Where There’s Smoke, an all new Standalone emotional rock star romance by Kathy Coopmans is AVAILABLE NOW!
From USA Today Bestselling Author comes a standalone in The Sweet Sin Series.
The lives of Dean Wagner and Tatum Fields have been ruled by the hand of fate.
The past six years of my life have been consumed by guilt. Since we lost Landon to a fire, I’ve done everything in my power to protect my daughter, Leila, from finding out the truth about how her twin brother died. Nothing in my life means more to me than her.
Not my band, not my reputation. Nothing.
Until I see Tatum, the woman I saved on the beach the same night she dealt with a loss of her own.
The daily routine I’ve settled into is what keeps me going. Work at my chocolate shop, pay the bills, repeat. I don’t date. I don’t trust. And I have never forgotten the man who walked away from saving my life without allowing me to thank him.
I know how to reach him, but I avoid him at all costs.
Until fate decides to make another appearance.
This is a story of how destiny ends up bringing these two souls back together, and how fate, the word very little people believe in is really their friend, after all.
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Reviewed by Anna Green on behalf of KFF
This is a very emotional, second chance romance featuring one of the members of the rock band, Trained in Black. Although this book is the second in the Sweet Sin series it can be read as a standalone.
Meet Dean, the drummer of the band. The tragic death of his teenage son Landon still weighs him down and the only thing that gets him through life is his daughter, Leila. This guy is a strong alpha who will protect his family and the people he loves. One person who has been a blot in his life is Sam, the journalist who won’t stop digging into his past and had caused him a lot of pain.
Tatum had a meltdown on the day of her wedding to Sam and it was Dean who saved her life. The first time they met was life changing but she avoided him until the day they met again, six years later. This time around they both feel that connection, that spark. Tatum is a very strong character, what she went through with Sam moulded her into the person she is now. Having Dean in her life made her want to be there for his pain.
“ I want to touch him, soothe him, talk to him, and find out everything there is to know about him, but I also want him to light that fire and keep it burning. I also want a man who seeks deep within me with his eyes as well as scorches me up with a kiss, a look from across the table, or a touch.”
There is a lot of drama in Dean and Leila’s life. Not only does Dean have to deal with his son’s death, he also has his band mate Liam’s downward spiral. The guys of Trained in Black may not be blood brothers but they are a closed knit bunch, they will protect each other, they always cover each other’s backs. I love Leila’s close bond with her father, it was him who raised her and her brother Landon.
This book is overflowing with emotions: guilt, anger, sorrow, sexual tension and a whole lot more. I felt like the characters were so bogged down with all these feelings that they all should be in therapy. If the author wanted her readers to feel like they had their heart punched, stomped on and squeezed dry then she succeeded. After all the intense build up in the book (the showdown between Dean, Tatum and Sam) the ending was a bit of an anticlimax. I expected an explosive ending but maybe the author wanted to give her readers a reprieve. One can only handle so much snot and tears!
About Kathy Coopmans
USA Today Best Selling Author Kathy Coopmans is a Michigan native where she lives with her husband, Tony. They have two son’s Aaron and Shane.
She is a sports nut. Her favorite sports include NASCAR, Baseball, and Football.
She has recently retired from her day job to become a full-time writer.
She has always been an avid reader and at the young age of 50 decided she wanted to write. She claims she can do several things at once and still stay on task. Her favorite quote is “I got this.”
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