Sunday, January 19, 2014

Blog Tour & Giveaway : Goodbye Caution (The Lost & Found Series,#1) by Jacquelyn Ayres

Goodbye Caution
The Lost & Found Series, #1
by Jacquelyn Ayres

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Becca Campbell is a mother, friend, and widow to a war hero (may he rot in hell). She just wants to raise her daughter right and keep her bed-and-breakfast afloat in this economy. Her traumatic past leaves her with no desire for a relationship—until Grayson James walks through her door. He’s not the type of man you can easily say “no” to. Becca can’t quite understand the pull she feels toward him. But then his controlling nature starts to push her away—and into Ray McNeil’s comforting arms. Which is right where Ray has always wanted her. 

Who will Becca choose? 

Will she finally give in to her feelings for Ray, or continue the tumultuous relationship with Grayson? 

Only one thing is certain—either choice will mean saying goodbye to caution.  

Warning: This book contains some disturbing situations, dubious consent, strong language and violence. 

10% of the proceeds from this book will be donated to to help abused women and children.


“Becca, are you listening?” He waves his hand in front of my face.

“Yes, sorry. I was watching a very hypnotic, beautiful British man speak. He is a lovely man.” I lean forward on my arms and look up at him with a smile.

“Oh yeah? Do I detect a crush, Ms. Campbell?” He arches his brow.

“Crushes are for schoolgirls, Mr. James.” I sigh nonchalantly.

“Very well then,—what do you think it is?” He leans on his arms as well.

“I think he’s drugging me, truth be told,” I say, with a secretive edge to my voice.

“No! What gives you that idea?” He sounds shocked, matching my disposition.

“Well, every time he comes around me, I get completely intoxicated by his smell. I can’t think straight and I find myself following all of his commands. Once I’m away from him, my thoughts are clear again. What do you make of that?”

“Ms. Campbell, you’re on to something. He is definitely drugging you!” He taps his index finger on the table for emphasis.

“What do you think it is? What drug is it?” I sit up, alarmed.

“Love!” He points into the air matter-of-factly. “It’s crazy, maddening, intoxicating love! Yes, I’ve heard of this type of love before. Tell me, Ms. Campbell. Does your heart beat fast?”


“Do you feel what people call ‘butterflies in your stomach’?”

“Up to my throat in them.”

“Do your knees get weak?”

“I’ve passed out!”

“Is your breathing erratic?”

“Only around him.”

“Do you find yourself unable to stop your thoughts about him the moment you’re apart?”

“Yes! It’s quite annoying.”

“I’m afraid this is a very dangerous situation you’ve got yourself in. Believe me—I know!” He widens his eyes and taps the table again.

“Well, how do you know, Mr. James?” I reach for his arm.

“I suffer from the same ill fate.”

“No! Is she British as well?”

“Worse—she’s American! I’ve been behaving strangely ever since I met her.”

“No! Mr. James, what are we to do?” I look down and shake my head.

“I don’t know, Ms. Campbell.” He grabs my hands, caressing the backs of them with his thumbs. “We’ll just have to stick together. Help each other. Eventually a plan of action will present itself.” 

My Review:

Holy Moly!

Do you want to embark on an emotional rollercoaster? Well, Goodbye Caution by Jacquelyn Ayres delivers a ticket to that ride!

Becca Campbell has been lost for seven years. Her pasts has been haunting her. Her only wish is to have a normal life with the people she loves. Between the stables, the scrapbooking store, and her B & B, she does not have time to think about a relationship. When an unexpected visitor arrives at her B & B, her world is turned upside down. Grayson is the nephew of Hazel, Becca's employee. Sparks fly immediately when they meet. They soon develop a relationship with many ups and downs, one of them being Ray, Becca's best friend. Ray has always wanted Becca. When Grayson and Becca encounter some difficult times, Ray is there to pick up the pieces. Becca is caught between two men. The question is ... Who will win her heart?

I have to be honest and say that I'm not a big fan of love triangles. In my opinion, you can love two people at the same time, but not with the same intensity. I usually have a good idea who I want the main character to end up with. In this case, I had no freakin' clue!!! Grayson and Ray drove me nuts!!!! The mood swings that these two have?!?! Be prepared for some intense text messaging exchanges between Grayson and Ray. These two do not backdown! I even got the impression that they almost forgot the most important thing while marking their territory ... Becca! 

