mercoledì 2 settembre 2015

Review & Giveaway: The House at the End of the Street by Jennie Jones


THE HOUSE AT THE END OF THE STREET
by Jennie Jones

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BLURB:

Gemma Munroe loves hard, laughs hard and plays hard. Or at least she did before today. Her dream is finally within her grasp – owning the toy shop in Swallow’s Fall. Only one person has the power to get in her way: Josh Rutherford – the love of her life who kissed her and left her ten years ago is coming home.

Josh will be in town for five days. He’ll finally sever the ties to a youth filled with poverty by selling the properties that are now his. He’s returning healthy, wealthy and emotionally stable, and then he’ll leave forever. It’s all in the plan. Everything…except for Gem. He never forgot her, but he definitely forgot the effect she has on him. Now she’s got problems, and he can’t seem to leave without trying to help her solve them.

(Author note: every book in the Swallow’s Fall series can be read as a stand-alone story.)

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My Review:



This book is amazing and I loved every page. It 's a wonderful story about second chances, forgiveness, chance to start over.
Gemma Munroe is going through a bad period. Her business is not going very well, would need a generous economic aid and is the only girl in town to not be married. Josh, the only man she ever loved, is coming home and also the one who can take away her beloved toy shop. He's the owner  of her shop and wants to sell it. If only he could wait until she inherits the sum needed to buy it: it takes only two years. Josh has been away for ten long years. Gemma, and especially her father, were the main reason why he left the town. They exchanged only a kiss but remained indelible in their hearts. Now Josh tries to exploit the short time that he will stay in town to help Gemma but he will have to leave, can not remain there. It's better not become too attached to her. 
It 's written very well, the pace is really fast, never boring, the plot is captivating. Josh and Gemma are two great characters: their first meeting is really fun. I love their love hate relationship, their dialogues are exhilarating but also the chemistry is very strong.
I love Australia and I love Rondine, the small town where everything takes place. I can not wait to read the first four books in this series to learn more about Rondine and its nice and nosy people. Although it is the fifth book in the series can be read  easily as stand alone, I had have any difficulty.
I recommend it to those who love contemporary novels and Australia



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EXCERPT:


‘What do you know about Grandy’s place?’ he asked.

Gem’s eyebrows shot up. ‘The lonely homestead?’

‘Why d’you call it that?’

She shrugged. ‘It’s been empty since he died. Most people just call it the house at the end of the street. What’s it to you anyway?’

‘This and that.’

Gem’s exasperation bubbled, overwhelming the original idea of coming out here to calmly persuade him to leave town. ‘Is that all you’ve got? Why don’t you want anyone to know what you’ve been doing?’

The way he bowed his head and studied the ground, his broad shoulders slumped in some kind of despair, caused Gem some remorse.

‘Are you in trouble, Josh?’ she asked in a whisper. Maybe that’s why he was so evasive. Maybe he’d made a big mistake. Maybe he’d been in prison. No, wait—he had a tan.

He smiled at her, the skin creasing around his eyes. A little more depth to the crinkles now, suggesting that he’d done a lot of smiling over the years. That he’d enjoyed himself.

‘No. I’m not in trouble.’ He seemed to come out of his reverie. He lifted a hand and swept it through her hair, brushing it back from her forehead. ‘Not the way you’re thinking.’

Gem stilled. The gesture was one she remembered from their best-friend days of long ago, but there had been nothing more than friendship in it then—this touch spoke of everything undealt with and unsaid between them since their moment this afternoon.



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AUTHOR Bio and Links:

Born and brought up in Wales, Jennie Jones loved anything with a romantic element from an early age. At eighteen, she went to drama school in London then spent a number of years performing in British theatres, becoming someone else two hours, eight performances a week.

Jennie wrote her first romance story at the age of twenty five while ‘resting’ (a theatrical term for ‘out of work’). She wrote a western. But nobody wanted it! Before she got discouraged a musical theatre job came up and Jennie put writing to one side.

She now lives in Western Australia, a five minute walk to the beach that she loves to look at but hardly ever goes to - too much sand.

Jennie returned to writing four years ago. She says writing keeps her artistic nature dancing and her imagination bubbling. Like acting, she can’t envisage a day when it will ever get boring.

All of Jennie’s bestselling Swallow’s Fall series books can be read as stand-alone stories.

Where to find Jennie Jones:

Twitter @JennieJRomance https://twitter.com/JennieJRomance

Where to buy The House at the End of the Street:



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5 commenti:

  1. Wonderful to be here! Thank you for hosting :) x

    RispondiElimina
  2. For better or for worse we never really leave old boyfriends behind, do we? That's why I love this storyline.

    RispondiElimina
    Risposte
    1. You know, you're right! We always remember our first loves. And I too like the friends to lovers stories Laura.

      Elimina
  3. I enjoyed reading the excerpt from the book, and I am looking forward to reading the book.

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