Friday, September 11, 2015

S.E.X. Review~ A Subtle Breeze by Bailey Bradford

Ezekiel Matthers and Brendon Shanahan are about to find out that sometimes all it takes is a subtle breeze to shift the winds of fate.
Ezekiel Matthers is a reclusive man, forcing himself into the exile of his ranch after a violent assault left him wounded. While the scars on the outside have faded, the damage inside is much harder to conquer. Zeke resigns himself to a solitary existence, aside from his sister Enessa and, of course, his mama's occasional visits.
Brendon Shanahan has a very meddling cousin, Gloria, who is best buds with Enessa Matthers. When the two women convince Brendon that he should hook-up with the reclusive Zeke, a plan is hatched that sets a series of events into motion - with potentially deadly consequences.
Can Ezekiel conquer his fears and accept what Brendon is offering? Or will Brendon walk away, giving up on the love he has waited for? And will the visits from Zeke's mama - deceased for four years now - help the two men find their way to each other?
Only time will tell, and that may be the one thing the lovers don't have, because someone is out to destroy everything Zeke and Brendon hold dear - and this time, the bad guy just might succeed.
Reader Advisory: This book is best read in sequence as part of a series but can be read as a stand alone.
Publisher's Note: This book has previously been published under the same title. It has been expanded, revised and re-edited for re-release with Pride Publishing.

As a fan of Bailey Bradford, I was thrilled to see the re-release of her Southern Spirits series and immediately snatched A Subtle Breeze. A little mystery and a lot of love are the backdrops of this wonderfully written story.
Zeke Matthers has had a rough time in his small Texas town. His God-fearing, hate –spewing older sister was on a mission to hurt Zeke at every chance she got. Good thing Zeke had his new love, Brendon, and his spirited mama on his side.

Ms. Bradford took what could have been a silly cliché and turned it into a believable story of- do we really know what’s on the other side? , and do our loved ones watch over us when they are physically gone?

I loved the premise of this infusion into A Subtle Breeze. The spiritual element was not in your face, but a gentle reminder that with an open mind we are guided by our deceased loved one.

As a story teller, Ms. Bradford is not afraid to take chances with topics usually not found in books. Kudos to her!

The chemistry between Zeke and Brendon, although felt right from the start, added  to the story line of a gentle push by Zeke’s mama. And even though she was not there in the physical, the nuances she contributed had me smiling, as mama always knows best- no matter what.

A Subtle Breeze has been extended and reedited~ a must read.
Book provided by author/publisher in exchange for an honest review

Definite S.E.X.
A five handcuff review

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