Series: The Rousseau's #1
Genres: Contemporary Romance
Also by this author: Crazy about Cameron, Campaigning for Christopher, Ginger's Heart, Dark Sexy Knight, It's You part 1, Don't Speak
Did you fall in love with The English Brothers? Were you hot for the Winslows?
Katy Regnery's 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 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.
Jonquils for Jax, The Rousseaus #1 - available 8.5.16
Marry Me Mad, The Rousseaus #2 - available 10.21.16
J.C. and the Bijoux Jolis, The Rousseaus #3 - available 11.29.16
Jonquils for Jax
Regnery’s contemporary romance series is one of those ‘go-to’ books for me. I know that I will get some swoony romance, well written characters, and a solid storyline that hooks me in! Jonquils for Jax delivers!
Jax is a very strange character for me. She is very wealthy, and in her first meeting with Gardner, our hero, she is a bit brattish and condescending. However, as you get to know her in the story, you do see more of her personality and her behavior makes more sense. I still think she is a bit judgmental and elitist. Gardner is a wonderful character be he has a disability! As a former police officer, he had an incident in the line of duty that has effected his eyesight. Forced into early retirement, he takes a position as a gardner at the estate next door to Jax’s family. I adore characters with struggles and imperfections because they are simply fascinating. Learning how Gardner is dealing with his disability, his life upheaval, and his future makes for a very well written, dynamic character. He struggles with accepting the differences between his previous dreams and his future dreams. He does sell himself short at times, and that made him even more real as a character. And he does a super romantic big move at the end!
If you want a well written contemporary romance with dynamic characters who have flaws to spare, Jonquils for Jax is a perfect pick!
- POV: 3rd
- Tears: no
- Trope: famous
- Triggers: none
- Series/Standalone: standalone within an interconnected series
- Cliffhanger: No
- HEA: View Spoiler »It wouldn’t be a Katy Regnery book without one! And Gardner does something super romantic! « Hide Spoiler