By Design

By Design Building bridges has a very different meaning for Jameson Reid than it does for Candace Fletcher J D Reid spends her days designing some of the most elegant and majestic buildings and homes in North A

  • Title: By Design
  • Author: J.A. Armstrong
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 465
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • Building bridges has a very different meaning for Jameson Reid than it does for Candace Fletcher J.D Reid spends her days designing some of the most elegant and majestic buildings and homes in North America U.S Senator Candace Fletcher has spent her life working to build bridges between people J.D Reid is not who Candace Fletcher was expecting to arrive on her doorstBuilding bridges has a very different meaning for Jameson Reid than it does for Candace Fletcher J.D Reid spends her days designing some of the most elegant and majestic buildings and homes in North America U.S Senator Candace Fletcher has spent her life working to build bridges between people J.D Reid is not who Candace Fletcher was expecting to arrive on her doorstep Candace will challenge all of Jameson s preconceptions about the women of Washington D.C The enigmatic architect will test the resolve of the Junior Senator from New York Two women will discover that falling in love may be out of their control, but creating a relationship in the world of politics and business is completely BY DESIGN.

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    1. This was a very sweet novella. At times almost a little too sweet. That I didn’t mind so much, what I struggled with was the insta love. This may be the most instant insta love I can ever remember. The mains only speak a few times and then all the secondary characters tell them they are in love. I guess if other people tell you it must be true, and then the mains start thinking it themselves. The Senator and architect, older and younger woman storyline I liked. Both mains seem very likeable, a [...]

    2. I see J.A. Armstrong come by on a lot. That’s understandable because she is quite a prolific writer. I suggested to read part one of her By Design series with Book Club Buddie D. After a chapter or so it dawned on us we had tried this one before and had stopped reading then because it was just not doing it for us. I think I made it through the insta-love and the wallpaper banter and then just gave up. This time I was determined to see it through to the end (it’s not a very long story anyway [...]

    3. Awesome!Well this is my first book from J.A. Armstrong and it definitely won't be my last. I loved her sense of humour. The book is funny especially how she has captured the humour within the family dynamic. But also how her humour reflects the rough waters of falling for someone new. Great story couldn't put it down. Looking forward to round two.Just gets better the more I read it. You want something light, fun and a great story this is for you. Enjoy!

    4. Good little story. Too bad about the editing issues at the beginning of the book. Either the author improved as the story built, or I was too busy enjoying the story to notice the grammatical errors throughout. I'll read more of this author's work.3.5 stars

    5. Okay, so I like Addy and Emma well enough and I was really taken by Tess and Brooke, but I didn't expect to love Candace and Jameson as much as I did. I tore through all four installments in a couple of days and can't wait for the next one.

    6. Sweet beginning of the By Design seriesThree days ago I started on this series and now I’ve read #1 and #2. It’s a fast read, a sweet romance with not much going on beside the romance. The characters, senator Candace Fletcher and architect Jameson Reid, are very loveable and despite the great age gap, the chemistry is there from the beginning. I liked very much the banter between the two. The romance might be a little rushed, but this could be because the whole story is only about 120 pages. [...]

    7. Such a cute story.I love Armstrong's books but I have never really been a fan of older/younger genre books. Despite that (I just pretended they were 10 years instead of 20 years apart), I am glad I gave this read. It really was cute with very, very little angst and scenes that just make you smile. Plus the banter and chemistry between J.D. and Candace was very much present. Give it a read.

    8. This one was ok, it needs some editing to give it a polish. As a novella you can't expect it to dig very deep, but the relationship seemed one sided. JD learns some stuff about Candace, but Candace doesn't really know much about JD at all. The supporting characters were fairly interesting, and as the first of a series it could have been worse, it was interesting enough.

    9. I have a bit of a love/hate relationship with this author's books, but this is one of the series that I have enjoyed and this recent re-read was a reminder of some of the positives.

    10. For better or worse, I do not particularly like Candy and J.D. as much as I like Addy and Em. Not exactly sure why. I do like, though, how we finally have two lesbians involved. I'm so bloody tired of two women meeting, one is a lesbian, other isn't and then . . . ooh, I'm a lesbian, I just didn't know (that would be Em in that other series by Armstrong, who didn't realize she was a lesbian).Right, so, both Senator Candy, and Architect J.D. are long time lesbians long before either meet. I'd mak [...]

    11. The love between the couple seems rush. The accident and conflict seem contrive. Still, the concept overall and the story is nice. It's feel like a typical romance. What most interesting about this story is the age differences between the two protagonists. No doubt, Candance's insecurity is justify and understandable. I wish the story could have expand more, but overall, I did enjoyed this piece of work.

