Author: Rochelle Paige
Genre: New Adult Romance
Release Date: March 10, 2014
SynopsisJackson thought he knew what love was and feels like he missed his chance at happiness. He realizes he wasted his chances by chasing after one-night stands instead of going after what he really wanted.
Kaylie knows what loss feels like and doesn't want to take a chance on love. She puts up walls to keep her heart protected from experiencing that kind of pain again.
What happens when a guy who refuses to lose out again meets a girl who resists him as much as she can? Will Jackson be able to hit the wall Kaylie has put up and knock it down?
I loved bartending at the campus bar, The Rooster’s Nest. Of course, nobody called it by the real name. Instead, everyone usually just called it The Roost. Or if they were feeling particularly pervy, they called it The Cock. The bar was known for its cold beers, its hot cheese fries, and college bands. It’s a bit of a dive, but not in a sleazy way. Although the tight t-shirts we wore with crazy phrases like “I Serve Tail at The Cock” and a picture of a martini glass on it sure did seem push things toward the sleazy slide.
I got the job as soon as I’d turned twenty-one. I needed the money, and it paid well for a part-time job with hours that didn’t interfere with school or dance. It also didn’t hurt that I usually got to work shifts with my roomie Charlotte since she was the one who’d gotten me the interview. She was the boss’s favorite at The Roost, so I’d been a shoe-in for the job. And I got paid well to flirt all night, so that was a plus too.
Speaking of hot guys, Jackson Silver walked into the bar about an hour before last call. I’d thought about him several times over the last month and a half. Word on campus was that he’d been keeping to himself a lot more. When he came back from Christmas break, there hadn’t been any more rumors about random hook-ups. This was the first time I’d seen him since witnessing his argument with Sasha, which was strange considering how small the campus was.
He sat down at the other side of the bar, so Charlotte took his order and served him a beer and a shot. Then she headed straight over to me as soon as she had taken care of Jackson.
“Did ya see who’s at the bar? Hottie McHot-Pants himself,” she said, nodding her head in his direction.
I love the story of Jackson and Kaylie! I think I found another book boyfriend in Jackson too!
Jackson is a guy who thought he knew what love was until Kaylie came into his life. He had been sleeping with random girls for so long trying to get his ‘bachelor days’ out of his system so he could have a life with Lex until she was taken by Drake. Poor Jackson though! Little did he know that he would soon be swept off his feet!
Kaylie knows who Jackson is and knows about his reputation. She agrees to go out with him as a ‘thank you’ for a good deed she did for him which turns out to be a date. Sparks fly and passion builds between the two. I really liked Kaylie! For the most part, she was a secure female lead which you don’t find that often. She may have doubted things every so often but for the most part she was secure with herself and everything around her.
Jackson was intense! You saw how protective he was over Kaylie and how also how passionate he was. I loved everything he did for their first date and how he wanted everything to be so perfect! It was like Hugh Hefner transitioned into Prince Charming the way his personality changed just by meeting someone that he truly cared about. (He still had a bit of a freaky side in bed though) The most swoon-worthy part though was when he stood by her when it came to interacting with her aunt! Not many guys would do that…. Most would have been intimidated and ran!
This story was great and I give it a phenomenal 4.5 stars because I was able to get my romance without wanting to pull my hair out or throw my kindle. Sometimes we just want to read a romance and enjoy it! It’s told from both Kaylie and Jackson’s POV.
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About the AuthorI absolutely adore reading - always have and always will. My friends growing up used to tease me when I would trail after them, trying to read and walk at the same time. If I have downtime, odds are you will find me reading or writing.
I am the mother of two wonderful sons who have inspired me to chase my dream of being an author. I want them to learn from me that you can live your dream as long as you are willing to work for it.
When I told my mom that my new year's resolution was to self-publish a book in 2013, she pretty much told me "About time!"