One thing is for certain, Becca has two sexy man who make her see stars! Grayson and Becca have A LOT of ups and downs. I was ready to do a personal intervention at one point. I was so frustrated!!! Grayson can really be infuriating at times, but he does love Becca. Their relationship was a bit too rushed for me. It's INSTA-LUST/INSTA-LOVE from the moment that they meet (I won't deny that their chemistry is HOT!!!!!) Even Becca's daughter, Morgan, calls him Daddy after a few days. That was too fast in my opinion. Grayson is a real piece of work! I wanted to slap him one moment and then I was swooning the next! Yup! Extreme rollercoaster ride!!!! It was exactly the same thing with Ray. Becca knows that she has strong feelings towards him, but she never really did anything about it. Oh boy! Is she ever changing that! It was kind of weird to see Grayson and Ray develop a kind of Bromance. That, I did not see coming. Betrayal, lies, drama, jealousy, love, romance is all on the menu. This book sure was filled with twists and turns I never saw coming.

What I really loved was Becca's relationship with her daughter Morgan, her friendship with Melissa and the ladies of her scrapbooking class. Becca is really funny and lovable. 

My Rating:

I give, Goodbye Caution, by Jacquelyn Ayres 3.5 heart-pumping, sexy, enjoyable stars! This book will make you feel all kinds of mixed emotions. I can't wait to see what will happen in the next installment.

Fire Questions—One Worded Answers

1.  What is your favourite colour?
Becca: Red
Grayson: Blue
Ray: Green
Hazel: Pink

2.  Describe Becca

Becca: Me! (I shoot her a look) oh…um. Shut-up! Who are you talking to? Cautionary Sybecca—her ticker board said DUMBASS. She’s such a bitch! We’ll just move on to the next . . .
Grayson: Awesome (chuckles)
Ray: Mine
Hazel: Tri-fecta

3. Ambition

Becca: Vineyard Really? Wine. Right.
Grayson: Protect
Ray: Reclaim
Hazel: Travel

4. Favourite TV show

Becca: Criminal Minds
Grayson: Elementary
Ray: ESPN Isn’t that a sports network? Yeah? Um . . . alright then.
Hazel: Weeds What? She’s clever—I admire her. She’s also sex crazed. Must be an epidemic with you young girls! (I’m stealing her!)

5. Describe Grayson

Becca: Everything. Can I just mention that, I’ll be your Everything by Tommy Page, is now playing. I don’t hear it. Good. That would be a little creepy if you were in my head!
Grayson: Mr. Right!
Ray: Asshole
Hazel: Brilliant

6. Favourite Sex Position
Becca: on top

Grayson: Any position I can pin her down good while I’m taking her. (Bloody hell, there goes another pair of knickers!)

Ray: Becca No. I said favourite position. If I’m inside of Becca, it’s my favorite. It doesn’t matter how I’m in there. (Feck it! I’m going to go commando and flood the fecking place out!)

Hazel: On a plate? WHAT? I like my snacks on a plate, dear. I said SEX! Christ, Wendy, I’m not deaf! Clearly. What is your favourite sex position? Behind closed doors, you nosy, naughty girl! (I may join Becca on the vineyard!)

7. What did you want to be when you grew up?

Becca: A Singer.
Grayson: Football player for Manchester United
Ray: Baseball player
Hazel: A Dancer

8. Describe Ray

Becca: All-American
Grayson: A thorn
Ray: Determined
Hazel: Handy

9. Who would you die for?

Becca: Morgan
Grayson: Becca and Morgan
Ray: Annie & Becca
Hazel: Charlie

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About the Author

I am a Domestic Engineer (born and raised in NJ) whose sole responsibility is to guide three young impressionable kids into becoming phenomenal adults. This challenging, yet rewarding work requires a lot of love (coffee), patience (wine) and determination (periodic exorcisms). I work all of this magic in the beautiful state of New Hampshire. Before becoming a Domestic Goddess (not really), I spent over a decade working in the medical field where I wore more hats than the Queen. I have had a love for the written word and the great escape it provides since I was a little girl. When I wasn't reading about people and the places they lived, I was creating my own characters and adventures. Finally, I have been putting a pen to paper allowing my characters to come to life. When I don't have a pen and paper in hand, you can often find me laughing at the conversations my characters are having in my head.


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  1. Wow, this sounds super intense! I really like the review and interview, Mikki. Thanks for sharing!

  2. Sounds great I like your review :)
    Thanks :)

  3. Oh I am curious about Grayson and Ray and love that you were torn..LOL Wonderful review!

  4. Thanks for stopping by Lilith ;)

  5. OMG! Kimba, these two drove me nuts!!! I never wanted to virtual slap characters so much in my life like I wanted to slap these two ... LOL!!! Thanks for stopping by ;)


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