Not the Marrying Kind by Jae

Not the Marrying Kind by Jae

Ashley Gaines is the town’s perfect girl. She is the owner of The Flower Girl, and previously best friend to Leo, and ex to Holly, from Perfect Rhythm. Sasha Peterson is the bakery owner and Holly’s best friend. When the two lovers tie the knot and ask Ashley and Sasha to work together on their wedding, things get interesting.

Once again, in true Jae fashion, once you start reading this book, it’s impossible to put it down. The writing is as great as all her previous works. Perfect Rhythm held a strong spot in my heart since I’ve read it more times than I can count and have been waiting for the sequel to come out since the first time Jae mentioned there would be a second tome.

I remember in the first book, how much I hated Ashley’s character for what has happened between Holly and her, and how I wished there were more scenes with Sacha in them. Not the marrying kind brought me all I was wishing for and more. It gives the second point of view to some of the biggest ‘’Drama’’ of Perfect Rhythm and made me appreciated Ashley and even feel a lot of empathy for her.

Once again, there was a moment in the book that hit me a lot, and it was when they were showing pictures of their weekend away. How the picture is described, it reminded me a lot of Just for Show, when they had a photographer take pictures to make their relationship look more real. This scene was my favourite. I can picture it with great accuracy and it’s what I love most about Jae’s writing. It’s precise and well done, nothing is left out.

Without a doubt in my I recommend this book. Grab your copy now. It’s totally worth it. It can be read as a stand-alone, but I would suggest you read Perfect Rhythm before, so you get to know Fair Oaks and its citizen, and therefore are more ready to read the sequel. Both are totally worth the buy. I’m still waiting for the paperback version to be available to add it to my never-ending collection of Jae’s work. As I always say, buying a book written by Jae is a sure value.

 

*ARC received in exchange of an honest review

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Just Physical by Jae

Just Physical by Jae

Jill Corrigan is a dedicated actress. She works hard to be the best at what she does, she even forced herself to make radical changes in her life after finding out she has multiple sclerosis. She can pretend all she wants that those changes are not affecting her but choosing to never get attached to someone becomes a real struggle once she meets her stunt double, the great Kristine ‘’Crash’’ Patterson on the set of her latest movie. Watching their friendship grows so fast and seeing Crash burst every wall Jill ever put up is a pleasure to read in Just Physical, by Jae.

In true Jae’s fashion, this story is a fun, captivating, smartly written story. Jae always finds a way to bring unusual topics in her books, let it be MS, or asexuality, even putting some of her characters in a stationery store for her latest book.

She is an amazing writer who can bring challenging parts of a character into life, while still making them strong hard-headed women not to be reckoned with. I always admire her writing for that and Just Physical only adds to the list of wonderful stories I’ve loved from her.

I loved Jill’s character even more than I did in the previous book of the series. She is smart and funny. Her strength was impressive before, but even more in this book. Jae has a wonderful talent to bring out the strength in every character she writes so that no matter what they are going through, they still impress the readers with it.

Crash’s character comes in the story with such a force and a sweet side, sweet enough to sweep Jill off her feet, but strong enough to pull up with her stubbornness. Sure she comes with her baggage, but the fact that she knows what she wants out of life and knows how to fight for it is remarkable.

I have a special mention for Grace and Lauren, whom I’ve loved in Damage Control and was so excited to see them again in Just Physical.

I really suggest this book to every late reader like I was, who finally got the chance to read it last month, after months of having in it my Wishlist. Every book Jae write are a sure value, this one is no exception.

Grab your copy, you won’t regret it.

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Paper Love by Jae

Who thought writing with a pen could get as intense as it gets in Jae’s latest novel Paper Love?

 

Paper Love is the story of Suzanne, who just quit her job as a business consultant, mostly because she felt she would never get her potential recognized in the sexist environment she worked at. Once the news is out, she gets forcibly asked by her mother to help her uncle try to save his stationery store business. Reluctant at first to help yet another family member to maintain their business open, she gets more than she bargained for when she gets her foot wet in the Bächle next to her uncle’s store on her first day. Anja Lamm a stationery geek, who has been a loyal employee of Paper Love for many years, feels threatened when the digital-loving ice queen Frau Wolff sets her now-wet foot in the store and starts looking through the business in detail, making suggestions that could cost her job.

What starts as an impossible working relationship between two strong-willed women, turns into a great complicity to save what is left of Uncle Norbert’s store. With Anja’s knowledge of the stationery world and Suzanne’s ability to handle the digital one, once united, they are a force not to reckon with. Will their many late nights working be enough to save Paper Love?

