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Where There's Smoke

Sweet Sins Series, Book 2
Series: Sweet Sin Series , Book 2
Length: 8 hrs and 1 min
Categories: Romance, Contemporary
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From a USA Today best-selling author comes a standalone in the Sweet Sin series.  

The lives of Dean Wagner and Tatum Fields have been ruled by the hand of fate.  

The past six years of my life have been consumed by guilt. Since we lost Landon to a fire, I’ve done everything in my power to protect my daughter, Leila, from finding out the truth about how her twin brother died. Nothing in my life means more to me than her.  

Not my band, not my reputation. Nothing.  

Until I see Tatum, the woman I saved on the beach the same night she dealt with a loss of her own.  

The daily routine I’ve settled into is what keeps me going. Work at my chocolate shop, pay the bills, repeat. I don’t date. I don’t trust. And I have never forgotten the man who walked away from saving my life without allowing me to thank him.  

I know how to reach him, but I avoid him at all costs.  

Until fate decides to make another appearance.  

This is a story of how destiny ends up bringing these two souls back together, and how fate, the word very little people believe in is really their friend, after all.

©2018 Kathy Coopmans (P)2018 Kathy Coopmans

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Heartbreaking emotional

Audio-book: Narrators – Lacy Laurel and Lorenzo Matthews

I could not imagine either of these characters with any other voice than the one these narrators provided. With all the emotions that flowed throughout this story, both Ms. Laurel and Mr. Matthews gave even greater depth of character to these two lost souls. Voices filled with angst, remorse, love and lust…these narrators hit it spot on.


Dean has suffered the worst loss a parent can imagine. A year later as he grieves that loss on the beach he lands himself smack dab into a tragedy in process. With years between that night and now, he’s doing all he can to keep his daughter from learning the truth of her brother’s death. His life is consumed with keeping her safe from that knowledge and the venom the paparazzi spew. What he is not prepared for is coming face to face with the woman from the beach that one fateful night and how she will change him in ways he didn’t even know he wanted.

Tatum has deliberately kept her distance from Dean. Guilty by association is a remorse she has had to live with. However, when a happy even brings these two together, she can’t keep her secret from him any longer. As they attempt to move forward from the past they are both struggling with the tentacles that hold them in place. Slowly, they find themselves free to give in to their desires even as a deeper connection grows between them rooted in trust and love.

I enjoyed this book and the many facets of both the hero and heroine. This is definitely a character driven story with drama from outside forces and the angst of grief from the inside. My heart broke for Dean’s pain and suffering and I loved that Tatum was the perfect source of healing for him and his daughter.

This is well written with incredible secondary characters, some whose own drama stole the spotlight a bit, and scorching hot steam. The ending was perfect and I am looking forward to the next in the series.

I was given this free review copy audio-book at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

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Rocker bad boys

There is chocolate, hot rockers, brooding bad boys and red hot passion.

I think the guys in this band bought stock in misery. Each of their stories is more tragic than the next. Tatum and Dean were brought together by tragedy and years later they are getting a real chance to find happiness.

The narrators are great.

My new dream is to own a chocolate/sex shop. Heaven truly exists and it’s in this book.

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A heart-wrenching, yet truly uplifting & emotional

4.5 STARS

Where There's Smoke is a captivating, emotional, intense and heart-wrenching story about lost, pain, guilt, angst, grief, love, and a second chance for new beginnings. Dean and Tatum's journey is deeply emotional, and heart-breaking at times but they got their well deserving HEA, nonetheless!! Sorry, it wouldn't be fair for me to give you more than what others have share because it'll be more of a spoiler than anything else.

The performance by Lacy Laurel and Lorenzo Matthews was powerful enough to vividly convey the characters' emotions in an amazing way!

Kathy Coopmans choice of narrators was spot on!!

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Very sad story with a happy ending

This was a really good story. Your heart will run through the full set of emotions at various parts of this book. This is the 2nd book in the Sweet Sins Series by Kathy Coopmans. I did not read or listen to the 1st book but will be soon. The book is so full of raw emotions it really drags you in. The book is narrated by Lacy Laurel and Lorenzo Matthews. They both have done an amazing job to bringing this story to life. You can feel the emotion as you listen to this story.

Dean Wagner is a drummer in a popular band. Tatum Fields is a Chocolate shop owner. Six years before they had a brief encounter when Tatum tried to commit suicide by drowning herself in the ocean where Dean was grieving the 1 year anniversary of his teenage sons death.

Dean's teenage son and ex wife died from drugs. Dean is unable to get past his death. He has not told his daughter and the twin of his son how he died. It's been 6 years since he pulled the woman out of the ocean dressed in her wedding dress.

Tatum has not been able to pick the pieces of her life up and move on after walking out on her wedding.

Dean's teenage daughter decides to go to work for a chocolate shop little did Dean or Tatum know they would be pulled back together after that awful day at the ocean nor did they know the other would be the missing key to moving on with their lives.

I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

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Fantastic

This rock star book is great. Not much about the music but so much about fame and fortune. It gets you thinking about what people give up to be famous. Written well and fantastic performance’s from both Lacy and Lorenzo.
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Love Dean and Tatum

Title: Where There's Smoke
Author: Kathy Coopmans
Format: Audio
Narrators: Lacy Laurel, Lorenzo Matthews
Genre: Romance - Rockstar
Standalone: Yes
Part of a Series: Book 2 of the Sweet Sins series
POV: Dean and Tatum
Steam Level: Slow burn to sexy
4/5

We meet Dean in book 1: The Right Direction. You don't need to have read The Right Direction first but it's fun the see more of Roman and Jocelyn's HEA. Although I liked Where There's Smoke I feel like the ending was rushed. I enjoy this series and Kathy Coopmans' writing and this series and can't wait to read more. I just wanted more to Tatum and Dean.

