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Jonquils for Jax (The Rousseaus #1)

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Did you fall in love with The English Brothers? Were you hot for the Winslows?

Katy Regnery's Blueberry Lane series continues with The Rousseau siblings!

Jacqueline “Jax” Rousseau is vivacious, rich, smart and beautiful…but that doesn’t mean she’s lucky in love: she’s dated doctors, lawyers, actors and politicians who’ve all managed to end up disappointing her. In fact, she’
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Published August 5th 2016 by Katharine Gilliam Regnery
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Patty Belongs To Kellan~Jesse~Lautner~Miller~Garrett~Dean~Rafe~Liam~Prince Nicholas~Gianluca & Archer
*****FOUR STARS*****
{ARC Generously Provided by Author}

”I’m goin’ to fall for you, Duchess. Hard. Don’t know if it’s just for now or forever, but if it’s not okay with you, tell me now.”


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This story was sweet, sexy, and had just a dash of angst, making it a perfect summer read. The series revolves around several families that live in an affluent neighborhood in the suburbs surrounding Philadelphia. The first installment of The Rousseaus, centers around Jacqueline “JAX” Rousseau.


Jax has returne
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Deanna❤Pink Lady❤️
5 Duchess Stars
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Romance.......when I think of Katy Regnery, that word comes to mind. Sweet, touching, slight angst, slight drama, sexy.......a feel good, feel happy kind of read!!

Katy Regnery never brings perfect characters together. They are slightly flawed who together bring out the best in each other. Jacqueline "Jax" Rousseau is smart, beautiful, wealthy and hiding from her life that has gone crazy since winning an Oscar. Gardener Thibodeaux is handsome, has a secret and is hiding from a lif
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Tina
Sep 25, 2016 Tina marked it as dnf
Shelves: boring
Dnf

I am struggling with this one for quite some time.
It's just boring and I can't get into it. Maybe I will get back to it sometime in the future, but for now dnf.

Heroine was scowling so much in first few pages that I wonder how her face didn't get stuck like that.

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Vasiliki
Aug 01, 2016 Vasiliki rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc
4.5 stars

ARC kindly provided by RockStar Lit in exchange of an honest review.

This is the story of Jax and Gardener.

One more beautiful story by Ms. Regnery! The writing of Ms. Regnery is impossible not to reach your heart! I really loved the feelings in this story! I've laughed, cried and sighed with everything that took place! The plot was a bit predictable in certain moments but it wasn't disturbing.

Jax is a great heroine! She is decent and proud! She had issues in the past with her popularit
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EpicRomanceReviews
Aug 04, 2016 EpicRomanceReviews rated it it was amazing
"Mon coeur ne bat que pour toi.” My heart beats only for you.

Fate and destiny are timeless themes in Katy Regnery's beloved Blueberry Lane series, and such is certainly the case in JONQUILS FOR JAX, when a chance encounter in a moonlit garden changes the course of the hero and heroine’s lives in beautiful and profound ways!

When Hollywood movie producer heiress Jacqueline “Jax” Rousseau flees from a drunken wedding reveler on the night of her brother Etienne's nuptials, she suddenly finds herself
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Kate Phoenix
This didn’t work for me. But before I tell you why. I would like to say that I’m a huge Katy Regnery fan and that she knows how to write romance. If you take a look at all of the reviews on Goodreads and other media etc. you will see that the reviews have 4 or 5 stars. So I’m in the minority here.

Jacqueline “Jax” Rousseau is a rich girl from Philly she won an Oscar for her film The Philly Story but now her life has changed with the Paparazzi. She flies back home from LA and hides from the world
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The Book Disciple (Samantha)
Aug 05, 2016 The Book Disciple (Samantha) rated it really liked it
Link to full review below! Regnery is a go to author when you want a good contemporary romance. Jonquils for Jax fits the bill! This review was originally posted on The Book Disciple
Lucy
Aug 05, 2016 Lucy rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I love reading Katy Regnery's books. Every time I turn the last page, I feel a sense of contentment and hope that I think is often missing from romance writing today. So many authors strive to put you through the emotional wringer. Shock you, hurt you, gut you before putting you back together. I love those stories too, but when I need soothing and swooning, I reach for Katy's books because she knows how to set your pulse racing without making you feel like you want throw your kindle.

Jax Roussea
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Shannon Youngblood
Jun 14, 2016 Shannon Youngblood rated it it was amazing
Shelves: blog-books, romcom
**4.5 Gardner the gardner Stars**

Although slightly slow to start, this book had me in TEARS, and I loved EVERY. SINGLE. SECOND. OF. IT!!!! Oh man, where do I even start?

Jax, daughter of wealthy parents is hiding out in her childhood retreat. After producing a Oscar Winning movie, she’s now being stalked by the media, and she can’t stand it anymore. Gard, the sexy half blind gardener who had to retire early, stumbles upon her, and the chemistry is instant. But can they both see past their own fea
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Desiree •°°•.UnboundBookReviews•°°•
This book was just what I needed and I hadn't even realized it until I finished that final page. This book left my heart full to bursting with so much love and I was stricken with a massive case of the swoons! I had all of those wonderful, warm, fuzzy feelings throughout this entire book.

