Nice to drop in at my own blog again… Jett’s been taking pretty good care of you, it looks like. I knew she was good people from the moment we met!
The awesome ladies at Dear Author alerted me to this one. Liora Blake’s True North is on sale for $1.99. I’m not sure for how long, and the sale seems to be across all the retailers. Looks like they’re doing it as a run-up for the next in the True series, which comes out on the 22nd of this month.
I think Jett would be bored by the plot, but the reviews for this one are really strong. Here’s the book description:
While most novelists would consider jetting off to Hollywood for a TV interview rather exciting, small-town Montana writer Kate Mosely finds it all a bit exhausting. After losing her husband in a car accident where she was behind the wheel, Kate has finally found her bearings in the world again, rebuilding a simple but stable life. And even if that means a lot of lonely nights watching old movies and quiet days writing obituaries for her hometown newspaper, Kate’s not sure she’s ready for her life to change—again.
Until she shares the stage—and a whole heap of carnal gazes—with rock star Trevor “Trax” Jenkins. Despite his intimidating on-stage bravado, underneath it Kate discovers a man with a Rilke poem tattooed on his arm, an appreciation for cronuts, and a snarky wit that matches her own.
As she and Trevor explore their heated chemistry, the scarred parts of Kate’s heart begin to heal, making room for a love so passionate it makes her want long-forgotten things equal parts naughty, heart-swelling, and joyful. But when a searing exposé in a trashy gossip magazine sends Kate running, will it threaten their chances at forever?
I like the idea of a guilt-stricken widow. Tells you right there that this is a character who knows how to love well, and to love a man the right way. Kudos to the author for going there. It’s the insta-lust, the quiet girl who catches the rocker’s attention… we’ve seen all that before.
But as Jett likes to remind us all, it’s in the execution, and a glance at the reviews shows author Blake knows what she’s doing. I wonder how authentic her details are, though…
This is the link to True North at GoodReads. You can use it to access your favorite online store… or to send the details about the book to your favorite indie bookshop, who can order it for you, presumably at the sale price. Ask!