Release Day Blitz – Review & Giveaway – Wayward Son by @MichelleYDay @ProdigalSon_1

Release Day Blitz & Giveaway

Wayward Son Book 3 of The Jensen Family Series

by Michelle Day

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Gavin Jensen’s world has been turned upside down.

Grieving and with only a tenuous hold on his temper, he is taken from everything he has ever known.
Full of anger for the man who ruined everything, he wants to hate him.

But this chance Gavin has been given, it’s a clean slate. All his previous indiscretions have been left behind, buried with his mother. Paul Jensen is becoming the father he knew he could be, his son just needs to let go of the past.

But when Gavin grabs a hold of life, his actions ignite a chain of events that could leave him shattered.

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My Review

Wayward Son, the third book in The Jensen Family Series does not disappoint and was a most enjoyable read for me.  This story continues where Father and Son, book 2 leaves off.  Gavin, Paul’s son is the main protagonist in this book.  Wayward Son is his story and just like his father Paul, Gavin is quite the character.  You could say he is a chip off the old block.  Gavin is however, different from his father in some ways. and that’s exactly what I enjoyed most about him.  He’s not predictable. Gavin did inherit endearing qualities from his dad and as you read, you to will be pleased to see how his character develops.

You will find humor in this book.  After all, Gavin is 18 years old.  His college days make for funny and intense moments.  Beautiful girls such as Angel and Kiera become part of his life but I won’t tell you too much about them because I am trying to keep this review spoiler free.

Novak, (Luke) is also another important character in this book.  You may remember him. He is the best friend Gavin grew up with. He is the brother from another mother who has been an integral part of his life since he was born.  His role, the voice of reason for Gavin was perfectly written.  They are more like brothers than best friends.

All of the characters from The Jensen/Paloma family are back and that made this third book complete.  I love being able to keep up with the characters from previous books.

Paul and his new bride Suzanne share a loving and passionate relationship in this book.  Suzanne makes an understanding and outstanding step-mother for Gavin. She continues to be my favorite out of Paul’s women.  She is a lovely woman who keeps it all together.  And of course, Paul is….well…Paul, just more mature.  Michelle keeps him true to his younger cheeky character from the previous books.

There are many reasons why I enjoyed Wayward Son so much.  One is Michelle’s choice of cars for her characters. Well, what can I say? I like cars. I was taken back to my younger years with Gavin’s Supra.  Additionally, Gavin’s personality and taste are unique.  I did mention that he’s not predictable.

Gavin is a talented young man.  His many talents and lifestyle make him the talk of his college, especially to Quinn, a character who immediately clashes with him.  You’ll read all about his adventures and love this young man just as much as I do.

Of course, just like his father, Gavin loves women. So, prepare yourself and enjoy reading all about Paul’s son.

Thank you Michelle for writing about this family I love so much.  Your unique characters along with a brilliant plot and writing hooked me from the start and I look forward to reading more.   I am ready for book 4.

I received an ARC in exchange for an honest review.

I gave this book 5 stars!

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  Previous Books in this series

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Father & Son Book 2

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I’m Back – Coming Soon!

Good morning,

I am back from my trip to Spain.  It was amazing!  I got to experience the culture, the people, the gastronomy, the wines and even visit bilingual schools in Spain.  My trip was complete.  ( I even gained a couple of pounds along the way.)

One of the highlights of my trip was meeting up with Ana, @SRFansSpain.  I had a lovely afternoon talking about books, authors and yes, even David Gandy with her.  I hope I can meet up with her again soon.

I look forward to bringing you reviews and recipes this week.  I am slowly getting back into the swing of things.

 

Reviews coming up:

Twisted by Emma Chase

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Carnage by Lesley Jones

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Currently Reading:

An Acute Attraction by A.J. Walters

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I look forward to sharing my reviews with you soon!

Have a Happy Monday!

~Susi

 

 

Susi Reviews – Cupcakes and Ink by Helena Hunting

Happy Release Day!

Cupcakes and Ink by Helena Hunting

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Tenley Page is looking for a new start: a new city, a new apartment, a new life. Her plan is to keep to herself and stay focused. But leaving her past behind and starting over isn’t as easy as she thought. And neither is maintaining her solitude. As Tenley settles into her new surroundings, she finds herself drawn to Inked Armor, the tattoo studio across the street. But it’s the gorgeous, dark-haired tattoo artist who captures her interest. There’s something about his severe beauty that captivates her—and not just in her waking hours.
Covered in the ink he inscribes on other people’s skin, Hayden Stryker has made a career out of being a tattooist. He’s got his own business and a tight circle of friends. As far as he’s concerned, that’s all he needs. At least until his aunt, who owns the antiques and used book store across from his tattoo studio, hires a new employee. At first his intrigue is based on physical appeal; hot chick equals something nice to look at. But as he begins to catch glimpses of the fiery personality under the fragile, feminine exterior, his fascination with Tenley grows. Annoyed by his inability to control his fixation, Hayden decides the best way to cure him of the new obsession is to get to know the girl under her skittish façade.

But like the ink he wears as armor, Tenley has the ability to get under his skin and stay there.

My Review

As a baker, I love all things related to baking and desserts.  When I first saw this cover and title, I knew this was a book for me. What I did not know was that I would become so consumed by this story of Tenley and Hayden.  Cupcakes and Ink is a prequel. It introduces the reader to the characters in Clipped Wings.  This prequel may be short but I felt that it was essential to really understanding the characters.  Written in both Tenley and Hayden’s point of view, the reader is able to get into the mind of both of the characters and truly understand their feelings and insecurities.  You also meet the secondary characters which each play a significant role in Clipped Wings.

I immediately fell for Hayden and I am pretty sure, just like Tenley,  you will be dreaming about him too. He is quite a complex character. He is gorgeous and covered in tattoos.   I also loved Tenley, a young girl starting her life over in a new city, who bakes, like me.  🙂

I have to say, Helena, did an amazing job of keeping me hooked to her story. Her writing is exquisite and memorable.  I read Cupcakes and Ink and immediately read Clipped Wings.  Yes, I am now a huge Helena Hunting fan.  I have been raving about her books for the past couple of weeks.

I’d love to say more about this prequel, but do not want to give too much away.  I highly recommend this read as well as Clipped Wings which you can pre-order and get next month.

I gave this book 5 brilliant stars.

Now, go get this book.  It is available on Amazon today!

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I received this ARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

About The Author – Helena Hunting

Helena Hunting lives on the outskirts of Toronto with her incredibly tolerant family and two moderately intolerant cats. She’s putting her degree in English Lit to good use by writing contemporary erotic romance. She is the author of Clipped Wings, her debut novel, and Inked Armor.
You can follow Helena Hunting on Twitter or her website http://www.helenahunting.com.
Stay tuned for my review of Clipped Wings.  This book releases in March.
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