I wanted to post a couple of sweet and yummy 5-star reviews I received this week.
The first is from Megan (magan bagan), an aspiring author herself. She wrote:
“When I first heard that this lovely lady was having her book published, I couldn’t wait to get my hands on a copy of it. Then, when I learned that it would be a little romance, mixed with mystery and organized crime, I knew that I would absolutely love it… and I was right.
In her debut novel, Jennifer Lane takes on a journey with her main characters Sophie Taylor and Grant Madsen. They first meet outside of their parole officers office after being released from prison. Each has a story to tell on how they ended up in prison, while learning to trust and rely on each other.
Gripped by a world of organized crime and families that only seem to bring them down, these two convicts have to come to terms with what lead to the biggest mistakes of their lives and how to move past them.
From the very beginning the emotions Jennifer created were so raw and real and only intensified with the story’s progression. I loved the sweetness of Sophie and Grant’s relationship as they got to know each other and tried to let go of their time in prison. Each new piece of the puzzle that is revealed only adds to the intrigue of what could possibly happen to them next.
And while the majority of the story was intense, Jennifer also expertly threw in moments of comedic relief that seemed to work perfectly for her characters. One of the more minor characters, their parole officer Jerry, cracked me up with how tough and gruff he tried to appear when he really was an old softy.
In this first installment of the CONduct series, Grant and Sophie managed to make it through some difficult stuff, but it’s only the beginning. There’s no telling what will be in store for them in Bad Behavior, the sequel in this series. I highly recommend this book not only because it has a little bit of everything for your enjoyment, but also because it’s a rare glimpse at the raw emotions we as people go through and Jennifer handles them beautifully. “
Thanks, Megan! Check out her blog.
Next, Lisa Langdale somehow found time as a busy mom to read and review WGB, and then post an interview with me on author Laura Kreitzer’s blog. In the interview, Lisa stumped me with a question about my favorite candy. Really, how can I choose just one?
What’s your favorite candy?
It’s fun for me to read reviews that summarize the plot of WGB better than I can, ha ha. Author Lisa Sanchez’s review was a great summary, and so is Lisa Langdale’s review:
“Jennifer Lane’s made a smashing entrance to the literary world with her debut novel, With Good Behavior.
Sophie Taylor, a smart and driven young psychologist, finds herself unknowingly thrown into a world of organized crime. All she wanted to do was start her own practice and help her patients. Little did she know that one of her patients would ruin everything she’s worked so hard for. Grant Madsen, the sexy naval officer who will steal the reader’s heart immediately, was been forced into doing a job for his family—a job that proves to be over his head and lands him in prison. Freshly released from prison, the two meet outside their parole officer’s office, scarred from their stay in prison and clueless about how to start a new career with a criminal record.
The way their lives come together is funny, sad, shocking, and intriguing. Together they learn to suck up their pride and take on jobs that are less appealing than their old careers. Toilet cleaning anyone? But beyond that, they face something even more frightening than paving a new road in life—they face discovering the truth of what brought them together.
Jennifer does an amazing job of creating rich, diverse characters that leap off the page. Even the supporting characters were developed amazingly well. The story is well paced and slowly reveals the various layers of each character and storyline without losing focus of the deep and unexpected plot.”