First of all, I'm amazed at just how versatile Katy is with her books. She can rip my heart out one second and then instantly soothe it with beautiful and heartwarming stories like Jonquils for Jax.

Secondly, t
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Becca
Jul 18, 2016 Becca rated it it was amazing
Shelves: series-junkie
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I think I've just found the perfect summer read.
Katy Regnery always brings something new in my life. And mark my words, because it was not my first novel from her. She has such a charismatic and significant style I'd know it from a million miles. She's matchless. I trust her with my life because I know she'll never ever disappoint.
This book was no different. I'm totally enchanted.

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To tell the truth, I just didn't want to finish it because I was not ready to say goodbye to this amazing story, t
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Maria Rose
Jonquils for Jax is the first story in the Rousseau series, part of the Blueberry Lane set of stories that features wealthy families who live on, you guessed it, Blueberry Lane. We’ve had some brief introductions to the Rousseau family in the past, including the linking story Kiss Me Kate which was the romance between Kate English and Etienne Rousseau, and was a definitely favorite for me. I’ve read all the stories to date since the first one published by the author, Breaking up with Barrett, th ...more
Selma
Feb 10, 2016 Selma rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arcs
I've loved all of the English Brothers and Winslows books dearly and was eagerly awaiting for the series to continue with the Rousseau siblings. Jonquils for Jax was another beautiful and touching Blueberry Lane story. It's indeed the perfect summer read! It will make you laugh, swoon and even shed a few tears. In the end you will be left with a huge smile on your face and your heart full of happiness. I'm craving books like this one that allow me to escape the grim reality of everyday life for ...more
Sejla
Jun 11, 2016 Sejla rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arc
5 stars

As a huge fan of Katy Regnery's Blueberry Lane series I was excited beyond words  for Jonquils for Jax (The Rousseaus #1). As soon as it hit my kindle I started to read it and couldn't put it down until I've reached the end. I was swooning throughout the whole book and was once again reminded why I adore this author. Katy knows how to write a beautiful love story that will touch you deeply and never let you go. I loved all the French words and phrases in this book and every time I came ac
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Lisa
Jul 23, 2016 Lisa rated it it was amazing
Katy Regnery’s newest family in her beloved Blueberry Lane series will cast a magical spell among lovers of contemporary romance. Each family in the series has had a different feel for me, but the mood for “Jonquils For Jax” can only be described as “MAGICAL.”

Even though our introduction of Gard shows him as a strong protector, his personal challenges in particular, were completely endearing to me. While he is no less the alpha hero that I’ve come to appreciate in this series, there’s a gentilit
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Give Me Books
Aug 03, 2016 Give Me Books rated it it was amazing
There are few things I love more than falling into a Katy Regnery book. There are some things that are guaranteed, every time—sweetness, beautiful storytelling, stunning imagery, and fathomless romance.

It sounds like I’m exaggerating right?

I don’t really think that I am. I feel like these things are consistently true in Ms. Regnery’s work, and Jonquils for Jax falls right in line.

It’s the careful, beautiful, sensual word selection—the way she describes a kiss is powerful enough to steal my br
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Marie- Naughty Moms' Story Time
I think I just set the world record for sighing and swooning. Oh my! This is one of the sweetest stories I've read this year. That's what I love about Katy Regnery's work. The romance is so dreamy and epic, and she just increases that bar with each new story she shared with readers.

Jacqueline Rousseau and Gardner Thibodeaux are just the cutest, sweetest and sexiest characters. I loved their instant connection. Shoot I was instantly in lust with Gardner, myself. The amount of angst was off the ch
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Melissa Molloy
Jul 26, 2016 Melissa Molloy rated it it was amazing
when one becomes a fan of an artist, there is a certain anxiety that comes with any new creation.. whether it be art, writing or drawing... I have been a huge fan of Katy Regnery for quite a while and I certainly call her an artist of story telling.. Her Blueberry Lane series has continued to give us, the reader an exciting reader experience. Jonquils for Jax her latest instalment is another massive 5 star hit with me and I have to say when I read the last line between Jax and Gard, I wanted mor ...more
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*I received an ARC from Rock Star PR in exchange for an honest review*

Thank you so very much Rock Star PR for sending me a copy of Jonquils for Jax!!! I am honored and grateful!! :)



5 Beautiful and Heartwarming Stars!!



This was my second time reading Ms.Regnery's work and if it's possible I loved this one even more than I did the first one! Jonquils for Jax was a beautiful read of how two people from different walks of life meet unexpectedly in the night and differences aside they can't deny the
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Books and Boys Book Blog
Jul 28, 2016 Books and Boys Book Blog rated it it was amazing
****Arc provided by author for a honest review****


I feel the need to ask you if you have read a book by Katy Regnery? If the answer is yes. You are in for a new summer favorite. A bestseller. If your answer is no. You have to read her work. I'm ecstatic to introduce you to her. Katy Regnery is a goddess with words. She is phenomenal with words. Every book of hers makes their way from my TBR list to my phone. You can never go wrong in reading a book from Katy Regnery. From her rendition of fairyt
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Kim
Dec 09, 2015 Kim rated it really liked it
Shelves: 4-5-stars
4.5 stars

A midnight interlude creates a budding attraction between two very different people. Jacqueline “Jax” Rousseau is the multi-millionaire Princess who has carved out a career in her own right, but it comes with public interest and a lack of privacy.

