Thursday, March 6, 2014

Blog Tour Stop + Giveaway: "Enjoy Your "Stay" by Carmen Jenner


Enjoy Your Stay 
(Sugartown #2)
*Book two in the Sugartown Series!* The last thing Holly Harris expected was to wind up nineteen, knocked-up, and all alone. When Coop left to pursue his dreams of becoming a rock god, he left a tiny piece of him behind. Holly wishes he hadn’t. Jackson wishes he hadn’t. Jackson Rowe tried filling the void his family left by drinking, screwing around, and leaving a string of heartbroken women in his wake. Moving back to Sugartown should have been easy, but he hadn’t counted on the fact his sometimes attraction to Holly would still be alive and kicking—and he sure as hell hadn’t counted on her being pregnant with another man’s baby. They drive one another crazy, and yet they can’t stay away. When old flames resurface, and even older wounds are torn open, can two people so similar make it work? Or will their stubbornness only drive them further apart? *Content Warning. Intended for a mature 18+ audience. Contains angst, a crap-tonne of profanity, short-tempered Australian wildlife, and some very pregnant sex.

4.5 Stars

 If you have NOT read Welcome to Sugartown yet, please, please PLEASE read that first. Holly, in all her glory, starts there and you would miss some of her quirkiness and comedic nature. She is SO funny!! And true to her style, she had me cracking up in this book too!! In Welcome to Sugartown, we got to see her character shine through as Ana’s sidekick….and she was a hoot! This book was all about her and it was great!  Once again, I was laughing deep into the night while reading this book with an Aussie accent. *if only you could be inside my head while reading this, you would be laughing too*

We get to meet Jackson in book one as well, and he is all cocky and sexy and so very delicious. He is sexy personified. He is hunky times ten. He likes to hit it and quit it…..he likes the rotating women in and out of his life….it’s easier and cleaner for him. Or is it? He is all man and he makes Holly squirm. He finds that he really enjoys making Holly squirm as well. He really just melted my heart on many occasions….and some others, he needed to be kicked. HARD. His character was so loveable….I really did enjoy his character so much.

Holly really likes Jack.
Jack really likes Holly.

Holly and Jack like each other, but they HIDE IT from each other and they fight it all the time, and in THE BEST way possible. It is so heart wrenchingly funny and sweet, that you can’t help but feel the hurt and the love and the anger between the two. What I mean is, there is so much emotion in their words, but they are so sarcastic with each other that the words can really be taken either way.

“….this is Jackson-Freaking-Rowe, people. The real thing pisses me off just as much as he turns me on, which is every other second of the day.” ~Holly

“I mean, she drives me fucking mental, we fight and we fuck, and then we fight some more.” ~Jackson

Holly is seriously having a rough time with this pregnancy by her ex-boyfriend Coop, who has left her for the big city to chase his rock star dreams. Seriously, the comedy and the honest, true-to-life depression that Holly presents really was easy to read and sympathize with. It was also extremely funny, with some truth to it. Jack makes her SO mad, yet so hot and flustered and he knows it!!! He uses the fact that Holly has the hots for his body…..but screws it up every time with his mouth! Add to that, Holly is so feisty…I loved her mouth!! She let Jack have it… sooo many ways!! The banter between the two was so on point that it really made you laugh and shake your head. Holly and Jack have such a draw towards each other….they can’t seem to stay away from each other. Each push away makes their pull to each other that much stronger….their affections and emotions are so entangled within each other’s daily lives, that when they are apart, they want nothing more than to be with each other. It was truly written really well with deep emotions and honest feelings.

Jack and Holly seem to be getting along amazingly well when Cooper decides to saunter back into Holly’s life….at a most inopportune time. It really wasn’t something she was counting on….and we got to see Holly struggle but also mature emotionally and she did it fairly well. There was a great twist to this love triangle and I really enjoyed the way it played out. Coop is still a very understanding and giving man and his feelings really come into play during this book and it was really heartwarming and sad, such a great storyline to read. I really thought Coop was a good man….but the heart doesn’t lie.

Because my heart told me to stay, and I’ve never had anything good come from listening to that motherfucker. ~Holly

Holly has some serious soul searching to do, and I think we really get to see some great character depth and growth in this book. Holly’s stubbornness and hardheadedness was very evident in this book….very. However, Jack’s stubbornness and hardheadedness was there as well!! Ummm…..perfect match? Yes, they were. Totally!!! Their “love” was really evident in this book; they just needed to work through everything they were fighting.

“So shut the hell up, man the fuck up, and hold my hand. Please.” ~Holly

I LOVED THIS BOOK! I can’t say it enough. I LOVED THIS BOOK!!! I actually ended this book with a big smile. Truly and honestly…..this was an amazing read. Carmen Jenner once again wowed us with this follow up to Welcome to Sugartown. This was a GREAT book and I highly recommend it to anyone that wants a funny but emotionally satisfying read. It wasn’t overly dramatic and didn’t feel forced for drama. Carmen Jenner has to be the easiest, down to earth read I’ve read in a while. She just flows easily and lightly. Great job!! Great book! Great read!! This review will not do it justice. Perfect harmonization between emotions and comedy…it was awesome!

4.5 wonderfully loving and emotionally charged stars!


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Sugartown series

Welcome to Sugartown
(Sugartown #1)
Ana Belle never wanted anything more than to hang up her apron, jump on her Vespa and ride off into the sunset, leaving Sugartown in the dust.

Elijah Cade never wanted anything more than a hot meal, a side of hot arse and a soft place to lay his head at night where he could forget about his past.

But you know what they say about wanting: you always want what you can’t have.

Nineteen year-old virgin Ana is about to discover that’s not quite true because a six foot three, hotter than hell, tattooed, Aussie sex god just rode into town. He’s had a taste of her pie and he wants more– no really, Ana bakes pies for a living, get your mind out of the gutter.

She’d be willing to hand over everything tied up in a big red bow, there’s just one problem; Elijah has secrets dirtier than last week’s underwear. Secrets that won’t just break Ana’s heart, but put her life at risk, too. When those secrets come to light, their relationship is pushed to breaking point.

Add to that a psychotic nympho best friend, an overbearing father, a cuter than humanly possible kid brother, a wanton womanizing cousin, the ex from hell and more pies than you could poke a ... err ... stick ... at.

And you thought small towns were boring.


***Read Bethany's review  here 

About the author:
Carmen Jenner

Carmen Jenner is a thirty-something author, doctor, pilot and CIA agent.

She's also a compulsive, flagrant prevaricator who gets to make things up for a living.

While Sugartown may not technically exist, Carmen grew up in a small Australian town just like it, and just like her characters, she always longed for something more. They didn't have an Elijah Cade, though. If they did, you can be sure she would have never left.

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