Jules
Kat likes her morning coffees extra sweet, popcorn dinners by the TV, and curling up with her sketchpad. She can also be bribed with donuts. Her steady life of routines has no surprises around the corner, no landmines to step on, and that suits her just fine. But then comes Jules with his dark eyes and beckoning smile, wild and devastating as the sea. And she finds herself reaching forth, daring to drench in his aftermath. Suddenly Kat is adding brown eyes and dimples to her favorites list.But as Jules sweeps into Kat’s life, she finds herself struggling to gain footing in the currents of their attraction. What does it mean to love in the face of self-doubts? And as her walls crumble in his wake, can she find steady ground in the storm that is him?Available on Amazon and Kindle Unlimited

Jules Details

TitleJules
Author
LanguageEnglish
ReleaseFeb 25th, 2019
Rating
GenreRomance, Contemporary Romance, New Adult, Womens Fiction, Chick Lit, Adult, Humor

Jules Review

  • Kerry Leune
    January 1, 1970
    4.5 STARS“I want to hole up in blanket forts with you, to trek through the woods and watch the stars by your side, to ride off on your bike like we could outrun the wind. I want it all.”What a fantastic debut novel by Ellie Penn! The author guides us through Kat’s inner growth, both emotionally, as an artist, and in her relationship with Jules. It is a sweet, heartfelt, and at times deeply moving, read. Written in first person, readers get to follow along as Kat learns to let down her guard (or 4.5 STARS“I want to hole up in blanket forts with you, to trek through the woods and watch the stars by your side, to ride off on your bike like we could outrun the wind. I want it all.”What a fantastic debut novel by Ellie Penn! The author guides us through Kat’s inner growth, both emotionally, as an artist, and in her relationship with Jules. It is a sweet, heartfelt, and at times deeply moving, read. Written in first person, readers get to follow along as Kat learns to let down her guard (or venture out her garden as the book puts it) and fight for what she loves.“Maybe creativity ran most vivid in the depths of loneliness and longing…The yearning soaked into my bones and bled out with every stroke of the pencil.”Oh don’t get started on the hero, Jules. WHERE CAN I FIND A JULES OF MY OWN? He is my new BBF. Tall, dark, handsome and a total Alpha Male. He is so protective of Kat and adores her for all her idiosyncrasies. The sparks fly like fireworks between the two.His lips traced along my pink skin like a brand. “After all that we’ve done, you’re still getting shy on me?”My eyes fluttered shut when his hot mouth closed around my breast. “You’re always muddling my head. That probably isn’t going to change.”He pushed me back down onto the bed. “I have every intention to keep you blushing.”Jules won me over with how patient he is with Kat. He’s possessive without being overbearing, alpha without the asshole. He gives her the space she needs to work out the worries in her head, but is always there waiting for her. The two of them together is so sweet and their chemistry is off the charts ;)The story was a solid 4.5 Star read. I only wish it was longer. The author did a nice job bringing the story to a full circle with the garden allusion in the climax. The epilogue in the end where we get Jules’ POV is a nice touch too.“Walk away to magic, Katherine, and know that I’m with you every step of the way.”*ARC courtesy of author in exchange for an honest review
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  • Jennifer_boyle
    January 1, 1970
    5 Stars ***** Received copy in exchange for an honest review.I’m always on the lookout for funny and romantic reads. This was a winner for me, being fast paced and entertaining, with just enough heart to go with the humour. “I would change if I could, but my fears and doubts were a maze that tangled together in my mind. I simply couldn't help living in my head. My insecurities taunted me to pick things apart from every angle, finding jagged edges in what should’ve been water smoothed rocks.” Ka 5 Stars ***** Received copy in exchange for an honest review.I’m always on the lookout for funny and romantic reads. This was a winner for me, being fast paced and entertaining, with just enough heart to go with the humour. “I would change if I could, but my fears and doubts were a maze that tangled together in my mind. I simply couldn't help living in my head. My insecurities taunted me to pick things apart from every angle, finding jagged edges in what should’ve been water smoothed rocks.” Kat is such a delightful, passionate character. She has her quirks and a weird obsession with food. She runs into Jules in a café and the sparks fly, but she chalks it up as a random encounter and leaves it be. They meet again weeks later and this time, Jules isn’t letting her get away. “I was used to the quiet order of my life, having mapped my routines until my days followed comforting, straight lines. But Jules toed those lines now, smearing them astray and lighting up the glooms of the rainy week until I knew I wouldn’t think of blanket forts again without thinking of him.” I never thought I’d be reading a book about blanket forts and cat obsessions. Kat is delightful but the hero is the real highlight for me. He’s sexy and thoughtful, and treats the heroine like she’s the only woman in the room. This novel has everything from crazy situations to laugh out loud moments, to really honest and beautiful writing. Plus an Alpha male and romance burning up the sheets. I highly recommend this one.
