Jaime Lynn has lived by that mantra all of her life. After opening a pub in St. Fleur, she begins to root herself into the town and its community, questioning the only attitude she has ever known. When Jesse interviews for the open bartending position, she knows hiring him is a bad decision she'll make anyway. Giving in to their powerful attraction, she accepts his invitation to explore what's between them—and is reminded that not everyone gets their happily ever after.
Haunted by the memories around his hometown of New Orleans, Jesse leaves everyone he knows and loves, hoping to find a sliver of peace. Jaime Lynn turns out to be the light to his dark, bringing Jesse away from his nightmares and back to his hopes and dreams.
When the truth comes out, Jesse and Jaime Lynn agree to give their relationship another try. The stars finally align, guiding them onto a new path where they can leave their past behind them.
What will they do when Jesse learns about the gift he never received but always wanted?
About the Author
AJ Renee grew up in a military family and moved around until her family settled in Florida. She graduated from the University of Central Florida with a M.S. in Criminal Justice and a B.S. in Psychology. She currently resides in Nevada and spends her time with her Air Force husband, three young daughters, dog, and cat.
She loves to travel and see family and friends whenever she gets a chance. She has a love of music, movies, and anything that can make her laugh. AJ believes in reading books with humor and mystery that end in a happily ever after to help ease our minds and hearts of life’s daily struggles.
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Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Duplicity is the third book in A.J. Renee’s St. Fleur series and I absolutely loved it! I was counting down they days until I could read it! I fell in love with her city of St. Fleur in Louisiana while reading the previous books and I could not wait for her to grace us with Jaime Lynn and Jesse’s story! So, Duplicity is the story of Jaime Lynn and Jesse, the story spans actually multiple years, in a way, and I loved how much we learn about our characters thanks to the way how the writer takes us on the journey of two people finally finding each other. I had waited for their story for such a long time! The writer kept us teasing in the first two books so I knew when I got the book that I had to put aside enough time to be able to inhale it in one go! (like an addict!). I loved both of the characters – Jaime Lynn with her expectations that everyone leaves and no one stays and her strength and business acumen and her loyalty to her friends and her love of her little sister and her doubts and insecurity when it comes to Jesse … and Jesse, his secrets and his strength and his heartache and his love and his willingness to finally fight for what and whom he loves! I think that A.J. Renee simply gets better with every single book in this series and I am so looking forward to the next one! I wonder who it will be about. Jamie Lynn’s little sister Charlie or … Pick up a copy and you will not regret! You will enjoy the time you will be spending with our friends in St. Fleur, Louisiana!
Duplicity – St Fleur Novel Book 3 by AJ Renee 5 Stars Duplicity is the third book in the St. Fleur Series and it can be read as a standalone. From the dedication: “To my girls. My wish for you is to find love that lasts an eternity. May you always find the beauty of others that lies deep within” to “The End”, I enjoyed every aspect of this book. The St. Fleur series is about a group of friends, whose lives interconnect and become a close and nurturing family of choice. Each story focuses on a particular couple. The story of Jamie Lynn and Jesse explores family of origin vs. family of choice. We first met Jesse and Jamie Lynn in the previous two stories. She is the owner of a local watering hole called “The Whiskey” and he is her right hand guy. They met three years ago when he applied for the bartending position and they have ignored their sparks and mutual attraction the entire time. Jamie Lynn’s past causes her to live her life with certain expectations while Jesse is trying to move in a direction away from the memories of his past. This was my favorite story of the series so far. The interaction between Jesse and Jamie Lynn is light and fun until it isn’t. Being introduced to Jesse’s family of origin and of heart gave great insight into how he ticks. As always, Jamie Lynn is supported on the whole journey by her friends. I am really looking forward to reading more of these friends.
