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Proper Irish (Jaded Lily #1)

4.25  ·  Rating details ·  250 ratings  ·  125 reviews
Stella Rosencourt is the premier event coordinator of Savannah’s elite. With her biggest event of the year ahead - the Mayor's St. Patrick's Day ball - she has little time for distractions. But the mysterious Padraig MacNamara and his lush Irish accent are definitely proving to be a distraction.

Padraig MacNamara is an inked enigma. A man of few words who crashes in the b
Kindle Edition, 224 pages
Published March 1st 2017 by Amazon Digital Services
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edge of bubble
Jul 05, 2017 rated it did not like it
Shelves: contemporary, 2017, dnf
dnf @ 28%

bad writing, what the fuck are you even thinking characters.
Feb 04, 2018 rated it liked it
3 Stars Ehhhhhh so-so read

Another read that left me feeling very underwhelmed. I wasn't impressed, I felt the writing and the storyline was "immature". I do have the second book in this series and will give this author another shot though!
Mar 18, 2018 marked it as to-read
Shelves: freebie
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Megan Green
Jan 13, 2017 added it
Shelves: read-2017
Loved this book! I'm usually not a huge novella fan because I feel like I need more from the story and characters. And though I WANT more of these characters and hope we see them in future books, everything about this novella just worked. I never felt like things were skimmed over. I loved every page! ...more
Michelle Austin
Jul 11, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Proper Irish was a great 5 star read and book one in the Jaded Lily series.
This is my first read from this author, I was pulled right in.

Stella is an event planner, she is getting ready for a big event for the mayor. When she falls in front of Padraig and he fails to help her, she is determined to find out why he treats her so badly. When she learns the truth, things change for her. It took me a bit to like Padraig, but eventually he pulled me in.

Can these two have a HEA?

Overall this enemies to
Bobbi Wagner
Jan 20, 2018 rated it really liked it
Proper Irish (Jaded Lily Book 1) by Zeia Jameson is the first book in her Jaded Lily series. This is not my first book by this author and I enjoyed it as much as the others I have read of hers. Her writing style is such that she will pull you into the story right from the beginning. I enjoy her attention to details that made me feel as if I was right there with the characters. I enjoyed getting to know the town this story is based out of. The characters are both connectable and lovable. They too ...more
Jan 28, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This was a fun read for me! Centered around a Saint Patrick’s Day event and the girl who’s planning the whole thing, this book just made me smile. It was a good balance of lighthearted and serious. There were obstacles along the way, but a happy ever after finished it off.

Padraig takes some warming up to. He’s got an Irish temper and also comes off kinda jerkish at first! But Stella is no wilting flower, and sure can deliver the sass right back to him. Their back and forth in the beginning was h
Sara Oxton
Feb 13, 2018 rated it really liked it
Proper Irish by Zeia Jameson a four-star read that will turn you proper. This is the first book in the Jaded Lily series and it’s a promising start to the series, Stella Rosencourt was a character you could get behind she was a strong woman who is good as what she does, she has a plan for her life and she knows what she wants with her life. Nothing and no-one will stop her, especially not someone like Padraig MacNamara who was someone I took a while to warm to, even if he is hotter than hell.
Feb 05, 2018 rated it it was amazing
5 Stars

Proper Irish is the first book in the Jaded Lily Series by Zeia Jameson. This is a fantastic way to start a new series. The story is really captivating, there was no way I was going to put this book down till I had read every single word. I flew through it in an evening. It is a superb enemy to lover romance. This is my second book from Ms. Jameson, the first being Sawyer and Fin- which I loved too. So when I saw this book show up on my feed, I knew I had to read it, and I am so glad that
Feb 09, 2018 rated it really liked it
A quick story that was romantic, not overly descriptive during sexy time, and light in the angst.

Padraig and Stella are both independent, career driven people. They are both artistic in their own way and each has a way with people. Padraig gives a very rough and stern first impression and Stella is bound and determined to set him in his place.

This story centers around a specific social event that Stella is planning and there is a particular paragraph that I've highlighted for the sole reason of
Anna Hirsch
Feb 07, 2018 rated it really liked it
Proper Irish by Zeia Jameson
4 Stars

This is my first book that I have read from this author. The writing is decent and the plot was alright. It is a light read. This book is like the perfect t.v. Christmas movie. There is not too much drama and it is a cute love story where everything ends the way it’s supposed to.

