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Monday, February 2, 2015

A Mighty Good Man by Rebecca E. Neely (Book Blast / Book Review / Contest Giveaway)

In association with Goddess Fish Promotions, Jersey Girl Book Reviews is pleased to host the virtual book blast event for A Mighty Good Man by Rebecca E. Neely!

Book Review

A Mighty Good Man by Rebecca E. Neely
Publisher: Soul Mate Publishing
Publication Date: November 11, 2014
Format: eBook - 142 pages
             Kindle - 3088 KB
Genre: Contemporary Romantic Suspense

BUY THE BOOK: A Mighty Good Man

Disclaimer: I received a copy of the book from the author / publisher in exchange for my honest review and participation in a virtual book blast event hosted by Goddess Fish Promotions.

Book Description:

‘Hank’ Jerry…Her personal and professional life on the skids, a family emergency forces her to return to the small town, and the aunt, she left behind.

Jack ‘Gent’ Darcy…Fresh out of prison, he’s bent on cutting ties with the Creds, but when you're a war counselor in a national gang, they don't let you just walk away.

Injured and on the run, Jack lands on Hank's doorstep, and makes her a proposition she can’t refuse: write his story about life inside one of the most powerful gangs in the country. It’s simple – she’ll get her career groove back, and he’ll bury the gang, then disappear – his version of freedom.

Only problem is, they can’t help falling for each other, and they’ve both got something to hide that could blow up in their faces. With time running out and gang enforcers closing in, will the trust they’ve forged survive the ultimate test?

Book Excerpt:

Zip. Zilch. Null. Nada. Void. The empty set.

No text. No email. No electronic communiqué of any kind.

Scowling, ‘Hank’ Jerry—a woman who wore the self-made moniker the way some might armor—jammed her smartphone into the front pocket of her cargo pants and sucked a drag off her first cancer stick of the day, exhaling into the predawn behind her Aunt Henry’s restaurant. The fluorescents overhead cast a harsh glow over this particular piece of real estate in Fiddler’s Elbow, Pennsylvania—a throwback hunky mill town where dial-up was considered high tech and people still lived life one pierogie at a time.

From the shadows behind the dumpster, a man emerged and limped toward her, clutching his side, his chest heaving, clouds of his breath hanging in the April air.

“Hide me!” he gasped.

“What the hell?” Heart pounding, Hank retreated a few steps and threw her cigarette to the ground. Blood, bruises, panic—all of it oozed from this man who’d materialized like smoke. Tires squealed on pavement in the alley running the length of the restaurant and hodge-podge of neighboring buildings.

“Will you?” he ground out.

A dozen fleeting impressions swamped her brain. Muscular. Dirty. Unshaven. Murderer? Crazy? Eyes, wild and green, probing and pleading in the artificial light. In the alley, car doors slammed. Feet pounded gravel and shouts cut through the dark. Two people? More?


They locked eyes. No, said her gut. Not crazy. But maybe she was.

My Book Review:

When Hank Jerry's journalist career hits the skids in New York and a family emergency occurs, Hank finds herself back in her hometown of Fiddler's Elbow, Pennsylvania running her aunt's diner.

Jack Darcy wants to start his life over after being released from prison. He wants to cut his ties with the Creds, a dangerous national gang, but they don't let their members just walk away, so he tries to stay out of their clutches.

When Hank and Jack unexpectedly meet at the diner, sparks fly, but hidden secrets and a dangerous decision to expose the gang throw a wrench into their budding romance. Can they survive the danger while falling in love?

In A Mighty Good Man, author Rebecca E. Neely weaves an intense and fast paced tale of intrigue, suspense, romance, secrets, and danger.

The reader will easily be drawn into this exciting story with its strong cast of characters; a gritty and passionate storyline that delves into the romance and battle scars of two broken people; a dangerous criminal gang element; and a good mixture of romance and suspense that will keep the reader sitting on the edge of their seat; while smiling at Hank and Jack's humorous banter, undeniable chemistry, sexual tension, and steamy sex scenes.

