Monday, August 3, 2015

Exposed (Captive, #2) by Brighton Walsh ~ Blog Tour & Giveaway

Source:  Received an eBook copy from the publisher in exchange for a fair and honest review.


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.

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


I have loved everything I have ever read from this author and this one is no different.

Riley and Evie's stories story was different than I expected.  It has a tough issue in it and though I figured out Evie's secret, it was still hard to watch her deal with it.  I admired her for her strength.  I was so glad when she finally shared it with Riley.  That man loves her hard.  He would do anything for her.  He would never doubt her.  He would only want to protect her and care for her.

You might notice that I love Riley hard.  This is a second chance story unlike most.  The reason for them parting five years ago wasn't anything that normally tears couples apart.  And Riley used that departure to be the reason for decisions in his life he may not have made otherwise.  I loved how passionate he was about Evie and the effect she had on his life.  He never stopped loving her.  And he would die to protect her.

Evie was a little harder for me to love.  She made a decision that hurt Riley and I'm not sure I got over it.  I get it.  And I even respect it.  She was protecting him just like he has always done for her.  She needed control in her life and I get that too.  It was just hard.  Hard for everyone.

I like Eric.  I'm so glad about the character growth he has in this story.  We don't see a lot of him but he's impacted by this story a lot.

A great follow-up to Captive, though I loved that one more.  Still, fans of the series and the author will want to read this one.  It can be read standalone as well.  It has lots of sexy and lots of secrets.  And it's a fast read.


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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  1. Cheating is hard for me, but I make it through it.

  2. Cheating is hard for me, but I make it through it.

  3. Usually any abuse/rape/captivity "romance" combination is hard, but I can handle them and have read several.

  4. I agree with you, I enjoyed this one but I enjoyed Captive a lot more. Evie was tough for me at first, but I loved Riley. Great review!

  5. I won't read anything with BDSM. If the synopsis says it's that kind of book, I won't read it.

  6. there really isn't a "tough" subject that I won't try at least once. I look for a good story and as long as it fits organically and isn't just a trope/plot device, I'm in for whatever/where ever the author takes me :) thanks for sharing!

  7. Glad you enjoyed this one, despite finding Evie hard to like. Sounds like a good follow up.

    Naomi @ Naomi’s Reading Palace

  8. I'm not sure. I've really read more than I thought I would in the past couple of years.

  9. Ill say anything with rape. I have had friends personally affected and it bothers me a bit. Not that I won't read it or anything but I can't help feeling a bit angry as I am reading about it.

  10. The thing that annoys me the most is characters who wait for someone else, something else, fate, karma, etc. to solve their problems for them.