Release Blitz, Book Tour, & Giveaway: Sure Thing by Jana Aston

 

SURE THING

by Jana Aston

Released October 10, 2017

A Standalone Romantic Comedy

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Blurb

Have you ever set out to have a one night stand with a sexy stranger?
No? I’m the only one?
Just kidding, I would never.
Ever.
Not usually.

But then I figured, why not? My entire life I’ve been good and it’s gotten me nowhere.
No job.
No apartment.
No boyfriend.

I’m owed a little fun, aren’t I? A reward for being good.
Sure, a new pair of shoes would be more appropriate, but Mr. Sexy Stranger is more appealing. And when he speaks in that British accent it’s a done deal. Every American woman has a hot British guy fantasy. Well, most do. I haven’t taken a poll or anything, but I’m pretty sure it’s a fact.

Except…
You know that saying about best-laid plans?
Good, because I don’t either, but I assume they go awry.
Like my one night stand…

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Review

4.5 stars!

“When it comes to you, I’m the sure thing.”

Violet is twenty-six and her life is a mess.  Jobless, homeless, and now boyfriend-less, she is stuck. She’s ready to do something so unlike her in hopes of kickstarting her life, so she decides she is going to have a one-night stand. When she picks the handsome man across the room she has no idea who he is but when she hears him speak, she knows that she’s making the right choice.

Oh.
My.
God.
Accent confirmed. I have just hit the holy grail of potential one-night stands.

Jennings has no idea what to expect from the shy girl eyeing him from the bar but he can’t resist her sweet pull. When she awkwardly gives him the opportunity for one night of passion, he can’t refuse even if he he’ll never see her again. Or so he thought.

Violet has a twin sister, Daisy, who needs a favor. Though they are close as can be they are complete opposites but it doesn’t change the fact that they would do anything for the other.

Following rules is my jam. Breaking them is Daisy’s.
So why did I go along with this?
This is sheer lunacy.
I’m twenty-six years old. Way too old to be doing what is essentially a twin switchers.

Violet would have never imagined that pretending to be Daisy would put her in the direct path of Jennings again. She thinks it’s awkward; he knows the fun is just starting. Now they will have plenty of time to get to know each other over the next week but what happens when not everything they say is true?

I loved Sure Thing. From the very first chapter I had a goofy grin on my face and my giddiness continued through the entire story. It has a unique plot and the characters are fun, flirty, and refreshing. Violet was a hoot. She was the more serious sister but she had a witty personality and was still so much fun. Her internal dialogue was entertaining and loved getting into her head.

How does this happen? I mean really, why does this stuff happen to me? I set out to have a slutty one-nighter and I end up with a guy I’m stuck with for a week. And I’ll probably sleep with him again, so there goes my only one-night stand.

Jennings was fantastic. Sweet, handsome, and ridiculously sexy, he caught Violet’s attention with one look and she was a goner the moment he opened his mouth.  And so was I. He is a genuinely nice guy who says amazingly sweet things but he also has a dirty, dirty mouth that is a total turn on.  I loved that he was interested in all of Violet and not just her body. He liked her personality and she was intriguing to him, making his attraction believable. I loved that he had a way of getting Violet to open up naturally and that he is determined to learn everything about her.

She’s hiding something from me and I don’t like deceit. But the real problem is this: I’m curious if it’ll matter. Will whatever she’s hiding be enough to break this spell she has on me?

Jennings and Violet were fabulous together. Witty banter, delicious tension, and smokin’ hot chemistry made for an entertaining connection. I thoroughly enjoyed watching them interact and get to know each other. The relationship progressed quickly but I loved the way they fit together. I didn’t mind the insta-lust turned insta-love in this story because I got sucked into the whirlwind romance right along with them.

With all the secrets floating around between Violet and Jennings it’s only a matter of time before everything gets messed up; however, there is very little angst and things resolve fairly quickly. I enjoyed the way the story played out, and though the ending was a little cheesy, it was perfect! Overall, I loved this feel good, lighthearted book!

“Sometimes the best things in life are unplanned.”

I have to give a shout out to Daisy. She was great and I adored Violet and her relationship so much. Their connection was awesome and I loved their conversations. I would thoroughly enjoy a daisy book. *hint hint*

“Life changes every single day. You never know what tomorrow is going to bring, believe me. Seize the fucking day.”

*ARC generously provided by the author and Xpresso Book Tours in exchange for an honest review*

 


Excerpt

“Mind if I join you?”

I look up and he’s standing beside my seat, a drink in his hand that he uses to signal towards the empty seat beside me. And what was that? Did I detect an accent? I think I did, but I can’t be that lucky. I swallow my nerves and quickly run my eyes over him. Tall. Fit. Oxford shirt untucked, paired with a worn pair of jeans. Leather loafers on his feet and the hint of end-of-day scruff on his jaw. Thick, neatly cut, well-styled dark hair and expressive brown eyes watching me with interest.

“I hope the drink is to your satisfaction.” He dips his head towards my beverage. “I asked the bartender to refresh you, but if you wanted something different…” He trails off with a small frown at my glass.

Oh.

My.

God.

Accent confirmed. I have just hit the holy grail of potential one-night stands.

“You’re British,” I say, fighting the grin from my face.

“I’ll take that as a yes,” he replies and sets his own drink on the bar top while resting on the stool beside me, his long legs bent slightly at the knees in order for his feet to rest on the floor. “Unless you have a problem with my country?” he inquires, brow raised and a small smile on his lips.

Do you know what’s great about British men?

Everything.

I mean, I’ve never met one before this and they’re likely no different than American men, but the accent. It’s everything, right? You can say it’s a cliché or whatever, but come on. It’s panty-meltingly good. I know he’s speaking the same language but the words just sound so much better falling from his lips.

“I’m Jennings,” he says, extending a hand, and I almost laugh. Jennings? It’s obviously fake. This guy is too old to have a trendy millennial name like Jennings. Also, it sounds British for ‘I’m giving you a fake name.’ But fine, I’m game.

“Rose,” I tell him and slip my hand into his. His hand engulfs mine and he’s not quick to withdraw, instead running his thumb gently over the back of my hand. I like the feeling a lot, the texture and warmth of his skin creating an immediate spark of interest in touching a whole lot more of him.

“Rose,” he repeats, pausing and tilting his head a fraction as if he doesn’t believe me. He shouldn’t, it’s not my name.

 

 


Giveaway

$50 Amazon gift card

 

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About the Author

Jana Aston likes cats, big coffee cups and books about billionaires who deflower virgins. She wrote her debut novel while fielding customer service calls about electrical bills, and she’s ever grateful for the fictional gynecologist in Wrong that readers embraced so much she was able to make working in her pajamas a reality. Jana’s novels have appeared on the NYT, USA Today and Wall Street Journal bestsellers list, some multiple times. She likes multiples.

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