11 July 2014

Just You Tour Stop!

 The morning after the New Year’s Eve before…

Waking up to a new year with a killer hangover and hazy memories of a seriously hot hook-up the night before leaves Portia in an awkward situation… Did I, or didn’t I? The only way she’s going to find out is by standing up to the guy in question.

With no regrets, Justin is willing to play the gentleman and save Portia her embarrassment. Only then he gets a text saying, come over… and he’s not gonna lie – this is friends with a lot of benefits!

But no matter how good the sex is, there’s one thing Justin’s not down with: being this shallow rich girl’s dirty little secret…

This was a short read, but one that is really well done with a great storyline and characters.
Portia wakes up on New Year’s Day with a hangover and some pretty hot (sort of) memories from the night before.  It was one night that changes the course of Portia and Justin’s lives forever.  See, Portia is a rich girl and Justin is a boy from the rough side of the Bronx.  He’s helping to support his family since his father is not in the picture.  One night of letting loose with Portia, and the explosive chemistry between them forces them to see each other in a different light, throwing preconceptions out the window.  Can these two opposites make it work?  Should they even try?
For a short book, I felt this told a very complete and enthralling story.  Portia I have to admit I wasn’t so sure about for most of the book.  She seems to fall into all the poor little rich girl trappings and in the beginning I struggled to see what someone like Justin would see in her.  Justin is just a great guy.  He loves his family and he works hard to make sure that his little brothers don’t go without.  He’s strong, but gentle.  He’s a great character and easily the best part of this story.
I thought the story was told very well as well.  I think my only complaint is that there were a few words thrown in that didn’t seem to fit into the story.  Is this author British?  Because when you have a man from the Bronx call an apartment a “flat” that just doesn’t jive.  It’s a little thing, but I found that it bothered me because it was true to the story.  I wish someone would have caught that so that it could be changed.
Overall, I really enjoyed this book.  It’s a classic storyline, but deals with some serious issues and I felt that it dealt with them extremely well.  I would definitely recommend this read.  4 stars.
Jane is a writer of authentic, passionate and emotional Historical and New Adult romance and author of a No.1 bestselling Historical Novel,'The Illicit Love of a Courtesan, as well as a Kindle overall Top 25, bestselling author.

She began her first historical novel at sixteen, but a life full of adversity derailed her as she lives with the restrictions of Ankylosing Spondylitis.

When she finally completed a novel it was because she was determined not to reach forty still saying, I want to write.

Now Jane is writing a Regency series as well as contemporary, new adult, stories and she is thrilled to be giving her characters life in others' imaginations at last.

You might think that Jane was inspired to write by Jane Austen, especially as she lives near Bath in the United Kingdom, but you would be wrong. Jane's favourite author is Anya Seton, and the book which drew her into the bliss of falling into historical imagination was 'Katherine' a story crafted from reality.

Jane has drawn on this inspiration to discover other real-life love stories, reading memoirs and letters to capture elements of the past, and she uses these to create more realistic plots.

'Basically I love history and I am sucker for a love story. I love the feeling of falling in love; it's wonderful being able to do it time and time again in fiction.'

Jane is also a Chartered Member of the Institute of Personnel and Development in the United Kingdom, and uses this specialist understanding of people to bring her characters to life.
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1 comment:

  1. Great review! I love short reads but sometimes they do fall flat do to their size, I,m glad this one wasn't the case. I really need to give this series a try!