Sunny Shelly’s Review: Silver Mayor, by L.B. Dunbar



Release Date: June 4
Charlie Harrington is a respectable man. Mayor to his small, mountain town. Successful attorney. Dotting single father. After one mishap in the past, he avoids scandal. Making everyone happy is his goal. He’s nothing but content…and a bit boring. Then one morning, he finds a beautiful woman in his bedroom, and his world turns upside down. His good guy side suddenly wants to be a little bad.
Janessa Cruz has been both a have and a have-not. Ex-wife to someone famous, she’s now a single mother in hiding. She just wants to go unnoticed. Quietly starting over in her forties is the plan. Only she isn’t certain what she wants. When a misunderstanding brings her face-to-face with the sexy town mayor, she can’t seem to avoid him, and being a little reckless never felt so right. 
Another Harrington brother bites the dust, and he’s looking forward to getting all kinds of dirty.


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Sunny Shelly’s Review: 3 Stars

Silver Mayor is #3 in the Silver Foxes Of Blue Ridge Series, and focuses on brother Charlie, the mayor of the small Georgia town. I’ve really liked the other books in this series as well as the series before it, but Silver Mayor was a bit of a clunker for me.

I just never felt that Charlie and Janessa connected in any real way. Their entire relationship seemed more like a friends with benefits situation. Which is totally fine — they are both divorced, single parents, and I liked that they found comfort and companionship in one another. There are some added complications to their affair since he’s the mayor, she works for the town, and her parents are his housekeeper/groundsman. I just never felt that they connected on a soulmate level, and their relationship seemed to be all about sex. For instance: She’s clearly upset about something, and not having any idea what has her in tears on the floor, he takes that as an invitation to initiate sex in his office while consoling her?

Janessa has some massive walls up — and once her story unfolds, the reasons are explained why she’s so secretive about her past. But Charlie seems to fall head over heels with her before he knows much about her. I just didn’t feel it. That said, I thought that Charlie and Janessa did have a very nice connection as companions. They both understand what it’s like to be married to a public figure, and that stress didn’t only impact them but their 10 year old daughters as well.

This book was well-written, as are all of LB Dunbar’s books that I’ve read. I just didn’t click with Janessa and Charlie as a couple I wanted to root for, and that made all the difference in my 3-star rating versus a 4-star.

I received an advanced copy and voluntarily left a review.

Meet L.B. Dunbar
I’ve been accused of having an over-active imagination. To my benefit, this imagination has created over twenty novels, including the creation of a small-town world (Sensations Collection), rock star mayhem (Legendary Rock Star series), MMA chaos (Paradise Stories), rom-com for the over forty (The Sex Education of M.E.), and a suspenseful island for redemption (The Island Duet). My alter ego, elda lore, creates magical romance through mythological retellings (Modern Descendants). My life revolves around a deep love of reading about fairy tales, medieval knights, regency debauchery, and strong alpha males. I love a deep belly laugh, a strong hug, and an occasional margarita. My other loves include being mother to four grown children and wife to the one and only.
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