs of air growing faster and faster against her neck, then her cheek, then her lips. 
And even though it’d been a long time, she knew what was coming a split second before he pressed his mouth against hers. Her sound of protest was lost in the space between their mouths as he swiped his tongue against her lips. And then there was nothing but Finn and his sinful mouth and his body flush against hers. He swept his tongue inside her mouth, and Lord, had he always tasted this good? Had he always kissed this good? 
Never breaking away from her mouth, he walked them until Willow’s back was pressed against the wall, and then he just sort of…settled in. His hips held hers against the wall, the length of his erection pressing into her, proving this wasn’t at all one-sided as his hand continued its maddening path along her hip. But then—Lord, then he slipped his thumb under the waistband of her shorts until there was nothing between his rough fingertip and the part of her body forever marked as his. If it were possible, the soft caresses had her melting even further into him. 
He kissed her like he was a starving man feasting on his first meal in a month. She’d forgotten how he’d always put his whole body into it, the heat and solidness of him pressing against her, making her feel safe and secure. Finn groaned into her mouth as he deepened the kiss even more, and all she could do was clutch him, one hand fisting the front of his shirt and the other pressed against his side where her tree was eternally imprinted. 
“You feel so damn good,” Finn said against her lips. 
Willow murmured her agreement into his mouth because there was no denying it. Her body was on fire, her nipples hard points pressing against his chest, her skin lit up from the inside out. And then Finn’s thumb, rubbing maddeningly against her tattoo, slipped to the right until he was as close to the Promised Land as he’d been in a long time. He didn’t try to push it any further, just ran his thumb back and forth right above where she was wet and ready for him until she thought she’d die.

Brighton Walsh

Brighton Walsh spent nearly a decade as a professional photographer before deciding to take her storytelling in a different direction and reconnect with her first love: writing. When she’s not pounding away at the keyboard, she’s probably either reading or shopping—maybe even both at once. She lives in the Midwest with her husband and two children, and, yes, she considers forty degrees to be hoodie weather. Her home is the setting for frequent dance parties, Lego battles, and more laughter than she thought possible.


Cover Reveal: Mogul:Katy Evans


A brand new contemporary romance from New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today bestselling author Katy Evans is coming May 31st!

Katy Evans
Release Date: May 31st
He's my most delicious secret. 

The hot Suit I had a one-night stand with one evening. 

I didn't know anything about him, not even his name. 

Only that we shared a taxi, and he was staying at the hotel where I worked. 

We met in room 301. Where he commanded not only my body but my soul. 

The next day he was gone and I only had a memory of him. 

I could still taste his kisses, feel his demanding touch.

I searched for him for months. Daydreaming about him. Wondering if I'd ever find him.

Until the day I find myself staring face to face with his jeweled black eyes again.

He says lets keep it casual, and my heart knows that falling for this workaholic in a three-thousand-dollar suit is off the table. 

Because he has a secret. One that's a deal breaker for me. 

My Suit has a name.

Ian Ford. 

And this is our story.

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Katy Evans

Katy Evans is a New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal bestselling author. Her debut REAL shot to the top of the bestselling lists in 2013 and since then 9 of her titles have been New York Times bestsellers. Her books have been translated into nearly a dozen languages across the world.


Release Day Launch: Wanderlust: Lauren Blakely

Lauren Blakely

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Release Date March 20, 2018

From #1 NYT bestselling author Lauren Blakely comes a sexy new standalone romance! 

The first time I met him, his sexy British accent almost talked me into giving him my number on the spot. The second time, he nearly charmed the panties off me with his wit. Then I learned he's the key to success in my new job in Paris. The man who tempts me into fling-worthy dirty daydreams has turned out to be my personal translator, and his accent is the hottest thing I've ever heard.

My mantra is simple -- Don't mix business with pleasure. I do my best to resist him as he teaches me how to converse with my co-workers, navigate the metro and order the perfect bottle of wine at dinner. But I also figure out how to tell the charming and clever man what I most want to say -- that I want him to take me back to his flat -- tonight.

Except there's a catch...


One more assignment before I take off on my big adventure...

And it involves the toughest work ever -- resisting the fetching American woman I spend all my days with. But you know what they say about best intentions. Soon, we're spending our nights tangled together, and I don’t want to let her go. The trouble is, my wanderlust is calling to me, and before we know it I'll be traveling the globe to fulfill a promise I made long ago.

What could possibly go wrong with falling in love in Paris? Nothing...unless one of you is leaving.

This is probably Lauren Blakely's swooniest, dreamiest, and most romantic and beautiful love story to date. The Parisian setting is as enchanting as the characters themselves. 

