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Review of Finding Charity by Jody Pardo w/a Goodreads giveaway!

It’s finally time to unwrap Finding Charity!
Finding Charity
A Novella by Jody Pardo



Cover Photography and Design by Shelton Cole of SC Photo
Cover Models: Jami Watts aka Jurnee Lane and William Scott
Cover Reveal: August 27, 2015
Release Date: September 15, 2015
Mark Lyon was a beast in the boardroom. Building websites and branding corporations for success was his specialty, and he was good at it. Mark worked hard to earn his place at the top of his field. He let nothing stand in his way, not even Christmas.

Charity Clarke captured Mark’s attention with her dirty mouth at first meeting, but her giving spirit stole his heart without notice. When she goes missing, will finding Charity be the gift with enough love and hope to save them both?

reviewFor such a quick read, this is one hot book.  Dang…more on that later.

I will have to admit that I don’t like the whole instalove thing but Mark and Charity are made for each other.  From their first meeting at a dinner to the end of the book, these two people needed each other and not just for the sex.  That’s just a bonus.  Mark needed to stop being a Scrooge and realize that sometimes people needed a bit of help even if you worked with them.  Bonus for the plot thread with Lori, Christi and Joseph.  Great secondary characters that Mark needed to be around and learn from.

I know Mark sounds like a douche but he really isn’t.  His secretary Jane tries to help but he just doesn’t get it.  Finding Charity is like a breath of fresh air for him.  Of course, just meeting her and having sex in the same day should draw a red flag but there is a point to it.  Waking up the next day and finding out what she is going to do, he ends up helping her just so he can be around her.  I love that.  Character growth in spades.

Charity was a totally hoot!  Confident, sexy and charitable.  Plus, she got Mark out of his Scrooge phase.  What was most enduring about her is her cheerful nature.  Even when she went missing, she still had her spark.  🙂  I know she sounds perfect and in most ways she is.  Well rounded, thought out and a heart of gold.  Even if she is naughty in the bedroom.

Smexy times are hot!  Lord the car ride alone is WOW!  For a novella, the sex is hot but really only in the beginning.  Once that’s out of the way, the story really picks up.  Fast paced that packs the punch in depth and characterization.  The suspense element that is woven in between it all is very good.  I didn’t have a clue until it was revealed and I’m usually very good at picking it up in the beginning.  😉

The ending is subline.  Didn’t see it coming with the scenes at Mark’s office.  The story has a beginning, middle and an end that is crafty, again well thought out and perfect.  Do yourself a favor and pick it up.  You won’t be sorry.  However, I would like to revisit these characters again.  They captured my heart and haven’t let go.


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Jody was born and raised in New York City and is an only child of an English professor. After 9/11/2001 and a line of duty injury, she left her role as an EMT with FDNY-EMS for a quieter life. She pursued Bachelor’s degrees at Arizona State University in Molecular Biosciences and English. Her love of books and introduction to the Indie book world led to many wonderful friendships, and the drive to write and publish was ignited. Jody loves to travel and meet new people and has lived in four states and has visited 48 out of 50 US states.
Jody is a single mom to her daughter Ariel Elizabeth and her cat, Bullet.
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