Trouble Walks in
by Sara Humphreys

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A 2016 RT Book Reviews Reviewers Choice Nominee for Contemporary Romance

He could be the man to rescue her
Big city K-9 cop Ronan McGuire loves women, loves his dog, loves his job-but when old flame Maddy Morgan moves into his jurisdiction, he can't think about anyone else.  Read more...

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More About Trouble Walks in by Sara Humphreys

A 2016 RT Book Reviews Reviewers Choice Nominee for Contemporary Romance

He could be the man to rescue her
Big city K-9 cop Ronan McGuire loves women, loves his dog, loves his job-but when old flame Maddy Morgan moves into his jurisdiction, he can't think about anyone else. Ronan knows she's way out of his league, but he's determined to help Maddy live life to the fullest.

In more ways than one
With tragedy in her past, Maddy has immersed herself in work and swiftly made a name for herself in the hot New York City real estate market. She's looking for safety, not love, but Ronan McGuire is as persistent as he is sexy, and his crooked smile is hard to resist. But all other concerns are wiped away when Maddy goes missing and Ronan and his bloodhound K-9 partner are tasked with finding her and bringing her home.

Praise for Brave the Heat:
"Boasts suspense that burns as hot as the love scenes." -Publishers Weekly
"A great addition to Humphreys' stellar booklist " -RT Book Reviews, 4 1/2 stars TOP PICK
"An amazing new series starring everyday heroes... Brave the Heat tells the moving tale of fear and tragedy, love and loss and second chances to get it right." -Heroes and Heartbreakers

  • ISBN-13: 9781402293702
  • ISBN-10: 1402293704
  • Publisher: Sourcebooks Casablanca
  • Publish Date: August 2016
  • Page Count: 320
  • Dimensions: 6.8 x 4.2 x 1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.4 pounds

Series: McGuire Brothers #1

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Books > Fiction > Romance - Contemporary

Publishers Weekly Reviews

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  • Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
  • Review Date: 2016-06-20
  • Reviewer: Staff

Readers will be enthralled by the perfectly flawed protagonists of this heart-pounding romantic thriller, the second in Humphreys’s McGuire Brothers contemporary series (following Brave the Heat). Maddy Morgan fled tiny Old Brookfield for Manhattan, hoping to start a new life away from memories of her deceased boyfriend. Becoming a successful real estate agent, she immerses herself in work. But no matter how much she tries to run from her former life, there’s a constant reminder: NYPD K-9 officer Ronan McGuire. Ronan has wanted Maddy since high school, but she was involved with his friend. She doesn’t want to be in a relationship, so Ronan settles for being just her friend, stifling his physical and emotional attraction to her. When a serial killer targets women in Maddy’s profession, Ronan makes it his mission to protect her at all costs; Maddy insists on every possible degree of independence. Soon, they find themselves caught between the need for safety and the risky desires of their hearts. Readers will swoon over Ronan, and dog fanciers will especially appreciate his delightful canine companion, Bowser. A choice of suspects, each with clear motives, and a few red herrings make this sexually charged whodunit a deeply satisfying read. Agent: Jeanne Forte Dube, Forte Associates. (Aug.)

BookPage Reviews

Romance: Dangerous to love

In Sara Humphreys’ Trouble Walks In, the second in her McGuire Brothers series, childhood acquaintances Ronan McGuire—now a New York City K-9 cop—and Maddy Morgan enjoy their weekly runs. Ronan knows Maddy needs a friend after the death of her longtime boyfriend. But it’s getting harder and harder to see her as a buddy, and he cautiously attempts to get them out of the friend zone. Their chemistry cannot be denied, but Maddy isn’t sure she’s ready for another relationship—especially with a man whose job is so dangerous. To make that point sharper, the two of them stumble upon a body that’s part of a string of serial murders—and it’s a woman Maddy knows. There’s a reprieve for the pair when they return to their small hometown for a wedding, and it’s there that the two admit their feelings. But a murderer still lurks in New York City, and when Maddy returns, she finds him lying in wait. Suspense, romance and a heroic dog make this a standout, feel-good story.

Kelly Harms tells the story of an artist in her early 30s facing up to real life and old mistakes in The Matchmakers of Minnow Bay. After 10 years of eking out a living with her painting, Lily Stewart finds herself evicted from her Chicago apartment. As she’s packing, she finds decade-old papers she forgot to sign—the ones that would annul her impulsive Vegas wedding to a stranger. On another whim, Lily decides to track down Ben Hutchinson and take care of the problem in person. But the tech genius’ small town of Minnow Bay, Wisconsin, is a winter wonderland that’s surprisingly hard to leave—as is Ben. As Lily learns more about Ben, she learns more about herself as well—and finds a newfound confidence in her art and the possibilities that lie ahead. Harms has penned a fanciful and amusing book, with a likable heroine who will have readers cheering for her happy ending. 

A husband-hunting Regency miss catches the wrong man in A Season of Ruin, part of Anna Bradley’s Sutherland Scandals series. After the death of her parents, Lily Somerset is under the Sutherland family’s care, and during the London season, she sets out to find the man of her—very practical—dreams. He’ll be staid and worthy. Nowhere on her list is “heart-stopping” or “worldly.” That’s why she hasn’t romantically considered the second Sutherland son, Robyn. Everybody knows his slick reputation, and being seen getting close to him could ruin her own reputation. Which is exactly what occurs one night. When gossip spreads that Lily and Robyn were alone behind closed doors, their families concoct a plan to save the situation. Robyn will stick by Lily, almost as if he’s a real suitor. That closeness allows a surprising passion to catch fire, even as both Robyn and Lily know he’s not the type to be tied down. But the temptation to kiss becomes too much, and soon they are truly entangled. This one’s a sizzling charmer!


This article was originally published in the August 2016 issue of BookPage. Download the entire issue for the Kindle or Nook.

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