Mar 06 2018

Blog Tour & Giveaway: Montana Heat: True to You by Jennifer Ryan

Posted by Jennifer in 5 Stars, Blog Tour, Contemporary Romance, Giveaways, Interview, Review / Leave a Comment


A Montana Man risks everything for the woman he loves . . .

Undercover DEA Special Agent Dawson King spent five months in a Montana prison establishing a fake identity to take down a ruthless drug dealer and put him behind bars. Except there’s a wild card . . . the killer’s beloved daughter. Cara Potter may appear to be on the right side of the law, but King has learned the hard way to trust no one—even someone as tantalizing as the coffee shop owner. She’s irresistible . . . but is she also dangerous?

From the moment he enters her life, King makes Cara . . . nervous. The handsome drifter says he wants to get his life together . . . but there is something about him that doesn’t quite ring true. Cara wants to believe in him, yet she holds back despite the way he awakens dormant dreams and leaves her breathless with his sexy smile, steamy kisses, his every touch.

When the explosive truth comes out and she’s betrayed by the ones she loves, Cara must decide—can she trust her heart, or should she listen to her head?



About the Book

True To You
by Jennifer Ryan

Montana Heat

Contemporary Romance

Avon Books

Publication Date
February 27, 2018

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 Interview with Jennifer Ryan

What is the most unethical practice in the publishing industry? Any book that is labeled a romance where consent is ambiguous or outright not given.

Does writing energize or exhaust you? Both, depending on the day…or the minute. But I love writing. Overall, every book excites me and energizes my imagination and need to write more.

What are common traps for aspiring writers? Getting stuck writing, rewriting, editing that first manuscript. At some point, you have to put it down and write something new. You become a better writer by writing. As I publish my 20th book, I know I’ve grown as a writer and this book is way better than the 1st one I wrote.

Does a big ego help or hurt writers? It depends on the person. I’m kind of a loner and not one of those people who thinks they’re the best at something. I want to get better. I take critiques and editorial notes as tools to look at my writing critically and see where I can improve. My goal is always to make the book the best it can be.

Do you try more to be original or to deliver to readers what they want? I try to strike a balance with an original storyline that doesn’t feel like a cookie cutter of the last books but give readers the family bonds, suspense, and romance they expect.

Do you think someone could be a writer if they don’t feel emotions strongly? Anyone can be a writer. The trick is writing with depth and emotion that connects the story to readers and makes them care about the characters…and keep turning the pages.

What other authors are you friends with, and how do they help you become a better writer? I have several friends who are writers, but Lia Riley is my partner in crime. She and I have been working together for years as critique partners. She reads all my stuff and has a brilliant way of pointing out things I hadn’t thought about for the story, ways to strengthen the story and characters, and reminding me that pages of dialogue need some sort of tags so readers can keep up with who is speaking.

You should check out her HELLIONS ANGELS – BRIGHTWATER – EVERLAND, GEORGIA – and OFF THE MAP series. She writes sexy romances with heart and humor that will make you laugh out loud.

Do you want each book to stand on its own, or are you trying to build a body of work with connections between each book? Both. Each book does stand alone, but I do connect them through the family. I want readers to love the family and want to know each of their story.

What was the best money you ever spent as a writer? I bought a new laptop with a touch screen. It makes it so much easier to scroll through paragraphs and pages. My husband suggested it. I said I didn’t need it. Tech geek that he is, he insisted I have the latest and greatest. Now I love it. Don’t tell him he was right.

Tour Wide Giveaway

To celebrate the release of TRUE TO YOU, we’re giving away two paperback copies of ESCAPE TO YOU by Jennifer Ryan!

GIVEAWAY TERMS & CONDITIONS:  Open to US shipping addresses only. Two winners will each receive a paperback copy of Montana Heat: Escape To You by Jennifer Ryan.  This giveaway is administered by Pure Textuality PR on behalf of Avon Romance.  Giveaway ends 3/9/2018 @ 11:59pm EST. Avon Romance will send the winning copies out to the winner directly. Limit one entry per reader and mailing address.  Duplicates will be deleted.  CLICK HERE TO ENTER!



About Jennifer Ryan

Jennifer Ryan is the New York Times & USA Today bestselling author of The Hunted, McBride, and Montana Men series. She writes suspenseful contemporary romances with outrageous plot twists, deeply emotional love stories, high stakes and higher drama. Her stories are filled with love, family, friendship, and the happily-ever- after we all hope to find. Jennifer lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with her husband and three children. When she finally leaves those fictional worlds, you’ll find her in the garden, playing in the dirt and daydreaming about people who live only in her head, until she puts them on paper.



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Review of True to You

Review (5 Stars):  Have I told you how much I love Jennifer Ryan’s books?  I always look forward to reading a new book in her series because I know it will be a well-written romance with strong female characters.  True to You follows the story of Dawson King, who is an undercover DEA agent, as he looks to bring down the ruthless drug dealer that has eluded him for so long.  To do this, he must cozy up to Iceman’s daughter, Cara, in hopes to find out if she is working with her father.  What he finds is a woman that he can’t resist but can he really trust her?

Cara is one of my favorite heroines because she is not someone that can be pushed around.  She worked so hard building a life away from her father and she believed that people deserved a second chance.  That is why she took in ex-cons to give them a chance to start over but they had to be honest with her or they were out.  I loved that she had a kind heart even after everything that she had been through.  That is why I thought that Dawson was the perfect guy for her.

True to You was an action-packed story that had the right amount of romance and suspense.  I loved Cara and Dawson together because they were working toward the same thing by putting her father behind bars.  I also knew that there would be trouble when Cara found out about Dawson but I’ve learned that love always seems to find a way.

This is the second book in the Montana Heat series but each book can definitely stand on its own.  I can’t wait to read the next book in the series to see who gets to ride into the sunset next with their true love.


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