I received this audiobook for free from Audiobook from Audiobook Obsessions. This is my honest and voluntary review.

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Heartbreakingly good

What an emotional roller coaster of a book this was to listen too. Having read and or listened to a few books by Kathy Coopmans, I was intrigued by this story. Narrated by Lacy Laurel and Lorenzo Matthews, who did a great job of bringing this story to life. Full of emotion, angst, loss, grief and pain this was a story that really got to me.

Drawn together again by fate, will this be the beginning of something wonderful for Dean Wagner and Tatum Fields? Or will it bring the nightmares, tragedy and loss from the past back to haunt them?
 
Can they move forward together or are they destined to remain two lost souls tormented by the past?

My heart just about broke for Dean, his pain and suffering was palpable. It was fitting that Tatum ended up being the woman who brought Dean to life again and through love she brought happiness and light into Dean and Leila’s lives.
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Heartbreaking redemption

These two characters deserve their happily ever after considering their pasts and together they get it.
Lorenzo Matthews and Lacy Laurel have the best voices for the two main characters-a drummer and a chocolatier. They created the perfect characters.
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Not for me at all

The premise of this book was quite enticing to me. A drummer and a chocolatier, both with broken pasts, destined by fate to meet…again. I also sensed the promise of mystery, some suspense, and even “family moments” between the father and his daughter.

But I was completely disappointed. Appalled even.

For the entire first 3 chapters, the characters hit me as “woe-is-me”. I completely understand illustrating their brokenness, and I also completely understand that both had gone through tremendous heartache, but saying the same thing in different ways for several, long, chapters was just too much. At first, I was quite taken with the author’s choice of describing their pain: the story told in first person, and the use of analogies and eloquent speech captured me immediately. But as the chapters went on, the sentences and thoughts became the same and I found myself bored with the story, ready for a subject change that never came.

On top of this, the cursing was overwhelming. The “F” word was used most commonly by our male main character in just about every sentence, and don’t forget, the book is told in first person. Most of the time, cursing doesn’t bother me, but surely this much cursing isn’t needed to write a compelling story. It left almost no room for creative writing.

I had expected sexual content as well, so I’m here to say that I wasn’t wrong…though my expectations were blown completely out of the water. I bailed on the book once “adult toys” were brought into the plot.

Needless to say, with the plot being as slow as it was, the characters as boring as they were, and the content that was all present in just the first 3 chapters, this book is most definitely only going to receive 1 out of 5 stars from me and I advise against reading it.

I received this audiobook from the author for the purpose of this review. All comments and opinions are entirely my own.

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I Enjoyed this heart tugging, sexy romance!

I really enjoyed this book! Tatum is just awesome and poor troubled soul that Dean is, makes you fall in love with these two. Dean saves Tatum from drowning and she doesn't follow up with at thank you to Dean. She knows who he is and doesn't want him to think she is a fangirl. But, she is. So on their next encounter, Dean is playing at a club with his band and Tatum goes to see him. The chemistry between these two is explosive. The love scenes are hot and Dean is demanding, something that Tatum loves.

Both of them have issues and they work through them in this book. I loved watching them both grow. I love how Tatum is caring and compassionate and how she is with Deans daughter. Dean is guilt-ridden over the loss of his son and Tatum helps him to confront his demons and to tell his daughter what really happened to her brother. All through this book, you fell the pull of Tatum and Deans attraction. I loved listening to their love grow and consume them. They make the perfect couple. I totally enjoyed this book and didn't feel like I missed out as this is the second in the Sweet Sin series. I can see how the author is setting up for her next in series and there was a bit of backstory in there too. But, it didn't make you feel like you missed it. Just that you want to read it. I totally recommend this book. It had steamy love scenes and some adult language. So be warned.

I totally fell in love with the narrators and can see myself listening to more of the books they narrate.

I give Where There's Smoke 4 of 5 stars!


I received this audiobook as part of my participation in a blog tour with Audiobookworm Promotions. The tour is being sponsored by Lacy Laurel. The gifting of this audiobook did not affect my opinion of it in any way.

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  • 08-05-19

Dean and Tatum!

Dean has endured a tragic loss and the only thing that has given him the strength to go on is his daughter Layla who he will do anything to protect. On the anniversary of his son’s death he is visiting the one place that gives him peace when he sees a woman in turmoil and can’t help but step in to assist.

Tatum has just realized that she doesn’t know the man she was supposed to marry and is devastated. While her fiancé stands by and watches her turmoil it is a stranger who comes to her rescue and gets her the help she needs.

Six years later they meet again and the connection and chemistry between them is intense. They are connected by one man that neither wants anything to do with but this man is determined to not only destroy their love but their lives as well.

This is an emotional story about heartbreak and hope. Both of these characters have endured tremendous pain but emerged stronger because of that and deserve to be happy together. I received a complimentary copy of the audiobook and thought the narrators did a great job of bringing the drama and angst of the story to life.

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  • 07-20-19

Brilliant

This rock star book is great. Not much about the music but so much about fame and fortune. It gets you thinking about what people give up to be famous. Written well and fantastic performance’s from both Lacy and Lorenzo.