Katy Regnery's New York Times bestselling Blueberry Lane series continues with The Rousseau siblings!
Jacqueline "Jax" Rousseau is vivacious, rich, smart and beautiful…but that doesn't mean she's lucky in love: she's dated doctors, lawyers, actors and politicians who've all managed to end up disappointing her. In fact, she's on a self-imposed hiatus from love when she has an unpleasant run-in with her neighbor's gorgeous new landscaper, Gardener Thibodeaux. Jax is not accustomed to gruff, ill-mannered men that can't be charmed, but when he saves her skin, she realizes that something about Gard intrigues her...and if she can find her way through the armor that surrounds his heart, she might finally find a love that won't let her down.
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
Terrific Its great to have another story line about the families on Blueberry Lane. Jax is running from an idiot drunk at her brothers wedding reception when she runs into Gardener and finds her true love.
Jonquils For Jax by Katy Regnery is Awesome! Yes, with a capital A awesome. This is a fairly short read, a great choice for people with limited time for reading. Jonquils For Jax is well-written and grabs you from the first page. Be warned, it won't turn you loose until the end. Ms Regnery has given us a book with lovable, huggable characters. Jax and Gardener's story is a fast-paced tale with plenty of drama, humor and sizzle. I enjoyed reading Jonquils For Jax and look forward to reading more from Katy Regnery in the future. Jonquils For Jax is book 1 of The Rousseaus Series and book 12 of The Blueberry Lane Series, but can easily be read as a standalone. This is a complete book, not a cliff-hanger. I voluntarily reviewed an Advance Reader Copy of this book.
Can't wait for the next one
Gardener was a complete surprise for me. I think Jax was pretty surprised too! I thought Gardener's sight issues we're going to take over his character but due to the brilliant writing of this author, he only shines brighter. He didn't wallow in self-pity either. He did have his moments which is only natural. Their relationship started out as friends because she had some morals. It was a beautiful thing! The characters were extremely well developed and the story line just flowed with a sweet and spicy romance that takes your breath away. I can't wait for more of The Blueberry Lane series. Received a copy via RockStarLit in exchange for an honest review. I was not compensated for my review. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinion expressed is my own.
Jonquils for Jax is another 5 star romance from Katy Regnery! This is the 26th book I’ve reviewed from author Katy Regnery and she continues to amaze me with her heartwarming stories and characters I grow to love. Jacqueline “Jax” Rousseau is smart, beautiful and rich. From the outside it appears Jax has a perfect life. But in reality she’s struggling to decide her future. Returning home for her brother’s wedding is the perfect excuse to leave her problems behind. And meeting the sexy Gardener Thibodeaux is a welcome distraction. Gardener is hiding a painful past and tries to keep his distance from Jax. But their attraction and chemistry is too strong for both of them to ignore. I am not going to spoil their story but you have to read this to experience their magical and steamy love story. As in all of Katy Regnery’s books I love how the characters are soulmates. Jax and Gardener not only have a physical attraction but they have an emotional connection. Both of them are hiding from the world but together they face their fears and doubts. I loved that there were sexy romantic scenes but also honest communication between them. I wished their story was longer but I know they will make an appearance in the next books. Jax loves her brothers and sister so there is no way we won’t hear from her again. Jonquils for Jax can be read as a standalone but characters from the previous books make an appearance. It is easy to follow but I think once you read this book you’ll want to start with the first book, Breaking Up with Barrett. You will fall in love with the families of Blueberry Lane.
