Thursday, May 2, 2013

Giveaway, Review & Tour: Jilted by Kelly Jamieson

The wedding's off but the honeymoon is on...
The Promise Harbor Wedding, Book 1
Devon can do this. She can show up at her ex-boyfriend Josh's wedding, even though he's marrying her ex-best-friend. She can show everyone she's happy with her fabulous life in Boston, her great career, her amazing shoes -- and she can show everyone she's over him.
Truth is, her life isn't so fabulous. She's just been downsized out of her job, her Jimmy Choos won't pay her mortgage, and...she's still heartbroken that Josh chose family over her. The real reason she's enduring this wedding is that her next stop is nearby Greenbush Island, her last hope of finding a new job.
Josh knows marrying long-time friend Allie will make everyone happy after the rough time their families have been through, and since the woman he really wanted to marry chose her career and big city life over him -- why not?
But the perfect wedding turns into a perfect disaster when Allie leaves him at the altar for another man. He never saw that coming! But hey, Devon's there, offering to help him look for Allie on Greenbush Island, where he'd planned their honeymoon. Only, all they find are their old feelings for each other and a temptation to risk their hearts one more time...
Warning: This book contains a firefighter hot enough to ignite flames, a woman who doesn't want to get burned again, a honeymoon suite but no honeymoon, and sex not on the beach (sorry).

*Copy of book provided for an honest review*
Imagine finding out that your ex-boyfriend (who you are still in love with) and best friend are now dating, via Facebook!!!! That is exactly what happens to Devon. But instead of going all cray cray on her loser BFF (which i totally would have done!), she gives her blessing and tries to move on with her life. 
And she is doing a pretty good job of it, until she gets an invitation to their wedding! She is hoping she can come up with a good excuse that will get her out of attending and that doesn't make everyone feel sorry for her because she is still hung up on the groom. But things in her life start unraveling at warp speed and she is left with no choice but to go.
Needless to say, nothing goes as planned on the big day!! Josh, the groom/ex-boyfriend, ends up spending his honeymoon with Devon instead of his bride, Allie. Why you ask? Because Allie left Josh at the alter to run off with her ex. Yeah, I know!! C-R-A-Z-Y!!!!
This book was a tough read for me. While I liked the story premise, the writing style did not work for me.  I am not a huge fan of the third person books to begin with. But mix that in with alternating POV's (that change in the middle of a chapter and confuse the heck out of me!) and you pretty much have lost me. I did read it all the way through, but found myself skimming a lot!
I did like the quirky little saying the author had through out the book. Things like Jeebus Crust and holy shnikes. I laughed each time I would read one of them. And the smexy scenes were pretty hot. 
Overall, it was an okay read that would probably have worked better for me had it been written in first person. But if you are a fan of third person writing, then I would recommend giving this book a try!

Into even the best-planned wedding a little chaos must fall...
Join the residents of Promise Harbor, Massachusetts for the wedding of the season! Or, at least, for the most entertaining wedding of the season. The groom's been left at the altar, the Maid of Honor is MIA, the Best Man is in handcuffs and the bride has been swept off her feet--literally.
There's definitely love in the air, but things are going to get a little crazy before anyone gets to happily ever after.
Jilted, Promise Harbor Wedding book one, Kelly, Jamieson, March 19, 2013
Bolted, Promise Harbor Wedding book two, Meg, Benjamin, April 2, 2013
Busted, Promise Harbor Wedding book three, Sydney Somers, April 16, 2013
Hitched, Promise Harbor Wedding book four, Erin, Nicholas, April 30, 2013

For more about Promise Harbor visit

Kelly Jamieson is the bestselling author of over twenty-five romance novels and novellas.Her writing has been described as “emotionally complex”, “sweet and satisfying”, “blisteringly sexy” and “warm, sexy, and fun”... If she can stop herself from reading or writing, she loves to cook. She has shelves of cookbooks that she reads at length. She also enjoys gardening in the summer, and in the winter she likes to read gardening magazines and seed catalogues (there might be a theme here...) She also loves shopping, especially for clothes and shoes. She loves hearing from readers, so please visit her website at or contact her
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  2. I really like series because you get to read more and more about the characters.

  3. I'll like series be because you get see characters you love again through other stories!

  4. I like series books because you get to "know" the characters...and the fun just goes on and on and on....

  5. I like series books because you become more invested in the characters and the author has more time to get into various details of the story.

  6. I like series because it keeps the characters there for a longer period and you read about more than one character in books. Usually the other books are about the other characters from the first book

  7. I like trilogies, but without crazy lets the characters develop more, growth and change are nice to see in book characters!

  8. I like that you get to see what happens after the HEA, if there's no cliffhanger.