Publication Date: February 2012
Finished Date: February 22, 2012
Source: Review Copy from Entangled Publishing
OCD kindergarten teacher Johanna hates Valentine’s Day. She hates romance, hates commercialism, and definitely hates her school’s annual charity date auction. She never expects her pre-auction night of drinking to land a sexy Brit in her bed. Or for that Brit to show up at the auction, bid thousands just to talk to her again, and get down on one knee in front of everyone and ask her to marry him.
Viscount Damon Hayes has never met anyone like Johanna. She’s neurotic, fascinating, and fun. She also doesn’t care about his title and doesn’t want his money, which makes Johanna perfect to fulfill a surprise clause in his father’s will: marry within three months and remain married for a year, or lose his fortune. A relationship is out of the question, but when passions ignite and the two fall in love, their marriage of convenience becomes anything but.
Wow, another incredible romance novella published by Entangled. I am yet to find an Entangled title that I do not absolutely love.
Johanna hated Valentine's Day. Everyone walking around happy while she is always alone. Enter Damon, the on-night stand she kicks out of her room only to run into the next day and be proposed to. Johanna thinks he's crazy but when she agrees to marry him so that he doesn't lose his fortune, she has no idea that this business partnership just might end in true love.
I loved this book. It was brilliant and my complete hopeless romantic girlishness came back with a bang. I cannot think about this book without just wanting to sigh dreamily and let out an "AWWWW". It's fair to say I awwed many times throughout this book. I just fell in love with the story. It has been a while since I read a pure romance book and I really loved delving back into this genre and what a book to delve back into with. It was fantastic.
I completely 100% fell head over heels for Damon. I think there's just something about the name because every book I read when the lead male is called Damon, I just fall in love with him. That was definitely the case in this one. I just loved how sweet and caring her was and I loved seeing his feelings for Johanna grow. So many times when they were fighting I just wanted to read into the book and push them together. I became so involved in this book I read it in one sitting as I couldn't stop reading until they got together. This happens to me many times while reading romance, I'm just that much of a hopeless romantic.
Another fantastic romance novella and I loved every moment of it. If I ever just want a quick sweet read this is the book I will go back to for it. It's brilliant but if you decide to read this book you best be prepared to turn all schoolgirl with the awws and the dreamy sighs. There's no way to avoid it with this great novella.
I am so pleased to be a stop on the blog tour for this book and I am so happy to welcome the author, the incredible Diane Alberts to K-Books today.
The Making of a Cover
The reveal of the cover for a book is, to me, the most exciting part of the writing process, aside from release day. I love seeing a face put to my story, all prettily arranged and appealing. The cover is so important to a story because, as we all know; people DO judge a book by its cover. Sure, sure, we say not to. We’ve all heard “don’t judge a book by its cover” enough times to gag. But in all reality: we do.
All of the time.
So we get inside the process of actually making and waiting—with lots of nail-biting on both the artist’s and author’s part—we finally get to see it. The one thing that will make a reader pick up our book out of thousands of other books. We wait with bated breath to find out if we will fall in love with our cover or despise it. I’m one of the lucky ones—I absolutely ADORE my cover for my latest release, On One Condition.
On One Condition is a modern-day fairytale story. Think one-night stand with a Cinderella—but tougher—and Prince Charming—but a Viscount—and put them together in a marriage of convenience. Throw in a dash of friction, fights, and love. They might marry to save his fortune, but they end up with so, so much more.
The two rings on my cover show the theme of the story—marriage—and the red heart on the line is a foretelling of the unexpected love that is to come.
Whether they want it or not.
Connect with Diane
Author Bio:Author of all things romance. Diane believes strongly in a happily-ever-after for everyone. She especially loves tortured heroes and heroines, as can be seen in her stories. She is repped by the fabulous Lauren Hammond of ADA Management.
Diane Alberts lives in Northeast Pennsylvania with her husband, four kids, and a bird. She lives in the mountains-but wishes it were the beach. She has been writing since she was in elementary school, but only recently fulfilled her dreams of being published in 2011. Enjoys dyeing yarn and knitting in her “spare” time.
She loves interacting with readers, so feel free to email her at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
We have one copy of On One Condition to give away. Just leave me a comment and let me know what you think about the book. Do you want to read it?