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Wednesday, March 18, 2020

Restart in Bristol by Sedona Hutton - Book Tour - Book Review - Giveaway - Enter Daily!

Hi, lovelies!  It gives me great pleasure today to host Sedona Hutton and her new book, “Restart in Bristol”!  For other stops on her Goddess Fish Promotions Book Tour, please click on the banner above or any of the images in this post – except the Available at Amazon picture, which takes you directly to the Amazon Book Sale Page.

Be sure to make it to the end of this post to enter to win a $25 Amazon or Barnes and Noble Gift Card!!  Also, come back daily to interact with Sedona and to increase your chances of winning!

Thanks for stopping by!  Wishing you lots of luck in this fabulous giveaway!

Restart in Bristol
by Sedona Hutton


GENRE: Contemporary Romance



He’s a hot mess. She wants stability. Will these childhood sweethearts risk another pass at love?

Veterinarian Holly Nicholson longs to put down roots. And with a growing practice and pending nuptials to a handsome doctor, her dream future is finally within reach. But when her NASCAR racing high-school steady rolls into town, Holly’s heart takes an off-track excursion.

Curtis “CC” Clark burned out from life in the fast lane. Switching gears, he moves to a small town in search of some cosmic signpost to reveal his destiny and crosses paths with the only girl he’s ever loved. But he’s worried fate sent him into the pits when he finds out she’s engaged.

Between working at the same animal shelter and her engagement crumbling, Holly can feel old desires stirring. But before they can pick up speed, CC gets his big chance for a high-profile comeback. And returning to the road may mean giving up his beloved forever.

Can CC and Holly find common ground and take their love across the finish line?

Restart in Bristol is the third standalone novel in the Racing Hearts in Serenity contemporary romance series. If you like bad boys with a heart of gold, strong women, and a touch of new age spirituality, then you’ll adore Sedona Hutton’s fun, sexy romance.



Curtis rested his forehead against Holly’s, and her heart decided. She nodded in agreement.

“Is that a yes?” he asked, his voice low and husky.

“Yes.” Her response came out breathy, which didn’t surprise her. Whenever she was around Curtis, she felt like a breathless teenage girl.

“You won’t be sorry.” He brushed a hand through her hair. “Damn, you’re beautiful.”

She let out a nervous laugh. It was so dark that all she could make out were shadowy images. His words were sweet, but that didn’t stop the insecurity from poking at her insides. She didn’t look anything like the stunning women she’d seen him with over the years.

“That, coming from you.” She shook her head. “You’ve always seemed to have a steady stream of gorgeous women.”

“You can’t believe everything you read.”

Maybe she shouldn’t, but she’d read the articles and she’d seen the pictures. She wondered if any of those women had meant anything to him and if he’d found love over the last decade. She didn’t want to ask, but she needed to know. “What was your longest relationship?” she asked, scuffing her sandal on the floor.

He ran a hand through his hair. Maybe it had only been a few weeks, which is what the Internet had led her to believe.

“Over six months,” he said, surprising her.

She tilted her head. “Why did you break up?”

His pause was long, but she held the silence, determined to wait him out. After what felt like an hour, he finally responded. “Georgiana thought I was still hung up on you.”



Another fantastic read from Sedona Hutton!!!

This is the fourth book of Sedona’s that I’ve had the pleasure of reading!! Last year, I had previously read and enjoyed Sedona’s other books, “Nora’s Promise,” and “The Perfect Lap,” from her Racing Hearts of Serenity Book Series.  So, I was thrilled to get the chance to read her latest work, “Restart in Bristol,” which is Book Three from the same series!

Sedona’s writing only continues to improve, grow, and expand with each book!  I know she will be author I will continue to read over the years!

I loved the main characters, Holly Nicholson and Curtis “CC” Clark!  They were likable, genuine, and realistic!  They both had baggage, but that’s what made them such great characters!!  There was a huge spark between these two that even after years apart was still burning ever so brightly!!

I absolutely loved Holly!!!  I really liked that Holly was a veterinarian and had a passion for helping animals at the shelter.  I instantly clicked with her and enjoyed following her story.  She easily seemed like someone you’d want to be friends with and want to cheer on!!  I love the strong female lead characters Sedona creates.  They are inspiring, original, and encouraging.

I also enjoyed CC and how protective, caring, stubborn, and sweet he was to Holly!!  They both had such great chemistry and fit well together!!  In addition, I really enjoyed all the supporting characters – it was great catching back up with everyone from the previous books in the series.

I think the author did an amazing job on her character development as these characters were so real and personal on many levels!

I love the second chance theme!!  Like the main characters in this book, a lot of us mess up relationships when we’re young.  Many of us don’t get the second chance to have a do-over when we’re a little bit older, wiser, and more mature.  I have certainly thought about the one that got away and what it would be like if we had the chance to try again.  This book plays on that what-if possibility.

