Friday, February 13, 2015

Review, Excerpt, and Giveaway: A Moment to Love by Jennifer Faye

What better way to celebrate Valentine's Day than with a sexy cowboy romance by none other than Jennifer Faye?

As many of you probably remember, I adore Jennifer's stories because I can always count on getting genuine characters that are down to earth and so real they feel like people you already know and a sweet romance that always ends in a happily ever after that puts a smile on my face.

Her latest series. Whistle Stop Romance is just the type of books I love. That small town feel and charm that only a town like Whistle Stop can have.

A Moment to Love was a wonderful introduction to the town and people and I think anyone who loves a sweet romance with a little fire, is sure to fall in love with this.

As part of celebrating not only the release of A Moment to Love but also Valentine's Day, Jennifer has a special giveaway to offer and a special excerpt of the book! I am so excited she agreed to be here today to share a little bit about herself and her latest series.

Release Date: February 3, 2014 by Lazy Day Press

Book Description:
Welcome to Whistle Stop…where anything can and most likely will happen. 

The notorious cowboy meets his match… 

Cord Lawson instantly distrusted the young woman in a smart suit who’d just arrived in Whistle Stop. She was very pretty and clearly a city girl—but with memories of his failed marriage still darkening his mind, he’s determined to steer clear! But she’s sniffing around his land—land that has been in his family for generations. There was no way he’d let it go—even if the bank was threatening to foreclose, and even if selling could give Whistle Stop a new lease on life. 

Alexis Greer had one mission—close the deal on the Lawson ranch; without it, her father’s land development company would go bankrupt. But the word around town is to keep clear of Cord and to stay away from his precious land. What had happened to cause such a handsome cowboy to live such a solitary existence? However, determination was Lexi’s middle name. She just had to keep on trying to breach Cord’s barriers, to appeal somehow to his head and heart—even if it put her in danger of losing both of hers…to him.

About the Author:

Award-winning author, Jennifer Faye pens fun, heartwarming romances. Step into the pages of exciting destinations with rugged cowboys, sexy tycoons & enchanting royalty. Jennifer has won the RT Book Reviews Reviewers' Choice Award, named a TOP PICK author, and been nominated for numerous awards. Now living her dream, she resides with her patient husband, amazing daughter (the other remarkable daughter is off chasing her own dreams) and two spoiled cats. 

Jennifer loves to hear from readers—you can contact her via her website



Not ready to give up, she clutched the cardboard box and rushed to the checkout. She plunked it down on the worn linoleum counter. “Do you have any more of these?” 

An older man behind the counter with a name tag that read Sam grabbed the box to read it. He was a tall, lanky man. A few strands of silver hair were combed across his balding head. Through gold, round-rimmed glasses, his kind eyes glanced at her, and then he pointed to the right. “Sold the last one to him.”

Alexis followed the line of his finger to a cowboy headed for the door. “Hmm…thanks. Maybe I’ll have a word with him—”

“I wouldn’t. He’s…he’s not exactly social. Best to leave him be.”

What a strange warning. Well, it wasn’t like she wanted to strike up a friendship or anything. It’d be a simple business transaction, and then she’d be on her way.

Alexis’s attention zeroed in on the cowboy’s chambray shirt tucked into a pair of faded denim jeans that hugged his trim waist and firm backside. A breath hitched in her throat. Her gaze trailed down his long legs to his dusty cowboy boots. Her mouth grew noticeably dry. They sure had some mighty fine cowboys in these parts. She wrenched her gaze to the back of his hat.

Keep your mind on the task at hand. She’d never actually considered asking someone for their candy, but then again she’d never been under this much pressure. She started after him. Drat. Her black suede heels gave her some desperately needed height, but they prevented her from running after the man.

“Excuse me, sir.”

The cowboy turned. He shot her a questioning look, and her brain stuttered at the intensity of his brown gaze. His golden tan and muscled physique reminded her of a drool-worthy model on the cover of a sexy romance novel. If she was interested in having a little bit of fun in the sun, this cowboy would definitely be her first choice—but she didn’t have time to be entertained. She had a job to do. And everything would be so much easier with that candy bar.

Alexis moistened her dry lips and implored him with her most charming smile. “The clerk over there. He, um, said you bought the last Choconut Bar. It’s the only kind I eat. I was hoping you’d consider selling it.”

His brows arched up beneath the brim of his hat and then lowered into an uncompromising line. “No.”

