Title: Watching Fireflies
Series: Love Bug #1
Author: Jaycee Ford
Genre: Romantic Suspense/New Adult
Release Date: August 19, 2014
Jordan Hawthorne thought she had it all until a surprise for her fiancé turns into losing everything that she ever wanted. She flees her home in Charlotte, North Carolina to take a new job in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains and make a new start where her ex-fiancé can’t find her. Jordan is just beginning to adjust to her new life in the middle of nowhere when a small town cowboy walks in and disrupts it all.
Tom McCloud never had time for a serious commitment, always too busy with running his grandparents’ farm. Everything changes when he stumbles upon a broken-hearted city girl and a steamy buzz ignites between them. But what happens when the city girl can’t stay hidden in the country for long?
Watching Fireflies by Jaycee Ford
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Watching Fireflies by Jaycee Ford is a stand-alone romance novel that will take you on a wild ride of horrific breakups, stalker ex's, new love, and extreme danger.
Jordan needs a do-over, a fresh start. She is in fear of her safety from her psychotic ex-fiancee and is taking her new teaching degree to a small community college in a tiny town hours away from him and what she thought her life would be. She didn't expect the intrusion in her hotel suite from the handy-man there to fix a leaky faucet, smack dab in the middle of her bubble bath.
Tom is a farmer by trade and a handy-man by familial obligation at his aunt & uncle's small town inn. He finally shows up to fix a leaky faucet and believing the guest to be out after knocking multiple times is blown away by the bombshell soaking in the bathtub.
Awkward meeting aside, these two fall in love fast, hot and heavy and everything rolls along almost perfectly until the crazy ex shows back up in town.
I felt the writing style was a little awkward for me at times. Perhaps another editing round wouldn't have hurt, but the story and depth of characters had me reading this story non-stop. If it hadn't been for the awkwardness I felt at the flow early on this would have been a solid 5-star read and I am very excited that Ellie and Paul's story is coming up next in Dragonfly Awakening and will definitely be adding that to my priority reads list.
Mosquito Chase releases November 25
Jaycee Ford grew up chasing street cars around the city of New Orleans. After doing a four year stint at Louisiana State University, she earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in History and fled for the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains. New Orleans beckoned her home again where she put her love of the foothills into a series of romance novels. In between writing, she’s found behind her desk at a top rated law firm … or still chasing street cars.