Thursday, April 19, 2018

Release Blitz: One Good Man by Emma Scott

It’s spring, 1970. The Vietnam War has been raging for years with no end in sight. Janey Martin, a California college student and aspiring journalist is tired of writing puff pieces about her university men’s sports teams. She wants to be taken seriously as a journalist and as a woman. With riots at their doorstep, her wealthy father sends Janey to the Sorbonne in Paris to finish her college education away from the chaos.

Janey is reluctant to leave the Big Story that is Vietnam, but vows to prove herself. Much to her dismay, her first assignment is to interview the hotshot star forward of a local soccer team. Janey is sure Adrien Rousseau is going to be like every other playboy jock she’s ever dealt with, but quickly learns there is much more to Adrien than meets the eye.

The mysterious, sexy footballer just might be the biggest story of Janey’s life.


4 stars
Review by Jen Skewes

One Good Man takes place in 1970 and is a beautiful story about two people following their dreams,  It is about staying true to yourself and attaining those dreams.  This is a quick read and for a novella it is definitely  packed a lot of story and gave you all the feels.

Jane lives in California, but when she finds herself in a bit of trouble, her father sends her off to France.  Jane is an journalist who is looking for that BIG story.  When she is offered her first assignment while in France it is not exactly what she is looking for.  Interviewing and writing a story about the star Football player in her mind is to the way to prove herself as a woman journalist.  But she learns that maybe there is a bigger story beneath the one story you are trying to tell.

Adrien is a semi-pro football player and a dam good one, but he is also a medical student.  He is the best player on the team and they need him to win.  If they do win Adrien along with other players on their team can move on to play professionally.  He loves Football but helping people is his dream.  Right now he is carrying so much on his shoulders and hiding who he really is.  There is so much more to this Foot Ball player who is known for being able to get any girl that he wants.  Will Janey be the one that cracks the layers and find out everything that he has been hiding?

I loved that while this is a short novella you felt everything.   I felt the connection between Janey and Adrien and wanted to know so much more about them.  Jane is a strong woman who knows what she wants.  Adrien is a beautiful young man who is putting his family before his dreams.  But meeting Janey has changed things for him.  I think in ways they both help each other.  the both learned alot about themselves in the process.

One Good Man is a beautiful story about following your dreams.  Emma Scott has done what she always manages to do and that is capture me from the start.  When I read one of her books I never want to put it down.  I loved this story and my only complaint is that I wish it was longer, because I would love to see so much more of these two characters.  I loved the passion and the chemistry between Janey and Adrien.  And not just their passion for each other when they get to that point, but their passion for life, for their dreams, their family.  Another great read from Ms. Scott.



I reached over and pushed ‘stop’ on Janey’s tape recorder and turned to her. “Saturday then?”

She coughed in surprise. “What happens Saturday?”

“We conclude the interview. You need to see a football match firsthand or your article is going to sound like a bunch of amateurish gibberish. You want to be taken seriously?”

She pressed her lips together for a moment. “Yes.”

“So do I. Saturday at noon at Stade Jean-Marc. We’ll finish the interview after.”

“Antoine wants the article in two days,” she said.

“Tell Antoine I said to wait.”

She took another long pull from the lemonade, her pride not letting her say yes to me so quickly.

“Saturday then,” she said. “For the article.”

“Right,” I said, holding her gaze. “For the article.”

She finished off the lemonade and set the glass down. “Thank you very much, Sophie. It was just what I needed.” She gathered her belongings and turned to me. “See you.”

“You have a drop of lemonade on your chin,” I said.

“Where?” Her hand flew to her mouth. “No, I don’t…”

I held out the cocktail napkin with my sketch of her, my brow raised.

Janey dropped her hand from her dry chin, fuming. I expected her to flounce away. But she snatched the napkin out of my hand, dropped it into her bag, and coolly walked away.

I wasn’t in love with her, but in that moment, I knew someday I would be.

Emma Scott is a bestselling author of emotional, character-driven romances in which art and love intertwine to heal, and in which love always wins. If you enjoy thoughtful, realistic stories with diverse characters and kind-hearted heroes, you will enjoy my novels.


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