Thursday, 9 March 2017

Passion Restored - Carrie Anne Ryan - Blog Tour

The Gallagher Brothers series from NYT Bestselling Author Carrie Ann Ryan continues with the one brother who thinks he can handle it all and the one woman who could change that.

Owen Gallagher likes everything in its place and is organized to a fault. While his brothers have each dealt with their own personal tragedies and stresses, Owen figures he’s had it pretty easy. That is until his perfectly ordered world is rocked at its foundation and he’s forced to rely on others. Now, he must heal his body and his soul while trying to ignore his delectable and utterly off-limits neighbor.

Liz McKinley is stressed out, exhausted, and not in the mood for a bearded and growly man in her ER. When she patches him up to the best of his ability, she’s prepared to push him firmly from her thoughts. Of course, that would be easier if she and her best friend hadn’t bought the house next to his. Now their paths seem to cross daily, and she is finding it harder and harder to say no to the injured and angry man next door. But she’s been scarred one too many times in her life, and even though this Gallagher looks good enough to eat, she knows that sometimes, sating that craving is the worst thing she can do.

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4 Stars 

Passion Restored is the second title in the Gallagher Brothers series, and features Owen and Liz.  As I've come to expect from Carrie Anne Ryan this book was incredibly well written. 

Owen is intelligent, organised and driven, and slightly obsessive compulsive.  When he sets his sights on Liz he's determined to win her over. 

Both Liz and Owen are work-aholics whilst Owen is your brooding bearded alpha hero, Liz is a moody heroine with phobias regarding commitment. Liz tends to spend quite a lot of time stuck in her own head, which was a tad annoying. 

The chemistry between this pair is undeniable, and their relationship is quite intense.  The love scenes are incredibly hot and steamy!  The sexual tension between Liz and Owen just oozes off the page. 

Passion Restored is told from a dual point of view, it's quite a fast paced read and overall the characters are endearing if a bit frustrating at times.  At times the story is quite predictable, with a few twists and turns that kept me guessing.  Overall an entertaining book that contemporary romance lovers, will enjoy.  Particularly fans of the Montgomery Ink series, and the Gallagher Brothers. 

I love the Gallagher brothers, and it was wonderful to see them and their partners included so much within the story line. I really enjoyed the banter and interactions between the Gallagher siblings and their other halves, it was both humorous and fun.  I eagerly anticipate Murphy Gallagher's story next!

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“Cream and sugar?” Owen asked as he poured two cups.

“Both please,” she said. “I can drink it black and usually do at work, but I have a sweet tooth.”

Owen’s eyes flared. “Good to know.”

Liz licked her lips, and his eyes dropped down to follow the movement. This was so not a good idea. She shouldn’t be here, and she sure as hell shouldn’t be following up on any attraction they might share. He wasn’t good for her, and she damn well knew she wasn’t good for him.

And yet when he set her coffee cup next to her hand on the kitchen island, she didn’t move to reach for it. Instead, she stood still, and he moved closer, so close she could feel his breath on her lips, the warmth of his body achingly close to hers.

“Tell me to stop,” Owen whispered. He moved even closer, resting his hand on her hip. Her heart raced, and she tried to say no, tried to remember that she shouldn’t do this.

She didn’t tell him to stop.

He leaned forward, taking her mouth with his, and she let him. Let him have her, let him kiss her, let him do what she knew she shouldn’t.

And she kissed him back.

It wasn’t a soft kiss, wasn’t one from fairy tales with fair maidens and handsome princes. Instead, it was a meeting of mouths, heavy breathing, teeth, and tongues fighting for control. He gripped her hip with one hand and dug the fingers of his other hand into her hair, pulling her impossibly closer.

She’d imagined his mouth on her lips, on her skin before, and yet those dreams had nothing on the real man. She wrapped her arms around him, needing him on her, in her, with her. When she found herself rocking against the hard length of him, she didn’t stop. Instead, she just kissed him harder.

Carrie Ann Ryan is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of contemporary and paranormal romance. Her works include the Montgomery Ink, Redwood Pack, Talon Pack, and Gallagher Brothers series, which have sold over 2.0 million books worldwide. She started writing while in graduate school for her advanced degree in chemistry and hasn’t stopped since. Carrie Ann has written over fifty novels and novellas with more in the works. When she’s not writing about bearded tattooed men or alpha wolves that need to find their mates, she’s reading as much as she can and exploring the world of baking and gourmet cooking.