Friday, May 17, 2013

Tasty Virtual Book Tour: THE HUNTED SERIES by Jennifer Ryan, #giveaway @Tastybooktours @JenRyan_author

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Saved by the Rancher, Book One of THE HUNTED SERIES by Jennifer Ryan
Avon Impulse| On Sale: 2/26/2013| E-Book ISBN 9780062268020 | $.99


A million dollar mistake…
Marrying millionaire David Merrick was the biggest mistake of Jenna Caldwell’s life. Two years after their divorce, Jenna is still on the run, relocating to a new place every few months after each terrifying run-in with her ex. No matter where she hides, he always finds her, and each time his temper worsens. Bruised, battered, and bloodied, Jenna takes her lawyer’s advice and relocated to a quiet ranch in Colorado in the hopes that she can finally stop running…
Another chance at finding a safe-haven…
Jack Turner was also running; in the hopes of forgetting about his nightmarish experiences in the army, he’s retreated to his family’s ranch. But Jenna shows up and forces him out of his isolation—and right into her arms. All he wants to do is pull her close and protect her from the world—and especially from her stalker of an ex. But David Merrick is on the hunt for Jenna and he won’t stop until she’s dead.
…And a romance worth the risk
Despite the looming danger posed by Jenna’s ex, Jack and Jenna find themselves inexorably drawn to each other, and just being with one another is healing them—both externally and emotionally. But can Jenna get past the fear factor of giving herself over to another man?

Good start to the series! Jennifer takes a VERY sensitive subject and brings it out into the open.  I enjoyed the budding relationship between Jenna and Jack, and his protective instincts were quite romantic, I mean, what girl doesn't want to be rescued by the handsome Rancher. 

Jenna was strong, and fighting on her own, until she meets Jack, who just wants to help her, love her and keep her safe with him forever. 

I liked getting to know Sam, Jack's twin brother, and the rest of the Turner clan, and we get to meet Cameron, who is our hero in book three.

I enjoyed the read, probably could have been trimmed down a bit, and there was some head-hopping POV issues, but the main plotline and characters will keep you engaged until the last page!
Lucky Like Us, Book Two in THE HUNTED SERIES by Jennifer Ryan
Avon Impulse| On Sale: 4/9/2013| e-Book ISBN: 9780062271327 | $1.99
Too sweet for her own good…
Elizabeth Hamilton is almost where she wants to be in life: she’s got the best bakery in town, she’s the daughter of the most feared and respected judge in the country, and business is booming—but she’s got no one to share it with. No one, that is, except a grumpy cat named The Muffin Man, and a social climbing psychotic stalker of an ex-boyfriend.
But all of the sweetness in Elizabeth’s life goes sour when she sees Sam Turner lying unconscious in the street—with car speeding toward him—she saves him without a moment’s hesitation—and unwittingly puts herself in the path of a serial murderer. As the only one who can identify the FBI’s Silver Fox Killer, she’s ended up in the hospital with a target on her back.

A man who could use some sugar…
Special Agent Sam Turner owes Elizabeth Hamilton his life—and now, he’s the only one who can save hers. After the Silver Fox almost killed the both of them, Elizabeth and Sam can’t help but spend time together, and against his better judgment, Sam gets emotionally involved with the charming, brave woman who rescued him from certain death. Hell-bent on protecting her from an ex desperate to get her back—despite a restraining order—and a psychopath bent on silencing her before she can identify him, Sam is prepared to give up all he has to keep Elizabeth safe…even his heart.

They set a trap to catch the killer - putting Elizabeth in his hands, with Sam desperate to save her. If he’s lucky, he’ll get his man...and the girl.

The premise of LUCKY LIKE US was intriguing, and hooked me with the relationship between Sam and Elizabeth.  I liked that they fell in love while she was mostly unconscious.  I think my favorite scene was when he layed with her in the hospital bed and just held her, or the scene where they communicated without words...and no, it's not what ou are thinking. 

I did have an issue with the POV changing from paragraph to paragraph, so there were times where I didn't know who was speaking, and the story could have been trimmed down, but it was still a sweet romance tangled with a light suspense. 

And I am SERIOUSLY intrigued to find out what will happen with Morgan and Tyler. 
The Right Bride, Book Three in THE HUNTED SERIES by Jennifer Ryan
Avon Impulse| On Sale: 4/30/2013| e-Book ISBN: 9780062271341  | $1.99
High-powered businessman Cameron Shaw doesn't believe in love—until he falls head over heels for beautiful, passionate, and intensely private Martina. She's perfect in so many ways, immediately bonding with his little girl. Martina could be his future bride and a delightful stepmother … if only Cameron weren't blinded by his belief that Shelly, the gold-digging woman he's promised to marry, is pregnant with his child.
No matter how much his friends protest his upcoming marriage to Shelly, Cameron knows he has a duty to his children, so he's determined to see it through. Will he find out in time that Shelly's lying and Marti's the one who's actually carrying his child? It'll come down to the day of his wedding. After choosing Shelly over Marti at every turn, will he convince Marti she's his world and the only woman he wants?

THE RIGHT BRIDE, the third book in the series, is probably my favorite.  I was drawn in from the first few pages and the strong connection between Cameron and Marti, even before they even met.  The writing was definitely stronger and flowed more easily.

Shelly was your classic gold-digger and seriously had me wanting to shake her some of the time.  Cameron seriously stole my heart from the first few pages and I was hoping that he would make thg right decision in the end, especially with Emma's best interest in mind. 

Now I just wait until October for Morgan's story!!
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denise smith said...

love to win these books looks so good