I also really enjoyed the NASCAR element of this book. That was really cool getting a VIP insider glance into that world.

This book has a creative story line that evenly flows, superb writing style with meticulously well-described scenes, strongly-developed characters, is steady paced, and completely keeps you fully entertained!!

This book is book three of A Racing Hearts in Serenity Romance Book Series.  This book can be read as a standalone, however, there are significant character overlap from the previous book.  Even with the overlaps, this book wouldn’t be confusing to new series readers, but I personally would think it would make more sense and have a stronger impact on the understanding of this book series, if you started with book one first.

I would absolutely recommend this book, this book series, and this author as I was truly impressed with the quality of writing, intriguing story line, and excellent character development!  I will definitely be continuing to follow this author and check out her upcoming books!!  Can't wait to see what she comes out with next!!

**Disclaimer: I received a complimentary copy of this book and have voluntarily provided an honest, and unbiased review in accordance with FTC regulations.**

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Author Sedona Hutton finds inspiration in the beautiful Smoky Mountains of Tennessee, where she lives with her husband and curly-coated retriever. In addition to writing, she’s a Reiki Master and a certified Chopra Center Meditation instructor. She enjoys reading, yoga, gardening, and experiencing the great outdoors on boats, motorcycles, and Jeeps. Sedona pens a “Peace, Love, & Joy” blog on her website. Visit her at www.SedonaHutton.com, on Twitter & Instagram @SedonaHutton, and Facebook @SedonaHuttonAuthor. 

Sedona’s novel, Cloud Whispers, was a Finalist in the 2018 Readers’ Favorite Contest, an Official Selection in the 2018 Summer eBook Awards for New Apple Literary, Shortlisted for the Books Go Social Best Indie Book of 2018, and a Bronze winner in the 2019 Independent Publisher Book Awards. Nora’s Promise was awarded the Bronze medal in the 2019 Reader’s Favorite Contemporary Romance category and was a Finalist in the 2019 NIEA contest. The Perfect Lap was the 2019 Reader’s Favorite Contemporary Romance Finalist.









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Sedona will be awarding a $25 Amazon or B/N GC to a randomly drawn winner via Rafflecopter during the tour.

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This contest is sponsored by a third party. Fabulous and Brunette is a registered host of Goddess Fish Promotions.  Prizes are given away by the sponsors and not Fabulous and Brunette. The featured author and Goddess Fish Promotions are solely responsible for the giveaway prize.


  1. Sedona ~ Good morning! Welcome back! It is so great to have you here again! Congrats on your new book and good luck on the book tour! I really enjoyed reading and reviewing your book, thanks for providing the copy! :)

  2. congrats Writing a book can be very taxing yet fulfilling. Now is the time to launch your book to gain visibility. Try usabookreviewers.com for reviews and marketing

    1. Hi Clara, thanks for stopping by the tour. You are right on... writing a book can be both taxing and fulfilling. Thanks for the link. Have a great day! Sedona

  3. Do you plan on doing more writing while locked up due to caronavirus?

    1. Hi Bernie - YES! Writing is exactly what I plan to do....this feels like the perfect time to get extra writing done. Hope you're having a wonderful week and finding fulfilling ways to use your at home time - 😊 Sedona

  4. Good morning Ally - Thank you for hosting another tour for me, and I am most appreciative of the wonderful review that you wrote. I'm thrilled that you enjoyed Restart in Bristol as much as the other books in the series! Thanks again 😊...Warm Regards, Sedona

  5. Thanks James, Edgar, and Rita. I appreciate you stopping by the tour! Wishing you a beautiful (and peaceful) week! Sedona

  6. Great excerpt & review, thanks for sharing!

    1. Thank you, Victoria. I appreciate you stopping by the tour! Have a wonderful evening - 😊 Sedona

  7. Great review! Sounds interesting.

    1. Thanks so much. I appreciate you dropping by the tour to check out Restart in Bristol! 😊 Sedona

  8. Great review. I definitely want to check this book out.

    1. Thank you, Kim. I hope you enjoy reading Restart in Bristol as much as I enjoyed writing it! 😊 Sedona

  9. In Restart in Bristol, Holly struggles with balance, while it comes easy for CC whose mom taught him that it’s important to play as hard as he works. What about you? If you have any tools or techniques you’ve successfully used to incorporate balance in your life, feel free to share! Hope everyone is having an amazing week! Sedona

  10. Did you design the cover of your book?

    1. Hi Bernie - The cover design was by Be Spoke Book Covers, and I think they did a great job! Thanks for the question. Happy Friday! Sedona

  11. This sounds like a great book thanks for sharing!

  12. Really cool to read about your book!