Marry Me Mad is one swoonworthy read!
Did you fall in love with The English Brothers? Were you hot for the Winslows?
Katy Regnery's New York Times bestselling Blueberry Lane series continues with The Rousseau siblings in 2016!
For as long as Madeleine “Mad” Rousseau can remember, she’s been the “sweet” twin to her sister Jax’s “sassy.” But after an especially painful break-up, Mad decides she’s had enough of being sweet. Children’s librarian during the day, she begins visiting Philly’s seedier nightspots on a quest for adventure.
When Cortlandt “Cort” Ambler, the ex-boyfriend of Mad’s sister, Jax, saves her from disaster on one such evening, an unlikely friendship is born between the rebellious librarian and the moonlighting pianist…and two broken hearts begin a journey toward being whole again.
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She stood on the sidewalk facing him, a sweet smile on her lips.
Cort gestured to his front door with a flick of his chin. “Want to come in?”
“Yes. But we have to talk first.”
“What happened to ‘Take me to bed’?”
She sighed. “Fresh air cleared my head.”
He glanced down at his swollen cock, all but bursting against the zipper of his jeans. “I’m dying a little here, baby.”
Her eyes followed his, dancing with mirth when she looked back up at him. “So I see.”
“I’m not alone either,” he said, dropping his eyes to her nipples, which strained against her thin, billowy blouse.
“No,” she said, her voice slightly lower, her smile giving way to a hotter, more needy look. “You’re not.”
“So let’s talk inside.”
She shook her head no. “Here.”
Cort sighed, hitching her flowered bag a little higher on his shoulder, waiting for her to continue.
“No talking about Jax or Thatcher,” she said. “If you talk about Jax, I won’t be able to stay. I’ll feel too guilty. And if you talk about Thatcher, I’ll feel too angry. Promise?”
She took a step closer to him. “And this one’s big…No falling in love with each other. We’re just about impossible, you and me, so we can’t—you know—bring that sort of emotion into this. We can enjoy each other, but that’s all, Cort. Promise.”
He flinched as she finished. He could feel the involuntary muscle reaction that narrowed his eyes and told him that it was too late. It was a lifetime too late to tell him not to love her, because he’d loved her for most of his life. Her gentleness, her quiet grace, the peace he’d always found in her presence now combined with the scorching chemistry between them that couldn’t be denied. Over and over again throughout his life, he’d looked for her, tried to find someone like her, but his heart had fixed on hers so long ago, it was all but impossible for him not to love her. The only way he could promise her was to promise not to “fall” this weekend, only because he’d already fallen years before.
“I promise not to fall.”
She smiled at him, though the smile had lost a bit of the lightheartedness it had held minutes earlier. “Do you need any promises from me?”
He nodded, closing the distance between them. “Yeah, I do.”
Her eyes widened, flaring with heat, the black of her pupils obliterating the green of her irises as she pressed her breasts against his chest.
“Promise to leave nothing on the table, Mad. Give me everything you’ve got for twenty-four hours.”
“Except…” Her voice broke. “Except my love. I promise.”
His heart clenched at her omission, and it made him want to push her out of her comfort zone a little. “Promise to touch me everywhere with your hot little mouth.”
“I promise,” she murmured, her throat moving as she swallowed.
His eyes narrowed. “Promise to open your legs so I can slide inside of you as if I’ve been doing it all my life.”
“Cort,” she whimpered, her eyes fluttering closed as she looked down at where her chest heaved into his. “I need you.”
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About the Author:
New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Katy Regnery started her writing career by enrolling in a short story class in January 2012. One year later, she signed her first contract and Katy’s first novel was published in September 2013.
Twenty-five books later, Katy claims authorship of the multi-titled, New York Times and USA Today Blueberry Lane Series, which follows the English, Winslow, Rousseau, Story, and Ambler families of Philadelphia; the six-book, bestselling ~a modern fairytale~ series; and several other standalone novels and novellas.
