Declan Murphy knows his place in the Murphy family hierarchy.
Playboy, slacker, f*ckup.
As the youngest brother at Murphy Intelligence and Security, Declan keep things simple by sticking to a few basic rules: do his part (when absolutely necessary), don’t let anything get you down, and most all, keep it light. Then Aiden Walsh walks into MIS with a plea for help - find out what really happened to his dead father.
The problem: Aiden is Kate Walsh’s brother - and Kate Walsh is the only woman who ever broke Declan’s heart.
Kate Walsh knows what she wants.
Six years ago Kate walked away from Declan Murphy and never looked back. She’s spent the time since building a successful career in Los Angeles and raising her son, Griffin. Then her father (Mac/Macon Walsh) died, leaving her brother alone to manage the family business, and Kate had no choice but to return to Boston.
As Declan reluctantly digs into the mystery surrounding Mac Walsh’s death, he vows to keep his distance from Kate. But when the investigation points to foul play by someone close to the family, what started as a favor turns into something with deadly consequences.
Now Declan has no choice but to dig deep in an effort to protect the woman he can’t forget. When a life-altering secret is revealed, Declan has to decide whether he’s ready to stage the fight of his life - and convince Kate he can be the man she deserves.
Another Murphy brother falls!
Another Murphy brother falls! Declan is extremely unwilling to help the brother of his college ex-girlfriend Kate, but intrigue causes him to research and get sucked into the mystery of Kate’s father’s death. With this being the first in the trio of books for Declan, it was more an establishing book where we find out who’s behind the murder and how Kate and Declan’s lives will intertwine. Kate has been hiding a huge secret that finally comes out that will change Declan’s life but I really think it ends up being for the better seeing how much he’s changed, especially since the first book in the Murphy Brothers series. While the ending was somewhat predictable with who’s behind it, there’s a ton more secrets that we need answers to, such as Kate’s sister’s true father and more. I can’t wait for book two so we get deeper into the relationship as well as the mystery.
I voluntarily read and reviewed an Advance Reader Copy of this book.
We finally get to meet Finn Murphy, the youngest of the Murphy brothers who has been away from his family for a long time. And Elise who has been waiting to get on with her life since the first Murphy Brothers book but not knowing how.
They are two lost souls who have been through so much hurt. Their passed is coming back to haunt them. Can they survive and help each other heal?
This story was so good, I couldn’t put the book down until I finished it. I’m so looking forward to reading the next book to find out what happens to Elise and Finn.
Another fantastic story by Michelle St James!
Second Chance is Declan, the third Murphy brothers book. MIS is hired by Aiden Walsh to look into the death of his father. Declan is willing to take the case even if it means going against his brothers possible refusal since Aiden is the brother of Declan’s ex, Kate. Kate broke Declan’s heart years before, hiding a huge secret. What will happen when Declan finds out, and was their fathers death an accident or not. Second Chance is the first book in a trilogy and leave you hanging, but so worth it. Declan is becoming my favorite Murphy brother!