I remember in the middle of April, Jae had asked her followers on Twitter: How many of us still use pen and paper? Back then I thought I knew what my answer was but after reading Paper Love, I find myself mysteriously wishing to buy an expensive refillable pen and try my hand at writing on a quality paper. The details are so well written that writing on a paper could almost feel like an intimate action.

Paper Love is another great success from Jae. Her characters are as usual loveable, mysterious and with a complexity rarely seen in books. It almost feels as if she knows them privately before she writes about them. I loved the fact that both protagonists hold a certain animosity against the other at first, which made the romantic part of the book come in as a great surprise. Another great surprise was once again the mention of a character from one of Jae’s previous books, Jenna Blake. Every time the author writes a new story, I am waiting for the little link between her characters, because there is always one somewhere, only a sentence, or a name, but it is enough to make me satisfied.

What astounded me the most in this book is the city the action takes place in. Knowing Jae is from Germany and having her characters be on her side of the world for once is great. I felt as if it made the story even closer to her heart and the lake she mentioned a few times in the books is a special place to her. I also liked the use of a few German words, about three, that I had to google to understand what they were, because of the German name, but it wasn’t enough to make me stop reading, it’s just that my curiosity needed to put an image to the words.

Paper Love is a great book that will keep you up at night, turning pages, urging the characters to act as you wish they would. Once again, Jae’s writing did just that. Every book I find myself reading makes me respect this author greatly. I recommend it as one of her best yet, along the lines of Perfect Rhythm, Something in the Wine and Just for Show.

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Under a Falling Star by Jae

Under a Falling Star by Jae

Did you ever wish upon a falling star? I know I did more times than I can count, and I sometimes still do. I do believe it is everybody’s dream to make a wish and to see it come true. It adds to the magic every child still inside of us believes in and it’s that kind of mysterious magic that brought two amazing characters together.

Austen Brooks is a newly employed assistant to Mr. Saunders and since no one wants to take charge of decorating the office’s Christmas tree. Part of her decorations is insisting that everyone writes down a wish to hang on the tree.

Dee is the company’s second in command, therefore, everyone she ever met in her life is usually either afraid of her or being nice only to get something from her. Dee ‘s brother writes a simple Christmas wish for her to put up in the tree. To find a girlfriend. A lucky misfortune that happens leads her to spend a day with Austen Brooks, her brother’s new assistant.

Being new to the company, Austen doesn’t know who Dee really is and doesn’t care about voicing her unjustified opinion about the woman she named Attila after hearing rumors about her. Unlucky for her, she doesn’t know Dee’s real name is Daniella Saunders, aka Attila. Leaving Austen in the dark regarding the real identity of her new friend gives Dee an option she never had before, to see who she is truly dealing with, to get a glimpse at Austen’s intentions along with getting chance to meet someone she would’ve never ever considered speaking with before. Maybe there really is some magic in wishing upon a falling star.

I had this book in my Wishlist for longer than I could remember. If I had known it would be that good, I would’ve pressed the little ‘’Buy’’ button way before. I feel like I am repeating myself but as usual, Jae’s writing is flawless, her characters are so real and honest, you can’t stop reading. Even the most complex of them has an intriguing history and it pushes you to keep on reading through. It was another buy I will not regret. The research Jae has put in is once again perfect. You can see from the high writing level that Jae knows what she is doing.

Dee’s character was my favorite. As much as people are trying to make her feel like a mean and horrible character, she strikes me has an unforgiven, but impartial and loyal boss. She is married to her work and would do anything she needs to prove to her family and herself that she has what it takes to get the lead of the company eventually. Being a woman in a male dominated family forces her to outshine herself and is making her truly the best, regardless of her feelings she keeps hidden. Meeting Austen brings out the best in Dee and her emotional journey is amazing to follow.

This book is the proof that sometimes the most expected pairing is the truest of them all.

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Happily Ever After by Jae

 

Happily ever after, by Jae

Happily ever after, or as I would like to call it: the best introduction to all of Jae’s works.

Jae once again found a way to captivate her readers with the collection of her short stories some you might have read at the end of her already published books, such as the one from Something in the wine:   Seduction for Beginners.

It is always a pleasure to get a glance again at all those characters I have once fallen in love with in those tales, such as Leontyne from Perfect Rhythm, right before she has to leave for her newest album’s tour.

In this book of short successes, you also get a glimpse at Drew and Annie from Something in the Wine as Annie tries to engage her first intercourse between Drew and her, while her newfound lover is being the perfect gentle woman and not pressuring her into anything she isn’t ready for.

It is also nice to see the other side of the writing process our favorite writers have to go through in the first few stories of the book, where you can see one of the protagonists from the first part clearly in the process of writing Just for Show.

There were also a few other characters some of you might recognize from her previously released books that I haven’t read yet, such as a few of Damage Control’s characters or Dawn and Aiden from Conflict of Interest.

