Saturday, April 24, 2021

Jared by RJ Scott & Meredith Russell Release Blitz

Jared by RJ Scott & Meredith Russell Release Blitz

Jared’s world is turned upside down after Luka hands over his pocket money to hire him as a friend for his lonely, widowed dad.

Jared is good at his job, but his soft heart means that he often finds himself in the weirdest of situations. A kind-of-threesome, a disappearing swan, and a destroyed hotel room are just the tip of the iceberg, but he is a popular boyfriend-for-hire and always in demand. He dreams of working as a family psychologist one day, and as his work with Bryant & Waites is funding his studies, the last thing he wants is to lose his job. At a make-or-break meeting, Jared vows to focus on being strictly professional. Still, almost immediately, he meets Luka sitting on the office steps with pocket money in hand and with a sadness that melts Jared’s resolve. Luka explains that his mom passed away some years ago, and his hardworking father needs a friend. Jared has no intention of taking Luka’s pocket money, but he wants to make Luka smile again, and if being hired as a friend for Luka’s widowed dad is what it takes, then he’s all in.

Being a single dad to eleven-year-old Luka is the best thing in Nate’s world, but add running a bar with long hours, and his work-life balance is screwed. There’s certainly no time for relationships, and even though Luka worries about his dad’s love life daily, romance is the last thing on Nate’s agenda. Owning Rhea’s Bar and keeping his head above water is second only to his love for Luka. His entire world consists of his son and the bar until Jared stumbles into his life. Even though Nate won’t admit it, he’s lonely, and Jared is the first friend he’s made in a very long time. Could their friendship become something more?

Don’t miss our reviews of other books in the Boyfriend for Hire series!
For book one, Darcy, click HERE.
For book two, Kaden, click HERE.


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Jared by RJ Scott & Meredith Russell

Book 4
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“Do you have any idea how worried I was? And Auntie Lee? What were you thinking? Lying? No lies, we don’t lie, ever.”

Luka’s bottom lip trembled. “I’m sorry. I didn’t mean to.”

Nate held Luka’s face, tugged the beanie he was wearing down over his ears. His cheeks were flushed pink from the cool air and felt chilled against Nate’s warm palms. “What would I do if something happened to you? Hey?” He pulled Luka to him, appreciated the solid feel of him in his arms. “Promise me you won’t do anything like this ever again.”

There was a small hic as Luka nodded against him.

“What were you doing that was so important that you thought you had to lie about it?” He rested his hand on the top of Luka’s head, encouraging Luka to lean back.

Luka’s eyes were wet, his nose red. “It’s your birthday soon. I wanted to get you something.”




Reviews by the Wicked Reads Review Team

This is the fourth book in the series and whilst you would understand some of the dynamics of the organisation – and to an extent, Jared's reputation – you can read this as a standalone and love it for sure.

I love the start of this book, where 11-year-old Luka tries to buy his widower dad, Nate, a date – and fate has it that he engages Jared for the role. Nate has no idea, just that his son seems happy when Jared spends time with them. As we get to understand what a good guy Nate is, and that his son and his bar, named after his wife, take up all his free time – but somehow Jared does manage to get under his skin.

This is such a sweet story, with some fun revelations from Jared as he explains how his degree helps him to determine what people are thinking, and also his behaviour towards Luka is really appealing. I liked how accepting Nate's father-in-law was of his choices, and how supportive he was in the business and with his grandson.

I highly recommend this as a cheery, sexy, and cute story, which will bring a smile to your face and warm your heart – what more could you want?

This is a sweet, low angst, family romance. When a young boy attempts to hire Jared as a boyfriend for his father, Jared doesn’t expect to fall hard for the handsome single dad.

After his wife’s death, gentle, charming Nate has buried his loneliness, while balancing parenthood with running a business. Nate is guarded and careful, but Jared is hard to resist. Graduate student Jared is not only gorgeous, he’s kind and observant.

Nate’s son, Luka, is at the heart of this story. Pursuing Nate, Jared takes on a family, not a man. The result is a low heat romance that feels more adorable than sexy. It’s not a perfect fit for me as a reader and not my favourite book in the series so far. I do know that many readers will absolutely love Jared and Nate’s story.

I have only read the first book in this series but I was able to follow along so I'm guessing this could be a stand-alone book.

Luka made this book for me, what a sweet kid!!! Jared and Nate, I liked them, but I didn't love them. They just didn't get my heart beating fast and I found the book kinda slow. Don't get me wrong, it was a feel-good book, it just didn't give me the feels, if that makes sense?



Author Bio

RJ Scott

USA Today bestselling author RJ SCOTT has written over one hundred romance books. Emotional stories of complicated characters, cowboys, single dads, hockey players, millionaires, princes, bodyguards, Navy SEALs, soldiers, doctors, paramedics, firefighters, cops, and the men who get mixed up in their lives, always with a happy ever after.

She lives just outside London and spends every waking minute she isn’t with family either reading or writing. The last time she had a week’s break from writing, she didn’t like it one little bit, and she has yet to meet a box of chocolates she couldn’t defeat.

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Meredith Russell

MEREDITH RUSSELL is an author, cover artist and vampire slayer. Okay, she may have made that last one up, but that’s what she loves about writing—the possibilities. No matter where her stories are set—from fantastical worlds of zombies and werewolves to the ambling life of an English village—she strives to write about romance and the tales of men searching for their happy ever after. Meredith writes the stories she loves to read—complex, emotional, a journey, and sometimes unexpected.

In 2012 Meredith had her first novels published, as well as being commissioned to do her first cover design. She now splits her time between populating fictional worlds with characters she adores, and helping other authors bring theirs to life through cover art. She has had a number of popular releases, including Dead Things, Just Jack, and both the Sapphire Cay and Boyfriend for Hire series written with RJ Scott.

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To celebrate the release of Jared, click HERE to find out how to enter the giveaway for a chance to win a $10 Amazon gift card or an ebook from one of the authors’ backlist.


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Reviewers on the Wicked Reads Review Team were provided a free copy of Jared (Boyfriend for Hire #4) by RJ Scott & Meredith Russell to read and review for this tour.

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