This is another great read by J L Perry. Jax follows the story of Jaxon Albright, who we met in Perrys previous book Bastard. Jax is the son of a politician and he’s dad, Malcolm, always wanted him to follow in his footsteps and become a politician too. But he had other ideas, he’s Inked, he’s pierced and he runs his own Tattoo parlour in Sydney. Jax owes everything he is today to his childhood friend Candice. Like Jax, she’s different, she has the most amazing Pink hair. She’s the daughter of a single mother who refused to be like all the other girls. Their difference to everyone else is something that drew them together and she always encouraged Jax to follow his dreams. After years of not seeing each other Jax and Candice literally run into each other in the street and they start to spend time together. Candice has always been supportive of Jax and encourages him to follow his dreams. Jax realises he love Candice, always has, but there are secrets between the two of them. When these secrets come out there is major dramas, twists and turns. I really enjoyed this book as we got to see more of the other characters from Bastard. Will these “secrets” cause more drama or will Jax and Candice get their HEA they both deserve. You will have to read to find out...
I am not sure if it is possible, but I think I love Jax more than Carter! I know, its hard to believe, but Jax just won my heart and I am hooked. He is a big cutie-pie that is rough on the outside but soft and gooey on the inside, but don't tell him I said that! He has a reputation and all. And I don't think I want to meet Candice down a dark alley either. She is an amazing woman that only has eyes for Jax, but do her wrong, and she will squeeze the life out of you. This gal is sassy and can hold her own.
If you have read Bastard, you will know little bits and pieces of Jax and Candice, and I am so glad their story has come to light. The time line for this book is exactly the same as Bastard, so technically you could read Jax first, then go to Bastard, either way would work. It was great hearing small bits of Carter and Indi in this book too.
Jax has come from a family of wealth and social standing, but it didn't get him anywhere. He has had to make some tough decisions and go out on his own. Candice hasn't had it easy either, but at least she has had her mum stand by her through thick or thin. They met through Jax's brother and become best friends not wanting to go any further and wreck the relationship that they have. But one drunken night goes too far, and things change for them in a big way. It will take more than a Peanut and a Puppy to make these two realise what everyone else knew from the beginning. JL Perry did an awesome job with this book. And I would recommend it as a starting point, or to add to this series.
I'll admit I has reservations going into Jax. I was so in love with Perry's first offering Bastard when the enigmatic Jax Albright was a minor character I wasn't sure what to expect. This was not it. This was so much better than I could have hoped for!
Jax has the family from hell. After trying to force him into what they think he should be, Jax drops out of Uni, is disowned by his family and sets out on his own to build the life he wants. Willing to forgo anything to make his dreams come true, Jax struggles but becomes not only a successful business owner but one of the best men you could hope to meet. His relationship with Brian defines his character more than a history ever could.
Candice was in love with Jax since she was a teenager. After one Sambucca filled evening he leaves her never to be heard from again. That is until the feisty, pink haired beauty literally crashes into him in the street.
As their lives begin to intertwine, both Jax and Candice find it hard to resist the person they each once were. When secrets are revealed and hearts are shattered, Candice and Jax have some decisions to make.
Jax is in an incredibly complex character who, I want nothing more than to give a hug and end the loneliness thrust upon him.
Perry has done a phenomenal job of bringing to light this angsty book filled with all types of love, compassion, loneliness and heartbreak. A brilliant read that I know I'll be rereading again.
A Book Lovers Emporium OMG where do I start with this book? If I could give it 10 stars I would. I opened it up and read it in two days (and went to work), I was that hooked, I didn't want it to end. I now have a new hero in my life under the name of Jax Allbright!! Jax's life is mapped out for him he finishes school and his father wants him to go to university to study politics and follow in his footsteps but this isn't what Jax wants..... Candice is the hot high school chick, that everybody loves but she's not the normal bimbo. She is feisty and spirited and that's what Jax loves about her and they become best friends......that's until one drunken night everything changes. A chance meeting later in life brings them both back into a new friendship and they remain friends until a bombshell explodes and this time candice does the running. This is a beautiful love story and written amazingly. I fell in love with Jax and his adorable heart, I could go on with this review because the book is brilliant but I don't wanna spoil it with too much, you have definitely got to read this for yourself I love this authors work it must be something about the name Jodi!!!
Jax is heading off to school to become a politician. It is only to make his parents happy. His heart is not in it.
Jax and Candice have been best friends for years. They both have feelings for each other but have kept to them self. They did not want to wreck their friendship. Well one night they both took it a little to far. Jax was not sure how to say goodbye to her, so he took cowards way out and left without saying goodbye to her.
They both try moving on but their is still a piece of them missing.
Jax hates school and his life. He wants to to take control of his life and make all his dreams come true.
I loved this story. I felt all the pain they both went through. I was rooting for them to finally come to their senses. I loved that Carter and Indi was included. I have a soft spot for them both. I like the fact that Jax doesn't conform to the norm. He is unique and goes after what he wants. Candice is a strong, sassy and passionate woman.