Book Review – BRASH by Laura Wright @LauraWrightRom

Book Review – BRASH by Laura Wright @LauraWrightRomBrash by Laura Wright
Series: The Cavanaugh Brothers #3
Published by: Signet
on March 3, 2015
Genres: Contemporary Romance
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The New York Times bestselling author of the Cavanaugh Brothers novels returns to the Cavanaugh’s Texas Triple C ranch as the brothers confront the painful memories of their childhood and the truth about their sister’s murder…

No matter how many fights UFC champion Cole Cavanaugh wins, he can’t rid himself of the guilt of not having saved his twin sister’s life. Now, not only is he facing his arch enemy in the ring, he’s fighting to uncover the truth about Cass’s death. But will winning both fights truly give him the retribution and absolution he seeks? Or does he need the healing power of love to finally move on with his life?

The mystery surrounding Cass’s murder also haunts veterinarian Grace Hunter. Many believe that her father might hold the key to the truth. Unfortunately the ex-Sheriff’s deteriorating mental state makes it impossible to separate fact from fiction. As Cole persuades Grace to help him unlock the elusive clues, her defenses weaken. She finds the Stetson-wearing fighter irresistible. But while the truth could free Cole’s heart, it could very well end up shattering hers.


I have been patiently waiting for Cole Cavanaugh’s happily every after, and Laura Wright does NOT disappoint with this latest installment of her sinfully sexy Cavanaugh Brother’s series. We are instantly thrown back into a world of mystery, angst, and epic love. This time Ms. Wright is taking it to the ring instead of the ranch. At the end of BROKEN, Cole Cavanaugh and Grace Hunter were not on the best of terms. Cole was caught being deceitful and put Grace on the defensive, leaving Cole with even more questions, and a restraining order. In BRASH, we pick right back up to their feisty encounters. Grace has finally come to terms that her ailing father might know more about Cole’s twin sister’s death than she thought. When she hesitantly goes to Cole with this information, he is more determined than ever to find out what happened to Cass. Even if that means working up close and personal with the beautiful Dr. Hunter.

Lines are crossed, a connection grows, and an intense chemistry burns brighter. Before you know it, Cole and Grace’s sarcastic and humorous banter turns into something so much more intense, raw, and steamy. Grace needs to know what her father knows, not only for her sanity but for Cole’s as well. Cole is fighting a never-ending battle and Grace might just be his white flag.

I am really enjoying where this story is taking me. The author does a fantastic job of giving us an intense romance while keeping us intrigued with this murder mystery of the Cavanaugh sister. With each story they are that much closer at finding out what really happened, and I can’t wait to find out how this will end. There is also a great set up to the next story BONDED, which is Blue’s story. I’m intrigued by his character the most, and I’m excited to see what direction the author will take with his story.

Overall, BRASH was a very enjoyable read, giving us a deeper look into the mystery behind Cass’s murder, as well as, warming my heart with Cole’s emotional journey of loss, pain, and regret.

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About Laura Wright

Writing is my Obsession

Unlike many of my peers in the writing world, I wasn’t a writer or a reader until I left high school. During my youth I was into theater, song and dance, commercials and boys. I loved romance surely, but I had never read a romance novel until my late teens. With that said, I remember the day I did like it was a moment ago – my aunt gave me the Jude Deveraux novel, Knight in Shining Armor and I couldn’t put it down until the very last word. Then I went straight to the library and got another – then another until I’d read everything she’d ever written. After that, it was McNaught, Howard, Schone, Kleypas, and the Silhouette line, Desire. I instantly loved those emotional, sexy reads, so much so that I began to carve out ideas for my own stories, themes that were unique to me and moved me. In 1997 I enrolled in UCLA extension writing classes, met my mentor and critique partners and since have never stopped writing. I was committed then and I still am now; the need to tell my own romantic stories a full on obsession. My first manuscript was rejected, and though the second one was as well the editor who’d rejected it wanted to see something else from me. I had something (note to authors; always keep working, even after you’ve sent in a proposal) and sent it right away. The day I got the call telling me Desire wanted to buy Cinderella and the Playboy was the best day of my life. That is until I married my husband, and had my two beautiful children. But I must say, writing is much like motherhood – tough, grueling, surprising, delicious and for me, a dream come true.

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I was born and raised in Minnesota. It’s where my love of all things green, wet and grown in the ground comes from. As you read above, before writing I was an actor, singer and dancer, specifically a BALLROOM dancer – an instructor and competitor as well. That work took me to many places like New York, Ohio and Wisconsin. I live in Los Angeles now, but I’m always thinking about greener pastures – literally.

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