Review: Jilted by Kelly Jamieson

Posted March 29, 2013 by Francesca in Reviews / 3 Comments

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Review: Jilted by Kelly Jamieson
Jilted
by Kelly Jamieson

3.5 Stars

BOOK INFO


Released: Mar 19, 2013
Published by Samhain Publishing
Pages: 261
Format: ARC
 

 

“This is a cute small town romance story.” ~Under the Covers

JILTED started off catching my attention.  We have a groom standing in front of a priest waiting to get married and his bride is a bit drunk.  Maybe because she’s not sure the wedding is the right thing to do.  Then in comes her ex boyfriend to stop the wedding and carries her off.

Josh gets left at the altar by Allie who decides to leave with her ex Gavin.  But then the whole town feels as if she was kidnapped and it’s so not like her to do this to her family, so Josh feels as if he has to go find her.  I guess to make sure she’s ok.  But Josh is not as brokenhearted as you would expect.  He wasn’t 100% sure about the wedding himself and when he sees his ex, Devon, who had come back to town for the wedding, he realizes why.  He’s never stopped thinking about her.

This is a cute small town romance story, so if you like those types you’ll probably enjoy it.  As far as this couple goes though, they were just ok for me.  Enjoyable but not memorable, mostly because I couldn’t really make a connection with the heroine.  She’s so closed off for most of the book that by the time she opens up about her feelings and sees the light (and this was done way too quickly IMO) it was too late for me to care.  She has issues because of her past.  Her mother left her and her dad when she was young in search of a bigger and brighter life.  And now Devon is basically doing the same thing.

Josh was the perfect mix between a beta and an alpha hero.  Almost what a real life guy would normally be like, and this was refreshing and kept me interested.  He loves Devon and is willing to put up with the pain she puts him through every time to give them a second chance.  But I do think he should’ve made her work a little harder for it.  They didn’t jump right into having sex, but it was a little too soon after him being dumped for it to work for me.  Even if he didn’t love Allie, he still cared about her and was ready to marry her.

Besides all that, Josh and Devon are sexy when they are together.  They are comfortable with each other, which is something you get to see only after a couple really knows the other.  So all those aspects I really enjoyed.  I would’ve loved to see more of the town and the people in it, so I can’t wait for the next book to explore more.  Small town romances always have an appeal to me!

*ARC provided by publisher

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About Kelly Jamieson

I'm a married mother of two who lives a very ordinary life outside of my imagination. When I'm not writing I'm usually reading. I also like to cook and that means I like to read cookbooks and cooking magazines. In the summer I enjoy spending time gardening and in the winter I like to read gardening magazines and seed catalogues. I love lying on the beach or on my deck with a glass of wine and a good book. I also love to travel. As you can see, pretty much all my activities involve reading somehow! Although I don't have as much time for it any more, I also love to shop, especially for clothes and shoes. Some think I'm obsessed with shoes but that is not true (although my husband would point out that there is no room left in our closet).

I love to hear from readers, so Tweet me on Twitter, leave me a comment on Goodreads or Amazon or my blog, or email me at info (at) kellyjamieson.com.

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I’m a 30 something sun lover living in the Big Apple (read New York).I’m a book and coffee addict and lover of all things elephants.

I get easily distracted by pictures of sexy guys and have tons of book boyfriends.I keep all my alpha males chained to my basement and guard them fiercely.*Back off bitches*I like to see Jason Momoa as a lot of those boyfriends, because ….. mmmmmmm JASON.MOMOA!

I’m a part time graphic designer (yes, everything you see on UTC has been done by me), run my husband's business from home and on a good day I’m a self appointed superwoman (she who can do it all).I love blogging with my girls and I couldn’t do it any other way!My first love is everything paranormal, but in the past few years I’ve re-learned to love contemporary romance.Every once in a while I like to mix things up with a historical romance, a steampunk or an LGBT book.Because I need variety to avoid book slumps.I don’t always need an HEA although I prefer one, and I love authors that can rip my heart out and make me ugly cry.
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Thanks for the review Francesca. I bought this the other day.

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I hope you enjoy it Lori!

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Thanks for the review Francesca!