Loving Jovie by Peggy Dabney
Book 1: The Consequences Series
Publisher: Independent Self Publishing
Publication Date: December 2, 2014
Format: Paperback - 258 pages
Kindle - 3062 KB
Genre: Contemporary Romance
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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 Bare Naked Words Author Services.
Art curator Jovie Iams has found the man of her dreams. Her boyfriend, Italian chef Leonardo Manning, is smart, sweet, and gentle…until he breaks up with her and leaves her emotionally devastated. As she tries to repair her broken heart, she turns to Owen Michaels, an ex-soldier from Iowa struggling to forget his past.
But Jovie can’t escape her feelings for Leo, and finds her heart trapped between the two men. As she becomes more entangled with Leo and Owen, she discovers that things are not always as they seem. One of these men has a dark secret that will turn Jovie’s world on its head, and will force her to make the ultimate choice between love and safety...
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My Book Review:
In her debut novel, Loving Jovie, author Peggy Dabney weaves an delightful tale of intrigue, drama, and romance. The reader is easily drawn into the complicated love triangle between Jovie Iams, an art curator; her boyfriend, Italian chef Leonardo Manning; and her best friend's brother Owen Michaels, an ex-soldier who just returned home to Iowa from military service abroad. And if a tangled romantic web isn't enough for you, the author interweaves an intriguing mixture of emotional baggage and dark secrets, and a dangerous criminal mafia element involved in the art world who threatens Jovie's life.
I really enjoyed the mixture of romance and suspense that was interwoven throughout the story, it kept me engaged and turning the pages. I couldn't help but get caught up in the lovers triangle, both Leo and Owen captured Jovie's heart, and I could sympathize with her as she struggled to pick which man would ultimately win her heart. Just as the emotional drama from the lovers triangle starts to heat up, the author adds in the intriguing dangerous criminal element that takes the reader on an exhilarating and suspenseful roller coaster ride to the surprising conclusion.
If you are looking for an exciting romantic suspense story to wile away a long winter's day, look no further, Loving Jovie is the book for you!
RATING: 4 STARS
About The Author
Peggy Dabney lives in west-central Illinois with her family and rescue dog Fletcher. Besides being an avid reader, she loves football and motorcycle riding. From a very young age Peggy noticed that there are stories everywhere, and from all walks of life. She is obsessed with romance, adventure, and mystery. She tries to incorporate all of these in her writing, but always ends with an HEA (Happily Ever After). To her there’s always a new beginning, a second chance, and a new story to be told. Love always finds its way.
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