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(Sexton Brothers #2)

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“Truth or dare?”
“I’ll take your dare.”
“Kiss me.”

I don’t believe in Prince Charming, but when I met a handsome stranger on a rooftop his words intrigued me and his dares left nothing but temptation.

Then I learned the truth.

His name is Bryce Sexton. Media mogul, workaholic and a heart of stone. He’s broody AF and yet every woman in San Francisco wants him.

So why won’t he
Kindle Edition, 1st Edition, 337 pages
Published November 15th 2018
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Lauren Runow Hello!!! All the Sexton Brothers novels are stand alone books! They happen at the exact same time so they overlap slightly and you don't need to read…moreHello!!! All the Sexton Brothers novels are stand alone books! They happen at the exact same time so they overlap slightly and you don't need to read one to follow the other. I hope you enjoy!(less)

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Mg ♥ The Bookishmedialite
Oct 17, 2018 rated it it was amazing

"Perhaps the heart can’t understand true love unless it’s been broken."

Lauren Runow & Jeannine Colette have once again come up with lovable characters and a story that will hit you right in the feels.

After reading and loving Austin, I knew I would read whatever this duo writes—so to read Bryce was a no-brainer. Was it what I expected? No, it was so much more. Bryce was a total swoon fest full of love and family! An emotional, fun, sexy and charming romance in which a man who believes to h
Looking for your next book boyfriend?! Sorry, this one’s already taken. =P

Well, damn! That’s how you court a woman! Show her some love and compliment her. You don’t have to be flawless or rich but have her best interest at heart. Give her your love, attention and time. That’s invaluable and Bryce did it all right.
‘He knew things about me just by paying attention.’

I loved it! Tessa was no fool and surely able to save herself. She was a strong woman and didn’t need a hero but superman was j
Wil Loves Books!
Sep 29, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: beta
“Perhaps the heart can’t understand true love unless it’s been broken.”

First, let’s state the obvious, Bryce is MINE. I saw (read, lol) him first and I get to keep him! It even says so in the first page (thanks guys!).

It’s no secret I love these two authors. I love their books and their stories and I just plain love them. They are both so talented, and definitely underrated. The world needs more Jeannine and Lauren. This series collaboration is definitely one of my favorites, the Sexton Brothe
Eve Recinella (Between The Bookends)

DNF @ 50%

I have tried to get into this one for a couple of days, but I am going to have to call it a day. I was told there was only going to be a little "drama" caused by the assistant that tried to seduce the hero at the beginning of the book, but that in no way was it a huge part of the book. Ummm, I beg to differ. She is literally in the ENTIRE book, causes major issues, and on top of that, the heroine knows her! I have been actively trying to avoid pointless OW drama in my books lately and h
Nov 08, 2018 rated it really liked it
"The way she's looking at me lets me know she's surrendering. Not just to me. To something greater than the two of us."

In Austin's book, Bryce was the mysterious, cold and broody business guy you couldn't quite catch. But in his own book, his own story he pretty quickly became such an incredible easily lovable man . It's like through his whole story he's wearing his heart on his sleeve. You can't help to simply fall for him.
Whereas Austin's book was quite thrilling and full of suspense and fast
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Tasha and Megan Mahoney
Bryce is the second book in the Sexton Brothers series.

I really enjoyed the base story-line of Bryce by Jeannie Colette and Lauren Runnow, and I really did like Bryce (at times less so) I liked Tessa even more so.

I just felt that the drama was really overdone and that the book could have been an easier more enjoyable read if they had reeled that in a bit.

With some chuckle worthy moments and plenty of romance, this was a likeable story that I would have rated higher if it hadn’t been for the dram
Nov 04, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Every once in awhile you get a book series that you just can't wait to read. This is one of those for me. I loved Austin but even in his book I was pulled to Bryce.

Here I get Bryce and he is even better than I thought he would be. Of course it wouldn't be one of the million socialites who fall over him nor is it one of the assistants that have tried or succeeded in bedding the boss. Nope Bryce decides to go for the ever sassy Tessa.

“Tessa,” she says, and I can hear the smile she’s trying to hi
Brittany Cox
Nov 09, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Whew, and I thought I loved Austin (book 1 of the Sexton Brothers). I’m not even sure I can post a review without spoilers which usually I have no problem doing, Bryce what did you do to me LOL. This is so a 5 star, the type of 5 star you will stay up until 3am reading! I not only fell in love with Bryce & Tessa’s relationship but also with Bryce & Charlie’s relationship! As a mom to boys, this book hit me right in the mommy heart! I’m not saying anymore just read Austin, then Bryce, and ...more
Vanessa (nessreads)
Nov 13, 2018 rated it it was amazing
*I voluntarily read and reviewed an ARC of this book*

5 "Truth or Dare" Stars

I have lived. I am living. Jeannine and Lauren have made my little heart happy! I knew I would love Bryce, but I didn't know that I'd love him this much. OH MY GOSH he surprised me in the most AH-MAZ-ING way. Ugh, he was everything and then some.

