K. A. Jordan is a refugee from the Rust Belt of Ohio, who escaped to the Blue Grass of Kentucky in 1992. She writes and blogs from 'Jordan's Croft' a small farm where she lives with her husband, a retired Army Staff Sergeant and three horses.
She holds a degree in Applied Science, rides American Quarter horses, gardens and can often be found on the back of her husband's Suzuki M109 motorcycle.
She says of her writing: "I write the stories that I want to read, stories written for the head as well as the heart, with complex characters, twisty plots and contemporary settings. There are no 'ripped bodices' in my fiction but you'll find strong women, charming criminals, wounded heroes, mad artists and an occasional haunted motorcycle."
on Sep. 05, 2011 :
This is a great book and I will read it over again I can't wait until the next book make sure to read the book Swallow the Moon to.
(reviewed the day of purchase)
on April 05, 2011 :
9/11 effect Lindsey's family in many ways and now her restaurant is what keeps the family going; her father grows the produce and even her scatter brained sister helps out now and then - though she usually does more harm than good. Even so, things are going good until her long time cook has to quit to keep an eye on her grandsons.
Lindsey hires Brandon, a good looking, charming, fun guy. But there's something about him just crawling beneath the surface. When Lindsey's mother gets hurt, she has to leave the restaurant in his hands while she helps her recuperate.A new waitress, lost invoices, and mixed up orders are just the beginning of too many problems.
Enter Tag, an ex soldier that her father hires to help around the garden. Though Lindsey doesn't want to trust him, she finds herself getting closer to him. But can she trust him with her problems?
This was a well written book that kept me turning the pages. Without giving away too many spoilers, I found the portrayal of most of the characters delightfully realistic - even the "bad guy" was still likable at the same time that he wasn't, just like real people. Also, I'm not usually a fan of the ex-soldier romances, but I have to say that I found Tag incredibly sexy and I'd go for him ;)
(reviewed long after purchase)
on Jan. 29, 2011 :
There aren't many Women's Fiction books out there that have all the elements for me. This book does! Let's Do Lunch is a great romance, but it's also an interesting storyline filled with memorable characters. I was pulled in from the first page and found myself rooting for the characters right away. There are a couple of characters you love to hate, so that means the author has done a great job with them. I'm looking forward to reading more by this author.
(reviewed the day of purchase)
on Oct. 09, 2010 :
This was an interesting book for me and I'm still a little conflicted on what I think about it. On one hand, it was a great story, great plot, etc. I liked that the author did a fabulous job of making the food and farm become a character in the story. I did not, however, like that it got a little preachy a few times about organic and farming. I really think it took away from the story in many ways.
As with another book I read recently, without giving spoilers, there's a certain element of the story that I thought there was a big red arrow pointing to it as far as the "mystery". It's another of those things of does the author give me too much info or not enough so I don't see it coming AT ALL? Either one and I'm not happy right? *laugh* Poor authors can't win!
The author's writing style is really very good, as I mentioned, she did a great job of making the farming and food a true character in the book, but she also made me feel like I was sitting in the restaurant and watching it all go down, she really does do a great job of pulling you into the story. I loved that.
I'm rating this 4 stars, but it's more 3.5 because I also felt like the book has a bit of an identity crisis. Not only did we have the organic rants, but in some ways it wanted to be a true romance and chicklit book, but also a bit of a mystery. I'm not saying that a book can't be both, but you have to commit to it and I don't feel like the characters really committed to either.
This would be a great read when you are looking for a light and fun book. In spite of my comments above, I did really enjoy it and really identified with main character in many ways.
(reviewed within a month of purchase)