9 February 2017

Review: Jax by J.L. Perry


Jax
J.L. Perry

Bastard #2

Published November 27th 2016

Purchase: Amazon
My name is Jaxson Albright. To my friends I’m known as Jax. I’m the disgraced son of well-known Politician, Malcom Albright. You could say I was born with a silver spoon in my mouth. I was supposed to follow in my father’s footsteps and move into politics. My whole childhood was spent being groomed for this role, but that wasn’t what I wanted. I had other plans.

To my family’s disgust, I’m inked, I’m pierced and I own and run a tattoo parlour, in Sydney. I fit in here. I can be the man I was destined to be, the man my family are ashamed of. The son they regret having.

I wouldn’t be where I am today if it wasn’t for my saviour, Candice. My pink-haired angel. We grew up in the same circle, but like me, she’s an outcast. She refused to conform to society’s ways. She’s the only one who stuck by me and not only encouraged, but supported my dream.

I love her. No, correction—I’m in love with her. I have been for as long as I can remember. She has no idea how I feel. It’s a battle I struggle with daily. I’ve kept my secret all these years because I couldn’t risk losing her. That’s a chance I’m not prepared to take, because she’s my best friend; my only real family.

I’ve spent the last few years moving from one hot chick to the next, trying to mask these feeling I have. But it doesn’t help—I can’t get her out of my head. She still owns my damn heart.

How do you get over the girl you know you can never have? And how do you live without the one person on this earth who was made for you?

She’s my soulmate.

About the Author

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J. L. Perry is a mother and a wife. She was born in Sydney, Australia in 1972, and has lived there her whole life. Her love of reading, from a young age, gave her the passion to write. My Destiny was originally written for her sister, in 2013. It was never intended to be published. However, after finishing this book, she felt there was still a lot of Brooke and Logan's story left to tell. This inspired her to write My Forever. With the encouragement of her family and friends, she decided to follow her dream and become a published Author.

My Review

*I was provide a copy of the book by Hachette Australia in exchange for my honest review*

It took me longer than it should have to read Jax. Like way longer. It literally took me a month. Which is crazy when I normally knock a book out within a 24 hour window - 48 hours max if its during uni.

The reason that it took me so long to read is the book is either all the angst,  or all the blissful romance. Heavy on the angst side. And I'm one of those people that when I read, I tend to take on the traits of the characters of the book while reading. I was visiting my dad while I was reading Jax, and he actually asked me if everything was alright, because I was acting like more of a moody teen than when I was actually a moody teen.... So for the sanity of all around me, I had to pace myself with this novel.

The big 'game changing' plot twist was, well, not so much for me. It was not so much a twist, but a mild bend you could see a mile away. And then there was the fallout from the twist. I think that bothered me the most in the whole book, because the story kind of just stalled for the next 50-ish pages.

I feel like all I have done is complain, but there are things that I like about Jax. I love that Jax followed his dream and worked his fine arse off to get it. He also has a massively kind heart, and when he let that shine through his tough guy exterior, those were my favourite scenes to read.

Much like Jax and Candice, the book and I had a love-hate relationship, though I cant say that we both landed quiet so far right of the happily ever after line...


3 out of 5

2 comments :

  1. Oh man, LoL I can't say I've ever taken on the personality of the characters before. I have found that their habits throughout the book influence me though. One time an a character was going on and on about lasagna or pizza or something, and that night for dinner I made it because I had been craving it all day due to the book. Another time the character seemed to drink a glass of wine in at least every chapter... that night I had some wine. An different time the character was a bit more healthier and ran a lot, so I went for a run after reading a couple chapters... it was pure torture since I never run, and I never repeated that mistake again. LoL I always find it interesting how when you're reading a good book that holds your focus, you start to pick up lil nuances from the characters.

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    1. Haha! Going for a run seems pretty radical. We you get the bleed through of book character into life, I think it's amazing that some words on a page can have that much influence on your real life.... unless you're reading a book about murder and killing and stuff, then its probs best to just leave that in the fictional world!

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