Friday, January 20, 2017

For the Record

GIVEAWAY

JENNINGS, REGINA
FOR THE RECORD

Rather than wait for a hero, she decided to create one...

Betsy Huckabee has big-city dreams, but nobody outside of tiny Pine Gap, Missouri, seems interested in the articles she writes for her uncle's newspaper. Her hopes for independence may he crushed, until the best idea she's ever had comes riding into town.

Deputy Joel Puckett didn't want to leave Texas, but unfair circumstances have made moving to Pine Gap his only shot at keeping a badge. Worse, this small town has big problems, and masked marauders have become too comfortable taking justice into their own hands. He needs to make clear that he's the law in this town -- and that job is made more difficult with a nosy reporter who seems to follow him everywhere he goes.

The hero Betsy creates to be the star in a serial for the ladies pages is based on the dashing deputy, but he's definitely fictional. And since the pieces run only in newspapers far away, no one will ever know. But the more time she spends with Deputy Puckett, the more she appreciates the real hero -- and the more she realizes what her ambition could cost him.

My Review:

Another lively gem from Regina Jennings. Love her mix of humour and angst and this one even has a mystery to unravel. All the ingredients for a spellbinding read.

There's nothing quite like a doomed romance. From the moment Joel lays eyes on Betsy he knows she's trouble. And she doesn't cotton to him either -- at least not right away. Though the writer in her is tempted to romanticize the dashing deputy even though he labels her the most bothersome woman he's ever come across. They don't court as much as they spar. Heated arguments that had me laughing out loud. Like: "I'm particularly incensed, three notches past riled. And you deserve to be doused with dredges of my vocabulary." (p. 215)

Then there are the tender moments when things turn heatedly romantical. Be. Still. My. Heart. Can you say toe-curling kisses? Delicious! Tantalizing! And oh so sweet in the midst of the turbulence that surrounds them.

A scrumptious blend of romance, action and mystery for discerning readers who like to laugh while they swoon.

Book provided courtesy of Baker Publishing Group and Graf-Martin Communications Inc.

GIVEAWAY OPPORTUNITY:

 If you would like an opportunity to win a copy of  For the Record please leave a comment below or email me at kavluvstoreadATyahooDOTca. If you post a comment and add your email address, please use AT and DOT instead of @ and . in the address to protect yourself from spammers. If you enter the draw via email please remember to put the title in the  subject line so that it's easy for me to spot your entry. Draw will be held and winner announced on Sunday January 22 2017. Offer open to international readers. Good luck!

39 comments:

  1. This sounds like a fun read -- and what writer doesn't want to read about another writer's writing adventures? :) Count me in, Kav!

    ckbarker at gmail dot com

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    1. Yeah -- the scenes where she is embellishing the deputy's attributes and actions for her female readers are so much fun to read. :-) Good luck, Cheryl.

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  2. Oh! A new Regina Jennings book, and with toe-curling kisses! I'm all in!

    tracey14567 at gmail dot com

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    1. Hard to resist those toe-curling kisses! Good luck, Tracey.

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  3. I could use some laughter with a little swooning on the side.... For the Record sounds fun!
    worthy2bpraisedATgmailDOTcom

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    1. Couldn't we all? And this fills the bill perfectly. Good luck, Mary.

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  4. Ho sounds good. cheetahthecat1986(at)gmail(dot)com

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  5. Oooh! Looks like a great book! Can't wait to get my hands on it!
    Elly -Indiana-

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  6. Regina Jennings is a precious, her books are wonderful and I would love, love, love to read this one. Thank you, Kav!

    mauback55 at gmail dot com

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    1. You're welcome, Melanie. Good luck.

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  7. Have been wanting to read this one for awhile too....thanks.

    mindyhoungATmsnDOTcom

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    1. Regina Jennings is always an wuthor to anticipate.

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  8. Love this book! Thanks! No need to enter me!

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    1. Thanks for chiming in, Just Commonly.

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  9. I'm really enjoying this book. I'm ready for chapter 9 so have a ways to go before I finish. Regina Jennings is a "must read" author for me.

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    1. Isn't it wonderful to lose yourself in a book of this caliber? Enjoy your read, Pam.

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  10. I love Regina Jennings books and I've read several. Can't wait to read this one. It sounds awesome. Thanks for the giveaway and good luck everyone.

    princessdebbie1_2000(at)yahoo(dot)com

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    1. You're welcome, Debbie. Good luck!

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  11. Ooh, I'd love to be entered, Kav! I love reading stories about an area I'm familiar with ;)
    pocoauthorATgmailDOTcom

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    1. I guess this takes place in your neck of the woods, doesn't it? Good luck, Nicole.

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  12. Yes, I'd love to read Regina Jennings new book. Thanks for the chance.
    pwestfall7 at hotmail dot com

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    1. Who wouldn't want to read a Regina Jennings book, right? Good luck, Pam.

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  13. So far I've only read At Love's Bidding by Regina Jennings. I very much enjoyed it and new knew I would enjoy Betsy's story. Glad you enjoyed it!

    Ecriggs1990(at)aol(dot)com

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    1. I really enjoy her storytelling style. She never disappoints. Good luck, Liz.

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  14. I have not had the pleasure of reading one of Regina's book yet but I'll keep my fingers crossed. My paternal grandmother's name was Regina and I have always thought it was pretty.

    Dblaser(at)windstream(dot)net

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    1. Oh, you will love them, Diane. Good luck.

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  15. This book summary has the cutest names from the town to the characters!
    Dianna G.

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    1. That's gotta be one of the most fun parts of staring out a new story -- finding the right names for everybody. Good luck, Dianna.

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  16. Hi Kav, I have read the first two books in this series and would like to continue in this third story! Love the humor and the adventures in Regina Jennings' stories. Thank you for your review and giveaway. Kathleen ~ Lane Hill House lanehillhouse[at]centurylink[dot]net

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    1. Yes -- she's the queen of humour and adventure. Good luck, Kathleen

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  17. I love some laught with my romance!

    pattymh2000(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  18. This sounds like such an enjoyable read. Thanks for having the giveaway.

    harnessrose(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  19. Our church library readers love her books. We have them all except for this one.
    Janet E.
    von1janet(at)gmail(dot)com

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  20. I always enjoy Regina's books. Looking forward to another good one!
    pbclark(at)netins(dot)net

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  21. Good luck, Library Lady and rubynreba.

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