Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Blog Tour + Giveaway: Life in a Rut, Love not Included

Life in a Rut, Love Not Included
by: J.D. Hollyfield
Publication Date: March 1, 2014


Having it all isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. 

When Sarah Sullivan’s perfect life blows up in front of her, she finds herself crawling back to the one place she never saw herself returning: Home.

At thirty-one, Sarah had it all. Perfect job, perfect boyfriend, perfect life. When all that is taken away from her, she is left heartbroken and angry and desperate enough to let her life swallow her whole…for a while.

Fending off love and the pursuit of happiness completely, Sarah vows to pick up the pieces of her shattered life. She creates a list of goals for herself—starting with a much needed shower—and constructs a plan to dig herself out of her rut. What she doesn’t plan for is meeting the arrogant new employee her parents have hired to work on an addition to their home. Enter Jack Calloway, the handsome, charming, lickable foreman with an insatiable effect on Sarah’s girly parts.

Jack accepts the job, but gets more than he bargained for. Unable to ignore his racing hormones—and calm his temper—over the obnoxious woman who clouds his judgment, Jack pulls her in and steals her heart until she finally surrenders. But is he up for the challenge of picking up the pieces of Sarah’s broken heart? Can he carry her out of her rut?

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“No, that's not what I meant,” he says. “Look at me.” He holds my wrist firmly in
his grip, waiting for me to stop fighting his hold and make eye contact with
him. This just isn't happening to me. “Sarah, look at me,” he says again, and
at the sound of my name leaving his lips I turn and look. I see scorching gold
eyes burning right into mine. Intense emotions drain out of his eyes and pour
into mine. “I didn't kiss you because I felt sorry for you. I kissed you
because I haven't stopped thinking about kissing you since I first saw you on
the street. Then the second chance I got after you walked into my office all
bent out of hell to drive me insane. I haven’t slept a good fuckin’ night since
I slammed my mouth on yours two weeks ago. What I'm sorry about is that I took
advantage of you in a vulnerable moment. It was wrong of me.



This book was hilarious. I had so much fun reading it, Sarah turned out to be a great narrator. Its her story. When she caught her boyfriend sleeping with her best friend her life took a turn towards worst. She got depressed, returned to live with her parents and pretty much soaked herself in self pity and grief. How did it happened to her... In her own words;

"I guess I was what you would cal a victim of being blind to the world outside her perfect little bubble. It’s scary how easy it is to get so wrapped up in your own bubble of life that you fail to see what’s really going wrong on the outside."

Her life had been picture perfect... perfect job.... perfect boyfriend.... perfect best friend/room mate.... perfect home... life was good and then it all came crashing down around her. Her boyfriend cheated and she lost not only him but her best friend too. She worked with her ex so she quit her job and leave her perfect home as well. Now she is miserable and so lost and wants her life back....

"I want to be happy about something. Accomplishments that I earned. I want to look forward and not to my past. I want my past to be just that—my past."

And then she meets Jack and her life changes once again. This time for the best. He is hot and into her. So this was her chance to get her life out of the rut and love again. Whether she succeeds or not.... well you can imagine...

"Have you ever woken up one day and realized that life was exactly where it’s supposed to be? It didn’t have to consist of fancy things or big Job titles. Life is truly what you make of it. And that’s what makes life perfect. That’s what makes it the full package."

I loved this book and I loved Sarah... She is witty, funny, clumsy and interesting person. Jack is not bad either and together they make one hell of a couple. Its a book all romance lovers must read. I gave this book a 5-star.

About the Author

J.D. Hollyfield is a creative designer and first-time
author. When she's not cooking, event planning, or playing around with her
husband, son and three doxies, she's relaxing with her nose in a book. With her
love for romance, and her head full of book boyfriends, she was inspired to
test her creative abilities and bring her own story to life. Life in a Rut,
Love not Included is her first novel. Hollyfield lives in the Midwest, and is
currently at work on her second book.

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