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Paige in Progress

(Reluctant Hearts #3)

3.93  ·  Rating details ·  649 ratings  ·  145 reviews
She wanted a one-night stand…and then he moved in next door.

It was only supposed to be a single night. Nothing more than an easy, completely hot, mind blowing evening with my best friend’s surrogate brother. Except my once-safe one-night stand no longer lives a thousand miles away. Adam’s back in town…and living directly across the hall. Relegating our crazy chemistry
Kindle Edition, 378 pages
Published January 19th 2016
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Jan 13, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I absolutely loved this one! It is part 3 in series, but can be read as a standalone so don't let it deter you from giving it a chance. You may fall in love with author's writing style and try others too. I know I will. Anyway, the writing was flawless, the humour was great, banter between MCs awesome and all other interactions with secondary characters too. Not to mention it was hot as f***.

Adam and Paige hooked up a while ago, six months pass and Adam has to come back to his hometown to help h
Feb 09, 2016 rated it really liked it
3.5 Stars
This one was different. I really liked it.
It's the third book in a series but the first one I've read. I had no problems keeping up.
Paige has been burned when she was younger. She gave up everything and moved away to be with the guy she loved only to find him cheating on her. So she's strictly a one night stand no relationship kind of girl. She's not going to be going through that again. But 6 months ago she slept with a guy that's best friends with her best friends boyfriend. She can
Jaime Arkin
Brighton Walsh knows what I want and need in a hero. Each time she releases a new book, I find myself falling not only for the sexy heroes she creates, but the stories she tells, and Paige in Progress might just be my favorite story she’s told so far.

Paige is the girl every single one of us wants as a best friend. She’s smart, she’s sexy, she’s got a mouth like a sailor and doesn’t apologize for taking what she wants. She’s well on her way to getting her dream job, as long as those on the polic
Paige Nicole
Jan 24, 2021 marked it as dnf
DNF at 1%

It’s not often the first sentence of a book makes me DNF, but this one did it: “Being a blonde with a nice body and a rockin’ set of Cs isn’t all it’s cracked up to be.”
Erin Arkin
Adam might be my favorite...just saying.

I don’t know what else to say about Brighton Walsh’s books that will convey the love I have for her stories and characters. She knows exactly what I am looking for in my romance novels…fantastic characters, a bit of swoon, some sexy times, and a story that pulls me in.

Paige is one of those characters that when I started this book I wasn’t sure how I was going to feel about her but in the end, I loved her. Paige is smart, she works hard, she loves her fami
Bonnie-Anne Carmichael (Love Triangles Are Fucking Stupid.)
DNF at 32%. I tried, I really tried. But I just can't do it.

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nick (the infinite limits of love)
Oct 06, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc


WOAH! Brighton Walsh sure knows how to bring steam to her pages and write some seriously swoony boys. I've been so impressed with her books in the past, so Paige in Progress was a must read for me, especially because I also DEMANDED a Paige and Adam book along with some other bloggers! She did an amazing job with this coupling and I just couldn't get enough of them.

I've loved Paige since the moment we met her in the previous book, but I think I fell a little more in love with her here as I
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Jan 04, 2016 rated it it was amazing
There were no Reluctant Hearts when it came to this series. At least, not for me. After reading and loving Tessa Ever After, I jumped at the chance to get to know more about Paige and Adam, because this series has proven to be all the things I love about books—funny, cute, sexy, hot and happy. And this story was no exception.

Paige doesn't do repeats. Relationships have taken a backseat to her dream career—which she is finally within reach of—after a disastrous one nearly derailed her entire life
Jan 19, 2016 rated it really liked it
Brighton Walsh knocked it out of the park with this one!! I absolutely loved it. Best in the series for me.

Paige is my kind of heroine, smart, sassy and a bit of a tomboy! I also loved Adam, it's so refreshing to have a hero that's not in any way a manwhore but actually a relationship kind of guy. But I have to say he was pretty alpha when he needed to be and I loooooved him!

It was great to catch up with the rest of the characters, this can easily be read as a standalone but you'd be missing o
Dec 23, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: read-in-2015
I've loved Paige since the first line she spoke, so I was beyond thrilled to find out we were getting her story.

