Monday, May 18, 2015

LIP SERVICE by Adele Downs

Series:  N/A
Author:  Adele Downs
Publish Date:   04.28.15
Publisher:  Boroughs Publishing Group
Category /Genre:  Light Paranormal
Recommended for:  18+ due to sexual content
Received from:  Adele Downs (in exchange for an honest review)
Tour by:  My Family’s Heart
Goodreads link: Lip Service
Date completed: 05.19.15

Description from the publisher:

Some ghosts won’t take “yes” for an answer.
Jack Harris has loved Legs Anderson since they were kids. Now that he has her in his bed, he has no intention of letting her go. Aunt Ada has other ideas, even from the grave.

Orphaned at a young age, Legs Anderson owes her Aunt Ada everything. The stoic old lady raised her, and Ada’s warnings about men—and the Harris boys in particular—have stuck, even after her death. Of course, that could be because Ada stuck around, too.

Patience is not one of Jack Harris’s virtues, and he’s waited too long to start a life with the woman he’s loved since childhood instead of them just knocking boots. Now Ada is interfering from beyond the grave, haunting the old Victorian house she bequeathed to her niece and reinforcing Legs’s fears of commitment. But Jack won’t give up. No matter what trouble may follow, the house will be renovated, Ada will learn to let go, Legs will put her money where her mouth is…and then Jack’ll put his lips everywhere else.


This is a stand-alone story, as are all that Adele Downs has released to date.  This is not part of a series.

Legs Anderson knows that ghosts are real.  She continues to live with Aunt Ada long after the lady has been laid to rest.  I thought it was a fun read to observe as Jack Harris learns what Legs already knows.  He had his work cut out for him when he had to woo not only Legs, but also her dearly departed aunt!  I loved that I was able to disappear into Aunt Ada’s fixer-upper of a house and enjoy the laughs and taunting between the three main characters.  For me there were many laughs, sighs, and a few errant tears found between the covers of this book.

I would love to read more fun stories from Adele Downs!

Grammar/editing:  ungraded – book received as an unedited ARC / errors excused

Other Books from Adele Downs:
  • Santa to the Rescue
  • Her Immortal Viking
  • Naturally Yours
  • Kissing Her Cowboy
  • Her Christmas Cowboy


$10 Starbucks Gift Card
$10 Amazon Gift Card
2 eCopies NATURALLY YOURS by Adele Downs
2 eCopies KISSING HER COWBOY by Adele Downs


The roar of a Harley-Davidson motorcycle on Rachel’s block and the rev of a throttle in her driveway announced Jack’s arrival. Legs tried to appear nonchalant when he walked through the poolside gate, but the sight of his sun-streaked hair and tanned, muscular good looks nearly knocked her off her seat. She eased her sunglasses down the bridge of her nose to get a better look.

When he stepped into the pool area dressed in black jeans, black biker boots, and a white muscle shirt that framed his pumped-up shoulders and biceps, she caught her breath. Everyone in the group said “hey” and Rachel offered him a cold drink, but his focus had remained on her. He slid his sunglasses on top of his head and nodded in her direction.

Legs remembered his gaze meeting hers before his attention strayed to her gold and black bikini then savored every inch of her skin. An appreciative smirk curled his lips and desire flashed in his beautiful blue eyes. He took a long pull of the soft drink someone handed him and then set the can down on the patio table. He looked her way and said, “Want to go for a ride?” The invitation came out like a dare.

Thank you [My Family’s Heart] for hosting this tour.


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