Blog Tour and Review: Stirred by Nancy S. Thompson

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Stirred Synopsis:


I’m Eden MacLaird, and Fate screwed me good at the age of twenty-one, stole my first love, then my first child. Twenty years later, I still haven’t found my happily-ever-after. Sure, from the outside, I have it all, including Declan, my gorgeous, rich-as-sin husband. But things aren’t what they seem, and catching Declan in bed with my best friend destroys any dreams I harbor for love, much less sexual fulfillment.

Then in walks Sean Bennett…

Just months away from earning his post-graduate law degree, Sean’s smart, driven, and serious, but an unexpected encounter between us in a bar one night changes everything. His best friend, Trinitee, warns against getting too involved, but the heat between us is beyond intense, and neither of us are willing to walk away.

With my marriage in shambles, I’m eager to make a go of it with Sean, despite our sixteen-year age difference. But while I relish my sexual reawakening, I fear giving up the posh life I’ve grown accustomed to. That life, however, and everything in it, comes crashing down as bodies start piling up around us, and all clues point to me and Sean.

Secrets, betrayal, and revenge threaten to destroy not just my carefully-crafted reputation, but my very life. With our freedom at stake, Sean and I join forces to uncover those plotting against us. But as doubt and evidence mount, I must choose: give in to my suspicions and save myself, or trust our new-found love and save us both.


3 Star Review

Stirred is a well-written, well-paced novel but several things just didn’t work for me.  I knew I was getting a story about an older woman and a younger man with some mystery thrown in for good measure but I figured out the mystery quite early.  I’m not a fan of drama just for the sake of drama and it seemed like in this particular case, the drama of Stirred was just to fill up pages.  And, it was over-the-top drama.

Also, and it PAINS me to say this, but I couldn’t click with Sean as a character.  He’s supposed to be this brilliant young man (a law student) but he is, straight up, a moron.  Like really, he’s dumb.  This guy is supposed to be at the top of his class but he’s the one that kept making mistakes and screwing up the investigation and he couldn’t even figure out what the hell was going on.  And Eden?  Girl.  No.  Often, Eden and Sean’s relationship felt more like mother and son and I can’t even begin to describe to you all the ways in which that amped up the creepiness factor for me.  We are reminded, repeatedly, that Eden is way older than Sean.

I will say that it was well-written and I can see why it will keep those who can connect with the characters, intrigued.  You’ll definitely want to know ‘who did it’ and figure out all the twists and turns.  While I didn’t connect with this story, I would read something different from Thompson, in the future.

 The Darkly Forbidden

Nancy S. Thompson Bio:

Nancy is a California transplant currently living in Seattle, Washington with her husband of 23 years, their son, a student at Seattle University, their giant snow dog, Jack, and his kitty, Skye. She works as a freelance editor for her publisher and writer friends and also has her own interior design business within the model home merchandising industry. When she’s not writing or editing, Nancy keeps herself busy by cooking and baking.


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One thought on “Blog Tour and Review: Stirred by Nancy S. Thompson

  1. I’m sorry you didn’t care for it. Regardless, I still appreciate you taking the time to read Stirred then compose a thoughtful review, so thank you.

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