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Quinn Murphy’s got the bad boy thing down to a science. It’s all anyone’s ever expected of him and why mess with a good thing? He’s got everything he ever thought he needed but never actually wanted and that’s the problem. He’s been running from his past and after one fateful night, it collides with his present, forcing him to return to the very place and people he’s been avoiding for the past five years.


Violet McGregor is emerging from the cloud of misery and leaving all her bad choices on the other side of the world. She’s moved to Ireland, opened her dream business and has reconnected with her best friend, Ashlyn after way too many years under her ex-husband’s cloistering rules. She’s determined to make a life for herself without needing a man to lean on, until the fates throw the one man she’s never been able to resist directly into her arms.

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How can I want a woman so bad when she represents everything I despise? I can’t get her out from under my skin and I’m not entirely sure I want to. But there’s more at stake here than meets the eye. I’ve got responsibilities and she’s got secrets. Together, we’re destined for disaster, but I’m willing to risk it all for her, the problem is, I don’t know if she’s willing to risk anything for me.

Running from my problems is my specialty. That and managing to sabotage every relationship I’ve ever had. So it makes sense that I jumped at a chance to go film in Ireland and leave my philandering boyfriend at home in LA. Yup, I’d rather run across the ocean than deal with that. Then Brennan Murphy threw me out of his pub and I jumped into the very thing I was trying to avoid. I had worked too hard to bury my secrets and it would take a lot more than heated words and scorching looks to get me to give into the temptation of throwing it all away for one guy. Albeit, one hot, bearded mountain of a man.




I told her forever, but it seems forever meant something different to her.  And now she’s back, claiming to love another and needing me to release her from our vows.  If she thinks I have held out for this long and will give up that easily, then I’ll thoroughly enjoy teaching her that when I offer a vow to another, it’s an unbreakable one.  She’s mine and I’ll do anything to keep it that way.


He told me forever, but one of us has to let the other go.  I knew it would have to be me.  He always was the sentimental one.  He’ll see my disavowal as the worst possible betrayal.  At least, I’m really hoping so.  If he insists on pretending he still loves me after all this time, then it’s going to get messy.  And I’m sick and tired of cleaning up my messes.




I’m a doctor.  Not just any doctor.  I’m an OB/GYN, so I know my way around the female anatomy.  It goes without saying, I’m pretty comfortable around women.  That is, until one particular bespectacled beauty makes me incredibly uncomfortable.  And suddenly, I’ve got no clue whatsoever what to do about this particular woman.


I did it.  I had a one night stand and now all the warnings my momma gave me are coming true.  I’m pregnant and he’s not really into relationships, let alone the instant family kind.  So, I’m going it alone in Ireland, a country I’ve only just moved to, and ready to be a single mother, until my search for a doctor leads me right back to him.




Things I’m good at:

  • Cracking encrypted code.
  • That’s about it.

I’m Special Agent Nixon Rivers.  My job was to fly to Ireland, gather intel and then get out.  It wasn’t gather intel, get into her pants and then get out.  And it certainly wasn’t gather intel, get in her pants, accidentally fall in love with her and then get out.  I was in deep, in more ways than one.  The enigmatic and beautiful tech wizard, Keeva Murphy was going to be successful at the one thing no one before her had been.  Breaking me down and uncovering all of my secrets.


I knew the minute I sat down beside him on the plane he would destroy me.  I tried to keep my distance, but the mysterious, sexy uber geek Nixon wouldn’t take no for an answer.  I should have listened to my obnoxious Irish family, but I let him in.  And life as I knew it would never be the same.  Loving a man with so many secrets was the hardest code I ever had to break.

"This book was a great read - a good combination of reality and glamour. If you are looking for a real down to earth, page turning relationship/romance novel - this would be a great pick for you!"
"I couldn't put this book down and couldn't stop thinking about the characters! I love the twists, romance and constant suspense! Great read!"
"A great read! I love how realistic it is when discussing the battles of everyday relationships!"
"5 Stars! I really enjoyed this book!"
"I truly enjoyed the story. It was a true love at first sight book with suspense thrown in. I fell in love with both characters immediately. Easy read. Story kept me wanting more."
"Had to stay up past midnight cause I couldn't put the book down until I finished it. My fiancé is snoring in the other room while I was curled up in front of the fire reading! Lol. Excellently written and a great story I didn't want to put down. Wow! Sums it up in one word. I really admire your talent Holly!  Well done!!"
"Blindsided was a fun, light story to read after a few stressful days at work. Holly Mortimer was able to make me laugh and enjoy the quirkiness of the characters. The story has a good amount of romantic moments that make you smile."
5.0 out of 5 stars Expectations The Murphy's Series This was a fantastic novel. Very emotional and a must read. I highly recommend it. Will be looking forward to reading more novels by Holly Mortimer.
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Read By: book lover  August 27, 2018 This story was enjoyable with interesting characters and storyline. It was hard to stop reading! Excitement with anticipation was the feeling with the entire book.
"5 out of 5 stars" Incredible writing. Beautiful story that is rich with unique use of humor and language. Characters are multidimensional and interesting. They are flawed and fearful and grow and progress and it’s a great journey I took with them. I laughed out loud and I cried like a twit. The author has a beautiful mind and a quick wit. I will read every book.
"5 out of 5 stars" Expectation (The,Murphy's Series - Book 2) This book deserves a five-star rating. It was an excellent story. It held my interest all through the whole book.
"5 out of 5 stars" Wow!! A heart wrenching, heart-warming story that will have you spell bound!
"Wow- an awesome book I couldn’t put down. It made me buy the whole series it was that awesome! This book will have you laughing, crying, holding your breath and smiling all at the same time! I haven’t read a book this gut clinching in forever! You have to read it! I guarantee you won’t forget it!!"
"Love romances that take place in Ireland. Felt I knew every character. Read it in a day, as I couldn't put it down. Great!"
"4 out of 5 stars Great, heart-warming romance."
"I liked the male view, humor, as well as the interaction with family. I couldn't put it down until I was finished."
"5 out of 5 stars! Good book !I really liked this story...alpha male, strong female and HEA! I especially liked hearing both voices. Beautifully balanced, knew what each of them were thinking. Thanks Holly for a worthwhile story!"

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