Wednesday, April 17, 2013


Coming 4/18
Welcome to my stop on the Just for the Summer Blog Tour! My stop includes a review, guest post,
Thank you to Entangled Publising for the tour invite.
Just for the Summer (Lake Bliss, #1)Series: Lake Bliss #1
Category/Genre: Adult Contemporary Romance
Publisher: Entangled Bliss
Publication Date: 3/11/13
Format: eARC
Pages: 131
Source: Received from publisher for review
Dani Sullivan has come to Lake Bliss to write her latest cookbook and take a breather. After the year she’s had, she deserves a summer retreat to reevaluate priorities and make peace with past decisions. But from the moment single dad and sheriff Matt Reagan shows up, she has a hard time convincing herself that a life away from Lake Bliss could beat the life she might have here.

Recently divorced Matt is ready for a new relationship, but he doesn’t want short-term—his son needs permanence, and so does Matt’s heart. Unfortunately, it’s the smart-mouthed and sinfully sexy Ms. Sullivan who catches his eye. But when Matt learns Dani’s secrets, will he still want her to stay? Or will her chance for love last just for the summer?

Just for the Summer was a really heartwarming, fun, and sweet story. I love the premise, a woman spending her summer intent on finding peace and healing, but gaining so much more. Dani's secret, and her struggle with doing the right thing to be so heartbreaking. And though parts of the story are sad, and serious, Just for the Summer was also a lot of fun, as well. The author packed a lot of emotion into the story, which is fantastic considering it's short length.

I just adored Matt and Dani. Matt was such a good guy. A man who's job is protecting the people of Lake Bliss, he's also a good friend, and most of all, a devoted single dad. I love reading about guys like Matt, he was truly the man every woman deserves. And poor Dani. She has recently lost her mother, was jilted by her fiancĂ© a few years ago, and has a painful secret. She comes to Lake Bliss to find peace, but can't help falling in love with Matt and his son, Sam. The chemistry between Dani and Matt was amazing. Dani has a fiery little temper and tends to smart off when her buttons are being pushed. And, oh, how Matt loves pushing her buttons. These two were so much fun and truly made it easy to love Just for the Summer.

Once again, I find myself saying that I just love the books in the Entangled Bliss line. The stories are always so charming, and yes, they always make me think "I want to see this as a movie on Lifetime!" I have an idea of what may come in future Lake Bliss books and I can't wait to read more from this series.

Favorite Quote:

  She nudged his hand away. "I was up late. Couldn't fall asleep."
  "If you want to go back to bed," he said, leaning down to whisper in her ear, "I could tuck you in."
  As he talked, his lips brushed the sensitive skin below her ear.
  His denim-clad knee played against her bare leg when he stepped back. Her heart beat in a maniacal rhythm, and a throbbing started low in her belly. Why did every encounter with him feel like foreplay? "I'm sure you're probably quite good at tucking."
  He leaned back, gave her an absurdly sexy smile. "I have a fair amount of experience."
  Her head told her to keep her mouth shut. Instead, she lowered her voice a notch. "It's been a while since I've been...tucked."  ~eARC, 20%

Guest Post 


1. Lake Bliss for swimming, fishing, and a picnic on the beach.

2. Spread out a blanket on the beach and enjoy the Fourth of July fireworks as they light up the sky over Lake Bliss.

3. Matt Reagan’s patio for drinks and dinner with some smooth jazz playing and maybe a fire going if it’s a chilly night.

4. Lake Bliss summer festival for frozen turkey bowling.

5. Millie’s Market in downtown Lake Bliss for the weekly farmer’s market.

6. Local park to watch the men play softball, and then place bets with the other women on which of their men will be the most sore the next day.

7. Rosie’s Pizzeria on Tuesdays when Lovely Ladies Lunch day heads outdoors to their two-tiered deck.

8. Dani Sullivan’s to enjoy homemade peach ice cream.

9. Miniature golfing at Blissful Putting. Beware though, somebody cheats.

10. Lake Bliss Drive-In to make out with that special someone. But the sheriff is taken.

**Thanks to Jenna for the fun Top Ten list!** 

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About the author
Jenna RutlandJenna Rutland lives in a small Michigan community with her husband, son and senior cat. Her daughter and son-in-law have recently given Jenna the awesome title of grandmother!
While her days are spent working as a medical transcriptionist, her nights are filled writing contemporary romance--stories of love, laughter and happily ever after. Guess which occupation is more fun?
She is a member of RWA and is active in her local chapter. After several years on the MVRWA board, she now chairs the group's annual fall brainstorming weekend as well as acts as food coordinator for several other events.
Jenna takes pleasure in spending time with her family. She also enjoys reading, gardening and loves the challenge of a new recipe.
Jenna welcomes the chance to connect with writers and readers. Visit her at


  1. This one was cute. I love the Bliss books.

  2. Thanks so much for being part of my blog tour! It's a pleasure being here at The Bookish Babes!

  3. Matt definitely sounds like the sort of guy I'd love to read about. I really like the sound of this one already. Your favourite quote made me smile! :) Great review, Andrea.

  4. This looks good. I've loved the Bliss line books I've read so far!

  5. Oh this sounds like such a great read! Love books like this! Great review Andrea!

  6. Great review Andrea. I just love these types of books. I haven't read any of them from Entangled yet that I didn't totally enjoy.

  7. Sounds fun! Thanks for sharing :)

  8. Aww, I love me some summer lovin' :) This might have to go on my short list for my summer reading coma! And devoted single dad??!! Stop my heart RIGHT NOW, lol.

  9. Ooooo tucking sounds....I mean this book sounds good.

  10. LOL - love Valerie's comment above! ;)

    I really want to read this one, Andrea! The characters sound great and I'm really curious about Dani's secret... And well, the tucking...I'm very curious about the tucking! ;) Thanks for sharing your review!


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