Monday, July 22, 2013

Review: Taming Johnny by Kaylie Newell

Taming Johnny
 Kaylie Newell

He's got the temperament of a lion, and she's just the one to tame him.
Police records clerk Emma Beaumont has always played it safe, never taking many risks. Quiet, shy, and a little overweight, she's convinced herself that she's comfortable with the way her life is. That is until she lays eyes on incredibly sexy Lieutenant Johnny Street. But she's never met anyone with such a terrible attitude. He's a jerk. Everyone thinks so.
Little by little, Emma is forced to uncover a stronger, spunkier part of herself, one that isn't afraid to stand up to him. As she gets to know him, she starts seeing glimpses of a very different man. A man who has known great heartache, and as it turns out, has good reason for embracing such bitterness. Behind his sharp tongue and harsh demeanor, lies a young man who's desperately afraid of losing what's left of himself.
As Emma's intense desire for Johnny turns to love, she will have to ask herself how far she'll go to chip away at his frosty heart. And at what cost.

Content Warning: contains sensual sex and strong language

My Review:

Well, it's official, I love Johnny !!  I've always had a thing for the strong silent type, the kind that looks so confident on the outside but inside has a heart of gold and a bruised soul.  He keeps his secrets and pain locked inside but appears the ever brooding alpha male on the surface.  Then of course there's the fact that he's a cop....just does it for me :)

I also really took a liking to Emma.  She's so quiet and shy but has a secret beauty about her.  She's the total opposite of the gruff hero but that's exactly what makes them perfect for each other !

Everyday events and real-life personal struggles add depth to this 100+ page novella, which is the ideally perfect length to read in one sitting, definitely my favorite!  I can't wait to add more by this fantastic author to my TBR pile.  

I recommend you run out and get this one right away !!  Kudos to you Ms. Newell!!


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Author Info
For Kaylie Newell, storytelling is in the blood.  Growing up the daughter of two gifted writers, she knew eventually she’d want to follow in their footsteps.  While she’s written short stories her whole life, it wasn’t until after her kids were born that she decided to shoot for the moon and write her first romance novel.  She hasn’t looked back since!
Kaylie lives in Southern Oregon with her husband, two little girls, two indifferent cats and a Chihuahua named Pedro.

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  1. Thank you so much for having me today :)

  2. The blurb for this book interested me so much that it's on my To Buy list for payday. It can't come fast enough! Thanks for the giveaway!