One of the tales that stood up from the lot and I wish there were more of their story to be read in a future book was the third one, Blind Date at the Booklover’s Lair. I found myself intrigued by Jen and Tricia’s universe. It felt like there was a lot more that could be written and I would definitely love to read a book about them in the future.

Special mention to Christmas Road Trip, it was unexpected even if it was short; the ending was a nice surprise.

In true Jae’s fashion, her characters are loveable, interesting and always find a way to win a place in your heart in the few short pages of her stories. I don’t usually read short stories out of their original universe but I have to admit I really loved reading this book and getting lost again in those worlds I already knew a lot about and found myself wishing some stories where a whole book instead of just a few pages long.

I recommend this to all of Jae’s readers, you will love it for sure, and to the others who don’t already know her work, it would be a great way to get a look into her universes and hopefully fall in love with them just as I have.

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Perfect Rhythm by Jae

Perfect Rhythm by Jae

One second, Jenna  Blake is on stage of the Madisson Square Garden, ending her tour with the same song she had grown sick of signing over and over again, in the next,  Leontyne Blake is in her rental car in the middle of nowhere, going home to her family she hasn’t seen in years.

Holly Drummond, her father’s nurse, is far from happy of seeing the famous Jenna Blake back in town, as she feels she should’ve come home years ago. Can their tense interaction warm up with time? Will they be able to be civil towards each others?

This story is about finding friendship in a world filled with phony people, only attracted by money and fame. It’s about going back to where it all started, to be able to find back the voice within you that helped you get started in the music industry. It’s about finding love in the most unexpected way and giving people the chance to love you for who you are.

It was the first time I’ve read a novel with an asexual character in it and it was what made me buy it at first. I was curious to see how the character would be portrayed and how deep the researches have been put in making Holly’s character as authentic as possible. Needless to say that with her incredible baggage as a writer, Jae once again proved that there is always more to a character than what is shown on the surface. She digs deep into understanding all the versatilities of any Ace person and all the struggles and misperceptions that comes with it. This story is once again going on the top of my list.

Perfect Rhythm is another book I’ve read so fast that I am still impressed. I’ve had in on my shelves for a little over 3 months now and I’ve just reread it for the sixth time. It is THAT good. The story is keeping you focused and you just have to keep on reading. It is perfectly well written. The asexual explaining done by Holly are so nicely described it makes it even more credible, top it with Leo’s fear of thrusting people in her life, their relationship is heartwarming and heart shattering at times but still; this is the best book I’ve bought in a while, worth it every single chapter.

 

*I do have to put a disclaimer though after I suggested the book. If you are not safe reading about a father being sick, I would suggest you read it carefully. It hadn’t occurred to me before I suggested it and it hit my friend hard. *

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Just for Show by Jae

They say love cannot be bought, but can two person bounded by a fake relationship contract blur the lines between love and work arrangement enough to make it possible?

Claire Renshaw is about to get married and just as everything else in her life, she wants it perfectly organized. She’s got it all figured out, down to every little details. Claire is engaged to the beautiful Abby, a respected lawyer and has a self-help book on the way to be published. The couple therapist had everything she needed in her life, or so she thought…

What happens when her soon-to-be wife leaves her the day before the wedding, and the only thing she has left is her still unpublished book ‘’The Art of Lasting Relationship’’. Ironic, isn’t it? Even more because the only way left for her to get the book published is by entertaining a pretended relationship with a confident, curvy actress, who proudly works as a barista in between acting gigs.

Claire’s need to control everything is about to get tested once the messy Lana Henderson, far from the perfection she usually finds herself attracted to, moves in with her.

Their whole relationship is filled with deflections, well hidden under the pretense of their contract because they both don’t understand how they could feel a strong pull towards someone they least expected it!

Both characters couldn’t be more different if they tried. Can they put aside their difference long enough to make their fake relationship look genuine to the publisher or is it a disaster waiting to happen?

Sometimes love isn’t what you pictured at all, but it doesn’t mean it is not what you truly needed.

Jae is a mastermind in the art of writing fake relationships into wonderful slow-burned romance and ‘’Just for Show’’ is another great example of her talent as a writer. I recommend this one just as much as her whole collection. I am always amazed by the depth of every character that comes out of her imagination.

Once again I got lost in her universe and fell in love with each ones of the characters qualities and flaws until I couldn’t stop reading. Lana’s character was my favorite, mostly because of her down to earth personality. I feel like many readers will find themselves able to fill in her shoes.

My favorite scene of the whole book was the photo shoot. It was so well written and detailed that I can still see in my mind the pictures they took as if I was the one who took them, even if I only read about it.

If you are looking for a great quality, 300+ pages fake relationship romance, stop wasting your time and order this gem, you will not be disappointed.

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