Melanie Moreland ~ Halton ~ Release Blitz / Giveaway / Excerpt / Teasers / ARC Review

Title: Halton
Series: Vested Interest #6
Author: Melanie Moreland
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: June 27, 2019
When love turns to hate—that’s where I come in. 
I’m Halton Andrew Smithers, attorney. Hal to my clients and friends. 
Messy divorces, deadbeat dads, runaway wives, cheating partners—I handle them all.
I know the seedy side of love, and it isn’t pretty. I avoid emotional attachments—I’ve seen all too often when hot passion turns to frozen tundra.
I satisfy myself with helping people behind the scenes. It gives me a sense of satisfaction that completes my life. 
Until she enters it and everything I believe is turned upside down.
She fills a void I never knew existed, and I know without her, my life will never be the same again.
For the first time, I want to try.
For her. 
But am I strong enough?

“Join Hal and Fiona on their journey towards finding love with one another in this beautifully written, emotionally charged addition to what is a fantastic series.” ~ The Book Whisperer

“This book was amazing, Halton was everything. I think I started falling in love with him before the end of the first chapter.” ~ Carol’s Reviews Goodreads

“Two cynical hearts are about to discover there is no logic, when it comes to falling in love. The heart is the deciding factor and we’re all just along for the ride. Moreland has my heart on a string and I’ll gladly continue to give her free rein.”  ~ Isha Coleman Goodreads




Another fantastic read from Melanie and a delicious addition to the Vested Interest series, one I was not expecting to be honest! Halton is a lawyer and is mentioned in previous books, but I was not expecting his story to be as good and as entertaining as it was, I was hooked from page one and could not put it down, I loved it!!

Halton is a lawyer working hard to get the best for people in a messy divorce or when fighting for custody of their kids, he believes in honesty and truth and fights tirelessly for the underrepresented. He’s seen the messy side of love too many times, and that’s fine as that’s something he doesn’t believe in – love and relationships – those are not for him, doesn’t want them, not interested in the slightest, as he knows he has nothing to offer emotionally, he is too cut off, too selfish, too cold and hard to be anything but on his own.

Fiona is the wife of one of his most hated adversaries and is looking for help. Scott, her husband has thrown her out and Fiona goes looking for Halton to help her get a divorce. Fiona brings out feelings and emotions in Halton that he just doesn’t know how to handle or why he feels like that. The more time they spend together the more attached they become. But Fiona has her work cut out to convince Halton he is a good guy, a man deserving of love and a loving relationship.

I really loved this one, Halton was so convinced he was just incapable of love and it as wonderful to watch Fiona bring out those feelings in him, she is a strong, loving and very caring person and is just what Halton needed. She has had a lot happen to her in her marriage to Scott and has a lot to overcome, Halton is there by her side through all the hiccups, always there with his strong arms to wrap around her.

The story is very well written, engaging, entertaining and with just the right amount of angst and drama to have you on the edge of your seat, but willing for Hal and Fee to have a happy ending. If you’re new to this series this is the perfect way to start and get introduced to the BAM boys, who make a few appearances in this story. Not one to be missed this!

New York Times/USA Today bestselling author Melanie Moreland, lives a happy and content life in a quiet area of Ontario with her beloved husband of twenty-seven-plus years and their rescue cat, Amber. Nothing means more to her than her friends and family, and she cherishes every moment spent with them. 
While seriously addicted to coffee, and highly challenged with all things computer-related and technical, she relishes baking, cooking, and trying new recipes for people to sample. She loves to throw dinner parties, and also enjoys traveling, here and abroad, but finds coming home is always the best part of any trip. 
Melanie loves stories, especially paired with a good wine, and enjoys skydiving (free falling over a fleck of dust) extreme snowboarding (falling down stairs) and piloting her own helicopter (tripping over her own feet.) She’s learned happily ever afters, even bumpy ones, are all in how you tell the story.
Melanie is represented by Flavia Viotti at Bookcase Literary Agency. For any questions regarding subsidiary or translation rights please contact her at


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