Thursday, May 23, 2013

So the first reviews for my new book, Can’t Stand the Heat, are in and their pretty darn good… thankfully!


Starred review from Publishers Weekly

“… Sizzling chemistry ignites between the main characters, developing from a slow simmer as anticipation and plot build to a full rolling boil. The book features sparkling dialogue, delicious romance, and a masterfully constructed story with a strong, well-developed cast of characters whose varying viewpoints provide depth and layering.”
Read the full review here!

4-star review from RT Book Reviews

“Ellis starts her new Gibbons Gold Digger Series, about a family of women who seduce men for money, in fine form… Be ready to laugh and cry with these new reality stars of Chesterton, Va.”
Read the full review here! (limited to RT Book Reviews subscribers)

An "A" review from Romance in Color

 "The premise is modern and relatable; and the story is presented in clean, uncomplicated language. Comedic moments certainly added to the overall pleasure of the experience. Please don’t keep me waiting too long for the next installation. Please!"
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A 5-star review from Romance Novels in Color

"As a debut novel for a series, this author has done a wonderful job. I love the author’s writing style."
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Like the reviews? You can buy a copy of Can’t Stand the Heat!

Over three generations, the Gibbons women of Chesterton, Virginia, have built their reputation as a family of shameless—but refined—gold diggers. They even have a strict set of rules by which they operate. But the rebellious, youngest Gibbons is about to break them all…

Lauren Gibbons is committing the ultimate family betrayal: abandoning the tradition of seducing men for money. Nothing is worth the abuse she’s endured from her sugar daddy. Now a sous chef, Lauren is hoping to break from the past for good. And when she meets hot former NFL player Crisanto Weaver, she even lets herself imagine a future. But the small-town rumor mill—and her own sisters—aren’t ready for a new Lauren. Between her conniving relatives, her vengeful ex, a mountain of debt, and a whole lot of haters, can she escape her old life, and create something new?