Tuesday, April 26, 2022
✱✱Book Review✱✱ Release Blitz for Love You Right by Julia Kent
Title: Love You Right
Series: Love You, Maine #1
Author: Julia Kent
Genre: Romantic Comedy/Contemporary Romance
Release Date: April 26, 2022
A missed opportunity five years ago makes for an unexpected encounter now between two people meant for each other – but who square off in a very public battle of wills in the small town of Love You, Maine, where every day is Valentine's Day. Can love conquer all in a town steeped in it?
Kell Luview refuses to be a sucker at love again. Five years ago, he left D.C. with his tail between his legs and his heart broken. Fiercely protective of his small town in rural Maine, he's determined to save the family tree business and avoid his feelings at all costs, no matter how much he longs to solve the mystery of what happened in D.C.
L.A. native Rachel Hart hates being underestimated almost as much as she hates this small town. She has two goals on this trip: get out of the cheesy tourist trap of Love You, Maine with a completed business deal, and avoid running into Kell, her old friend from D.C. who never became an old flame because of a huge misunderstanding.
One that still aches.
When her rental car breaks down on a logging road and Kell comes to her rescue, it's clear he's a changed man – and not for the good. Grumpy and reserved, he pushes all her buttons, still stubbornly convinced she betrayed him all those years ago. He's never forgiven her, and she's never forgiven herself for carrying a torch for him.
An embarrassing incident gets the town gossip mill going when residents wrongly assume Kell and Rachel are the newest couple to find love in the most romantic place on Earth. But the townsfolk aren't wrong for long...
As Rachel breaks through his defenses and charms the town, he faces his biggest fear: all those pesky feelings he's been avoiding.
Because they're all about Rachel now.
And maybe they always were.
Can Kell and Rachel fight their growing attraction in the one place in the world where you can't avoid love?
If you're looking for a fun read about enemies to lovers, forced proximity, heroines who get their comeuppance and sworn bachelors felled by unexpected true love, featuring a hot bearded lumberjack impervious to poison ivy, and a city-slicker, jaded career woman with a penchant for great coffee, set in a small town in New England - then this is your book.
Grab a cup of (properly good) coffee, a can of hot cocoa mix, a jar of Fluff and maybe some calamine lotion (just in case), and get your happymeter ready as you read the very first book in New York Times bestselling romantic comedy author Julia Kent's Love You, Maine series - where love isn't just a feeling - it's a way of life.
✓Enemies to Lovers
✓Small town romance
✓Lumberjack and city slicker outsider
... and a cat named Calamine
Audio narrated by Erin Mallon & Teddy Hamilton
Momma Says: 5 stars⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
What a town! The more I read of Luview, Maine, the more I wondered if Julia Kent could just write me into it. I love small town romances anyway, and when Julia Kent puts her brand of quirkiness into it, I know it's a place I'll want to go - which brings me back to being written into it since it is a fictional place.
Honestly, the first thing that struck me when I started reading was how long the book is. It seemed lengthy for a RomCom, and in a lot of cases, it would be. Not here, though. The more I read of this town and these characters, the more I wanted. From the romance to Kell's parents to the pink police cars... Just all of it.
Kell and Rachel have a combination of tropes for their love story. To sum it up without too many spoilers, they used to be friends who were almost something more, then they were enemies, and now they have to become friends again to get a second chance at something else. Whatever you want to call their romance, these two have such good chemistry. Even when they find themselves in some unusual and uncomfortable situations, you know they belong together, and their journey is thoroughly entertaining.
As an introduction to Luview, Maine, Love You Right is a laugh out loud meet and greet (so to speak), and I can't wait to see what's next.
“Kell,” she whispered against his mouth. “Thank you.”
“For this.” She motioned at the romantic dinner he’d created for the two of them, the wide table in this conference room an ample spread for a…
“We haven’t even had dinner. Thank me after.”
She batted her eyelashes. “Is that an offer?”
“Rachel,” he said, moving his hand from her waist to cup her ass. “That’s more than an offer.”
He started to kiss her again, but she put her fingers on his lips. “If we don’t eat dinner first, we’ll never eat. And I have a meeting here in this very room, to try to pitch the deal again, in three days. Boundaries, Kell – boundaries. I refuse to have sex on this conference table.”
“The thought never, ever occurred to me,” he lied.
With a deep laugh he adored, she reached for the bottle of wine. “How about you uncork this and we start with a lovely glass.”
“Fine. The table is off the table.”
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ALSO AVAILABLE IN AUDIO
Momma Says: 4 stars⭐⭐⭐⭐
Love You Wrong is a quick read that basically gives us the backstory for Kell and Rachel before they meet again in Love You Right. These two are the best of friends and one of them lets someone petty come between them. Rachel and Kell are interesting characters right from the start, and I love that even surrounded by cutthroat political ladder climbers, they still have honor and integrity. If any pair of friends deserves a second chance at something more, it's this pair, and they're a great way to kick off a new series.
Releasing July 19
New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Julia Kent writes romantic comedy with an edge. Since 2013, she has sold more than 2 million books, with 4 New York Times bestsellers and more than 21 appearances on the USA Today bestseller list. Her books have been translated into French, German, and Italian, with more titles releasing in the future.
From billionaires to BBWs to new adult rock stars, Julia finds a sensual, goofy joy in every contemporary romance she writes. Unlike Shannon from Shopping for a Billionaire, she did not meet her husband after dropping her phone in a men's room toilet (and he isn't a billionaire she met in a romantic comedy).
She lives in New England with her husband and three children where she is the only person in the household with the gene required to change empty toilet paper rolls.
She loves to hear from her readers by email at email@example.com, on Twitter @jkentauthor, on Facebook at @jkentauthor, and on Instagram @jkentauthor. Visit her at http://jkentauthor.com
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