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~**~ Blog Tour for Bentley (Vested Interest #1) by Melanie Moreland w/ Review ~**~

Three young men meet in university and form a lifelong friendship.

Their pasts dictate the men they are, but their present shapes their future.

What happens when these men meet the one person they are destined to be with? Can they fight their feelings and walk away? Or will they each succumb and learn the sweet agony of love?


The leader of the group. He is uptight, formal, and cold. Rigid and set in his ways, always following the same path. Until the day, he stumbles upon her.


She brings with her spontaneity and light. The world she lives in is so different from his, yet he cannot control the draw to her. Nor can he explain the way she makes him feel.


Release Date: February 8th, 2018

***4 ‘Rigid & Freddy’ Stars***
I have a thing for watching the uptight characters in a story loosen up a little and let their soul breathe a little, so when I read the blurb to Bentley I knew I had to get my hands on a copy one way or another and I thoroughly enjoyed this first in series romance. It was a fun, quick read filled with characters I liked almost instantly and was sweet and smexy, low on angst and had a nice little punch of mystery/suspense that kept me turning the pages to the very end.

I loved Bentley and Emmy. Bentley is all kinds of formal and uptight and it makes him come across as cold, something he is very aware of, but underneath it all is a man who cares deeply and wants the best for those he cares about. Emmy is vivacious, sassy, snarky and a little quirky. I loved how she didn’t back down from much and could give as good as she got. Their opposites attract romance was all kinds of fun to experience. It was sweet and smexy and while low on angst, they still had a few hurdles to conquer, but they did in a very mature and honest way. While things move somewhat fast, it wasn’t so quick that they just fell, they got to know each other and see how the other ticked. Their honesty with each other was refreshing and I loved where they were at in their relationship at the end of the book.

This is my first book by the author and I really enjoyed it. The writing was engaging, pacing was good and I enjoyed the dual first person POV. There was a little mystery/suspense added in to the story that made things interesting but didn’t overshadow Bentley and Emmy’s journey to their HEA, in fact it helped to strengthen and push it along a few times. But as always, I’m all about the secondary characters and this was chock full of people I want to know more about. All of them were well written and I enjoyed how their distinct personalities came out to play throughout the story. I can’t say that I have a favorite of the bunch, but I’m definitely looking forward to getting my hands on Aiden’s book, especially after that little tease at the end of Bentley!

~ Copy provided by InkSlinger PR & voluntarily reviewed ~

New York Times/USA Today bestselling author Melanie Moreland, lives a happy and content life in a quiet area of Ontario with her beloved husband of twenty-seven-plus years and their rescue cat Amber. Nothing means more to her than her friends and family, and she cherishes every moment spent with them.

While seriously addicted to coffee, and highly challenged with all things computer-related and technical, she relishes baking, cooking, and trying new recipes for people to sample. She loves to throw dinner parties, and also enjoys travelling, here and abroad, but finds coming home is always the best part of any trip.

Melanie loves stories, especially paired with a good wine, and enjoys skydiving (free falling over a fleck of dust) extreme snowboarding (falling down stairs) and piloting her own helicopter (tripping over her own feet.) She's learned happily ever afters, even bumpy ones, are all in how you tell the story.