5+ stars for Jazz House by @donnavstone #romanticsuspense #jazz #bookreview #giveaway
Title: Jazz House
Author: D.V. Stone
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Jordan Vasilakis is on the run, living under an assumed name. After a disastrous marriage to a notorious Greek business tycoon, she flees to the States and starts rebuilding her life. But her ruthless husband is determined to destroy her…once he finds her.
Michael Machau is drawn to the new singer at Jazz House restaurant, but the guarded woman is harboring dangerous secrets. The dedicated police officer may have to risk more than just his heart to forge a connection with the woman he knows as Madeline Cielo, especially when he discovers she’s living a lie.
Worlds collide. Lies entangle. Survival, much less love, is in question. They must quickly distinguish friends from enemies or risk losing everything—including a future together.
A jazz singer on the run from her abusive husband finds a home at Jazz House and a love worth dying for. Jordan was a trapped canary, living in a loveless marriage to a ruthless Greek tycoon. She’s given a chance to escape and start a new life, so she grabs it and disappears into the night. She changes her name and applies at a new jazz club in America. She gets the job and instantly connects with the owners. She tells only small lies but it’s to protect them from her husband, if he’s still alive. At this point, she has no idea. When she meets handsome Michael, all her carefully laid plans evaporate. She’s drawn to him, yet she can’t trust him with her secrets. He’s a police officer and he’ll figure it out sooner or later. Just when she thinks she’s safe, her past barges in, vowing revenge. Can she protect the man she loves from death or has she put all she loves in jeopardy?
Jazz House is a riveting romantic suspense I couldn’t stop reading. Seriously, I started reading, thinking I’d only read a chapter or two, and wound up reading the whole thing. I connected with Jordan on so many levels. My heart went out to her so many times. She’s married to an abusive jerk and many times, I wanted to crush him for all the torment he caused her. Does he get his in the end? No spoilers here, so you’ll have to read this book to find out. The plot flows at a solid pace with equal time spent in the romance subplot and the suspense subplot. The writing is crisp, clean, and very immersive. You’ll get invested real quick so be ready. D.V. Stone named this series Impact and it’s clear to me why she chose that name. The hero/heroine had a strong impact on each other. I got emotional a few times while reading. Jazz House is a brilliant story, and these characters will stay with you long after you finish reading. Highly recommend!
My Rating: 5+ stars
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D. V. Stone is an award-winning, multi-genre, traditionally and independently published author. She writes books people want to read. Whether romance or fantasy, her stories are about the importance of friends and family. About overcoming obstacles while doing it with humor.
Around the Fire is a popular weekly blog where she introduces both established and new authors, giving an insider’s look into their lives and books and tidbits about her own life.
After retiring, she is now a full-time author and incorporates her life experiences into her books.
A former Emergency Medical Technician, she volunteered in both New Jersey and Pennsylvania. She worked as a professional EMT in a women’s state prison. She was the proprietor of a coffee shop and a small restaurant/ice cream stand in the years that followed. The years following were as a manager in an animal emergency hospital, while her last position was in a human medical office.
When not behind the wheel of 2Hoots—a 41-foot long 13.2 feet high 5th Wheel camper, she rambles around town in Northern New Jersey in a white Camaro. She also loves travel and history.
D.V. is wife to an amazing husband, mother to one son, and not your average grandma to three beautiful grands. A woman of faith, she believes and trusts in God.
“My greatest pleasures are spending time outside with friends and family, cooking over the open fire, sipping a glass of wine, and reading.”
Hali, her rescue dog, always reminds her to let readers know, “Woof, woof.” Which is loosely translated as support your local animal rescue.
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Reviewed by: Mrs. N