Friday, July 24, 2015

Review:Exposed by Brighton Walsh




Title: Exposed

Author: Brighton Walsh

Imprint: St. Martin’s Griffin

On Sale: July 21, 2015

Formats: Trade Paperback Original & eBook

Price: TPO $14.99 / eBook $9.99



ABOUT THE BOOK

Love can be lost but never forgotten.  Beautiful, sophisticated, and engaged to the son of a Senator, Evie Masterson has the perfect life. Except for one thing: it's all based on a lie. Five years ago, she created a new identity for herself and cut all ties to her criminal past. But she can't run forever, because something she witnessed years ago comes back to haunt her. And the only person there to help is the man she thought she left behind forever—the one man she's never been able to forget.

Devastatingly gorgeous and just as ruthless, Riley Everett is the criminal for hire who once stole Evie's heart. Years have gone by, but he's never been able to forget her either. Now her life is in jeopardy, and even after all this time, he'd still do anything to protect her, even if that means breaking into her mansion and stealing her away.

As they hide from the world, their long-lost passion reignites. But despite their undeniable chemistry, Evie can't give up the perfect life she's been working toward...and Riley has no part in it.

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What I thought about Exposed

Okay, I'm not going to talk too much about the plot of this book because there's a lot of tension derived from not knowing what's going to happen, so I don't want to spoil it for anyone.  In this follow-up to Captive, Gage's brother Riley reunites with Evie, and things get serious by degree as both Riley and Evie will have to answer for their prior activities.

I really liked the chemistry between Evie and Riley.  It didn't take long for things to heat up between these two but even more, I loved the conversations they had with each other.  Okay, it's not all conversations, but the dialogue here is well done, as is the phsyical activities these two get into while in hiding.

Riley was just about perfect too -- strong and yet sensitive. Not afraid to show his emotions or say what he meant.  I (really) liked that about him.  Evie is a little more complicated, although I guessed at what it was early on in the book. But that was okay -- there was enough satisfaction in her telling her story.

Gage makes a few appearances in this, and there's a hint of Madison from the previous book, but this works very well as a standalone too. I was glad I took another look at this author because Exposed really worked well for me in terms of characters, pacing and plot.  


ARC provided for review.
 

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Brighton Walsh is a storyteller at heart. Love is her first love, and writing about it is a dream come true. When she's not overwhelmed by the incessant chatter in her mind, you can generally find her with her nose buried in a steamy book or partaking in some retail therapy in the Midwest where she lives with her own real life hero and her two energetic kids who (fortunately) know nothing about the naughty things she puts down on paper.



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