Monday, September 24, 2018
eARC Book review:America's Sweetheart (Real Love #5) by Jessica Lemmon
Available October 2, 2018
eARC Provided by publisher through Netgalley
Allison: When I left for California, I gave myself a new name and never looked back. Now my carefully crafted good-girl image is getting torn to shreds in the press thanks to my Oscar-winning A-hole of an ex-boyfriend. So I escape to the only safe haven I know and trust—my hometown—to take a breather while I plot my triumphant Hollywood comeback. However, when I arrive at my parents’ house, Jackson Burke answers the door instead. And suddenly the past comes rushing back. . . .
Jackson: First kiss. First time. First love. Yep, Allison Murphy and I shared a lot of firsts back in the day. When she left, she took half my heart with her. Now she’s back in town, and even though I swore I’d keep my distance, her parents hired me to remodel their house, and I’m going to finish the job. But one hot kiss later, suddenly the press is calling us the next big celebrity couple. Sure, I’ll play the part, for Allison’s sake—but I refuse to let her close enough to break my heart all over again. . . .
Allison and Jackson were high school sweethearts then they were college sweethearts. When Allie moved to California it was only supposed to be for the summer. Then she got a role as a extra on a TV show. Being a actress was something she dearly wanted and Jackson wanted her to have anything she wanted and needed. He just couldn't live in California though so he left her there and shortly later they broke up. Now some ten years later Allie is back in town hiding from a scandal and Jackson is there for her. When there is some sizzle between them again the question is how much sizzle and is it enough to burn the house down. The answer is yes. Yes it is! Jackson or Jax as he's called is one of those guys whose calm in any situation. I liked Allie and Jackson together but i think they had some communication issues which is understandable considering how they ended it years ago. While it was fun watching these two finding each other again I was taken out of the story several times by the going back from past two present. Overall i enjoyed the story though and loved the ending.
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