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"So much angst and emotion that you will feel it from the tips of your toes to the depths of your heart and to that very special spot on your neck." - Fun Under The Covers
"The pull between these two was unstoppable." - Karie, Goodreads
"This story is full of combustible chemistry." - Jennifer, Goodreads
"Loved, loved, loved Mayor Mcsteamy!" - Karen, Goodreads
"This was another fabulous over 40's story filled with emotion, from heartbreak to happiness, complete with love and laughter along the way." - CeeCee, Goodreads
"I love this series and whenever I find myself back in Blue Ridge I feel like I'm home, it's like I'm visiting family and friends and the Harrington's always make you welcome." - Jackie, Goodreads
"This story was another great addition to this series." - Ebbie, Author Groupies
"These stories are in my age bracket and it is great to see two mature adults find happiness again." - Shelly, Goodreads
"Another sexy silver fox hit for LB Dunbar!" - Sharon, Goodreads
- ASIN : B083MV44NJ
- Publisher : L.B. Dunbar Writes, Ltd. (June 4, 2020)
- Publication date : June 4, 2020
- Language : English
- File size : 610 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 274 pages
- Lending : Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #35,763 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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Oh boy. I have been waiting for the words to write this article. When I picked up L.B. Dunbar’s Silver Mayor, I had no idea what a treat I’d be in for. I mean, I had a feeling as I had loved Silver Brewer (Giant’s story) and Silver Player (Billy’s romance). Dunbar has this way of creating compelling silver foxes whose life trajectories feel very similar to my own 40-ish something existence. What I didn’t realize was that she was saving some of her best for last.
Silver Mayor offers the story of Charlie Harrington, an attorney and mayor of Blue Ridge, Georgia. Other than a horrific divorce, Charlie Harrington has lived his life by the rules. As a single dad and the mayor of a town, he has carefully curated his choices to both protect his daughter and his town. Then, Janessa Cruz comes to Blue Ridge, and the careful plodding of Charlie’s life becomes upended. The chemistry between these two sizzles from the start, and this creates moments where Charlie and Janessa simply cannot contain their chemistry. However, as their pasts seek to interrupt their lives, their burgeoning coupledom becomes threatened. And this…this causes Charlie and Janessa to almost lose control of themselves and their potential future together.
When I picked up Silver Mayor, I started reading it while reading another book. I do this often because I love variety. My intention was to read a couple of chapters of this story and switch to the other. What ended up happening was a binge-read of Dunbar’s story. I couldn’t put this romance down for so many reasons, so here goes:
*Charlie Harrington is dirty. Honestly, he’s dirtier than Giant and Billy combined by my estimation. And I loved it, not because I love dirty romance (although I do). I loved it because Dunbar takes this rule-following, worries about everyone’s opinion man and crafts him to be a dirty-talking alpha-male in the bedroom. Charlie is a man in control at all times. With Janessa Cruz, though, he cannot stop himself from taking her anywhere at any time. This loss of control is exciting from a romance reader’s perspective because anytime a controlled hero or heroine loses control due to passion it makes for these fiery reads. And this is definitely the case with Silver Mayor. Charlie’s evolution to a man who lives his passion makes this story an exciting one.
*Janessa Cruz is any woman who has been spurned by her husband for his own selfish desires and finds herself without a definitive plan for the future. Through Janessa’s characterization, Dunbar throws messages about autonomy and agency into her romance. Janessa exposes Dunbar’s readers to discussions about power and authority in relationships, the plight of women to be given a voice, and the fight of single mothers to protect and provide for their children. While Charlie acts as, to a certain degree, the levity of this story, Janessa is its gravity. As she struggles to create a new life for herself and her child, she must navigate an attraction grounded in unbridled passion. Her journey becomes the complication of this romance, and Dunbar deftly maneuvers her through it in a way that compels the reader further into the story. One of the reasons I couldn’t put Silver Mayor down is Janessa’s story. It would be easy for Dunbar to partner them together, “saving” Janessa from the trials of her life. However, Dunbar doesn’t take that easy route. Instead, she establishes moments where Janessa gains her autonomy and stands in it for herself and her daughter. Charlie never saves her; instead, Janessa’s agency lies within herself.
