Life in a Rut, Love Not Included by J.D. Hollyfield

Life in a Rut, Love not Included - J.D. Hollyfield

Book – Life in a Rut, Love Not Included

Author – J.D. Hollyfield

Publication Date – March 1, 2014

Type – Stand Alone

Genre – Romance/Humor

Rating – 4 ½ out of 5 Stars


Complimentary Copy provided by Author in exchange for an honest review.



Having it all isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. 

When Sarah Sullivan’s perfect life blows up in front of her, she finds herself crawling back to the one place she never saw herself returning: Home.

At thirty-one, Sarah had it all. Perfect job, perfect boyfriend, perfect life. When all that is taken away from her, she is left heartbroken and angry and desperate enough to let her life swallow her whole…for a while.

Fending off love and the pursuit of happiness completely, Sarah vows to pick up the pieces of her shattered life. She creates a list of goals for herself—starting with a much needed shower—and constructs a plan to dig herself out of her rut. What she doesn’t plan for is meeting the arrogant new employee her parents have hired to work on an addition to their home. Enter Jack Calloway, the handsome, charming, lickable foreman with an insatiable effect on Sarah’s girly parts.

Jack accepts the job, but gets more than he bargained for. Unable to ignore his racing hormones—and calm his temper—over the obnoxious woman who clouds his judgment, Jack pulls her in and steals her heart until she finally surrenders. But is he up for the challenge of picking up the pieces of Sarah’s broken heart? Can he carry her out of her rut?



I have to say that I am having a great time reading these cute funny romance books and Ms. Hollyfield delivered that non-stop in this story.  How many names with “Mc” can Sarah come up with?  How many times can she make an ass out of herself in front of Jack?



This is a book to read when your emotions are down because this will pick you right up and have you laughing.  Oh, and don’t get me started on the romance….I loved Jack and I loved Sarah.  Now these were characters who were so easy to connect with and follow along with their antics and blooming romance.


Ms. Hollyfield took us on a journey through heartache and rehabilitation full of humor and slap-stick comedy.  I can’t even start to sing this book’s praises enough to give the full satisfaction of reading it for yourself.




Sarah moves back in with her parents after her heart is broken by her best friend and boyfriend.  She leaves everything behind including her kick ass job with her tail between her legs.


While sulking, she accidently rams into a car in front of her and meets an obnoxious hottie who also ends up being the contractor for her parents.  Sarah is constantly making a fool of herself while drinking too much vermouth or gawking at a shirtless Jack.



The attraction ends up going both ways so Jack and Sarah see where a relationship can take then…now don’t get me wrong…they meet some roadblocks and head-butts along the way and you may even question if they are going to make it!



Fast funny read….sucks you in with the banter and klutziness between Jack and Sarah!  Give it a try and you will not be disappointed!! ♥