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Release Blitz & Review ~ In This Life by Cora Brent

Title: In This Life
Author: Cora Brent
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: May 15, 2018

Things I know about Nash Ryan: 
Wickedly hot.
Probably not the kind of man anyone should trust with an infant.
Definitely not the kind of man any woman should trust with her heart.
When Nash returned to town for the sake of his baby brother I thought I already understood who he was. 
I also thought I was done giving my heart away until he proved otherwise.
But we don’t stand a chance. 
Everything is ready to unravel.
And the secrets I’ve kept will be our undoing.
This isn’t the first time I’ve known tragedy. 
Maybe that’s why I’ve chosen to remain alone. 
But my life of solitude ends now because a terrible twist of fate has made me
the guardian of my four-month-old brother. 
Suddenly I’ve got a kid to raise and a family business to save and there’s no time for anything else. 
That’s why Kathleen Doyle and I made this arrangement. 
Once a skinny nerd girl who used to follow me around everywhere, she’s now a single mom with flaming hair, a killer body and too many responsibilities. 
We told each other it was just sex. 
We told each other there were no strings attached, no expectations. 
We lied. 
And the consequences will cost us. 
But I’m not surrendering this new family without a battle. 
Because in this life we might only get one chance to have it all.
We told each other there were no strings attached, no expectations. 
We lied. 
And the consequences will cost us.
But no matter what’s at stake I have no intention of giving up on this family.
Because in this life we might only have once chance to get it right…


Cora Brent was born in a cold climate and escaped as soon as it was legally possible. Now, she lives in the desert with her husband, two kids and a prickly pear cactus she has affectionately named ‘Spot’. Cora’s closet is filled with boxes of unfinished stories that date back her 1980’s childhood and all her life she has dreamed of being an author. Amazingly, she is now a New York Times and USA Today bestselling writer of contemporary romance and begs not to be awakened from this dream.




4 out of 5 stars

Wow, this book was totally not what I was expecting. From the summary, it sounds like a book about two people who just want no-strings attached fun, but this book is so much more.

Without going into too much detail and giving away spoilers, this book is much deeper than what you think it is. Nash has to come home to care for his baby brother (Nash is 25 and his baby brother is 4 months old – his dad was 45 so completely plausible).  Colin, his baby brother, has been in the care of Kathleen Doyle, a girl Nash knew from his childhood but never really paid attention to because she was the smart nerdy girl. Kat is Colin’s cousin, and very close to Colin’s mother.

Nash has lead a pretty lonely life. He doesn’t form connections to people, and didn’t really get along well with his father (who was very young when Nash was born and only a small part of his life until he was 14).  Tragedy struck Nash when he was 14 and turned him into an angry person – an anger he kept until adulthood, and alienated him from his family.

Kat also has some secrets, secrets that come back to her later in the book. Again, without spoiling, the way this was handled was very clever. I totally didn’t see it coming and was pleasantly surprised how it turned out. Kat is also a single mom to a 3-year old daughter named Emma, who was adorable by the way. Emma was in love with Nash’s German Shepard, Roxie, and it was just so cute.

Anyway, once Nash takes on the role of guardian to Colin, he starts to change. He softens some. He learns to open his heart. Nash’s transformation over the course of this story was pretty remarkable. He turned into a really great guy.

Kat was great from the beginning. She was strong and a take charge woman.  She faced the consequences of her secret head on, and it made her even more likable. She didn’t hesitate when it came to helping out with Colin. She was the kind of person you would want as a friend.

This book started a little rough – with Nash being so hard and all – but ended great. This was a good read and I would recommend it.

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