REVIEW : Exposing Jay (Loving Jay #2) by Simone Sowood
July 12, 2016
Title : Exposing Jay
Author : Simone Sowood
Series : Loving Jay #2
Release date : June 14th 2016
Rating : 5 Stars
Blurb : How far would go you to hide a secret, one that could cost you everything? Abbie White has begun to heal from her six year relationship with Matt. A relationship that was built on a lie and left her with a mountain of bills and unable to trust men. When James McAllister appeared in her life, Abbie forgot all about her vow to stay away from men and finds herself falling deeper in love with him each day. But unanswered questions and exposed lies start raising more and more warning bells and Abbie starts to worry he’s harboring secrets, ones that would destroy their relationship and her ability to ever love again. James has wanted Abbie for years, and will stop at nothing to keep her. Nothing except one small thing. A thing that puts his business empire at risk and Abbie in danger. This is the exciting conclusion to Abbie and Jay’s story. Full length steamy alpha romance. HEA ending. (No bonus books, Exposing Jay is the full file.)
Review : Once upon a time – .. Ahm yes – even today a memorable story can start like this …And thinking back to this book(s) I would like to think of this story as one of those
As a reviewer you are always excited when you find a new author especially when a blurb sounds really … but sometimes you simply know that even though it sounds good it is not something you want to read at the moment.
So when my co-blogger was approached by Simone Sowood she transferred that request to me because she felt it would be more up my alley … and already judging from the Blurb I could tell she was right.
After I got a review copy by the author I read “Trusting Jay” and “Exposing Jay” back to back – which is a good think – because… honestly I am not sure if I would have been a very patient person waiting for the next book.
So my review is as usual in that case a combined review for both books.
First of all let me leave a message for the author : “Dear Ms. Sowood, you said (and I quote) >> As you can tell I’m new to the game<< but I am very truly sorry … I can NOT see that at all “
Your story had me after the first chapter …
I must admit Jay annoyed me in his best moments and his worst I wanted to ask Abbie to just let go. There were pages when I thought what the hell is he doing there and why ? … ahm no not real “Why” – because I got a pretty good idea quite early of the reason why – I just could not get the complete picture of WHY he choose to continue that way, because he had moments where he could have altered his course… he could not really have believed to get away with it could he ?
But on the other hand I get his desperation. I understand where he was coming from – believe me I DO.
And Abbie hmmm – she was a difficult character but that also made her interesting.
As for the secondary characters in that book … I liked some and equally disliked others (even though I was supposed to like them because they were friends) which tells me they were well developed and I expect to see them again in the next books of this series. And honestly – I am looking forward to that – even if I did not like them …
In many points the leads in this book reminded me of my feelings for the leading characters in Jodi Ellen Malpas’ book series “This Man”, even if Jay did not manage to live up fully to the annoyance that Jesse Ward caused to the unprepared reader, he still did a good job at it.
Basically this book should have been 4 stars due to the fact that there are some points that feel strange during reading, they are simply not logical or feel not fully developed. Two things in specific which I will not spoiler here but if someone read the book I have no problems to discuss that subject in email or pm. I am known for having an OCD when it comes to logic and continuity in story – others might check on gramma but I am into this – so sometimes that missing logic causes my OCD to dislike a book.
But this is a great story that deserves attention from all those readers that like alpha males with flaws and it made me feel (which is the 5ths star in all my books) therefore this debut novel/series is a 5 star read.