Tuesday, November 29, 2016

WIDOWER'S AURA by AJ Renee @ajreneeauthor #BookReview

Series: St. Fleur, Book #1
Genre: Contemporary Romance with some Suspense
Release Date: August 18, 2016
Living in a world full of colors, Sofia Brazier escapes a career gone south as a juvenile probation officer in New Orleans. After moving to the small town of St. Fleur, Sofia opens a photography business in hopes of ridding her life of all the dark auras surrounding the damaged souls she once tried helping. Her comfortable new life is upended when widower, and ex-security-forces-turned-handyman hunk, Noah Tyler enters the local pub.

Noah attempts to avoid the voluptuous beauty who has captivated his every thought. That is, until his daughter vandalizes Sofia’s building and effectively seals their fate. After cutting his daughter a break, Sofia begins tearing down the walls he built after his wife’s death.

Just when life finally seems worth living for Noah, Sofia finds herself the victim of a string of crimes. Can he protect Sofia when he failed to protect his own wife?


There is absolutely nothing I love more than reading a book by a down-to-earth and friendly author. To add to AJ Renee's awesomeness, she knows how to write a great book! Widower's Aura was a treat for me in many, many ways. Not only was the story line right up my alley (hello, a Romantic Suspense? YES, PLEASE!), but I loved ALL, yes ALL, the characters. Also, the small town environment was perfectly described/developed and had me feeling likelived in St. Fleur. If these aspects weren't enough, that little something AJ threw into the mix regarding Sofia, made this book refreshingly different. In fact, I don't think I've ever read a book where a character has that quality. A sure bonus!

Despite Noah's efforts, the man could not stay away from Sofia. Holy sexual tension, Batman! It truly sizzled and then some... Thank gosh for Lexi and her teenage ways!! I'm sure that otherwise, Sofia and Noah would have exploded from that pent-up energy! And then...*fireworks*!! Man, talk about PASSION. That build-up was worth it. Noah and Sofia had a deeply rooted connection that I had no problem whatsoever in feeling as a reader. 

Things definitely got better and better as I kept on reading. I was completely enthralled and wanted to know how everything would come full-circle. AJ Renee did NOT disappoint at all! This book made my heart very happy and I could not have read it at a more perfect time, seeing as I needed a happy ending after my last bookish heartbreak!

This was hands-down a great debut!! I will certainly be reading the next installment, which I'm VERY excited about!! 

I’m a military wife and mother to three young girls. Prior to these roles I lived in Florida where I attended the University of Central Florida. I received my Bachelors of Science in Psychology and a Masters of Science in Criminal Justice. Almost a decade later and I haven’t used either.

Writing a book was never a goal of mine, funny how life works out sometimes. I thought I would work for one of the many agencies that specialize in justice. Instead I decided to focus on a family once we married.

I’ve worked at a movie theater, with copy machines and printers, recruited for educational institutions, in a library and I even did some time in retail. Now I’m in the most amazing and endless world of weaving stories while I juggle our family schedule.

When I’m not shuttling my daughter’s to school or dance, you can find me at my laptop. I hope you enjoy my books as much as I enjoyed writing them.


  1. Thank you, thank you, THANK YOU! For giving this new author a chance. I am ecstatic that you enjoyed Sofia and Noah's story. There has been a lot of blood, sweat, and tears poured into this story and to have someone clearly enjoy it makes it worth the whole process!

    1. I loved their story!!!!! Hurry up and publish book 2 LOL!!