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Watching Fireflies (Love Bug Series Book 1) by [Ford, Jaycee]
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Jordan Hawthorne thought she had it all until a surprise for her fiancé turns into losing everything that she ever wanted. She flees her home in Charlotte, North Carolina to take a new job in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains and make a new start where her ex-fiancé can’t find her. Jordan is just beginning to adjust to her new life in the middle of nowhere when a small town cowboy walks in and disrupts it all.

Tom McCloud never had time for a serious commitment, always too busy with running his grandparents’ farm. Everything changes when he stumbles upon a broken-hearted city girl and a steamy buzz ignites between them. But what happens when the city girl can’t stay hidden in the country for long?

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Jaycee Ford grew up chasing street cars around the city of New Orleans. After doing a four year stint at Louisiana State University, she earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in History and fled for the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains. New Orleans beckoned her home again where she put her love of the foothills into a series of romance novels. In between writing, she’s found behind her desk at a top rated law firm … or still chasing street cars.

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  • Language: English
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Watching Fireflies

I was gifted this story in exchange for an honest review.

Jordan Hawthorne is excited. She has just completed her last exam and is heading home. She has landed her dream job and is going home early and will be able to surprise her fiancé. All is good in her life. Unfortunately the surprise the she gets when she arrives home is not a good one. Her perfect life is now over, the cheating fiancé is no more, the dream job no more and she is running away to start over.

She accepts a job in a small town of Blue Ridge Mountains and tries to start over. The people her are a little slower and she slowly fits in. She makes new friends. Aunt Ethel runs the Inn where she is staying and is very welcoming. Her nephew Tom is the general handy man and after an embarrassing afternoon when he catches her naked in the tub he has come to fix, they too become friends. Soon a little bit more than friends. It is a beautiful relationship as they watch fireflies in the night sky.

Soon however her idealic life is going to get a rude awakening as her ex-fiancé Ryan is spotted walking around town. He is asking questions about Jordan, where she works and where she lives.

This was a beautiful low key love story. The characters were well thought out and easy to love. I felt that will the slower pace country town, the characters were more real to life. I effortlessly connected with them. The author does a great job keeping the suspense with the spottings of Ryan going on. How easily he is able to sit down and have a beer with Tom as the local bar. Very scary. Will he be able to come into contact with Jordan? We know that he has a history of violence, is Jordan in danger? These are very serious questions, they all need to be answered and the only solution is to read the story. I would rate this story a 5/5. I loved it. It was a truly beautiful read.
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Mermaid - his mermaid.

After, accidentally walking in on Jordan, Tom finally believes in love at first sight.

It's lovely to see the player turn into a one woman man, when he finally meets the woman that steals his breath away, as well as his heart.

Jordan has her secrets - a scary one in particular. And Jaycee excels in making the fear pop off the pages of her book.

The love brewing between Jordan and Tom is beautiful, as if their chemistry, but i found the fear of the unknown, the 'what if' scenarios that can run through you're mind when the climax rises, thats what i found truly captivating!

Great read 4 stars
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars It was the very first book that I read about the country and I wasn't entirely sure if I was going to like it since I'm more of Dec 10 2014
By Yvette Angeles - Published on Amazon.com
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It was everything and more. It was the very first book that I read about the country and I wasn't entirely sure if I was going to like it since I'm more of a city kind of girl. Oh but how wrong I was, I fell in love with this book! Made me laugh, made me cry, made me believe that I might one day fall in love with a cowboy… *sigh*...
Jordan was PERFECT, the type of girl who doesn't take anyones bs AND knows how to stand up for herself, thinks before she acts, and well balanced.
Tom… well Tom was absolutely freaking AMAZING!
buuuuuuutttt I believe that Ellie was my favorite!! I just simply adore her!

I also fell in love with the author's writing, which i didn't even think it was possible to fall in love with someone's writing but i did! The way she writes just makes you FEEL! She describes everything in such a perfect way that you just can't help but actually feel that you're in the story, do I make any sense? haha

Caution:
There are few chapters where there is talk of delicious food…. soooo if you're reading this book in the middle of the night just beware that you might get very hungry! YOU'VE BEEN WARNED!
Especially the pot roast with potatoes and carrots… I want
6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars I need this whole series on my kindle. Oct. 4 2014
By alex r. - Published on Amazon.com
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This debut novel from Jaycee Ford had me smiling, giggling and my heart beating erratically page by page.

I immediately connected with the leading lady, Jordan Hawthorne. She has her demons and her flaws, but she is a hard-headed, determined, likable, and confident in such a way that you can’t help but route for her. Especially when she left home in such a hurried fashion due to a douchey ex and needs to put as many miles as possible between them. She isn’t necessarily prepared for love again, but ends up walking right into it … more like “he” walked right into it, rather *snicker* (read this book!)

What’s not to love when it comes to Tom McCloud? He is fiercely loyal and passionate and in awe of a beautiful woman … especially when he accidently stumbles into witnessing her naked in tub. I think I blushed for him. He’s incredibly charming and pulls this story along, while keeping Jordan level, too. Sure, they fall in love with each other, but it’s the way that Tom is so enamored with her that really has me swooning. Did I mention he’s a sexy cowboy as well?