I adore Paige's snark and attitude, her foul mouth and her complete loyalty. She is easily someone I would want to hang out with, even knowing we'd probably end up in jail. As for Adam...I don't have words for that boy. He's delicious. Hopefully that explains it all.

The best thing about Brighton's books is that I'm guaranteed a HEA, so even if everything goes to shit {like it inevita
Danielle (Love at First Page)

Brighton Walsh fast became one of my favorite authors after reading just one of her books. Her romances just click with me, and there's no denying that she writes sexual tension and chemistry and swoon-worthy heroes as good as or better than anyone. Paige in Progress is no exception. Once again I fell totally in love with her characters, and the dynamic between feisty, bold, firecracker Paige and confident, sexy, heart-on-his-sleeve Adam was unsurprisingly perfect. They had me laughing and fanni
Jul 04, 2016 rated it really liked it
I really liked this one. Not quite as much as Tessa Ever After, but it was awesome to see the entire group (Winter and Cade, Jase and Tessa, and Paige and Adam) all interacting throughout this book. So much payoff for the earlier couples, and another really solid journey for this book's main characters. I really, really liked this series! ...more
Aug 22, 2017 marked it as nope
Maybe if someone offered me the Power Ball money I'd read this. I know it's realistically impossible for that to happen meaning I will not ever read this book.
LOVED. Though, not as much as Tessa Ever After. I have such a soft spot for that book, and for Jason (Sorry, Adam).

My Review!
This wasn’t my favorite in the series, but I did love it! I knew I was going to love Paige from the moment she stepped onto the pages (heh) in the first two books, and that never changed one bit. This girl is fierce, loyal, independent, take-charge, and super adorable. I loved that she was not afraid to speak her mind and go after what she wanted, whether that be the inter
Teresa Mary Rose
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This is one of my favorite new adult series and when I heard we were getting Paige's book I was ecstatic. I adored her in Tessa Ever After and I knew her and Adam together would deliver a great read and I wasn't wrong. This is everything I love about new adult.

Paige is awesome. I love her and her sarcasm and wit and intelligence. I also love that she takes stereotypes and throws them out the window. But damn did I want to shake this girl. She has
5 solid stars

LOVED Paige in Progress!

I'm a huge fan of Brighton Walsh's work and once again she's written a wonderful, entertaining and heartwarming read with characters that will touch your heart.

Both Paige and Adam were soooooo good together. Loved their banter, their humor, their passion and their chemistry was off the charts!!! **fans self**


Another major plus for me was having all the boys together. Jason, Cade and Adam cracked me up so many times, seriously they were a hoot but what I loved
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Since I finished (head over heels in love with) Tessa, Jason and every single thing about Tessa Ever After, I've desperately needed more of this series in my life. I just can't get enough of Brighton Walsh's writing and her characters. I had pretty high expectations for Paige in Progress and ... I. Loved. It.

The opposites attract trope is still one of my favorites, so it's no wonder I loved Paige and Adam right off the bat. In a twist on the no
Over the last year, Brighton Walsh’s Reluctant Hearts and Captive series have really enthralled me and provided so many swoons. As I’ve mentioned before, she has a way of creating a cast of characters, beyond the hero/heroine that enrich her stories.

For example, from pretty early on in Tessa Ever After, I fell in love with Tessa Maxwell’s best friend, Paige Bennett. Needless to say, I was curious if we might ever get her story—come to find that, not only would be get a Paige novel, but also it w
Brighton Walsh
Feb 03, 2016 marked it as my-books  ·  (Review from the author)  ·  review of another edition
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Paige in Progress is the third book in the Reluctant Hearts series but can be read as a standalone novel.



Aug 09, 2018 rated it liked it
I mean it was easy and super fast reading, but I think I expected to like reading a book with the main character having the same name as me, but in reality it made me feel kind of weird and distant.
Jan 24, 2016 rated it it was ok
Is it impossible for an author to write a book that's good all the way through?
Why does every single one of them start off nicely and then slowly deteriorates until it turns in to a steaming pile of crap?

