by Laura Wright
Series: The Cavanaugh Brothers #3
Genres: Contemporary Romance
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No matter how many fights UFC champion Cole Cavanaugh wins, he can’t rid himself of the guilt of not having saved his twin sister’s life. Now, not only is he facing his arch enemy in the ring, he’s fighting to uncover the truth about Cass’s death. But will winning both fights truly give him the retribution and absolution he seeks? Or does he need the healing power of love to finally move on with his life? The mystery surrounding Cass’s murder also haunts veterinarian Grace Hunter. Many believe that her father might hold the key to the truth. Unfortunately the ex-Sheriff’s deteriorating mental state makes it impossible to separate fact from fiction. As Cole persuades Grace to help him unlock the elusive clues, her defenses weaken. She finds the Stetson-wearing fighter irresistible. But while the truth could free Cole’s heart, it could very well end up shattering hers.
Brash is the third novel in the Cavanaugh Brothers series by Laura Wright. The stories are set in Texas featuring delicious and complicated brothers. Wrapped in this contemporary is an old murder mystery involving their sister and I recommend reading them in order. Brash was a personal favorite for me featuring the yummy UFC fighter, Cole Cavanaugh.
Coffee dates with Brash
First Date: The tension between Cole Cavanaugh and local town veterinarian, Grace Hunter, has been developing since Branded, the first novel in the series. The attraction is there but her father may hold clues regarding Cole’s sister and she worries about him. I have been dying for their story since the banter and sexual tension between the two has been delicious. Grace wants to protect her father, but the more she interacts with Cole the more she wants to help him or kiss him. Cole has issues and just maybe this little veterinarian can tame the mighty beast. I am all in and cannot wait for the dance to begin in earnest.
Second date: Delicious banter and wicked teasing combined with an accident had me laughing, sighing and giggling. Grace is attracted to Cole, but she wants to settle down and make roots. Cole on the other hand holds folks at arm’s length and works his issues out in the ring. Holy overheating Nook, things are getting downright heated between them, but training means no touchy for Cole. I loved this aspect because it allowed for tender moments, and hot, hot scenes that built up the tension and had me swooning. We get more installments from Cass’s diary and see further development. Wright weaved in threads regarding Blue Cavanaugh and I want to know more about this young man.
Third date: At this point, I cannot set Brash down. I adore Grace from her strength to her ability to see and understand what makes people tick. Cole, *sigh* complicated, beautiful Cole I want to hug him, sooth his soul and at the same time lick him. Wright had me melting into a puddle on the floor all while weaving in tid-bits on Cass’s murder. My dates wouldn’t have been complete without updates on the other brothers and Wright delivered. She also created jaw dropping twists and developments regarding Cass. The ending is a total cliffhanger with one of those reveal sentences that leave you yelling, OMG! I hope that we will get answers in the next book features Blue Cavanaugh. Grace and Cole ended up being my favorite couple of the series thus far.
If you have not tried Brash or the other novels in the series, I totally recommend you snag them. Wright’s combination of mystery and smexy brothers will have you reading late into the night. After all we are talking about, sexy, yummy, swoon-worthy, complicated, stubborn BROTHERS. The banter between them alone is reason to dive in.
I love a good banter XD cannot believe I haven’t read this series yet
Well I am glad to have helped you discover it
I don’t know if i read about the others in this series here or not, but toy can be sure in going to pick up this series. I love books at in Texas, and Brash sounds fantastic. So I’ll have to check out the other Cavanaugh brothers. 🙂
This series is a good one Brandee, each book deals with a brother and the thread linking them is their sister’s murder.
Oh I love a good fighter story! I haven’t heard of this Author so I’ll have to check her out!
This has been a fun series, with a little mystery and some nice swoons
I hardly ever feel the need to read about cowboys but you keep posting some amazing books here and I feel like I need to find a few to try.
I shall convince you yet 🙂
Me-ow! Look at that studly cowboy. Ahh, give me good banter and humor, and I’m a happy girl.
