Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Blog Tour: Choosing Henley by Anne Jolin

Author: Anne Jolin
Series: Book Two in the Rock Falls Series
Genre: Romance | Erotica 


Lennon Montgomery is scared. Absolutely scared shitless of love. 

When the floor fell out from underneath her perfect childhood, it shattered her ability to trust. The one man in her life who was genetically programmed to love her left her. Since then, she’s allowed men into her bed and even into her life, but never into her heart. 

Until him. 

Jamison Henley has never wanted a woman for longer than it takes him to make a guitar. He’s content living his life and loving only three things: making guitars, cooking great food, and Martha, his black pit bull. He never chases women, and he’s never had to. 

Until her.

One night together changes everything. There’s no going back to the way it was before. 

She doesn’t want to want him, but she does. 

He knows he wants her, but he can’t have her. 

Will Montgomery take the leap of faith in choosing Henley? Or will her fear cripple their chance at a happily ever after?

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4 Star Review by Jennifer Hagen

Lennon is a 25-year-old hairdresser who does not let herself get attached to men.  At the age of 13 her father left her and her mother to chase after his new family…a family that had been on the side for a very long time.  This was very painful for Lennon and because of this she finds it extremely difficult to trust anybody and is permanently resistant to giving her heart to somebody for fear of it breakin.  Seven months ago she and her good friend, Jami, had a one-night stand.  This actually could have been longer than one night but Lennon took off before the sunrise and has made it clear to him that she does not want a relationship.

Jami is a sweet guy.  He has a dog named Martha (after Martha Stewart) and has kept the swingset in the backyard of the home he recently bought because some day he wants kids.  He is a dream catch, but he doesn’t last too long in a relationship.  He currently has a Malibu Barbie on his side and even though Lennon pushed him away, it still hurts to see him with somebody else.

Jami is an attentive guy. He knows that deep down Lennon wants to be with him.  New Year’s Eve brings Jami and Lennon one step closer to their inevitable connection.

“You’re going to be mine, Beatle.  Fight it all you want, but when this clock counts down a year from now, you’ll be mine for good.  Just you wait and see.”  His chocolate eyes are locked on mine, and I can’t look away even if I tried.  “You’re mine already.  You just don’t know it yet.”

Swoon…Beatle is his pet name for her as her first name reminds him of The Beatles.  Jami is somewhat of an alpha male but yet does it with tenderness, and never pushes Lennon out of her comfort zone.  He knows that Lennon would never take the initiative at planning any dates with him and would come up with a reason not to go out with him, so he pretty tells her what they are going to do and when he is going to pick her up.  He invites himself along to have dinner with her mother and even her mother is swooning over him.  Lennon just needs to let go of her insecurities and lean on Jami.  He has made his declarations of being in this for the long haul, but Lennon just cannot get over her trust issues.  Finally she has a lightbulb moment.

My heart swells for him, and in this moment, I know what I want to do.  It’s not going to be everything he wants from me, but it’s something.  Something more than I’ve been giving so far.
“I want to try,” I say so quietly that I’m sure it could have been easily missed.

Hallelujah!  Lennon has seen the light!!  Now she and Jami can embark on their happily ever after.  Jami is more willing to put himself out there in terms of his feelings and he is accepting of Lennon’s hesitation to proclaim hers.  He knows what she feels, she just can’t admit it to herself.

“I know you’re not ready.  I know you can’t say it back now.  I hope one day you can, but I’ll wait as long as it takes you to be ready.”  He rests his forehead on mine.  “I love you, Beatle.  I’m in love with you, I think I always have been.  I could never break your heart because breaking your heart would break mine.”

Let’s hear it again…swoon.   Even Lennon has to admit it  The only natural reaction to the things he says is to swoon.

There were a couple times when the wind was knocked out of my sails while reading, but I love that feeling.   A good book isn’t made with hearts and flowers alone.  I need to feel something other than happiness and the author made that happen.

“I waited too long,” I croak out, looking at Hannah.  “I always thought we had time.  That I’d have time to tell him.”

This is the second book in a series, but it can be read as a standalone.  I did not read the first book and never felt like I was missing a part of the story.  If you are looking for a delicious male to make your heart swell, then Jami is your man!


Anne Jolin

I’m twenty four years old. I was born and raised in Ladner, a small farm town just outside of Vancouver, Canada. I grew up riding horses, shooting guns and riding in trucks. I’ve been married to my handsome redneck husband for a year and we are parents to our chocolate fur baby, Bear. No kiddo’s yet! I am completely and utterly obsessed with country music, you will constantly find me stalking iTunes. If you don’t find me on iTunes, you’ll find me on Netflix because I am a self proclaimed movie junkie. Yes, that means that I quote them constantly in daily conversation and my characters do too! You couldn’t keep me away from a good action movie if you tried. I’m also a planning nut. I love to plan parties, events, trips – you name it! I don’t know if that’s considered a real hobby, but it is for me. 

We were fortunate enough to travel a lot as a family growing up, and I think that helped spark my love of reading. I’m half Viking, my mom is Danish, and her entire side of the family still lives in Denmark. We’d visit them almost once a year, every year and it’s a nine hour flight. That’s a lot of uninterrupted time to read (or in my parent’s case, entertain four children – Yikes!). Somewhere along the way my love of reading, became a love of writing. I wrote short stories when I was younger, and although I majored in Business Management at college, I took as many English electives I could get my hands on. 

During the day I work at my family construction company wearing a variety of different hats and at night, I write! I had never thought about writing books before, but after a few suggestions that I should try, I decided to give it a go. I loved it instantly! Having always been a creative person, it felt amazing to harness all that energy and use it to tell a story. Now, quite frankly it’s all I can think about, and I wouldn’t have it any other way. I’m grateful to have developed my love of reading into a passion for writing. You’ll be seeing many more books from me in the future!


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