BOOK REVIEW: Life in a Rut, Love Not Included by J.D. Hollyfield

Title: Life in a Rut, Love Not Included

Author: J.D. Hollyfield

Series: N/A

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Published: March 1st 2014

Rating: 4/5 stars ★★★★

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“Life is what you make of it. If you take it too seriously you just end up injuring your own self.”



Having it all isn’t all it’s cracked up to be.

When Sarah Sullivan’s perfect life blows up in front of her, she finds herself crawling back to the one place she never saw herself returning: Home.

At thirty-one, Sarah had it all. Perfect job, perfect boyfriend, perfect life. When all that is taken away from her, she is left heartbroken and angry and desperate enough to let her life swallow her whole…for a while.

Fending off love and the pursuit of happiness completely, Sarah vows to pick up the pieces of her shattered life. She creates a list of goals for herself—starting with a much needed shower—and constructs a plan to dig herself out of her rut. What she doesn’t plan for is meeting the arrogant new employee her parents have hired to work on an addition to their home. Enter Jack Calloway, the handsome, charming, lickable foreman with an insatiable effect on Sarah’s girly parts.

Jack accepts the job, but gets more than he bargained for. Unable to ignore his racing hormones—and calm his temper—over the obnoxious woman who clouds his judgment, Jack pulls her in and steals her heart until she finally surrenders. But is he up for the challenge of picking up the pieces of Sarah’s broken heart? Can he carry her out of her rut?


4 of 5 stars to Life in a Rut, Love Not Included by J.D. Hollyfield


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Cover Art: 4/5 It looks so classy! I love it.

Book Review:

Small town romance is quickly becoming one of my favorite genres after Romantic Suspense and Historical Romance. There’s just something so utterly loveable about old school characters with stories set in majestic landscapes. Life in a Rut, Love Not included is no exception!

The book is packed with your small town romance tropes but it never got old to me. If I read the same plot over again, I wouldn’t mind. Jill Shalvis is my go to author when it comes to small town romance and just yesterday, I discovered another wonderful author whom I shall tell you all about in my next post. Anyway, I think Hollyfield maybe another main stay in this go to list I’m talking about.

I won’t get into details about what the book is about. The synopsis can provide that. I just got to say that, over all, I enjoyed this book so much. It’s completely clear of any of my pet peeves.







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