Welcome back to Satisfaction for Insatiable Readers.
Welcome back to Satisfaction for Insatiable Readers.
So, today we've got a blog tour stop featuring a title we helped reveal the cover of not so long ago, and now that it's made its publishing debut, we're ready to dive between the epages. Are YOU ready? Because what's waiting for you is a perfect Contemporary Romance reading escape for your holiday weekend that will have you turning pages as fast as a hockey player follows a puck...or something like that; I never was good at sports analogies (LOL). Anywho, if you're ready to check out your next potential must read, KEEP READING as we check out a title from the Blue Collar Romance series. Oh, wait, you probably want to know more about that before we get started; am I right? TADA!
Escape to Oak Bend where blue-collar hotties work hard and love even harder.
From broody carpenters to sexy electricians, these eight standalones are packed with small town feels, heat, and heartwarming happily ever afters.
Enjoy your favorite tropes written by an amazing group of authors: Jaymee Jacobs, Alexa Rivers, Evelyn Sola, Kate Carley, Tracy Broemmer, Mila Nicks, Claire Wilder, and Moni Boyce.
Fall head over heels for swoon-worthy book boyfriends who aren’t afraid of a little hard work for that happily ever after.
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...and now ladies and gents, the main event....
Chasing Down the Dream
Release Date: 09/03/21
About the book...
When Kasey Ruggieri returns to her hometown after her fashion design business implodes, she barely recognizes the handsome guy with a smokin’ body who comes to fix the HVAC as her brother's best friend. The skinny teenager she once knew is gone, and when Asher strips off his shirt to work in the boiling heat, Kasey can't take her eyes off his glistening, muscular chest. Now she needs more than air conditioning to cool her desires.
Asher Wallace has had a crush on Kasey ever since he realized girls don’t have cooties. She’s beautiful, talented, and fun. But as his best friend’s older sister, she’s completely out of his league. Once Kasey left Oak Bend to pursue a fashion career in New York City, Asher shelved his boyhood crush and moved on from his college hockey days and into the family's heating and cooling business.
When Kasey and Asher finally connect, there’s enough heat to melt a Michigan winter. But when Kasey stumbles onto a new, profitable fashion venture, will she leave Asher behind for the bright lights of the big city once more? Or can Asher prove to Kasey that love and success can be found close to home?
Welcome to Oak Bend, where blue-collar hotties work hard and love even harder, especially when it comes to landing their happily ever after.
It's a classic boy met best friend's older sister, harbored a HUGE crush for years while she barely new he existed...at least, until ten plus years later when BOTH their worlds are going through some changes, and the chance they never thought they would have, just might come to pass. Unless history repeats itself and dreams get in the way. But just like life changes, SO CAN DREAMS...it all depends on the dreamer, and sometimes those changes can be remarkably sweeter.
I liked the faster pace of this novel, as it never really let you sit and ponder just what was going to happen while keeping you in suspense through pages and pages of filler. Yes, there is story. Yes, there are complications. Yes, there are a million what-ifs to consider, maybes to contend with, and potential heartaches just waiting in the wings, but it all comes together fairly seamlessly, allowing us to enjoy the ride as it unfolds. Kasey was a lost soul, down on her luck, and with more than a bruised ego. She needed someone to listen, someone to show her kindness, someone to remind her that failure isn't when you don't succeed at something you've tried, but rather never having the guts to give it a go in the first place. Asher was that someone. Asher was also that someone that needed to hear that same message, which of course prompts him to reconsider his own life path, and makes more unexpected waves, but in the end, the biggest waves he surfs with ease, as he takes his life from standstill to the starting line.
In the end, it was a great Contemporary Romance with a believable storyline, great messages...and a little spice. If you're a fan of the author, you won't be disappointed. If this is your first time hearing about her work, you'll enjoy the introduction!
About the author...
Jaymee Jacobs is a USA Today best-selling author and author of the Dallas Comets series. She graduated summa cum laude from the University of Pittsburgh with a BA in English literature and a psychology minor.
Her books have the same two themes: hockey and the "millennial" experience. The first is because she's a die-hard fan (particularly of the Pittsburgh Penguins). The second is because she felt that there weren't any books to which she could personally relate. So she began to write the stories she wanted to read. Her books spotlight those in the up-and-coming generation as they navigate this new era of ubiquitous technology, online dating etiquette, and what it means to "adult."
When she's not writing, you'll find Jaymee curating her cats' Instagram account, listening to true crime podcasts, scrolling through Pinterest for fructose-free recipes, or yelling at the TV during Penguins games.
Special thanks to Amy at The Indie Pen PR, LLC for the chance to bring this tour to you as well as the ecopy for review. (THANKS!) For more information on the title above, feel free to click through the links provided, or check out the rest of the tour for more bookish fun!
Until next time, remember...if it looks good, READ IT!