A Mighty Good Man is a must read for anyone who enjoy reading romantic suspense novels.


About The Author

Rebecca E. Neely was born and raised in a small town in western Pennsylvania. Her father, an English teacher and a writer, instilled in her a love of words, and literature, especially short stories, at a young age. Her mother, a voracious reader, gave her Ballet Shoes by Noel Streatfeild as a Christmas gift when she was nine, and Rebecca’s been hooked on reading stories of all stripes ever since.

Rebecca enjoys finding, and reading new authors via her Kindle. Live music inspires her, as do the family and friends she’s blessed to have in her life.

In a former life, she earned a B.S. in Accounting, and worked in that field for about a decade. Since 2001, Rebecca has freelanced, writing a wide variety of copy for local magazines, and businesses all over the country. She is a PRO member of Romance Writers of America (RWA), the Western Pennsylvania Romance Writers (WPRW), and is honored to serve as a judge for several writing contests each year. 


Contest Giveaway

Win A $10 Amazon or B&N Gift Card

Author Rebecca E. Neely will be awarding $10 Amazon/BN GC to a randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter during the tour, and a $10 Amazon/BN GC to a randomly drawn host.

Follow the tour and comment; the more you comment, the better your chances of winning.

The tour dates can be found here:

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Book Blast Event

Book Blast Schedule:

February 2: Jersey Girl Book Reviews - review
February 2: FictionZeal
February 3: Carpe_Diem
February 4: Romorror Fan Girl
February 4: Sultry, Steamy Reading
February 5: Nana Prah
February 5: SBM Book Obsession
February 6: Long and Short Reviews
February 9: Archaeolibrarian - I dig good books!
February 10: Books Direct
February 11: Unabridged Andra's
February 12: BookSkater
February 12: Dawn's Reading Nook
February 13: Susana's Morning Room


  1. Dear Kathleen-

    Good morning, and thank you for hosting me today at your blog, and your for your 5 star review of A MIGHTY GOOD MAN! I really appreciate it, and I'm thrilled you enjoyed 'Hank' & Jack's story.

    A lot of the action in my romantic suspense novel takes place in a cool, retro diner. I grew up in my parents' restaurant, working, cooking and eating :) Any diner fans out there? I look forward to hearing from you!

    Rebecca E. Neely

    1. Hi Rebecca! Thank you for the opportunity to host your book blast event! I really enjoyed reading A Mighty Good Man, it had everything that makes a romantic suspense tale one that you simply can't put down. :)

  2. Powerful start to an impressive book tour! Your book sound amazing. I love this Jersey Books site, too!! --katie o'boyle

    1. Dear Katie-

      Thank you so much! I really appreciate that! Enjoying my day here at Jersey Girl Book Reviews!


  3. Replies
    1. Hi! I'm so glad you enjoyed it! Thanks for stopping by today..I appreciate it!

  4. I am not really one for steamy sex scenes or much erotica, so I will have to pass. But I am glad you enjoyed it so much!

    1. Thanks for stopping by today! I appreciate it!


  5. Great excerpt. Good luck on your tour!

    1. Hi Beth! Thanks so much for stopping by today! I really appreciate it. I'm so glad you enjoyed the excerpt!

  6. Replies
    1. Dear Kristy- Thank you! I appreciate that, and I appreciate you stopping by! Stay warm and happy reading :)

  7. I like the review and cover. Thanks for the giveaway! :)

  8. Dear Cali-
    Good morning! Thanks for stopping by! I'm so glad you liked the review and cover - best of luck to you in the giveaway :) Have a great day!


  9. Enjoyed reading the review for this story

    1. Hi Karen-

      Thanks so much for stopping by! I'm glad you enjoyed the review! Have a great day and happy reading!


  10. I like the excerpt. It gives me some of what is written in the book.

  11. Hi Felicia-Thanks for visiting today! I like to read an excerpt too - glad you enjoyed! Best to you!