Review: Yes by R. J. Lawrence

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Hannah is waiting for Ronnie to come in. Ronnie appears to be a very self-centered man. He also seems to be totally clueless where Hannah is concerned. Courtney is Hannah’s sister and they’re in Las Vegas together. Hannah goes to work with her sister and that’s where she meets Dominic Montero. Dominic is a man of mystery.

While reading this story, R.J. has kept me guessing as to what type of story this was going to be. I also found that R.J. is something of a mystery. One thing I don’t have to guess about is how erotic, hot, and dark it is. There are times that I felt like I was a voyeur.

When you get to the end of this tale, R.J. lets you know that this is a series. If you are like me and want to know what happens to Hannah and her sister, Courtney, we’ll just have to wait and see what happens next in book two. It’s a quick read so if you only have a short amount of time this is a perfect fit.

I tried to do a search on the web for R.J. but came up empty except for Amazon and GoodReads. I’m hoping that as R.J. writes more that there will be more of a presence so we can see what else our author has in store for interested readers.

Rating: ★★★★☆

Buy: Yes

Jane Austen and Sisters

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Guest Post by Victoria Connelly, author of Mr. Darcy Forever

Whilst writing my Austen Addicts Trilogy, I read many of the letters that Jane Austen wrote to her sister Cassandra. They were in constant touch with each other when either of them was away from home and I can just imagine them texting and emailing each other if they were alive today. They shared all sorts of information from snippets of gossip about neighbours (“Dr Hall is in such very deep mourning that either his mother, his wife, or himself must be dead.” ) to what the latest fashions were in town (“Flowers are very much worn, and fruit is still more the thing”).

Jane Austen was obviously fascinated by the special bond between sisters and I adore the relationships she portrays in her novels. I think my favourite is that between Elizabeth and Jane Bennet in Pride and Prejudice. They are each other’s confidante and they share the highs and lows of life and love. The younger sisters too – Kitty and Lydia Bennet especially – are such enormous fun with their sisterly squabbles and rivalry.

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There’s also the uneasy relationship of the Elliot sisters in Persuasion. Poor Anne has to endure so much at the hands of her sisters and her relationship with them stands in grave contrast to that of Elizabeth and Jane Bennet.

Then there’s Elinor and Marianne Dashwood in Sense and Sensibility. No two sisters could be so different. Elinor is the head and Marianne is the heart and it’s this relationship that partly inspired me to create Sarah and Mia Castle in my own novel Mr. Darcy Forever. I kept thinking about Elinor and Marianne and what would they be like if they lived in the twenty-first century. And then something else occurred to me – what would happen if a man came between them? Would the bond of sisterhood be stronger than romantic love?

Buy: Mr. Darcy Forever