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Hope Restored
Author: Carrie Ann Ryan
Publisher: Self-Published

Release Date: July 2017
ISBN: 9781943123582

Book 3 of Gallagher Brothers
Book Genre: Contemporary Romance, Romantic Suspense/Mystery

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Hope Restored

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Book Reviewed by Delta (reviewer)

[ Review Posted: Aug 03, 2017 ] - See all my reviews
5 emotionally exhausting stars for HOPE RESTORED!

After surviving 2 bouts of cancer as a child and teenager, Murphy Gallagher now lives every day as if it were his last. When he's diagnosed for a third time as an adult, Murphy knows he's in for the fight of his life. Family friend Tessa Stone has been a balm to his nerves, giving him a strong dose of humor…along with a litany of wet dreams. When he finds himself soon to be homeless, Tessa signs up for a roommate, but it'll be hell trying to keep his hands off the leggy brunette who he can't stop picturing naked. Tessa has felt adrift for much of her life, never taking things too seriously and always the life of the party. Murphy grounds her in ways she never expected and didn't know she needed. Tessa should be running scared from the thought of a future with Murphy, but she can't stop wondering what would happen if she just let her walls crumble.

I.Love.This.Series.So.Hard. Book 3 in the Gallagher Brothers is both an emotional roundhouse kick and a sexy sucker punch that left me crying one minute and panting the next. I'm never ever a fan of cheating in my reads, and it was a little touch and go with the attraction between Murphy and Tessa when she was seeing someone, but that was resolved quickly enough. Between the tearjerker scenes, Ms. Ryan gave us the perfect dose of humor. Witness:

Tessa pulled her gaze from his deliciously thick penis and looked right into his eyes as she wrapped in the towel around her.

"What the hell? Why are you in my bathroom? Why are you naked and wet in my bathroom? Boundaries, Murphy! Boundaries!" She was rambling, and she didn't care. She'd just run five freaking miles to get him and his pretty dick out of her mind, and now she had a real image of said dick in her brain, and she'd never be able to think straight again.

Mmmhmm! Yes, please! My only beef came with the ending, which felt totally rushed and left some seriously unanswered questions for the last book in a series. I can only hope that, perhaps, there's a spin-off in the works that'll give me the conclusion I desperately need.

Bottom Line: No OM/OW or sharing; condom use; no BDSM/kink; no sexual assault; mild violence, attempted murder.
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