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  • Sally
    January 1, 1970
    I absolutely loved this!“Because you’re my mess. You’re all that I’ve dreamed of and more, down to every donut-loving, coffee-obsessed inch.”Clever, witty, romantic, laugh out loud funny with original characters and an engaging story line.Kat is rather unapologetically awkward. I want to be her best friend. Jules is the typical tall, dark protector, but I can’t get enough of those Their bedroom scenes are red hot.Their romance is an absolute delight to read. This couple has fabulous chemistry an I absolutely loved this!“Because you’re my mess. You’re all that I’ve dreamed of and more, down to every donut-loving, coffee-obsessed inch.”Clever, witty, romantic, laugh out loud funny with original characters and an engaging story line.Kat is rather unapologetically awkward. I want to be her best friend. Jules is the typical tall, dark protector, but I can’t get enough of those Their bedroom scenes are red hot.Their romance is an absolute delight to read. This couple has fabulous chemistry and I even liked the secondary characters too...the scene with the ducks and donuts had me belly laughing.This is a little short but sweet. Highly recommended.4 STARS
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  • Amber
    January 1, 1970
    Jules is an impressive debut novel by Ellie Penn. A heartwarming and sexy love story with a shy heroine Katherine, who always plays it safe and a sweet and sexy hero Jules, who kept surprising me throughout. Ellie Penn wrote the perfect book boyfriend with Jules. He had many layers and it was nice to see how he got Katherine out of her shell. While there were a few minor editing issues, I was still charmed by this book and look forward to seeing how this author’s work evolves.
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  • Christy Bailey
    January 1, 1970
    I received this ARC in exchange for an honest review! I can honestly say that for Ellie Penn being a new author you cannot tell. Her writing style was just beautiful and the little details added are what made this book! Jules was an amazing man who seemed like he had it all and Kat was the perfect match for him! I found her insecurities very refreshing considering the roles they both played. I felt that I could relate to her in so many ways. (I hate cheese as well! Crazy right!) I loved how Jule I received this ARC in exchange for an honest review! I can honestly say that for Ellie Penn being a new author you cannot tell. Her writing style was just beautiful and the little details added are what made this book! Jules was an amazing man who seemed like he had it all and Kat was the perfect match for him! I found her insecurities very refreshing considering the roles they both played. I felt that I could relate to her in so many ways. (I hate cheese as well! Crazy right!) I loved how Jules brought her out of her shell and how much she transformed during this story. I give this book 4 and a half stars! The only thing that would of made this better was to have the amazing proposal and her response added in! I can guess how it ended, but I am a sucker for the cheesy proposals! Definitely can't wait to see what else Ellie has in store in her future books!
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  • ❤Sana❤
    January 1, 1970
    4 Jules stars!“I'm going to kiss you good and proper, unlike those boys you've been with in the past.”... “And every sunrise after, you'll be reminded of me.”For a debut novel, Ellie Penn did an impressive work introducing Jules and Kat in a heartwarming way that captures the readers' hearts and makes them have all the feels.“I collected cat videos and business cards from donut shops. This man collected posh restaurants. Our differences just kept growing.”Jules and Kat were running in different 4 Jules stars!“I'm going to kiss you good and proper, unlike those boys you've been with in the past.”... “And every sunrise after, you'll be reminded of me.”For a debut novel, Ellie Penn did an impressive work introducing Jules and Kat in a heartwarming way that captures the readers' hearts and makes them have all the feels.“I collected cat videos and business cards from donut shops. This man collected posh restaurants. Our differences just kept growing.”Jules and Kat were running in different circles but even though love found its wsy to their hearts.I adored Jules because he was loving, passionate, thoughtful and so determined to penetrate Kat's shyness and get to her heart. Add their sizzling chemistry to the equation and you'll get an explosive story.“Who’s making you wet, Katherine? Who’s making you drip like this?” He ground out. I moaned, shaking my head. “Answer me.” His touch grew fiercer. My body jerked as I cried out, “You, Jules. Only you.”This book had everything I loved in a book. The chemistry, the characters and the story were fabulously put together making Jules an awesome read.ARC kindly provided by the author in exchange for an honest review.
