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Over Easy

(Love in Santa Lena #1)

4.23  ·  Rating details ·  388 ratings  ·  193 reviews
If it's easy, it's not worth it...After a tumultuous divorce, the last thing Harper wants--or needs--is a new man in her life. She's done with love and romance. When a smear of lipstick and a Pink Squirrel turn into a chance encounter that she'll never forget, everything changes.

Nothing worth having comes easy...Jack can't believe his luck. When the mysterious woman he's h
Kindle Edition, 284 pages
Published September 14th 2018 (first published September 6th 2018)
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Carol [Goodreads Addict]
Aug 13, 2018 rated it really liked it
Over Easy is book one in the Santa Lena Sizzles duet by Jessa York. This is Jessa’s debut as an author and what an entrance she is going to make with this duet.

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Harper was badly hurt by her good for nothing ex-husband. After the divorce, she wants nothing to do with men. She has two zany neighbors that keep her company and her work friends. Harper works at Brentford Organics, an organic produce supplier, and she loves her job. It’s been eighteen months since she split from her now ex and her frie
Oh my gawd, I absolutely loved, Loved, LOVED this book!

Harper is just coming off of an awful divorce from a man who treated her miserably. When she agrees to a night out with the girls the last thing she’s looking for is a man. But that’s exactly what she finds when she runs into Jack. A smear of lipstick, some fumbling awkwardness and a Pink Squirrel later she’s pulled into his sphere.


Jack has a lot of baggage and he’s not sharing what it is. He really doesn’t need to add a new relationship in
Oct 21, 2018 rated it really liked it
4.5 stars. This book was great. Very funny, great MCs and awesome secondary characters. But THAT ENDING!! I don’t know if there’s any coming back after that. Hmmm I’m happy the second book is out because I wouldn’t want to wait for the second book, that’s for sure.
1.5 DNF at 50%

I gave up when I found out this is a duet.

So, this is definitely one of the worst books I've read this year. The characters were absolutely awful and the plot wasn't much better. Let me make you a "Why not" list...

1. The characters are idiots. Not just one of them, but both. They talk like 10-year-olds and act like 16-year-old hormonal little teens.

2. They are way too fictional, even for a (fictional) book. I need to give up too much reality to actually try and read this.

3. Bad wr
Sentranced Jem
Aug 27, 2018 rated it really liked it
~ A Copy Of The Book Was Provided IN Exchange For An Honest Review~

IT’s hard to believe that This is a debut release by Jessa York

I admit it took a tad bit of patience at the beginning but once the ball got rolling, I was on board The OVER EASY train!

Without giving away the spoilers…
Harper (I love the name!) has had her heart broken by her ex-husband. Her level of trust in men is pretty low at the moment. There in comes Jack. Knight in shinning armour in a form of a sexy chef/restaurateur.

Candace Tidwell
Sep 23, 2018 rated it really liked it
What a refreshing and lovely book. Harper and Jack are breath of fresh air. Their chemistry is off the charts. Prepare yourself, and this is only semi spoiler I'm going to give you. Over Easy begins with a bang and ends with an explosion.
This is the first book I've read by Jessa York and I will confirm that I'm officially hooked. Her writing is original and fresh. The storyline flowed seamlessly. The slow build of Harper and Jack's relationship was intense and beautiful. Jessa also provides you
Michelle Claypot_Reads
Aug 18, 2018 rated it really liked it
Wow!!! What a debut book - really loved it. Harper and Jack's love story was a really fantastic read. Great dialogue, believable chemistry and just the right amount of sweet to have me churning through the pages. I have to say I also really enjoyed the supporting characters - they made for a well developed story that was really rich and fun to read. Definitely looking forward to book 2 in this duet & many more stories to come.