Right…plus the mystery thread adds that little extra kick
Sharon - Obsession with Books
I was sold at murder mystery, complicated brothers and a sweet romance! this series sounds wonderful!
A great review Kimba! Sharon – Obsession with Books
Yay..glad I sold you on these, I have been enjoying them Sharon
I don’t usually read books like this one but this sounds like it is worth my time. Dealing with the guilt that he couldn’t save his sibling must hurt so much 🙁 I don’t know where I would be without mine. Oh, and I love the sound of banter in the romance!
Check out my review: http://olivia-savannah.blogspot.nl/2015/03/calves-in-mudroom-review.html
I agree, this has some depth that I appreciate
Another cowboy read Kim? Oh god they just keep popping up! I do love the sound of this one though. I’ll have to devour it since I can’t resists a cowboy!
Hehe, yeah I have a few in the mix. I get on little kicks 🙂
I am all about the banter, so count me in! I need to try this series out, it sounds fantastic! Thanks for introducing me to it, and glad you enjoyed your coffee date. 🙂
I have had fun with it, and enjoy the mystery threaded throughout Lauren
Tyler H Jolley
Oh snap! Steamy romance with a side of cowboy. This sounds like a great romance!
hehe…have a lovely weekend Tyler 🙂
Oh my you got the third one!! I love this series but I am listening to it and I just recently got the second one to review from tantor..so much look for the third one to be coming in audio soon. 🙂 Looks so yummy!
Oh I am curious how this sounds on audio Stormi. I don;t have a contact for audio at Tantor, so I don’t see those
Ooh that’s cool this deals with a murder mystery too. Sounds quite interesting.
I love the mystery thread that ties them all together
I love a good cowboy novel and I think I need to meet this hot hunk that took your breath away.
Hehe..I think you would like this series Heidi..it has a nice mystery thread, small-town vibe and strong independent women.
Okay, the cover is so hot but so misleading. Thought for sure he would be a cowboy not a UFC fighter! Ah well. You did seem to love it and BROTHERS. And murder! What’s not to love? 😀
Now hold up Sarah..he was born a rancher and a cowboy and owns the family ranch with his brothers..so he is a cowboy born and bred who happens to be a UFC fighter…so nope the cover is spot on 🙂
Do all the brothers look as good as the one on that book cover?????
I’m a series fan too and I think that Cole might have bumped out James as my favorite though there is still Blue…
Can’t wait for the next book after the way things were left at the end of this one.
Yep..I adore Cole
I’m not a huge cowboy fan but you’re killing me here! Adding this one to the TBR along with a few other cowboy ones you’ve talked me into recently!
hehe..I will see you on a horse yet.
Yummy, thanks Kim for introducing another Cavanaugh Brother
That dude is smokin hot! Everyone is loving this book. Good to know your book date didn’t disappoint.
I love the blending of genres and cowboy who is a fighter..nom
Gotta love a slow build up through all the other stories until you are finally able to get to theirs. Glad it lived up to your expectations Kim!
Thanks Ali, it was worth it 🙂
“Holy heating Nook” *dies*
Haha Kim! Your reviews just always brighten my days! 🙂
Oooh but this sounds so good. It’s got a sexy cowboy and what sounds like a super slow burn romance that I will probably eat up!! Added to the TBR!!
Lovely review, Kim!
I am so happy I made your day Nick..this was such a fun romp!
This sounds like a book filled with a great story line, and many things to keep a reader’s interest. Really love that it has some funny dialogue. As always, your review is really wonderful, painting a great portrait of what the author wants us to see. Hugs…
Thanks Ro, I had a blast reading this one
My, my – I have to read this one right away, since it’s “lick-want”-inducing apparently 😀 LOL, Kimba, this might just be the funniest review you wrote! LOVED it – and I’m really curious about this book because of your review. I will definitely read it. Thanks for putting a smile on my face, girl 🙂 Have a beautiful day!
I am glad it was good for some giggles.
Like I always say, yay cowboys
Ah the romance here sounds so good and well done between two characters, I confess that you make me want to discover Cole and she. Thanks for the review!
Sweet, I am glad I piqued your interest 🙂