Remember Brandon Smith, the hard-edged lawyer who appeared in Betrayed (Life Shocks Romances #2) and Haunted (Life Shocks Romances #8)? Well, he’s the star in Lured (Life Shocks Romances #12.)
Lured is a wine-themed vacation romance, set in the Tuscan countryside. Sometimes, on vacation, it’s easy to suspend reality. I’m usually a far more relaxed version of my insecure overachiever Type-A personality when I’m on a holiday.
Reality, however, usually kicks in hard when the vacation ends. Competing demands of careers, family, priorities, and sometimes, even principles, conspire to create a vastly different person than we see while on vacation. In Lured, Brandon and Shannon discover that the “them” on vacation is not quite the same “them” when the vacation ends.
Shannon’s great, but I think Brandon is my favorite half of the couple. He’s a tough-talking lawyer, with a quota on compliments, but he’s real, down-to-earth, and has a sharp and witty edge. He’s also intensely principled, and that’s nice to see in a lawyer, isn’t it?
I hope you enjoy Lured. If you loved Maggie in Betrayed, you’ll be glad to know she makes a guest appearance here too!