The cast of characters that reveal themselves throughout the story are equally as likable and help everything come together nicely as it sets the stage of small town living perfectly. I can’t wait to read the other books in this series just to see how the lives of some of these characters pan out. They are all as intriguing and swoon/smile worthy as the main characters.

The ending to this is turbulent and exciting in the best way, and the way the pages come to “The End” you will be grinning like an idiot too. I know I was. Can’t wait to get my hands on this whole series. Any lover of romance won't be able to put it down.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars a hot cowboy romance with a suspenseful twist Sept. 20 2014
By Secretly Adorkable Readers - Published on Amazon.com
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The title and the hot cowboy caught my attention of this book besides the blurb. This was such an amazing read and the first from this author. Looking for a true cowboy romance, come meet Tom McCloud. I cannot wait for more from this series with the other characters.

Jordan Hawthorne had it all till one afternoon everything came crashing down. She then starts fresh and moves up to the Blue Ridge Mountains from her home in Charlotte, NC. Tom McCloud, is a local farmer who lost his parents years ago and went on his own at a young age. His motto is no serious commitments with a revolving door of one night stands.

Jordan stayed at one of the local country inn's that happens to be Toms Aunt and Uncle that owns but he is also their go to guy for fixing up things around the business as well. Jordan's room has a leaky sink and Tom is there to fix it. The introduction of Tom and Jordan will be unforgettable at the least and feelings that either one will evolve unexpectedly between the two. As a steamy romance begins the past cannot stay hidden forever. Will Tom & Jordan have their chance of a HEA or will Jordan's ex ruin disrupt it all?
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Tom Aug. 21 2014
By andrewsheath - Published on Amazon.com
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Love me some hot cowboys with manners, "after lowering me to the ground, he held on to me and said, "tell you what. Why don't you go over to Ellie's booth and give me a second to, umm...settle down, and I'll grab you a beer." It's true ladies everything is bigger with southern men, "I pushed down my jeans and my boxer briefs, and as I slowly kneeled over her,she eyes me in near astonishment. She looked up at me with questioning eyes as I lowered myself on top of her. "Tom, I don't think it's going to fit." Tom is the sweetest, gentlest man and he aims to please his girl, "oh God, you don't like beef...I can make chicken...or we have salad..." He frantically looked through his fridge." Tom he's not one to do things half measures no matter the state he's in, "Tom, do you have any care for organization?" He laughed as he continued with the task at hand. "There's nothing wrong with seeing a naked cowboy, but do you want to put on clothes before you dismantle my suite?" These characters are lovable and entertaining and I can't wait to see whose next.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars FIVE `I LOVE YOU, COWBOY` STARS! Feb. 3 2015
By Danielle - Published on Amazon.com
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This is the first book I've read by the exceptionally talented Jaycee Ford, and it is exceptionally impressive that this caliber of writing is her debut novel. She puts words on the page with a skill level that defies her experience. Jaycee's stories are sweet but with an edge. With this book, she has built relatable characters, who you are genuinely pulling for, as well as an interesting, exciting and sexy story that had me tapping my Kindle screen. I positively devoured this book.

Jordan Hawthorne is a happy woman on the cusp of having it all. She's nailed a coveted teaching position, and she is happily engaged to a gorgeous, wealthy, successful man named Ryan. She has her best friend, Katherine, and her life is moving where she wants it to go. Until she comes home a day early to surprise Ryan, and, much to her horror, she is the one who is surprised. She then sees a side to Ryan that she's never seen before. Anxious, heartbroken and desperately needing a to get away from the constant fear of Ryan that is consuming her life, she flees Charlotte for the foothills of Blue Ridge Mountains and a fresh start.

Tom McCloud is a cowboy. He owns a farm, and his two best friends, Lance and Paul work for him. He works hard, long hours, and he plays hard. He doesn't have time for a girlfriend and he isn't looking to settle down. The farm is his first priority. He's a genuinely nice guy; gentlemanly, kind and always willing to lend a hand. His aunt and uncle, the only living relatives he has, own the inn in town, and Tom can often be found there lending a hand. Tom first lays eyes on Jordan at the inn , and their first meeting is very awkward leaving Tom utterly speechless and completely dumbstruck. He's never had a reaction to a woman like that before, and with that one brief encounter, Tom's previous contentment with his bachelor lifestyle starts to evaporate and he's rethinking his single guy status.

"With the promise of something new and fresh in front of me, I grabbed hold..."

Tom and Jordan's attraction is instant, undeniable and very mutual. The pull towards each other cannot be denied, and their connection is very real. They both feel it and something big is happening for both of them. He knows he wants more from her. Jordan is thrilled to feel excitement at the possibility of Tom, of moving past Ryan, of something new and pure and good. Jaycee's writing is so descriptive and realistic, I felt that excitement, this connection, and the build up for these characters; I was completely taken in by their whirlwind romance. Unfortunately, Ryan isn't done with Jordan yet.

"I always get what I want."

Ryan charges back into Jordan's life in the most disturbing ways. Frightening information about Ryan comes to light, and Tom is terrified for Jordan. They had quite the ordeal to get through in dealing with Ryan's madness, but they came out on the other side together and stronger.

I loved this story so much. Jaycee has a masterful ability to tell a story. She can create these characters and places that the reader can't help but be swept up in. It was a pleasure reading Tom and Jordan's story, I'm excited about the next books in the series, as well as whatever else the talented Jaycee Ford has in store for her readers.

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