Happy Release + Review : Exposed by Brighton Walsh – Captive Series – Book 2

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Exposed

Captive Series – Book 2

By Brighton Walsh

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Synopsis

In this sexy, suspenseful New Adult novel, a young woman escaping her criminal past is snatched away and taken into hiding by her ex-boyfriend, the ultimate bad boy.

Evie is about to embark on the perfect life. Beautiful, poised, and engaged to the son of a Senator and a rising lawyer, 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 stole 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.

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Michel’s Review

Exposed is the second book in the Captive series by Brighton Walsh.  It is a New Adult Romantic Suspense book.

I loved the first book in the Captive series.  It was intense, fast paced, and had a surprising plot.  I was looking forward to Exposed because it featured Riley,the younger brother of Ghost.  These young men were brought up on the streets of Chicago and learned a life of crime at a very young age.  Although his older brother tried to keep Riley out of the crew, life circumstances made it impossible. Their involvement with the crew taught them both some very harsh lessons.  Gage (Ghost) lost his own identity, Riley lost the love of his life.  He lost his girlfriend when he was sixteen. He has been seeking revenge for years her death.

As it turns out, Evie is not dead.  She became involved in something too dangerous and lost control.  She faked her death and became a new person.  For five years she has been Genevieve Meyer, socialite and now finance to a prominent family.  She knows her time is numbered and her past is going to catch up with her sooner or later.  She is hoping for later.

When the past finally comes knocking on her door it comes as a complete surprise.  Riley has come to her rescue.  Ghost gave away her secret and sent Riley.

Riley not only has been betrayed by his only love but also by his brother.  They shattered his soul.  When he finds out why he is ready to fight and kill if necessary.

Evie’s secrets will be exposed.  She and Riley will have to figure out a way to survive and defeat their enemy once and for all.  Time is not on their side.

This book had a good plot but was not as intense as I hoped it would be.  It was predictable throughout the story.  I really had a hard time connecting with Evie.  I sympathized with her past issues but at times had a hard time understanding her reactions.  Riley seemed to accept everything too easily. Somehow their story just didn’t seem to connect all the dots.  I just could not invest myself in their relationship.

Overall the plot was good but not terrific.  This book lacked the intensity we have come to expect in this series.

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The Captive Series

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Captive

By Brighton Walsh

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Synopsis

He’s the most dangerous man she’s ever met…and she’s falling in love with him.

Madison Frost is desperate to escape her life. Daughter of a prominent businessman, she has everything a girl could ask for. Except for a family who’s present in her life, and anyone to talk to outside the four walls of the prison she calls home. Madison dreams of one day leaving her life behind. She never thought being kidnapped is how it would happen.

Now she’s being held captive by a man who’s as frightening as he is sinfully gorgeous. Enormous, muscular, and filled with secrets, the man they call Ghost is an enigmatic mercenary, and Madison is trapped with him. She doesn’t know who hired him or why, but the more time she spends at his mercy, the more she realizes he’s not what he seems. Beneath his rough exterior lies an unexpected gentleness and a heart as broken and battered as her own.

But as Madison lets down her walls, Ghost holds tight to his, hiding secrets that could destroy everything.

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Exposed

Captive Series – Book 2

By Brighton Walsh

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Synopsis

In this sexy, suspenseful New Adult novel, a young woman escaping her criminal past is snatched away and taken into hiding by her ex-boyfriend, the ultimate bad boy.

Evie is about to embark on the perfect life. Beautiful, poised, and engaged to the son of a Senator and a rising lawyer, 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 stole 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.

Buy: Amazon / B & N / ITunes / Kobo

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href=”https://saucysouthernreaders.files.wordpress.com/2014/10/brighton-author-photo_color.jpg”>Brighton Author Photo_ColorBrighton 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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