Tuesday, 8 July 2014

Meeting Miss Mystic - by Katy Regnery

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The blurb:

High school principal Paul Johansson has never been lucky in love, which is too bad, because few men in Montana are more naturally romantic. Then his friend Maggie signs him up for Internet dating, and while Paul is initially furious, he’s soon blown away by Holly Morgan, a blonde, blue-eyed art teacher from Connecticut. She might just be the girl of his dreams.

Zoe Flannigan—aka Holly Morgan—totally forgot about the account she set up two years ago on Meet-the-One.com. In fact, after an accident that left her physically and emotionally scarred, she hasn’t been up for meeting or dating anyone. Until she meets Paul who is handsome, sweet, and too-good-to-be-true. But while the built-in anonymity of the Internet offers a buffer, she can’t hide in cyberspace forever, either from Paul’s expectations or herself. There’s a journey she must take, and at the end of it will be a love as beautiful and boundless as the wide Montana sky.

My Opinion:

*Book provided by the author and publisher in exchange for an honest review*

Whoooo hoo our QUEEN OF ROMANCE is back with the next part of the Heart of Montana stories. I was s glad to be back in this world and read about all the characters again, especially Jane and Lars. I love them so much in See Jane Fall and didn’t want to let them go, so it was awesome that they were in some of the scenes.

For once the Heart of Montana book is not about a Lindstrom sibling (they’re always there anyway…), no it’s about our lovely principle Paul, who was madly in love with Jenny Lindstrom, but she married someone else.
He is best friends with Lars and Maggie and Maggie has enough of Paul being single and miserable, so she opens an online dating account for him.

I loved getting to know Paul better. I have to say that I didn’t really like him in jenny’s book, but then he was so nice to Jane in the last book and now finally his character and personality came through. As a teacher myself it’s always interesting when a character in a book has the same profession. Paul is really passionate about his job and just wants the best for the children. He went through a lot looking for love and it was really hard for him. It was great to read about his feelings and emotions and one could feel that they were real.

Now there is Zoe, or Miss Mystic or Holly. Well, in her online account is says Holly and she’s a beautiful blonde with blue eyes. Not anymore, she has changed a lot: tattoos, black hair, brown eyes… As a reader we find out soon what happened to her and why she changed so much. It’s a sad and tragic story and she’s still struggling with it.

Holly/Zoe and Paul start exchanging messages and eventually they also talk on the phone. Their relationship develops beautifully just with their messages and phone calls, they were falling for each other, but then Paul wants to visit her…
Zoe is shocked and scared, because she lied about her name and her picture. After talking to her aunt she decides to go to Montana and tell him the truth. However, that’s not as easy as she thought it would be and she doesn’t say a world.

Paul sees himself falling for Zoe as well, but what about Holly? This whole mess gets really complicated, but love and the feelings were always in the foreground. Zoe can’t get herself to tell him and I was glad she had Maggie and then also Nils to talk to.

Their lovestory was so sweet, intense and deep. I love how Katy found a way to express their chemistry from both of their perspectives. We got to know both characters and their emotions, which was great and brought a pleasant change into the story.  Some of their scenes were really romantic and passionate, which I loved.

Katy created a wonderful and brilliant story, taking me into this world of Montana again. The surroundings were beautiful and seemed so real, I couldn’t put the book down, I was addicted to Paul’s and Zoe’s story. WOW WOW WOW, you did an amazing job with this one Katy!!! 

I can’t wait for Nils’ and Maggie’s story!!!!


My passible cast:

Paul: model

Zoe: model


Zoe closed her eyes as he leaned over her, claiming her lips with his. He tightened his arms around her, pulling her body flush against his and she slid her flattened hands up his chest until they rested lightly on the throbbing pulse on either side of his throat.
            She was terribly in love with him.
            And it was terrible.
            It was terrible that she had lied to him. It was terrible that she would eventually have to tell him the truth. It was terrible that she didn’t know how to make it all okay. It was terrible to love so hard. It was terrible to want this much. It was terrible to know that she would never, ever love someone as she loved Paul Johansson.
            His tongue slipped through her lips and all thoughts slipped from her head. She arched her back to fit better against him, and he held on tightly to her, pressing her up against the hardness between his thighs and pillaging her mouth with his tongue. He stroked the satin muscle of her tongue then nipped at the soft skin of her lips, blowing her mind with the savage heat that they generated simply by touching.
            She ran her hands through his thick blond hair as his hands moved from her back to her hips, his fingers slipping under her t-shirt to touch the soft skin underneath. Her fingers tensed in his hair momentarily from the sharp sweetness of the sensation and she moaned into his mouth, wanting more, wanting his hands all over her body. With increasing passion, she dug her hands into his—
            “Excuse me! This is a public park! Oh, really. This is disgraceful!”
            Paul pulled back from her abruptly and her eyes flew open. She caught his startled expression, staring at someone behind her with a mixture of surprise and chagrin sweeping across his flushed face. She dropped her hands to his shoulders and felt them lightly shaking under her fingers; with one look at his face, she realized he was chuckling inside and trying very hard not to break into gales of laughter on the outside. She held onto him, feeling herself dissolve into quiet giggles, finally resting her forehead on his chest as her shoulders shook.
            “S-Sorry, ma’am,” she heard Paul say, his voice just keeping it together as his chest still trembled lightly, rippling against her with silent laughter.
            “Well, I should say so! Making out like the world is ending. There are children milling around!”
            “Yes, ma’am,” said Paul, his voice merry under contrition, another round of trembles making Zoe giggle harder. “Poor judgment.”
            “Indeed. Just…get a room. Or keep it clean.”
            Zoe snorted lightly against his chest, unable to keep the giggles under control.
            “Yes. A clean room. Thank you.”
            Paul stepped back then, taking her hand and pulling her away from the sour-faced, grumbling grandmother behind them.
            “Thanks for letting me take the fall,” he said, grinning at her when they finally got to the top of the cliff.
            “No problem,” she giggled, pushing a flyaway hair out of her face.



KATY REGNERY, Amazon best-selling author, has always loved telling a good story, and credits her mother with making funny, heartwarming tales come alive throughout her childhood. A lifelong devotee of all romance writing, from Edwardian to present-day, it was just a matter of time before Katy tried her hand at writing a love story of her own.
As it turned out, one love story turned into a series of six Heart of Montana romances, following the love lives of the Yellowstone-based Lindstrom siblings. When Katy's fans asked her to turn up the heat, she cheerfully started her Enchanted Places series, which offered steamier romance to her readers. Katy was also proud to offer a stand-alone romance, The Vixen and the Vet, written as a benefit for Operation Mend, just in time for Fourth of July, 2014.
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, and two dogs create just enough cheerful chaos to remind her that the very best love stories of all are the messy and unexpected ones.
Katy hosts a #LunchtimeLiveWithKaty party every day from 12:00-1:00pm EST. Visit Katy at: www.katyregnery.com, www.facebook.com/KatyRegnery or @KatyRegnery on Twitter - she loves to hear from her fans!

Katy Regnery Links:
Katy Regnery (Goodreads): https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/7211470
Katy Regnery (Amazon Author link): http://www.amazon.com/Katy-Regnery/e/B00FDZKXYU/ref=sr_tc_2_0?qid=1394938840&sr=8-2-ent
Twitter: @KatyRegnery

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