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Showing posts with label Jennifer Shirk. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Jennifer Shirk. Show all posts

Monday, April 28, 2014

ARC Review: Fiance by Fate by Jennifer Shirk


Fiance by Fate is the first book that I have read by Jennifer Shirk, but it definitely won't be my last. This book was a short and sweet read, and I really enjoyed reading it. I wasn't sure how much I was going to like this book not knowing the author and it being a trope that has been done many times before. But I thought that Jennifer Shirk did a really great job making this story unique and different. This was one of those books that I was able to just sit back and relax, and it was a great escape for a few hours.

Sabrina Cassidy believes in fate and signs. When her fiance decides they need a break, she believes that it is only temporary because there are too many signs that says they are fated to be together. While waiting for him to figure things out, she throws herself to work and everything is going fine until the owner's entitled son decides to move back home and ends up becoming her partner. Jack is looking to get a promotion but his womanizing reputation has made the board question whether or not he is ready for the job. Having heard about Sabrina's break-up he comes up with the perfect plan. She will pose as his girlfriend which will both make the board realize that he is capable of settling down and will help make her fiance jealous enough to realize what he is missing out on. At first Sabrina is reluctant, but soon she agrees after seeing her fiance out with another woman. Before long though, both Jack and Sabrina are starting to feel very real feelings that are anything but fake. Will Jack be able to leave behind his commitment phobic ways and settle down, and will Sabrina realize that maybe she misread all the signs when it comes to who she belongs with?

I liked Jack a lot. He was really honest and was always up-front about everything even if it wasn't what Sabrina wanted to hear. He also had a fun and playful side to him and was able to get her to loosen up. He was smart and dedicated to his job, and was more than just the playboy that he seems at first glance. I really admired that he might not have been the greatest bet for a boyfriend when we first met him, but he was determined to show Sabrina that she deserved more than her fiance. He always thought that she was better than that, and even if he wasn't right for her he was going to get her to see that she deserved more in her life. I also really loved that he never took credit for her ideas, even when it would have greatly benefited him. Sabrina took a little bit of time for me to warm up to. At first she was really judgmental and she was also really naive and blind when it came to her relationship with David her fiance. She didn't seem to realize that he was a jerk for stringing her along like he was and she believed every excuse that he gave her. But once she started getting to really know Jack, she not only came out of her shell but also started to realize that maybe her relationship with David wasn't as perfect as she had thought that it was. I really liked who she became when she was with Jack, and I thought that they were really good together. They made a great team when it came to work, but they were also a really great couple as well. They had a lot of chemistry and it was clear that they both were really attracted to each other.

Being a bliss book, this one was sweet and cute but didn't have much in the way of the physical aspects of their relationship. I think it could have used a little more of that side of their relationship, but it didn't change how real and believable their connection was. I just personally would have liked a little more of that side of them. I really enjoyed the wit and banter between the two of them, and I thought that they were really fun. These two kept me laughing and grinning throughout, and I was left feeling happy and satisfied after finishing this book. I would recommend this book to anyone looking for a sweet and light romance read. This book is clean and has mild cussing and little sexual content, but will appeal to all romance fans because of the connection and chemistry between Jack and Sabrina. I look forward to reading more from Jennifer Shirk in the future.

**ARC provided by Publisher**

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Sunday, November 3, 2013

Romance is Bliss Event with Jennifer Shirk


Meet Bliss author, Jennifer Shirk.

Jennifer Shirk has a bachelor degree in pharmacy-which has in NO WAY at all helped her with her writing career. But she likes to point it out, since it shows romantic-at-hearts come in all shapes, sizes, and mind-numbing educations.

She writes sweet (and sometimes even funny) romances for Samhain Publishing, Avalon Books/Montlake Romance and now Entangled Publishing. She won third place in the RWA 2006 NYC's Kathryn Hayes Love and Laughter Contest with her first book, THE ROLE OF A LIFETIME. Recently, her novel SUNNY DAYS FOR SAM won the 2013 Golden Quill Published Authors Contest for Best Traditional Romance.

Lately she's been on a serious exercise kick. But don't hold that against her.

Places to find Jennifer:

Saturday, March 16, 2013

Weekly Winners

Below is a list of all of the winners from the past week.

Lauire
Her New Worst Enemy by Christy McKellen

Joanne
A Most Improper Rumor by Emma Wildes

Cynthia
Sultry With a Twist by Macy Beckett

Amber
Book of Choice from Jess Michaels

May
A Little Bit Cupid by Jennifer Shirk

JenM
May
Swag pack from CJ Ellisson

Dione
Vanilla On Top by CJ Ellisson



All winners have been notified via email. Thank you to everyone that stopped by and entered. =)

Friday, March 8, 2013

Guest Post with Author Jennifer Shirk and Giveaway

Today I would like to welcome back author Jennifer Shirk to RFTC. Jennifer is celebrating the recent release of A Little Bit Cupid and has stopped by to chat. Please give Jennifer a warm welcome.

Jennifer Shirk has a bachelor degree in pharmacy--which has in NO WAY at all helped her with her writing career. But she likes to point it out, since it shows romantic-at-hearts come in all shapes, sizes, and mind-numbing educations.

She writes sweet (and sometimes even funny) romances for Samhain Publishing, Avalon Books/Montlake Romance and now Entangled Publishing. She won third place in the RWA 2006 NYC's Kathryn Hayes Love and Laughter Contest with her first book, The Role of a Lifetime.

Lately she's been on a serious exercise kick. But don't hold that against her.

Places to find Jennifer:

Saturday, February 9, 2013

Weekly Winners

Below is a list of all of the winners from the past week.

Natasha
The Guilty Innocent by DN Simmonds

Amber
Seduced by the Gladiator by Lauren Hawkeye

Maureen
Kissing Kendall by Jennifer Shirk

Beckey
Highland Heart by Heather McCollum

Pingle
$10 Amazon Gift Card courtesy of Lois Greiman

Amber
Checkmate, My Lord by Tracey Devlyn

Donna
Between by Kerry Schafer

Lori
Can't Buy Me Love + Can't Hurry Love by Molly O'Keefe


All winners have been notified via email. Thank you to everyone that stopped by and entered. =)

Monday, January 28, 2013

Guest Post with Author Jennifer Shirk and Giveaway

Today I would like to welcome author Jennifer Shirk to RFTC. Jennifer is celebrating the recent release of her book Kissing Kendall and has stopped by to chat. Please give Jennifer a warm welcome.
Jennifer Shirk has a bachelor degree in pharmacy--which has in NO WAY at all helped her with her writing career. But she likes to point it out, since it shows romantic-at-hearts come in all shapes, sizes, and mind-numbing educations.

She writes sweet (and sometimes even funny) romances for Samhain Publishing, Avalon Books/Montlake Romance and now Entangled Publishing. She won third place in the RWA 2006 NYC's Kathryn Hayes Love and Laughter Contest with her first book, The Role of a Lifetime.

Lately she's been on a serious exercise kick. But don't hold that against her.

Places to find Jennifer: