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Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Review/Giveaway: More Than Friends by Jessica Jayne


Title: More Than Friends
Series: No
Author: Jessica Jayne
Published: November 2012 Cobblestone Press
Format: Ebook provided for review
Tour: Yes, Bewitching Book Tours

Jeni Acerna is a twenty-eight year old woman, whose longstanding sexual relationship with her best friend, Brian Hamilton, has been both blissful and troublesome. She has been unable to commit herself to another relationship because no one can compare to Brian in or out of bed. She has been in lust (and love) with him for years. But she is afraid to tread down the romantic path with Brian for fear of losing his friendship. After several months of not seeing each other, Jeni and Brian meet in Cleveland for a friend’s wedding. Their weekend getaway, however, is anything but normal. They agree to not have sex for the first twenty-four hours they are together. The first to beg for sex owes the other $500. Jeni’s intent is to see if there is something more to her and Brian that just unbelievable sex. After a tortuous night, their sexual attraction is more than either can bear. Their passion erupts and their sexual relationship picks up where it left off…hot and heavy. However, this time, Brian wants Jeni… and not just in his bed. Can he convince her the risk is worth taking?

More Than Friends was the most fun I’ve had in under 50 pages in a while. I love these stories where the person you are meant to be with forever is actually the person who has been there the whole time.

Jeni and Brian have been friends forever, since they were children. Now he is in Ohio and she is in Florida, and her best friend is getting married. Unfortunately for Jeni, she’s just broken up with another man, and has no date. Good thing she always has Brian.

Jeni and Brian’s history has been so sexually charged that they can barely keep their hands to themselves when they see each other under normal circumstances. But this time Jeni has put a stop to all of that, but as soon as she sees him she knows the stop has to go. And therein comes the bet.

This story was terrific. Both of the characters were fun and enjoyable, and I didn’t have a single complaint about either one. The bet was awesome, but $500? Whoa!! That’s a lot of money! I think I would be drinking some warm milk and going to bed for the night before I thought about losing $500. But then, I don’t know Brian.

When they finally do pair up the sex is incredible. It’s hot. The story itself was passionate and exciting. It left me feeling happy and content, and maybe it’s the PMS talking, but yes, there might have been a tear of joy somewhere in there.

If you are a fan of these types of shorter stories, then I definitely think More Than Friends is one you should add to your list. I’m finding more and more than I am really enjoying these shorter adventures. This one in particular was perfect from start to finish, and I couldn’t have been happier. Jessica Jayne is definitely a new author to me, but I’m going to keep a close eye on her. I see she has another book out, and you can bet your ass I’m about to read it!

Genre:  Contemporary Erotic Romance

Publisher:  Cobblestone Press, LLC

ISBN:  978-1-60088-800-7
ASIN:  B00AQKM5LG

Number of pages:  45
Word Count: 14,000

Cover Artist:  Fiona Jayde

Cobblestone Press     BN    ARe


About the Author...



I am a born and raised small town Ohio girl, who moved to the Sunshine State after graduating from college. I graduated with a bachelor's degree in English because I could not imagine doing anything else but reading and writing. It is such a pleasure to be able to share all the stories in my head!

In the journey of life, I also became a wife and a mother of three children. So, life is always an adventure. But the love of writing has never died.

My favorites: I love to read and write... obviously! But I also enjoy all sports, especially college football and the Ohio State Buckeyes! Go Steelers! Go Rays! I LOVE to travel... LOVE, LOVE, LOVE to travel. And I love sharing my love to travel with my children. I love to drink Teavana teas! I love a good glass of wine, especially if it comes from a bottle made by the FOOLS wine club… yep, I’m a member of that! J I love hanging out with my family and my friends! Big fan of music, but love nothing better than putting on my jean shorts, tank top, cowboy boots and hat and watching Tim McGraw belt it out! I’m a sucker for a cowboy hat! J

Favorite quote: “If nothing ever changed, there would be no butterflies.”









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64 comments:

  1. Great post. We are big college basketball fans. I love following them.

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  2. Thanks,Liz for hosting me and More Than Friends today on Fictional Candy! And thanks for taking the time to read More Than Friends and reviewing it. I appreciate it! :)

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  3. congrats to jessica on the new release! sounds awesome :)

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  4. I can't wait to read this book!! I know I'm going to love it!!

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  5. Thanks, Tammy! Look forward to hearing your thoughts on the book! :)

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  6. Thanks, Erin. Appreciate the comment. :)

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  7. Thanks, Debra for reading the post. Greatly appreciate it.

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  8. Thanks for the spotlight and review - I love friends to lovers stories and this one sounds hawt! Thanks for the giveaway too

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  9. Thanks, Maria, for swinging by and reading about my book and me. If you get a chance to read More Than Friends, please let me know what you think.

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  10. Congrats on the release! Sounds like a fun, sexy read!

    Leanne :)

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  11. Congratulations on the book's release! I enjoyed reading this post & it's on my TBRs. Thank you!

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  12. Thanks, Leanne!

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  13. Thanks, Jessie. Once you get to it, please feel free to drop me a line with your thoughts. :)

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  14. Sounds like a great read! I love a friends to lovers story. This one definitely has a spin on it in the fact that they were already sometime lovers. I can't wait to see what pushes them over the edge to realize the other is their one. Thanks for sharing!

    Rhonda D

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  15. Thanks, Rhonda! I look forward to getting your feedback on my book.

