Proper Irish (Jaded Lily Book 1) by Zeia Jameson. This is the 2nd book in this series and I love them. It can be read as a standalone but I think you will get more out of it by reading the 1st one as well. This is the 2nd book in this series and I love them. It can be read as a standalone but I think you will get more out of it by reading the 1st one as well. Its the story of Luca Cipriani who is a tattoo artist. He’s been consumed with work for the past 3 years and he’s proud of the reputation “Master of Ink” that he’s gotten. He really didn’t plan to be a tattoo artist but life doesn’t always go as planned. Kerry Frazier is a master of Entertainment, specifically Event Planning. She has gotten her own reputation as one of the Hottest Event planners in Savannah Georgia. Its a tough job because you can work days upon days with no break so one night she and her girlfriends go out on the town. Luca never dreamed someone like Kerry would walk into his shop and he never dreamed they would have a fling but they swore it was only a one time deal. But after the 2nd and 3rd time they know they are in trouble. Will Luca give up his “no feelings” rule and will Kerry give up her “no complications” rule? Read Proper Ink to find out!
I am new to this author. I got this book because of the synopsis and the tattooed guy. I regret NOTHING! This book was amazing from cover to cover. Once I started reading I couldn’t put it down, I finished it in one day! It was very well written and the author has a way of making you fall in love with the characters. The story line was remarkable and I would highly recommend this story to anyone into romance novels. I look forward to reading more in the series and more from this author!
A great read about culture. Stella is a party planner trying to organise a St Patrick’s Day Ball. She tries her best to arrange it despite the customers picky pacularities. But on meeting her stepson in the garden, Stella is infused with new ideas that go against everything her boss and customer wants. But at the end of the day is honour better than coin?
A great read. Well developed plot with twists and turns that I just couldn’t put down. Well developed characters like Stella standing up for herself but kind underneath or Padraig tough on the outside but caring on the inside. Great cast of supporting characters like the sweet and motherly Moira or the fun friend Kerry. A great antagonist in Rachel, perfectly done and not too much.
I loved the visual detail throughout the novel like the sense of the town with cobbled streets and small shops and everyone knowing each other. Or the garden with its green grass and the sunlight and pretty magnolia flowers. Or the scenes with the fountain with its relaxing water for a sense of calm wonderfully written. Or the scenes in moiras House with the use of the senses with taste and smell so strong its as if you’re actually there loved the sense of the novel starting straight in with the action, captivating the reader from the start. I also loved the use of Irish culture, with its food and traditions given the respext and love they deserve. Over a, a great read and I would give it five stars
Proper Irish (Jaded Lily Book 1) by Zeia Jameson is a five star novel. This novel will have you wrapped around the author’s little finger. I loved every minute of it. When we are introduced to Stella, she is almost maniacally busy and off kilter. I feel like that is my life sometimes so I love reading about other people whose lives rare more crazy than mine. When she meets Padraig, he is the worst person ever and is very offensive. As she continues to try to find him, she runs into him and continues to have unkind words with him, that is until they are finally able to get on common ground and let down their barriers. As she plans an event for the mayor’s wife, Padraig tells her she needs to have more of a true Irish flair. As they start to plan together, both are happy and excited to see where this leads.
Proper Irish is Book One in the Jaded Lily Series and my second book by this author. I did read these books out of order but I didn’t feel like I missed out on anything, I just gained more from it this way!
This author has a brilliant writing style that is descriptive, flowing and writes a brilliant storyline with some even better characters. I was totally captivated with this read, I couldn’t wait to see whether our two main characters Padraig & Stella get a HEA, but even if not I just loved following their journey in this read! I loved their connection and the interactions they had throughout.
I loved this book and cant wait to see what else will happen with this series. I highly recommend this read and everything else Zeia Jameson brings, you won’t be disappointed.
Reviewed By @tillytillzz
This is the first book I have read from this author and now she has a new fan. I love a good enemy to lovers story but this talented author exceeded my expectations. This is the first book in the Jaded Lily series. I could not put this book down for anything. These characters drew me in right from the beginning. It only took me a few hours to devour this amazing book.
