16 August 2015

Title: Exposed (Captive #2)
Author: Brighton Walsh
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin, 256 Pages (July 21st, 2015)
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Format: eARC
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NOTE: This is a "New Adult" novel. Due to mature content this title is recommended for ages 17+

Check out my review for: Captive (Captive #1) By: Brighton Walsh
Synopsis: 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.

Review: 4 Stars - Exposed, is the second title and companion novel to author Brighton Walsh’s Captive series. It was a must read for me and I couldn’t want to find out more about Ghost’s younger brother Riley.

Brighton didn’t disappoint. The story was – as the synopsis states – suspenseful and (beyond) sexy. The brothers and their lives are interesting and that layer of the books alone will keep you reading at a fast and furious pace to learn just who they are and how they’ve become the people they are at the moment of the books.

And Riley’s changed a bit from the first book and the second. There’s a reason for that, his brother “Ghost” has changed and in turn their whole world was thrown up and into the air. They have lived a rough and crazy life that’s for sure and I had no clue where Riley’s story would take us.

He’s strong, cocky and confused by choices that were made by people he thought he knew and now years later he’s coming face to face with a past he thought was long gone. He’s struggling to come to terms with things. Evie has some things to face, none of which are easy and she’s one feisty, badass chick that’s for sure! And the two explode on the page in many, many more ways than one.

The story itself unfolds so easily and it’s down to Brightons writing and her characters. I just couldn’t get enough and hated to see BOTH books end.

And while this is a series it’s also a companion novel. Each book can be read as a standalone however since I really enjoyed both books and there is a bit of back story which would be helpful if you were aware of what happened in Captive, I’d suggest reading both books in order. It’s not needed, but trust me; you don’t want to miss out on these mysterious brothers!

Now, I loved the first book. Gave it a touch higher rating than this one and that’s because I felt a bit more emotions and love for Ghost and Madison and their story than Riley’s and Evie’s. I liked it, but there just something “more” for me in Captive. Feeling emotions is a large part of how I rate books and this one did have me feeling things, just was a bit lower key, otherwise I loved it!

In the end I love Brighton’s writing and her characters. This isn’t the first, or the fourth book I’ve read from her and it won’t be the last. She’s become an auto buy and a read asap favorite author for me, I can’t wait to see what she comes up with next!

About the Author:

Brighton Walsh spent nearly a decade as a professional photographer before deciding to take her storytelling in a different direction and reconnect with writing. She lives in the Midwest with her husband and two children.

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