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Janet Elizabeth Henderson is a Scot living in New Zealand and married to a
Dutch man – it can get a little confusing in her house! She has two little
girls and a menagerie of animals that keep her busy during the daylight
hours. At night, when everyone is asleep, Janet writes contemporary
romance. Her main aim is to make herself laugh so loudly that she wakes
her husband - it’s payback for his snoring! Janet trained as a fine
artist, has worked all over the world and – like some of her characters – has been fired
from too many jobs to count. Janet’s main hobbies are reading, painting
and talking – and not always in that order.
So far Janet has published four books - Mad Love, Laura's Big Break, The Davina Code and Lingerie Wars. Lingerie Wars is the first in a new series, which is set in Scotland. Janet is also the winner of Romance Writers of America's Silken Sands Award for Laura's Big Break.
on Oct. 10, 2013 :
What an awesome story!! Bring on the next round!!!!!
Janet Elizabeth Hendersen's sense of humor is FABULOUS!!!!! I need to find more of her writings.
I'm completely intrigued in Scottish fare usually the whole burly men in highland kilts is enough to get the blood flowing and I love reading the accents, but having a well written story with humor and banter and you have won me over forever.
This story set fire to contemporary romance stories out there at the moment I thoroughly enjoyed this, the endless supply of New Adult contemporary romance is getting beyond my annoyance and I am so glad to have found one that has a more mature less teenage/college level to it.
I am completely new to this author and I am definitely putting her in my author's to follow list I was that captivated by this story. Such humor BRILLIANT!!!
I love love loved the characters Lake is and excellent down to earth, HOT ex military guy that has hello big boy written all over him in big black unremovable texta that you want a piece and and extra helping to take home. He is smart and witty and his level of respect towards Kristy and the rest of the women in Invertary is swoon worthy, definitely going on the book boyfriend list. I loved that he got Kristy to feel good about all herself and not to be scared of who she is.
Kristy is a beautifully written character, her sassy remarks and ability to overcome a huge trial in her life bring to life an utterly wonderful character, that would require brilliance to replicate.
What a couple they never gave up the hilarious banter and the sexual tension was so thick a knife couldn't have sliced through it was completely delicious.
Every character involved had a purpose and one that was worthy of the story. All the characters were intriguing in their own right and there are a few I would love to read more of, especially Caroline I feel there is more to her we have not seen. Betty is just HILARIOUS!!! I want to shrink her and have her in my pocket for laughter emergencies. Hobbit indeed she would probably fit. She needs her own Book or definitely needs to star constantly in the series, her headstone is marvellous such genius!!!! Thankfully I have this on my kindle because I highlighted more than half the book about 75% would have been Betty scenes.
I loved how this wasn't a sappy novel with all the I love you's coming out of nowhere. The romance felt believable a I loved the slow courtship, they did get to know each other and enjoy each other first before the jumping into bed part. I'm a huge fan of the sex scene in books but I was really glad there wasn't one in this story I think it would have cheapened the experience the implication was enough.
This was such a page turner I felt totally involved in the story. I couldn't put it down and I really didn't want it to end. However a really satisfying ending.
This needs to be a movie!!!
I loved the side story of Lakes sister Rainne (Rainbow) and Alistair and would love to see how their story turns out.
All I can say is bring on the next one Im ready!!!!!
(reviewed the day of purchase)
on June 13, 2013 :
Lingerie Wars introduces us to Lake Benson, Kirsty Campbell, and to a wildly delicious cast of individuals living in Invertary, a small town in Scotland.
Lake, an ex-special services soldier, temporarily moves to Invertary to manage the lingerie shop he’d bought for his sister, Rainne. The shop is losing money and Lake is set on making it profitable before selling it. He plans to move back to England and open a security business, but he needs the money from the shop’s sale.
Kirsty is an ex-lingerie model who was scarred in an accident and then dumped by her fiancé. She is attempting to rebuild her life back in her hometown by owning and running the lingerie shop across the street from Lake.
Two lingerie shops, one in front of the other…someone has to lose here. The residents of Invertary take sides, battle lines are drawn, and Lake and Kirsty openly declare war. The story follows Lake and Kirsty’s antics to beat the competition, and their blossoming romance as the battles become sweeter and more outrageous.
The local folk are absolutely entertaining and endearing. We meet Betty, Lake’s troll-like assistant, his hippie sister Rainne, the women from the Knit or Die club, and other loveable residents who constantly prove their loyalty and support. It makes me want to visit the Highlands and eat pies for breakfast!
The story was fun, witty, and filled with sweet romance. I believe there will be two more books set in Invertary, and I look forward to getting an update on the quirky occurrences of this delightful town.
ARC provided by author in exchange for an honest review.
(reviewed the day of purchase)
on June 12, 2013 :
★★★★★Lingerie Wars(Inventary, Book 1) by Janet Elizabeth Henson
I was given this book as an ARC in exchange for my honest opinion.
Sorry, folks, but I'm not given ya, any really goodies, since this book is not due out, til mid June, 2013. I read The Davina Code, by Miss Janet, and laughed my ass off. So, when I was asked, I was completely onboard.
Lingerie Wars takes place in the small town of Inventary, in Scotland. This is the home of Miss Kirsty Campbell. She was a famous lingerie model, who lost everything, when her ex-fiancé, ruined her life. Now, trying to rebuild her life, she runs a lingerie store.
When in strolls, the enemy, Lake Benson from England. He is ex-S.F. and is used to being in charge. He comes to town to recover his savings, that his sister, Rainn is foolishly flushing down the toilet. To make matter's worse, he realizes he has acquired a personal, evil little hobbit troll, Betty. He soon realizes, the lingerie business, his money was used for, is in far worse shape, than originally thought. And he knows why, the lingerie shop across the street.
Could this town, possibly be big enough for two lingerie shops? No!
So battle lines are drawn, and war is waged, Scotland vs. England. Let the war, begin. But as the case may be, there is a fine line, between love and war.
With the evil hobbit, on Lake's side, trouble is in store. But the same could be said for Kirsty, with Knit or Die, supporting her. So cue the music and "Let the shenanigans begin!"
I enjoyed the descriptions of the town, they drew me in, and I felt like I was walking down the cobblestone road. Christmas, in Scotland, seems so pretty. And as it goes in a small town, I now know everyone, and all their corky behaviors. Now, while most of the actions seem outrageous, I grew up in a small town, where I've seen crazier things happen, when a newcomer walks into town. You don't cheese off the locals, and hope like hell, you can get someone, other than the crazy old lady, on your side. Because in a battle of wit, you never know what will happen.
I'm looking forward to Book 2. I can't wait to see what kind of antics will happen next, because there is always something going on in a small town.
Thanks to the author, for showing me this new town, introducing me to a new group of friends, bringing back crazy small town, childhood memories, and teaching me a few new definitions. ;-)
(reviewed the day of purchase)