Friday, April 16, 2021

Artifacts by Bailey Bradford Release Blitz

Artifacts by Bailey Bradford Release Blitz. He never expected to find his life—or his heart—in danger…

Aldric Beamer thought working in an antique shop would be safe and boring. He never expected to find his life—or his heart—in danger…

Being the low man on the totem pole is nothing new for Aldric Beamer. The youngest of three siblings, he was always the afterthought in his family, but Aldric’s trying hard not to let the little confidence he has sink any lower.

Aldric loves the job he manages to land at Intrinsic Value, so much so that he often works off the clock—or maybe he just doesn’t want to go home to his empty apartment. Just as he’s slowly learning to trust his boss and co-workers, he’s attacked outside the store, and all the security he thought he had vanishes with the force of a blow to the head.

San Antonio cop Darrell Williams takes one look at the beautiful, bruised man he finds in a dingy alley behind an antique store, and something in his heart melts. This weakness scares him, making Darrell gruff and indifferent when he should have been—and longs to be—compassionate and caring.

Aldric’s no pushover, though. He’s had enough of being ignored and treated like he doesn’t matter as much as everyone else. And he’ll make damn sure Patrol Officer Williams doesn’t dismiss him, in any way…

Reader Advisory: This book contains scenes of violence and assault. There are expressions of homophobia by several characters, mentions of non-nurturing parenting, references to addiction and a scene of attempted abduction.


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Artifacts by Bailey Bradford

Book 1
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Reviews by the Wicked Reads Review Team

Aldric, with little money and in need of a job, sees a job advertised in the window of an antique shop. Elliot, the owner, hires him and takes him under his wing. Aldric is injured in an attempted robbery and meets cop Darrell and after an initially bad meeting, romance follows.

This book had some good points. I loved Elliot and seeing a business owner take on a young man to give him work and teach him. It was sweet. Elliot is such an upstanding guy it almost felt like he was from another era. I also really liked Aldric. Life wasn’t always good to him, but he kept on going and trying and I loved that about him. I liked that Darrell and Elliot had a bit of a struggle to get their acts together so they could be together.

I did have a few issues. There were a few story arcs that started to be explored but didn’t really end up being developed. In particular, early on in the story we see Aldric struggling financially and then he meets Darrell, and it is never mentioned again. I found this odd. It almost felt like bits of the story were missing. Also, it took me a while to warm up to Darrell and even in the end, I only liked him because Aldric did.

Overall, Artifacts was enjoyable, and I like the mix of danger, mystery, and romance the story offered, I just would have liked to have seen the story developed a bit more. Three stars from me.



Author Bio

A native Texan, BAILEY BRADFORD spends her days spinning stories around in her head, which has contributed to more than one incident of tripping over her own feet. Evenings are reserved for pounding away at the keyboard, as are early morning hours. Sleep? Doesn't happen much. Writing is too much fun, and there are too many characters bouncing about, tapping on Bailey's brain demanding to be let out.

Caffeine and chocolate are permanent fixtures in Bailey's office and are never far from hand at any given time. Removing either of those necessities from Bailey's presence can result in what is known as A Very, Very Scary Bailey and is not advised under any circumstances.

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Artifacts Release Blitz Giveaway

Click HERE to go to the Artifacts Blitz Giveaway page.

Grand Prize: $25 First for Romance Gift Card and Print copies of Relentless, Miles to Go, and Ropes & Dreams.

Notice: This competition ends on April 27, 2021 at 5pm GMT. Competition hosted by Totally Entwined Group.


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Reviewers on the Wicked Reads Review Team were provided a free copy of Artifacts (Intrinsic Values #1) by Bailey Bradford to read and review for this tour.

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