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Blog Tour & Review: 3 Seconds by Bethany Lopez

Title: 3 Seconds
Author: Bethany Lopez
Release Date: August 25, 2015

A lot can happen in 3 Seconds. It’s the space of time between walking onstage and stepping up to the mic. It’s that moment when your eyes meet across a crowded room and the chemistry between you is undeniable.

Bronagh has accomplished a lot in her thirty-five years. A successful pub owner and happy divorcée, she’s learned to enjoy life, but have realistic expectations. Her past has taught her that it’s best not to depend on others, but that doesn’t mean she won’t sample a tasty morsel when it’s right in front of her.

After taking a break from culinary school to travel abroad, Brendan is back and eager to finish what he started. Although he relishes the nights he gets to play with his brothers in their band, and enjoys their healthy supply of groupies, he’s ready to start acting like the twenty-something that he is…a fact he craves to prove with Bronagh.

What starts as a one-night-stand becomes more when Bronagh and Brendan realize that they can’t walk away. But can a younger man who’s prone to late nights and scantily-clad women convince a woman who’s been hurt that age doesn’t matter, and he’s the man she needs?



I devoured this story and would gladly come back for seconds. Brendan is a strong leading man whose youth and former manwhoring ways are no match when love strikes. Tall, scruffy, can cook AND sing?! Add in his complete focus on Bronagh and his skills with his tongue and uhhhh, yea. He’s everything I wanted and more.

Bronagh is a bit of an older heroine, but that doesn’t mean that she’s smarter. She’s trying to move on from her ex-husband. The man who berated her appearance, treated her like an untouchable trophy, cheated on her, and emotionally abused her. Thinking that one-night of hot and delicious sex will cleanse her palette, she goes home with the sexy lead singer at the nightclub. Little does she know that Brendan is also her student at the culinary college. Well, shit.

I loved Brendan’s persistence, Bronagh’s reticence, and their stolen moments. There’s drama coming at them from all sides, a lot of stubbornness and a few lies of omission, but nothing too crazy that you won’t be able to handle. This story ends in an HEA that made me smile.

Simple and to the point, 3 seconds is a light, fun and fast read that has enough spice to raise your temperature and the right amount of sweet to leave you satisfied. 4 stars!

[I received an ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review]


Brendan stepped forward, into the bar, and was immediately surrounded by greedy, shouting women.
That ugly seed of jealousy grew, even as I tried to bury it within me, but I watched as Brendan kept as smile on his face for his fans and scanned above their heads, searching for me. When he found me, his grin grew and I heard him say, “I’m glad you enjoyed the show, ladies, but I’m afraid I’ve got a hot date,” as he sauntered right to me.
I barely registered the chorus of boos and awes, his pull already taking hold of me.
He didn’t pause when he reached me; instead he came at me full force, pulling me into his arms and fusing his lips to mine. The desire that had been building throughout his performance came to a head, and I met his passion full force, opening my lips and inviting him in for a taste.
Just as we were reaching the point of no return, Brendan pulled back and smiled beautifully down at me, his eyes flashing with the heat I knew he was feeling.
“Let’s get out of here.”
About Author Bethany Lopez:
Award-Winning Author Bethany Lopez began self-publishing in June 2011. She’s a lover of all things romance: books, movies, music, and life, and she incorporates that into the books she writes. When she isn’t reading or writing, she loves spending time with her husband and children, traveling whenever possible. Some of her favorite things are: Kristen Ashley Books, coffee in the morning, and In N Out burgers.
Bethany Lopez is represented by Marisa Corvisiero of Corvisiero Literary Agency.

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1 Comment

  1. I’m so excited that you enjoyed Bronagh and Brendan’s story. Thanks for the review! 🙂

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