*Lastly, one of my other favorite parts of Silver Mayor is its inclusion of the extended Harrington clan. Not only do we harken back to her Sexy Silver Foxes books of Second Chance and Wine&Dine, she reminds us why we love the Harringtons from Silver Brewer and Silver Player. Billy Harrington is his typical playful self in this book, and it connects us over and over again to Dunbar’s universe of characters. These voices lend some mirth to Charlie and Janessa’s story, but, more importantly, they also offer them wisdom. As these two struggle, the extended cast of Dunbar’s characters assists her hero and heroine in their journey towards each other. They also tease us for future stories. Personally, I can’t wait for the next book in her The Silver Foxes of Blue Ridge, Silver Biker, as I know James’s story will be the most impactful (I think) of the series. We meet him a bit more in Charlie’s story, as a keen set up for Dunbar’s last book. From a writing perspective, Dunbar’s ability to juggle her characters is part of the reasons we keep reading her books.
I’ve said this before in other reviews. I am a HUGE fan of L.B. Dunbar’s for a few reasons. For one, she writes characters that I personally relate with. Their challenges and mindsets mimic some of my own, and as a reader, I love to “find” myself represented in someone’s books. Secondly, there is an ease to Dunbar’s writing, so that reading her books urges you forward. Every book she writes, I typically read in one sitting because the pacing and story pull you through it. Lastly, L.B. Dunbar’s characters feel like real people with real-world problems. We find pieces of ourselves in characters such as Charlie and Janessa. Even if our experiences aren’t exactly the same, we are able to connect with their challenges to live with our passion, challenging social rules, OR having to find a new path for ourselves when those societal rules want to imprison us. That is the essence of Dunbar’s Silver Mayor. If you love a single-dad, dirty-talking, “good guy” mayor and an intelligent, insightful, headstrong woman, then you absolutely want to read L.B. Dunbar’s newest book.
Janessa and Charlie are both also single parents and have been thru the ringer with their exes and still are going thru it. I love both their daughters and how they become best friends. You can't help but just love their all and want the best for them. Charlie, aka Mayor McSteamy, is definitely all that and more! I mean seriously what in the world was wrong with his wife that they had to schedule sex. She is literally crazy if you ask me. Charlie could just say the word and I'd be there. LOL!
I absolutely literally loved this book and out of all the books that I've read in 2020 thus far, this is by far my favorite and I've already read 123 books with many of them being 4 or 5 stars. I would give this book 10 stars or more if I could. You HAVE to check out this book. Don't wait! BUY this book immediately!
Also I would mention that technically this book is part of a series and I highly recommend you read them as well but you can still enjoy this book without having read the others. I literally can't wait for the next book in this series and getting more into James but I seriously doubt that anyone can top Charlie for me.
I received an ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review.
Top reviews from other countries
Charlie Harrington is a small town mayor a single father to his 10 year old daughter Lucy.
His hard working has a great sense of humour and is a loyal friend and family man.
His brother Billy always calls him goody two shoes little does he know thats far from the truth.
We find that out when he meets Janessa Cruz a single mum to her 10 year old daughter Vega newly divorced and has come to blue ridge to be with her family, little does she know that Charlie is her parents boss.
Let's just say the sparks fly at their first meeting and only gets better after that, they are both dealing with failed marriages and partners that cheated on them but they both want a fresh start.
The chemistry between Charlie and Janessa is something they can't ignore and they don't they are perfect for each other.
But will the two people they left behind let them have that, there are some heartbreaking moments along the way that has you rooting for them both.
Plus Charlies family stand by him every step of the way even James can't wait for his story to be told.
Especially Lucy & Vega who think they belong together and will they live HEA.
Guess you will have to read it to find out, and believe me you want to meet Mayor Mcsteamy hot damn.
Loved this story and the wonderful characters.
Fell in love this time with Charlie.
OMG theses Brothers are awesome gents.
Loved the connection between Charlie and Janessa and Lucy and Vega were just adorable little girls.
These books are so well written and the storylines actually take you to Blue Ridge so you feel as though you are indeed living in the village.
Can't wait to read James story now.