Reviewed by Amber
AUTHOR: T.S. McKinney
PUBLISHER: Dark Hollows Press
LENGTH: 283 pages
RELEASE DATE: February 10th, 2016
Jagger Jameson could be the poster child for a nasty childhood campaign but he refused to allow it to dictate his future. At an early age, he learned to shut down all of his emotions and focus solely on survival. As it turned out, survival came in the form of a basketball scholarship with the University of Kentucky Wildcats. As the rest of the team around him focuses on having a good time and building friendships, Jagger worries only about using his talent to help him escape the life that was dealt to him. Everything is going smoothly until somebody from his past makes a reappearance, and with just the mention of a name, Jagger finds himself struggling to maintain his cool facade.
Colton Montgomery’s wealth allowed him the opportunity to have just about anything in the world he could desire…except the only thing he’d ever really wanted – Jagger Jameson. When the opportunity to try and tame a Wildcat comes his way, Colton welcomes the challenge.
This is a tough one for me. I need to first say that I liked the book. But I think I liked the idea of the story more than actually reading this book. The book has some serious editing issues but I connected with the characters so I overlooked them as much as possible. The idea of a love story like this sucked me in. No matter how unbelievable I liked the idea of this tortured soul getting an unbelievable happily ever after. There was something endearing about it that really captured my attention.
Jagger Jameson has had a hard childhood. But he vowed to himself he’d do everything in his power to overcome the odds. And he has. He’s about to finish college and on track to landing a dream job and he feels he really doesn’t need anything else in his simple life plans.
Colton Montgomery has loved Jagger most of his life. A life with Jagger has always been his end game and he has no reason to alter his plans. When a crazy challenge falls into his lap, Colton starts to seriously plan for his future. A future with Jagger.
Jagger and Colton come together under not idealistic circumstances. Jagger is incredibly prickly and Colton is unwavering in his need to have Jagger fall in love with him.
There’s a lot of back and forth going on in this story. TONS of angst, if you aren’t an angst fan steers clear of this one.
If the editing was a lot more cleaned up I would have had no problem giving this one 4 stars.
Like I mentioned I liked this book and it seemed like the author may be gearing up to have this the beginning to a series. I enjoyed the side characters immensely and would be interested in their stories as well.