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Friday, January 9, 2015

Me Tarzan You Jane by Camelia Miron Skiba (Book Review)

In association with AToMR PRomotions, Jersey Girl Book Reviews is pleased to host the virtual book tour event for Me Tarzan You Jane by Author Camelia Miron Skiba!

Book Review

Me Tarzan You Jane by Camelia Miron Skiba
Publisher: Independent Self Publishing
Publication Date: December 6, 2014
Format: eBook - 270 pages
             Kindle - 3074 KB
Genre: Contemporary Romance / Women's Fiction

BUY THE BOOK: Me Tarzan You Jane

Disclaimer: I received a copy of the book from the author in exchange for my honest review and participation in a virtual book tour event hosted by AToMR PRomotions.

Book Description:

Moving on doesn’t always have to mean goodbye.

Widowed makeup artist Jane Sullivan is more comfortable keeping her husband’s memory alive than dating a pool full of sharks. Ella, her 4 year-old daughter, is her whole world.

When Jane meets Lucas Oliver, famous cover model, it’s hate at first sight. His playboy persona rubs her the wrong way.

Accustomed to every woman fawning over him, Lucas is drawn to the shy, uncompromising single mom and completely melts at the sight of Ella. He is determined to convince Jane that sometimes a second chance can mend a broken heart.

Book Excerpt:

There’s a discomforting long moment of silence. Lucas searches my face with visible interest, lingering on my eyes and lips. I’m tempted to lick them but there isn’t an ounce of saliva left in my mouth. Then I panic, thinking maybe there’s chocolate in the corner of my mouth from the M&Ms I crunched on minutes ago—or worse, some between my teeth.

“Does it hurt?”

I scrunch my brows. “Excuse me?”

“Your head. Does it hurt from the eye-rolling you’ve practiced all evening?”

“Excuse me?” Why can’t I say something else? I mean, I consider myself a sharp girl, able to carry on a conversation without feeling like I’ve entered London’s fog, which is exactly how Lucas makes me feel. Besides, how in the world does he know I rolled my eyes when he was busy charming an entire room full of needy women? And how does he know I rolled my eyes at him?

“I saw you.” Lucas plants both feet apart, hands on his waist. “Not once have I looked your way without seeing those pretty eyes flip-flopping to the back of your head. Is this how you get your exercise?” His kiwi green eyes roam over me, stopping a moment longer on the line between my breasts, then come back to my face, one corner of his perky mouth slightly up. “You’re in great shape, I must say. Care to share how you do it? Your exercise, I mean. Maybe I won’t have to spend so much time in the gym to build these muscles.” As to emphasize his words Lucas flexes his chest.

Let’s get one thing straight: my instinct tells me Lucas Oliver is trouble. From the moment I first heard his name until he made an appearance, he was a pretty face everyone drooled over. Seeing him among women, rubbing against them, sharing kisses as if they were the Sunday morning’s newspapers, and throwing his arms around anyone willing to share more than bodily odors confirm my first impression that the guy is nothing but a pretty face.

“You know what?” I place my left palm over my chest, “I’ve no idea what you’re talking about. In fact, I don’t even know who you are and so, if you’ll excuse me, I must go.”

Lucas’ grin widens. “You don’t know who I am or you pretend not to know?”

My Book Review:

Me Tarzan You Jane is a delightful story of love lost, found, and second chances. Author Camelia Miron Skiba weaves a sweet tale of an unlikely romance between a widowed single mother and a cocky and conceited cover model.

Widow Jane Sullivan is a make up artist, aspiring writer, and single mother to adorable four year old Ella. Jane lost her husband who was her soul mate four years ago, and since then her world has revolved around taking care of her daughter. She believes that a person only gets one true love in their life, and she doesn't believe in second chances.

Lucas Oliver is a cocky, smug, flirtatious, and famous playboy cover model who is used to women falling all over themselves for his attention.

Jane meets Lucas when she attends a writers convention, and for Jane it is dislike at first sight. But Lucas is drawn to Jane because she doesn't swoon all over him like the other women. A friendship slowly develops between Jane and Lucas when fate keeps bringing them together. Jane begins to see Lucas in a different light when she sees how he interacts with her daughter Ella. As feelings develop between Jane and Lucas, can their blossoming romance lead to a second chance at love?

Me Tarzan You Jane is an wonderful romantic story that easily draws the reader into Jane and Lucas' story. You can't help but get caught up in their story as it slowly unfolds from an uneasy start and develops into a friendship and slow budding romance with the help of an adorable little four year old girl who helps break down the walls around her mother's heart. I loved the sassy interactions and obvious chemistry between Jane and Lucas, and who wouldn't fall in love with an adorable little girl who simply melts everyone's heart? I loved that the author portrays Jane as a strong woman who is still vulnerable, and how Lucas' cocky personality changed as he worked so hard to make Jane open up her heart to him, and show her that she can have a second chance at love.

Through the trials and tribulations that Jane and Lucas endure on their journey, the reader will thoroughly enjoy following the development of their romantic relationship. With a fun cast of characters; witty dialogue and dramatic interactions; passionate romance; richly descriptive settings; and a light-hearted romantic storyline; Me Tarzan You Jane is a feel-good second chance romance story that will melt your heart and leave a smile on your face.


About The Author


I’m a dreamer

I’m a sinner

I love my books

I conjure hooks And heroes with good looks

Romance is my guilty pleasure

Taking me to places with new decor

Come join me if you dare

I promise not to bore

If you like to read my stories

Pray my husband continues snorin’

For he’s the one who keeps me up at night

When I give my heroes wings and flight.


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  1. Kathleen,

    Many thanks for the lovely review you posted for Me Tarzan--You Jane and for hosting the tour on your site. So, so sweet and spot on. Now, if you'll excuse me, I'm off doing the happy dance :)

    1. Hi Camelia! Thank you for the opportunity to host your virtual book tour for Me Tarzan You Jane. This was such a lovely story, I really enjoyed it. :)