Stella is a well known event planner. She loves her job so much that is all she thinks about. Stella has to plan a party that can make or break her. She has to plan the St. Patrick’s Day ball for the mayor. Stella has no time for distractions until she runs into a handsome but rude stranger. She feels a connection to this man but she doesn’t understand why. Stella gets to know Padraig and she falls head over heels but they are totally different. She knows that this man is not right for her but what if he is? Will Stella take a chance on this bad boy or will she stay away from him like she should?
I absolutely loved this book. The storyline has it all romance, drama, and healing. You will fall in love with these characters right from the beginning. Stella is a very independent woman that wants a great career. She doesn’t want to be tied down to a man. Padraig is a broody Irishman that loves his mom. He doesn’t like the wealthy due to his past. Padraig is a jerk in the beginning but once you see his heart you will fall in love with him. These characters have some steamy scenes that will make your temperature rise. This talented author will have you at the edge of your seat until the end. I can’t wait to see what this author will write for us next.
Review by @heatherbass
Proper Irish (Jaded Lily Book 1) by Zeia Jameson
Proper Irish (Jaded Lily Book 1) by Zeia Jameson was an exciting , fun, and romantic read. This book was addicting from beginning to end. This is the first book I have read from this author and I was extremely pleased. The story was easy to follow and descriptive. I loved the character development for all the characters. The two main characters Padraig and Stella were wonderful and I totally fell in love with them. I had no problem picturing Padraig and his Irish accent. It definitely made his character stand out. This was such an amazing read and I highly recommend it. I look forward to reading more from this series.
This is a story about how someone who you hate becomes someone that you love and can’t live without.
Stella is a hard working event planner whos alway’s busy rushing around. One day while carrying heavy things she falls and hears a voice calling her a stupid girl.
That voice belong to a guy called Padraig, he looks like a thug full of tattoos and a aggressive temper to go with it.
But people aren’t always what they seem and as they begin to get to know each other they realise just how wrong they were. First impressions aren’t always the right ones.
I loved this book, the love/hate relationship keeps you gripped and their path to true love is anything but smooth sailing
Proper Irish is the fantastic first book in the Jaded Lily series by Zeia Jameson. I had not previously read any of this authors work and I have to hand it to her, I absolutely loved this book. If this first book in the series is anything to go by then this series is going to be right up there among my favourites.
The story centres around Stella Rosencourt who as an events planner is planning a St Patrick’s Day event for the local mayor who originates from Ireland. Unfortunately the mayor’s wife is a complete bitch and making Stella’s life hell. Add to that the mayor’s son Padraig has taken an immediate dislike to Stella. When Stella asks for Padraig’s help to make the event as authentically Irish as possible sparks are soon flying between the 2. As much as they dislike each other, they can’t deny the attraction.
I loved this story and devoured it all in one sitting. Padraig and Stella are amazing characters who are very well written. Padraig comes across as very abrupt and unpleasant to begin with but we soon get to see the much softer, charitable side of him. The interactions between the 2 can be quite entertaining to say the least. The secondary characters add a lot to the story. In particular I loved Padraig’s mum Moira. We are also introduced to Stella’s best friend Kerry and Padraig’s friend Luca who runs the tattoo shop, Jaded Lily, who seem to have hit it off too.
I already have the next book Proper Ink, which is Luca and Kerry’s story on my kindle and I can’t wait to dive in. If it’s anything like this book then I’m sure I’ll be loving that one too.
Proper Irish was quite the little tale and I for the most part really enjoyed my time with Padraig and Stella. I will be upfront about it though and say that a few things just fell a bit short for me personally. I struggled to connect and fall for with Padraig. He is a hot head and honestly I would have given up well before Stella. Heck she gave him all the chances, to which I will say made her shine as a strong-willed and fierce woman. She definitely held her own with Padraig and was probably the only one that could.
The overall writing and storyline was good however and I did enjoy the overall book once I was said and done. The characters did eventually grow on me and by the end I too found myself rooting for Stella and Padraig. Zeia Jameson was a new author to me though, and this is a first novel in a series so I simply see it as room to grow and chances for improvement. I enjoyed it enough to be back for more with book two. Overall a solid four star read from a new author is definitely not something to complain about!