Thursday, 4 June 2020

♥ FORTUITY ♥ Jewel E. Ann ♥ #Transcend3 #Standalone #BlogTour #Excerpt ♥

© Bianca ✰ 





• 29 May 2020
• Book #3 in the #Transcend series
• Can be read as a standalone
★★★★★
5 Stars

Forty-something Gracelyn Glock is living the dream.
No husband.
No retirement plan.
And since her self-imposed man-banno need to shave above her knees.

After a tragic accident, Gracelyn inherits her ten-year-old nephew. She signs a lease on a San Diego beach house and learns their neighbors for the summer are a sexy anatomy professor and his young daughter.

Professor Nathaniel Hunt has spent the last decade being a single dad and not having sex.

So when he discovers Gracelyn has a peculiar outdoor stripping ritual, a million inappropriate thoughts fill his responsible mind.

When kisses are stolen, man-bans are broken, and summer comes to an end, will hearts stay in one piece and hope stay alive? Or will saying goodbye destroy everything?




This is a standalone love story ... BUT ... if you've read Jewel's Transcend duet, you will remember Nathaniel. I suggest you read the other two books first, because Nate played a HUGE part in that story.


And now here he is again ... to maybe finally find his happily ever after?
He's been widowed for ten years now - his wife died giving birth to their daughter Morgan.
He wasn't planning on ever falling in love again and he's leaving in three months to go back home to Wisconsin ... but there's this woman next door ...

Gracelyn is 41 years old. She just inherited her ten year old nephew Gabe - after her brother and sister-in-law passed away.
She's retired from men and she never planned on having kids after one too many failed attempts at a HEA! And now she has a grumpy pre-teen and a new, very interesting and very hot, neighbor to deal with.

LET THE FUN TIMES BEGIN ...

What will happen with Gracelyn & Nathaniel?
Will there be a HEA???
READ THE BOOK TO FIND OUT!




ADORABLE!

This is not the extremely heartbreaking and slightly supernatural story you might be expecting after reading the other two Transcend books. But it's just as beautiful. Only more of an adorable, later-in-life romantic comedy/dramedy. About two people who long ago gave up believing in happily ever afters.
But of course we also have ALL THE FEELS!
Nate and Morgan are not staying in California - and Grace and Gabe are not leaving! How can we get our happily ever after?!?! GRRR! ☺

I just loved reading this!

Gracelyn and Nate are just perfect for each other. And the kids! They're just hilarious - especially Morgan - ten going on a 50 year old Professor. LOL!
I loved the whole San Diego beach house vibe too - and the adorable old landlord.
I just loved it all. Nothing more to say. I don't want to spoil anything.
Beautiful romance!
Wouldn't mind seeing this on Netflix one day soon!

FORTUITY was such a beautiful & adorable & funny love story! All the feels too! ☺
Run to your nearest amazon for your own Nate - this one is MINE! Hashtag Apple Porn! 



♥ EXCERPT  ♥

“What took you two so long? Don’t worry, we saved you some cake.” Mr. Hans smiles from his recliner with Hunter on the sofa, her thumbs dancing along her phone screen. Gabe will get along well with her.
“Cake, Morgan?”
My steps falter when I hear Nate’s voice from the kitchen.
Mr. Hans winks at me. “I invited Nate for cake too.”
I nod slowly. “I see. Whose birthday is it?”
“Life is a celebration. Cake needs no excuse.”
So much for having some time to digest what Nate said to me and my flirty reaction to his kiss comment. I put on a neutral face and drag my timid ass into the kitchen.
“Cake, Gracelyn?” Nate glances up from the counter, a knife in one hand and a plate in his other hand.
“Mmm … yes, Gracelyn. You want cake.” Morgan rolls her eyes back in her head as she slowly chews a bite, standing next to Nate.
How am I supposed to look at him when I saw him barely an hour ago and he said he wanted to kiss me, and I returned the desire without the actual kiss? I guess we’re going to be two people who want to kiss but know that it will never happen.
“Thank you.” I take the cake, giving Nate a two-second glance. It’s all I can give him without completely self-combusting into a pile of ashes.
“Mr. Hans … this is so good.” Morgan traipses out of the kitchen.
“It is good. I haven’t had cake in a long time.” I slowly lick the frosting from the fork.
Nate glances at the floor, eyes narrowed, and hunches down. After a few seconds, I move around to his side of the island.
“Did you drop something?”
Hunched like a baseball catcher, gaze still to the floor, he crooks a finger at me.
I set my plate on the counter. “Did you lose a contact lens?” I squat next to him behind the counter.
He lifts his gaze to meet my squinted eyes. The corner of his mouth bends just as his hand slides behind my head and his lips press to mine.
What the hell?
My lungs freeze while my heart pauses and my mind explodes. There’s no tongue to this kiss, just hungry lips. It knocks me off balance, and I fall to my knees, resting my hands on his shoulders.
Nate pulls back half an inch, letting his lips hover next to mine, the warmth of his breath covering my stunned mouth. “I’m not even sorry.” He shrugs.
My mouth opens as if it wants to speak, but I have no idea what to say.
“Dad …”
Nate bolts up, leaving me on my knees. “Yes?”
“Can Hunter use—” Morgan’s eyes narrow at me, my head barely peeking over the counter. “Gracelyn, what are you doing?”
“I’m …” I give her a tight smile.
Nate says, “Picking up a few crumbs.”
At the same time, I say, “Tying your dad’s shoe.”
His explanation is much better.
Morgan laughs. “Um … okay. You’re both acting weird.”
I climb to my feet.
“Can Hunter use what?” Nate asks.
“Your bike so we can go for a bike ride.”
“Are you going to stay around here?”
Morgan nods. “Pinky swear. We won’t go too far.”
“I’ll need to put the seat down for her.”
“Yes! Thanks, Dad. I’ll go tell her.” Morgan runs out of the kitchen.
Nate covers the cake with plastic wrap and nods to my plate with the half-eaten piece of cake. “Are you going to finish that?”
Cake. He wants to talk about the cake?
My head inches side to side.
“Too good to let it go to waste.” He picks up the plate and finishes my cake.
YOU KISSED ME!
“By the way …” His gaze remains on the plate as he scoops up the last bite. “Morgan knows I know how to tie my own shoes.”

