Tuesday, May 26, 2015

When Love Happens by Darcy Burke Blog Tour

In a town as small as Ribbon Ridge and with a family as large as the Archers, even the best kept secrets don’t stay buried for long...

Tori Archer is married…well, on paper anyway. She hasn’t actually seen her husband since the disastrous morning after their impulsive Vegas wedding. The memories of their intense passion may still make her weak in the knees, but Tori knows their marriage was a mistake.

After six months filming abroad, television producer Sean Hennessy wants nothing more than to track down his sexy, captivating wife and get her into bed… fast. So when his boss sends him to Oregon to persuade the famous Archer sextuplets-the former stars of a reality TV show-to do a reunion special, Sean sees the perfect chance to win Tori back.

Only, Tori wants nothing to do with him and is determined to push him away. But their attraction is as hot as ever and Sean will do anything to prove their relationship was more than just a fling…because he knows that when real love happens, it changes everything.

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“I’m not dogging him. I’m just not interested, okay?”

Kyle set his hands on his hips. “We don’t get it.” His use of ‘we’ signified an informal Archer family committee. The kind that organized on a whim to solve another family member’s ‘problem’ that wasn’t really a problem at all. “He’s smart, good looking, wicked successful. And you have tons of stuff in common. He even runs marathons for Christ’s sake.”

Tori sipped her beer and tuned her attention to the crowd so she could stop looking at Kyle’s well-meaning face. She’d carved out a nice little pity party for herself over the past seven months and she wasn’t ready to call it quits. And why was that? Because then she’d have to face the music. She suppressed a tremor of unease. “I’ll go ahead and order Save the Date cards. Will you leave me alone now?”

Kyle blew out a breath and threw his hands up. “Fine. You’re weirding us all out, you know. Even Mom and Dad are worried about you.”

Mom and Dad had taken Alex’s death even harder than Tori had, which was to be expected of course. Their marriage had suffered, but after spending a few months with their youngest brother Hayden in France, Mom had returned for Derek’s wedding and things between she and Dad had seemed to improve.

“Did they talk to you about me?” she asked softly, dreading the answer. Worst case scenario, they’d had a family meeting.

“Individually. They still aren’t quite simpatico.” He tossed her a look tinged with sorrow. They all wanted their parents to get back to their happy place, but none of them were sure it was even possible. “They know you’re still struggling with Alex’s suicide.”

“Aren’t we all?”

His lips curved down. “Don’t be obnoxious. You’re having a tough time so don’t bother hiding it.” Yes she was, but it wasn’t Alex’s death alone. Not that any of them knew that.

“Do I need to worry about an intervention?” Then she’d have to come clean about her secret. Or would she? If she could get this divorce going maybe they’d never have to know about her Giant Failure. Monday she’d get right on that. But first she had to find out when Sean was due back in the States.

Kyle chuckled. “Not quite yet.” He sobered. “Listen, if you really aren’t into Cade, I’ll drop it. Maggie’s already told me to lay off—that you’ll get back to your old self in time. Or find your new self. Whatever.” He shook his head. His girlfriend was a former therapist and had become a close friend to Tori over the last few months. If she could tell anyone the truth, it would probably be Maggie.

Reviews by the Wicked Reads Review Team

This is the fourth story based in Ribbon Ridge. The stories do follow on, but you could read this as a standalone and enjoy it – but why miss out on the other stories. They do give some background to other siblings in the Archer family.

It is a really moving read – and I found it very difficult to stop reading once I had started. The story flows from the side of both the leads, Sean and Tori. The level of misunderstanding is frustrating but understandable for the reader – which is a fine balance to maintain. I really enjoyed the level of detail about the family, and their brewery business, as well as the reality TV production information. That Sean and Tori clearly have a connection that they struggle to understand makes for some moving and also funny moments.

I am looking forward to seeing who gets their story told next!

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Darcy Burke is the USA Today bestselling author of hot, action-packed historical and sexy, emotional contemporary romance. Darcy wrote her first book at age 11, a happily-ever-after about a swan addicted to magic and the female swan who loved him, with exceedingly poor illustrations.

A native Oregonian, Darcy lives on the edge of wine country with her guitar-strumming husband, their two hilarious kids-who each seem to have inherited the writing gene in some form-and two Bengal cats. In her "spare" time Darcy is a serial volunteer enrolled in a 12-step program where one learns to say "no," but she keeps having to start over. Her happy places are Disneyland and Labor Day weekend at the Gorge.

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