Jax (A Bastard Novel)
J. L. Perry
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How do you live without the one person on this earth who was made for you? A sexy, emotional love story by the author of the #1 international bestsellers Hooker and Bastard, featuring the beloved character Jax.
My name is Jaxson Albright. My friends call me Jax. I was brought up privileged, and I was supposed to follow in my father's footsteps and move into politics, but I had other plans. To my family's disgust, I'm inked, I'm pierced and I own and run a tattoo parlour in the hip suburb of Newtown, Sydney. I fit in here. I can be the man I was destined to be.
But I wouldn't be here if it wasn't for my saviour, Candice. My pink haired angel. We grew up in the same circle - like me, she's an outcast. I have been in love with her for as long as I can remember. I can't get her out of my head. She still owns my damn heart.
If you loved the emotional journey J.L. Perry took you on in BASTARD and HOOKER, you'll lose yourself entirely in JAX.
'J.L. Perry has captured every gut wrenching emotion in this poignant story of love, betrayal and reconciliation . . . Loved every word.' CLiK Book Blog
'An incredibly powerful, sexy and touching love story that will always hold a place in my heart.' RBTL Book Promotions
'What can I say, if I could give this more than 5 stars I would. You'll laugh, cry and scream your heart out because it is a beautiful story.' Goodreads reviewer
'A rollercoaster of a ride for these two and I felt like I was with them through it all.' Amo and Sarah's Book Corner
'WOW!!!! This book blew me away and broke me into pieces. I've been intrigued by Jax, and his story, since reading Bastard and couldn't wait for this.' Goodreads Reviewer
'J. L. Perry you are exceptional. Jax's book was everything. It deserves way more than 5 stars.' Goodreads Reviewer
'As soon as I started Jax I couldn't put it down. It had me up until 2 am where I finally admitted I needed sleep at 50%. Needless to say, the first thing I did when I woke up was dive back into Jax's story and I didn't stop reading until I finished.' Lost to Books
'Highly recommended read for lovers of true romance, hot sex scenes, a great sense of humour and not afraid to shed a tear - believe me my heart broke several times whilst reading Jax.' Goodreads Reviewer
'What did I just read??!! This novel gripped me from page one and never let go. It had everything you can imagine. By the 35% mark I had laughed until tears, cried from the hurt, and was swooned by Jax. Goodreads Reviewer
'OMG where do I start with this book? I now have a new hero in my life under the name of Jax Albright!!' A Book Lovers Emporium Book Blog
Smooth and Easy-to-Read.
> > Judging a Book by it's Cover < <
Grey-scale photo. Model is fully dressed. Vibrant blue title, bold white author text. Good composition, catches the eye. Clean and legible. Synopsis is interesting and gives just enough on the characters that you already want to cheer for them to find their HEA.
> > Looking Deeper < <
As the synopsis implies, this has a first-person POV - alternating between Jax and Candice.
US readers: Author is Australian, setting is in Australia. Be sure to have your Aussie-to-American translator nearby!
This is the first time I've read this author and am immediately and already in love with her at 6% for the use of one witty comeback from Candice, directed at Brent; a line that is on my favorite coffee mug... about a lower body part being jealous of another body part. Loved it.
Jax is the black sheep of his wealthy, pretentious, political family. Candice is an unwilling pageant queen. Together they find kindred spirits; their other half. Unfortunately, having grown up as the constant "disappointment", Jax truly believes that he does not deserve Candice and flees after one passionate night together. Years later, they nearly bump into one another, literally. They have the chance to reconnect, but they're both afraid of showing their true feelings and getting hurt.
The whole of each character was great, they were developed and somewhat complex, however there were too many games; hot-and-cold, push-and-pull, for far too long. The chemistry lingered in the background, but it felt too little. The games they played with one another nearly turned me off to them both. The secondary cast was a lively, fun bunch. Dialogue was okay, if not a bit rowdy at times. A lot of name calling among friends, a less common thing in the states. The plot contained plenty of content, with elemental depth and enough dimensions to keep the reader engaged. The writing style was smooth and the story moved fluidly along. The important conflicts are finally resolved, whereas there were some things that never need to be touched again and can be left to rot as they were. There was a lot in this story that I had gotten right off - Maddison was a no-brainer. I knew something was going to happen with Joseph, though I'd thought it would end worse. I can say with all certainty that the only surprise was Gina. The conclusion was solid enough, though I wish it would have ended later... but there were no loose ends or cliffhangers.
Overall, it's a fairly enjoyable read if you can get passed the petty games and insecurities, outright lies and those of omission, and the transparency of the plot. The story itself is good and the writing style is smooth and easy to read.
Rating: [R] ~ Score: 4.0 ~ Stars: 4
⭐ ⭐ **** Disclosure of Material: I received a copy of this book from Give Me Books and the Author/Publisher (AND pre-ordered my own copy) with the hope that I will leave my Unbiased Opinion. I was not required to leave a review, positive or otherwise, and my opinions are just that... My Opinions. I am posting this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255: "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising". ***** ⭐ ⭐
Best Story Ever
I want my very own Jax's. I've read a lot of books 📚 and this is a new favorite.