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Once Upon A Time in Ireland…er Hawaii? by Sara Brookes


I still get odd looks when I tell people I have a series set in Hawaii starring Irish bikers. I can’t image the looks I would get if I told them the latest release of that series, Branded Irish, is about a sadist who likes to wear suits. I can’t pinpoint exactly when I decided Garvey needed to wear suits…a lot. Or maybe that should be I can’t pinpoint when he told me he wore suits…a lot. LOL He’s not a shy man, so that wouldn’t come as a complete shock.

Okay so he doesn’t wear suits all the time….he does take them off for play sessions with the woman who stepped back into his life for a second chance at love. Because ya gotta see what’s under the pretty packaging, right?

** Giveaway: Share your thoughts on heroes wearing suits, and you’ll be entered to win an ecopy (format of choice) of the first book in the Sinners & Saints series, Riding Irish! Contest ends 3/15 at 11:59 PM EDT.**

SB_Branded Irish_coverinShe’s a genius with biotechnology. He’s a sadist in tailored suits. Their business arrangement is about to get personal…in more ways than one.

For workaholic Arden, the vacation to a tropical paradise was supposed to be relaxing. But when a past lover unexpectedly crosses her path, every desire she has been smothering roars to life. When Garvey offers her a lucrative business proposition handling technology that will revolutionize the industry—and change the world—like a moth driven to flame, she can’t resist.

One year as president of Riding Irish, and Garvey is struggling to balance the burdens of the motorcycle club, his personal life, and his security firm. Weighed down with responsibilities he is convinced he can’t manage, he is near the breaking point. But Arden’s reappearance is a perfect distraction. And his second chance with the only woman he ever loved.

When Garvey teaches Arden to turn the pain he gives her into the pleasure she craves, dark desires are awakened. Limits are tested. And the line between play and love starts to blur. Just as they discover how far they’re willing to go, a heart-breaking deception is revealed that threatens to extinguish their rekindled passion.

Warning: Take a sadist with a talent for edge play, add in a masochist who craves his masterful touch, mix in a belt, some ropes, and a set of special knives and this is one second chance love story that will have you aching to get marked.

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Sara Brookes has always been fascinated by the strange, the unusual, the twisted and the lost (tortured heroes are her personal favorite). She is an action movie junkie, addicted to coffee and has been known to stay up until the wee hours of the morning playing RPG video games. Despite all this geekiness, she is a romantic at heart and is always a sucker for an excellent love story.


4 thoughts on “Once Upon A Time in Ireland…er Hawaii? by Sara Brookes

  1. Okay, this is DEFINITELY a series I need to look up LOL! I could see Irish settling in Hawaii;; the lush greens, island/sea setting, with the bonus of not as much rain? I’m surprised it hasn’t already happened!

    Okay, your question about heroes wearing suits. The coolness factor is OFF THE CHARTS! Why? Probably harkens back to Superman fantasies. Meek & geek and then the suit is taken off and then you have buff & stuffed! Suits just add another layer of mystery to the hero – you never know what is “hiding” under them. Muscles? Tattoos? The suit presents a veneer of civility and class which makes the reader question if he’s solid gold or a wolf in sheep’s clothing. As for me, I’ll take my hero half-and-half… because there’s nothing sexier than a man who has removed his suit jacket, loosened his tie and rolled up his sleeves…

    • See? We’re totally on the same wavelength about Ireland and Hawaii!!

      Muscles, tattoos and suits. Mmm…it’s like you’re inside my head, SnarkyMom. Garvey definitely has all of those things. Thanks for stopping by!

  2. You absolutely cannot beat a hero in a suit. All guys look good in a suit – whether they’re the geeky type, the businessman type, even the biker type! Would love to read this series 🙂

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