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  • Meghanreads
    January 1, 1970
    My god this book is just steamy and brilliant! I laughed so much while devouring this.Kat is hilarious. You seriously never know what’s going to come out of her mouth. But I love her character.Jules. Holy hotness. I just love him. He needs a trophy for putting up with Kat’s antics. I swooned, laughed and had fuzzy feelings in the end xoArc kindly provided for honest review
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  • Redapple
    January 1, 1970
    “You fret over the most inconsequential trifles, yet you’re fearless and passionate for the things you care about. That’s what I admire most about you.”“But did it not occur to you that I would’ve tried, that I would do anything to make it work between us?”I’m fangirling right now:This took me by surprise. I went in not knowing what to expect, but the author managed to delight with the characters. I want to be Kat’s friend – she's adorable and kind natured. Jules is darkly sexy with smoldering e “You fret over the most inconsequential trifles, yet you’re fearless and passionate for the things you care about. That’s what I admire most about you.”“But did it not occur to you that I would’ve tried, that I would do anything to make it work between us?”I’m fangirling right now:This took me by surprise. I went in not knowing what to expect, but the author managed to delight with the characters. I want to be Kat’s friend – she's adorable and kind natured. Jules is darkly sexy with smoldering eyes and their chemistry together is swoon worthy. He is so patient and protective of her and I sighed whenever he came into the scene. And those dimples ;)The book was a bit fast paced though. Could have been longer.4 swoon worthy stars
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  • tara
    January 1, 1970
    The last thing I would ever want to do is discourage a new author, especially one with a beautiful, unique way with words.I'm leaving this unrated as I didn't finish this book. There was nothing wrong, more like something missing for me. It lacked a clear trope and it needed a hook. These days I need a slow-burn and this was just kind of nice and too good to be true from the beginning. Therefore, I never had a chance to get invested. And, in these cases I get bored easily.Jules had many ingredie The last thing I would ever want to do is discourage a new author, especially one with a beautiful, unique way with words.I'm leaving this unrated as I didn't finish this book. There was nothing wrong, more like something missing for me. It lacked a clear trope and it needed a hook. These days I need a slow-burn and this was just kind of nice and too good to be true from the beginning. Therefore, I never had a chance to get invested. And, in these cases I get bored easily.Jules had many ingredients required for a steamy-romance. A beautiful man and an insecure, shy wallflower, falling in love. I'm sure many hopeless romantics will adore it! I voluntarily read an early copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
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  • Sadie
    January 1, 1970
    Awkwardly Endearing Heroine + Intensely Protective Hero = Swooning Reader4.5 STARS
  • Meggie
    January 1, 1970
    4 stars ⭐ ⭐⭐⭐I don’t normally agree to read ARCs, because I decide what to read based on my mood and, well, let’s just say that my moods can be pretty volatile. Also, my goal for this year is to read books that I already own (the list is massive). However, I agreed to this one simply because it was written by a brand-new author and I think it’s extremely important to support them. At its core, this was a love story between two very different people. Jules is confident and self-assured, the kind 4 stars ⭐️ ⭐️⭐️⭐️I don’t normally agree to read ARCs, because I decide what to read based on my mood and, well, let’s just say that my moods can be pretty volatile. Also, my goal for this year is to read books that I already own (the list is massive). However, I agreed to this one simply because it was written by a brand-new author and I think it’s extremely important to support them. At its core, this was a love story between two very different people. Jules is confident and self-assured, the kind of guy that doesn’t hesitate to go after what he wants. He lives in the moment and takes chances. Kat, on the other hand, likes to blend in as she goes about the practiced routines that make up her life. She’s an introvert through and through, but she’s also insecure and a touch anxious. Since I’m someone that is definitely more like Jules, there were times that I found it tedious to be inside Kat’s thoughts (the story is told through her POV only). That being said, it did help me not resent her for the times she doubted Jules and their relationship. He was pretty special, after all. Also, Kat loves cats and Corgi’s, so that took her a long way in my book.I really liked the pace of this story. I didn’t freak out about frequent interruptions because it was easy to pick up and set back down without feeling like I had lost my groove. I also loved Jules. He was interesting, determined and smitten. The truth is that this story was a fairly simple and realistic one that was written well, especially considering she’s a first-time author. Sure, there were typos and a few grammar mistakes, but I see those from established authors that pay an editor. It didn’t detract from the simplistic beauty of Kat and Jules’ story. There was no roaring climax, no big twist, but that was okay for me this time. I didn’t need those things. The side characters we’re great, especially Kat’s roommate Nelly as well as her coworkers. The sex was hot, but it didn’t fill every page. Their connection was center stage, and it was palpable, thus it didn’t need the normal plot devices to keep the story going. Personally, I’m excited to see how Ellie Penn develops and grows as an author.Side note: for those who care, this story is definitely safe.