    12. What I enjoyed most about this read was the banter between Jameson and Candace. There were some laugh out loud one liners. What I did not enjoy about this read was the abrupt ending. It is set-up perfectly for a follow-up.

    13. This kept showing up on my Kindle Unlimited suggestions. I am not so into the political thing so I stayed away. That is until I was a online question and answer session with the author and decided to check them out. Now I am hooked. I love the characters. They are real and have a sense of humor. Some of the snarkiness of the dialogue just makes me laugh out loud. Needless to say I plan to read more.

    14. Good book. This is the first book in the romantic series called "By Design". I have read several of Armstrong's books and have found them to be interesting as well as entertaining, and this one is no exception. The plot was good and character development thorough. It was a little predictable but overall it was a good book that was meant to catch the reader's interest so that future books would be read. I was not disappointed and rate this book 4 out of 5 stars.

    15. Very enjoyable Really well written, great characters who are really likeable, the story line is one i will continue to follow. It was a really sweet romance that I think could of had more build up before the I love you part, but it was still really good to watch happen. On to the next book

    16. as soon as i picked this book up i couldn't put it down next thing i knew it was 3 in the morning and i was debating if i should start book 4 or get at least 5 hours of sleep before going to work suffice to say i only got 2 1/2 before. and those were plagued with how was book four going to treat JD and Candy and if those sex scenes we going to get a bit more steamier lol!

    17. A very, very quick read. I started and finished on my commute home. I will be continuing the series since it was a short and light read for commuting.

    18. I'm writing this review as a straight woman. I originally read the "Special Delivery" series which made me curious abut J.A Armstrong's other series. I noticed that there was such a high review marking for this series, so I decided this series would be my next read. So again, here's my two cents as a straight woman.I loved Candace and Jameson. This series was great. But don't you hate it when you can't accept something because it doesn't mesh with your own opinions, preferences or beliefs? What [...]

    19. "Life is strange sometimes. It tends to take us where we need to go, if we let it, that's it."I'd give the first 5 books in this series (there's more to come, yay)a uniform rating. Since each one was so short that it doesn't really feel like a complete novel.If I could describe the series it would be fun, and touching. I didn't like the story immediately, By Design the first one was a bit too rush for me, the relationship somehow felt that way but I am glad I continued reading as it did get bett [...]

    20. Review for books 1-4.I like the characters a lot better than in Special Delivery. Writing wise there are more mistakes in these books. I can tolerate them because with the kindle unlimited trial month I am basically reading them for free and I've read a lot worse for free (I've also read many things worlds better than this for free).Unfortunately, the whole thing falls kind of flat. A lot of things are happening, but other than in first book, the writing fails to really make me feel anything. Th [...]

    21. Cheesy and unrealisticMaybe my expectations were too highbut this story was at the level of "just ok" there were parts that were wonderful-the details, character development,even the general plot idea was fine. The problem was the love story between the two women. It needed developing. It was like one chapter they met, and by the next they loved each other. I need more that just that to enjoy a book!

    22. Short and sweet.That pretty much describes this book. One thing I will say about this writer she lets her characters fall fast and hard. This series, the Alex and Cassidy series. One look and it is true love. Kinda refreshing even if it is a bit unrealistic.

    23. Jameson and Candace captured my heart I was amazed at how Nancy could so quickly reveal these characters and their love for each other. She is masterful at crafting a story with just enough. Not too much. Not too little. I was in awe of her writing as I was also drawn into the story and the lives of these two very complex and interesting women. I can't wait to read book 2.

    24. Actual score 3.5I didn't quite like this book as much as the 'Off Screen' series so far but it was still an easy, engaging read. I didn't quite buy the romance between the two leads -- they seemed to move to 'I love you's' very quick without spending much time together but a nice piece of puff nonetheless

    25. Loved the bookI thought the story was wonderful and makes you realize that you can find love in any package, is long as you don't let fear or others thought get I. Your way. I loved the banter between Candace and Jameson, it truly shows how starting as friends can lead to something incredible. Can't wait to read the next book

    26. If you've read the Alex and Cassidy series by Nancy Anne Healy, you will love Jameson and Candace in the By Design series. This series consists of 6 novellas which can easily be read in one sitting. Trust me when I say, you won't be able to put them down. Anxiously awaiting the next installment, Building Blocks, which JA promises will be much longer. Candace Reid for President!! Just saying!

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