Jonquils for Jax, The Rousseaus #1 by Katy Regnery
Date of Publication: August 5, 2016
Did you fall in love with The English Brothers? Were you hot for the Winslows? Katy Regnery’s New York Times bestselling Blueberry Lane series continues with The Rousseau siblings in Summer 2016!
Jacqueline “Jax” Rousseau is vivacious, rich, smart and beautiful…but that doesn’t mean she’s lucky in love: she’s dated doctors, lawyers, actors and politicians who’ve all managed to end up disappointing her. In fact, she’s on a self-imposed hiatus from love when she has an unpleasant run-in with her neighbor’s gorgeous new landscaper, Gardener Lenox. Jax is not accustomed to gruff, ill-mannered men that can’t be charmed, but when he saves her skin, she realizes that something about Gard intrigues her…and if she can find her way through the armor that surrounds his heart, she might finally find a love that won’t let her down.
Jonquils for Jax, The Rousseaus #1 – available 8.5.16
Marry Me Mad, The Rousseaus #2 – available 10.21.16
J.C. and the Bijoux Jolis, The Rousseaus #3 – available 11.29.16
Katy Regnery came on my radar with the release of Never Let You Go. I never got the chance to read this title, but based on the reviews I knew I had her my list of newly discovered authors. Then the opportunity arose for me to read Proposing to Preston and since then I have become a die hearted fan.
I was expecting Jonquils for Jax to be an enjoyable read and I was not disappointed. To say I loved it would be an understatement. I totally adored it. It was sweet, sexy, heartwarming and absolutely romantic. It was one of the quickest reads I have experienced in a long time. I read it in one sitting as I could not get enough. It was that good.
Jonquils for Jax demonstrates that love cannot be planned for. It happens when you least expect it and at times with the most unlikely person. Jacqueline Rosseau (Jax) an Oscar-winning producer had returned home to attend her brother’s wedding. She was not looking for romance, has she had been hurt in the past. She just wanted to get away from the hustle and bustle of Hollywood and enjoy the wedding. However, one of the guests had other ideas and tried to have his way with her. What she never expected that in her quest to avoid the advances of this particular guest that she would find love in the arms of a stranger.
From the moment Jax and Gardener (Gard) met sparks flew. However, her issues with trust would rear its head, causing her to doubt her safety with this enigmatic stranger. I enjoyed the interaction between Jax and Gard. It was funny, sexy and romantic. The dialogue was refreshing and their banter endearing. Although they were as different as night and day, I thought they were perfect for each other. They had lot more in common than they knew. They both had issues from their past dealing with and were not willing to let down their guards around each other. However, they would soon discover that love conquers all.
Ms. Regnery creates characters that are real and relatable. Her style of writing is not only beautiful but hypnotic. I was pulled in from the first line and was disappointed when it came to an end. Like all her books that I have read thus far, Jonquils for Jax is filled with steamy romance, deep-seated emotions, and great family connections. Although it was somewhat predictable, I was hooked.
Verdict: If you enjoy sweet and heartfelt romance that transcends social barriers, then you will love this book.
About Katy Regnery
Katy Regnery, award-winning and Amazon bestselling author, started her writing career by enrolling in a short story class in January 2012. One year later, she signed her first contract for a winter romance entitled By Proxy.
Now a hybrid author who publishes both independently and traditionally, Katy claims authorship of the six-book Heart of Montana series, the six-book English Brothers series, and a Kindle Worlds novella entitled “Four Weddings and a Fiasco: The Wedding Date,” in addition to the standalone novels, Playing for Love at Deep Haven and Amazon bestseller, The Vixen and the Vet.
The Vixen and the Vet is included in the charity anthology Hometown Heroes: Hotter Ever After, and Katy’s novella “Frosted” appeared in the Jan ’15 anthology, Snowy Days Steamy Nights. Additionally, Katy’s short story, “The Long Way Home” appeared in the first RWA anthology (Feb ’15), Premiere.
Katy lives in the relative wilds of northern Fairfield County, Connecticut, where her writing room looks out at the woods, and her husband, two young children, and two dogs create just enough cheerful chaos to remind her that the very best love stories begin at home.
Nadene is an avid reader. A family friend introduced her to the fantastic world of reading with a gifted copy of Wuthering Heights. Her love of books have thought her a lot through out the years. She loves the experiences she gained through the pages of the books shehad the opportunity to read. She is never without a book and will read just about anything as long the material is compelling enough to hold her attention. She created this blog to share her love of books with like minded individuals and she hopes that in sharing her reviews visitors to the blog will discover their next addictive read. When she is not reading, she enjoys cooking, listening to music and watching television.
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