Joy Danvers-Lively is going on a much anticipated adventure to Paris for a new job and a new life. She's ready to leave her past behind and live her life on her terms. She's sassy, vivacious, smart, creative, and energetic. But it is hard  navigating a new foreign city with limited use of the language .

Griffin Thomas is her new translator and he is British.  He has his own plans and dreams to follow through on after he finishes this last extended translation assignment. He's funny, charming, handsome, and easy-going...and that accent...

They develop a fun, flirty rapport as he tries to help her with the French language. They try to be friends, to resist the pull, and not act on their attraction. Neither was looking for a relationship, but Paris is the City of Love...

His flirty, dirty words in an English accent or in French. Ooh-freakin-la-la! He is adorably sexy, thoughtful, and romantic. But he is a man of his word and has made promises he needs to keep. And Joy just has this zest for life and an awareness of the world around her. She is likable and relatable. Together they have oodles of sexual tension that just keeps building. The moments when they are vulnerable, letting down guards on their hearts, and daring to dream touched my heart the most.

But they have a set time limit, different plans and dreams. They don't want to hold the other back. Their time together is intimate and magical, but scheduled to come to an end with no easy resolution for them both to be able to accomplish their dreams.

This story is told in dual points of view so vividly that I could almost see, taste, and smell it. Paris came alive. I felt like I was on vacation with this hot man showing me the city and speaking French. It made me crave chocolate and pastries. The connection between the characters was intimate and well developed. Their back stories had difficulties and pain that had shaped them and their choices. I just fell in love with them and the treasures of the city. But these two have new choices to make and there are no easy answers.

I liked their respective friends Elise and Christian. They both had interesting personalities and I would love to see them explored more in  a future story  and to get more in this setting.

This is a captivating, sweet, witty, and swoony romance between an American and a Brit in Paris. It's about living life to the fullest, pushing boundaries, taking chances, and finding your own place in the world. 
 I was drawn right into their experiences and felt I lived it with them. And I enjoyed it all. Now I really need some pastries and chocolate...seriously!

I was gifted a copy in exchange for an honest review.

Joy is setting off on a new adventure: new job, new country, new everything. She is aptly named and jumps into each new situation with an energy that shouts her American background. She is excited for everything this new job offers, but carries scars from her previous relationship that leave her questioning her judgement.

Griffin Thomas needs one more assignment until he can fulfill a dream and promise. He has language skills that keep him in high demand as an interpreter. As a native English and French speaker, with conversational skills in several others, he has the unique ability to be able to express multiple languages fluently and colloquially. And it doesn’t hurt that he has a British accent, Joy’s kryptonite.

As Griffin translates for Joy at work, it becomes clear she needs help learning the language if she is ever going to be fluent and independent in Paris. As they navigate the city, a friendship builds that only emphasizes the spark they found before they formally met. These two just click and even though they know there can’t be anything permanent with Griffin’s trip planned, they find themselves questioning if they have found something they didn’t know they were looking for.

I loved watching Joy settle into herself as she found her comfort in the city and language that had been so daunting upon her arrival. Griffin’s own revelations were equally wonderful to watch as he opened himself up to Joy, but waiting for his trip to arrive added a deadline to an otherwise sweet relationship.

This was a swoony, sweet story with the most romantic city as a backdrop. The side characters are great, light additions to the story, with their own backstories and characteristics that intrigue me and have me wanting to know more about them. 
I was gifted a copy. 
Forget oysters. Screw candlelight and champagne. A sexy accent is the truest aphrodisiac. I’m talking a weak-in-the-knees, flutters-all-over, fast-track to euphoria.
I’ve tried to analyze precisely why the sound of a man’s words can elicit this reaction in, frankly, millions of women. But when I break down an accent and study it like a chemical reaction, it’s nearly impossible to draw a logical conclusion. The ingredients in and of themselves don’t seem swoontastic enough.
And yet, accents have been known to induce major swooning.
That’s why, in my professional opinion, the sounds aren’t the rocket fuel for the tingles. Instead, it’s the associations evoked. Italian is food, wine, and days drenched in the pleasures of the senses. Australian is the laid-back twang of a surfer. A Southern drawl says a man will take his sweet time. Oh, yes, darlin’, will he ever.
But British? Dear God. A delicious British accent to my oh-so-American ears triggers wave after wave of goose bumps across my skin. My knees wobble. My stomach swoops. My skin heats. All the turned-on centers in my body are cranked to high.
A British accent is James Bond in a bottle. It’s sex, it’s style, it’s sophistication, and it’s the man who’ll find his way out of any jam, save the damsel, and do it all with silver cuff links on.
Wait. Make that platinum.
Charmed, indeed.
That’s why I say it’s a damn good thing I’m moving to a country that won’t be chock full of my personal vocal kryptonite, since I don’t have the time or inclination for distractions in my life right now. Look, I don’t have a single problem with the French accent whatsoever. A hot French man can voulez-vous coucher avec moi, if you know what I mean.
But it’s a British accent that turns me to Silly Putty, so in Paris I’ll be mighty fine.
Then, I meet him.
Part-Time Lover
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Release Date June 4, 2018

A sexy new standalone romance from #1 New York Times Bestselling Author Lauren Blakely!

