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Monday, December 8, 2014

Blog Tour, 5 Star Review, & Trailer! Breaking Bennett by Anne Jolin @authorannejolin @HeaBookShelf

Author: Anne Jolin 
Genre: Romance/Erotica
Series: Rock Falls Series, Book 3


Beth Rhodes has always had a game plan. Go to college. Get the perfect job. Get the perfect guy. Get the happily ever after she's always wanted. It is just her luck that everything falls into its precise place in her life. At least it seems that way until her blueprints go up in smoke. She loses the job she loves and her price charming is turning out to be the villain of her fairytale instead. With failures and mistakes piling up on her doorstep, she knows something has to give—or she could very well end up paying for those mistakes with her life.

Braxton Bennett is lethal, both in the courtroom and in the ring. Two sides of him constantly wage war against one another, and to keep the internal bloodshed at bay, he allows himself to indulge in his violent vice. Suit by day and brawler by night aren’t easy dual lives to manage for a man of his status. The only way to do so is by following a strict set of rules—rules he won’t break for anyone. But what if he already has?

On a summer night in the depths of the city, a chance encounter will turn both of their perfectly constructed worlds upside down.

Will they battle together against all odds to break Bennett’s rules? Or will Rhodes tap out to save herself before the fight is over?



Whenever I read a novel that is written solely from the female perspective, I often find myself wishing that it was dual POV or even just the male POV. However, when I read books by Anne Jolin, it honestly never occurs to me. It’s not that I wouldn’t love it, but it is not needed. The men she writes are honest and open, but even when they don’t vocalize their feelings, Anne has a way of letting you know what’s in their head through actions and expression.

Braxton Bennett is the one guy I’ve ever met in a book that I’ll never wish I could have had his side of the story (again, I wouldn’t turn it down though).  He does not hide who and what he is from the reader. He lives a double life, fighting demons in the form if a crushing temper. In order to keep the darkness at bay, he enters the cage of an underground club and beats the hell out of his opponent. It’s like drug for him, exorcising the demons for a time. The other side of Brax is a cool and collected, successful lawyer. He keeps a tight rein on his life by controlling all aspects with a strict set of rules. Rules that he cannot break, because the result would surely end in disaster. 

Beth Rhodes is high on life. She brings joy to those around her, lighting up the world in her path. She’s got the fairytale that every woman longs for. Her dream job, happy family and friends, and she has been swept off of her feet by Prince Charming. Until it all comes crashing down around her. IN the blink of an eye, she has lost her job and it is becoming increasingly clear that her boyfriend is not a prince, but rather the villain of the story. She is caught in a web, uncertain how to untangle herself.  Finally one night the situation escalates beyond anything she imagined and her life becomes truly threatened.

Until a ruthless fighter rides in of his charger (all though in this case it’s black, not white). He saves her life and then disappears.
Beth’s world finally begins to right itself and she finds a job that looks promising. But, her first day comes and she is face to face with her knight, Brax.

Brax sees his worlds colliding. However, he has to fight the need he has for Beth, a pull as strong as the one he feels for the ring.
Braxton is such a strong character. I’m not just talking physically or even in the sense of his alpha traits. He is strong in his innate character. He has lived with a condition that has crushed so many parts of his life. There is also strength in the level of love and compassion that he exudes. He is scared to embark on a relationship with Beth, but he accepts what is and moves forward. Just as he has with the temper he seeks to control, he finds a solution and builds a foundation on it. My favorite thing about Brax, other than his possessive alpha yumminess, is that he doesn’t play games. Somehow, in the midst of living his double life, he finds a way to be completely honest.

Beth is a great heroine. Her sarcasm cracks me up. I always find it interesting when you see the female fighting a relationship more than the male. She bucks at Brax’s controlling ways, just too stubborn. IN so many ways, that could have been really obnoxious, but for some reason, I found it hilarious. She isn’t going to be anyone’s doormat, no matter how sexy she finds his possessive attitude. She knows when to give in though, another reason to like her as a character. It doesn’t make you weak to accept help and protection, it makes you smart.

