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Thursday, December 1, 2022

Love Tools


                Love Tools: Bluestone Series Book One

by Isobel Reed




GENRE: Contemporary Romance






What happens when the king of casual meets the queen of picking the wrong men?

Lily is running. From a dead-end job, a neurotic mother and all the losers she dared to date. Moving halfway across the world to Bluestone County seemed like a good idea at the time. So did reopening her estranged father’s hardware store. But now she isn’t so sure.

Small town living has its perks though. Wide-open space, clean air, and sexy cowboys. Well, one sexy cowboy. Jake. Who also just so happens to be the new bane of her existence. At least when he’s not talking, she can admire the view.

Jake is the king of casual. The love of his life has always been his ranch, and that was fine with him. He never really saw the point in long-term. But all that changes when a mouthy, blonde sasses him into oblivion. He should have known she’d be trouble as soon as he laid eyes on her. Now it’s too late. She’s all he can think about. All he has to do is convince her that he’s finally the right man.






Lily stared at the boarded-up windows and took a deep breath. There was no turning back now. Pulling the keys from her handbag, she unlocked the door and followed the creaking sound of the floorboards into the dimly lit store. 


To her surprise the shelves were still stocked and brimming with power tools, each item covered in a layer of dust that had already started to make its way up her nostrils. 


“What the hell are you doing here Lily?” she muttered to herself as she ran her fingers across the counter. 


To get this place up and running, it was going to be more work than she ever imagined. She just hoped the apartment upstairs was in better condition. 


After exploring the shop floor, she went to find out. She followed the beige hallway into the living room, taking a seat on the squeaky leather sofa and looking around. The space was depressing. Habitable but depressing nonetheless. 


How could he have lived here for so long, and it still feel so empty? 


Furniture was sparse, and other than the chair she sat in, the only other items that remained were a flatscreen TV, a scratched wooden coffee table and a small shelving unit scattered with a few books and a couple of picture frames. 


She looked over at the kitchen adjoining the living room and noticed some basic appliances. It felt strange to be in his space. His home. Surrounded by his things. Was there a right way to feel? 





                                                          AUTHOR Bio and Links:


Isobel was born and raised in London. She still lives along the River Thames with her husband and her substantial book collection. Ever the hopeless romantic, she fell in love with the genre from a young age and was inspired to write her own stories. When she's not feasting on romantic comedies or binge reading her hoard of contemporary romance novels, Isobel is writing. 






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  1. I'm fond of "starting over" stories. This certainly looks like a fun read!

    1. I love them too, I think that's why I write so many of them!

  2. How did you decide on the book cover?

    1. I wanted just enough detail that readers could picture what Jake looked like, but not too much that they weren't free to imagine up their own version of him in their head. Maybe it's just me but when I read romance, even if the leading man is on the cover, I still end up thinking up my own version of him - it's the best part!

  3. Great excerpt, Love Tools sounds like a fantastic start to the new new Bluestone series for me to read and I live the cover!

    Thanks for sharing it with me and have a magical holiday season!