Tuesday, November 12, 2013

BLOG TOUR: Joyfully Yours – Amy Lamont + Review, giveaway & playlist!

Released: November 11th, 2013

A musician and a priest walk into a grocery store—singer Faith Leary thinks this is a better opening for an off-color joke than a recipe for romance, until she finds herself ogling Father Michael in the checkout line the day before Thanksgiving. 

When Father Michael first steps in to bail Faith out of her financial jam, Faith thinks she’s being picked up at the grocery store. Right up until she catches sight of the black shirt and tab collar. Since not much in her life is going her way lately, it doesn’t come as much of a shock when Michael turns up at her mother’s Thanksgiving dinner. What does come as a surprise is the attraction that springs up between them. If only he weren’t a priest, he would be perfect for her. 

Faith’s sister finds Father Michael attractive, too, and she’s making no bones about it. Scenes from the Thorn Birds flitting through her head, it comes as a relief to Faith to find out Michael is not exactly what he seems. It’s good news until she realizes her sister is a far better match for him than her screw-up self could ever be. But if that’s true, why does Michael insist on seeing only the good in Faith, no matter how often she falls short of her too perfect sister? 
"You may feel like your life is a mess, but you're not afraid of letting things get messy in order to follow your heart."
This novel is a sweet, short story about two people falling in love in the oddest of circumstances. A classic rock singer with a priest. What were the odds? But somehow, they found their ways to each other and found happiness. It's a fast-paced romance that was so adorable and it had me grinning from ear-to-ear.

Joyfully Yours is a short book. Like really short. In my iPad, it was only 98 pages. But. Damn. This book was so cute in so many ways and touching. The characters were relatable. Being the outcast in the family. Being the one who's always looked down upon. Been there, done that.

But Faith was a really cool character. First of all, a classic rock singer? BINGO. One of my favorite genres. And she already started out pretty funny.
"How fast does a person get sent to hell for checking out a priest?"
Faith is such a strong character and I admire her. I admire how she's reaching for her dreams despite the crappy situation she was in.
"You always decided what you wanted and went after it with gusto no matter what anyone else thought you should do."
She didn't give two shits about what her family thought of her. She was used to her family thinking of her talent and aspirations as a "hobby". But she kept going. I like that so damn much.

And Father Michael is one damn fine priest. I'd grope his ass in public probably but that would be horribly inappropriate considering he was a priest. But he is just the sweetest little fucker and I would love to take him home with me.

Minor Faults:
  • The epilogue was a waaaay too fast development. The pace was just right before.


★ Amazon ★

Author: I don’t listen to music while I’m writing. I find it distracting because I constantly want to sing along. But I do use it for inspiration. There were several songs that inspired me while I was writing Joyfully Yours, and I thought I’d share them with you:

Amy Lamont writes contemporary and New Adult romance about quirky heroines and hunky heroes. Over the years she’s had some jobs she loved (working as a program coordinator for a non-profit animal rescue), some jobs she liked (freelance writing), and some jobs she hated (her experience as a waitress has turned her into the excellent tipper she is today). But nothing gives her greater joy than writing romances that pack an emotional punch and come with a guaranteed happily ever after.

Amy lives in New England with her husband, twin daughters, and two rescue mutts. She loves chatting with readers. To get in touch, visit her at www.amylamont.com. 

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  1. I am a first time visitor. Glad I discovered this site. Thanks for the giveaway


  2. "Joyfully Yours" sounds like a fabulous read! Love the cover :)

    ~Veronica Vasquez~

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