I wasn’t sure what to make of Padraig in the beginning. He was really rough and mean. As the story progresses, it explains why he is like that. He grew on me and by the end I liked
Mar 06, 2021 rated it really liked it
I have mixed feelings on this one. All along I was rating it a 3* in my head but I loved the last two chapters. There were several eye roll moments and a few things that grated on me. Nothing wrong with story. For being a novella or shorter book it seemed to hold a full story which is a positive to me.
Heather Bass
Jul 19, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This is the first book I have read from this author and now she has a new fan. I love a good enemy to lovers story but this talented author exceeded my expectations. This is the first book in the Jaded Lily series. I could not put this book down for anything. These characters drew me in right from the beginning. It only took me a few hours to devour this amazing book.

Stella is a well known event planner. She loves her job so much that is all she thinks about. Stella has to plan a party that can
Kim Shofner
Feb 15, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Do you ever finish a book and just feel complete? That's how I feel right now. This love story was so good it made my reality better. Stella works hard at her job even when her boss and her client is against her. Padraig starts off as someone I didn't like at all. He's very abrasive. But we learn why and we love him for it. The relationship and work dynamic in this book was just awesome. I loved how this book was written. It's very believable and just beautifully put together. I'm so ready to st ...more
Feb 26, 2017 rated it really liked it
***4.5 Stars***

Stella Rosencourt is an event planner in Savannah. She is strong, independent, but most of all she's kind and considerate. She works with the wealthy people of Savannah, and even though they can be total dicks to her, she doesn't let it get to her. So when she is tasked to help plan the second St. Patrick's Day party for the mayor's uptight and snooty wife, she does everything that is asked of her. Even if it's all ridiculous. That is until someone shows her what true Irish tradit
Feb 13, 2017 rated it really liked it
Read and reviewed on behalf of I am a Book Hoarder

This was my first Zeia Jameson’s books I’ve ever read, but it will not be my last!

The first thing that drew me into this story was the cover – holy moly, it’s a great cover! The model is seriously the perfect representation of Zeia’s main character, Padraig. The second thing that drew me in was the fact that the entire story took place in Savannah, GA! I love the South, especially Savannah and when I found out that Zeia was a resident of Georgia
Feb 28, 2017 rated it really liked it
A foul mouthed Irishman and the girl who hates least she thinks she does...she wants too.
Event planner Stella Rosencourt is used to dealing with jerks, her job requires her to tolerate it virtually on a daily basis when working with Savannah's elite and their need for perfection.
Padraig MacNamara is a rude man. He ignores her need for help leaving her on the ground and walks into the tattoo shop.
He despises snooty people and seeing her on her ass in the street makes him happy.

Stella wo
Mar 05, 2017 rated it really liked it
I will start by saying that being Irish automatically draws me in. This was a cute story that brought some real Irish knowledge to to forefront. I enjoyed watching them maneuver through the landmines of miscommunication to come out on the other end.
K. Street
Mar 01, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: new-to-me-author
This story is set in Savannah and exudes charm. I have been to Savannah many times, it's a city I love and Ms. Jameson was spot on with her descriptions. I adored Stella. She was classy and sassy. In the beginning Padraig seems like a giant ass, the chip on his shoulder is bigger than the fountain in Forsyth Park. As the story progresses you fall in love with the characters and the quaintness of Savannah. I love how the city and characters come to life. ...more
Kristin  Reads
Feb 22, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This book was SOOO good. In this book you get an incredible cast of characters. I feel in love with more than just the main ones. They were written with charm, personality and you could not help falling in love with their story.

