Want You by Jen Frederick ~ Review

Want You by Jen Frederick ~ ReviewAlso by this author: Downed: A Novel (Gridiron Book 3)
Want You: A stand alone novel (Jen Frederick) by Jen Frederick
on July 1, 2018
Genres: Contemporary, Romance
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I might be only nineteen, but I know what I want. It’s Leka Moore. I don’t care that he took me in when he was barely more than a kid himself. I don’t care that he raised me. I don’t care everyone thinks being with him is wrong. I know we belong together, and the only person I need to convince is him.


I found her in the corner of a dark alley. If I hadn’t taken her with me, she would’ve died that night—or maybe worse. Before I knew it, she became the light in my dark life, the haven from the madness. I watched her grow up. I tried to teach her right from wrong. Now that she’s an adult, I’m feeling things that no good man should ever feel. But then…I’ve never been a good man. I have a chance at redemption by saving her from the greatest danger of all—me.

“I never had a home until I met you. You’re my home.”



This review is a bit difficult for me to write. I am on the fence so much with this book. Some parts were a bit of a struggle and others were great. The book spans years for them. The beginning of the book started off slow and was ok. The second half of the book moved at a better pace and was a lot better. It was dark at times, angsty in others, and add a side of romance in there. Told from dual POV so we get to see their relationship from Leka and Bitsy’s perspective. I didn’t enjoy the book, I’m not gonna lie there. Where I fell for my rating comes from the fact that I never invested in their love for each other. I can get behind them caring for each other but in love? Nope. The romance did not sell the love to me. With this and the first half of the books issues I fell at a 3 star.



I don’t want you to surrender. I want you to want me.”


About Jen Frederick

Jen Frederick is the USA Today bestselling author of Unspoken, part of the Woodlands series, and Sacked, part of the Gridiron series. She lives in the Midwest with a husband who keeps track of life’s details while she’s writing, a daughter who understands when Mom disappears into her office for hours at a time, and a rambunctious dog who does neither.

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