Sunday, July 19, 2015

Release Week + Review + Giveaway: Gypsy Love (Gypsy Beach Series #2) by Jillian Neal

Title: Gypsy Love
Series: Gypsy Beach Series #2
Author: Jillian Neal
Genre: Romance.
Publish Date: July 14, 2015
Review Source: eARC

Arley Copeland vows never to trust anyone, much less a man, ever again. After her fledging career as a romance writer grinds to a halt and her ex blabs to the press about her preferences in bed, she heads to Gypsy Beach desperate to regain some anonymity and maybe figure out what to do next.

Divorce attorney John Rowan has been in on the explosive end of more marriages than he can count. Love never lasts. Of that he’s certain. Sick of barely existing inside the concrete jungle of Atlanta with the endless traffic and endless noise he heads towards a two-week reprieve in Gypsy Beach, North Carolina.

From the moment he lays eyes on Arley Copeland, John is determined to prove that not every guy on the planet is out to hurt her, and maybe teach her a thing or two about herself in his bed and out. With every sinfully sweet caress, they’re falling more and more in love. Their pasts may be fading away, but will John ever be prepared to risk it all on a lifetime love when he doesn’t believe such a thing could ever exist?
**3.5 Bars**
I tried so hard to really like this book as I absolutely loved Gypsy Beach. For whatever reason, be it an off week for reading for me, or whatever, I couldn't like this book as much as I did the first one. While Ryan, and Sienna made a small appearance in this novel, I feel like I was hoping for an extension of their love story that just absolutely left me breathless, and wanting more. Gypsy Love was about John - who we saw in the first book - and Arley, who escapes to Gypsy Beach after a bad relationship.

The characters were well written. I did enjoy them - for the most part. John seemed to overuse several phrases that just got to the point of annoying. Arley was timid, which in all reality she has the right to be. After a bad relationship that sends her to the magical shores of Gypsy Beach. Here, she hopes that she gets touched by the Gypsy magic that is rumored to be on these shores. Her and John seem to hit it off right away, and John does his best to make Arley fall in love with him. Or, is it the other way around?

Overall, the writing was great. There were no spelling, or grammar errors, and Jillian Neal really does a wonderful job bringing her characters to life. I loved Gypsy Beach - the first book in the series - and I think there was a part of me just hoping it was the second part of Ryan, and Sienna's story. Other than that, I just don't think it was the book for me this week. I do plan on rereading it in the near future, and will update my review upon doing so.

Gypsy Beach #1

Single father, Ryan McNamara, returns to the only place he'd ever been happy, Gypsy Beach. This time he's divorced, broken, but determined to make something of his life. 

Sienna Cooper is determined to forget Ryan, the last decade, and all of the hurt he'd left her with. She's got enough spunk and Gypsy fire in her soul to make this work. She's going to run her grandmother's inn and make it a success. But when a chance encounter throws them back together, the passions ignite and the past doesn't feel so far out of reach. 

Can they rekindle the love they'd once had? Can he convince her that he never intends to walk away again? Will a potent dose of unending lust, a lifetime of love, and enough hot-blooded Gypsy spirit be enough to save them both?

Jillian Neal is a Romance author that manages to blend her imagination, Southern sass, and loving heart in every novel she pens. She showed her talent for weaving intricate plot lines and showcasing dynamic characters in her seven-book, urban fantasy, series, The Gifted Realm. Her skillset continues to shine in her contemporary series, Gypsy Beach, which will leave you with a longing to pack your bags and move to a tiny beach town full of bohemian charm.

She lives outside of Atlanta with her husband and their children.


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