I received an arc of this book.
Kelly Green
Dec 26, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2018
Wow! This book was so packed with so many things! It totally kept me interested from the beginning! And with that cliffy.... Now I NEED the next book! Jack is one of those bbf you really just want to squeeze and slap all at the same time. And Harper is such a lovable, relatable heroine! She is absolutely someone I could see myself being friends with. Characters like that make it really easy to root for them! I totally recommend this book... Especially since the follow-up is already available.
Aug 18, 2018 rated it really liked it
Over Easy is the debut book of Jessa York and I must say that I really enjoyed it. I mean who doesn’t like a man that cooks for you all the time... swoon!!!
Jack is a chef, he is sexy, sweet and with lots of baggage. He’s restaurant comes first, and is not looking for any relationships. But once Harper is in the picture things begin to change.
Harper is divorced, she is not looking for anything butter friends really want her to move on and live life. When she decides to go out with her friends she
Oct 02, 2019 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
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Aug 19, 2018 rated it liked it
Omg I don’t know how to rate this book.

I started chapter two and read it in one sitting.

I did skim portions of it though, just a tad.

I despise cliffhangers with my whole being. If I had known it was one I wouldn’t have read it.

I really did enjoy this book. Like I want to give it five stars, but I also want to give it one star. So three it is.

If you are okay with cliffhangers this will probably be a 4.5/5 Star read for you.
Aug 14, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I am not as good at writing as I am reading however, I felt this book deserved a review so bear with me. 😊 What can I say about “Over Easy” by Jessa York without sounding like every other cookie cutter review out there? This book was the definition of a page turner and had me hooked for 3 hours straight (because I couldn’t fall asleep until finishing it). The ending left me wanting to cry and scream, heartbroken and scared, right along with the characters (If you didn’t know yet, this is a cliff ...more
Sep 10, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I wish you could all hear how loud I gasped at the ending of this book.
Holy mother of a cliffy.
Being shocked is a severe understatement to how I felt when I found out that this was Jessa York’s debut novel. She hit the nail on the head so strong, the hammer broke to pieces.
I absolutely loved everything about Over Easy. There is drama, a little mystery, some comedy, high quality swoon worthy moments, sexy steamy scenes, and so much more.
I could not love Harper and Jack more than I already did
Julie (Jewlsbookblog)
3:5 stars

After catching her husband in flangrante delicto (I’ve always wanted to use that description!), Harper retreats from everything and focuses on herself for a bit. However, with well meaning, nosy friends, she’s decided to reluctantly jump back into the dating pool with unexpected, yet steamy results!

Jack’s work life is scheduled to the second, probably because from the little tidbits mentioned, his personal life is going to h-e-double hockey sticks-in a hand basket. It isn’t the best ti
Sep 01, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I won this book as an ARC and I couldn’t be anymore happier that I did because otherwise I don’t think I would of found it. Even though this is a book I normally wouldn’t of picked I absolutely loved it. Contemporary romance isn’t usually at the top of my list but after this book I will forever be a fan of Jessa’s. I loved the story, the characters and the way it was wrote. The authors writing style made it relatable and easy to imagine in an everyday occurrence. I actually laughed out loud at s ...more
Aug 19, 2018 rated it it was amazing
A great debut book by Jessa York! This book has the recipe for a great romance- relatable characters, supportive relationships, suspense, chemistry, caring.....

Harper is just out of a bad marriage and not trusting! She meets Jack, who sweeps her off her feet. He’s attractive, caring, is an excellent chef, supportive of her. She falls and falls hard for him.

Harper is surrounded by funny, supportive friends and family who only want the best for her. She has an ex-husband who keeps stalking her. Ja
Auden Dar
Oct 03, 2018 rated it it was amazing
It's hard to believe this is Jessa York's debut! I honestly didn't know what to expect going in and what a wonderful surprise!

Harper and Jack's story was engaging, filled with humor and surprisingly, suspense. It's so rare to find a book that can have you laugh one second, and then have your jaw drop a second later.

The secondary characters are some I've ever read and hope that they'll get their own story after the second book. I'm usually never shocked when it comes to cliffhangers but holy smok
Jillian Clemente
Aug 23, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I loved this book!!!!!! Jessa York has written such amazing characters!!! I just adore Harper and Jack. They are so relatable and real. They both carry a ton of baggage but we don’t learn a lot about Jack’s. Harper has so many insecurities but with good reason. Jack shows her how to live and love again. This book is a duet and will leave you dying for book 2. It’s so worth it it though. I am anxiously waiting for the conclusion of Harper and Jack’s story.
Jul 07, 2018 rated it it was amazing
"Over Easy" (Santa Lena Sizzles #1) by Jessa York is a great read. I enjoyed Harper and Jack's story so far. This is a great debut from this new author. This story has drama, romance, passion, suspense, humor, entertaining characters, twists and turns, and more. I'm anxious to see what happens next! Highly recommend to all fans of romance, humor, and series.
Apr 22, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This romance novel by new author, Jessa York, not only provides love, humor and heat, but also thrills and suspense! It kept me hooked from the beginning with many plot elements (but not too many) and ended with a HUGE cliffhanger and me wanting more! I can’t wait for the next book!
Brandy Ellerhorst
Aug 25, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Loved the chemistry between them.
Aug 24, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: read2review
Over Easy is a great debut story by Jessa York. It's a great read containing romance, drama, humour, suspense and passion.

