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.
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