I have to admit that I was so curious going into this book!!! The blurb had me hooked but really didn’t give any hint as to which characters the book was about… Turns out, it was about Jimmy and Jenna!
Everywhere I look, my friends are settling down – marriage, children, white picket fences; but not me. Marriage isn’t in the cards for me. I’m a ladies man.
A rock star.
I was born and raised in the industry.
I love everything about my life, especially the attention from the women that my status brings me. Women find me. I don’t chase. I know what they want and they know I’ll deliver.
But after one look, one touch, one night…
Now I’m the one doing the chasing.
I need to find a way to show her that I’m serious, that I can change.
I need to find a way to show her that I can love her fully, and only her.
I need to find a way to show her that she’s my forever.
Please note that while each book in this series is a standalone about a different couple, the series will be far better appreciated if you read these books in order (see bottom of post). The connection between the characters builds from one book to the next as do their relationships and histories.
This is a story of a one-night stand that changed two lives forever.
Jimmy had grown up in the music industry and came from a long line of men who refused to be tied down. He was also a little different than Liam and Harrison because he didn’t really live in Beaumont. He was in the band but he wasn’t quite part of the family in the same way they were.
“She’s out of my league. I’m not smooth like Liam or romantic like Harrison. I can’t offer her stability or even a seven-day relationship. I’m damaged and broken. I’m a heartless bastard who only wants one thing and has no problem getting it.”
Jenna had survived a brutal three-year marriage to a physically and mentally abusive jerk and finally had gotten away choosing to start her life over from scratch in Beaumont. But her ex caught up with her at the same time as she got unexpected news that could change her life forever. Luckily though, she was a part of the family in many ways, and her friends weren’t going to let anything happen to her.
“You’re family, Jenna. You’re important to me… to us. Please let us help.”
“Yeah well my husband is big and likes to hit things so he can be dangerous too.”
I’m going to admit that Jimmy and Jenna’s relationship felt a little rushed in the first half of the book. While I was reading it, I wasn’t quite sure how I felt about some of the developments. But then the more I thought about it, I realized that life rarely hands you a perfect cards and their situation was far from picture perfect but it was what they had and looking back on it, I can understand the way they handled it. It wasn’t all hearts and flowers, but it was almost as if the point of this story wasn’t about how they got together, but about how they handled things once they decided that they were committed.
At the crux of it all, we had a man who’d sworn to never again commit and a woman who’d suffered the worst at the hands of a man and whose faith in them had been broken. Jenna started out very timid, with a lot of insecurities and an understandably untrusting outlook towards men and so that made it that much more wonderful to see Jimmy go the extra mile to work at proving to her that she could trust him and that he would never betray her.
As with the first two books, I loved seeing this core group of characters together. They were rockstars but they were also this beautiful family bound together by strong connections built through romance and friendship. Watching them together was just so touching.
I really don’t want to spoil the plot of this story but I will say while this book took me a little longer to connect to than the first two books, once I was hooked there was no turning back and it kept me up reading and flipping pages long into the night. I loved the ending and am eagerly awaiting the next in this series.
I’ll leave you with this quote that, to me, really represents this story…
“I know what people think of me. I know you and everyone else thinks I’m a man-whore or I’m too young to be tied down. Maybe this will be temporary or maybe it will be for life, I don’t know, but it feels right. I don’t do commitments, but when I look at you, I see a future. I see my future.”
** SERIES READING ORDER **
Book #4: FINDING MY WAY — Kindle — prequel (Liam)