At First Glance by Susan L. Tuttle



Welcome to the Blog Tour & Giveaway for At First Glance by Susan L. Tuttle, hosted by JustRead Publicity Tours!


AtFirstGlance 500x750 (2)Title: At First Glance
Author: Susan L. Tuttle
Publisher: Bling! Romance (Lighthouse Publishing of the Carolinas)
Release Date: November 1, 2018
Genre: Contemporary Romance

When it comes to love and matters of the heart, she’s got a lot to learn.

Estate planner Penny Thornton loves dusting off items others gloss over, especially since she relates to feeling tossed aside for the “bright and shiny”. When her younger sister’s approaching wedding launches Penny back into the throes of her dysfunctional family, she decides to use the festivities to close the gap in their relationships—even if it means appeasing them and finally losing the few pounds they’ve hounded her about for years.

But she doesn’t expect to meet two very different men in the process. East Fisher, the personal trainer who personifies everything she believes she could never attain, and Jonah Black, a man who reminds her so much of herself. Both men are more than they appear at first glance, and both seem interested in her romantically.

As Penny uncovers their hidden layers, she discovers when it comes to love and matters of the heart, she’s got a lot to learn about estimating value.


My Thoughts:

This book!  I so enjoyed this story!  These characters completely drew me into this book!  I literally binge read this book from start to finish.  Forsaking my adult responsibilities.  I was hooked and I had to see how this book was going to end up!  (Seriously y’all, my child had grapes for lunch and I was ok with it, because it meant that I could just get back to this book.)

For me, the magic in this story is the fun and sarcastic dialogue between Penny and Jonah. I just ate it up.  Susan Tuttle is now on my radar after this book.  These characters were so genuine and had such a natural way with each other that they just felt real to me, which as a reader made me completely invested in this story.  This story also had many layers to it that just kept building as the story progressed.  There were so many times that I wanted to give one of them a hug, or thump one of them on the forehead! In a good way!  It’s when you really want a character to get it together that you really know you are invested in their story!

This book held my interest from start to finish.  I felt as though it was a story that was unique and while still very lighthearted, it touched on some deep hurts in the lives of the characters.  Jonah is perfection.  His character made this story.  I think his character was extremely well written and he won’t be easy to forget!  I will probably always think of Jonah when I eat cinnamon gum!  I really liked that there were more relationships explored in this story than just romantic ones.  It added more depth and gave a lot of insight into Penny and her past.  Her relationship with her sister and parents played a huge part in how she viewed herself and it was very integral in how this story played out.  I just really enjoyed this book.  This was one that really took me by surprise and I don’t think the book blurb does it justice.  I love it when a book catches me off guard with how good it is, and At First Glance really did!  I cannot wait to see more from this author!


PURCHASE LINKS: Goodreads | Amazon


Susan L. Tuttle

Susan L. Tuttle lives in the Mitten State where she’s a homeschooling mom of three and happily married to her best friend. Between raising her teens and leading the women’s ministry at church, she finds time to write. She’s firmly convinced that letters were meant for words, not math, and loves stringing them together into stories that inspire and encourage. Romance, laughter, and cookies are three of her favorite things, though not always in that order. Connect with Susan at

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(1) winner will receive (US only)

  • an ARC copy of At First Glance
  • $10 Amazon gift card
  • book cozy from The Cozy Life
  • cute bookmark

Enter via the Rafflecopter giveaway below. Giveaway will begin at midnight November 5, 2018 and last through 11:59pm November 12, 2018. US only. Winners will be notified within a week of close of the giveaway and given 48 hours to respond or a new winner will be chosen.

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