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Jewel is a free-spirited romance junkie with a quirky sense of humor.

With 10 years of flossing lectures under her belt, she took early retirement from her dental hygiene career to stay home with her three awesome boys and manage the family business.

After her best friend of nearly 30 years suggested a few books from the Contemporary Romance genre, Jewel was hooked. Devouring two and three books a week but still craving more, she decided to practice sustainable reading, AKA writing.

When she’s not donning her cape and saving the planet one tree at a time, she enjoys yoga with friends, good food with family, rock climbing with her kids, watching How I Met Your Mother reruns, and of course…heart-wrenching, tear-jerking, panty-scorching novels.

Wednesday, 3 June 2020

✪ Asher (Ashes and Embers #6) ✪ Carian Cole ✪






I should have died.
I should have been forgotten.

But I didn’t, and I wasn’t.

Living the life most women only dream about, I was madly in love with my soulmate—Asher Valentine—amazing husband, loving father, and rock’s favorite kick-ass frontman. A man who loved me every day, in every way, since we first met as teens. We were blessed with a beautiful daughter who was the light of our life. My all-female rock band was tearing up the charts.

Then tragedy struck, and I lost it all.

Now all I have is a stack of journals, an antique key, and a big black void where my memories should be.

Used to be.

And I have him—this man with wild hair, tattoos from head to toe, a soft voice, and an even softer touch that gives me butterflies. He’s clearly hopelessly in love with his wife.

I’m told that’s me.

But that wife is gone, and she took everything they once had, leaving me in her place.

A broken replacement. A new version that doesn’t quite fit.

I’m slowly falling in love with him, but will he ever truly love me? Or will he forever be in love with her, the phantom woman who haunts us both?
_______________________________

Asher can be read standalone!

There is NO cheating in this book. The Hero stays 100% faithful to his wife from the time he meets her at 15, all through her 8 year coma, and forever after. This is a story of what marriage and true love is.



ARC received for an honest review



It has been a long and torturous wait for Asher, however every single moment of waiting has been worth it to get this book as it is.

I have been intrigued by Ember's story throughout the A & E series, however this story was more than I could have ever expected.

I knew going in that this was going to be an emotional story,  however I was not expecting the toll this was going to take on me.  I wanted to turn each page, however I had to put it aside a time or two to give myself a breathe.

Asher was all killer, no filler.  The reader does not get a break from what is happening, so make sure you are ready to be mentally exhausted as you keep reading.

This is a story that I feel that the reader needs to just dive in and ride the wave - and make sure they have a strong grip, as they are going to need it. IT is raw, gritty andd powerful.

Asher is everything any woman (or man) could ask for in a partner.  I loved seeing more of the Valentine extended family as I was reading.

I will love this book twice - now and forever


      







 Carian Cole has a passion for the bad boys, those covered in tattoos, sexy smirks, ripped jeans, fast cars, motorcycles and of course, the sweet girls who try to tame them and win their hearts.

Born and raised a Jersey girl, Carian now resides in beautiful New Hampshire with her husband and their multitude of furry pets. She spends most of her time writing, reading, and vacuuming.

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