Author: Jennifer Hayward

THE ITALIAN’S DEAL FOR I DO by Jennifer Hayward

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THE ITALIAN’S DEAL FOR I DO by Jennifer HaywardThe Italian's Deal For I Do by Jennifer Hayward
Published by Harlequin Genres: Contemporary
Reviewed by Vanessa

Rocco Mondelli is shocked to discover that his late grandfather didn’t leave him a controlling interest in the family’s business.  He is also disheartened to learn that his grandfather had been keeping a mistress young enough to be his granddaughter!  However, Rocco soon finds that the young woman is super-model Olivia Fitzgerald, and she doesn’t want anyone to know who she is or why she skipped out on a very lucrative contract.  Olivia Fitzgerald has her own demons to ward off and fighting an attraction to the handsome playboy isn’t helping things.  Wanting only to realize her dreams and seeing that she doesn’t have another option, she agrees to the proposal that Rocco presents her with at the risk of losing herself.  Will Rocco and Olivia find that sometimes the price of fulfilling their dreams is too great, or will they push on to achieve their goals?

 

The Italian’s Deal for I Do is an emotional tale that pushes the protagonists to work through their issues and truly trust each other before attainting their HEA.

 

Rocco was the typical jump-to-conclusions Hero, but he wasn’t too prideful to issue that apology when it was called for in The Italian’s Deal for I Do.  Olivia was amusing when she teased Rocco about things that he completely denied.  Placing him in the hot seat just added to the foreplay between the two of them in The Italian’s Deal for I Do.  The troubles that Olivia went through seemed quite plausible, and I felt that Rocco was truly there to hold her hand as she navigated her way through them.  Rocco and Olivia learned quite a lot on their road to HEA in The Italian’s Deal for I Do, and it was gratifying when they completed their tasks.  I found that there was some symmetry in both Rocco’s and Olivia’s tasks, as well.  Hindrances were placed in both their paths, but they had to choose what was more important in order to see things through.  They seemed to realize that sometimes they would have to give up things in order to move forward in The Italian’s Deal for I Do, and this seemed to fully evolve their characters, too.

THE MAGNATE’S MANIFESTO by Jennifer Hayward

THE MAGNATE’S MANIFESTO by Jennifer Hayward

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THE MAGNATE’S MANIFESTO by Jennifer HaywardThe Magnate's Manifesto by Jennifer Hayward
Published by Harlequin Genres: Contemporary
Reviewed by Vanessa

JRBestof2It was only meant to be seen by his buddies.  However, Jared Stone’s manifesto on women made the rounds on the Internet, and now he needs to do some major clean-up in order to salvage his company with its shareholders.  At the top of his ‘to do’ list is promoting Bailey St. John to VP of marketing. Being the schemer that he is, Jared works it to his advantage until he finds he is more involved than just business relations.

 

Bailey St. John has been working for Stone Industries for several years, and she hoped to have met her life’s goal by now.  However, Jared refused to promote her to a job she felt she could do in her sleep.  When his manifesto comes out, she realizes that her boss is just a pig, and her job is a dead end!  Resignation in hand, she is offered her dream job, only she didn’t read the fine print.

 

The Magnate’s Manifesto was an engrossing chemistry-filled scandalous read from beginning to end.  I enjoyed the fact that Bailey was a hard worker that she was prepared to walk when her boss’s manifesto leaked.  However, she was also willing to put aside some personal issues for the sake of the company, and was confident enough to know that she could help it to succeed in The Magnate’s Manifesto.  Jared was a thrill to watch as all his preconceived perceptions of women were kicked to the side by Bailey and her company-first stance.

 

I also liked that even though Bailey didn’t have the best beginnings, she reinvented herself against all the odds to rise to the top in The Magnate’s Manifesto.  Generally, the hero in these stories seem to have a lot to overcome, and Jared did in The Magnate’s Manifesto, but I preferred the growth of Bailey more.  I think that Jared meant every single word of his manifesto, but Bailey blew those beliefs out of the water, and it was fun watching Jared realize his assumptions were wrong in The Magnate’s Manifesto.

 

The Magnate’s Manifesto had Jared and Bailey slow burning over the course of the tale, and a sleazy villain was tossed in to stir that combustion a little more in their favor.  Who wouldn’t love a story like that?  Therefore, I Joyfully Recommend The Magnate’s Manifesto.

 

THE DIVORCE PARTY by Jennifer Hayward

THE DIVORCE PARTY by Jennifer Hayward

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THE DIVORCE PARTY by Jennifer HaywardThe Divorce Party by Jennifer Hayward
Published by Harlequin on 2013-10-01
Genres: Contemporary
Reviewed by Vanessa

JoyfullyRecommended

 

Finally, Riccardo De Campo has agreed to give his estranged wife, Lilly, the one thing she has been wanting for quite a while now, a divorce.  Riccardo and Lilly had once enjoyed a whirlwind fairytale existence, but things were erected in their paths, and they seemed to have floundered with their poor choices and lack of reliance on one another.  Now, it appears that Riccardo has decided that they will host a divorce party to put a period to their twelve month estrangement.  However, will these two be able to really put an end to what had ignited them into matrimony, or will they find that they have what it takes to make it last? 

The Divorce Party was a refreshing enjoyable tale about normal people making mistakes, and learning to work through them slowly.  I found the differing outlooks on their situation spot-on in The Divorce Party

Riccardo and Lilly were both on equal footing in The Divorce Party with their flaws.  They both managed to lie to one another in different areas over the course of their story, as well as betray one another too!  I didn’t always agree with their choices in The Divorce Party, but I understood their stance in making those same choices.

In the end, I found that Riccardo and Lilly discovered that a HEA is NOT always easy, but takes hard work and dependence upon one another when they find that they flounder in life, and they deserve their HEA! I eagerly await Jennifer Hayward’s next endeavor with Harlequin Presents.  

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