Friday, January 31, 2014

Blog Tour: Left at the Altar Series by Jana Richards‏

Jana Richards

About The Series:

Her Best Man 
Left at the Altar Series 
Book One 
Jana Richards 
Genre: Humorous contemporary romance 
Publisher: Uncial Press 
Cover Artist: Judith B. Glad

Sarah Stevens experiences a bride's worst nightmare; being dumped at the altar. When she goes on the Caribbean cruise meant to be her honeymoon in order to lick her wounds, she discovers her ex-fiancé has sent his brother, Will Marshall, the former best man, on the cruise as well. Everyone on board thinks they're newlyweds, and Sarah is too embarrassed to set them straight. How is she supposed to share a tiny cabin with a man she barely knows? Even worse, how is she supposed to pretend that she and Will are on their honeymoon? Sarah discovers the best man for her really is the best man. 

My Review:

Her Best ManMy rating: 4 of 5 stars

Her Best Man by Jana Richards is the first book in her Left at the Alter series.
While this isn't a hilarious story by any means, Isabelle Stevens is one funny lady. Beating the groom with her high heel - Priceless! With this scene unfolding I was drawn in.

Thrown together in a disaster of a honeymoon, the Bride (Sarah) and the Best Man (Will) grow ever closer on the honeymoon cruise. Visiting ancient Mayan ruins together, Will getting past the passport guy after a convincing performance by Sarah.

The build up is awesome and the story is bittersweet to start and just plain sweet to finish.

There Goes the Groom 
Left at the Altar Series 
Book Two 
Jana Richards 
Genre: Humorous romantic comedy 
Publisher: Uncial Press
Cover Artist: Judith B. Glad 

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Eight years ago Tony left Olivia at the altar. He was sure she didn't really want to marry him. Now he's back, and they're forced to work together. 

Coming home isn't easy for Tony, because his father wanted him to work at a trade instead of going off to college. Their relationship is still unsteady. Even before Tony's return, Olivia began questioning the depth of her love for her fiancé, a man she chose because he was safe and reliable. Yet the last thing she wants is a loveless, faithless marriage like the one her parents suffered through. 

When Tony, who never stopped loving her, insists her fiancé is the wrong man for her, Olivia sets out to prove him wrong. But the sexual chemistry between them is still strong, and so are her feelings for him. Even so, how can she break her engagement, hurt her fiancé as she was once hurt? And how can she trust Tony not to abandon her as he did before? 

If anyone does the jilting this time, she will. 

My Review:

There Goes The GroomMy rating: 4 of 5 stars

There Goes The Groom by Jana Richards is the second book in her Left at the Alter series.

As far as getting ditched at the alter goes, the manner in which Tony dumps Olivia is kind. He sees she's not ready and gives her an out. When Tony has to step in for an injured colleague and work with Olivia things start to really heat up. How to handle Olivia's Fiancee though???

Another fast paced, fun, romantic tale from this genius lady.

Always a Bridesmaid 
Left at the Altar series 
Book Three 
Jana Richards 
Genre: Humorous contemporary romance 
Publisher: Uncial Press 
Cover Artist: Judith B. Glad 

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Dani Dipietro has always considered herself an ugly duckling in a family of swans. She's the bridesmaid her friends count on, but never the woman any man wants for his bride. So she plays the funny girl and guards her emotions, and her secrets, closely. 

When Zach Morrison was dumped at his wedding, Dani was there to help him through the humiliation. A year later they meet again and once more Zach needs her help. To fend off the unwanted attentions of his former fiancé, he asks Dani to pretend to be his girlfriend. They play their roles a little too well, and make believe turns into reality. But their relationship comes crashing down around them when Zach's trust issues cause him to accuse Dani of cheating. Telling the truth means Dani will betray a friend, something she will never do. But keeping her secrets means she may be destined to remain a bridesmaid forever. 

My Review:

Always a Bridesmaid (Left at the Alter #2)My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Always a Bridesmaid by Jana Richards is the third book in her series.

In a twist to the past two novels, the person dumped at the alter this time around was Zach. Dani helped him through that difficult time and now, a year later, he needs her help again.

Can Dani get out of her own head, and insecurities,and help Zach pretend they're in a relationship together? Of course she can, it's not hard to pretend when it's exactly what you want.

Fun, fast-paced, romantic! I'm 3 for 3 with this author and I thoroughly enjoyed this tale! Although all these poor people being left at the alter is enough to make me leery of weddings.

About the Author:

When Jana Richards read her first romance novel, she immediately knew two things: she had to commit the stories running through her head to paper, and they had to end with a happily ever after. She also knew she’d found what she was meant to do. Since then she’s never met a romance genre she didn’t like. She writes contemporary romance, romantic suspense, and historical romance set in World War Two, in lengths ranging from short story to full length novel. Just for fun, she throws in generous helpings of humor, and the occasional dash of the paranormal. Her paranormal romantic suspense “Seeing Things” was a 2008 EPPIE finalist. 

In her life away from writing, Jana is an accountant/admin assistant, a mother to two grown daughters, and a wife to her husband Warren. She enjoys golf, yoga, movies, concerts, travel and reading, not necessarily in that order. She and her husband live in Winnipeg with their Pug/Terrier cross Lou and several unnamed goldfish. She loves to hear from readers and can be reached through her website at 

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1 comment:

  1. Thanks for your wonderful reviews! I really appreciate the time you took to read all three books. Sorry about making you leery of weddings!