Monday, June 3, 2019

RELEASE BLITZ & REVIEW - Bruised (Brody Brothers #3) by Stacy Gail

Title: Bruised
Series: Brody Brothers
Author: Stacy Gail
Genre: Contemporary Standalone Romance
Release Date: May 23, 2019

“You’re coming with me.”

When Killian Brody showed up at Dallas Faircloth’s work with news that her half-brother might die without her help, she never expected the oldest and sexiest Brody to freaking kidnap her to ensure her cooperation. 

The scandalous affair between Dallas’s mother and Killian’s father made everything inside Dallas revolt at the Brody name. It was because of a Brody that her life had been left in ruins at the age of eight, and she’d had to rebuild all on her own. She hated the Brodys. Which was too bad, really. Killian Brody was take-charge, arrogant and so damn sexy she would have climbed him like a tree if it weren’t for that last name of his.

Her weak-willed mother had proven to her that the men in the Brody family were as addictive as any drug, and Dallas didn’t want to get hooked. But when Killian turns his sights on her and makes her believe she’s his greatest weakness, she has a choice—play it safe, or dive in headfirst and risk falling in love with a Brody man.

85,000 words
***This standalone contemporary romance contains multiple sex scenes. Also contains an impulsive Alpha, a spicy heroine, a felonious kidnapping that may or may not count, and one teeny little spanking. No cheating, no love triangles, no cliffhangers. HEA guaranteed. Due to adult language and sexual content, this book is not intended for people under the age of eighteen***

I've been waiting for Killian's story and this did not disappoint! This one has more of an emotional impact, as we get to see how traumatizing it was for Dallas and the situation with her half-brother Des when they were just children.

It's easy to understand why there's no love lost between the Brody and Faircloth families, given what happened way back in the day between the Brody dad and the Faircloth mom, and how that one event involving Des and Dallas still haunts Dallas to this day. She still loves her half-brother, even if she hasn't seen him since the event, so imagine her shock when a Brody brother shows up and demands she helps Des with his current situation.

I gotta say, I was NOT a fan of Killian for a portion of this book; I get how emotional and devastating their lives have been for all these years, but his general treatment of Dallas made me want to dick-punch him. What happened between their parents certainly wasn't her fault, but he damn sure acted like it. Of course some of that is due to the guilt he's dealing with, over his treatment of Des over the years, because of course Des asked to be the result of an extramarital affairs *rolls eyes plenty hard*. I had to applaud Dallas for letting Killian know in no uncertain terms that he doesn't know her or her feelings.

The story itself moves at a good pace, the writing is spot on and the character growth and development is fantastic, especially Killian's growth, since Dallas definitely knows not only her worth and sense of self, but because she doesn't take his sh!t and lets it be known. Once you get past all of his anger, you'll see that Killian is a man who cares and cares deeply for his loved ones, he's just a jerk sometimes lol.

Amazon Review - “Another piece of gold”
Amazon Review - “Another winner”
Amazon Review - “A heroine with a backbone and a Hero who morphs into a man worthy of the title!”

A competitive figure skater from the age of eight, Stacy Gail wrote stories between events to pass the time. By fourteen, she told her parents she was either going to be a skating coach who was also a romance writer, or a romance writer who was also a skating pro. Now with a day job of playing on the ice with her students, and writing everything from PNR and cyberpunk to contemporary romance at night, both dreams have come true.


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