Jacqueline, known to her friends as Jax, has returned home to Blueberry Lane. While attending an engagement party for her neighbour, the overly amorous attentions of a guest cause her to flee to the gardens, where she meets the new hire planting in the moonlight. A rather gruff gardener named Gardener, as luck would have it, whose father was a successful landscaper who named his children with a sense of humour. Gard doesn't quite know what to make of this fairy tale woman who shows up in a beautiful gown in his moonlit garden – he only knows that he is enchanted. And that she is out of his league. But when he rescues Jax from her follower, it's the start of a friendship, something Gard has never had with a woman before. Before long, Gard and Jax are sharing secrets, and more. Jax must figure out where her future lies – will she be able to convince Gard to share it with her? Jax comes across as lovely, bright woman who should be on top of the world - but she's in hiding. While she grew up very wealthy, she wanted to support herself and found a niche in producing movies, one that was highly successful. Her sudden success as a movie producer came with an unexpected cost - a paparazzi following that resulted in a frightening accident. Going home to the estate on Blueberry Lane, just one of the homes owned by her family, is going back to familiar and well loved territory. She's taken a step back to get her bearings and make some decisions about her future. She doesn't know what she wants to do, she just knows that staying in LA isn't it. But she's not the only one in hiding. Gard used to be a police officer, until a domestic call resulted in the death of his partner and a serious eye injury that compromised his own vision. Forced into retirement, his partially blind state makes being in bright sunlight difficult. Luckily, the gardening skills he learned when he was younger haven't been forgotten, and he is putting them to good use again, preferring to work outside in the evening and night hours. He's enjoying his part time job, and though he hasn't decided if he wants to do this full time, it's a way to get through each day and take his mind off of the incident. Though he's got the social skills to mix with the Winslows and Englishes and Rousseaus, having grown up in a family that became quite wealthy, he never fit in with the old money crowd that they belong to. Financially he is very wealthy but is proud of the career he had, and wants to feel useful again. But there's no denying that he's lonely and still adjusting to the tragic turn of events that led him here. When Jax bursts her way into Gard's life, it's like seeing the sun again. She's smart and vivacious and charming, though he can also sense that part of that is a cover up for how she is really feeling. When he tells her about the true state of his vision, she doesn't pity him, but rather takes it in stride. While Gard has had several lovers, none of them have made him feel the way Jax does. They share some steamy scenes together, and it's clear that they are quickly falling for each other. The plot moves along seamlessly, as Gard helps Jax make sense of her life and what she wants to do in the future. And when her dreams appear to be shattered, Gard is the one who comes to the rescue. As both characters have a french background there are some sweet scenes with french phrases that made the story feel very authentic. It's a wonderful romance. 5 stars.
This is my favorite book of this series!!! I love it!!! And I've loved most of these books. :) I wasn't sure that I would love the Rousseaus. They were after all, mortal enemies with my favorite English Brother Stratton. (Even though Jax and Mad were acceptable friends for Kate). However, Kiss Me Kate made me see that everything is as it seems in Katy Regnery's world. In this book, Jax and Gard are so lovable. I love how accepting Jax is of Gard's disability. I love how Gard is so protective of Jax. Oh, I think I'm more excited to read the Rousseau's series than I was for the Winslow's or even the English Series. I can't wait to read Mad and JC's story. Katy Regnery's characters are endearing. I just love reading their stories.
Jonquils for Jax by Katy Regnery is the first book in her brand new series featuring the Rousseaus, another very wealthy family living on Blueberry Lane in suburban Philadelphia. This book may be read as a standalone, even though some of the characters from the author's earlier works are mentioned. Jax Rossuaus is an incredible woman with a lot of heart. After winning an Oscar for the very first film she ever produced, the press camps out on her doorstep. Having your picture in the society pages is nothing compared to the relentless Hollywood paparazzi. Jax is lonely, and prefers the anonymity she once enjoyed. She decides to leave the fame behind, at least for the time-being, as she figures out what to do next in her life. Her mother's mansion on Blueberry Lane is home, and that is where she wants to live and produce substantive entertainment. Former Philadelphia police officer Gardener Lenox lost most of his sight while doing his job. Gard has always preferred to make his own money, so his trust fund provided by the success of his father's New Orleans landscaping business remains primarily intact. Gardening is in his blood and something he can do with his limited vision. As a result, he gardens for one of Jax's neighbors, and meets Jax while doing his job. Jax and Gard are fascinating characters that I liked very much as individuals. Their respective histories were quite intriguing and I savored every morsel Ms. Regenry disclosed. Unfortunately, I did not feel the spark or emotion between the two once they became a couple. The Rousseaus are an entertaining bunch, and I am looking forward to the next book in the series. Complimentary copy provided by Rock Star PR.
A wonderful sweet romance that gave me a case of the feels and left me believing in fate and true love. Jax and Gardener were so much fun together. They have both taken a pause from their lives to figure out what direction to head in next, and when fate brings these two together it doesn’t take long to see that being together is part of their future. I loved their bantering and playfulness, and it was easy to see that these two connected from their first interaction. Even though there are a few things these two need to deal with, once they have committed to being together…even if it may only be temporary…these two were all in. The supporting characters added additional depth to the story. From Jax’s mother (who is just awful!) to Gardener’s friends from the police force, everyone added to Jax and Gardener’s story. Jax’s sister and brother also played a nice part, and I’m looking forward to seeing where their stories lead. Characters from other books in the Blueberry Lance series make an appearance, and I’m looking forward to going back and reading those books to learn more. Katy Regnery has delivered a wonderfully written romance. I loved her writing style, which from a reader’s perspective was effortless in its delivery and created a world that was easy to get lost in. The characters were well developed, telling their story with emotion as well as with great dialogue, especially the lines in French. I enjoyed my visit to Blueberry Lane, and as I mentioned, I look forward to reading more books in this world to learn more about all the characters in this series. I highly recommend this book to anyone looking to get lost in a wonderful happy ever after! I received a copy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review.
