Sunday, July 20, 2014

Blog Tour: Under Contract by Jacquelyn Ayres

Book: Under Contract
Author: Jacquelyn Ayres
Genre: Erotic Romance/Erotic Humor
Charlotte McKendrick is your typical thirty-something stay-at-home mom. She has three beautiful children, a loving family, special friends, and the most wonderful, adoring husband. Her life is a dream. Er . . . let’s try this again. Charlotte McKendrick is not your typical thirty-something stay-at-home mom. Yes, she’s got three beautiful children, a loving family (all of them lingerers—you’ll see), and her friends are special, all right! As far as her wonderful, adoring husband, what a joke! That bastard abandoned her and the kids six months ago. Now, she will do anything she can to survive and provide for her children. Even if it means signing on the dotted line . . . Mitch Colton is the CEO of Colton Technologies. Most of his year is spent traveling around the world, bringing companies the latest innovations in automobile technology. He doesn’t have time for a traditional relationship and the BS that comes with it. He doesn’t do the “marriage” thing, the “kid” thing, and he certainly doesn’t do the “falling in love” thing. All that said, he still wants someone to come home to. Someone who will offer everything he wants, and nothing he doesn’t. He realizes loyalty paired with these kinds of demands won’t come cheap. No problem. What he doesn’t realize is that once Charlotte McKendrick signs that dotted line, he’ll be paying with a lot more than money.


Most authors can not happily mix humor and heartfel drama in their stories, something is always missing and it leaves the reader wanting more.  I’m happy to report that Jacquelyn Ayres is is NOT one of them. What she’s created with Under Contract is a very happy marriage between a laugh out loud funny story and a background history that is guaranteed to make you teary eyed.

When the story started and I read the first page I thought, here we go again, same old same old. But I was wrong again. And then I laugh…

“Good luck? You don’t think I’ll be able to make you come?” he arches his brows. “Probably not, but since you’re paying me so well, I’ll make sure to fake in a believable manner.”  Charlotte to Mitch

Charlotte and Mitch meet under somewhat ‘forced’ circumstances. She’s trying to get out of the hole where her husband left her and her kids, after abandoning them six months ago, trying to save their house, trying to survive. Mitch is wealthy, tired of one night stands and looking for something somewhat permanent without the ties. He wants someone to come home to, so he offers Charlotte a deal she can’t refuse, a deal that will have him re-evaluating the person he was, the person he is and the man he wants to be.
Things happen fast for these two, Speedy Gonzalez fast, but from the beginning you realize that these two are meant to be. Their chemistry is incredibly sensual and sweet all in one. The way their relationship moves is full of understanding, respect and care for each other.  The reader will love their banter and Charlotte and Mitch complemented each other every step of throughout their relationship. The secondary characters will have you wishing they were part of your family. I loved her dad “Happy” he was one of the sweetest characters I’ve ever read, as well as one of the wisest. And let’s talk about Charlotte’s sister, Cici, the woman is insane and so hilarious, I want a sister like her on my next life! Here's one of my favorite quotes from the book....

“Never judge someone by how they look – skin tone, ethnic background, etcetera. You judge them by their heart and their intentions. If they have a good heart, chances are their intentions will match.”

 Overall, a great cast of characters to compliment a well written, well put together story. Jacquelyn has a fan for life after reading this book.  I would definitely recommend  it to everyone out there, three of my friends already fell victims of my love for it.
Five incredibly sexy and funny stars to this fantastic book!
I am a domestic engineer (born and raised in NJ) whose sole responsibility is to guide three young, impressionable kids into becoming phenomenal adults. This challenging yet rewarding work requires a lot of love (coffee), patience (wine), and determination (periodic exorcisms). I work this magic from the beautiful state of New Hampshire.
Before becoming a domestic goddess (not really), I spent over a decade in the medical field, where I wore more hats than the Queen.
I have loved the written word and the great escape it provides since I was a little girl. When I wasn't reading about people and the places they lived, I was creating my own characters and adventures. 
Finding myself again through my writing in The Lost & Found Series, The One, and The GEG Series has been nothing short of a dream come true. Also, it makes people feel better when I laugh randomly or talk to myself, knowing it's my characters and not "the voices" . . . that would be creepy. 

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