BLOG REVIEW : Fighting for Jax (Marlowe #4) by Alexandria Bishop
November 2, 2017
Fighting for Jax
May 19th 2017
Erin Morris made a decision that would forever change her life and those in it. With fierce determination and hard work, she has found success but never forgotten where she came from and the boy she left behind. Four years later, Erin has an opportunity to right the wrongs of her past and help the one person she has always loved. Jackson “Jax” Hartley embodies everything expected of his bad-boy rocker persona. With success and popularity comes the ability to indulge in everything offered him – money, women, booze, and drugs. When he’s given an ultimatum by his bandmates to clean up his act or lose the career he’s dreamed of, Jax agrees to accept help from the one person who has the ability to break him. Again. When Erin and Jax return to her family’s ranch in Texas they’re forced to face the ghosts of their past and decide if the time apart has changed the love they once shared. They must answer a question that neither is prepared to face – Can your first love remain your true love? Together they are given a second chance. At life.At love.At everything.
Fighting for Jax, the 4th book in the Marlowe series by Alexandria Bishop was my first book in this series and by this author. So I am not sure if it is her usual writing style or not.
Therefore I am very carefully stating that this book did not feel like a Rockstar romance to me. And I have to say that I can not associate any warm and nice feelings with the plot and the leading characters.
Again – I have to say that I did not read the previous books. So it might have been that there were references that would have made Erins’ and Jax’s story easier to digest – but as it is I truly did not like both of them very much.
On one side there is Erin- and as much as I understand her decision that separated her from Jax in the past – as little I understand the way she did it. If Jax had really been THE one person she has always loved I have to say SORRY but her reasoning was just not good enough – there had to have been a different solution.
And then there is Jax – the Bad Boy ? hmmm is he ? I am not sure he is more broken than Bad if you ask me and I am not sure how that situation with him “cleaning up his act” was supposed to work out. Especially given the fact that Erin was the one being “responsible” (yep those quote marks are on purpose because I am not behind that statement) for his state of mind.
In total this whole plot felt to me like it was stitched together wrongly – but I could not tell you the right way if my life depended on it. Something is just off So I am super sorry but this book was not for me …