Monday, August 24, 2015

BLOG TOUR, 4 STAR REVIEW & GIVEAWAY: 3 Seconds (Time for Love #6) by Bethany Lopez

Title: 3 Seconds

Author: Bethany Lopez

Release Date: August 25, 2015

A lot can happen in 3 Seconds. It's the space of time between walking onstage and stepping up to the mic. It’s that moment when your eyes meet across a crowded room and the chemistry between you is undeniable.

Bronagh has accomplished a lot in her thirty-five years. A successful pub owner and happy divorcée, she's learned to enjoy life, but have realistic expectations. Her past has taught her that it's best not to depend on others, but that doesn't mean she won't sample a tasty morsel when it's right in front of her.

After taking a break from culinary school to travel abroad, Brendan is back and eager to finish what he started. Although he relishes the nights he gets to play with his brothers in their band, and enjoys their healthy supply of groupies, he's ready to start acting like the twenty-something that he is…a fact he craves to prove with Bronagh.

What starts as a one-night-stand becomes more when Bronagh and Brendan realize that they can't walk away. But can a younger man who's prone to late nights and scantily-clad women convince a woman who's been hurt that age doesn't matter, and he's the man she needs?

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Brendan stepped forward, into the bar, and was immediately surrounded by greedy, shouting women.

That ugly seed of jealousy grew, even as I tried to bury it within me, but I watched as Brendan kept as smile on his face for his fans and scanned above their heads, searching for me. When he found me, his grin grew and I heard him say, “I’m glad you enjoyed the show, ladies, but I’m afraid I’ve got a hot date,” as he sauntered right to me.

I barely registered the chorus of boos and awes, his pull already taking hold of me.

He didn’t pause when he reached me; instead he came at me full force, pulling me into his arms and fusing his lips to mine. The desire that had been building throughout his performance came to a head, and I met his passion full force, opening my lips and inviting him in for a taste. 

Just as we were reaching the point of no return, Brendan pulled back and smiled beautifully down at me, his eyes flashing with the heat I knew he was feeling. 

“Let’s get out of here.”

My Review

I received an ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review.

This was my first Bethany Lopez book and I will definitely be going back to read the previous books in this series. I loved this story! The plot. The characters. The fact that it was an older woman and a younger guy! Woo hoo!

But let's start at the beginning. Brendan is in a band with his brothers and is about the take the stage. It's during his set when he sees Bronagh. She's with her friends and is having a good time and Brendan can't take his eyes off of her. Hooking up with a groupie after a gig is not a foreign concept for him, but he has a feeling that that things will be different with her. Bronagh goes home with Brendan and they have an extremely, intense and sexy one night stand. It's clear from just that one night that there is more than sex between them, but Bronagh sneaks out before morning. A few days later, Brendan can't stop thinking about Bronagh and she comes back into his life in a very unexpected way. And now that he has found her again, he's not about to let her go. Bronagh is wary about starting a relationship with Brendan, but when it comes down to it, she knows that what they have together is special and she shouldn't let that go.

I loved Brendan and Bronagh together. They had a lot in common and their relationship seemed to come to them in such a natural way. They were both quite thoughtful when it came to the other person and they really did have a wonderful connection. When the relationship hit a decent sized stumbling block, I couldn't help but yell out "Noooooooooooooo," but I knew that they would eventually find their way back to each other. And the way it happens was both hilarious and so freaking sweet. Thank god for all the friends and family in both of their lives, because without them knocking sense into both Brendan and Bronagh, it probably would never have happened. I definitely got emotional while reading the end of this book and I felt all warm and fuzzy by the end.

Even if you haven't been reading this series, this book is definitely a 1-click book! People from the previous books popped up throughout this one, but it wasn't an issue. If anything, it just made me want to go back and read them! Ms. Lopez is definitely on my radar and I'm going to go add all of her books to my TBR!

Award-Winning Author Bethany Lopez began self-publishing in June 2011. She's a lover of all things romance: books, movies, music, and life, and she incorporates that into the books she writes. When she isn't reading or writing, she loves spending time with her husband and children, traveling whenever possible. Some of her favorite things are: Kristen Ashley Books, coffee in the morning, and In N Out burgers.

Bethany Lopez is represented by Marisa Corvisiero of Corvisiero Literary Agency.


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1 comment:

  1. I'm thrilled that you enjoyed the book and I love your review. Thanks so much for taking the time to read 3 Seconds!