Thursday, July 11, 2019

BLOG TOUR with BOOK REVIEW and BOOK EXCERPT - JUST LOVE by Prescott Lane is now available:

"... a beautifully told, second chance, friends-to-lovers, childhood friends, forbidden romance that I enjoyed until the very last page." - Craves the Angst

TITLE: Just Love
SERIES: standalone
AUTHOR: Prescott Lane
GENRE: Contemporary Romance
RELEASE DATE: July 9, 2019
PAGES: Approx. 246

RATING: 4 Stars!

There’s two sides to every love story.  The how you fell in love, and the how you fell apart.

This is ours.

The cardinal rule of friendship is you don’t mess with your friend’s sister.
That goes double when she’s his little sister.

It was just supposed to be fun.

She wasn’t supposed to end up being the love of my life.
And I definitely wasn’t supposed to break her heart.

Ainsley is a wedding dress designer.  That should’ve been a warning that she’s a hopeless romantic.  That should’ve clued me in that she believes love conquers all.

But there are some things that love can’t fix.  I’m one of them.

She thinks love is the answer.

But love is the reason I let her go.

A stand-alone, contemporary romance.

REVIEWER'S NOTE: I received an eARC from the author in exchange for an honest review.

4 Stars!

The Review: 
This was a beautifully told, second chance, friends-to-lovers, childhood friends, forbidden romance that I enjoyed until the very last page. I’ve been a fan of this author since her first novel, and she just keeps getting better and better. She writes with passion and emotion and it shows in all of her works, but this one really hit all those emotional highs ... and lows. There were a couple of shaky spots, but overall, this was a wonderful read I’m going to enjoy time and again.

Ainsley Rose - aka A.Rose - is a dreamer. After losing her parents when she was just a kid, her older brother cared for her and made sure she had a good life. It wasn’t always smooth sailing, but there was love. And there was Rhett, her brothers best friend. He was older. He helped raise her. He’s seen her at her worst. And he was completely off limits. Now she’s a woman, a wedding dress designer and completely believes in love.

Rhett loves his freestyle life. He loves the ladies and has no plans to settle down. Rhett has been a part of Brody and Ainsley’s lives since they were kids. They’ve been through everything together. All grown up, Rhett and Brody own a veterinarian clinic together, so their lives are completely intertwined. He needs his best friend in his life, and his little sister is a definite no-go zone.

But Ainsley temps him in ways he never imagined and he what would "just" a little “fun” hurt.

I loved the dynamics between Brody, Skye, Rhett, and Ainsley. The author does a great job bringing each character to life and making them a part of the reader's life for a short while. I truly felt for all of them. They had some rough times, but also some fun times. They were great characters, easy to connect with and their story is going to be with me for a long time.

And I HAVE to mention the fifth and in my opinion, the best character of the book. Sadie. She deserves a shout out all of her own! This character was the bee's knees and I couldn’t get enough of her. 

As for the shaky parts I mentioned, there was a bit of jumping around from past to present that could have used a smoother transition. I felt jarred back and forth in a couple of places. There were also a few moments where the story seemed to stall and I had to put down my ereader and take a break so that I could go back in with full steam. And lastly, there were a few character actions that made me do a lip curl, but that was quickly passed over with the consuming and exceptional plot. 

The Wrap Up: 
This was a well-written novel, with interesting and notable characters. There were a couple of twists that really hit that “twisty” spot I crave in my books, and it had a sincere and realistic feel. The romance was spot on with lots of sexual tension and a wild burn that had me turning the pages to see what happened next.

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... Book Excerpt for JUST LOVE by Prescott Lane ...

I knew the kind of guy Rhett was.  I knew serious wasn’t his thing.  I knew using the word love usually sent him running for the hills.  I knew it, and I did it anyway.  

But he wasn’t that guy with me.  He and I were different.  I know he loved me.

I’ve loved that man since I was fifteen years old.  How could I not?  Forget the abs, the tan skin, those pale, sexy blue eyes.  Forget the fact that his voice sends shivers down my spine.  The first time we kissed, I felt my whole world shatter and fall into place at the same time.  

I tried to pretend to be “that” girl.  The kind that can kiss a guy just for fun, screw a man and not imagine a life with him.  I tried.  I failed.  The hopeless romantic in me wasn’t having it.  

My heart should’ve known better — but my heart was no match for Rhett Bennett.

When Rhett and I fell apart, I broke up with social media.  I have to say, that breakup was a lot easier.  No hashtags, no emojis, no memes to post.  Some people use social media as their therapist.  I’ve seen people post play-by-plays of their divorce, or explain every detail of their latest illness or drama.  I probably could’ve attracted a lot more followers if I chronicled the demise of our relationship.  It’s the stuff of soap operas.

But instead, I broke it off with Facebook, banned Instagram, and boycotted Twitter.  

Today, Facebook and I are having one last romp.  Relationship status update:  Single.

That’s it.  That one little change.  I have to start somewhere.  Skye’s right about that.

The one part of being single I have embraced is the diet.  The single woman diet consists of basically any breakfast food for dinner, coffee, and alcohol.  I’ve gotten so good at it, I no longer need a grocery cart when I shop.  Quick tip, don’t get a cart at the grocery store, only buy what you can hold.  It’s good for the budget and the waistline.  Unfortunately, that rule doesn’t work so well at clothing stores.


Prescott Lane is the Amazon best-selling author of Stripped Raw. She's got seven other books under her belt including: First Position, Perfectly Broken, Quiet Angel, Wrapped in Lace, Layers of Her, The Reason for Me, and The Sex Bucket List.  She is originally from Little Rock, Arkansas, and holds a degree in sociology and a MSW from Tulane University. She married her college sweetheart, and they currently live in New Orleans with their two children and two crazy dogs. Prescott started writing at the age of five, and sold her first story about a talking turtle to her father for a quarter. She later turned to writing romance novels because there aren't enough happily ever afters in real life.

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