I’ll say this about Christian — he made one hell of a first impression.

When I first saw the strapping man, he was doing handstands naked on a dock along the canal. His crown jewels were far more entertaining than anything else I’d seen on the boat tour, so I did what any curious woman would do — I took his photo. I might have looked at the shot a few dozen times. Little did I know I’d meet him again, a year later, at a secret garden bar in the heart of the city, where I’d learn that his mind and his mouth were even more captivating. But given the way my heart had been trampled, I wanted only a simple deal — No strings. No expectations.
Our arrangement worked well enough until the day I needed a lot more from him…
Let me just say, this whole part-time lover thing was her idea. I’d have gone all-in from the start, but hey, when a gorgeous, brilliant woman invites you into her bed, and only her bed…well, I said yes.
But then, one hysterical phone call from my brother later, begging me to find myself a wife so grandfather’s business stays in the family, and I need a promotion with Elise. Turns out a full-time husband suits her needs too, and a temporary marriage of convenience ought to do the trick, until we can simply untie the knot…
As long as no one finds out…
As long as no one gets hurt…
As long as no one falls in love…

But our ending was one I never saw coming.
 Lauren Blakely
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A #1 New York Times Bestselling author, and #1 Wall Street Journal Bestselling author, Lauren Blakely is known for her contemporary romance style that's hot, sweet and sexy. She lives in California with her family and has plotted entire novels while walking her dogs. With fourteen New York Times bestsellers, her titles have appeared on the New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal Bestseller Lists more than 85 times, and in March she'll release WANDERLUST, a breathtaking new romance that will sweep you away. To receive an email when Lauren releases a new book, sign up for her newsletter!

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Release Review: Covert Game: Christine Feehan

Covert Game (GhostWalkers #14)
Christine Feehan
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Release Date March 20, 2018

The GhostWalkers deal with the explosive fallout from Power Game in the lastest suspenseful novel by #1 New York Times bestselling author Christine Feehan.

Despite the death of a traitor and key conspirator, the plot to use the GhostWalker experiments to undermine the security of the U.S. by foreign interests still exists. The GhostWalkers themselves must race against the clock to neutralize the danger.

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The heroine has found herself in a dangerous situation being held by a ruthless man. She is one of Dr. Whitney's GhostWalkers and still works for him. She is highly intelligent, educated, an expert in the field of artificial intelligence and machines, and a corporate spy. She has some enhanced skills as well, but also some inherent weaknesses. And she has been conditioned to feel unworthy. She is in trouble and the team just cannot leave a GhostWalker in peril no matter what the circumstances.

The "hero" or perhaps her "Guardian Devil" has been trained all his life to be deadly. He has a coldness about him that he is not sure can be eradicated. He has more money that he knows what to do with, but despises what money does to people. He tends to fade into the background especially darkness and nature,  and not draw attention.

He knows that if he ever finds a woman, he could not handle her being one like the other GhostWalker women that will fight beside the men. He needs something different...someone calming in order to soothe his demons and someone for him to be able to protect, take care of, and give her everything. She needs someone to make her feel worthy and needed...and someone she can trust to make her feel safe. On the surface they seem to be opposites, but they actually fit together quite well despite the fact that not everyone is happy about the idea of them being being together.

This mission will involve most of the team while taking on old and new enemies and trying to keep her, their group, and some important information safe. They are surrounded by multiple threats, danger, and several antagonists so there is plenty of action and violence. One of the villains literally made my skin crawl, and definitely earned enemies with his actions.

This brings back all of the new team, their significant others, and Nonny from their swamp fortress. It is easy for me to get caught back up in this GhostWalker world and exploring all of their special abilities. I am getting more and more attached to this newer group. My only complaint is that these books sometimes seem a bit long and repetitious at times, but I am still so attached to the characters and the stories that I cannot stop reading them. I am still interested in more with Joe, Malichi, Mordichai, and Draden especially. And I hope that we see one the Whitney's other "flowers",  Shylah, make an appearance in a future story.