Gardener Thibodeaux is working as a gardener on a neighboring estate. He is starting over with some challenges that he does not like to advertise.

They are both a little lost after changes in their lives and hiding out on Blueberry Lane, but the
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Jaime ~ Fiction Fangirls Book Review
4.5
Katy Regnery writes two kinds of books. The first being her angsty, emotional, heart-breaking Fairytales that will tear your heart to pieces and then slowly and carefully put it back together again. The second being her palette cleansing romances that are perfect for picking up between those other angsty, heartbreaking stories. The Blueberry Lane series books are the perfect series to read to make your face, and heart, smile.

Jonquils for Jax is another great addition to this series and was t
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Rachel
Jul 31, 2016 Rachel rated it really liked it
4.5 stars

Jacqueline “Jax” Rousseau is hiding out at her family’s estate after the loss of her privacy in L.A. She loves Le Chateau and the time to relax and reassess her career options.

When she bumps into the new gardener next door, the sparks fly despite their different appearances. After a change in career, Gardener Thibodeaux is adjusting to changes in his life he hadn’t expected and wants to keep hidden.

This was a sweet & sexy story from start to finish. The tension builds between Jax a
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Jenny - Book Sojourner
Jul 26, 2016 Jenny - Book Sojourner rated it really liked it
Shelves: e-arc, read-in-2016
Jax and Gard's story was just the sweet romance I was hoping for. It was only natural for me to fall in love with this couple. One of the things I admire about Katy Regnery's writing is the incredible characters she creates and portrays. Jax and Gard are no exception.

Jacqueline "Jax" Rousseau and Gardener "Gard" Lenox unexpectedly meet in the moonlight, of all things. Both are searching for their place in life. Both had lives that seemed clear-cut for their futures, and yet here they are, each a
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Maree
Sep 10, 2016 Maree rated it it was amazing

Love for the Taking

I was thoroughly pleased and totally thrilled to read and enjoy this amazing book, Jonquils for Jax. This is the first book from the new brilliant series, Rousseau. Written by one of my ultimately favourite author, Katy Regnery. Another most sweet tender loving romance for us all to completely fall in love again.

Now, you're thinking of the name Jax was male, no. In fact that's Jacqueline Rousseau. Whilst poor Jax was intending to escape the angst of attending her older brother
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Becky
Aug 05, 2016 Becky rated it it was amazing
This series is such a wonderful series I totally fell in love with these characters right away Katy just has such a magic way of doing that for her readers once you start one of her books you can't put it down ever
This is the beautiful love story of Jax and Gardener first becoming friends Jax has moved home to get out of the spotlight of Hollywood and every time he called her duchess melts my heart and then slowly falling deeply in love even though they both come from different aspects of life t
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Susan (susayq ~)
Ahhh I loved this. A rich girl with insecurity issues and an ex-cop who is now a part time gardener fall in love. But is the gardener, who's name is Gardener, all that he shows the world? ( Like Jax, I had to laugh at Gard's parents ideas for names for their children LOL). Gard showed Jax how to take the pieces of her life that she liked and to make something for herself with them. And what Gard did at the end? Perfect!

I am DYING to read Mad's story! She's got something going on and she isn't fe
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Nicole
Nov 08, 2015 Nicole rated it it was amazing
What's between us?? Nothing.. Run for it..
And trust me you're going to want to run and get this book.
I always gauge my books in the emotion it brings out in me. And boy did I connect to this book.. On so many levels.
I fell in love with Gard. His vulnerability is palpable. His strength and his emotion is just as much. I love how Jax is with Gard. I love how they interact.
There is an emotional connection you feel right away. At least I did. The funny banter between them brings the laughter jus
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Logan Hr
Nov 08, 2015 Logan Hr rated it it was amazing
As usual Miss Regnery gives a heartfelt story that leaves us craving for more! Jax and Garderner were not the exception! from the beginning the banter was exceptional and had me hooked from the start! not to mention that the use of the French Language gave it a sexy tone throughout the entire book! This book had me on the edge of losing my man card thanks to all the tears and swoony moments as I read! Definitely worth the read!!
Kahea
***4.5 ‘Don’t ever look away’ stars***

Talk about dopey smile swoon worthy goodness *le sigh...chuckles*

I swear that every time I pick up a Katy Regnery book that happens, it never fails. Ms. Regnery knows how to write characters that, no matter what their exterior may be, you end up loving and rooting for and gives you a story that has the perfect mix of humor, drama, sweetness and sexyness that keeps you turning the page to find out what will happen next and Jonquils for Jax has all of that and
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