on December 10th 2015
Genres: Contemporary, Contemporary Romance, Dating & Sex, Love & Romance, Male/ Male, Romance
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Also by this author: Bare Yourself, Whispered Prayers of a Girl, Whispered Prayers of a Girl, Pitch Dark, Reclaim Me (The Jaded Series #2)
Andrew Donovan is the outrageous goofy guy that everyone loves. In any setting he’s in, he takes front stage and makes everyone laugh; from his ridiculously funny t-shirts, to his naughty jokes, to his shameless flirting with anything that walks, both men and women. But what you see on the outside can sometimes be deceiving. Andrew has a secret. A secret that’s slowly withering away the fun loving guy that everyone knows. A secret that even his closest friends know nothing about.
When he first sees Jase in a picture, he knows instantly that he’s found the one person who will be his forever. He’s just impatiently biding his time for him to get to Jaded Hollow. Andrew is torn. On one hand, he’s finally found the other half of his soul, while on the other hand, he’s slowly dying inside. Tragedy is on the horizon and there’s nothing he can do to stop it.
Jase Matthews comes to Jaded Hollow a dead man walking. He knows it’s only a matter of time before they find him. There is no way they’ll let him live. At his first sight of Andrew, he’s instantly drawn to him, but he refuses the connection, knowing his days are numbered. However, it’s not long before he realizes the pull Andrew has on him is something he can’t fight.
Can Andrew find the courage to reveal to his loved ones the secret he’s kept for years? Will Jase be the man to help him overcome the grief he feels inside? And what happens when Jase’s past catches up to him and threatens to take away the man Andrew’s waited forever to meet?
Andrew has been waiting fort Chris’s brother, Jase to get to Jaded Hollow for a while. A lust at first glance (at a picture) has struck Andrew and he is ready to get the actual person in his grasp. When Jase arrives in Jaded Hollow, the lust is no unreciprocated but Jase has brought more than himself to town.
Andrew has been the ultra funny, ultra protective gay friend through two of the Jaded books, helping Bailey (Shatter Me) and Mia (Reclaim Me) find their HEA. This time around it is his turn and he most certainly takes (and gets) it. Andrew, while seemingly, a happy-go-lucky guy without a care beyond his next bedmate has a secret: a big, surprising and sad one. He is living a bit of a double life that he has hidden from his friends. Jase, on the run from his overtly judgmental parents and something much more sinister, comes to live with his sister to start fresh. He is a straightforward guy who doesn’t think he can get involved with anyone. Andrew proves him very wrong, quickly. The sparks between the two is scorching.
This well-paced story involves romance, cartels, murder, heartbreak and the bonding of both lovers and friends. Of the three current Jaded books, this is my favorite as the balance between humor, steam, danger and affection is excellent. A very nice addition to the series with characters from past (and future) stories featuring prominently.