March 31, 2015

♥♦♥CAMPAIGN TOUR REVIEW STOP♥♦♥The Closer You Come by Gena Showalter

♥♦♥The Closer You Come♥♦♥
Gena Showalter
  The Closer You Come
(The Original Heartbreakers #1)
Date of publication: March 31st, 2015
New York Times bestselling author Gena Showalter introduces the Original Heartbreakers, where three not-quite-reformed bad boys are about to meet the women who will bring them to their knees.

Just released from prison, Jase Hollister has a dark and twisted past.  And now, he has only one goal: stay out of trouble. Strawberry Valley, Oklahoma, sounds like the perfect place for him and his two brothers-by-circumstance to settle down and live a nice, simple life. But model citizen isn’t exactly this rugged bachelor’s default setting—especially when it comes to a certain hot-blooded Southern beauty…

 Brook Lynn Dillon has always been responsible. Not that it’s done her much good. The down-on-her-luck waitress is broke, single and fun-deprived. Until Jase comes along. He is dangerous, stunningly protective, breathtakingly sexy and as tempting as sin, and the passion sizzling between them is undeniable. But can it melt her resistance? After all, the right kind of trouble might be just what they both need.

♥♦♥My Review♥♦♥

Oh Gena Showalter, how I love thee…haha.

When I first heard that Gena was going back to a contemporary romance series, I was a little nervous. I thought there could be a chance she could lose her niche without the paranormal factors playing out in her books. That she might fall into that pit of redundant conrom storylines and blasé characters. 

I was soooooooooo wrong. So so wrong that I should smack myself for even thinking it.

I freaking LOVE this series already, like lovvvvvvveeeeeee.

Gena transports us to a small town called Strawberry Valley, Oklahoma. It’s quiet and quaint but hidden inside this remote and peaceful town are some of the most amazing, hilarious, sexy and compassionate characters you will meet in your reading life.

Jase is an ex-con, just released from prison who moves to Strawberry Valley with his best and longtime friends West and Beck. This trio of hotties are nothing but finger licking good. Seriously you will want to eat these guys up. The bond they share and express in this book is utterly swoonworthy and will melt your heart. They are thick as thieves and will do anything for each other. But what is a trio of hotties without a little danger. Jase, West, and Beck all share something else as well. A dark past that not only cemented their bond but has set them on a journey of redemption, love and forgiveness. In Closer you Come we get Jase’s part of this journey, a journey that puts him right in the cross hairs of a one feisty Strawberry Valley native, Brook Lynn Dillon.

Brook Lynn is the hard-working, no nonsense, determined and loyal half of the duo that makes up the Dillon sisters. Jessie Kay is her other half and completely opposite, a wild child; always out partying it up and finding her way into some hot guy’s bed. These two couldn’t be more different. Brook Lynn has spent most of her life looking out for her sister and taking care of their monetary needs by working her butt off. When a quintessential wild Jessie Kay night brings Brook Lynn face to face with the hot, mysterious and brooding Jase, all bets are off.

Brook Lynn and Jase begin a friendship/relationship that is unlike any either of them have experienced. One that will push them both past the boundaries of their heart and the desire that burns within. I love Brook Lynn and Jase’s relationship, it is a rocky road filled with hiccups, bumps, undeniable lust and bittersweet tenderness that will leave you both laughing out loud and weak in the knees.

 I love what Gena did with these two, their love was not predictable it was true, realistic and relatable. I loved how both Jase and Brook Lynn played off each other in the book. For every action or word out of Jase, Brook Lynn had an equally snarky comeback or reaction and it was fantastic. I love seeing a heroine that is just as strong as her hero. This story was overflowing with emotion, every turn of the page had me completely consumed and I enjoyed every minute reading this story and becoming invested in these new characters that Gena has brought to life.

This book has all the special ingredients that make up Showalter gold. It’s witty, comical, deliciously sexy, exciting, genuine, romantic and possesses a storyline that will have you itching to see which one of the original heartbreaker boys we will get to enjoy next!!

About Gena Showalter

Gena Showalter is a New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling author whose books have appeared in Cosmopolitan and Seventeen magazines, as well as Entertainment Weekly. Her novel Red Handed has been optioned by Sony Television. Critics have called her books “sizzling page-turners” and “utterly spellbinding stories,” while Showalter herself has been called “a star on the rise.” Her mix of humor, danger and wickedly hot sex provides wildly sensual page-turners sure to enthrall.
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Don’t forget to check out “The One You Want” a special prequel novella introducing the gents and ladies of Strawberry Valley, Oklahoma!!!

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