When I read Austin, I fell so hard for the middle Sexton brother. I didn't think he'd be replaced. But when his brooding and older brother, Bryce was introduced I found myself in
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4.5 Stars

Bryce Sexton is the workaholic, the demanding one, the brother with no real personal life. As the oldest Sexton sibling the media empire his mother created has been in his hands since she passed, but with his father and stepmother threatening to throw it all away he's working harder and demanding more of everyone. He's working to keep her legacy alive, but he needs his brothers to help him do it. When sassy, beautiful Tessa catches his eye
Cali Gals
Nov 01, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Yes I sat down and devoured Bryce in an afternoon. This has been a highly anticipated read. I was SO in love with Austin’s book, book one of the Sexton Brothers. Bryce and Tessa have a beautiful, emotional, and definitely sexy story to tell. Plan for some swoon worthy moments. Words that resonates: “Treat a woman as if she is the breath you will take when you run out of your own.” (Sign) When you add family drama and unanswered questions, the intrigue only increases. Ugh of course you will fall ...more
Nerdy Dirty & Flirty
Nov 17, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Book two in the Sexton brother's series by co-authors Lauren Runow and Jeannine Colette features oldest brother Bryce Sexton.

The first thing I have to say about this book is that it is a must read. Especially for those who read and enjoyed Austin. Bryce cannot be missed. He was so much more than I expected him to be. He definitely was controlling and a workaholic. But he was also so loyal to his family and those he cared about. Plus, how do you not love a guy who's trying to keep his mother's le
Kylie Kuiper
Nov 14, 2018 rated it it was amazing
If you thought Austin Sexton was the only Sexton brother you’d ever need to read about, just wait until you read Bryce’s story. He’s definitely everything you’d ever want in a book boyfriend.

When Tessa accidentally runs into the mega successful hottie , Bryce, she’s sure he’s just another spoiled rich kid, only after one thing. But Tessa doesn’t need a man in her life, that spots already taken with her five year old son Charlie.

Day by day, Bryce soon wins Tessa’s trust........and her heart.

Tanja Kezmic
Nov 11, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: omgreads
Book 2 and this series just got a hell of a lot better.

I honestly didn't like Bryce at all in the first book. His attitude towards Austin was downright condescending and I hated him for it. But after finishing this book I can say I couldn't have been more wrong about him. I kinda felt bad for my dislike when we got to read what his plans were while his mother was still alive. I loved how his love for Tessa and her son made him want to change his life for the better. And I loved Tessa that desp
Tre Talbot
Nov 09, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Truth or Dare?

Truth- I didn’t think I could love these Sexton men more then I already have and yet here we are, Bryce is a man that will have you swooning and falling for hard and fast. Tessa is a single mom that has just enough room for Charlie in her heart until a Sexton man nuzzles his way in. The connection is instantaneous but what had me grinning ear to ear is their conversations, I want those. We see the hard working and committed man Bryce is to his company and then we get to see a whol
Jenn_COBB - Collector of Book Boyfriends

Book 2 in the Sexton Brothers series and it was a well awaited one on my part.
Bryce got my attention loud and clear from Austin’s book and I couldn’t shake that longing feeling off and just wanted more and more of him.
They say that good things are worth waiting for and Bryce sure was one of those.
The man has it all quite literally if you ask me.

I fell in for him and I fell hard.
Tessa is such a sweet woman and a loving mother to her little baby boy.
The way she is putting him and others before her
Nov 14, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I was given an advanced readers copy of this book and have decided to leave a voluntary honest review. So in Austin book I wasn't to fond of Bryce, because of the way you use ride Austin all the time. As you can probably tell Austin is my favourite. Anyways now that I know why Bryce is the way he is. I understand him a lot better. The man has so much deal with he is basically married to his job. So when he meets Tessa it's such nice change to see him change his ways a bit. Tessa is a very good m ...more
Nov 12, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc-books
Can I just say that Charlie Clarke stole the show here .. The little man stole my heart and I want to keep him with me .

***“Treat a woman as if she is the breath you’ll take when you have run out of your own,”****

Oh bryce you were everything in this book .. loved it. The man is a romantic out superman and batman , Bryce Sexton the hot CEO is here to steal your heart.. ugh Tessa is such a lucky girl . 🥰😍😍
Cant wait to see what Jeannine and Lauren come up with Tanners book and how this aw
Patricia Rohrs (words we love by blog)
Bryce is definitely one swoon worthy man! If I met someone who allowed me to make him up like a clown just to talk yup I’d fall hard and fast but thankfully Tessa is strong willed woman!

