Monday, June 4, 2012

She's Gotta Be Mine by Jennifer Skully

Book Blurb:
Dumped? For her husband’s high school sweetheart he hasn’t seen in twenty years? Roberta Jones Spivey isn’t going to lay down for that. Instead, she reinvents herself and the new Bobbie Jones—new haircut, new name, new attitude—follows her soon-to-be ex to the small Northern California town of Cottonmouth.

What better way to show him—and his sweetheart—what he’s missing in the brand new Bobbie Jones than taking up with the town’s local bad boy—who’s also reputed to be a serial killer. Nick Angel is devilishly handsome and sexy as all get-out. In a word, perfect.

It’s all going exactly according to plan...until a real murder rocks the little town of Cottonmouth. Of course, Nick didn’t do it...did he?

“She’s Gotta Be Mine”, previously published as “Sex and the Serial Killer”, is a contemporary romance of approximately 100,000 words / 400 pages.


My Review:
I'll be honest here. I've never heard of Jennifer Skully or her alter ego Jasmine Haynes before. A few days ago I got bored. I have such a long to-read list of books, but for some reason none of them were suiting my mood so I decided to troll through Amazon's free book listings and see if I could find something that would catch my interest. Guess what? This one did. Did you know that Amazon has lists of books that are available for free? The list is constantly changing so you never know what you'll find. I also list free books on my Facebook page. But to continue with my review here...

Bobbie Jones aka Roberta Jones Spivey was a character that I could relate to in some ways. She spent most of her life trying to keep peace with everyone around her to the detriment of her self-confidence. When her husband dumps her she decides to reinvent herself as a self-confident take-charge kind of woman. She moves to a new place, meets new people and stands up for herself and others. 

There's a great mystery built in to this book. Bobbie's husband confesses to murder but she's convinced he's too spineless to have committed it. But if he didn't, then who did? 

There's also a sweet romance in this book. Nick Angel is a bad bad boy and the town won't let him forget it. But Bobbie believes in him. Is her belief founded? 

I'm going to let you in on a little secret. I don't enjoy reading erotica. There. I've said it. When it comes to sex scenes in books, I typically skim them because I just don't enjoy them. But in this book, the sex scenes felt integral to the story. While explicit, they weren't too over the top and I even read them in their entirety. Considering that Jasmine Haynes is a writer of erotica, I was a bit surprised by that.

This book really suited my mood and I truly enjoyed it. And now I know who Jennifer Skully/Jasmine Haynes is. I think you should find out too. And by the way, as of right now this book is still FREE so pick up your copy today here. So tell me, have you found any great authors lately that you just didn't know were out there?

About the Author:
Jennifer Skully -Award-winning author Jennifer Skully is back! The author of KOD Daphne winner SEX AND THE SERIAL KILLER brings you a poignant tale of loss and renewal. Her books are peopled with hilarious characters that will make you laugh and make you cry. 

And be sure not to miss her classy erotic romance writing as Jasmine Haynes, Rita Finalist for SOMEBODY'S LOVER. You can find Jasmine's books at Loose-Id.com, and Berkley Heat, including Holt Medallion winner THE FORTUNE HUNTER and her National Readers Choice Award-winning Courtesans Tales. Coming in 2011, she brings readers a breath-taking new trilogy, The DeKnight Tales, PAST MIDNIGHT in May 2011, followed by WHAT HAPPENS AFTER DARK in Nov 2011 and THE PRINCIPAL'S OFFICE in Apr 2012. 

Visit her website for more information. Of course, she's also the author of the award-winning Max Starr psychic mystery series. Read more about Jennifer Skully at www.jenniferskully.com and Jasmine Haynes at www.jasminehaynes.com. Visit her blog www.jasminehaynes.blogspot.com where she offers free reads!

Jennifer's parents are British, but she was born in Canada and moved to the States when she was ten. She's been married to her very own Viking God for almost two decades. Today, Jennifer lives in the foothills of a gorgeous California mountain range, the perfect setting for writing erotic romance, chilling mystery or something with a more humorous note.



1 comment:

  1. Like the book seems very mysterious and exciting.
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