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Monday, November 21, 2016

BLOG TOUR REVIEW: Love, Lies & A Bleu Christmas by Rebecca Rohman

Love, Lies & A Bleu Christmas
A Follow-Up Novella to Love, Lies & The D.A.

Release Date: November 15th, 2016
Genre: Contemporary Romance/Romantic Suspense
Pages/Words: 257/47,000
Format: EBook & Paperback


When Bleu Resorts owner, Jada Kole decided it would be a good idea to keep a secret from her husband, it never once occurred to her that he might have an even more stunning secret than hers.

The last year of Jonathan Kole’s life has been marred by complications, pressure and is beyond stressful both at his law firm and at home. Jada being overseas for an extended period doesn’t make things any easier to deal with.

But secrets have a way of getting out. Add a sultry blonde and a child to the mix and Jada and Jonathan’s happily married life quickly turns into a very dark shade of bleu. As things fall apart, it turns from bad to worse when one of them ends up on the wrong side of the law and something ominous enters their lives.

With Jada and Jonathan battling problems inside their marriage and things disintegrating in every direction on the outside, will San Francisco’s biggest power couple be able to get their lives in order? Or will it bring about the demise of their world and their child’s?

Excerpt – Opening Scene (SPOILER ALERT)

“Vous avez un cancer du sein.”

Translation: “You have breast cancer.” Four words no woman wants to hear.

It was on the night of the grand opening of my Paris hotel one week ago and after a long day, while taking a shower, I felt a small lump in my right breast.

After several tests and a biopsy, Dr. Benneteau, the oncologist called…

Days later, I still can’t get over the shock.

As I stare at the gray clouds that cover the Eiffel Tower, my phone rings, snapping me out of my thoughts. My husband Jonathan’s face illuminates my screen.

“Hey, baby. How are my two favorite men in the world?”

“Overwhelmed. I just had a break and I wanted to be sure I checked in with you. Any idea when you’re going to be home?”

Not anytime soon.

“Apart from seeing your handsome face and my sweet son for a couple days, I really can’t rationalize flying across the Atlantic for two days. I have to head over to Austria to make sure everything is on schedule with the property there.”

“I miss my wife, and Jordan misses his mom.”

My chest aches at the sound of his words. “If you really want, I’ll come home but it would be so much less pressure on me if I just stayed.”

He sighs at the end of the line and mumbles a disgruntled, “Okay.”

“It’s not like you’d have time for me either if I came, is it? You couldn’t even make the grand opening of Paris Bleu. All you’ve been telling me is how crazy it has been trying to get everything in place at the various branches of the firm.”

“That’s true. I just miss you that’s all. Things just seem so much easier to handle when you’re here.”

His words warm my heart. “I miss you too. I’ll be home as soon as I am able, I promise. In the meanwhile we always have FaceTime. But don’t you ever forget how much I love you.”

“I love you too, babe. I have to go. I’ll be in touch soon.”

I end the call.

I may not have gotten over the shock of my diagnosis, but from the moment I found the lump, I’ve spent all my time researching it, and I have another appointment with the doctors this afternoon.

Jonathan’s been overwhelmed of late since his sister Megan moved to Switzerland and his right-hand man, Cooper, lost his wife after a battle with—breast cancer. I don’t want to worry him. Besides, it’s just stage two breast cancer…or at least that is what I continue to tell myself.

I have already made up my mind about what I’m going to do—handle it on my own. Have a double mastectomy so this never ever resurfaces again and tell my husband when I get home. That way, the problem will be handled; they’ll see that I’m healthy and we can all just move on with our lives. I’ll be saving them the agony of going through this anyway…

My Review

Okay, I wanted to Love, Lies & A Bleu Christmas, but boy oh boy, was I nervous to start after that synopsis! I obsessed over it, worried about it, and had all these different scenarios playing in my head while I had to wait before I could read it - the anxiety was real, my friends, but you know what? It turned out that it was all for nothing and I truly could not have been happier for that! I just need to remember to trust Ms. Rohman and not freak out so much because this book was seriously excellent and I looooved it! 

I still loved Jonathan at the end of Love, Lies & The D.A., but it was more of that I-love-you-but-I-kind-of-want-to-kill-or-maim-you type love. I think that's part of what made so anxious for this book, because while I knew that he was a great guy and I didn't think he would do anything to hurt Jada on purpose, I guess I had some trust issues even though I knew they were unwarranted - what can I say - I'm a mess sometimes. Although I am happy to report that I just love love Jonathan now and there is no residual anger or irritation left over. Jonathan is is beyond wonderful here and if you were like me, then he'll make you proud and get you back on his side and if you loved loved him, then he's only going to make you fall even more for him! 

Man, I though Jada was kicka*s before, but she's just been upgraded to bada*s status! The woman is so strong and even though she has her doubts, weaknesses, and insecurities here, they just made her more real and extraordinary. Jada is a classy and elegant, but don't mess with her because she'll put you in her place and it's absolutely epic when she does. My love for Jada only grew and she's my favorite Rebecca Rohman character and honestly, I think she always will be! 

Well, Love, Lies & A Bleu Christmas may not have been as angsty as I tortured myself thinking it was going to be, but make no mistake, it's still going to get you. It will punch you in the gut, stop your heart, and make you ache. It will definitely still give you a little anxiety and normally, I'm not one who loves when authors write another story about a couple's happily-ever-after after the fact, but this is one that you should really consider reading because it just made Jonathan and Jada such stronger, better people not only as a couple, but as themselves too. It was beautiful, meaningful, amazing, and I love it even more than the first book! 

Love, Lies & A Bleu Christmas should be read after Love, Lies & The D.A., it's told from Jonathan and Jada's POV, and yes, they get their happy ending again only better!

~ Sonja, 5 Stars

Love, Lies & A Bleu Christmas Buy Links

Love, Lies & The D.A. – Book #1 In The Series

Jada McLean is about to get married in nine days, when she walks in on her fiancĂ© in a little more than a compromising position. Days later, she’s on a trip that she intends to be relaxing and a prelude to her fresh start, when she runs into the rude, obnoxious, but gorgeous Jonathan Kole.

Jonathan Kole is San Francisco’s newest District Attorney. When he finds himself deeply attracted to a stunning beauty, he has no idea that she’s about to get into BIG trouble with the law—and he’ll be the one presiding over her trial. To make matters worse, his father is the lawyer representing her in the high-profile case.

When a series of events force them together over New Year’s weekend, Jonathan’s feelings and ethics will come into question, while Jada comes to terms with the fact that she is falling for the man that will be responsible for attempting to put her behind bars… Little do they know, they’re both about to fall into a whirlwind so deep, it will send both their lives spiraling out of control.

About Rebecca Rohman

Rebecca Rohman is a wife and designer currently living in the northeastern United States. She was a sales manager for a tourist magazine, and for many years prior, she was involved in marketing for a jewelry company and fine wine distributor.

About fifteen years ago, she started writing her first romance novel purely to entertain herself. In early 2012, she decided to complete and release it. Since then, she has released three additional novels and one novella. Love, Lies & A Bleu Christmas, was released mid-November 2016.


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1 comment:

  1. Thank you Sonja. I Love, love, love this review. Thank you so much for reading, posting and sharing your thoughts today <3