E-Original published by Swerve
Publication Date: March 28, 2017
He’s been chasing a memory . . .
It was just supposed to be a regular Thursday afternoon…and then he saw her. Sitting in seat L214, one seat over from his at the baseball game, right next to her douche of a soon-to-be-ex-boyfriend. An impromptu kiss for the kiss cam, and Jax knew his life would never be the same. Five years and a tour in Afghanistan later, Jax is back stateside running his own private security firm, Iron-Clad, with his best friend. He isn’t the man he used to be… but Megan isn’t the sexy and sweet, though sheltered, twenty-two-year-old he left behind, either. And she’s in trouble.
…but now they’re on the run.
Megan Cruz has made something of herself. She’s turned her dreams of pop stardom into a reality. But when a deadly stalker breaks into her home claiming to be her number-one fan, the only person she can turn to is the boy who got away. But Jax isn’t the same carefree charmer who stole her heart, then broke it when he joined the military. This man is seductive, hard, guarded. And he’ll do anything to protect what’s his.
I do love second chance romances though so that helped the story. I love the way Megan and Jackson met…that was extremely unique and really fun! I love the time the spent together the first time they met. Everything about that made me smile (except when they parted ways of course).
Their romance the second time around was rocky to say the least. They were stressed about the stalker but they both changed a bit which seemed to get in the way. Jackson was extremely wishy-washy about what he wanted and the angst he caused was forced at best. It was almost like someone flipped a switch in him and that wasn’t believable at all. Their reunion was worse…he was over the top alpha protector completely blowing her off and then all of a sudden loved her and couldn’t live without her; it made my head spin with the ridiculousness of it. I could never reconcile the extreme caveman, alpha protector with the super sugary sweet lover in Jackson. He just didn’t work for me. And I never really connected with Megan; I’m not sure whether or not I liked her at all.
I’m guessing the next book will be about Annie and her charge to protect. I will probably skip the rest of the series.
USA Today bestselling author Sidney Halston lives her life by one simple rule: “Just Do It” – Nike. And that’s exactly what she did. After working hard as an attorney, Sidney picked up a pen for the first time at thirty years old to begin her dream of writing. Having never written anything other than very exciting legal briefs, she found an outlet for her imaginative, romantic side and wrote Seeing Red. That first pen stroke sealed the deal, and she fell in love with writing. Sidney lives in South Florida with her husband and children. She loves her family above all else, and reading follows a close second. When she’s not writing, you can find her reading and reading and reading. She’s a reader first and a writer second. When she’s not writing or reading, her life is complete and utter chaos, trying to balance family life with work and writing (and reading). But she wouldn’t have it any other way.