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Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Review of Lip Service by Adele Downs

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AUTHOR – Adele Downs
GENRE – Contemporary Romance
PUBLICATION DATE – April 28, 2015
LENGTH (Pages/# Words) – Short Novel 40,550
PUBLISHER – Boroughs Publishing Group

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Some ghosts won’t take “yes” for an answer.

Jack Harris has loved Legs Anderson since they were kids. Now that he has her in his bed, he has no intention of letting her go. Aunt Ada has other ideas, even from the grave.


Orphaned at a young age, Legs Anderson owes her Aunt Ada everything. The stoic old lady raised her, and Ada’s warnings about men—and the Harris boys in particular—have stuck, even after her death. Of course, that could be because Ada stuck around, too.


Patience is not one of Jack Harris’s virtues, and he’s waited too long to start a life with the woman he’s loved since childhood instead of them just knocking boots. Now Ada is interfering from beyond the grave, haunting the old Victorian house she bequeathed to her niece and reinforcing Legs’s fears of commitment. But Jack won’t give up. No matter what trouble may follow, the house will be renovated, Ada will learn to let go, Legs will put her money where her mouth is…and then Jack’ll put his lips everywhere else.



The roar of a Harley-Davidson motorcycle on Rachel’s block and the rev of a throttle in her driveway announced Jack’s arrival. Legs tried to appear nonchalant when he walked through the poolside gate, but the sight of his sun-streaked hair and tanned, muscular good looks nearly knocked her off her seat. She eased her sunglasses down the bridge of her nose to get a better look.
When he stepped into the pool area dressed in black jeans, black biker boots, and a white muscle shirt that framed his pumped-up shoulders and biceps, she caught her breath. Everyone in the group said “hey” and Rachel offered him a cold drink, but his focus had remained on her. He slid his sunglasses on top of his head and nodded in her direction.
Legs remembered his gaze meeting hers before his attention strayed to her gold and black bikini then savored every inch of her skin. An appreciative smirk curled his lips and desire flashed in his beautiful blue eyes. He took a long pull of the soft drink someone handed him and then set the can down on the patio table. He looked her way and said, “Want to go for a ride?” The invitation came out like a dare.


Adele Downs weaves together a magical love story that survives time and a meddling ghost. Jack and Legs have been in love since they were children but were kept apart because of Legs' aunt. Her aunt doesn't trust men or love since she was hurt when she was younger. Ada does everything she can to protect Legs from Jack and keep them apart even in death. Lip Service was very funny and entertaining at times with a wonderful cast of characters. I love the small town setting and Ada's Victorian home. I loved how Adele added a touch of paranormal to the story which made it so much enjoyable. Jack and Legs have so much chemistry and know how to steam up a room. There was a very deep bond and love between Jack and Legs. Their love was very strong and believable and worth fighting for. There were some surprising twists and turns. Overall a wonderful believable love story I highly recommend you read.  5 stars

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Adele Downs writes contemporary romance novels, some with a touch of magic, inside the office of her rural Pennsylvania home. She is a former journalist, published in newspapers and magazines inside the USA, UK, and Caribbean.

Adele is an active member of Romance Writers of America and her local RWA chapter where she serves as a past-president. She has written several articles for RWR magazine (Romance Writers Report) and has presented workshops for writers.

When Adele isn’t working on her current project, she can be found riding in her convertible or reading a book on the nearest beach.




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1 comment:

  1. Thank you for the wonderful review of LIP SERVICE. I'm so glad you enjoyed the book.