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*BLOG TOUR* Excerpt, Review & Giveaway – Heart Trouble by Jenny Lyn

August 12, 2013

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Summary:  

Dr. Erin Taylor would rather be strapped to a gurney in her ER than prowling Jacksonville’s newest nightclub in a tight dress and high heels. Forced to do that very thing after losing a bet to a friend, she’s surprised by the sparks flying between her and sexy police detective Sean Rembert. Sean is supposed to be scoping the bar for leads that might help him catch a serial killer, not letting his neglected libido lead him astray. But the minute he sees the gorgeous blonde headed his direction, all thoughts of work go out the window. Until he discovers Erin is a possible target. Their connection is red-hot and undeniable, but Erin is in serious danger and Sean will do anything in his power to protect her. Passion explodes between them, then a secret destroys it. Can they overcome the hurt and resentment to find their way back to each other before the killer closes in?

My Review:

What a find this was! I read a short by Jenny Lyn in Felt Tips and knew she could bring the sexy in only a few pages but Heart Trouble? It hit the right spot for me at the right time and I could not be happier!

I lost a bet, plain and simple, and I never renege on a bet.

I love how this book starts; Erin and her girl Tess at the newest nightclub, Blue , all dressed up with a clear goal for the night…get Erin to loosen up and to flirt with one man until he buys her a drink. Sounds simple right?  Thank goodness she spots a good looking man over at the bar that will suffice to win the bet. The thing is this guy turns out to be more than Erin bargained for and with a few choice words exchanged the two are at a higher level than basic attraction. How do I know  what they are both feeling? We get dual POV’s!  Oh yeah baby. Being inside Sean’s head is veray nice. Veray nice indeed.

The first word that popped into his head when he looked at her was bombshell. The second was sex. He’d bet a month’s salary those breasts were real. Upon closer inspection, so was the hair color. Not that he had anything against fake tits and dye jobs; he just preferred the real thing if given a choice. Fuck, he was here to work, not get distracted by his neglected dick.

The banter between these two from the start is great. Both of them are smart; Erin is an ER doctor and Sean is a detective, and their worlds soon collide when trouble quite literally hits the dance floor. Now, I am a sucker for endearments or nicknames and while I had fallen for Sean as quick as Erin did with that beer hanging off his fingers, but the moment he said “Talk to me, Doc” I was lost.  The chaos turns into a sublime opportunity for Sean to become the alpha cop and stay the night with Erin for protection. So…what does a stressed out ER Doctor do with a hot, smart, funny detective under her roof? Oh yeah.

Give in to her sudden feverishness of her libido. Get herself into trouble no doubt.

Our couple is relatable as are their friends.  Yes, there is the insta love but when this is done well, I go with it and I have to say I had a bad case of insta love for Erin and Sean. Heart Trouble is not a book where you had to check your morals or your reality with the turn of the first page. You only have to sit back and enjoy the ride and what a ride it was! Just a chat about what to wear and who will be told what while standing in the closet still has me smiling. I emailed a friend to tell her that I was smiling like a goon over the book at that part, it was simple but it stuck with me. Good books will do that to ya. Speaking of friends…I really hope Tess and Luke get that introduction and possibly their own book. I would love to see those two go head to head and head over heels for each other. Now, I know I have said this was a sexy and it was but Heart Trouble has a story line to go with the sexy and that to me makes a fantastic read. The intrigue and mystery of who IS the serial killer, the constant worry of the next victim and how these two newly acquainted/infatuated people will remain together had me sneak reading at work and finishing the book in one sitting. Granted, it’s not a long read but what the author gives us in a character development, story line and some great moments that had me swooning, laughing and a few times fanning myself, more than makes up for the number of pages. I finished this book three days ago and it’s still on my mind. I loved how Erin and Sean met. I love how they accepted their attraction and went with it even though both of them questioned it. I loved their friends and family and they way they leaned on them and the support they got from them. I loved the angst, it was done well with a great explanation for it and the people watching in the ER?  I could see played out in my head like a movie. I loved every part of this book. There was not one word on the page, one scene etc. that I did not like and for me that is rare. Heart Trouble is a great fun and sexy read; a wonderful story about taking a chance even when there is no logical or medical explanation for falling in love. I certainly fell in love with this story and I can’t wait to read more from Jenny Lyn in the future.

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Rating Clarification: 4.5 stars!