The familiar brown wrapper peeked out of the pocket of his shirt as though taunting her. If she were like either of her parents, it’d be her father because once she set her mind to something there was no backing down. Besides, if she couldn’t persuade this man to sell her some candy, how on earth was she going to sew up the land deal?

The cowboy turned away.

“Please wait.” She rushed to stand between him and the exit. “I can make it worth your time.”

I absolutely love Jennifer's stories. She writes some of the most heart warming, sweet romances out there and when I saw that she had a new series, set in a small town with a sexy brooding cowboy, I was completely sold. Really, what more could a girl ask for?

This was everything I was hoping it would be from the wonderful small town feel to the sexy slow burning romance between Cord and Lexi. Throw in the tight knit family feel of the residents of Whistle Stop and the fierce love of a man for his daughter and this was the perfect afternoon read to warm my heart and leave a smile on my face.

I instantly fell for Cord and all his broodiness. I knew under that hard exterior laid a complete teddy bear and I wasn't wrong. His gruff exterior and gentlemanly cowboy ways only made him more appealing but when you saw the tender side of him, it was even better.

I absolutely adored this and it was another great addition to Faye's arsenal. She truly is an amazing writer and knows her stuff.

*All thoughts and opinions are my own and were not influenced by the author or publisher. I was not compensated for this review. A copy was given to me in exchange for an honest review*

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  1. I love broody heroes, Ali! There's just something about grouchy men in books that makes them so loveable. This sounds like a lot of fun, especially it's got a cowboy! And he sounds like he's going to piece of work from that excerpt! :D
    Great review, Ali.

  2. I like brooding men, too. :) and this book sound perfect for the season!

  3. I still have yet to read a cowboy romance Ali! I need to change that immediately. And I'm already a fan of Alexis, any girl that follows a guy who bought the candy bar she wanted and asks if he'd sell it to her is my kind of girl. *chocolate lovers high five*

    1. LOL! Their love of chocolate is pretty awesome. :)

  4. I do love small town romances and have just started to really love cowboy heroes. This sounds adorable!

  5. Brooding cowboy? I think I am also sold. You can't pass up a good-looking cowboy :) Great review, and thanks for the excerpt.

  6. I haven't read any of her books but I'm really glad you enjoyed this one! I love the hot air balloon on the cover. :)

  7. I just finished a sweet cowboy romance last night, and I could certainly use another. This sounds terrific. Have a wonderful weekend, Ali.

  8. Sweet romance is not my thing, but I loved that excerpt xD So glad it such a pleasant read!

  9. Ali, I LOVE that small town feel in a romance. It's why I review the HQN Special Edition line for RT Magazine. So I think this will be right up my alley :)

  10. Ahh cowboys! Hard to resist. I'm not into romance novels but I'm glad you enjoyed this one. Great review, Ali :)

  11. Love a bit of broody :D I've read Faye before and enjoyed it quite a bit. I need to find a little time for another one :)

  12. I will NEVER turn down a sweet romance... except if there are cowboys, aliens, or angsty new adults LOL

  13. This sounds wonderful, and gooey and I love sweet romances. The cover makes you smile too :)

  14. I love sweet romances....they just make me happy. Great review!

  15. You're right, it's always so nice to have a sweet romance like that! I didn't know about it so thanks for introducing it to me!

  16. Who can resist a small town romance with a broody cowboy, and this sounds so sweet. I'm glad you enjoy it! Imagine going up to some hunk and trying to convince him to give up the last candy bar!

    Have a fabulous Valentines Ali, and eat lots of chocolates :)

  17. Great review! I don't think I have ever read a romance where the guys a cowboy, although I love the sound of this guy. I like broody men in fiction!

    1. I hadn't before a few years ago and now I love them.

  18. Sexy brooding cowboy?! I haven't seen enough of them in fiction, that's for sure. I wish authors would include them more in YA as that's the demographic I usually read.

    Faye at The Social Potato

  19. thanks for the giveaway, this books sound interesting, happy to see you enjoyed it :D

  20. Oh I bet this is a bit of fun! Gotta love a setup like this.

  21. Thanks for sharing the excerpt! Cord does sound yummy - I love cowboy guys who are big teddy bears on the inside. Lovely review!

  22. Great review as always. I didn't have time to review this, but I've really enjoyed all of Jennifer Faye's books so far. I hope to find time for this one in the near future.

    1. I hope you can Ellen because I do think you will like this. :)