Duplicity (St. Fleur Novel Book 3) by AJ Renee is the third book in her St. Fleur series. I story can be read as a stand alone but I highly recommend that you read the previous two books in this series. They will give you additional information on these characters that make the story flow better for you. One of the things I enjoy about this author is how she can create a story that pulls you in from the first word. You will enjoy her creativity of characters and her ability to introduce new characters without the awkwardness. These characters will take you on a roller coast ride of various emotions from compassion to hot sexy romance. This story is about two people who let their past dictate what their future could be. Find out what happens with these characters, will they let go of their pasts to see a future with each other? Jamie Lynn has lived with the thought that everyone leaves for most of her life. She has rooted herself to St. Fleur with opening up a pub, questioning the only attitude she has even known. When she is in search of a new bartender, she meets him. She decides to hire him despite knowing it may be a bad decision on her part. What will happen when she gives in to their attraction? Will she give this relationship a chance before she shuts it down? What will she do when she is reminded that not everyone gets a happily ever after? Jesse is in search of some solace when he decided to leave everything he has ever known including he memories that haunt him. Then he meets her. Will she be his light to his darkness? Will she bring back his hopes and dreams? When the truth comes out, will he convince her to give their relationship a try? When he is offered a gift that he has always wanted, what will he do? Jamie Lynn and Jesse's relationship is one of attraction from first site but also it is a boss, employee relationship. They have been fighting their attraction for each other for a few years. She is not willing to get her heart broke and lose a good employee. He doesn't know why she is fighting the attraction. Will he convince her to give them another try? These are two strong characters both together and separately. She has a fear of everyone leaving her and getting hurt. He is just broken from his past. Will they learn that they just need to let go of the past to move forward? They complement each other and will plain just make you laugh with their banter. The secondary characters will also make you laugh and help keep the story flowing. You will enjoy seeing what happened to them after seeing them in the previous stories. They are supportive to the two main characters. Jamie Lynn never realized that when Jessie walked through her pub door that her life will change forever. Will they find the HEA? This series by AJ Renee is one of my favorite. The stories keep you engaged and keep you turning pages. I enjoy her writing style, it makes it easier to read. AJ is a military wife and mother to three children. She has lived in Florida where she got her Master in Science in Criminal Justice and Bachelors of Science of Psychology. She never expected to find herself writing verses what she went to school for. When she is not shuttling her children around, you will find her at her laptop creating. This is a fast paced story that I read in one sitting because I had a hard time putting it down. You enjoy how the characters will pop right off the page and into your heart. They will lea
Duplicity (St. Fleur Novel Book 3) by AJ Renee 5 Stars I could say that this was my favorite of the three books in this series so far, but it would not be true...each one of the books in this series is my favorite, lol I just simply adore everything about each one. This one was special because these two people, Jaime Lynn and Jesse have been in each of the first two, and I couldn't wait to read their stories and why they were the way they were and why they did the things they did. Jaime Lynn owns Whiskey’s, a pub in St. Fleur, a place where everyone that's anyone goes to in town. She has the best friends, a fantastic supportive sister that she pretty much raised after their mom died in a horrible accident and is pretty much loved by everyone. She is haunted by a past that she hasn't shared with anyone and stays away from any kind of relationships or thoughts of ever having a family of her own. She can't because she knows and lives by the fact that “everyone leaves”. Jesse was hired by Jamie Lynn to be the bartender at Whiskey’s, he is also haunted by a tragic past, a past in New Orleans, that he just had to escape from if even for just a little while. Jesse and Jaime Lynn were attracted to each other from the first moment they met. He came in for an interview and Jaime Lynn knew she shouldn't hire him, how in the world would she work with this man that made her body and mind feel the way he did. She took a chance and hired him anyway. Their attraction leads them to take a chance and see if there was anything real between them. That was two years ago, two years since she was going to meet him for their first date and he proved what she always believed, he was a liar and no matter what anyone says..they always leave. For 2 years he has worked side by side with this infuriating woman, and he still doesn't know what he did wrong, but he can't help how he feels, and he wants her no matter what. When the truth finally comes out bringing the secrets of his past with it these two finally decide to give it another shot. Will their pasts allow them to be together or tear them apart for good? When he receives a letter from his past and it's everything he always wanted, can he have it all or will he just prove Jaime Lynn’s mantra of “everyone leaves” to be true? Thank you AJ Renee for another awesome story, I can not wait for the next in this series, I will be one clicking the minute it's available.I guess you could read this as a standalone, but I would not recommend it, to appreciate these two characters and of course the other characters in this book you really have to read them in order... Loved loved loved it!!!!