Friday, December 9, 2016

Virtual Tour ~ Glass Tidings by Amy Jo Cousins ~ (Giveaway)

Virtual Tour ~ Glass Tidings by Amy Jo Cousins ~ (Giveaway)

About Glass Tidings

Eddie Rodrigues doesn’t stay in one place long enough to get attached. The only time he broke that rule, things went south fast. Now he’s on the road again, with barely enough cash in his pocket to hop a bus to Texas after his (sort-of-stolen) car breaks down in the middle of nowhere, Midwest, USA.
He’s fine. He’ll manage. Until he watches that girl get hit by a car and left to die.

Local shop owner Grayson Croft isn’t in the habit of doing people any favors. But even a recluse can’t avoid everyone in a town as small as Clear Lake. And when the cop who played Juliet to your Romeo in the high school play asks you to put up her key witness for the night, you say yes.

Now Gray’s got a grouchy glass artist stomping around his big, empty house, and it turns out that he . . . maybe . . . kind of . . . likes the company.

But Eddie Rodrigues never sticks around.

Unless a Christmas shop owner who hates the season can show an orphan what it means to have family for the holidays.

4 Stars 

A nice, not-overly-Christmassy Christmas tale. Warm, sweet, a little sad, showing the goodness that people sometimes keep hidden.
This is a lovely tale that for me was very nearly a 5* - all that was missing was an epilogue perhaps the next year, when the leads lives would once again mesh personally and professionally. I love tales where there's no real reason for couples to come into each other's lives and yet when they do, it seems as if fate/a higher power was involved.

The tale follows the blurb pretty closely, but it doesn't convey the warming ordinariness of the tale, the decency of the characters - the leads and the people who come into their lives, the sense of community in the little town that drifter-type Eddie found himself in. It doesn't tell you that loner Gray's broken heart has left him thinking there's no one out there for him, and yet, his heart is open in other ways - he cares about family, about traditions, about the people in his little town and about helping out.

They come together in a situation that was sad, but luckily not as sad as it could have been, and their shared lives mesh in ways neither had initially expected or wanted, and yet they came together so naturally, without any faux drama, without any huge plot or machinations, simply because they liked each other and cared for each other.

The tale ends in their HEA and I loved how they were both prepared to compromise. It's a Keeper.

ARC courtesy of Riptide Publishing, for my reading pleasure.

About Amy Jo Cousins

Amy Jo Cousins writes contemporary romance and erotica about smart people finding their own best kind of smexy. She lives in Chicago with her son, where she tweets too much, sometimes runs really far, and waits for the Cubs to win the World Series.

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To celebrate the release of Glass Tidings, one lucky winner will receive $20 in Riptide credit! Leave a comment with your contact info to enter the contest. Entries close at midnight, Eastern time, on December 10, 2016. Contest is NOT restricted to U.S. entries. Thanks for following the tour, and don’t forget to leave your contact info!


  1. Very nice post. I am have enjoyed the tour.
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  2. Thank you for the review! It's been a great tour.
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  3. I appreciate the review!


  4. I loved the book - so great. But no real surprise there, since I love all of Amy's books!

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  5. love the blurb--congrats
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  6. Thank you so much for the blog tour and review


  7. Thanks for the review!

  8. Thanks for the review, I hope to be able to read this soon!

  9. Thanks for the review! Have Glass Tidings on my TBR list.