ARC Review + Giveaway: The Closer You Come by Gena Showalter

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ARC Review + Giveaway: The Closer You Come by Gena Showalter
The Closer You Come

4.5 Stars

Book Info

Released: March 31, 2015
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Published by HQN Books
Pages: 400
Format: ARC

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“THE CLOSER YOU COME seals that love.  The woman knows how to write alpha males!  I guarantee you will fall for this bad boy.  And with this series!” ~ Under the Covers

I cannot even begin to tell you how excited I am about this series.  I absolutely adored the prequel, and I fell in love with the whole town and all the characters that Ms. Showalter introduced us to then.  THE CLOSER YOU COME seals that love.  The woman knows how to write alpha males!  I guarantee you will fall for this bad boy.  And with this series!

And Jase is a bad boy, no questions about it.  He recently came out of jail.  For a crime he did commit.  There’s a story to it, but if you are looking for cupcakes and rainbows he’s not that man.  He’s haunted by many demons and many guilts.  And fights his conscience in wanting a sweet woman he thinks he would be all bad for.  You see my heart melting?  He’s that bad boy you want to see get an HEA because of all he’s been through.

As much as I loved the hero, the heroine is so amazing and unique.  Brook Lynn is a lot of fun.  She kicks ass and takes names.  She’s had to deal with a no good sister that is always more interested in partying than helping with the bills.  She’s had dreams of cooking as a profession, but never thought she could achieve that.  Always fighting to survive, and fighting a disability.  I think Brook Lynn will be one my favorite heroines in this series.  She’s the perfect mix of fun, strong, sassy and independent.  No wilting flower here.

Jase hires Brook Lynn to be his “assistant”, mainly because he wants to help her and wants her around.  As much as having her around is bad for his peace of mind.   While she thinks she may give in to her desires of the bad boy she works with, she’s also grounded enough to say she should date a nice guy.  All around, I think they make such a great couple.  They challenge each other, their chemistry is hot and they complement each other well.  A perfect opposites attract story.

Fair warning, try and not let the beginning of the book get to you.  I let it cloud my judgement for a while, and then I got over it.  When it involves Brook Lynn’s sister, I just have to say I’m so concerned but interested to see how Ms. Showalter will make me like her book (which is next!).  Tough call, but I trust her!

*ARC provided by author



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About Gena Showalter

Gena Showalter is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of over thirty books in paranormal and contemporary romances, as well as young adult novels. Her series include White Rabbit Chronicles, Angels of the Dark, Otherworld Assassins, Lords of the Underworld, Alien Huntress and Intertwined.

Her novels have appeared in Cosmopolitan Magazine, and Seventeen Magazine, and have been translated all over the world. The critics have called her books "sizzling page-turners" and "utterly spellbinding stories", while Showalter herself has been called “a star on the rise”.



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Danielle Meek

I’ve been dying for this one!!!

Melody S

Great review! Really want to read this one!!! Gah!

Jessica T

Ooh! I love bad boy heroes and strong heroines, so your review really makes me look forward to reading this book. Thanks for the review and the giveaway!


Thanks Francesca


Hmmm I like the sound of this couple and their story


I love strong heroines! Definitely interested in this book!

Diane Sallans

I do love to read small town stories and it’s best to start at the beginning of a series!


have never read her contemporaries

Monique Daoust

I love it! It’s so clear and objective! I was interested in the book but you totally convinced me.

Beth Elder

looks good~

Lisa M

I have enjoyed several Gena Showalter books … your review was so great!

Amy R

Thanks for the review, this sounds like a good start to the series.


I’m such a big fan of Gena’s books, especially her LOTU series so I’m so super excited for this book. Thanks for the review, now I really can’t wait to read it! 😀

Diana Doan

Sounds like my type of book!

Nicole Potter

I am SO EXCITED for this book! I’ve been a huge fan of Gena’s, and I’m sure this book is going to be amazing! 🙂

Krysten M

OMG I can’t wait to read this one!! Definitely been waiting for this one to come out! 🙂