Kicking off the End of Summer Blog Tour and Romance Awareness Month, I’d like to welcome one of my favorite authors, Lauren Dane, back to Reading Reality. Today’s guest post is all about the Hurley Family, the stars of Lauren’s latest terrific series, The Hurley Boys. I’ve already enjoyed (and reviewed) the first two books in the series, The Best Kind of Trouble and Broken Open. Tomorrow’s featured review will be the third book, Back to You. I loved it and I hope you will too. In the meantime, just to tide you over until tomorrow, here’s Lauren on just what the Hurley Family has been up to this summer, along with your chance to win a copy of Back to You and all the titles featured in this End of Summer Blog Tour.
Hurley Family Summer Itinerary
As it happens, the Hurley family is pretty big on being outdoors. It’s a good thing, as they live on a ranch so horses, ATVs and daily work mean they spend a lot of time out in the elements.
Summer means more time to play as well as work. Hood River, Oregon, is right on the Columbia River so there’s plenty of opportunity to get out on the water to boat, windsurf, swim and kayak.
It also means Vaughan and Kelly’s daughters are out of school, so while the newly reunited couple will seek some quiet alone time, they’ll also have time spent with their family in mind.
It’s their first summer back together and these locations are on the itinerary!
1. Sweet Hollow Ranch
More than just the name of the band the Hurley brothers formed well over a decade before, it’s the place they grew up. There’s a rope swing for the nearby creek, and plenty of evenings the girls will sleep over with their grandparents so Vaughan can have Kelly all to himself.
2. New York City
Vaughan and Kelly first met in New York when both were barely out of their teens. Over a decade later, they can come back as a reunited family and enjoy the city they both love so much. There’ll be picnics in Central Park and all manner of shows and things to do.
One of Kelly’s fondest memories is of when she and Vaughan rode the London Eye when she was pregnant with their oldest child. At the close of their trip Vaughan will propose, for keeps this time.
If you’re a fan of second chances, real love and some pretty amazing grovel, I hope you’ll give BACK TO YOU a read!
Back to You by Lauren Dane
Mass Market Paperback: 336 pages
Publisher: HQN Books (May 26, 2015)
What won’t he do for a second chance?
Former model Kelly Hurley has finally put the ashes of the past behind her. After a passionate but turbulent marriage to rock star Vaughan Hurley that ended in heartbreak and divorce, Kelly rebuilt her life in Portland, where she settled so their two young daughters could be close to their father. Just not so close Kelly couldn’t truly make her own way without interference from the man who shattered her heart. Now Kelly’s finally ready to move on, and she’s planning to marry another man.
But not if Vaughan has anything to say about it.
Vaughan knows he was a fool all those years ago. A young, selfish—and prideful—fool. Even as he buried himself in the fast, decadent rock-star lifestyle, he could never drown out the memory of Kelly’s beauty and love. Or the sweet, searing heat whenever they touched. For years, he’s had to deal with the pain of seeing her only because of their daughters, but it was never enough. Now Vaughan must prove that he’s the only man Kelly needs, before he loses her for good. And there’s only one way to do it…
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