Today we are excited to share Smiling Irish (The Summerhaven Trio #2) by Katy Regnery! I truly enjoyed this book and highly recommend it, I mean who doesn’t need a smoldering Irishman like Burr!
Tierney Haven and Burr O’Leary come from completely different worlds…
…but there’s a reason they say “opposites attract.”
Bookish Tierney Haven has always preferred places to people, and she especially loves the peace and quiet of Moonstone Manor, an estate museum located in the White Mountains of New Hampshire, where she is head docent, chief historian and live-in caretaker. The very last thing she expects to find on the doorstep at midnight is bruised and bloodied stranger, Burr O’Leary, in desperate need of her help.
Against her better judgement and at the risk of her brothers’ wrath, Tierney offers Burr sanctuary at Moonstone Manor, and nurses him back to health, surprised to discover that the dashing, enigmatic stranger loves the history and peace of Moonstone as much as she. But Burr has a dark history, and those who hurt him will stop at nothing to eliminate him…placing Tierney in grave danger until he is well enough to find them first.
4 – 4-.5 Stars
This story here is why I love Katy Regnery! She had me hooked on Burr and Tierney right from the start and man did I love their story! There is a perfect mix of romance, humor, heart and angst in this book, it was a wonderful journey! Tierney and Burr have a rather abrupt and jarring meeting, he shows up banging on her door, bloody and angry, in the middle of the night, but right from the start there is something special between these two. She should be terrified and calling the police but this quiet bookworm finds herself wanting to care for this scary and hurt man.
Tierney lives a quiet and pretty solitary life that she’s pretty happy. She doesn’t want a lot of people around, or a big city. Burr has spent the last few years undercover with a dangerous Boston gang and has lost almost everything for this job, and now his life is on the line. He didn’t mean to show up at Tierney’s house but now that he’s met this sassy woman he knows she’s something special, and someone he needs to keep safe. He’s going to protect her, no matter what it takes and he’s going to try not to fall for her in the process.
There is great chemistry between these two, even when they try to fight it. Their relationship is definitely a slow burn in the physical sense but it’s clear their hearts are in it right from the start. There’s drama all around but these two find something special together, something they can’t deny even though they try. Their lives don’t match but that doesn’t stop the love! I think Katy Regnery does a fantastic job of bringing this story together with the right amount of drama to keep me interested but not go over the top. I felt for these characters and the choices they make, especially Burr and the pain he’s endured. He’s that kind of guy that deserves all the love and Tierney proves to be the exact woman for that. I really enjoyed everything about this book and am really looking forward to Ian’s story too! Sassy and Irish fun that I just fell in love with, I’m hooked on this series!
New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Katy Regnery started her writing career by enrolling in a short story class in January 2012. One year later, she signed her first contract and Katy’s first novel was published in September 2013.
Now exclusively self-published, Katy claims authorship of the multi-titled Blueberry Lane Series, which follows the English, Winslow, Rousseau, Story, and Ambler families of Philadelphia; the six-book, bestselling ~a modern fairytale~ series; the Enchanted Places Series; and a stand-alone novella, Frosted.
Katy’s first modern fairytale romance, The Vixen and the Vet, was nominated for a RITA® in 2015 and won the 2015 Kindle Book Award for romance. Katy’s boxed set, The English Brothers Boxed Set, Books #1–4, hit the USA Today bestseller list in 2015, and her Christmas story, Marrying Mr. English, appeared on the list a week later. In May 2016, Katy’s boxed set, The Winslow Brothers Boxed Set, Books #1-4, became a New York Times bestseller.
Katy lives in the relative wilds of northern Fairfield County, Connecticut, where her writing room looks out at the woods, and her husband, two young children, two dogs, and one Blue Tonkinese kitten create just enough cheerful chaos to remind her that the very best love stories begin at home.