Book Title: Marry Me Mad
Author: Katy Regnery
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: October 21, 2016
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Did you fall in love with The English Brothers? Were you hot for the Winslows? Katy Regnery’s New York Times bestselling Blueberry Lane series continues with The Rousseau siblings in 2016!
For as long as Madeleine “Mad” Rousseau can remember, she’s been the “sweet” twin to her sister Jax’s “sassy.” But after an especially painful break-up, Mad decides she’s had enough of being sweet. Children’s librarian during the day, she begins visiting Philly’s seedier nightspots on a quest for adventure. When Cortlandt “Cort” Ambler, the ex-boyfriend of Mad’s sister, Jax, saves her from disaster on one such evening, an unlikely friendship is born between the rebellious librarian and the moonlighting pianist…and two broken hearts begin a journey toward being whole again.
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Marry Me Mad is the latest addition to Katy Regnery’s Blueberry Lane series and OMG, she has done it again! This is the 26th novel written by Ms. Regnery (I have read every single one of them), and to be honest I continue to be absolutely flabbergasted by her writing, her characters, and the amazing worlds she creates. She persistently outdoes herself story after story continuously bringing my love for her romances to new heights each and every time.
Cort and Mad have known each other since they were children, growing up together on Blueberry Lane. Despite never making it known to the other, they both always felt a draw and connection to the other. But after spending the Spring of their senior year over-imbibing on alcohol, Cort makes an ill-fated mistake and ultimately places a gap between them that seems irreparable. Now ten years later after suffering an appalling strike to her life, Mad unexpectedly runs into Cort, the last person she would ever want to see in her state of mind. Cort’s feelings for Mad have forever run deep and with the goodness that is his very soul he finds it virtually impossible to turn away from her, despite the years that have passed and the hurt that has kept them apart. But finally seeing each other again rejuvenates the love Cort has always felt for Mad and as he offers her his assistance and support, the connection she has always felt for him reignites as well. But remembering the circumstances that surrounded their past forces Mad to continue to fight her deep-seated feelings for Cort. Will she ever find her way to overcoming the past and give in to the love their hearts were meant to share forever?
One of the really fun things I enjoyed about Marry Me Mad is that the timeline of Cort and Mad’s story crosses over with Jonquils for Jax, and I must admit I really loved that. Another is the undying loyalty both Mad and Cort exhibited, from prior promises that could not be broken and unyielding faithfulness to family, not to mention Cort’s chivalry and deep down respect for Mad that touched my heart and soul to the core. When they finally see each other again, despite their obvious mutual attraction, as well as Cort’s deeply undeniable need to sear his lips to hers, he remains the gentleman that is truly deep within him in spite of the ‘bad boy’ image. But when they both can no longer fight their feelings, their souls ignite and sparks begin to fly giving us some hot undeniable passion that virtually set my iPad aflame.
With Marry Me Mad, Katy Regnery again takes me on a journey delivering another fantastic romance. I fall in love with her characters time and again, and Mad and Cort are no different. Each and every story introduces me to characters who feel as though they have become my friends as they always touch me deeply and as with every one of Ms. Regnery’s stories in this series, I will surely miss spending time on Blueberry Lane.
She stood on the sidewalk facing him, a sweet smile on her lips.
Cort gestured to his front door with a flick of his chin. “Want to come in?”
“Yes. But we have to talk first.”
“What happened to ‘Take me to bed’?”
She sighed. “Fresh air cleared my head.”
He glanced down at his swollen cock, all but bursting against the zipper of his jeans. “I’m dying a little here, baby.”
Her eyes followed his, dancing with mirth when she looked back up at him. “So I see.”
“I’m not alone either,” he said, dropping his eyes to her nipples, which strained against her thin, billowy blouse.
“No,” she said, her voice slightly lower, her smile giving way to a hotter, more needy look. “You’re not.”
“So let’s talk inside.”
She shook her head no. “Here.”
Cort sighed, hitching her flowered bag a little higher on his shoulder, waiting for her to continue.
“No talking about Jax or Thatcher,” she said. “If you talk about Jax, I won’t be able to stay. I’ll feel too guilty. And if you talk about Thatcher, I’ll feel too angry. Promise?”
She took a step closer to him. “And this one’s big…No falling in love with each other. We’re just about impossible, you and me, so we can’t—you know—bring that sort of emotion into this. We can enjoy each other, but that’s all, Cort. Promise.”
He flinched as she finished. He could feel the involuntary muscle reaction that narrowed his eyes and told him that it was too late. It was a lifetime too late to tell him not to love her, because he’d loved her for most of his life. Her gentleness, her quiet grace, the peace he’d always found in her presence now combined with the scorching chemistry between them that couldn’t be denied. Over and over again throughout his life, he’d looked for her, tried to find someone like her, but his heart had fixed on hers so long ago, it was all but impossible for him not to love her. The only way he could promise her was to promise not to “fall” this weekend, only because he’d already fallen years before.
“I promise not to fall.”
She smiled at him, though the smile had lost a bit of the lightheartedness it had held minutes earlier. “Do you need any promises from me?”
He nodded, closing the distance between them. “Yeah, I do.”
Her eyes widened, flaring with heat, the black of her pupils obliterating the green of her irises as she pressed her breasts against his chest.
“Promise to leave nothing on the table, Mad. Give me everything you’ve got for twenty-four hours.”
“Except…” Her voice broke. “Except my love. I promise.”
His heart clenched at her omission, and it made him want to push her out of her comfort zone a little. “Promise to touch me everywhere with your hot little mouth.”
“I promise,” she murmured, her throat moving as she swallowed.
His eyes narrowed. “Promise to open your legs so I can slide inside of you as if I’ve been doing it all my life.”
“Cort,” she whimpered, her eyes fluttering closed as she looked down at where her chest heaved into his. “I need you.”
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New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Katy Regnery started her writing career by enrolling in a short story class in January 2012. One year later, she signed her first contract and Katy’s first novel was published in September 2013.
Twenty-five books later, Katy claims authorship of the multi-titled, New York Times and USA Today Blueberry Lane Series, which follows the English, Winslow, Rousseau, Story, and Ambler families of Philadelphia; the six-book, bestselling ~a modern fairytale~ series; and several other standalone novels and novellas.
Katy’s first modern fairytale romance, The Vixen and the Vet, was nominated for a RITA® in 2015 and won the 2015 Kindle Book Award for romance. Katy’s boxed set, The English Brothers Boxed Set, Books #1–4, hit the USA Today bestseller list in 2015, and her Christmas story, Marrying Mr. English, appeared on the list a week later. In May 2016, Katy’s Blueberry Lane collection, The Winslow Brothers Boxed Set, Books #1-4, became a New York Times E-book bestseller.
In 2016, Katy signed a print-only agreement with Spencerhill Press. As a result, her Blueberry Lane paperback books will now be distributed to brick and mortar bookstores all over the United States.
Katy lives in the relative wilds of northern Fairfield County, Connecticut, where her writing room looks out at the woods, and her husband, two young children, two dogs, and one Blue Tonkinese kitten create just enough cheerful chaos to remind her that the very best love stories begin at home