Blog Tour Review & Giveaway: Immersed by Jennifer Griffith

Immersed tour

I just want to shout out a final "Thank you!" to these fabulous authors for writing such enjoyable and clean Adult Romance.

This is the last novella in this series. I'm actually going to miss reading these, but I guess I can now re-read them. :) The book up for review this time around is...

Immersed NewImmersed
(The Ripple Effect Romance Novella Series #6)
by Jennifer Griffith
Adult Romance Novella
May 19th 2014

Summary

Lissette Pannebaker speaks five languages and has a brilliant business plan—personal language immersion. Clients can hire her to shadow them and speak all day in any language they need to learn for business or travel—whatever. But there’s a major hitch: she’s far too pretty. Clients with less than honorable intentions sign up just to have Lisette at their side. Solution? A make-under. Way under.

The bad wig, icky makeup and puffy sweaters work like a charm. None of her male clients show her the least bit of interest. Lisette’s totally relieved.

Until...Erik.

Erik Gunnarson is charming, kind, and smart—everything she’s ever looked for. Every day as his tutor is making her fall for him more. Even though he seems to have a secret, and she’s sworn she'd never date a client, Lisette is tempted to shed her disguise—although it could mean jeopardizing her career.
    

My Review

Immersed really surprised me. It just wasn't what I was expecting and it was a very different story from the other books in the series. These weren't bad things though. They were very good things because I loved this story!! Loved it! It might be my favorite of the series.

Lissette's voice was fabulous! I absolutely loved it and the craziness and humor. I could understand where she was coming from and how tired she was of being hit on because of her looks. I also really liked Erik. He was unexpected in a lot of ways too. I figured out who he was almost right away, but I still didn't know what he was playing at. I just fell in love with both of these characters!! The romance wasn't too heavy, so it didn't overshadow them or the plot. Speaking of the plot...

The plot kept me guessing. I didn't know if Erik had an agenda of some sort and what it would be. I didn't know if Lissette would pick up on things. I didn't know if she would blow her cover. I wasn't sure about the whole situation with Lisette's mom. That was probably my only non-realistic-feeling part of the story, but regardless I still loved it. It definitely pulled an emotional response. I just loved the humor and the creativity of this story!

Immersed was such a fun and sweet read. It kept me laughing at these outrageous moments, had me melting with the sweet romance, and falling in love with its characters. It's definitely one that I'll be re-reading. I'd definitely recommend it to romance lovers!

Content: Clean

Source: From tour host, which did not affect my review in any way.
Excerpt

“So…what?”

“Plain and simple: you’re too pretty for this job.”

Lisette rolled her eyes and picked up her brush again, going at the high spots on the wall with vigor. “You’ve been talking to my mom again. Did she finally rub off on you?” Great. Now no one believed in her. Not even Aunt Corky. Just a pretty face.

“No, not in that way. What I’m saying is that your business has merit. It can totally work. But just not with you, the way you are.”

Aunt Corky probably didn’t mean to make Lisette want to cry, but the tears welled in her eyes all the same. This dream had taken every waking hour of the last eighteen months. She’d poured her heart and soul into making it grow, not to mention all the money she’d buried in it—advertising, the office, everything. And her time. Day and night. How entrepreneurs lived past age forty mystified her. She barely had time to keep an eye on her elderly next door neighbors. And when a girl was too busy to serve other people, she was too busy.

Aunt Corky reached over and grabbed Lisette’s hand. “What I’m saying is you need a makeover.”

Lisette raised an eyebrow.

“Don’t raise that eyebrow at me, Z. I’m serious about this.” Aunt Corky folded her arms across her chest. “Not a makeover in the traditional sense. More like a make-under. You know, to make you look less…gorgeous.”

Here it went again, with the appearance factor. Didn’t all the studies say that people who were good-looking had a better chance at success than those who were below average?

“You’re not buying it, I can tell. But think with me. Dark circles under the eyes. A greasy wig. Lines at the mouth. And right about here,” she pointed at her nostril, “a big wart.”

“A wart!”

“Okay, maybe not a wart. That might be over the top. But something that will keep all the pawing maniacs at a distance.” Aunt Corky shrugged and leaned against a dry wall like she’d made her case and the prosecution rested. “Think about it, Z. I mean, you want Immerse to succeed, right? All the years of language skills and business acumen you’ve amassed, they’re going to waste.”

Lisette sighed. Even though she wouldn’t admit it aloud to Aunt Corky, unless something changed at Immerse, things could go south pretty fast. However, she wasn’t convinced it was reason enough to subjugate her dignity and go into daily disguise just to ward off pretenders.

Aunt Corky resumed painting. “Just think about it. Don’t decide now. But if you want to do it, I know somebody. Samantha. A genius with bad makeup. She could absolutely transform you. No one would even recognize you.”

This was crossing over from ridiculous into the absurd.

About the Author

Jennifer Griffith studied French, German, Japanese, and a wee bit of Spanish in her school days. Her grandmother was Norwegian, and Jennifer grew up with lots of Scandinavian traditions floating around, including fabulous cardamom laced cookies called Krumkaker, made on a fancy waffle iron. However, she’d never dream of trying to teach someone any of those languages. And she might botch the cookies. Instead, she writes novels in English, drives her five kids a million places, and laughs with her husband, who came up with the plot for Immersed because he’s just a cool muse like that.



The Ripple Effect Romance Novella Series 
Updated Ripple Effect

Enjoy this exciting new series of clean novellas by six critically-acclaimed authors.

"Like a pebble tossed into calm water, a simple act can ripple outward and have a far-reaching effect on those we meet, perhaps setting a life on a different course—one filled with excitement, adventure, and sometimes even love."

Book 1: Home Matters by Julie N. Ford
Book 2: Silver Linings by Kaylee Baldwin
Book 3: Righting A Wrong by Rachael Anderson
Book 4: Lost and Found by Karey White
Book 5: Second Chances 101 by Donna K. Weaver
Book 6: Immersed by Jennifer Griffith

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3 comments

  1. Annabell Cadiz5/28/14, 7:49 AM

    Thank you ever so much, Tressa, for participating in the Release Day Blitz for Michael and for helping to spread the word of my release!! I hope you have a lovely week! God Bless!! ~Annabell

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  2. AWESOME review!!! Cannot wait to read it :)

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  3. This one was just great!!! :D

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