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Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Loving Jilly by Sylvie Kaye

Loving Jilly by Sylvie Kaye
Publisher: The Wild Rose Press
Genre: Contemporary
Length: Full (290 pages)
Heat: Spicy
Rating: 4 Books
Reviewed by Rosemary

When a harried caretaker with no spare time hires a soulful builder who’s willing to take the time, he fixes more than she bargains for. Jilly is a New Orleans daycare aide by day and by night an errand-running caretaker to the three quirky aunts who raised her. What Jilly doesn’t have time for is a man who wants more than she can spare.

Zack is a brawny carpenter who works for his father’s construction company. He’s attracted to Jilly but wants the real deal when it appears all she has time for is a slam-bam-thank-you-man relationship. Will his patience and persistence gain him the time he needs to win her trust and her heart? Or will her aunts’ stop his clock with a voodoo hex?

Loving Jilly is a fast paced romp brimming with hilarity and fun-filled antics of zany characters.

Jilly Gordon doesn’t have the time to slow down and smell the roses let alone fall in love. With three demanding yet loving aunts, evening classes, and her pre-school job, Jilly rushes through life at breakneck speed with practically every minute of her life scheduled. And love is nowhere on that packed schedule.

While working temporarily in New Orleans, Zack Bigatowsky is biding his time as he finishes his current construction project so he can finally break free from working for his overbearing father. Zack’s relaxed approach to life is definitely at odds with Jilly’s race to the finish line attitude. It doesn’t take long for Jilly and Zack to learn to appreciate the differences between them.

Loving Jilly is a fun book. Ms. Kaye keeps the pace fast, and the story light. Well developed characters will keep you laughing and reading the funny parts aloud. Jilly’s love for her aunts is touching and poignant. Ms. Kaye brings New Orleans to life and gives a captivating look into the Cajun way of life. The love story between Zack and Jilly will remind you to slow down and savor what life has to offer.

Loving Jilly is an absolutely delightful book that easily keeps the reader’s interest with laugh out loud humor and several charmingly eccentric characters. If you’re a fan of light hearted romances with a southern feel, this is the book for you!