Hooker is one amazing story that kept me on the edge of my seat right up until the last page. I have loved everything that J.L. has written and after Bastard which was phenomenal I didn't think Hooker cold top that...well I was wrong. Hooker is emotional, its suspenseful, its sad, its happy, it makes you laugh, it makes you cry; it makes you feel every available emotion at some point in the story. Every time I thought I had it worked out, BAM I was wrong and it took the story in a different more exciting direction.
Jade had a horrible start to life and when she meets M you think that she is going to have a happy life but you are wrong. While she is happy, sort of, she isn't truely happy until she meets Brock and lets him into her heart. Brock is kind of a jackass in the beginning but you can see that beneath his tough exterior he has a heart of gold and Jade was just the girl to chip away at his exterior for him to become the hero and sweep Jade off her feet. Together Brock and Jade are unstoppable. I will also never look at a snicker bar the same again.
I loved to hate M and I think she is probably my fav character in the book, even though I want to vagina punch her. There is nothing off limits when it comes to her and her ruthlessness has no bounds.
Another character I loved was Rupert, he is Jade's guardian angel. Without the support of Rupert, Jade would have crashed and burned years ago and never would have met Brock so we have Rupert to thank for so much in Jade's life.
I highly recommend Hooker and all books written by JL Perry.
This is another awesome book by J L Perry and would be in my top 5 reads for this year. We meet Jade , she’s had a really tough life. Her moth died while giving birth to her and while he father couldn’t’ look after her she was placed into the Foster Care System. She stayed in that system for the next ten years before she was adopted by a wealthy socialite when she was 11 years old. Jade thought all her wishes and dreams had come at once. She was living in a with a rich lady… in a big house… had lots of lovely new cloths…… but (yes there is always a BUT) her adoptive mother had other plans for her new daughter. We meet Brock Weston he grew up in a very privileged household…. He had everything… Lots of Money….. He was extremely good looking…. He had charm… he was successful at work…. And he had a large amount of beautiful women…… He was happy with his life…. And was a confirmed bachelor….. he wasn’t interested in commitment….. Women threw themselves at him all the time with the hope of finally taming the bachelor…….. Brock meets Jade… she is the opposite of every other women he has ever met……. She’s a breath of fresh air…… a challenge……. They spend one night together…. And Brock is smitten…. He is fascinated with her……. He wants her….. he wants more with her than he has ever wanted with anyone else…… and Brock always gets what he wants without fail….. Due to circumstances they are bought back together again……. Will Brock get what he wants???? Will Jades secrets totally shock Brock????? There are twists and turns in this story…… it had me totally captivated right till the end………
OMG how can you not love this book! It's everything and more than I need from an author. Jodi is amazing with her writing! I REALLY get her wave length.....
Jade Davis is an abused foster kid that gets adopted at the age of 11. She is slowly groomed to become a high class working girl. She's too good for this kind of work but feels she owes her (boss) adoptive mother her life. With no other choice, she continues to work out her 7 year contract hoping for a better life when it's over to do what she'd really like which is to open a small restaurant to continue her love for cooking. Jade sets out on her yearly vacation with her body guard Rupert to New York that's where she literally bumps in Brock Weston and the story begins.
Brock Weston is your typical multi-millionaire, good looking rich fit body and no commitments kind of guy. When he bumps into Jade he gets more than he bargained for. What starts out as a one night fling gets them both needing more and when their paths cross at a party where Jade is an escort date for the host, that's when Brock finally finds out what his mystery woman does for a living but it doesn’t stop him from wanting her more.
The heartache they both go through to try to be with each other really pulled at my heart strings! Her madam and his father…ugh, I wanted to punch so many times and shout at them to let them be together! This story engrossed me so much! I loved it and couldn't put it down! It's a must read for all hopeless romantics like me! Brock is a knight in shining armour
Do not judge a book by its cover....in this case the title. I did just that. I thought the lead female character would be a certain way. Boy, was I wrong. This book should never be judged on the title alone. J.L. Perry gave the story and characters strong depth. The element of human trafficking weaved into the story made my heart hurt. It made the story heavy at times, although there were lighter moments to balance the story.
