Making it in a man's world as a home renovation expert is tough, but Lindsay Swanson's up for the job – leaving no time for any kind of social life, until…
Jared Kane moved to Ravenwood for some much needed peace and quiet to finish his next book, which is hard to do when his sexy neighbor is the one renovating his kitchen…
Then Lindsay overhears Jared talking about her notebook. A notebook wherein she and her BFF – after one too many bad dates and one too many glasses wine – concocted a checklist of the perfect guy. Is Jared the real deal, or has he been molding himself into the man of her dreams to get past her defenses.
About the Author
“If I loved you less, I might be able to talk about it more.” ~ Jane Austen
Lover of books, scribbler of words <-- this pretty much sums up my life, other than a current obsession with cooking shows. How do they turn pink cotton candy into a delicious entree? Seriously, I can barely butter my bread some mornings...
I love all things Regency and this translates well with what I'm currently working on - Jane Austen Fan Fiction - set smack dab in the middle of Regency England. I also write sweet contemporary romance set in my fictional town of Ravenwood, Illinois. You will find I have a weakness for Alpha males and feisty heroines who keep them on their toes.
I look forward to meeting you, between the pages.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
(3.5 Stars) I'm always intrigued when characters seem to swap roles. Lindsay is an expert home remodeler and doesn't have time for much of a social life. She's tough, creative, and smart, yet she does have a little girly-girl hidden underneath her coveralls. Jared is new to town and the two of them had a cute meet in the grocery store, along with a few more cute meets later. He's very hunky, handsome, and is a writer...and also lives right next door to Lindsay--how lucky! I adored the moments when Lindsay sums up her current situation, usually caused by something embarrassing, with a news headline. I looked forward to those and how she could spin them. The romantic tension and banter followed a typical romance formula, which I liked. I enjoyed the friendship Lindsay has with her sister-in-law, but almost felt uncomfortable at how lustful she was towards other men. There are a few characters brought into the story that didn't really have a strong anchor connecting them to what is going on. I wonder if they'll play bigger roles in the future of this series, but for now, I felt like I was hanging just a bit as far as they are concerned. Little inconsistencies bothered me just a bit, such as, if a baby is born that early, you don't take it out to a baseball game a few weeks later. Overall, I did enjoy the story line and thought it was a fun, cute book. Content: innuendo, steamy clean kissing (nothing too graphic); some language (pretty good for the most part and then all of the sudden 2-3 words would pop up). *I received a copy through ebooksforreview.com in exchange for an honest review*
Lindsay Swanson works hard to keep her home renovation business going. It doesn’t leave much time for a social life. Of course, when a good-looking guy moves in next door, she might be able to make some time. Jared Kane has come to Ravenwood to escape the big city and get some work done. That might be difficult with his beautiful neighbor around, especially when she’s renovating his kitchen. The book had some issues. I’m not exactly sure what the time line was. It seemed like it had only been weeks, but then Tina, who just announced she was pregnant, was having the baby. Prematurely, but it sure didn’t seem like that much time had gone by. There were also a lot of sub plots, or what seemed like they were going to be sub plots, that were never mentioned again. I’m assuming they will be part of other books, but I was reading this book, and it felt like they had been thrown in with no purpose. There were a lot of good things, too. Even with the issues, I still really enjoyed the book. It was great to have a heroine that owned a home renovations company. I just laughed at the way Lindsay thought about things sometimes. I loved her headlines! Jared was a very successful author, but he was so down to earth and comfortable with people. I really liked that about him. The two of them definitely had chemistry! This is a quick read. It wasn’t my favorite, but I enjoyed it enough to read more of the books in the Ravenwood series. I’d give this book 3.5 stars. I received a copy of the book in exchange for an honest review.