Tuesday, February 16, 2016

SAVING STEELE by @authorannejolin - #REVIEW & #GIVEAWAY

What happens when circumstances of life threaten the one thing both Jackson and Kennedy love? Saving Steele from himself may prove to be too much for Cross to bear.

The 5th installment, SAVING STEELE, is now available for purchase!

Rock Falls Series #5
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Kennedy Cross had her heart broken early in life. It wasn't someone or something who betrayed her—it was her own body. Despite it being all she’s ever wanted, Kennedy will never know what it feels like to feel her baby’s feet kick from the inside out. Having been pronounced infertile at only eighteen, she redirected her life the best way she could. 

Eight years and a degree later, Kennedy is one of the most well-loved first-grade teachers at Rock Falls Elementary School. It doesn’t matter that her college boyfriend left her because he wanted children of his own. She has twenty-two of the most gorgeous six-year-olds who adore her and she wouldn’t have it any other way.

Jackson Steele deals only in extremes. He falls victim to manic episodes lasting for days, sometimes weeks at a time, sending him reeling from volatile highs to devastating lows. It’s a living hell just being inside his own mind, and that hell has taken everything he’s ever loved away from him. But what if, this time, it gives him something? An untimely gift from God and a brunette with legs eight miles long will bring him the most unforeseen joy but also his most challenging of tests.

What happens when circumstances of life threaten the one thing both Jackson and Kennedy love? Saving Steele from himself may prove to be too much for Cross to bear.


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Saving Steele is the 5th installment in The Rock Falls Series by Anne Jolin and it’s the one book I would feel 100% comfortable saying that you can read as a standalone. The other characters make minor appearances in this book, so really, I feel like you could go in blind and not have it affect your reading experience. You see, Kennedy isn’t a part of the group we’ve come to know and love, Jackson is. So like I said, when they do make an appearance, it’s completely small. However, I do love this series and would recommend you read them ALL.

This book pulled at my heart and made it ache more times than I can count. I’m a sucker for kids in books and Anne Jolin nailed it with Ryker’s character! That. Kid.

Jackson has been dealt a very crappy hand in life. He lost the girl he thought was the love of his life, all while everyone around him was getting married and having kids. Then, to top it all off, he gets the surprise of a lifetime…literally.

A son.
He has a son he never knew about.
A son that lived with the pathetic excuse of a mother for years. *Cue heartache.*

The way Jackson maned-up and became a father was completely swoon-worthy. Not that it was easy, or even close, but he sure got it down.

“She’s every feeling I’ve never felt.”

Meeting Kennedy wasn’t something Jackson expected, but it was blessing. She was the light in his darkness and everything he didn’t know he was missing. Kennedy, just like the other girls in this series was funny in a dorky kind of way (and I mean that in the best way possible!!). Her post-it notes – OMG. I will be trying that method. Ha! I’m a post-it/organization freak, so I absolutely connected with Kennedy. She was GREAT.

“We don’t need to have the happy ending that everyone else has, we just need ours, babe.”

Their relationship wasn’t perfect, but not because of lame misunderstandings or made-up drama (like in most books!), and I LOVED that. Their “downs” were because they dealt with real problems. Their demons were as realistic as they get and my heart broke for Jackson and Kennedy. However, their love was so pure, it sizzle off the pages.

As always, another fantastic book by Ms. Jolin! I certainly look forward to the next installment in this amazing series!! 

I’d totally become a yes girl where hot guy, dad to mini hot guy, Jackson Steele was concerned.
So that brings me to now, turning off my ignition and willing my body to move from the safety of my driver’s seat and up to his front door.

It’s okay though. I’ve come prepared. I’d written a list of things not to do when I arrived at the house on a yellow Post-it note.

1. Don’t hyperventilate
2. Don’t sweat
3. Don’t touch him
4. Don’t say the word “penis” or any of its synonyms or any parts of the male anatomy in general
5. Don’t drool

Putting force behind the fist I’d raised to knock on the door I immediately begin to fall forward as the offending panel of wood swings inward and I face plant directly into a hard male chest.
Rats! There goes rule number three and quickly too.

Mmm. But he sure smells nice.

“Easy, babe,” his voice is a deep manly chuckle, large hands settling on my waist.

I feel that “babe,” that chuckle and that contact in all the right places, even a tingle or two in some wrong ones if I’m being honest.

Considering I’m relatively close to the brink of insanity this morning, it isn’t all that surprising that in that second, instead of pulling away, I take the opportunity to tilt my head back and look at him, really look at him, for the second time since we’d met.

Big mistake.

Should have added a sixth rule. Don’t look at him either.

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- ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Anne Jolin -

Hey y’all, 
I was born and raised in Ladner, a small farm town just outside Vancouver, Canada. I grew up riding horses, shooting guns, and driving in trucks. 

I never expected to be an author. A massage therapist? Yes. Take over the family construction company? Yes. But an author? No. Writing was something that snuck up on me and rooted itself into my life. It was beautiful to discover that love, and I’m truly grateful to say I’ve found my passion. 

Since I’ve always been a creative person, it feels amazing to harness all of that energy and use it to tell a story I love. I enjoy incorporating bits of my real life into the stories I write. What parts are true? Hah. I’ll never tell—what would be the fun in that? 

If I could leave y’all with one thing, it’s that life’s far too short to not live it out loud. Drown in your passions, hold on tight to the things that inspire you, and chase your dreams relentlessly. I can promise you without a doubt that you won’t regret it. I know I don’t. 

Mad love, 
Anne Jolin 

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