3 October 2013

BLOG TOUR + REVIEW + GIVEAWAY: Cole by J.B. Hartnett

Welcome to J.B Harnett to Sassy Mum Book Blog and
so honored to be apart of the Cole Blog Tour

Release Date: September 21st 2013.   Genre: Adult Contemporary Romance

Book Two in the Leaves Series.


Cole Carlyle, successful hotelier, has lived his life on his own terms.
Burned by a gold digging ex-wife, he never expected to find his soul mate in Anika “Inky” Redding.
Anika Redding, talented artist, overcame her past to live her life free of shame.
Betrayed by people she thought she could trust, the last thing she expected was to find true love in Cole Carlyle.
Their love for each other has helped them overcome their demons before, but now faced with an unimaginable challenge, Cole must turn to the last person he wants involved in his life, and hope that those demons don’t once again try to swallow them whole.
Inky and Cole’s romance and passion ignite and in the sequel to “Inky” we follow their journey to overcome their pasts once and for all, while building their love into something everlasting.



We return were Inky left us with a Cliffhanger of all Cliffhangers ending, with this amazing sequel to the Leave Series through the eyes of the heartwarming Cole Carlyle. Julie certainly gave us one.

We continue with the unknown of Where is Inky? Poor Cole unknown as to what happened joins forces with his family and Inky's friends. This brought together an emotional family moment between Cole and his dad. Can family members move on after such a devastating past.

This sequel was full of it all. Full of a rollercoaster of emotions, family drama, laughter and best of all Hot sizzling sex.  Always love a good wall banging scene! :)

With Cole being Inky's protector none the less, the love honestly showed just how much they are truly meant to be together.  Through the leaps and bounds, there love is just too strong.

"When I wake up, it's to his kiss on my forehead. He tells me I'm beautiful everyday. He's always gentle with me. He knows my pain and I know his, and neither one of us is afraid to swim through the darkness of the other. The world could be falling down around us, but together we would be impenetrable. He is the other half of my heart, the other half of my soul.....without him, I'm incomplete." ~ Inky

The emotional support that Cole provide Inky thought her panic moments is beautiful. This brought out further truths about Cole's past. 
The artistic side of both of these characters, as I fan of Art, I this moment I loved. 

My Darling Girl, All my dreams, all  my love........all you. Cole

After such an emotional rollercoaster for Inky & Cole, they were were given their chance to more forward to the future together. The beautiful moment capture at the ending was beautiful. 

This sequel still brought us the jam pack full of action throughout however it also gave us some closure that Inky and Cole deserved. 

I look forward to the next installment to the Leaves Series with Nico.


Book One in The Leaves Series


Anika “Inky” Redding is passionate about two things; her love of painting and her fiancĂ© Evan. While working as a bartender to pay her bills, she meets Cole, a sexy divorcee. She denies their mutual attraction and tries to put him out of her mind.

When an abusive person from her childhood makes an unexpected visit, Inky’s world is turned upside down. Secrets are revealed and truths are exposed leaving Inky devastated and questioning what she thought was love. As she picks up the pieces and tries to move on, she finds her path crosses with Cole once again and this time, she cannot deny the passion between them.

Once she opens her heart again, will she be able to move forward or will her past find a way to stop her?


This book was included in a few recommendations to read from another blogger. It had sat on my Kindle until only a couple of weeks ago to start this Blog Tour.
Now I was kind of glad I did as once I finished it..........WHAT A CLIFFHANGER! I'm a fan of cliffhangers only if its a goodie but also the sequel isn't too far away from release. Thankfully I had the pleasure of reading on to Cole straight after or I would have lost my mind. Literally!
 More about Cole in the above Review.

Let me start off by saying what an amazingly well written, thought out novel from J.B. Harnett. As per my messages to J.B. via facebook, I was hooked from the start. Emotional heart wrenching mess!
This book pulled every emotion out of me left right and centre. Without going into details, the emotions throughout the book was speechless! Inky was a Brave Girl and I have got to Hand it to her for what she had been through.

As the Synopsis explains we are met with Inky and her fiancĂ© Evan. As times goes by things happen through the book that make Inky pull up her Big girl panties and move on. Definitely Shouted out "You Go Girl" with her sweet act of revenge moment! Loved It!

From the first meeting when Inky & Cole met, the connection these two developed was amazing. Through both their troubled pasts, they both find the passion between one another. The feeling I got from this couple was indescribable! They are certainly one of my favorites couples of all time.

"Dont break my heart, Anika and I won't break yours" ~ Cole
"Deal" ~ Inky

With the love of Inky & Cole, I also fell in love with the additional characters through the book. From Abe from the Art Gallery to her best friends you could never imagine life without, Gus & Aimes. Through the good and the bad you know they would do anything for Inky. To the ever so called friend Lisa to the tattoo artist Nico!

Now the CLIFFHANGER of all Cliffhangers......WOW what an emotional ending. It left me sitting there screaming Noooooo. For the heartwarming emotion I have for Cole this......just cant explain!








Julie is a Southern California native, a fan of a really good story (preferably romance with a happily ever after), really good pie (preferably pumpkin) and copious amounts of coffee (preferably Folgers).
She has always enjoyed writing and at one time thought she could be a singer songwriter...the 'writer' part is the one that stuck.
Julie is obsessed with pi...the equation(and the food). She's allergic to cats and cantaloupe and hates mushrooms...so if you ever want to give her a gift, those are out for sure. She currently lives with her own romance hero husband and two boys in Melbourne, Australia.


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