Released: July 14, 2015
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Publisher: Jo Raven
On the Flap
Returning to Madison hurts. I thought I’d left my past behind, but the past goes on living. I carry it inside of me, it’s a piece of me. People have marked me in indelible ways and I drag the shreds of my soul behind me, trying to put my pieces back together. I’m not the Amber I used to be. I fly under the radar, try to be invisible.
It doesn't always work. Drawing attention scares me. It always spells trouble. Returning to my home town is a last ditch effort to lay my demons to rest and start anew, for good this time.
Meeting Jesse Lee wasn’t in the plan. Yet here he is with his heart-stopping, sexy grin, handsome like a god, shining bright. He’s full of life, full of heat, packing the energy of a thousand suns in his gaze and muscular body. Jesse burns, and the pain of being near him is sweet.
But he’s foiling my plans. It’s hard to remain a ghost when he’s around. Hard to avoid his attention, to remain invisible. He sees me, really sees me, and behind his bright radiance, I can see shadows from his own past crowding in. He’s swimming hard to stay afloat even as he reaches for me.
What is he afraid of? And how can he save me from drowning when he can’t even save himself?
Standalone novel. No cliffhanger.
*Warning: this book contains graphic language, sex, and violence. Mature readers only. Not intended for young readers.*
JESSE is book 2 in the series Damage Control - a series set in the same world as Inked Brotherhood. The boys of Damage Control were taken in by Zane Madden and Rafe Vestri and offered apprenticeship and work in the tattoo shop Damage Control.
Next in the Damage Control series: SETH (Damage Control 3).
Jesse is the self-proclaimed manwhore of the group. Always hooking up. A Love-Em- and Leave-Em kind of guy. That is until he goes to a party and runs into a feisty Amber. Amber returns to Madison to be with her friend Evangeline or Ev and to pursue her dream of designing jewelry and studying art. She had to leave three years ago because of the harassment and bullying she suffered while in high school. It left her broken and debilitated in social situations. She figures returning to the scene of the crime is a way to test her progress if she has indeed conquered her demons and insecurities.
Everyone thinks that they have Jesse figured out. He is clever at hiding behind his good looks, killer body, and witty comebacks. Beneath all of that lies a man that has suffered and continues to suffer from insecurities and fears stemming from his troubled past. A darkness that lives around him that only Amber’s light can chase away. They both help each other to fight their demons and except who they are. Jo has created a beautiful unstoppable team in Jesse and Amber. Seeing both of their progress, especially Amber’s, throughout this book is worth the read itself. You throw in a hot tattooed; pierced man with a heart and it becomes something entirely different. Definitely one to read.
Rating: 5 Stars
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