Katy Regnery's New York Times bestselling Blueberry Lane series continues with The Rousseau siblings!
If the best man and maid of honor are both single, it's practically an unwritten rule that they should pork.
…so begins a rocky acquaintance between Jean-Christian "J.C." Rousseau and Libitz Feingold at the wedding of J.C.'s brother and Lib's best friend. While manslut best man J.C. is surprised when maid of honor Libitz soundly spurns his advances, his curiosity is piqued. The girl he couldn't have becomes the only one he wants.
So, when he finds a seventy-year-old portrait in the attic of his sister's mansion that bears an uncanny resemblance to the prickly gallery owner, he enlists her help in solving a mystery seven decades in the making. Traveling from Philadelphia to New York to Marseille, a couple who started off as enemies will discover that even cynics can find true love…and mortal man is no match for destiny.
Meet the families of Blueberry Lane!!
THE ENGLISH BROTHERS
(Blueberry Lane Books #1-7)
Marrying Mr. English
Breaking Up with Barrett
Falling for Fitz
Anyone but Alex
Seduced by Stratton
Wild about Weston
Kiss Me Kate
THE WINSLOW BROTHERS
(Blueberry Lane Books #8-11)
Bidding on Brooks
Proposing to Preston
Crazy about Cameron
Campaigning for Christopher
(Blueberry Lane Books #12-14)
Jonquils for Jax
Marry Me Mad
J.C. and the Bijoux Jolis
THE STORY SISTERS
(Blueberry Lane Books #15-17)
The Bohemian and the Businessman
The Director and Don Juan
Countdown to Midnight
About the Author
USA Today bestselling author Katy Regnery started her writing career by enrolling in a short story class in January 2012. One year later, she signed her first contract for a winter romance entitled By Proxy.
Now exclusively self-published, Katy claims authorship of the multi-titled Blueberry Lane Series, the four-book, bestselling ~a modern fairytale~ series, the standalone novel, Playing for Love at Deep Haven and a standalone novella, Frosted.
Katy’s first modern fairytale romance, The Vixen and the Vet, was nominated for a RITA® in 2015 and won the 2015 Kindle Book Award for romance. Four of her books: The Vixen and the Vet (a modern fairytale), Never Let You Go (a modern fairytale), Falling for Fitz (The English Brothers #2) and By Proxy (Heart of Montana #1) have been #1 genre bestsellers on Amazon. Katy’s boxed set, The English Brothers Boxed Set, Books #1-4, hit the USA Today bestseller list in 2015.
Katy lives in the relative wilds of northern Fairfield County, Connecticut, where her writing room looks out at the woods, and her husband, two young children, and two dogs create just enough cheerful chaos to remind her that the very best love stories begin at home.
Upcoming (2016) Projects:
Ginger’s Heart, a modern fairytale
Restoring Love at Bolton Castle, Enchanted Places #2
Jonquils for Jax, The Rousseaus #1 (The Blueberry Lane Series #12)
Marry Me Mad, The Rousseaus #2 (The Blueberry Lane Series #13)
J.C. and the Bijoux Jolis, The Rousseaus #3 (The Blueberry Lane Series #14)
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Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Loved the personal historical connections. Great read.
love this series!!!!!!!
J.C. and the Bijoux Jolis by Katy Regnery Blueberry Lane 3 - The Rousseaus #3 ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ½ Katy Regnery’s writing is just wonderful. She brings out emotions and truly makes you feel how the characters are feeling. I found it refreshing how “grownup” J.C. acted. Ready to man up, apologize and do the right thing. I loved watching him process his feelings and come to terms with the fact that he did want more in life. I always enjoy when the womanizer finds the one to make him change his ways… but this time, I actual felt that his thoughts and emotions reflected a more honest dialogue about how it came about. Libitz was a strong, caring, smart, down-to-earth woman, and a perfect match for Jean-Christian. They had great banter, they fought dirty at times, which was kinda fun to watch, and even more so when they started falling for each other. I really enjoyed this story! This is book 3 in The Rousseaus - Blueberry Lane 3 series and even though I have not read the books that precede this one (other than one way back in the Blueberry Lane 1 series) I feel this book can easily stand on its own. I look forward to reading all the other books in Regnery's back list! *I received an ARC in exchange for an honest review* The first two books in the Rousseaus series are: Jonquils for Jax, The Rousseaus #1 Marry Me Mad, The Rousseaus #2
5 Stars for J.C. and the Bijoux Jolis I’m a huge fan of Katy Regnery so I knew I was going to love J.C. and the Bijoux Jolis. But I was surprised at how hard I fell for Jean-Christian “J.C.” Rousseau. Since the first book of the Blueberry Lane Series Barrett English has been my favorite BBF but now he must share that spot with J.C. What did I love? With all of Katy Regnery’s books the characters and the story has me coming back for more. When I first met J.C. he was an obnoxious womanizer but deep down I knew this was a charade. In his book we finally learn of the heartache he has endured. His past is filled with loveless relationships except for the strong bond he has with his brother and sisters. Seeing his devotion to his family was so moving J.C. deserved to finally find some happiness. To his surprise Libitz Feingold is the woman he’s been waiting for. Libitz is the best friend of J.C.’s sister-in-law, Kate. She has also had no luck in love but refuses to be fooled by the charming and sexy J.C. When they are paired up for Kate’s wedding there are sparks but both refuse to admit it. For Kate’s sake, they put their hatred aside and start a friendship that quickly leads to a stronger connection. The addition of a mysterious painting brought a unique twist to their love story. The painting not only brought them together but serves as a reminder to the readers to have a good life (you’ll understand once you read this book). What didn’t I like? The only problem I had was with the ending – I wanted more and I didn’t want this to end!! I loved J.C. and Libitz love story and I hope we see them in future Blueberry Lane books. J.C. and the Bijoux Jolis takes place during the same time as the previous books in the series, Jonquils for Jax and Marry Me Mad, so I suggest you read these books first. Katy Regnery is one of my favorite authors and I love the characters and stories she brings to her fans. I highly recommend J.C. and the Bijoux Jolis and the Blueberry Lane series to all romance fans!