~Excerpt ~

There was something different about Erin, something that didn’t quite mesh with the sex-kitten outfit. The clothes didn’t suit the girl who wore them. She was smart, quick on her feet. She was flirty, but not in an over-the-top, in-your-face kind of way. She didn’t reek of expensive, over-applied perfume and there wasn’t a piece of flashy jewelry to be found on her. Her makeup was tasteful and minimalist. Even her nails were bare of polish, trimmed short and neat. The pulse at the base of her neck beat rapidly too, belying her calm outward demeanor. Why would a woman who looked like her—who could have any guy in the place with one crook of a finger—be nervous talking to him? It didn’t add up. “I’m not sure yet,” she said. “I’ll answer that after we’ve talked for a bit.” He grinned to hide a wave of disappointment. “Okay, I guess that’s fair.” “Married?” she asked. The directness of her question caught him a little off guard, since they were flirting with each other, but then he knew there were women out there who wouldn’t be deterred by the presence of a wedding band, or the indention left behind by one hidden away in a pocket. Some of them even sought married men out. She wasn’t one of those women. There was no doubt in his mind if he said yes, Erin would spin on her high heels and leave him choking on her dust. “No. You?” “Oh, God no,” she said, as if she found the idea repulsive. “Ever been?” “Got close once. Caught her in bed with our neighbor and his brother.” Erin grimaced. “Ouch.” “Yeah, it hurt for about a day, until I realized they’d done me a huge favor. How ’bout you? Ever been close?” “No,” she said, glancing down at the drink she held in her hand. “How’s that possible?” “I’m a workaholic.” She tapped her temple with a finger. “Kind a have a hard time shutting down, ya know?” Sean got that. He suffered from the same affliction. “What do you do?” Her mouth twitched before she took a sip of her drink. “What do you think I do?” So they were going to play that game. Well, all right then. Normally he wasn’t into games when it came to women. It turned him off faster than a light switch, no matter how beautiful she was. It would take a hell of a lot more than that for this woman to turn him off. Sean let his eyes drift over her body again, cataloging every curve and freckle. He’d been good up to this point, keeping his gaze trained on her face like a gentleman should, when he wanted to stare at her chest till his eyes bled. “Lingerie model?” She smirked. “Not even close.” “Mechanic?” She laughed then, a deeply genuine sound that made him want to feel it with his mouth pressed against her throat. “That’s closer than you might think. What about you?” He grazed the back of her hand with his fingertips. “Wait a second. You dodged an answer.” “Did I?” she asked, feigning innocence. “I’d rather ask you questions.” He sighed and shook his head in frustration. Maybe he had to pass some crazy female test. “I’m a cop.” Her eyebrows shot up, something like wonder filling her eyes. “Cool! Can I see your badge?” He reached into his front pocket and pulled it out, flipping it over in his palm. When she pursed her lips and nodded, he tucked it away. She leaned closer until their shoulders touched, lowered her voice to a sexy murmur. “Are you wearing a gun right now?” Good thing the bar didn’t allow smoking inside. He breathed deep, catching her soft scent. She smelled like…honey? He’d be willing to bet she’d taste like it too. Everywhere. “Yeah, I’m packing.” Christ, was that ever a loaded statement, considering his dick had been half hard ever since she’d walked up to him. Her eyes turned smoky. “Oddly, I’m quite turned on by that.” It was Sean’s turn to laugh out loud at her directness. She sure didn’t pull any punches. He wanted to kiss her right then and there, among other things. “Well, that’s a new one.” If he wasn’t mistaken, she blushed. “Seriously? A woman has never said the thought of you packing heat is a huge turn on? What’s wrong with the women you’ve dated?” For one thing, none of them were anything like you. He grew somber, studying her incredible smiling face. The desire to get closer to her was palpable, both physically and intellectually. “You want to get out of here? Go grab a cup of coffee someplace quiet, so we can talk some more?” Her pretty lips parted to reply. Unfortunately, that was when all hell chose to break loose.

GIVEAWAY!!!

Jenny is giving away a grand prize of $25 GC + the silver heart necklace (valued at $25). Next prize $25 GC. Last prize $10 GC. Of course the gift cards will be winners choice of Amazon or B&N.

***No individual stop prizes, just one grand prize.***

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About the author:

I started reading when I was four, thanks to a babysitter who found out the only way to get me to sit still (and shut up) was to put a book in my hand. By the time I entered kindergarten, I’d blown through just about every Little Golden Book ever printed. Ten years later, much to my mother’s dismay, I found her stash of paperback romance novels. She tried to divert me back to something more chaste Jenny Lynby buying me Harlequins, but I still snuck copies of her Kathleen Woodiwiss’s and Johanna Lindsey’s when she wasn’t looking. Shanna, The Flame and the Flower, and Fires of Winter will always hold special places in my heart because they introduced me to roguish heroes, headstrong heroines, and the trouble they could get into together.

I live with my family in a swampy little corner of north-central Florida, close to the Gulf of Mexico and the historic Suwannee River. It’s hot, humid and full of mosquitos, but I wouldn’t trade it for… actually, I would trade it for a cottage on the beach somewhere in the Keys. In addition to my website, I can be found saying inappropriate things on Twitter as @JennyLynwrites; on Goodreads; and Amazon at http://www.amazon.com/author/jennylyn.

Connect with Jenny:

Website | Twitter | Goodreads | Facebook

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2 Comments leave one →
  1. Helen Marie permalink
    August 12, 2013 10:56 am

    Great blurb. I want to read this book! I haven’t read any of Jenny Lyn’s work, so thank you for introducing her to me.
    Thanks so much for the giveaway!!

  2. Bethany Morris permalink
    August 21, 2013 9:53 pm

    thanks for the great giveaway I can waite to read the book

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