Thursday 27 June 2013

Love and Devotion

Love %26 Devotion Banner.3


love and devotionKC Hall loves her family, her small East Texas town, and her best friend, Emma Reynolds. All of that takes a backseat when her lover beckons. Lonnie is blond, beautiful, and willing. She’s also married and a lifelong friend of KC’s mama.

KC knows the affair is a bad idea, but she just can’t help herself. When presented with the lush landscape of Lonnie’s body, KC subscribes to the philosophy of “orgasm first, think later.” Unfortunately, a secret that big is impossible to keep in a close-knit community where everybody knows everybody else’s business. The scandal would hurt her entire family.

Emma is KC’s exception, the one woman she loves enough to not have sex with. When Emma confesses that she’s loved KC since high school, KC is terrified. One wrong move and she could lose Emma completely.

Is she willing to let her family pay the price for her good time? Or will she turn to Emma to discover the true meaning of love and devotion?

Shona's review  4 of 5 stars

This is the first female/female romance I have read. I may not be able to compare it to other F/F books but I can compare it to other romance novels and this definitely measures up. The sex scenes in this book are rather steamy and very explicit. There's no build up either, the book opens and we instantly have a sex scene.. followed by another just a few pages later. Initially I worried that it would be a book filled with sex scenes simply because it could be, but it quickly became more than that.. Which is why I read this book in one sitting.

KC's relationship with Lonnie is like many male/female relationships I have read in other books. Typically Lonnie's character would be the male of the relationship, the one who picks up the girl, gets what he wants and discards her until he's ready for his next fix. When we first meet KC she is starting to get annoyed with this aspect of her 'relationship' with Lonnie, always at her beck and call and never able to call the shots about the where and when herself.

Although KC has been 'out' for several years, Love and Devotion is very much her journey of self-discovery. She realises that she is worth more than her relationship with Lonnie, she discovers the type of person she wants to be with and she makes changes in her own self to make sure that she can achieve that.
Author Bio:

 Jove Belle was born and raised against a backdrop of orchards and potato fields. The youngest of four children, she was raised in a conservative, Christian home and began asking why at a very young age, much to the consternation of her mother and grandmother. At the customary age of eighteen, she fled southern Idaho in pursuit of broader minds and fewer traffic jams involving the local livestock. The road didn’t end in Portland, Oregon, but there were many confusing freeway interchanges that a girl from the sticks was ill-prepared to deal with. As a result, she has lived in the Portland metro area for over fifteen years and still can’t figure out how she manages to spend so much time in traffic when there’s not a stray sheep or cow in sight.

She lives with her partner of twelve years. Between them they share three children, two dogs, two cats, two mortgage payments, one sedan, and one requisite dyke pickup truck. One day she hopes to live in a house that doesn’t generate a never ending honey-do list.

Incidentally, she never stopped asking why, but did expand her arsenal of questions to include who, what, when, where and, most important of all, how. In those questions, a story is born.
Social Links:

Tour Schedule Link:

Purchase Link:



eBooks are open Internationally; EVERYTHING else is US ONLY

5 e-copies of Love & Devotion by Jove Belle
1 signed paperback copy of Edge of Darkness by Jove Belle
1 signed paperback copy of Split the Aces by Jove Belle
1 signed paperback copy of Indelible by Jove Belle
1 set of 4 wine charms (heart)
1 set of 4 wine charms (cowboy boot)

Click here to enter the drawing


We love to hear what you think about our posts. Don't be shy, say hi.