This is my stop during the blog tour for Kenna’s Reverie by Claire Granger. This blog tour is organized by Lola's Blog Tours. The blog tour runs from 1 till 14 August, you can view the complete tour schedule on the website of Lola’s Blog Tours.
Title : Kenna’s Reverie
Author : Claire Granger
Series : Daydreaming, Book 1
Genre : Contemporary Romance/Romantic Comedy
Age category : Adult
Release Date : August 1, 2015
Source : Free copy from the author for an honest review
Blurb:Kenna is a pretty typical single mom. She takes her 5 kids to dance, soccer, and scouts. She just happens to make her living as an erotic book blogger. She has accepted the fact that she will probably always be single, until her dream fantasy man is sitting right in front of her.
Jax likes control. He's never considered love or romance as an option, just as a necessary means to win a woman he's interested in. So when he eyes a beautiful woman at a coffee shop and can't stop thinking about her, he wonders what he has to do to possess her.
This is the hilarious story of two people who in a world of dreams are made for each other, but in reality could not be more incompatible. Will they find a way to make the dreams that live in their fantasies real, or are they destined to live without each other?
The Daydreaming novella series takes place in the same world as the Faultlines series and while there are many crossover elements, it is not the same story or direct sequel. While readers of that series will enjoy seeing characters in this series, you do not need to read one to read the other because it is not a direct sequel. This series is more erotic in nature, with lots of sexual situations, as well as a rather colorful choice of the English language (read- there's a lot of swearing), so please note that this book is for mature audiences.
You can find Kenna’s Reverie on Goodreads
My Musings :
This was a pretty straightforward romance with enticing dialogue and full of heat.
I picked it up because it has one of my favourite romance concepts of the heroine being a mom. And the fact she is a book blogger just added the tiny push for me to want to read it without hesitation. The characters are well defined with their various mindsets and roles. They all have depth which helped me keep reading the book. I absolutely loved Kenna with her giggle inspiring inner thoughts and Jax surprised me. I was honestly expecting a typical bachelor but he turned out to be more sweet. Though he didn't know he was up to the challenge of falling for a woman with kids, he seriously rocked the family scenes. The kids kind of were background noise to me except Gage. As far as I am concerned he totally kept my attention with his snarky attitude. The things he does for his girlfriend! *lol*
The book had the 2 POVs thing working for it. And you guys know, I love peeking into my main characters' minds. The dialogue didn't lose any flow and actually, I didn't feel the time slipping while I was reading the book. It was a very short romance book with a very big cliffhanger. It felt as if the story was just starting and I was at the end suddenly. It felt rather abrupt. And that get's a negative in my book. But this has piqued my interest to get my hands on the sequel. I am so looking for more Kenna-Jax sparks. Seriously I could literally feel the electricity between the two. Whoever comes in between got to beware!
In short, adult romance lovers would love this book with the emphasis on sweet, snarky and funny.
My one line review : A very short sweet, snarky and funny romance.
My rating : 3.5/5
My reread factor : 3/5
So if you guys are intrigued, take a peek!
I knew before I started reading that this was going to be a cliché. Weak girl meets billionaire
bachelor. Let the story unfold. You know, the cliché we all make fun of but all secretly envy. Who
cares if the plot is predictable? For that matter, all romance is predictable because in order to be
considered romance, there must be a happy ending right? So really, everything in between is just
filler to get to the happy ending.
Whatever. I love the filler. Don’t judge me.
As I read each page describing the initial encounter between the heroine and the hero, I kept
thinking about Jax.
All those butterflies, sparks, good happy feelings that every good romance describes at the first
encounter? Us book bloggers would call it the “insta-love”.
Yeah, that shit.
I had spent the last 10 years of my short 27 years of life reading every piece of romance I could get
my hands on and never ONCE thought that it was real. It was all just a fantasy.
But within moments of meeting a total stranger, albeit a totally panty-dropping gorgeous stranger, I
had every one of those fantasy inspired feelings.
So, the question running through my head, was it real or did I just imagine all of those feelings
because I spend too much reading about them?
And if it was real, was it some sort of sick cosmic joke? Where was Jax when I was 22? 23?
I heard the front door open and slam shut.
“Mom!” I heard my son Blane’s voice yell out.
Sighing I stood up to go downstairs and start dinner. You know, to live my life. My very well thought
out and planned life. That I wanted.
The life that had no place for a man like Jax Dowe.
About the Author :
Claire grew up in Texas, but her family moved to Virginia in 2001. She now resides in Richmond with her husband, 4 children (2 sets of twins!), and their fur babies.
She blogs over at The Granger Bunch and has her first novel releasing this summer! "When Faults Collide" is a contemporary romance, the first of the "Faultlines" series! She is already working on book two of the series as well as a non fiction and a few other exciting projects!
She is passionate about racial identity and equality issues, foster care, adoption, and non-profits that work to help victims of sexual assault and trafficking.
She is shamelessly addicted to romance, erotica, dark/twisted/taboo, smutty, sexy, anti-hero, flawed hero, controlling, mind blowing books! Basically everything that would make her mother cry. ;)
She loves hearing from her readers- it keeps her going! Thank you so much for all of your continued support!
You can find and contact Claire here:
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