Bryce and Tessa had a very exciting first meeting and though they had hurdles to overcome they both did it together! Each one had to compromise and give a little of themselves but in the end matters of the heart were to important and it was worth it!
Bryce is trying to hold on to his family media empire while fighting with his father and step monster over the company. Tessa is a single mom of a 5 year old trying to build her new life in San Francisco. A chance meeting on a rooftop has Bryce chasing her like he has never chased a woman in his life. I can't wait for the third brother's book.

Things I loved about this book: truth or dare, classic literature references, a man who cooks, funky t-shirts, and the romance.

Reviewed by: Alex L.
Oct 25, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Beta read this and couldn't put it down! I swooned over this story! You are going to love this complicated man and all of his hotness <3
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I really liked and was drawn to Bryce whilst I was reading the first book, Austin.

I completely loved him by the end of Bryce.

This story is on the same time line as Austin, so you can read this without reading the first book

Bryce Sexton is all kinds of swoonworthy. It was great to get to the man behind the suit (and oh my, what a man behind that suit!). He came across as a bit cold in the first book, but all we saw was the business man.

Now he has met Tessa, the on
A Book Lover's Emporium Book Blog
This is the second book in the smouldering Sexton brothers series but it most definitely can be read as a standalone. I have walked away with a huge smile on my face as this book left me with all the feels. The theme of this story is pure romance, it is very easy to read and a page-turner.

The characters are just swoon worthy. Bryce is very attractive with his loyalty and devotion to his mother’s legacy and memory. He is a workaholic but craves something more with his life than just working into
Nov 04, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Oh my, Jeannine & Lauren, I absolutely love all your words.

I am 100% in love with Bryce. He is MINE! I call dibs! Bryce is the workaholic, older brother of Austin from book 1. These two stories overlap in the best way. In book 1 I knew Bryce went away with someone and took some time out of the office. Asked more of his brother, their team and delegated more to free up some of his time. However he was secretive and private so nothing was given away. I have been dying for his story - and let m
Michele McMullen
Nov 16, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arc
The Sexton brothers will have you swooning and yes Bryce is so exception to the rule. Tessa and Bryce an unexpected meeting on a roof top , a party that both are try to escape ...a stolen moment that leads to so much more. Tessa is a single mom doing her best to make a life for her son Charlie . She has no idea that the chance meeting was none other than media mogul Bryce Sexton. Bryce can't stop thinking about this woman and now begins the pursuit . He can be very persuasive but Tessa has her o ...more
Nov 03, 2018 rated it really liked it
This book was a great introduction to another new to me author. Even though I had not read the first book in the Sexton Brothers series, I did not have any issues following along in Bryce’s story.

I really loved Bryce and Tessa story! Bryce is the oldest of the three Sexton brothers who has been devoting his entire existence on keeping his mother’s legacy alive, I honestly did not know how he was functioning with how much he was taking on. Then to add on, there were issues with his assistants, hi
Nov 15, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I was looking forward to Bryce's book and it did not disappoint. Ms. Runow and Ms. Colette really capture you from the first book in this series and Book 2 is no exception. You are taken from the first page and I am still in this world. The story is full of emotions. This book helped me to understand Bryce more, which is why I was looking forward to reading his story. I am now anxiously awaiting the next installment in this series. This is definitely a must read.
Nancy Reads
Nov 04, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Bryce is the second book by the talented team of Lauren Runow & Jeannine Colette. Their first standalone book about The Sexton Brothers was Austin, and it was so good that if you haven't read it yet you should.

Bryce is the oldest brother of the three Sexton sons. As the oldest son of the late newspaper and magazine magnate, Marina Sexton, he has the responsibility of keeping her memory alive by running the print division. The heaviness of carrying the load is a weight on his broad shoulders.
Marina Skinner
Nov 05, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Well Im coming down from such a high from reading this beautiful story!
Despite not knowing much about each other after their chance meet at a gala, needless to say Bryce doesn’t give up when he sees what he wants! Oh he wants Tessa alright, although she isnt ready to date and when Bryce discovers why, well lets just say the friendship that blossoms is quite extraordinary!
I loved them both, although he's kinda married to his job, he makes the time. I ended this book feeling like my heart was goin
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Lauren Runow is the author of multiple Adult Contemporary Romance novels, some more dirty than others. When Lauren isn't writing, you'll find her listening to music, at her local CrossFit, reading, or at the baseball field with her boys. Her only vice is coffee, and she swears it makes her a better mom!

Lauren is a graduate from the Academy of Art in San Francisco and is the founder and co-owner of

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Sexton Brothers (2 books)
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