I one clicked this book as soon as it was released and it sat on my kindle for months. I can be a moody reader and sometimes require a very specific type of read. I may not know exactly what I’m looking for, but I know when a book is not hitting the spot. I started this one a few times and wasn’t feeling it. I decided to give it another try because I adore Jewel E. Ann’s books. It was one of the best decisions I’ve ever made.
This book wrecked me and put me back together. The story started well enough. Jersey is a homeless woman who befriends a burn victim named Chris. She and Chris become inseparable. Jersey meets Ian along the way, blah, blah, blah. Don’t get me wrong, I was totally invested at this point. But, invested turned into immersed at 16%. This is the point where I knew I was on the cusp of a five star read. My anxiety levels rose as I allowed this book to completely invade my life. Chris, Jersey, and Ian’s story was one of lies, angst, manipulation, and just fuckedupness. The plot was fresh and had me constantly juggling theories, which were all wrong by the way. This book exacerbated my trust issues… smh.
I didn’t know who to trust but I knew I wanted Jersey to win with Ian…lol. Gah, I loved Ian. He was the right amount of alpha, mixed with sexy, mixed with rock star, mixed with everything good in a book boy. Just thinking about him makes me want to read it all over again. Chris was a tortured character and in turn he tortured me. In a span of a couple of pages, I could experience love, hate, empathy, and a host of other emotions when it came to Chris. He was a pitiful mess. Jersey was my girl, and I liked her instantly. She kicked every man’s ass in this book. She was a bad ass and survivor who deserved all the happiness. All of the characters were written perfectly. No cliche bs. I was ecstatic when Ian’s PA Max, wasn’t the quintessential royal bitch who had a claim on the hero. Max was protective of Ian but she was nice and ultimately didn’t try to ruin his relationships. She was adorable.
I’m glad I waited to read this book because it was just what I needed. This was an amazing read and I’m dying to listen to it on Audible.
How far would you go for revenge?
A hit-and-run accident leaves Jersey Six orphaned and homeless on the streets of Newark, shattering her dreams of school dances, pink nail polish, and a diploma.
Eight years later, a burn victim with amnesia wanders into Jersey’s barely-existent life. She resists his efforts to form a friendship until he reveals knowledge of the person responsible for derailing her future. Through their unusual friendship, she discovers a way to avenge the deaths of her foster parents.
All she has to do is destroy the world’s biggest rock star.
In the ultimate game of sex, lies, and manipulation, can Jersey discover the truth? Or will she be blinded by attraction, deceived by love, and destroyed by her past?