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Jonquils for Jax Book Cover Jonquils for Jax
Katy Regnery
contemporary fiction, romance, humour
Spencer Hill Contemporary
August 19, 2016
170

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 Lenox. Jax is not accustomed to gruff, ill-mannered men that can't be charmed, but something about Gard intrigues her, and if she can find her way through the armor that surrounds his heart, she also might find a love that won t let her down. "

Don’t fall for the Help!

Lots of botanical accuracy in this light romance with frothy fun as the nouveau riche from N’awlins meets the old money from Philly.

4 for light reading

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Beauty tames the Vet

The Vixen and the Vet Book Cover The Vixen and the Vet
Katy Regnery
fantasy, romance, humour,
Katy Regnery; 1 edition
(4 Jun. 2014)

In this modern-retelling of "Beauty and the Beast," Savannah Carmichael, betrayed by an unreliable source, returns to her hometown of Danvers, Virginia with her once-promising journalism career in ruins. Given the opportunity to get back in the game by writing a patriotic human interest piece, Savannah turns her attention to the town hermit, Asher Lee, a wounded veteran who returned to Danvers eight years ago, and hasn't been seen since.

After an IED explosion in Afghanistan took Asher's hand and disfigured half of his face, he's lived a quiet life on the outskirts of Danvers where the locals respect his privacy...that is, until Savannah Carmichael comes calling in a borrowed sundress with a plate of homemade brownies. When Asher agrees to be interviewed by Savannah, he starts feeling things for the beautiful reporter that he hasn't felt in years.

Misfits in small-town Danvers, Savannah and Asher create a bond right away, touching each other's hearts in ways neither thought possible. When a terrible mistake threatens to drive them apart, they'll have to decide if the love they found in one another's arms is strong enough to fight for their hard-won happily ever after.

** Contemporary Romance. Due to profanity, realistically depicted scenes of war and very strong sexual content, this book is not intended for readers under the age of 18.**

Another interpretation of Beauty and the Beast whereby the Veteran is the Beast and the reporter is the Beauty.

The Beast comes home from war badly scarred and injured and withdraws into his ‘castle’ aka a mansion as he is very rich. It is barricaded by his housekeeper against all comers – although she would prefer not to have to do this.

Savannah really needs a good emotive story for her career and so finds a way into the castle.

Asher – our Beast – could have had yet more surgery to assist – skin grafts and so on, but is really fed up with operations (after 21 myself I get this, I really do!), and has so far refused. Yet despite his injuries, Savannah falls for him (even though Patrick, he ex’s betrayal, still hurt), and he falls for Savannah . and so Asher sees her beauty and it tempts him out of his castle and back to a life.

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Marry in Haste

Marrying Mr. English Book Cover Marrying Mr. English
The English Brothers #0.5
Katy Regnery
Fiction, romance, contemporary
Spencer Hill Contemporary
May 31, 2016
224

Trust fund playboy, Tom English, was supposed to find a "good woman" and marry her by midnight on his 32nd birthday. If he didn't, his grandfather promised to disinherit him. Unfortunately for Tom, three days before he was set to get married in Vail, his fiance elopes with her skiing instructor leaving Tom high and dry. With only a week before his birthday, it looks like Tom will forfeit his millions. When Eleanora Watters, a smart, sassy - totally broke - waitress, spies down-on-his-luck Tom English in the breakfast-all-day diner where she works, she doesn't think much of him. He's at least ten years older than she is and he looks like another trust fund jerk with a silver spoon shoved up his...a-hem. But Tom surprises her. Set up on a blind date by Eleanora's cousin, the two bond over books, and after spending just a few hours together, Eleanora offers to marry Tom in order to help him secure his fortune. After a whirlwind marriage in Las Vegas, Tom and Eleanora begin to realize that they're not as unlikely a match as they once seemed, and their feelings for each other deepen. But when Tom's grandfather sees through their scheme and threatens to cut them off, Tom will have to decide if he wants the money more than the Colorado waitress who seems to be something between "a dream and a miracle." This full-length, standalone prequel can be read before OR after the six English Brothers novels!"

A billionaire and his friend go skiing. Ellie is a waitress in Vail, Colorado, where the rich go to ski. She is studying at night and bringing up (or attempting to) her younger cousin who has come to join her from ‘trailer trash’ land.

These rich boys stroll into Ellie’s cafe and her cousin, Eve Marie, wants to double date them. She is rather naive as to what she thinks the rich boys want from her. Ellie not so, but still she finds herself at a Vegas wedding to achieve an inheritance and the potential for college.

Cue the savvy grandfather.

A nicely written book but we have read similar themes elsewhere.

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