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  16. Liz @ Fictional CandyApril 23, 2013 at 9:31 PM

    It is great! I hope you get to read it soon. These two are a great couple, I'd love to see more of them.

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  17. Liz @ Fictional CandyApril 23, 2013 at 9:32 PM

    Awesome Jessie!! Thanks for coming by!

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  18. Liz @ Fictional CandyApril 23, 2013 at 9:32 PM

    Hey Leanne :) it definitely is!!

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  19. Liz @ Fictional CandyApril 23, 2013 at 9:33 PM

    hey Maria! :) Friends to lovers are great stories, I love them too :)

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  20. Liz @ Fictional CandyApril 23, 2013 at 9:33 PM

    I know you will too!

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  21. Liz @ Fictional CandyApril 23, 2013 at 9:33 PM

    thanks for coming by Erin :)

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  22. Liz @ Fictional CandyApril 23, 2013 at 9:34 PM

    It was my pleasure, Jessica. You have a great story there! I hope some of my readers will get a chance to pick it up, I know they will love it <3

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  23. Liz @ Fictional CandyApril 23, 2013 at 9:34 PM

    Hey Debra! Thanks for coming by!

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  24. I'm pretty new to erotic romance, but I'm a sucker for the best-friend romance thing. When it's well done, you just want to root for them and ship them forever. I'm going to give this a look after reading your review.

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  25. I love best friend romances! Can't wait to read it!

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  26. Looks like an interesting g read, thanks for the giveaway!

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  27. Liz @ Fictional CandyApril 24, 2013 at 12:25 AM

    yay! I'm so glad to hear that! I hope you enjoy it as much as I did :)

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  28. This book sounds just perfect. I love Friends to Lover stories and I like that these characters are longtime friends and already lovers, but adding the commitment. Can't wait to see how this one unfolds.

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  29. The book sounds really good. I won't be able to win until the end of the giveaway and will probably just end up buying it :P

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  30. Thanks,HT! I'd love to hear what you think. And welcome to the erotic romance genre! :)

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  31. Thanks for swinging by, Deborah! When it comes to books, I'm not patient either! ;)

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  32. Hope you enjoy it, Shannon. I'd love to hear your thoughts.

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  33. Thanks for stopping by, Ashfa! Appreciate it.

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  34. Would love to hear your thoughts once you read it, DeeDee. I love hearing from readers.

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  35. This book sounds great! Really like the cover as well!

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  36. Thanks, Susan! :)

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  37. Sounds like a great read!!
    Thanks for the chance to win!

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  38. more than friends sounds really good. thanks for the giveaway

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  39. Great review Liz!! I love fast paced books where the author is straight to the point. No beating around the bush and into the hot/steamy action... Will add it to the list!!

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  40. Thanks, Naomi for swinging by and reading up on me and More Than Friends. I appreciate it.

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  41. Thanks for the comment, Christine! :)

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  42. Liz, I can't believe how many hits and comments we got and are still getting on your site. This awesome. Thanks so much.

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  43. Liz @ Fictional CandyApril 26, 2013 at 12:33 PM

    Thanks Naomi! I love me some hot & steamy action, lol!

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  44. Liz @ Fictional CandyApril 26, 2013 at 12:33 PM

    It is really good! Good luck!

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  45. Liz @ Fictional CandyApril 26, 2013 at 12:33 PM

    Hey Natasha! Thanks for coming by :) Good luck on the giveaway.

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  46. Liz @ Fictional CandyApril 26, 2013 at 12:34 PM

    I love the cover too. Its pretty sexy, and I like how it takes on warmer tones when a lot of covers are taking cooler tones lately.

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  47. Liz @ Fictional CandyApril 26, 2013 at 12:34 PM

    I second that on the no patience lol. If I've got the money, I'm buying the books!

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  48. Liz @ Fictional CandyApril 26, 2013 at 12:35 PM

    Friends to Lovers are great, I love how it usually just knocks them off their feet when they realize the truth behind all of their feelings.

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  49. Liz @ Fictional CandyApril 26, 2013 at 12:35 PM

    Thanks for coming by! Good luck!

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  50. Liz @ Fictional CandyApril 26, 2013 at 12:35 PM

    Awesome! I hope you get the chance soon, DeeDee!

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  51. I'm pretty excited, myself. But its your book, it's that good. I'm hoping that some of these readers read it and help spread the word some more :)

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  52. Thanks, Liz! I'm hoping too. I'm going to have to give you my latest release to review! ;)

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  53. Congrats on the new release, so exciting :)

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  54. i love story about friend become a lover...thx u 4 this giveaway :)

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  55. That would be fantastic, I'd love to read it. Email me any time! Thanks!

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  56. Thanks, Nurmawati, for stopping by! :)

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  57. Thanks, Heather! It is exciting! :)

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  58. Me too, Jennifer! That's why this one was so fun to write!

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  59. me too, Jennifer! Hope you get a chance to read this one soon. I think you will like it! Thanks for coming by :)

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  60. Thank you so much for coming by, Nurma!

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  61. I cant even imagine how authors get over it. I would be over the moon to release a book! Thanks for coming by, Heather :)

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  62. Thanks,Liz...I hope too! And you will get more to Jeni and Brian. Feedback has indicated people want more. I am going to write more even though I didn't set off with that intention. :)

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  63. Thanks for stopping by, Natasha!

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  64. Jennifer Given LearyJanuary 29, 2015 at 11:29 PM

    Love Friends to Lovers books!

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