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Monday, February 15, 2016

HEA Book Tours PR Presents: Saving Steele by Anne Jolin; #BlogTour, #Giveaway, & #Review

Rock Falls Series #5
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Rating:  5 Stars
Told in the first person.

Disclosure of Material Connection:  I received this book for review from HEA Book Tours and the author.  I was not compensated nor was I required to write a positive review.  The opinions I have expressed are my own.  I am posting this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255:  "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising".

What happens when circumstances of life threaten the one thing both Jackson and Kennedy love? Saving Steele from himself may prove to be too much for Cross to bear.

The 5th installment, SAVING STEELE, is now available for purchase!


Kennedy Cross had her heart broken early in life. It wasn't someone or something who betrayed her—it was her own body. Despite it being all she’s ever wanted, Kennedy will never know what it feels like to feel her baby’s feet kick from the inside out. Having been pronounced infertile at only eighteen, she redirected her life the best way she could. 

Eight years and a degree later, Kennedy is one of the most well-loved first-grade teachers at Rock Falls Elementary School. It doesn’t matter that her college boyfriend left her because he wanted children of his own. She has twenty-two of the most gorgeous six-year-olds who adore her and she wouldn’t have it any other way.

Jackson Steele deals only in extremes. He falls victim to manic episodes lasting for days, sometimes weeks at a time, sending him reeling from volatile highs to devastating lows. It’s a living hell just being inside his own mind, and that hell has taken everything he’s ever loved away from him. But what if, this time, it gives him something? An untimely gift from God and a brunette with legs eight miles long will bring him the most unforeseen joy but also his most challenging of tests.

What happens when circumstances of life threaten the one thing both Jackson and Kennedy love? Saving Steele from himself may prove to be too much for Cross to bear.



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My Thoughts:

Jackson Steele gets the shock of his life.  And that surprise will steal the scene as well as your heart.  Keeping tissue handy is strongly suggested.  It was interesting to see how accepting Ryker is of the changes his life has taken.

Kennedy Cross has gone through the date from hell.  But it’s that date and the following circumstances that lead her to Jackson.  The author has a great way of lightening a mood just by getting you to laugh.  But she also knows how to get the reader’s emotions involved where a tissue may be required.  Our main characters both have issues but those issues don’t stop either of them from getting involved in a relationship.  If you are going through what either of these two characters are, this story may give you hope that there’s someone out there for you.

You’ll see how young Kennedy is by the way she acts around Jackson.  She’s a young woman with not much experience in the men department.  Jackson is the polar opposite of Kennedy.  He knows who he is as a man and he’s definitely an alpha.  If you ever look up the definition of Dominant, you’ll find Jackson’s name there.  But that’s what makes him a good match for her.

The minute I met Ryker I was hooked.  I loved Kennedy and Jackson’s story but Ryker is just so cute and vulnerable that I wanted to know that by the end of the book he was going to be alright.  The only disappointment I had was that in my copy of the book the Playlist was at the end.  But the good news is that I can go back at any time and read the book again and have the Playlist playing in the background.  The beginning may seem a little confusing if you haven’t read any of the other books in the Rock Falls Series.  But after that, you will be fine because it could be considered a stand-alone.  If you find you want to know more about Jackson’s friends may be your incentive to go back and read the first four books.  The only thing I can’t tell you is when the next book will be coming out.


I’d totally become a yes girl where hot guy, dad to mini hot guy, Jackson Steele was concerned.  So that brings me to now, turning off my ignition and willing my body to move from the safety of my driver’s seat and up to his front door.

It’s okay though. I’ve come prepared. I’d written a list of things not to do when I arrived at the house on a yellow Post-it note.

1. Don’t hyperventilate
2. Don’t sweat
3. Don’t touch him
4. Don’t say the word “penis” or any of
its synonyms or any parts of the male anatomy in general
5. Don’t drool

Putting force behind the fist I’d raised to knock on the door I immediately begin to fall forward as the offending panel of wood swings inward and I face plant directly into a hard male chest. Rats! There goes rule number three and quickly too.

Mmm. But he sure smells nice.

“Easy, babe,” his voice is a deep manly chuckle, large hands settling on my waist.

I feel that “babe,” that chuckle and that contact in all the right places, even a tingle or two in some wrong ones if I’m being honest.

Considering I’m relatively close to the brink of insanity this morning, it isn’t all that surprising that in that second, instead of pulling away, I take the opportunity to tilt my head back and look at him, really look at him, for the second time since we’d met.

Big mistake.

Should have added a sixth rule. Don’t look at him either.




Anne Jolin -

Hey y’all,  I was born and raised in Ladner, a small farm town just
outside Vancouver, Canada. I grew up riding horses, shooting guns, and driving in trucks. 

I never expected to be an author. A massage therapist? Yes.
Take over the family construction company? Yes. But an author? No. Writing was something that snuck up on me and rooted itself into my life. It was beautiful to discover that love, and I’m truly grateful to say I’ve found my passion. 

Since I’ve always been a creative person, it feels amazing to harness all of that energy and use it to tell a story I love. I enjoy incorporating bits of my real life into the stories I write. What parts are true? Hah. I’ll never tell—what would be the fun in that? 

If I could leave y’all with one thing, it’s that life’s far too short to not live it out loud. Drown in your passions, hold on tight to the things that inspire you, and chase your dreams relentlessly. I can promise you without a doubt that you won’t regret it. I know I don’t. 

Mad love, 
Anne Jolin 

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