Review: On the Rocks

Saturday 10 October 2015 No comments
On the Rocks On the Rocks by Jade C. Jamison
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

A rocking read like no other!

I am so sorry to see this trilogy end, I simply loved everything about it. From the darkness of the drug abuse, to the magic of its music and the sex appeal of its characters, this is a story with a bite, kick and a punch.

Told from Kyle Summers perspective as a narrative of her life, Kyle leads us deep into the world of rock and everything in between. Now going it alone, Kyle has to reinvent herself in order to bring her music alive. Not wanting to continue down the pop route the Vagabonds took, she is determined to make the world love her for her metal.

As ever, CJ is in and out of her life but with CJ not open to the idea of a steady relationship, you wonder just how long they can go on pretending they are not in a committed relationship. I loved CJ’s character but I did want him and Kyle to wake up and smell the coffee on more than one occasion. Talk about not seeing the elephant in the room, their non-relationship was beyond frustrating at times.

I did love Kyle's journey though from an innocent teenager to a strong and determined young woman who is fiercely protective of her music. With the added benefit of some spicy sexual encounters along the way, combined with a comical Vegas hiccup, her heart remains firmly with CJ but will he ever be ready to love her unconditionally?

So Kyle's story has been told but whilst it ended on a sweet note, I would have liked to have experienced the tour that Kyle headed out onto at the end of the story. Perhaps Kyle’s story has a Part 2 waiting to be played out?!!!

Copy provided by the author in return for an honest review.

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Review: Locked and Loaded

Locked and Loaded Locked and Loaded by Jade C. Jamison
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

You can feel the pain in this story right from the start. Yet another rock star living his dream life but with one thing missing: Jennifer Manders. Jennifer is the girl Zane met and fell in love with in College. Jennifer is the girl Zane’s heart is bound to. Jennifer is the girl he wants to spend the rest of his life with. Jennifer is the girl he can’t resist cheating on. This is an love story tarnished by an unexpected addiction.

A typical rock star, Zane spends his days high and with that comes sex, lots of sex. With their on again, off again relationship lost for almost 2 years, Zane finds himself wanting to reconnect with Jennifer but is it too late? Can they ever truly be happy together, especially when Zane finds out that Jennifer has been keeping a secret from him?

After deciding to contact Jennifer again they meet and immediately realise that they are destined to be together but their constant fighting means that they simply can’t live with one another. Zane is desperate to make a future with Jennifer though and decides that this time he will do everything necessary to beat his addiction. Little does Zane know that his life is about to change forever when he finds out just what secret Jennifer has been keeping from him.

I’m afraid I found it difficult to fully connect with this story and I wasn’t able to embrace the emotion or connect with the characters as much as I would have liked. Yes, they were special and loveable but I needed something more. I felt that the story could have benefitted from more length and more depth. It almost had a novella feel to it as it raced through the storyline without pulling me in. That said, it is yet another amazing story from Jade C Jamison in the series that she is famed for.

As expected, some old favourites make an appearance to delight fans of Fully Automatic.

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Review: My Stepbrother, My Escort

My Stepbrother, My Escort My Stepbrother, My Escort by Leigh James
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Another step brother with a tale to tell but this one, for me, managed to draw me in.

I’m not sure what the fascination is about step brothers in particular so I only give books with this heading a cursory glance normally but this caught my eye on Netgalley. After checking it out on Amazon and seeing it was on KU I thought great, then accidentally bought it! So as I had paid for the book I decided to read it straight away and I wasn’t disappointed.

The story started with a background into the previous family life of Lowell and Kyle, brought together by their parent’s marriage but after their relationship broke down, neither Kyle nor Lo expected to see each other again. That is until Lo drunkenly, and very funnily, decides to give the police a piece of her mind and as a result her outburst becomes fodder for the gossip machine which surrounds her blossoming acting career.

With damage control needed, and fast, Lo decides to hire an escort to act as her boyfriend but little does she expect her ex-step brother Kyle to turn up at her door. Frustrations are quickly reignited as the two clash, as they had as teenagers, but Kyle sees something in Lo that has him developing feelings for her very quickly.

The story continues with Kyle doing everything he can to win over Lo, and the press who are watching her every move. He is caring, tender, supportive and before long Lo is powerless to resist his charms. Despite winning over Lo, Kyle knows that it’s their parents who hold the key to their future together and it’s not long before they find out their ex step siblings have fallen in love.

I really enjoyed this story. It was a light hearted read which was moderately captivating. I think the strength of the story lies with the characters rather than the stepbrother connection, which despite it being the main reason for Lo and Kyle not to be together, could be easily overlooked. Overall the book was a sweet contemporary romance and, as long as you don’t question the plot too indepthly, you won’t be disappointed.

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