Be Mine by Jen Frederick
Series: Jackson Boys #2
on October 3rd, 2018
Genres: Contemporary, Romance, Sport
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At twenty years old, Lainey Wilson has made enough mistakes for a lifetime. She’s gotten herself knocked up by a cruel, uncaring man, lost her home, and found herself outside of a ramshackle bar with a crying baby and a broken purse.
When Nick Jackson, the Mustangs' new rookie quarterback, swoops in like her savior, all she wants to do is fall into his arms. There’s just one problem... she’s sworn off football players and men for good.
He’s charming, eager, and sexy as hell, but Nick’s not the man for her. No matter what her body says.
Besides, she’s got bigger problems to fix such as how she’s going to feed her child, where she’s going to lay her head, and how to stay hidden from her ex. There’s no room for flirtation, a hand on the small of her back, or even the way he makes her daughter smile.
Nick Jackson isn’t in her plan now or ever.
**Be Mine was initially put out as Lainey’s List and was released as a weekly serial through the author’s newsletter from October 30 2015-December 9 2016**
Book One in the series is The Charlotte Chronicles. It isn’t widely advertised that this is the first books, so I’m making a point to let you know.
Charlotte Randolph was only fifteen when she fell in love with her best friend’s gorgeous older brother—but she wasn’t foolish enough to hope he could ever love her back. Nate Jackson always viewed her as a pesky kid…until the day she got sick. The one bright spot during her illness? He realized she was all grown up. But just when she allows herself to believe that dreams can come true, Nate disappears from her life, taking her heart with him.
Nate knows he lost more than his best friend when he deserted Charlotte to enlist in the Navy. He thought he was doing the right thing, sparing the girl he loves from the shame and humiliation of his actions. Nine years later, it’s time to right his wrongs. He returns home determined to win back his first love…only to find that Charlotte’s moved on without him.
But if there’s one thing that being a Navy SEAL has taught Nate? Never give up, even when all hope seems lost. And Nate’s never going to give up on Charlotte. Ever.
(This is for Be Mine)
I have not read the first book in the series, but from the looks of it, the reviews are a lot better. I had so many issues with this book, and I’m really bummed because I like this author and her other work. I’m just going to go ahead and list them since that would be easier on me.
- There are spots where the character names are messed up, and someone is called another name.
- The story felt rushed, the flow was off, and it needed a lot of work overall with that and plot holes. The premise was terrific, and I wish it would have lived up to that.
- We reach at least the 60% mark in the book, and NOTHING is going on with the two supposed main characters. At least 80% of that part of the book wasn’t even about them or their “blooming” relationship.
- She leaves him for 2 YEARS, and he suddenly realizes he loved her when we were not given (and not shown) any reason for this. The story wasn’t even about them up to this point. When they were in scenes together, there was zero chemistry.
- I’m not one to complain about editing with ARCS, but I hope there was some major work done to this book before it was released.
I know I will check out her books again, but this one was a miss on every level for me. I am really hoping that her next book will get the attention it needs before she releases it.