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  • OrlandoBlue
    January 1, 1970
    Words.... I have no words for how moving this book is. I did not want it to end. Like at all. I wanted it to keep going on and on. Why did it have to be so short?I haven't laughed this hard in a while. While I like me a tear-jerker or two, it’s nice sometimes to sit back and read a light-hearted but beautifully written novel. This one suited me perfectly. Ellie Penn has a way with words, I hope she writes more soon! Kat and Jules are a wonderful couple, opposites in personalities, but similar in Words.... I have no words for how moving this book is. I did not want it to end. Like at all. I wanted it to keep going on and on. Why did it have to be so short?I haven't laughed this hard in a while. While I like me a tear-jerker or two, it’s nice sometimes to sit back and read a light-hearted but beautifully written novel. This one suited me perfectly. Ellie Penn has a way with words, I hope she writes more soon! Kat and Jules are a wonderful couple, opposites in personalities, but similar in their devotion and love for each other. “I remembered how I’d stumbled from my routine that morning, clutching that little rock like it was a treasure. Jules pushed me to take the leap with him, to abandon my lull of quiet safety, and in doing so, I found more treasures than I could hold.”
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  • Dagger_femme
    January 1, 1970
    The chemistry between Kat and Jules is amazing. I can’t get enough **swoons**I loved being in Kat’s head and seeing how her thoughts worked. She’s such a sweetheart and I think we could be besties since we both like donuts so much. And Jules **sighs* he’s so good to Kat. His love and dedication to her and the fact that he adores her, faults and all, makes him #1 in my books.The side characters are great too. Nelly is a hoot, the duck scene had me laughing out loud. And Fluffy Jr, don’t forget Fl The chemistry between Kat and Jules is amazing. I can’t get enough **swoons**I loved being in Kat’s head and seeing how her thoughts worked. She’s such a sweetheart and I think we could be besties since we both like donuts so much. And Jules **sighs* he’s so good to Kat. His love and dedication to her and the fact that he adores her, faults and all, makes him #1 in my books.The side characters are great too. Nelly is a hoot, the duck scene had me laughing out loud. And Fluffy Jr, don’t forget Fluffy Jr. This book was a hilarious, wonderfully delightful ride. I can’t wait for Ellie’s next book.
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  • Christine
    January 1, 1970
    What a fun read!Kat is quite whimsical in her adorkable ways. All her little insecurities and idiosyncrasies make her such a wonderfully empathetic character. Although I think because of her doubts, I found it a little difficult to believe that Jules would fall for her so quickly. But fiction, right?Filled with many laugh-out-loud moments ... I really enjoyed my time with this book.
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  • Nerdwormx
    January 1, 1970
    5 STARS! All I can say is this book is an enjoyable read. The writing is fastpaced and wonderfully descriptive. Kat is funny, quirky in a cute awkward way and I adore the fact that the author paired her with a Hero who won’t change her for the world. He goes along with her random bouts of funny. I love all the antics and steaminess in this book. Brilliant. Arc received for honest review.
