I left my…book…in San Francisco!

Posted in Jean Maxwell on April 21, 2018 by thisisjean
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New review site SAN FRANCISCO REVIEWS had this to say about Indecent Proposal:

Book Review: ‘Indecent Proposal’ by Jean Maxwell


Carlin Cates is roped into helping out a colleague work overtime to make a bid proposal. Unenthusiastic, Carlin is in a mood when she gets back from her coffee run but is determined to make the best of it and help out Thatcher Banks. A bunch of emails follow and Carlin gets a good mental image of Thatcher. Stodgy, mid-fifties and possibly English to boot. The reality is mind-blowingly different to anything she’d previously believed.
This is a short and fun story based on light-hearted interactions, sexy innuendo and incorrect personal assumptions. I enjoyed the email and texts that were exchanged between Carlin and Thatcher, who both take their work very seriously. The romance quickly heats up between them and is sexy and all in good fun.
The pace of this story is fast. Thatcher and Carlin were interesting characters, but the short length of the story meant I didn’t get to know them as well as I would have hoped. Also, their romance happened very quickly. While it was believable, I couldn’t help but feel it was a “happy for now” sort of situation. Carlin thought she was falling in love, but that stretched my credulity a bit much when they’d known each other for such a short time and Thatcher left so abruptly. While there is definitely a happy ending, it felt a little forced to me. I wonder if more traditional romance readers who want a solid basis for their heroine and hero and all the trappings of Happily Ever After might feel the depth of the romance a little lacking here. If there had been another chapter or two in the middle, fleshing out their romance and coming back together that would have made the wrap up in the ending a lot more believable for me.
That said, for readers wanting a quick, smooth romance “on the go” this ticks many of my boxes. I enjoy the workplace romance style of story. Carlin and Thatcher are modern and interesting people and the sexy scene between them is smoking hot and very satisfying. As a reader I felt I could really sympathize with Carlin and loved the spot of jealousy she exhibited without going over the top. I enjoyed this story and feel many readers should too. A quick, fun, lighthearted read.
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Why Sex is like Pizza – Happy International Pizza Day!!

Posted in Jean Maxwell on February 9, 2018 by thisisjean

February 9. It’s International Pizza Day. Who knew?

Whether you like it Hot & Ready, Stuffed Crust, Extra Cheese or Plain, who can say they don’t love pizza?

I can’t. And the same goes for sex.

As long as there’s been humans, there’s been sex. And as long as there continues to be humans, there will be a continued interest in sex. Guaranteed. This may be the reason I started writing romance novels, but not the only one.

In thinking about an article I read comparing sex to pizza, I am also reminded of other quips about sex I’ve heard over the years. One somewhat paraphrased from a nursery rhyme: “When sex is good, it’s very very good. But when it’s bad…it’s still pretty good.”

A little optimistic and generalized perhaps, (and probably written by a dude) but really I think it comes down to who you’re doing it with, much as a pizza probably tastes better if your eating it with someone you love…or at least appreciate!

Anyway, back to the comparison. The article I mentioned was really referencing the differences in perception between men and women. (What? Men and Women are different? What a shocking revelation!) What stuck with me, like cheese to pizza, was a little tip that I’d like to pass on. I hope it makes you chuckle and add some extra enjoyment to that next pizza you devour, just as it still does for me.

“Sex is like pizza. There’s a million different kinds, but it’s all pizza. And it’s all good.”

Happy Pizza Day!!

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They say don’t judge a book by its cover but I’m gonna need you to do just that!

Posted in Jean Maxwell on December 1, 2017 by thisisjean

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The Last Hallow’s Eve: An erotic paranormal romance, please vote for it for the Cover of the Month contest on AllAuthor.com!

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Today’s the day!

Posted in Jean Maxwell on July 25, 2017 by thisisjean

MFcontempHop on over to the To-Be-Read Pile Romance Book Reviews website until July 28 for fun and prizes! 3 CHANCES TO WIN each day–meet new romance authors and enter to win book bundles, gift cards and more! No purchase necessary!

indecent-proposal-cover-v2-final-2x3-200dpiToday’s the day! My book INDECENT PROPOSAL is part of the prize pack, so be sure to stop by at 1:00 pm Tuesday, July 25 to leave a comment and enter to win.  If you’re not feeling that lucky, leave your email HERE and I’ll pick an additional winner to receive a copy of Indecent Proposal!! Click on the cover at right for a “look inside.”

Here’s today’s awesome lineup; GOOD LUCK!

8am – Everything Changes by Melanie Hansen (M/M)

Prizes: Nate and the New Yorker by Ninestar Press, McFarland’s Farm by Cardeno C. Dark Captive anthology by James Cox and The Lure of Port by Ninestar Press.

1pm – The Misbehaved by Jessica Jayne (M/F)

Prizes: Amazon gift card, Lies in Wait by Donna Del Oro, Indecent Proposal by Jean Maxwell, Hott N Handy by Tammy Ambrose and Kilig by Jo Tannah