Jackson ‘Jax’ Montgomery owns his own landscaping business. His friend Michael has been instrumental in helping him obtain clients, so when Michael was unable to obtain a bartender for his daughter’s engagement party, Jax volunteered. His creative abilities have begun to draw many clients to him. But he has dreams of his own, which he is almost in the position to fulfill.
Michael and his wife, Laurencia, have been very good friends to Jennifer. She knows she can trust Michael implicitly, as he has never let her down. When he and his wife held an engagement party for their daughter, Jennifer attended with her best friend Samantha, who made no secret of the fact that she cannot stand Aurelio. When Samantha begins flirting with the bartender, Jennifer is horrified. After all, he is a bartender, of all things. So when the landscaper that Michael recommended shows up for his appointment with Jennifer the next morning, she is horrified to see that her landscaper is the bartender from the night before. Sure that he couldn’t be a very good landscaper to be moonlighting as a bartender, she refuses his services. But after Michael insists, she gives Jax a second chance and is amazed by his suggestions for her garden.
Jax and Jennifer have agreed on a plan for the garden, but instead of just letting him do his job, she is constantly calling and looking over his shoulder. He has been having reservations about this particular job, including his attraction to his client. Michael had told him that Jennifer would be an easy person to work for, but Jax is finding this job anything but easy. As Jennifer works with her landscaper to get the site ready in time, she finds herself attracted to Jax, who is everything she never thought she wanted in a man. Will she choose the man she has chosen to marry for his suitability, or will she choose love?
An emotion-packed read, JENNIFER’S GARDEN is a witty, sexy contemporary romance that will grab your attention from the very first page and won’t let go until the very satisfying conclusion. Talented author Dianne Venetta will touch your heart with this moving tale. Reading this book is a terrific way to spend an afternoon, escaping your daily cares to engross yourself in this wonderfully well-written romance. Although I did not care for Jennifer and her snobbish ways in the beginning, this soon changed as the story evolved. Jax was also put off by her attitude in the beginning, but working for her and seeing her daily, he began to know her as a person and his attraction to her increased exponentially. A delightful read filled with characters who come to life right before your eyes, a tearjerker plot, humor, grief, sexual chemistry, friendship, detailed settings and plenty of love, JENNIFER’S GARDEN is a book not to be missed! This is the first book I have read by this gifted author, and I look forward to reading her more of her works.