Thursday, September 16, 2021

Afterglow by Aria Wyatt Blog Tour

Can we have a harmless fling without getting hurt? Afterglow by Aria Wyatt. Available Now!

I’m a numbers girl.

Or at least I thought I was, until my formula fell apart. Back home in Vermont, with my dream on hiatus, I’m working at the Busy Bean and taking online classes. As long as I keep my focus, I’ll be back in New York City next semester. Hopefully.

When Declan O’Shaughnessy storms into the café, all muscles and tattoos, wielding his sexy Irish brogue like a weapon, the only equation I can solve is one that lands me in his bed. Even more dangerous, is my growing affection for his cherub-faced little boy.

But Declan has complications of his own. He’s cagey, but I’ll win him over.

Yeah, about that focus… mine is all on him. Can we have a harmless fling without getting hurt?

Afterglow is a stand-alone novel set in Sarina Bowen’s World of True North.

Don’t miss our reviews of other books in the Busy Bean series!
For book one, Sweetheart, click HERE.
For book three, Cakewalk, click HERE.
For book four, Friendzoned, click HERE.
For book five, Studfinder, click HERE.
For book seven, Sidetracked, click HERE.
For book eight, Fireproof, click HERE.
For book nine, Footnote, click HERE.


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Afterglow by Aria Wyatt

Book 10
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The Busy Bean reminds me of my father’s pub in Galway, where I had my first drink and started my love affair with Irish whiskey. I’ve traded booze for hot cider, but I crave the inviting pub vibe of this bakery. There are plenty of bars in town—like the place right across the car park—but I don’t dare set foot in one. This is the closest I’ll allow myself.

“Hi, what can I get started for you?”

I spin toward the lilting female voice and frown. I come here just about every day and I’ve never seen this woman. She’s a pretty little thing who barely comes up to my shoulder. A black T-shirt peeks from beneath the bright yellow apron that covers her breasts. She’s cinched the tie around her waist, showcasing her hourglass figure.

“Hello?” She props both hands on her hips. “Would you like to order something?”

My gaze snaps to her face and locks on to a set of eyes the exact shade of golden amber as whiskey. With her tanned skin, and thick, honey-blonde hair, I’d swear I walked into a distillery. My throat tightens, and the hairs on the back of my neck stand on end as I try to find the words to answer.

Her mouth starts to move again, drawing my focus to her lips. Full and pink, like a wild Irish rose. “I brewed a fresh pot of coffee and the drink of the day is a dirty apple chai.” She licks those plush lips and adds, “With apples from the Shipley orchards, of course.”

My stomach twists into a knot as I glance at the section of countertop that looks like a bar. I’d give my left arm for a pint of Guinness. And I’d give both arms for some whiskey. Desperate to derail that train of thought, I force my gaze to the display of artisanal honey from some of the local apiaries. Funny how the warm amber color also reminds me of whiskey, making my mouth water.

Then again, maybe it’s blondie who’s got me salivating. Whiskey be damned, I’d sell my soul to the Devil for a taste of her.



Everything about this woman oozes warmth and honey. Sunshine and whiskey.



Reviews by the Wicked Reads Review Team

This is the tenth book in this multi-author series based in Sarina Bowen's True North world. I have read many of them, and really enjoy catching up with old friends and reading about new loves.

This is quite a difficult read in places, as Sunny/Solana's brother may have developed a heart, but he was a terrible guardian to her when their parents were killed. I did feel that I could see the set-up for what happened, but I still enjoyed watching it play out, even if I kept wondering when the shoe would drop.

Romance-wise, Sunny and Declan are an inevitability, and yet there are a number of barriers which will force them to evaluate what they want, what they need, and how they can be there for each other. Dec's son, Liam, is a bright light in the confusion, as is his lovely dog, Moira.

It was lovely to have May featuring more, as she supported Dec through some dark times. And with Sunny having grown up locally, she is known by the community. Her best friends, Will and River, get to love and care for her and support her through her anxiety, as well as encouraging her to take a chance with Dec.

A really interesting twist in the story, which really made me wonder how they could possibly work out the dynamics at play, but the author does a great job.



I’m afraid if I start touching this woman, I’ll never stop, and that’s a rabbit hole I can’t afford to go down.


Author Bio

As a community pharmacist for over a decade, ARIA WYATT spends the inhumane predawn hours with a cup of coffee and her laptop, gleefully indulging in her passion. A lover of love, Aria’s novels range in heat from steamy to scorching, and she gets off on fanning the flames.

Aria resides with her husband and two children in New York’s picturesque Hudson Valley, near the Catskills and iconic Woodstock. The avid reader balances marriage, motherhood, her career, and her dream. When not writing, she dabbles in photography, using the natural beauty of the region to her advantage. The cat-lover cannot live without coffee, chocolate, music & books.

Author of True North and the Compass Series, she has a soft spot for those who are searching, yearning, and ultimately, finding. Whether on a mission to find themselves, find love, find forgiveness or solace, she believes the answer is out there somewhere.

"Look closer, search harder... find it."

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Time spent with Solana is equal parts effortless and engaging. Calm and wild. A symphony of peace and chaos. And, God help me, I can’t get enough of her.


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Reviewers on the Wicked Reads Review Team were provided a free copy of Afterglow (Busy Bean #10) by Aria Wyatt to read and review for this tour.

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