Blog Tour Review & Giveaway: House Divided by Jennifer Peel

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Welcome to my review stop for House Divided by Jennifer Peel! This is the first
book by this author that I've read, but will be reviewing her other three soon.
Scroll on down for my review and to enter the giveaway...

House DividedHouse Divided
by Jennifer Peel
Adult Contemporary Romance
Ebook, 245 Pages
January 30th 2015


Summary

There is a law irrevocably decreed in the state of Alabama that you must choose a team. You're either an Auburn fan or an Alabama Fan. There is no fence sitting or waffling. It’s one or the other. However, it doesn't mean that you can’t fall in love with someone from the opposing side. They even have a name for it ... House Divided.

Ellie Eaton and Brady Jackson were just such a couple, but unfortunately they were separated by more than just their loyalty to a university. Against the odds and against the rules, Ellie and Brady dove right into the forbidden current of friendship and then love. Their sweet, innocent romance was one for the storybooks, but old rules and family prejudices ultimately tore them apart, just as they were each ready to depart to their beloved universities, Ellie to Auburn and Brady to Alabama. But years later, when near tragedy strikes, they're brought together again and given a second chance at love, this time with the help from some very unlikely sources.

House Divided is a sweet romance filled with southern charm, a dash of humor and, for good measure, a pinch of lies and intrigue.

Praise for the Book

“House Divided was one of those books that made me want to ignore my children, my to-do list, my need for food, and pretty much anything else that would keep me from reading. Jennifer Peel has a real gift for depicting first love, heartbreak, and hope.”

“A tender, soft, story that truly is a gem to read.”

“Ms. Peel has created a story that stands as a tribute to true southern gentility, it’s foibles and strengths. Truly a beautiful read that gives heart and meaning to true devotion. She truly knows how to weave a story that has beauty and true southern charm.”

My Review

I got right into this book from the first pages. There's just something about a girl being attracted to and falling for the "wrong" guy. In this case it was a guy from a family who the girl's family has stated she is to have nothing to do with and the guy gets the same from his family towards her's. I loved the connection that the two main characters had with each other in high school. Waters become fairly turbulent for them and things don't work out, or maybe they can...

This was hands down a very sweet romance. It was fairly sugary sweet with Brady being just about the perfect guy and Ella matching that, but having a lot more reservations. There was some good tension and anger, but also a lot of chemistry. I did feel things feel into place between the two of them a little too easily and early. I was worried that the story wouldn't have enough conflict to carry it to the end, but I was wrong. Brady's family added plenty the second half of the book. I loved Brady's niece who was just adorable and added so much to the story, as well as Ella's aunt.

The writing and plot were both fairly smooth. Some terms were overly used, such as a line to describe Brady's smile. Besides that, I was engaged throughout and enjoyed the sparks and tension and seeing if Ella and Brady could work things out.

If you enjoy sweet romance with some southern charm, a little family rivalry, forbidden love, and plenty of sparks, then I'd recommend House Divided. I'm looking forward to reading Jennifer's other books.

Content: Clean

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

About Author Jennifer Peel

Jennifer Peel HeadshotI’m a Colorado native who currently calls Alabama home. I’m the mother of three amazing children who have grown up way too fast. I enjoy the mountains, vacations at the beach, date night with my husband, late night talks with my kiddos, touring model homes, and pink bubblegum ice cream.

I grew up on the Western Slope in the Colorado Rocky Mountains. I learned to love the beauty of the outdoors, but not camping–unless staying overnight at the Marriott counts. I met my husband while living in Denver and then several years later we traded the beauty and majesty of the Colorado Rocky Mountains for the art and culture of Chicago, Illinois. My family and I enjoyed living near this world class city, despite the crazy cold winters, but new adventures awaited in Northern Alabama–just six hours away from Orange Beach, Alabama. These three magical places (the Colorado Rocky Mountains, Chicago, and Orange Beach) are the inspired locations used in several of my books.

Other Side of the Wall The Girl in Seat 24B Professional Boundaries

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