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Review: Show Me the Way by A.L. Jackson

October 10, 2017

 

The first sexy, captivating, stand-alone novel in the brand-new FIGHT FOR ME series from NYT & USA Today Bestselling Author A.L. Jackson . . .

 

Rex Gunner. As bitter as he is beautiful.

 

The owner of the largest construction company in Gingham Lakes has been burned one too many times. His wife leaving him to raise their daughter was the last blow this single dad could take. The only woman he’ll let into his heart is his little girl.

 

Rynna Dayne. As vulnerable as she is tempting.

 

She ran from Gingham Lakes when she was seventeen. She swore to herself she would never return. Then her grandmother passed away and left her the deed to the diner that she once loved.

 

When Rex meets his new neighbor, he knows he’s in trouble.

 

She’s gorgeous and sweet and everything he can’t trust.

 

Until she becomes the one thing he can’t resist.

 

One kiss sends them tumbling toward ecstasy.

 

But in a town this size, pasts are bound to collide. Caught in a web of lies, betrayal, and disloyalty, Rex must make a choice.

 

Will he hide behind his walls or will he take the chance . . .

 

Amazon/KU

 

*** 3.5 Star Review ***

 

A.L. Jackson is definitely a go-to when I want a story chalk full of angst and broken characters. She never disappoints me there. Her characters and stories always leave me my gut a little twisted and my heart full. Yet again, I have gotten what I came for.

 

This is definitely a story that will pull at your heartstrings. It will break your heart, then it will repair your heart. If I am being honest, there is a cycle of heartbreak and repair more than once in this story. It definitely isn't light. It's not fluffy. It's rugged and raw. It's flawed and rocky, just like it's characters.

 

This book seems so straight forward in the beginning. Then, the twist comes and it will more than likely gut you. You will want to reach into the book and hug Rynna and Rex with all of your might. The things these characters have gone through in the past, which slaps them in the face in the present, is enough to rip any person to shreds.

 

This book has one flaw that I have mulled over since I read it. I can't leave it out of my review. I had an issue with Rex's speech. It seems to be a theme with A.L. Jackson's male characters. They all tend to "speak" in the same manner. I totally get that she is trying to make them more rough and rugged around the edges. I do see it. However, because it's so common with her male characters, it makes them seem simple and uneducated. I cringed every time Rex was "speaking". And unfortunately, this took away from the story for me.
 

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