I was gifted a copy.
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This new Ghostwalker team and the heroines were introduced in these previous books:

Viper Game  (GhostWalkers #11)
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Hailed as "the queen of paranormal romance" by J.R. Ward, #1 New York Times bestselling author “Christine Feehan continues to amaze readers” (The Eternal Night) with her phenomenal novels. Now, from the author of the Dark Carpathian series, comes the newest in Christine Feehan's explosive GhostWalker series…

GhostWalker Wyatt Fontenot knows the price he paid for the secret military experiments that gave him his special catlike abilities. After all, he left his bayou home a healer and came back a killer. While Wyatt and his GhostWalker brother Gator may have known exactly the sort of game they were getting into, Wyatt never anticipated where it would lead—or to whom.

The swamps hold many mysteries, but few are as sinuously seductive as Le Poivre de Cayenne. The woman the locals call Pepper is every bit as enigmatic as the three little girls she’s desperately trying to protect. From what, Wyatt is soon to discover. Right now Pepper needs a man like Wyatt. Passionately. But her secrets are about to take them both deeper into the bayou than either imagined—where desire is the deadliest poison of all.

Spider Game (GhostWalkers #12)
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In the new GhostWalker novel by the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Viper Game, a trained killer meets his match in a woman whose very kiss can stop a heart.

The Cajun dive in the middle of the godforsaken swamps wasn’t exactly Trap Dawkins’ idea of fun. But the GhostWalker wasn’t there for a good time. He was looking for her. Cayenne. It’s where she found her victims. Poor suckers. Then again, who wouldn’t want to leave a place like this with a woman like her? 

It’s not Cayenne’s fault. Locked up, experimented on and never knowing kindness, she was bred this way—with a heart of pure venom. Trap understands her. He survived his own dark past and he shares her desire for getting even. But now Trap’s greatest danger is Cayenne herself. Because what’s inside her is hard to control—especially when it’s aroused by a lover as reckless as Trap.

Power Game (GhostWalkers #13)

#1 New York Times bestselling author Christine Feehan is "one of the best storytellers around" (RT Book Reviews). Find out why as two lovers surrounded by greed and corruption discover there's no telling whom you can trust—or who will come out on top...

When members of a United Nations joint security force are taken hostage by radical terrorists in Indonesia, Captain Ezekiel Fortunes is called to lead the rescue team. Part of a classified government experiment, Zeke is a supersoldier with enhanced abilities. He can see better and run faster than the enemy, disappear when necessary and hunt along any terrain. There are those in the world willing to do anything for power like that...

A formidable spy genetically engineered to hide in plain sight, Bellisia rarely meets a man who doesn't want to control her or kill her. But Zeke is different. His gaze, his touch—they awaken feelings inside her that she never thought possible. He's the kind of man she could settle down with—if she can keep him alive...
Christine Feehan

Christine Feehan is a #1 New York Times bestselling author fifteen times over with her portfolio including over 50 published novels, including six series; Leopard Series, Dark Series, Ghostwalker Series, Drake Sisters Series, the Sisters of the Heart Series, and her new Shadow Series. Five of her series have hit the #1 spot on the New York Times bestselling list as well. Her debut novel Dark Prince received 3 of the 9 Paranormal Excellence Awards in Romantic Literature (PEARL) in 1999. Since then she has been published by various publishing houses including Leisure Books, Pocket Books, and currently is writing for Berkley/Jove. She also has earned 7 more PEARL awards since Dark Prince. 

In addition to the #1 New York Times bestsellers list and the PEARL awards, Christine is honored to have made the bestsellers list for Amazon, B. Daltons, Barnes and Nobles, Bookscan, Borders, Ingrams, Publishers Weekly, Rhapsody Book Club, USA Today, Waldenbooks, Walmart, and the Washington Post. Other honors that she has received include being a nominee for the Romance Writers of America’s RITA award, receiving the Career Achievement Award for Contemporary New Reality from Romantic Times Magazine in 2003 and in 2008 the Borders Lifetime Achievement Award. 

She has been published in multiple languages and in many formats, including audio book, e-book, hardcover and large print. In October of 2007 her first manga comic, Dark Hunger was released in stores. This was the first ever manga comic released by Berkley Publishing and it made #11 on Publisher’s Weekly Bestseller’s List. Her ground-breaking book trailer commercials have been shown on TV and in the movie theaters. She has been featured on local TV, appeared on the The Montel Williams Show, and her book Dark Legend was featured on the cover of Romantic Times Magazine. 

Christine Feehan has also appeared at numerous writers’ conventions and book signings including: Romantic Times Convention, Get Caught Reading at Sea Cruise, Celebrate Romance Conference, Emerald City Conference, and numerous Romance Writers of America Conferences. She was also a special guest at the 2013 San Diego Comic Con and has hosted her own FAN convention.

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