Wrapped in Love (The Boys of Jackson Harbor #4) by Lexi Ryan
Released: December 4, 2018
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Publisher: Ever After, LLC
Reviewed by Keyrsten
A one-night stand with the boss was never in her plans. Neither was falling in love . . .
The rumors are true. I’m a hot mess with an awful track record at love. Single mom. Down on her luck. Yeah, I’m bad news.
If the hardest part of moving back home to Jackson Harbor was going to be people talking, I’d be fine. I’ve kept my chin up through worse than their decade-old gossip.
I was wrong. The hardest part is resisting my boss. Brayden Jackson is the very picture of tall, dark, and handsome. And thanks to an ill-advised one-night stand we had seven months ago, I know exactly what I’m missing when I turn him down. Every. Single. Delicious. Inch.
But I have my son to care for and my job to keep, so I’ll keep on saying no.
Until my string of bad luck continues, and suddenly my precious four-year-old and I find ourselves with nowhere to live. At Christmas, no less. It’s for my son that I accept Brayden’s offer to stay at his place. One by one, my defenses are falling, as fast as I am. If Brayden was smart, he’d run, because it’s only a matter of time before he realizes he deserves better than what a girl like me can offer.
Unless, for once, my bad luck is leading me exactly where I need to be.
Wrapped in Love is the fourth book in The Boys of Jackson Harbor series. All books in this series can be read as standalones.
This is book #4 in the Boys of Jackson Harbor series, a series that is made up of carefully interwoven standalones. That being said, I do believe after reading Wrapped in Love that you should read the books in order before getting to this beauty. There is so much backstory surrounding around Molly’s complicated life that you get from the three previous books that it will feel jarring and like you are having to scramble to catch up if you start with this book first. To be able fully understand her and her painful past it is best to read them in order to get the full picture.
I have been waiting for Brayden’s story since the very beginning. He is charming without actually trying to be charming. He has such a sweet and caring soul that you can’t help but want to surround yourself in him. Like all of the Jackson boys he is fiercely protective of those he loves. Molly has been the woman for him for as long as he can remember and now that he has had a glimpse of what it would be like to have her he will stop at nothing to get her. Brayden consistently proves to Molly that he will go above and beyond to prove to her that he loves her enough to help her wade through the waters that is her painful past. Brayden loves Molly with all that he is and will continue to fight for her and her son, even when she continues to try and push him away. Just like all the Jackson boys, he’s too stubborn to let go the woman he loves even if he hast to fight tooth and nail for her.
Molly’s past if full of heartache and so much pain, but in spite of that she tries to live the best she can for her and her son. She is so damn strong and resilient, no matter what is thrown at her she picks herself up and pushes to survive. After everything life has thrown her way she deserves nothing but the best, even if she can’t see that. Brayden is everything she has ever wanted, but never thought she deserved. She pushed Brayden away, not because she didn’t want him but because she thought he deserved better than what she had to offer. Now that her life continues to take a turn for the worst, she finds herself living with the one man she was trying to steer clear of. Her heart can’t handle another break, and she will do everything she can not to break Brayden’s heart. Maybe this time, her bad luck is just leading her to where her heart truly needs to be.
Molly and Brayden are so electric together and you can’t help but to get all giddy and swoon whenever they are together. The steamy scenes between them will melt you to your very core, hot lanta I could not get enough. The love they had for one another was so sweet and will pull at all of your heartstrings. Their angsty will they won’t they was intriguing to watch and when you finally realize they will you can’t help but feel like a giddy teenage girl fawning over her crush. Lexi did a beautiful job providing a balance between their intoxicating love and the heartbreaking situation that tried to swallow them whole. Lexi will break your heart over and over again with Brayden and Molly story, but I promise you every break is worth it in the end. The slow build up to the conclusion in this story made the wait so worth it in the end. I cannot wait to see what’s in store next for the boys of Jackson Harbor.
Rate: 5 stars
Give me an alpha male with a woman who aces all forms of sarcasm and I'm putty in you hands -- bonus points if a Reverse Harem is involved. Supernatural esque romance and power plays tend to make my heart go pitter patter. I haven't met a book I wasn't willing to try, so if you've got recommendations email them my way. I'm a foul mouthed makeup addict with slight wino tendencies.