Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Blog Tour: Review and Giveaway of Delayed Flight by John J. Smith

Giveaway Details:
Mr. Smith has generously offered 1 copy of Delayed Flighted for us to giveaway.  This is open internationally. (US winner gets a PB copy or international get e-book). Just leave a comment with a valid e-mail address below.  This will run until 12/26. Good Luck!!

Author:John J. Smith
Publisher: Dark Red Press
Date of Publication: January 2011

Veronica, a widow from an abusive marriage, is looking forward to having a wonderful visit with her daughter, Jeri. It had been a year since Jeri moved away to college and Veronica cannot think of anywhere else she would rather be than spend a peaceful Christmas with Jeri.

Jared thought his day had already gone badly when his hiring proposal for consultants was put on hold. Now he finds himself stranded in a blizzard and discovers his rental car has a flat.To add insult upon injury, the keys are locked in the trunk!

When Veronica sees Jared walk into the airport terminal and takes a seat across from her, she can feel her emotions run amok bouncing somewhere between loathing and love. He was the man, whom she had loved and yet he had walked out on her. Jared on the other hand wants to do everything in his power to heal her wounds. In the deepest region of his heart, he wants to start over.

On icy roads, and deep in thought, Jeri is suddenly involved in a serious accident, and as Veronica rushes through the halls of the hospital, in search to find answers, she stumbles upon Jared. It is then Veronica realizes at that their present has brought them together shrouded in the events of their past while the doctors feverishly work to save her daughter’s life.

Delayed Flight is a very sweet story. I have to admit that when I started the book, I wasn't sure I was going to like it.  The beginning was a bit slow for me, but after the second chapter, I found that I couldn't put it down.  I devoured this book.  I loved the characters, especially Jared.  He is just such a nice guy that you can't help but root for him.  Imagine carrying a torch for one woman for so long.  I was hoping he would get his HEA! 

While Delayed Flight is a love story, it is so much more. This book is about the past and forgiveness. It's about finding the strength to allow yourself to move beyond past hurts and mistakes and move toward a brighter future.  There are a few twists in the story that I thought made it so much more enjoyable. While the end was a little predictable, I still ate it up.  If you don't walk away from this book with a smile, I will be surprised.  

Mr. Smith is a talented writer and I look forward to his next book!

About the author:

John writes under two names John J. Smith and pen name Jonathan Black. Why does he do this?  He has been told when a reader sees his work they have an expectation, hence the two names. He has won several awards under each name.

He has been called a prolific Fiction writer. He enjoys writing romance and mainstream as John and paranormal and paranormal romance as Jonathan.

Several of his novels have been converted or rewritten into screenplays; for which he has also have won several awards.

John J. Smith resides in Plano, a suburb of Dallas, Texas.  John's website


Literary Chanteuse said...

Sounds like a good read! Life can throw us interesting coincidences. Thanks for the giveaway! I'm in Canada so it would be for the e book.


Book Sake said...

I love reads that leave me smiling! And I can always use a HEA!
- Jessica @ Book Sake

Teddy Rose said...

I'm so glad you enjoyed it. Thanks for taking part in the tour!

rhonda said...

books sounds great ,please enter me in the

Martha Lawson said...

A new to me author, which I love finding!! The book sounds like a wonderful read. I'd love to be entered to win.

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Vivien said...

I love these kind of reads. Makes it seem so realistic.

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Aima Baig said...

I love to read this book. well i am lover of novels and fiction and romance novel are on my hit list. so add me too

Unknown said...

Sounds like a good book, I would love to win it!! Thanks for the Giveaway!

GFC; Sarah E. Cruz

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I just love HEA !

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Helen said...

sounds like a great read packed full of emotion and hopefully some great romance at the end :)
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