Wednesday, January 20, 2016

BLITZ - Lucy Gage's JUST REALIZED (Ward Sisters, #6)

Title: Just Realized
Series: Ward Sisters, #6
Author: Lucy Gage
Genre: Contemporary Romance/Romantic Fiction
Publication Date: January 11, 2016
Length: 416 pages
Publisher: Patricia Korbet 
Cover Designer: PK Designs Editing and Graphics


She appears to be the irrepressibly happy girl. Nina Jacobs has had some rough patches in life, and men have always disappointed her. The day Owen Nichols drops into her world, the last thing she expects to happen is happily ever after.

He gravitates toward the role of knight in shining armor for damsels in distress. Sergeant Owen Nichols has a bad habit of being the rebound guy. When he meets Nina Jacobs, he recognizes the moment where preparation meets opportunity.

Some life lessons have to be earned the hard way. Owen is determined to prove worthy of Nina's trust, and they form an unshakable bond of friendship that she can't believe—and he dares not presume—is more. Can Owen find the courage to leap before she rediscovers her heart with someone else? Or will Nina realize that she already has everything she needs with the man who has become her best friend?




Amazon/Goodreads Rating: 5/5
In Patti's Imagination Rating: 10/10

After waiting (mostly patiently) for the 6th installment of Lucy Gage's Ward Sisters series I was so excited to dive right in to Nina Jacobs and Owen Nichols' great love story. The thing I love most about this author's writing style is how she first shows you a couple's first meeting and then goes back in time to show how these people got to the fateful moment. I enjoyed learning all of Nina's secrets and dreams, and seeing into her past helped me to better understand why she has the insecurities about love that she does. Owen... What a man!!! The Sergeant has a history of being loyal, loving, caring and oh-so-protective over those he loves. Both Nina and Owen have been burned by love in the past and go into their relationship knowing it's just a fling. That fling soon deepens into stronger feelings, and they become best friends fighting against love. Owen is quicker to admit to his burgeoning adoration while Nina believes herself unworthy of a forever kind of love. At times you want to smack that girl but as I said Ms. Gage shows us the reasoning behind her fear.

If you haven't read the other books in this series I highly recommend you do, although it is not necessary before reading Just Realized. Each book is a standalone, but they are all interconnected so some parts of the book overlap with another character's POV. Plus, you are going to want to meet Captain Neil Murphy from Right Here Waiting. Trust me, he is SWOON WORTHY! I'm hard pressed to say he's better than this story's hero, Owen, but both men are wonderful. In all actuality ALL the men in this series are damn near perfect, and Lucy makes them so realistic.

All in all, this reader is a fan for life, and can't wait to see what Ms. Gage comes out with next. GO READ THIS SERIES!!! You won't be sorry you did, I promise!!!


This time, he dove in with her still on his shoulder—instead of dumping her—and she was ready for it. When they surfaced, she was laughing and he was, too. He swooped her into an embrace, leaning his face inches from hers.

She tried to pull away and he said, “Don't. Not yet.”


“Because your ex is watching. I'm going to kiss you. Make him jealous.”

“What if I don't want to kiss you?”

“Do you want to make him jealous?” he asked, his lips a hair from hers.

“Yes,” she breathed.

“Then let me kiss you,” he whispered. “Wrap your arms around my neck and your legs around my waist.”


“Just do it.”

He shifted his hands to her butt and pulled her pelvis to his. Heat flooded her body as the hard ridge of him rubbed her aching clit with each passing wave. “Better?” Lust coated his voice.

“Uh huh,” she muttered as he pressed his lips to hers, warm, despite the cold water, and surprisingly soft. When she swiped her tongue over his lips, tasting the ocean salt, he opened them.

His tongue danced with hers as if meant to do so. No war, no fighting, just a sensual give and take. When he pulled away, he'd left her breathless.

“Why'd you stop?” I could kiss you for hours.

He panted. “Did you want to keep going?”

“Yes.” God, yes. I might fly apart, but I don't care.

“Okay.” He kissed her again, his luscious mouth turning her inside out. This time, he let her slide down his body, and a wave nearly toppled them.

“Did that work for you?”

To her delight, his brawny arms still held her. “Which part? Making Liam jealous or getting excited while kissing you?

Owen smiled. “I liked kissing you, too.”



Just Realized


Lucy Gage started her writing career under another name, but the same vivid imagination and love of books still fuels her daily life. When she's not writing, you can find her spending time with her family in her home state of Maine, experiencing a life that helps shape her writing.

She loves to hear from fans, and appreciates that they asked about her writing while she took this last year to focus on other parts of her life. Look for her website in 2016. Ward Sisters Series Book #7, Think of Me, will arrive in 2016. Steal Your Heart, Book 1 in the Vega Brothers Series—a Ward Sisters spinoff—launches later in the year.


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