Katy’s first modern fairytale romance, The Vixen and the Vet, was nominated for a RITA® in 2015 and won the 2015 Kindle Book Award for romance. Katy’s boxed set, The English Brothers Boxed Set, Books #1–4, hit the USA Today bestseller list in 2015, and her Christmas story, Marrying Mr. English, appeared on the list a week later. In May 2016, Katy’s Blueberry Lane collection, The Winslow Brothers Boxed Set, Books #1-4, became a New York Times E-book bestseller.
In 2016, Katy signed a print-only agreement with Spencerhill Press. As a result, her Blueberry Lane paperback books will now be distributed to brick and mortar bookstores all over the United States.
Katy lives in the relative wilds of northern Fairfield County, Connecticut, where her writing room looks out at the woods, and her husband, two young children, two dogs, and one Blue Tonkinese kitten create just enough cheerful chaos to remind her that the very best love stories begin at home.
My Rating: ❤❤❤❤❤ 5 "Baby, you're music" Stars
Marry Me Mad is a superbly romantic love story that will make you swoon, chuckle and feels giddy giggling continuously because the romance is so freaking sweet.
I totally love the idea of this story where the guy have always been in love with the girl of his dream but never got the chance to be with her until now. I think that is super sweet of him. And the fact that he is a super talented musician that plays various instrument, can sing and always seems to write song about the girl he loves took the word swoon to another level.
Let's talk about the hero now shall we?
Cort Ambler is a tattooed musician with a dirty blond long hair and gray-blue eyes. He may looks so edgy and tough but he is a super duper romantic. He have the best cheesy words in the world and I have never make so many notes on swoon-worthy things on my Kindle before this book. Those words really are cheesy but it is so romantic and I just wish he could come out from the literary world to teach my fiance at least some of his cheesy words lol.
Aside from his cheesiness and him being so freaking romantic, I love that he is also a kind person as he care for people's feelings around him and he talk so sweetly to a dog. Sigh, he is so perfect!
Now, let's talk about the gorgeous heroine.
Madeleine Rousseau or Mad is the stunning French librarian who are all pearls and heels from outside but she also can curse like a champ and I just love her. I love that she is fiercely loyal especially towards her twin, Jax but I particularly love that she stays true to herself. I mean she obviously is crazy about Cort but she didn't let herself truly enjoy being with Cort because she feels guilty towards Jax but she also can't entirely say no to Cort either as she acknowledge her feeling for him.
(or in other words, Things that I love about the book)
I actually have countless things that I love about the book but these are my top favorites:
1. That moment when Cort thought that Mad are impossibly beautiful but in actuality, he said that aloud and when he realize that, he affirmed it. And that is so sweet!
You are impossibly beautiful, he thought, lost in the unique light-green of her eyes and not realizing until she squeaked "Me?" that he'd actually said the words aloud.
..."You, Medeleine Rousseau."
2. I love that Cort keeps on writing song for Mad in his head through out the story and I am a big fan of beautiful songs in a book. The Miss Mad song he wrote is beautiful and it is now among my favorite songs in the literary world. And by the way, I love how the song is put in the story verse by verse. It was brilliantly clever and I specifically love the last verse!
3. That scene where Mad mistakenly thought Cort feel she does not look good in sweats and a T-shirt and Cort being the romantic and musician he is, he doesn't just say she is beautiful, he said "Baby, you're music." *Swoon*
(or in other words, Things that I dislike about the book)
I am a little bit frustrated with Mad when she keep on postponing the very much needed talk with Jax about Cort but I also understand that it is the the angst needed in the story so I guess I can accept that. I just wish that I didn't feel like pulling out my hairs every time the talk is being postpone :D
That being said, I am totally recommending Marry Me Mad to all romance readers because this is absolutely the one book that you wouldn't want to miss out on. It have many swoon-worthy moments, sweet and cheesy lines, awesome lyrics and a dashing musician. Seriously, y'all need to read this because it is that good!