"Paige in progress" was no exception.

In the beginning it was actually good.
Funny and witty heroine, check.
Smart and sexy male interest, check.
Funny best friends, check.
Nice, easygoing plot, check.
Amusing inner dialogues, check.

But... Yes. Unfortunately there is a "but".

I hate to leave a boo
Nov 29, 2015 rated it really liked it
When I first heard Brighton was writing Paige and Adam together, I seriously could not even contain my joy. I was so hoping they'd get together! Theirs is not an easy journey- Paige really makes Adam work for it and I was really nervous he was going to tell her deuces and be gone. Thankfully, Adam is AMAZING and a total sweetheart and he refuses to let this girl slip through his fingers.

As much as I liked Paige, she also drove me crazy. I just wanted to grab her and give her a good shake. I unde
Cyndi Becker
Dec 10, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: nina
Paige In Progress is a great addition to Brighton Walshs’ Reluctant Hearts series. It’s a sultry and sweet love story and confirms my thoughts on Paige from Tessa Ever After. I adored her as Tessa’s side kick and she holds her own when she is the star of the story. Brighton Walsh shows she knows how to capture the range of emotions surrounding love and angst.

In this case, Paige has a hard line when it comes to the “R” word. She’s already compromised her goals for a relationship only to be burned
Mar 21, 2020 rated it really liked it
⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ Expect an Unexpected

So let’s do the check up yeah
Chemistry h&H : up to the max
Plot : warmth as the chicken soup from my mother
H: sweet, kind , loyal - very dedicated
h: a little jaded - that’s can be expected , crass sense of humor, strong minded - all in all she have a back bone and two cool brothers

Why I don’t give 5 stars then ?
Whyyyyyyyyg - the epilogue was why too short
But hey all those back and forth foreplay are swoon worthy - it’s doesn’t even bother me with all those
Dec 24, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: read-in-2016
Paige Bennett and Adam Reid have a one night stand that never should have happened. That neither forgot, even after five months have passed. That has left both wanting a repeat of, or more.

Five months later, Adam returns to Michigan to help pull his parent’s sporting goods store back from bankruptcy and quickly falls back into step with his best friends Jase and Cade and their new girlfriends. Paige has spent the last five months pretending she hates Adam, in order to forget their night together
I got to read (several) early copies of this novel (Plot Whisperer Perks, yay me! #braggyh00r), and I can honestly say that Paige and Adam are my absolute favorite of the bunch. Paige is an absolute riot! She's hilarious, snarky, crude, and makes for the best type of book bestie. (I've already claimed her, so hands off!) Then there's deliciously charming, can I get an UNFmen? Adam. HOHMAN, this hero is something special, you guys. His page time was limited in previous novels to mostly phone conv ...more
Joyce Pennington
Jan 13, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: adult-romance
Full of fun, laughs, hot sex, Paige in Progress is a entertaining read.
Paige, a career minded women happy with her non relationship life. Hooking up on her own terms until one mind blowing night in December she hooks up with Adam for a one night stand.
Don't miss this newest Brighton Walsh book. I could not put it down.
Miranda Elaine
Dec 29, 2015 rated it really liked it
4 Smooches Review on our Goodreads or at Red Cheeks Reads ...more
Jan 07, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2016
Why does Brighton always know what I want to read before even I know?

Paige in Progress was hot and filled with tension. I really, really enjoyed the characters.

More to come.
My original review of this title can be found here on The Book Hookup.

**SPECIAL NOTE:** An eARC of these title was provided by the author/publicist in exchange for an honest review. However, that did not influence this review in any way. All thoughts, quotes, and opinions will be of this version and not of the published edition.

Quick Thoughts and Rating: 5 sexy, swoony stars! Simply put, Brighton Walsh writes the kind of stories that I love to read and Paige in Progress is no exception to
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USA Today and Wall Street Journal bestselling author Brighton Walsh spent nearly a decade as a professional photographer before taking her storytelling in a different direction and reconnecting with her first love: writing. When she’s not lost in her own made up worlds, she’s probably either reading or shopping—maybe even both at once. She lives in the Midwest with her real life hero of a husband, ...more

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