As with all of Anne’s books, the chemistry between the hero and heroine lights the pages on fire. Hot! Hot! Hot!! I swear, Brax melted my panties right off.

This book took a slightly darker turn from Anne’s other books. I saw a depth to her writing that she hadn’t shown me in the first two books. Don’t take that to mean that the first two are anything less that incredible. This book just took a turn and impressed me even more. As I reached the climax of the book, I could feel myself freaking out because I knew that meant the end of the book was coming. I wasn’t ready, I didn’t want to let Brax and Beth go. In the end, the story wraps up beautifully, but since I was desperate for it to continue, I had no other choice but to return to the beginning and read it all over again! 



~ The Rock Falls Series ~

Author: Anne Jolin
Genre:  Romance | Erotica
Series: Rock Falls Series #1
Hannah Rhodes has just gotten out of a long term relationship, and she isn't looking for a new man in her life. But after a night out with the girls and one too many tequila shots, her plans to stay man free are blown all to hell. She finds herself in bed with the smoldering stranger from a party six months back and immediately knows she's in trouble, big trouble. And the last thing Hannah needs is more trouble.

Her last relationship took her out like an emotional freight train, and she’s trying to piece back the stability her life once had.

Greyson Holt’s biggest fear in life is to end up like his father, like the man who left him as a child, and broke his mother’s heart. He vowed to never be responsible for that kind of carnage. Men could be cruel and that kind of brutality was in his blood. He never allows himself to get too close to anyone, until he meets Hannah.

Something about her makes him want to try, but a man can’t change overnight.

Will Holt be able to catch Rhodes every time he lets her go? Or will their chase end in heartbreak?


Author: Anne Jolin
Series: Book Two in the Rock Falls Series
Genre: Romance | Erotica 
Lennon Montgomery is scared. Absolutely scared shitless of love. 

When the floor fell out from underneath her perfect childhood, it shattered her ability to trust. The one man in her life who was genetically programmed to love her left her. Since then, she’s allowed men into her bed and even into her life, but never into her heart. 

Until him. 

Jamison Henley has never wanted a woman for longer than it takes him to make a guitar. He’s content living his life and loving only three things: making guitars, cooking great food, and Martha, his black pit bull. He never chases women, and he’s never had to. 

Until her.

One night together changes everything. There’s no going back to the way it was before. 

She doesn’t want to want him, but she does. 

He knows he wants her, but he can’t have her. 

Will Montgomery take the leap of faith in choosing Henley? Or will her fear cripple their chance at a happily ever after?

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Anne Jolin

I’m twenty four years old. I was born and raised in Ladner, a small farm town just outside of Vancouver, Canada. I grew up riding horses, shooting guns and riding in trucks. I’ve been married to my handsome redneck husband for a year and we are parents to our chocolate fur baby, Bear. No kiddo’s yet! I am completely and utterly obsessed with country music, you will constantly find me stalking iTunes. If you don’t find me on iTunes, you’ll find me on Netflix because I am a self proclaimed movie junkie. Yes, that means that I quote them constantly in daily conversation and my characters do too! You couldn’t keep me away from a good action movie if you tried. I’m also a planning nut. I love to plan parties, events, trips – you name it! I don’t know if that’s considered a real hobby, but it is for me. 

We were fortunate enough to travel a lot as a family growing up, and I think that helped spark my love of reading. I’m half Viking, my mom is Danish, and her entire side of the family still lives in Denmark. We’d visit them almost once a year, every year and it’s a nine hour flight. That’s a lot of uninterrupted time to read (or in my parent’s case, entertain four children – Yikes!). Somewhere along the way my love of reading, became a love of writing. I wrote short stories when I was younger, and although I majored in Business Management at college, I took as many English electives I could get my hands on. 

During the day I work at my family construction company wearing a variety of different hats and at night, I write! I had never thought about writing books before, but after a few suggestions that I should try, I decided to give it a go. I loved it instantly! Having always been a creative person, it felt amazing to harness all that energy and use it to tell a story. Now, quite frankly it’s all I can think about, and I wouldn’t have it any other way. I’m grateful to have developed my love of reading into a passion for writing. You’ll be seeing many more books from me in the future!


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