Libitz and J.C. are the unlikely couple that can't seem to fight their attraction to each other. He is a self proclaimed anti commitment guy and she is the pixie he can't seem to get off of his mind. Jax finds an old family painting in her attic and shows it to J.C. because she feels it reminds of something or someone she can't place. He takes one look and the woman in the painting has a uncanny resemblance to the pixie occupying his every thought. They try to ignore each other and they seem to have a connection woven in and through part, snark and the hands of time. Did their story begin on a canvas in an art studio and become stitched into eternity on a train barreling toward freedom? Will J.C. the bachelor that wants lifelong freedom from commitment find true love with Libitz? Travel this romantic journey to experience their romantic journey and learn the beautifully woven history of the Bijoux Jolis.
"You’re my person,” he said. “You’ve always been my person. Long before I was breathing, you belonged to me.” JC - an independent man who swore of commitments at a young age because of his father who lives in philly close to his family Lib - a fun loving girl just living the city live in NYC. Best friends with JC now sister in law Kate JC and Lib first had a love hate relationship. But Kate made lib promise not to have a meaningless night with him because that's just how the two of them are, but it would mess up everything. She held true to that promise. JC and Lib both have the love for art; and end up going on a treasure hunt which is the cutest thing. I loved reading "watching" the feelings grow. I can't wait to find out more. What's the next book? What does Kate and the family say and think? What happens with the galleries. I WANT TO LEARN MORE!
J.C. Rousseau and Libitz Feingold have nothing in common, but since the wedding of her best friend with his younger brother they cannot stop of thinking about each other and have a strong chemistry that is undeniable. Their story is beautiful and there is a lovely backstory that is all about art, romance in the Second World War that connects them through their families. This is the story about fate, an encounter of love and souls through time, it feels that they are bounded by kismet. Please read this book and you will adore their story!
My Rating: 4.5 Favorite Quotes: It's not cold enough in hell for me to fall for someone like you. How many hearts had he broken? A million, she'd bet. Or more. And the funny thing was? If you asked him, he'd probably say, 'None.' He probably assumed that because he wasn't interested and made it clear, it staunched any interest or expectation on the side of his partners. Stupid, selfish man. Women didn't work like that. Her huge spirit was in such contrast to her tiny body, for a moment he wondered how she contained it. You said that people can change and people can choose. Well, I'm changing and I choose you. My Review: Katy Regnery has turned out yet another engaging, well written, and sweet-n-sexy story. This time, it involves a notorious playboy (J.C.) and a smart and savvy woman (Libitz) whose best friend has forbidden her to have anything to do with him. They start off on the wrong foot despite having a mutual attraction, but J.C. could easily stand for Just Casual, as that was the way he rolls with women, lots and lots of women. In addition to the enemies to lovers romance, the storyline also involved a bit of mystery and historical family research. I adored Libitz; she was feisty, smart, and true to herself. As always, Ms. Regnery's writing was amusing, relevant, saucy, and pleasantly entertaining.
J.C. and Libitz are truly something special. There was an ethereal quality to their story. Through the highs, lows and in between, it was a foregone conclusion that the bond between these two could not be broken. The hand of fate had mapped out their journey in the stars. With J.C. and the Bijoux Jolis, Ms. Regnery reminded me why I love romance. The feeling I get deep inside my soul that renders me speechless and rocks me to my core. That is the heart of a dreamer. Katy Regnery saved the best Rousseau for last. Jax set the stage, Mad was the encore but J.C. was the main event. He kept me bewitched, bothered and bewildered until the bitter end.