Saturday, August 9, 2014

Blog Tour, Review, Giveaway: Watching Fireflies by Jaycee Ford


Watching Fireflies
By: Jaycee Ford
Genre: Contemporary Romance


Jordan Hawthorne thought she had it all until a surprise for her fiancé turns into losing everything that she ever wanted. She flees her home in Charlotte, North Carolina to take a new job in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains and make a new start where her ex-fiancé can’t find her. Jordan is just beginning to adjust to her new life in the middle of nowhere when a small town cowboy walks in and disrupts it all.

Tom McCloud never had time for a serious commitment, always too busy with running his grandparents’ farm. Everything changes when he stumbles upon a broken-hearted city girl and a steamy buzz ignites between them. But what happens when the city girl can’t stay hidden in the country for long?


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His hand caressed my cheek while his gaze flickered between my eyes and my lips. My heart fluttered as it drummed an anxiously hopeful beat. What was happening between us was inevitable, and there was no stopping the inevitable. Our breath intertwined just as his lips brushed against mine. My body almost lost all will to function as it hummed with need. His eyes found mine again as if seeking permission to continue. I wasn’t about to stop him. He leaned into me once again. I responded with a passion, a hunger.
My arms wrapped around his neck, dropping the bottles of beer onto the rug-covered floor. He pulled me flush against his body, and my fingers instinctively laced through his brown hair. My tongue swept against his lower lip; his gently massaged mine. The arms that wrapped around me engulfed me in a heaven that I never wanted to leave. My inner desires pooled within as a moan rose up, but I didn’t know if it came from him or me.
As much as I didn’t want to, I broke the kiss, and as we both inhaled deeply, he rested his forehead against mine and whispered, “Did you feel that?” 
My body strummed with desire as my heart thumped an erratic beat. I exhaled slowly as my eyes remained closed, and I whispered, “Yes.”

My Rating:

4½ Contented Stars

Favorite Quotes:

“You’re making my heart do things it’s never done before.”

“He gave me a mix of nervous excitement and calm. I didn’t know how it was possible, but it was.”

My Review:

Sweet! I enjoyed this book beginning to end. It was truly refreshing to read a contemporary romance where the two main characters are not in constant conflict with each other, nor do they fight their attraction, deny their feelings, or feel they have to “let them go” for their own good. They adored and loved each other, enjoyed and explored a new love, and reveled in each other. Why is that so rare? The conflict, as there always has to be some… came from an external source and proved to be the vortex of the suspense elements in the book. I had not read Jaycee Ford before and had no expectations. I am now a new fan. I enjoyed her easy narrative, humor, and observations. Her characters were interesting and comfortable. The book was an easy and fast read, a providing me with a pleasant and entertaining afternoon. One I would like to repeat with even more of her work.

Empress DJ


Jaycee Ford grew up chasing street cars around the city of New Orleans. After doing a four years stint at Louisiana State University, she earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in History and fled for the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains. New Orleans beckoned her home again where she put her love of the foothills into a series of romance novels. In between writing, she’s found behind her desk at a top rated law firm … or still chasing street cars.



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