Monday, August 15, 2016

Book Review: JONQUILS FOR JAX by Katy Regnery (The Rousseaus #1, The Blueberry Lane Series)

Katy Regnery
Jonquils for Jax
The Rousseaus #1
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

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Carra's Review

Every time I read a book by Katy Regnery, it just further solidifies every reason I have for her being my favorite contemporary romance author.  Jonquils for Jax just hammered that home for me again-after it took my heart for a bumpy ride first.

Jay is the kind of woman who may have grown up in the lap of luxury, but honestly couldn't care about the trappings of wealth and the games played among the usual socialite circles.  I love that she holds on to her ideals and has no love of the Hollywood life, only wanting to get back to her true home and happiness. goodness, he's just everything a woman could ever want, the kind of man that you meet, learn everything about, then you just have to *sigh* because...damn.

I like that they don't immediately jump at each other, and that things develop at a normal pace.  And the sweet things Gard says to Jax...there I go, sighing again.  He's romantic where other men might come off as cheesy...all because he really means what he's saying.  He wants to protect her, and hates when he can't.  Jax though is a strong woman, made even stronger and more grounded because of Gard.

Some of the other Blueberry Lane residents and Jax's family can be found in these pages of course, and it's like coming home to family getting to see them all again.  Though I could have done without Jax's mother.  I have several choice words for that woman-none of which are appropriate in most company.

Another impressive, hopelessly romantic story in The Blueberry Lane series, Jonquils for Jax was a 4.5-star read for me, and I highly recommend it to contemporary romance fans 18+ (for adult situations/language and some quite passionate sexual content).  If you haven't started this series, you need to be asking yourself why can start here with Jonquils for Jax as it can be read as a standalone, but believe me--once you read it you'll want every single book in the whole series.

About the Author

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. 

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