Book 2 in the Jack & Jill Series - NOT a standalone.
The living seek forgiveness. The dead seek revenge.
A first love.
A last breath.
A haunting past.
Armed with a sinful past and an equally sinful body, Jackson Knight absolves his vow of celibacy to pursue Sergeant Monaghan’s unsuspecting—older—housekeeper.
Ryn Middleton, on the cusp of turning forty with a snarky daughter, a killer dog, and an abusive ex-husband, finds Jackson’s advances humorous and unbelievable. After intense negotiations including Vera Wang, Ed Sheeran, and sex four times a day, Ryn accepts Jackson’s marriage proposal on their first date.
What could possibly go wrong?
While struggling to lay claim to the woman of the dreams he never had, Jackson is forced to deal with a grief-stricken Jillian trying to hold on to her past without letting go of her future—the doctor who took her heart and the Sergeant who gave her a new one.
Beyond the hope for light, lies the middle of darkness, the illusion of truth, and a haunting past.
*WARNING - Contains explicit language and sexual content and subject matter pertaining to physical/sexual abuse.
Jewel is a free-spirited romance junkie with a quirky sense of humor.
With 10 years of flossing lectures under her belt, she took early retirement from her dental hygiene career to stay home with her three awesome boys and manage the family business.
After her best friend of nearly 30 years suggested a few books from the Contemporary Romance genre, Jewel was hooked. Devouring two and three books a week but still craving more, she decided to practice sustainable reading, AKA writing.
When she’s not donning her cape and saving the planet one tree at a time, she enjoys yoga with friends, good food with family, rock climbing with her kids, watching How I Met Your Mother reruns, and of course…heart-wrenching, tear-jerking, panty-scorching novels.
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
End of Day introduced us to the issues and quirks of Jill. Middle of Knight gives us a way more in depth look of how she came to be who and where she is. Also, we get to go behind the curtain in Jack's life.
I went from laughing out loud to going awww to tearing up. It really worked me over. I got wrapped up in the romance between Jessica & Luke, Jillian & A.J., and Ryn & Jackson. Each is beautiful and bittersweet in it's own way.
Besides the natural wins and losses in life like love and death, there are also the things people do to each other happening. A little light is shown on the mysterious G.A.I.L. There are past and present times and several cast members included in this tale. Everyone brings his or her own stories into the overall plot.
The characters are so multidimensional and each is unlike any other role in any novel. They aren't beauty queens, heartthrobs, bad boys (or girls), heroes, antiheroes or villains. Many of them are so eccentric and unexpected. You can never guess what cool thing they're going to do or say next, but whatever it is, it's always true and original to the person they are inside.
I cannot wait to see where this series goes in the next book.