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Blog Tour: Exposed by Brighton Walsh {+Giveaway}

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Exposed (Captive #2)
   by: Brighton Walsh

Publication Date: July 21, 2015
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
Genre: Contemporary Romantic Suspense
Age Group: New Adult
Source: e-ARC received via the publisher in exchange for a fair and honest review.
Page Count: 256 pages
Order Links: Amazon | B&N | iBooks | IndieBound | Kobo
My Rating: 3/5 stars

In this sexy, suspenseful New Adult novel, a young woman hiding from her criminal past is taken captive by her ex-boyfriend, the ultimate bad boy.

Evie is about to embark on the perfect life. Beautiful, poised, and engaged to a rising business star, she fits the part of trophy wife perfectly, except for one thing: her entire identity is a lie.

Five years ago she created a new identity for herself, but it all crashes back when something she witnessed years ago comes back to haunt her. Now she's in danger of losing more than her social status.

Determined to protect the careful life she's built for herself, Evie doesn't want anything to do with Riley, the criminal for hire who broke her heart years ago. But Riley has other ideas. He's never forgotten Evie, and to protect her, he steals her away. Hidden from the world, sparks begin to fly as old memories resurface and their passion reignites.

I was super excited to hear that we were getting Riley's story because after briefly meeting him in Captive, I definitely wanted more of him! I was not disappointed either! That man completely captured my heart and would not let it go!
The book starts off by hitting the ground running with the danger, intrigue, and suspense and I really liked that. We don't really know why Evie is in trouble, just that she is and her ex-boyfriend, who thought she was dead, is the one to go and help her. This definitely made for some tension as Riley is pretty pissed that no one clued him in that she didn't die 5 years ago. Their tension is pretty intense, even despite the fact that Evie is engaged to another man. It's a bit of a special situation though, so if you are concerned about cheating in books, don't be worried. Their scenes together are really steamy  (I would expect nothing less seeing as it's Brighton) and I did like seeing how desperate they are for one another, even though Evie knows she shouldn't be going down that road with Riley again. Evie was a bit hot and cold with Riley in the beginning, but her reasons make sense as she has had some really devastating things happen to her in the past and she still lives with those demons everyday.
I did enjoy Exposed, but there were a few things I wished had been a bit different. I really wanted there to be more of an emphasis on the suspense storyline and while it was always in the background, it all resolved and wrapped up pretty quickly and easily. I love second chance romances, but I struggled to feel that reconnection between the characters.  I didn't doubt that they cared for one another, but I just needed a bit more.
I loved that we got to briefly check in with Ghost and Maddie and I am happy to see these two still going strong. Their book is a favorite of mine and I was definitely a bit sad I didn't love this one like I did the previous one.
Brighton is definitely one of my go-to authors and I am definitely looking forward to seeing what she does next!
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. I agree, I enjoyed Captive much more but I still liked Exposed. Great review Jessica!

  2. I'm with you! Captive was definitely a stronger book than this one was. I felt the same way about Evie. She wasn't the best character for me and it wasn't easy to connect with. I did like the chemistry between the two of them and Riley was great.
    Lovely review, Jess!

  3. Glad to read that despite a few things you wished more of, you still enjoyed this one!

    Lovely review!

    And sorry I haven't commented in a while, life is all UGH right now! And I love the new look! So pretty :)

  4. Brighton Walsh's boys always make me swoon! This wasn't my favorite book by her, but it's still really good and I liked the romance. It just took me a while to warm up to Evie. :/

  5. I would pick Roar from Under the Never Sky!


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