Jade is an awesome heroine. She gives the appearance of being meek & mild mannered. I guess you could even say a bit weak. Weak as Madam M appeared to pull all the strings. In reality, Jade shows tremendous strength as she takes the life she has been given head on. She has layers upon layers of strength that only the perfect man could see in order for him to see the true Jade.
This is Brock Weston. He is the perfect strong hero to Jade. I won't giveaway any spoilers, but he truly gets who she is. Brock sees the strength Jade has to have in order to get through life.
"I take a moment to appreciate everything she is, to appreciate her. I’m not sure she’s even aware how extraordinary she is."
Thank you, J.L. Perry. This is truly an awesome read. I was luck to receive an ARC. If you are looking for a romance with serious topic and bits of lighter moments, this book is for you.
Jade has had a horrific upbringing, her mother died during childbirth leaving her in the system and moved from foster home to foster home. Never feeling loved or cared for by another, she hoped that someone would adopt her and she would find happiness. If Jade thought her life was bad before it's nothing compared to what she is about to endure every day with M.
Brock grew up very differently to Jade, he has two parents and a sibling. He comes from wealth, runs a the family business and is free to do what he likes. He's living life as any good looking bachelor with money would with no strings attached.
Meeting Brock will change her whole life. One hot night together leaves them wanting more but Jade knows that can't happen. For one night it's nice to be just Jade to do what she wants and feel for the first time, for one night her life is hers now she's had a glimpse of what life could be like she knows she needs to return to the woman that owns and controls every aspect of her life. But now Brock has had a taste he wants more, and he will do anything to have again regardless of who is in his way.
M and Brock both want Jade, both for different reasons, both always get what they want. One wants to protect her and the other has a contract. Will Jade go back to the only life she knows or will Brock be able to go up against M and protect her?
I really like these characters, Brock is is perfect for Jade he is so sweet and protective of her, he wanted Jade, set his sights and wasn't letting go. Jade is one tough strong cookie, she has had a hard life but never let her past define who she is.
Hooker by J.L. Perry is a deep and emotional read that delves into the difficult story of Jade and her terrible life so far and of Brock, the enigmatic businessman who becomes addicted to everything that Jade is.
Jade has been through it all and is finally adopted by someone she thinks will be her savior. At the age of eleven she soon learns that she is out of the frying pan and into the fire. M is grooming her to be a hooker and once she turns eighteen, she locks Jade into a contract that will force her to allow others to user her for money.
Brock is a successful businessman. He has taken over his fathers security company and has it headed into a more profitable and successful direction much to his fathers dismay. He also is a serial ladies-man. He never misleads the women, they all know he isn't out for a relationship of ANY sort, but he definitely isn't settling down any time soon, if ever.
When a run-in at an airport store puts Jad and Brock in each other's sights, all bets are off and anyone who has it out for them better watch themselves.
Emotional, deep, and involved, this story will take you from Jade's early years through to the happy ever after and it is such a great journey. The characters have depth and passion and the story is steadily paced.
Wow. I was HOOKED - the story follows Jade, who has been brought up in the foster system until, at the age of 11, she is adopted by a seemingly wealthy socialite. Madam Melody (or is it Monster Melody?) ensures that Jade has everything she could ever dream of, personal trainer, clothes, vacations, finishing school, but never love or affection. It soon became clear that Madam had big plans for Jade, and at the age of 18 she was groomed and ready to face life as a high class escort. Brock on the other hand grew up privileged, owned his own company and never had relationships. When Brock and Jade meet at the airport en route to New York the attraction is instant. Jade knows that nothing can come of this, she still has 2 more years with Madam, but when their paths cross in a New York hotel, the temptation is just too much. One night together changes both their lives forever. Brock is used to getting what he wants, Madam Melody never lets her girls get involved with other men. It's a battle of good versus evil with so many twists and turns along the way. I loved the plot, loved the dual POV, some super hot chemistry between Brock and Jade, interesting characters and lots of emotion all make for an entertaining read. I received an advanced copy this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.