I enjoyed Harper and Jack's story so far. They both carry lots of previous relationship baggage but we don’t learn much about Jack’s until the very end (although it was pretty clear to me what it was!). Harper has so many insecurities but with good reason having found her cheating husband with her cousin. Jack slowly shows her how to live and love again even though he is just
Aug 21, 2018 rated it liked it
*I received an ARC in exchange for a fair and honest review.*

Jessa York's debut novel Over Easy is great! Harper is damaged emotionally after her ex, and Jack is hiding some things from the start.

Harper is very down on herself when her friends finally intervene and drag her out of the house to meet her next new man.

Jack makes comments from the beginning that seem to cement his manwhore status, but then acts in ways that contradict that.

Things that make me a little uneasy are Harper's constant ne
Peggy R
This is a new romance author to me and I was lucky enough to win an ARC of the first book in the Santa Lena Sizzles duet. I really enjoyed the book. It is a funny, sweet, sexy romance about second chance love. Jack and Harper are great couple, but both come with some baggage. In this first book, Harper's baggage is more apparent than Jack's, which is shrouded in a bit of mystery. Harper's friends and colleagues are terrific secondary characters some of whom also have a bit of mystery surrounding ...more
Aug 18, 2018 rated it really liked it
4.5 stars!

Wow!! What a debut story from Jessa York. I was instantly hooked and couldn't put it down. Throw together little bit of drama, humor, sizzling chemistry between Harper & Jack, excellent secondary characters....and you have one great read!

And that cliffhanger.....thank goodness part 2 releases soon, cause that definitely has left me wanting more! I highly recommend this story and can't wait for more from this author!!
Zilpha Owens
Sep 10, 2018 added it
Shelves: dnf
DNF at 50%. I tried really hard to get into this story but just couldn’t connect with the characters or the random plot twists.
Aug 31, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I want to start by saying I was blown away to learn that not only was Jessa York a new author but that Over Easy is her debut book. The book is very well written and has all the things I love about a good storyline: humor, romance, aghast and suspense. It also has terrific characters that are written in such a way that you feeling you know them and can feel their emotions. It also has one factor I truly hate which is that it ends in a Cliffie. However, I’ll give the author a pass on this as she ...more
Demetra | Demi Reads
Sep 02, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This is the author's first book and let me tell you that after this duet, she will be in your radar! For a debut book is actually really good! I liked both the writing and the story!!

Harper is in a bad place when she finds her husband cheating on her with her cousin. What's worse is that he has the audacity to ask her why she's home early. Man come on you were cheating on her and complain?! She gets rid of him thankfully but then she's becoming closed off. Her neighbours decide to cheer her up.
Amanda R
Sep 09, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arc, 2018
I won an ARC in a giveaway. Thank you to the author for sharing her words with us.

Harper has had a hell of a time the last couple of years. The man she thought she was going to spend the rest of her life with ended up being even more of a loser then she already thought he was. Now the divorce is final and she's content to live her life without love and men, she can't risk what's left of her heart. Meeting Jack though has her heart beating a different tune. She loves the way he makes her feel. He
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I absolutely LOVE this story, it gets five giant hearts from me! The writing, the story, the characters are all amazing. It’s thorough, with a great flow, a realistic timeline, it is a complete well-rounded story that made me feel so many emotions. The chemistry between the characters is so hot, from page one the author had my attention and continued to pull me deeper. It’s funny and sexy and he's dreamy…..everybody should have “a Jack”.

Jack is a chef and restaurant owner who stole my heart fro
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