Monday, June 17, 2019

Blog Tour: Dirty Irish (Murphy Brothers #3) by Magan Vernon

Dirty Irish
Murphy Brothers #3

Magan Vernon

Entangled Embrace

Release Date:
June 17, 2019

eARC from publisher for honest Review

Book Synopsis:

My life has revolved around the two things I've always loved: whiskey and rugby. Now the marriage clause in my Da's will has me putting both on the back burner if I want to save the Murphy's Pub empire and find a wife. 

As the last brother to get married, I need a little help, and that's where my sister-in-law's American best friend, Leah, comes into the picture. She could use a little Irish luck after the deceitful things her ex did to her that brought her to Ireland. With her take-no-shite-attitude, she's just the type of girl to help me find a wife. 

That is, if I can remember she’s the matchmaker and not the match.

My Thoughts:

Sean Murphy is in need of a wife and time is running out.  The clause in his father's will states that each of the three Murphy men have a year from their Da's death to get married, if they all want to inherit the multi-million dollar family pub franchise.  Sean is a star Rugby player, who has a passion and talent for the sport.  He would rather be playing Rugby than handling his responsibilities as the company president, and getting married.  However, Sean doesn't want to lose the family company or let his brothers down.

Sean has been extremely attracted to his sister-in-law, Fallon's American best friend, Leah.  However, she turned down his advances at his brother's wedding.  When Sean discovers that Leah has moved to Dublin and is working at one of the family's pubs as a bartender, sparks fly!  

Leah needed a fresh start after she caught her boyfriend sleeping with her business partner.  When Fallon gave her a place to stay, offered her a good paying job, and the opportunity to get away, she snatched it up. She's attracted to Sean, but doesn't want to get her heart broken again.  When Sean offers her a position as his assistant, she can't turn down such a well-paying opportunity.  Her job will be to help Sean with his obligations regarding the family business, as well as assist him in finding a wife, before the allotted time runs out.  Leah knows that Sean isn't the man for her.  She just has to keep reminding herself, because she's never meet another man who makes her feel the way that he does...

Dirty Irish was a fun and fast-paced story.  I loved Sean's sexy Irish accent, slang, and endearments.  He was a really fun, and flirty character that brought a lot of light-heartedness and feel good moments to the story.  Leah was spunky, sassy, and witty.  She was very strong and independent.  I liked her character, and thought that Sean was her perfect compliment. One of my favorite aspects of the story was the banter between Sean and Leah.  I loved Leah's fiery spirit, and the way she kept Sean on his toes!

This story was a slow-burn romance, and I liked how the main characters developed a strong friendship.  Love snuck up on these two, and I was happy to be a part of their journey.  I enjoyed getting to know the Murphy Brothers and the loves of their lives, especially Fallon.  This story can be read as a standalone, but after reading it, I would like to go back and read the other two couples love stories as well, because it was such an enjoyable reading escape.

Book Teasers:


Now, here I was, with a new beginning and purpose. 

The position with Sean might not be my dream job, but it gave me the chance to find something closer to it. To figure out what I was going to do next. 

After picking up a sandwich from a nearby cafĂ©, I continued to stroll the streets of Dublin, looking in storefronts and people-watching the businessmen who walked by. 

I pulled out my phone and, like a glutton for punishment, looked through the dating app I’d loaded, where I’d posted Sean’s magazine cover photo as his profile picture. 

A lot of random women and men were already sending messages and some very lewd photos. How the hell did they even know if this was the real Sean Murphy before they sent a picture of their goodies? Geez… 

Okay, maybe dating sites weren’t the best bet for him, and I’d have to try something else. 

Groaning in frustration, I decided to put the dating app to the back of my mind, like I’d been doing with everything else in my life, and open the word game app that I’d been playing. 

Normally I just played random bots, but there was one name that made me smile as an opponent, even if I wouldn’t admit that to him. 

Sean Murphy played the word whizbang for 76 points 

What the hell? Was that even a real word? 

I opened up the messenger on the same app and sent him a reply. 

Leah: I feel like you’re just googling random words to see what will work. 

His response was quick—and smart-ass. 

Sean: Whizbang, according to Google, means a resounding success. Like I am at this game. 

Leah: *Eye roll* Good thing you still have Google. How else would you score any points, since I know for a fact this game doesn’t take slang? 

Sean: Find that out trying to use some American lingo? Like gotten? Why do people still use that anyway? 

Leah: Did anyone ever tell you that you’re a pain in the ass? 

Sean: Every day of my life. 

I may have been snarky in our conversation, but I found myself smiling as I stared down at the screen. 

It was easy to get lost when it came to talking to Sean. 

So, lost I could forget that he was my best friend’s brother-in-law and my new boss who I was supposed to be finding a wife for. He had a future with rugby and the company. 

We couldn’t be anything more than friends and in a business relationship. 

No matter how much he made me smile.

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About Magan Vernon:

Magan Vernon has been living off of reader tears since she wrote her first short story in 2004. She now spends her time killing off fictional characters, pretending to plot while she really just watches Netflix, and she tries to do this all while her two young children run amok around her Texas ranch.

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  1. It is hard to resist an Irish accent. ;) Thanks for sharing this one!

  2. slow burn romance, that can create a lot of wonderful tension. :-)
    sherry @ fundinmental

  3. that is hot cover great looking guy

    1. I thought the same thing when I first saw the cover!

  4. I didn't know about this one but it looks good and totally my kind of novels!

    1. I'm glad I could put it on your radar Meliane!

  5. Sounds like a sexy read. Thanks for posting!

  6. Glad to hear you enjoyed the story. I do love witty banter and a nice build-up to romance. Wonderful review, Lindy! :)

    1. Thanks Rachel! Witty banter is always so much fun1

  7. Slow burn, sweet and sexy. A great combination. Glad you enjoyed this one.

  8. The modern marriage of convenience trope sounds like a fun one with this book/series. :)

  9. This is a fun trope! Thanks for sharing and who doesn't love a delicious accent :)

    1. Delicious accents make me swoon every time Kim!

  10. Banter is the best!! And I love the idea its paired with friends to lovers rather than hate to love. That's a neat twist. ❤️ Great review Lindy


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