Weak At The Knees by Jo Kessel

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“We got so busy living life that we forgot to live our dreams.”

Danni Lewis has been playing it safe for twenty-six years, but her sheltered existence is making her feel old ahead of time. When a sudden death plunges her into a spiral of grief, she throws caution to the wind and runs away to France in search of a new beginning.

The moment ski instructor Olivier du Pape enters her shattered world she falls hard, in more ways than one.

Their mutual desire is as powerful and seductive as the mountains around them. His dark gypsy looks and piercing blue eyes are irresistible.

Only she must resist, because he has a wife – and she’d made a pact to never get involved with a married man.

But how do you choose between keeping your word and being true to your soul?

Weak at the Knees is Jo’s debut novel in the new adult, contemporary romance genre – a story about love, loss and relationships, set between London and the heart of the French Alps.



Weak at the Knees is written decently but it wasn’t the book for me. The books start out kind of slow but if you stick with it, the pace picks up.  Danni is supposed to be following her dreams, but I never quite understood what they were. She begins an affair with a married man. SIGH!! Overall, the book is quite emotional and I am pretty sure that others will fall completely in love with it.

DISCLAIMER: I was given a complimentary copy of Weak at the Knees in exchange for an honest review.




Jo Kessel

Jo Kessel is a journalist, working for the BBC and reporting and presenting for ITV on holiday, consumer and current affairs programs. She writes for several national newspapers in the UK including the Daily Mail, the Telegraph, the Guardian and the Express and was the anonymous author of the Independent’s hit column: Diary of a Primary School Mum.

When Jo was ten years old she wrote a short story about losing a loved one. Her mother and big sister were so moved by the tale that it made them cry. Having reduced them to tears she vowed that the next time she wrote a story it would make them smile instead. Happily she succeeded and with this success grew an addiction for wanting to reach out and touch people with words. Jo lives in London with her husband and three children. She loves traveling and since becoming a mother anything even remotely sad makes her cry. She’s a sucker for a good romance and tearjerker movies are the worst. She’s that woman in the cinema, struggling to muffle audible wails as everyone else turns round to stare.


Goodreads:  http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/18195781-weak-at-the-knees

Website: http://www.jokessel.com/

Blog: http://www.jokessel.blogspot.co.uk/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/kesseljo


Gift Basket including: a signed book, a signed bookmark, a giant pen from the Wimbledon Tennis Championships, and several French goodies featured in Weak at the Knees including a French manicure kit, an Edith Piaf CD (one of France’s greatest international singers), personalized merchandise from Montgenevre, the village in the French Alps where Weak at the Knees is set, as well as  a bottle of Chateauneuf-du-Pape – a gloriously rich (and expensive) red wine produced in the Rhone wine region in southeastern France. It is a wine that should be drunk to celebrate a special occasion.
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  1. Emma Fitzgerald says:

    Sounds like an interesting read! 🙂

  2. i haven’t read it yet,, but i like to read many books~ thanks Jo Kessel,, have a good job!!

  3. Thanks for having me of your blog today. I’m pleased you found my book emotional – others have said that a big box of tissues is required whilst reading!

  4. Rita Luken says:

    I don;t usually read a book where one is married..but sometimes our heart can’t help but lead us there. I love a good emotional book. My family says I love to cry 🙂

  5. chasity morrison says:

    great giveaway!!!

  6. Rachel Hill says:

    Thanks for the Great Giveaway, I added Weak at the Knees to my TBR, cuz sometimes a good emotional read is what you really need 🙂

  7. This book looks great! Thanks for the giveaway!

  8. vernadene says:

    so adding this to my tbr 🙂 i love the cover

  9. Tasty Book Tours says:

    Thank you for hosting today!

  10. Mary Preston says:

    I love the cover. How much input did you have?

    • Thank you Mary. I’m part of an Amazon romance discussion forum and I asked the ladies there (who are all prolific readers of this genre) to help me choose from a shortlist of six. Their response to this cover was emphatic – so I absolutely knew it was ‘the’ one! Thank you for asking……..

  11. Thanks for the giveaway!

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