Stella is this smart, beautiful, charming lead. I loved how she was kind, but not a push over. I loved how strong she was. I enjoyed a great strong female lead. I kind of wanted to be her. Padraig.. He took a little to get use to. He started a little harsh, a little rude
Kimberly Garner
Feb 11, 2017 rated it really liked it
Okay, new author for me. I will read more from this author I can tell you that much. Anyone that knows my reviews knows I am honest and this book was an ARC provided from the author for an honest review. Padraig is a hero it take some warming up to. He was very harsh at the beginning of the book, almost a total asshole, but the author did a really good job of explaining his attitude. I don't like rehashing the plot or giving anything away.
Stella...Stella, Stella, Stella. I just love her. She was
Jan 30, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I’ve never been to Savanah. Actually, being that I’m not American, I honestly had no idea where Savanah was. After reading Proper Irish, however, I not only got a little lesson on geography, I also learned quite a bit about the Irish heritage still celebrated there.
That’s not what this beautiful story is about, though, but it does unfold while being surrounded by this distinctly rich culture, which is perfectly depicted by the author, by the way.
Padraig and Stella’s story was fun to read. A ha
Laura Quinn
Feb 20, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Proper Irish is the first book in the Jaded Lily Series by Zeia Jameson. This is a fantastic way to start a new series. The story is really captivating, there was no way I was going to put this book down till I had read every single word. I flew through it in an evening. It is a superb enemy to lover romance. Proper Irish –I saw the title I just knew that I had to read it. As I am from Ireland, I could feel frustrated of the previous St Patrick’s Days celebration when it didn’t have the traditio ...more
Feb 10, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Proper Irish ~ A Jaded Lily Novella by Zeia Jameson is a contemporary romance novella. It is the story of a young woman named Stella, who is a party/event planner in Savannah, Georgia, where she's worked for several years for her boss, Rachel. Stella has been so busy this past year and a half that Rachel finally hired an assistant for Stella because she was on the verge of quitting, and her assistant's name is Kerry. When the story begins, Kerry and Stella are busy planning numerous parties, the ...more
Dawn Daughenbaugh
Feb 04, 2018 rated it it was amazing
5 Star

Proper Irish (Jaded Lily Book 1) by Zeia Jameson




Proper Irish  ( Jaded Lily book 1 ) by Zeia Jameson is the first book in her Jaded Lily series.I loved this book and the main Characters killed me ,I had a hard time putting it down once I started reading. I was instantly hooked. This isn't my first book by this author and most certainly not my last.Get ready for a bit of an emotional roller-coaster ride that is so freaking worth it. There's even a couple twists and turns that don't see c
Feb 05, 2018 rated it really liked it
Proper Irish ( Jaded Lily Book #1)
By: Zeia Jameson
4 out of 5 stars

Proper Irish by Zeia Jameson was a new author for me. I’m so glad I read this book. I loved the cover of the book but the storyline that Zeia has written is awesome. A fun and exciting book that is beautiful story of love and learning to be open to difference. Filled with back and forth banter, characters that developed and easy to relate to and an engaging story that pulls you in from the beginning and holds you through out.
Feb 14, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Proper Irish (Jaded Lily Book 1) by Zeia Jameson

5 Stars

This is my 2nd book by this author and I loved this one as much as I did the first. I think what I loved about this book the most is that there was no hidden hurtful pasts or bad relationships that caused these two to guard their hearts leaving the road wide open for these two to get to know each other….Although that will be hard to do when it seems they totally despise each other.

This was such a fun read, I read it in one sitting and comple
Feb 13, 2018 rated it really liked it
Proper Irish by Zeia Jameson is the first book in the Jaded Lily series. As the beginning of a series it hit all the things I look for in a first book. The characters were engaging, the story flowed really well and the secondary characters were interesting and I am hoping to hear about them in the next books. It really drew me in from the beginning and kept my interest until the end.
Stella Rosencourt is an event planner who is working on the Mayor’s St. Patrick’s Day party. Making her job harder
Feb 20, 2018 rated it really liked it
Proper Irish
By Zeia Jameson
4 Stars

Proper Irish is the first book by thus author that I have read, and I really enjoyed it. The authors writing style kept me interested and I was looking forward to seeing where the author would take the story next. There is some romance and a little bit of angst that make things interesting.
This story is about a woman named Stella. She is so fun, and she is one of those characters you just cant help but love and want to be friends with. She is an event planner wh
Karyn Taylor
Jul 17, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Proper Irish is the fantastic first book in the Jaded Lily series by Zeia Jameson. I had not previously read any of this authors work and I have to hand it to her, I absolutely loved this book. If this first book in the series is anything to go by then this series is going to be right up there among my favourites.
The story centres around Stella Rosencourt who as an events planner is planning a St Patrick’s Day event for the local mayor who originates from Ireland. Unfortunately the mayor’s wife
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