Blog Tour: LOVE, LIES & THE D.A. by Rebecca Rohman
Jada McLean is about to get married in nine days, when she walks in on her fiancé in a little more than a compromising position. Days later, she’s on a trip that she intends to be relaxing and a prelude to her fresh start, when she runs into the rude, obnoxious, but gorgeous Jonathan Kole.
Jonathan Kole is San Francisco’s newest District Attorney. When he finds himself deeply attracted to a stunning beauty, he has no idea that she’s about to get into BIG trouble with the law—and he’ll be the one presiding over her trial. To make matters worse, his father is the lawyer representing her in the high-profile case.
When a series of events force them together over New Year’s weekend, Jonathan’s feelings and ethics will come into question, while Jada comes to terms with the fact that she is falling for the man that will be responsible for attempting to put her behind bars… Little do they know, they’re both about to fall into a whirlwind so deep, it will send both their lives spiraling out of control.
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Guest Post by Rebecca Rohman
Love, Lies & The D.A.
I worked on this book for the last year and the whole time, I could hear my mentor’s voice in my head.
“Telling not showing,” she’d say, or “I’m not convinced… not feeling it here.”
With this book I pushed myself, and tried to blow everything I knew I was guilty of with my first book (at least during the writing phase), out the park. My aim was to make the reader and my mentor, laugh and cry. I want readers to feel happy and sad, and at times I want them to feel angry—I want them to experience what the characters feel.
I’ve always had the most difficult time being funny in my writing and it was something I really strived to do in certain parts of this book. I think I’ve succeeded—it’s up to bookworms out there to decide 🙂 . I’m silly, I laugh at my own jokes and depending on my husband to tell me if something was funny or not in a romance novel, was a complete waste of time.
He always gave the same blah response, “It’s cute.”
Not necessarily what you want to hear when attempting to write a funny scene.
The scenes where I wanted to evoke tears were the most difficult however. I had to get myself in “the zone”. That meant privacy, quiet, soft or no music, then I’d put myself in my characters shoes and I’d imagine how they’d feel.
In some instances, it was as simple as going back to a sad time in my life, but in others, I used my own fears— how I thought I would react in a given situation to write those scenes. I thought if I felt what the characters did; it would translate to the readers too. When I found myself bawling while my fingertips scrambled across the keyboard, I truly believed I would succeed in roping the reader in.
My aim was to keep readers engaged from page one all the way to the very end. Love, Lies & The D.A. will take people through a myriad of emotions—from lighthearted moments, to intense situations, from close encounters to steamy love scenes. Readers will laugh, and they will cry. I hope they thoroughly enjoy the heartwarming and sometimes heart-wrenching journey that Jada and Jonathan go through as they turn through the pages of my book.
Nicole’s Review 4 Stars
When I saw the title of Rebecca Rohman’s latest book, I got my hopes up. Love, Lies and the DA…it screams sex, power and intrigue!! Knowing that I should never judge a book by its cover/title, I held my giddiness at bay. I didn’t want to be disappointed and have to blame myself for it!! It didn’t take long (like just pages in!) for me to let my giddiness run free! Right off the bat, all three elements were present!! Yay!!!
Jada McLean is a smart, savvy business owner just days away from getting married. The dress is ready, the honeymoon is booked and the guests will soon be arriving. None of this matters when Jada walks into HER condo to find HER fiancé getting busy on HER desk in HER office! Needless to say, Jada cancels the wedding. In an effort to get some space to process what just happened to her life, Jada finds solace in a vacation home in Lake Tahoe. It is her hope that she can grieve and find peace in the solitude of the area. On her first venture into Lake Tahoe, she meets the most incredibly sexy and completely obnoxious man she has ever met. Jonathan Kole is smart, sexy and a total asshole (Jada’s words. Not mine!). He also happens to be San Francisco’s District Attorney. He leaves Jada with a first impression that will be hard to change, but Jonathan finds that convincing Jada she is wrong bouts him is worth the work.
Through an extraordinary series of events, Jada finds herself facing the possibility of being on the opposite side of the courtroom from Jonathan. To make matters more complicated, Jonathan’s father is Jada’s attorney. What follows is a story full of “no ways”, “WHATs” and “DAYMNs”!!! Rebecca Rohman does a great job of taking the reader on a rollercoaster ride full of twists, turns and “never saw it comings”!
I give Love, Lies and the DA 4 stars. It is a really great book that had the potential for more stars, but the length of it held me back. There is a LOT of detail in this story. Some of which is good in that it helps the reader get to know Jada and how her mind works, but some of it is just unnecessary. That said, don’t let the length of the book turn you off. It is so worth getting to the “HOLY CRAP” part near the end. Read it! I think you will find that the book is as good as its title!
ARC provided for honest review
Rebecca Rohman is a wife and designer currently living in the Northeastern United States.
She was a Sales Manager for a tourist magazine, and for many years prior, she was involved in marketing for a jewelry company, and later for a fine wine distributor.
About fifteen years ago, she started writing her first romance novel, Uncorked, just to purely entertain herself. It was not until early in 2012 when she decided to complete it and share it with the world. The story was published in February of 2013. Love, Lies & The D.A. is her second novel.
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