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.
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!!!
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.
My review on Jax. From start to finish I was hooked on Jax. JL Perry has done it again. This is such a fabulous book. Jax and Candice's story has you wanting to finish the whole book in one sitting. There is just something about the chemistry between them that has you hooked. If you haven't read a JL Perry book yet, then grab Jax! You won't be disappointed.