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...
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Not your usual bad boy story, Jax is the gut wrenching story of Jaxson Albright. Son of a career politician and his socialite wife who have better things to do than deal with their children.
Candice is a pink haired rebel, daughter to ex model and beauty queen Sophia. They have lived their lives sans a father figure for Candice because when the "sperm donor" thinks that money can negate his responsibility, the girls set about making a great life for themselves anyway.
Jax's and Candice are best friends. They have a solid friendship, built on mutual trust and a disdain for the screwed up family that Jax is part of, but Jax has always felt like he's more a part of Candice's family.
Their friendship changes when Jax must leave to attend university. In the space of a few short hours, their entire friendship is thrown into chaos.
Jodi Perry has captured every gut wrenching emotion in this poignant story of love, betrayal and reconciliation.
When your bad boy protagonist loses his heart to the sweet rebel, what a combination. The interplay between the characters was at times hilarious but always honest and faithful to their character. Their relationships also added to the overall feel of the book, making it a real hit as far as I'm concerned.
Loved every word and have now placed Jodi Perry in my favourite author category.
A fabulous read with a great HEA. Recommended highly to those who are prepared to ride the emotional roller coaster with Jax and Candice.
Oh my. Friends to lovers to enemies to friends to lovers to enemies to......... Jax and Candice, I swear I wanted to bang their heads together. Two lost souls that are, in my mind, destined to be together, but, after one perfect night, Jax ups and disappears out of Candice's life leaving her bereft. Fast forward 3 years and they find each other again, but can they go back to their friendship after all that has passed? Even though it appears their feelings haven't changed, so much has happened, then when Jax discovers Candice has been keeping things from him, it's suffice to say their friendship will never be the same again. Although Jax maintains that Candice is one of the most stubborn people ever, I have to disagree, that title should totally go to Jax. I was so frustrated with him at times. Written in dual POV, I was on tender hooks wondering what would happen next. Some wonderful supporting characters too. Really enjoyed this story, a wonderful spinoff from Carter and Indiana. I was desperate for their HEA. I received an advanced copy of this book from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
Jax' is my first J.L. Perry book and what a beautiful introduction to an author. This is an emotional love story, it weaves it way through friendship, lust, hearbreak, friendship, lust, heartbreak, till it gets to love. The plot, characters and writing style are all amazing making for a very emotional story.
Jax and Candice where best friends in school, following a single lust filled night together Jax leaves without a goodbye and splits their bond. Although both a heartbroken without the other they have no contact for several years until a chance meeting on the streets of Sydney. Their friendship is reignited immediately and again they are inseparable. But this is only the start on their part to a HEA, before they get there there are many secrets, feeling and and moments to be revealed and explored.
If a love story full of emotion is your thing, don't miss this book.
Reviewed for Amo & Sarah's Book Corners
I received a copy of this book in return for an honest review.