My Rating: 4.5 Favorite Quotes: He'd recognize her voice till the day he died. His brain had already found a safe place for its keeping. ...building a life is about taking the pieces that matter and figuring out how to fit them together. You should know that want and should are having an epic battle in my head right now. I'm going to fall for you Duchess. Hard. Don't know if it's just for now or forever, but if it's not okay with you, tell me now. What if each thing I want is a puzzle piece, but they belong to different puzzles, and I can't figure out how to fit them all together. My Review: Katy Regnery writes amusing, sweet, and sexy stories with adorable, enigmatic, and endearing characters, even though I am highly envious and should despise them as they are filthy rich, remarkably attractive, and highly successful. I first fell in love with Ms. Regnery's English Brothers then switched up to the Winslows, and am now enjoying the Rousseau clan. I am ever so glad Blueberry Lane is a large neighborhood.
5+ STARS!!! KATY REGNERY HAS DONE IT AGAIN!!! A sure sign that at a story has captured my heart is when the characters continue to flit through my mind even after I have finished reading their story. Well Katy Regnery has once again achieved that accomplished with Jonquils for Jax. She has taken me back to her Blueberry Lane series in spectacular fashion. Gardener and Jax intrigued me from the moment they met giving me a deep sense that this couple was going to touch me...and they definitely did. After being hounded and chased by the paparazzi in California, Jax returns home seeking shelter and privacy. After an unfortunate incident while working in Philadelphia, Gardener has secluded himself to working in the gardens of one of her neighbor’s homes. When Jax unexpectedly runs into Gardener, despite his brusque exterior, she quickly becomes intrigued and can’t seem to get him out of her mind. Although Gardener initially envisions Jax to be a “duchess,” his thoughts likewise seem to return to images of her as well. As they agree to a boundary of friendship, they begin to find a solace with each other which they had never before experienced. Despite the different worlds they come from, both Jax and Gardener begin to sense a mutual attraction that neither of them can ignore which quickly leads their hearts to a love they never expected to find. Jonquils for Jax is a beautiful and tender love story, and the deep connection and passion Jax and Gardener shared made my heart flutter. From the moment they met, it was as though their souls became intertwined. They seemingly had the ability to read each other’s thoughts and to sense what the other was feeling. This linking of their spirits leads both Jax and Gardener on a path to opening their hearts to one another as they begin to share their fears and feelings despite their own insecurities. I really loved these two souls and how deeply they connected almost as if they were always meant to find each other. There were even a couple of turning points in their story when I just knew that their bond had been solidified. As I am writing this review, I sit here still with a smile on my face and a bit of a lump in my throat. I don’t know how she does it, but it is as if Katy Regnery can read my thoughts as she knows how to touch my heart with her characters over and over again. I’ve been following...well maybe stalking...Ms. Regnery and her stories since the very first release, and she still continues to wow me each and every time. I have been asked many times which one of her stories is my favorite, and although there are a few that have completely shattered me emotionally (in a good way, of course), I have absolutely loved them all and can now add Jonquils for Jax to that list. Katy Regnery is an enormously creative and talented writer and as long as she continues to write her stories, I shall continue to read them all.
With any story whether horror, drama, romance, etc. there is always one scene that triggers the imagination and is hard to let go of over time. For me that was the moonlight garden scene the night Gardner and Jax met. What a first impression. The glowing flowers, the beautiful surroundings, an air of mystery mixed with the magic of simmering attraction. That one scene set the tone for the rest of the story. Gard is a paradox. He enjoys and creates beauty with an artists touch but knows that ugliness can be wrapped in beautiful trappings. Jax has a curiosity for the unknown. It tends to get her into troubling situations but her scars are hidden below her cultured upbringing and have made her wary and determined. Jonquils for Jax is just another reason why Ms. Regnery is a favorite author of mine. She uses a pen like an artist uses a brush. Her story are born from her love of beauty and becomes more obvious every stroke.