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  • Arielle ⭐ Cursebreaker ⭐
    January 1, 1970
    I have decided to leave a rating off this one. I really wasn't into the writing and I didn't want to rate a book that I didn't fully finish. The story line seemed like something that I could see a lot of people liking and the couple seemed to have some good chemistry, I just wasn't sucked in and didn't want to rush to finish when I wasn't into it.I kindly received an e copy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review.
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  • Carla
    January 1, 1970
    5 stars!This book was a lot of fun to read. It was funny, sweet and personable. Kat and Jules’ relationship was so relatable…you know, your average couple, which made the story fun to read. Nelly and Fluffy Jr is a riot! This was refreshing and I couldn’t put it down <3
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  • Claire Alex
    January 1, 1970
    4 StarsI adore this… Chick-lit isn’t my usual cup of tea but this one is an exception. Romance fans are in for a treat ;)Jules checked all my boxes. It was laugh-out-loud funny, it was romantic, and it had a relatable female protagonist (I just want to hug her), a panty-dropping male lead, and a cast of hilarious sidekicks who all deserve their own books. Kat was extremely likable and entertaining; what with her stream-of-consciousness fretting, her habit of hiding from the world with a mountain 4 StarsI adore this… Chick-lit isn’t my usual cup of tea but this one is an exception. Romance fans are in for a treat ;)Jules checked all my boxes. It was laugh-out-loud funny, it was romantic, and it had a relatable female protagonist (I just want to hug her), a panty-dropping male lead, and a cast of hilarious sidekicks who all deserve their own books. Kat was extremely likable and entertaining; what with her stream-of-consciousness fretting, her habit of hiding from the world with a mountain of snacks and her utter obsession with cats. Her insecurities might frustrate some readers, but surprisingly, I wasn’t all that put off by it. It was endearing to watch her relationship grow with Jules, aka Alpha with a big heart. He is so charming and perfect for her.Jules is high quality book-boyfriend material; I couldn’t get enough of him. He’s intense and sexy; he is wildly passionate and fiercely protective of Kat, and he’s unrelenting in his pursuit to win her heart xoxThe writing had a beautiful voice, almost poetic which I didnt expect for a chick-lit, but pleasantly surprised.
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  • Melody
    January 1, 1970
    4 stars *****A poignant, funny, romantic read about love and passion. Kat has her routines drawn to the dot. She lives inside her head and is used to being a wallflower. But Jules comes along and flips the script on her life, pretty much scattering the pages to the wind. He introduces her to a wild exuberant ride into his world and Kat is thrust into the unfamiliar.This was an unexpected read for me. I’ve never heard of the author so I didn’t know what to expect. But the writing is beautifully s 4 stars *****A poignant, funny, romantic read about love and passion. Kat has her routines drawn to the dot. She lives inside her head and is used to being a wallflower. But Jules comes along and flips the script on her life, pretty much scattering the pages to the wind. He introduces her to a wild exuberant ride into his world and Kat is thrust into the unfamiliar.This was an unexpected read for me. I’ve never heard of the author so I didn’t know what to expect. But the writing is beautifully strung together and I enjoyed the wordplays and reoccurring themes/symbols that are throughout. The chemistry between the characters are great, the humor is delightful. I want Nelly to have her own book! Highly recommended.
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  • Jenn
    January 1, 1970
    hot DAMNI wasn’t sure about the heroine in the beginning… she’s a bit of a wallflower.But the hero got introduced and he’s the prefect counterpart to her. They balance out and it finally makes sense. And really, it's no wonder.Talk about book boyfriend! Hot, flirty and confident to balance the heroine’s insecurities. The buildup was intense and when they finally got together, I couldn’t stop smiling.I want to reread it again already
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  • Char ღ Denae
    January 1, 1970
    Review to come
  • Nerdybookjunkie
    January 1, 1970
    A quick, light-hearted read that I couldn't put down. It's one of those books that will have you smiling
  • bella ϟ [ bella farren ]
    January 1, 1970
    4 / 5 starsRTCI received a copy from the author in exchange for an honest review.
  • Emily Carson
    January 1, 1970
    A lighthearted romance with a great couple.
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