Author on Author Book Review and Giveaway ~ Bride in Bloom by @JulieHartnett

For Victoria, it started with the perfect dress and the perfect man... well, she thought he was perfect.

For Cameron, it started with a devoted wife and a bright future... until he discovered devotion was never high on his wife's list of marital duties.

When trust is tested and faith in the power of true love is lost, there is only way one to restore it:

Give that person everything you’ve got, nurture it, love it… And watch her bloom.

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Sometimes, love bites. It sure does for Cameron Muir. He was blinded by his cheating wife, but decides her behavior will not stop him from having a loving relationship with someone else.

Victoria is on her way down the aisle with her perfect fiancé. When that big day is derailed by a huge secret, Cameron is right there to let Victoria know he is the man to help her put her life back together.

I loved this storyline! Cameron is swoon worthy from page one. Even in his depressed state at the very beginning, Hartnett showed his strength through his family.

I don't think I've laughed so much so soon in a novel. Cam's interactions with his family had me in tears I was laughing so hard. Then when Victoria makes her first appearance in the novel, forget about trying to control the giggles. She's picking out her wedding dress with her mother and mother-in-law to be and getting a tad bit sloshed in the process. Even though the perfect dress is sitting in the window, she gives it up to placate her mother. Good thing the wedding never happens.

I have always been a sucker for a second chance love story and this one is like no other. Cam's determination to win Victoria's love is heartwarming and awe inspiring at the same time. The lengths the man goes to would make any woman fall head over heels. Once Victoria realizes what is really happening, she can't stop herself from falling.

Hartnett's message is that a broken heart isn't a death sentence. Love is everywhere and some of us are lucky enough to find it a second time. Cameron and Victoria's beautiful and unique love story is one I will be reading over and over again. I've already read it from first page to last three times and some of my favorite parts many more than that.

Bravo to JB Hartnett for a brilliantly sweet love story that will have us laughing and falling in love with each read.

Thanks so much to JB Hartnett and TRSOR Promotions for providing me with a copy of Bride in Bloom in exchange for an honest review.



After we listened to his one sided argument, my girlfriends and I sat there stunned.

“Remind me to change my panties,” Dee stage whispered to Kath. When he was off the phone, the petite Dee with her dark brown hair and big blue eyes looked at Cam and said, “I will pay you every dollar in my bank account to talk that way to me.”

He jerked his head toward her. “Excuse me?”

“Your voice is like hot fudge dripping off the end of a spoon.” He did have a terrific voice.
“It’s the beard,” I said to my friends. “It makes me want to just climb up onto his face and take a ride on the man-mane. Did I just say that out loud?”

About the Author

Julie is a Southern California native, a fan of a really good story (preferably romance with a happily ever after), really good pie (preferably pumpkin) and copious amounts of coffee (preferably Folgers).
She has always enjoyed writing and at one time thought she could be a singer songwriter...the 'writer' part is the one that stuck.
Julie is obsessed with pi...the equation(and the food). She's allergic to cats and cantaloupe and hates if you ever want to give her a gift, those are out for sure.She currently lives with her own romance hero husband and two boys in Melbourne, Australia.

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