Title: 3 Seconds
Author: Bethany Lopez
Release Date: August 25, 2015
A lot can happen in 3 Seconds. It’s the space of time between walking onstage and stepping up to the mic. It’s that moment when your eyes meet across a crowded room and the chemistry between you is undeniable.
Bronagh has accomplished a lot in her thirty-five years. A successful pub owner and happy divorcée, she’s learned to enjoy life, but have realistic expectations. Her past has taught her that it’s best not to depend on others, but that doesn’t mean she won’t sample a tasty morsel when it’s right in front of her.
After taking a break from culinary school to travel abroad, Brendan is back and eager to finish what he started. Although he relishes the nights he gets to play with his brothers in their band, and enjoys their healthy supply of groupies, he’s ready to start acting like the twenty-something that he is…a fact he craves to prove with Bronagh.
What starts as a one-night-stand becomes more when Bronagh and Brendan realize that they can’t walk away. But can a younger man who’s prone to late nights and scantily-clad women convince a woman who’s been hurt that age doesn’t matter, and he’s the man she needs?
Brendan stepped forward, into the bar, and was immediately surrounded by greedy, shouting women.
That ugly seed of jealousy grew, even as I tried to bury it within me, but I watched as Brendan kept as smile on his face for his fans and scanned above their heads, searching for me. When he found me, his grin grew and I heard him say, “I’m glad you enjoyed the show, ladies, but I’m afraid I’ve got a hot date,” as he sauntered right to me.
I barely registered the chorus of boos and awes, his pull already taking hold of me.
He didn’t pause when he reached me; instead he came at me full force, pulling me into his arms and fusing his lips to mine. The desire that had been building throughout his performance came to a head, and I met his passion full force, opening my lips and inviting him in for a taste.
Just as we were reaching the point of no return, Brendan pulled back and smiled beautifully down at me, his eyes flashing with the heat I knew he was feeling.
“Let’s get out of here.”
*Review copy received from the author for an honest review*
4 “She makes me feel like a man” stars!
Musician by night and cooking student by day meets an older, feisty, and independent red head. Bronagh and Brendan’s story intrigued me. And I wasn’t disappointed by this sexy, sweet, and quick read. Honestly, all I needed to see was “band” and I was sold on this story 😉
“I deserved this…I deserved a one-night stand with a hot-as-hell rock star.”
But, as the story progressed I became more engrossed in Brendan and Bronagh’s relationship, and his part as a musician wasn’t even significant to me. Their story is very sweet!!! And drama free!! I loved this about their story. No need to worry, ladies, Brendan doesn’t do the usual musician stupid crap. He knows how to keep it in his pants! LOL!! Their story is more about learning to fit into each other’s life, and of course deal with their age difference. And I know some of you are reading this and going why is the age difference an issue?!? Well, if you are asking that question, then you need to read the book 😉
“Did he act like a moron when you were together? Did he get out his crayons and color at the dinner table?”
Brendan and his brothers, and fellow band mates, are some amazing guys. Honestly, this story is filled with great characters. I enjoyed them all. Which leads me to my next issue….somehow I missed that their story is part of a series. I am guessing it can be read as a stand-alone since I signed up to review it, but I definitely would have loved to know a little more about a few of the characters. I found myself unfamiliar with a few characters, but yet feeling like I should know who they are. But, that’s my bad!!!
“Nothing in life worth getting is easy, right?”
Now, are you wondering why I gave it 4 stars if I enjoyed it so much?!? Well, I needed more in the end. I felt like it ended too quickly. And I almost felt like the last chapter should have been an epilogue and not just another chapter. Now, that might go back to the fact that I jump into a series out of order. It may not feel that way if you read the series in order 😉
With all that being said, though, I really enjoyed this story and recommend you give this series a try 🙂
Award-Winning Author Bethany Lopez began self-publishing in June 2011. She’s a lover of all things romance: books, movies, music, and life, and she incorporates that into the books she writes. When she isn’t reading or writing, she loves spending time with her husband and children, traveling whenever possible. Some of her favorite things are: Kristen Ashley Books, coffee in the morning, and In N Out burgers.
Bethany Lopez is represented by Marisa Corvisiero of Corvisiero Literary Agency.