by Harper Bentley
Published by CreateSpace Publishing
on February 18th 2014
Genres: Fiction, General, Love & Romance, New Adult, Romance
Jag Jensen and Ellen Love had been best friends their whole lives until he turned thirteen and started noticing girls his own age, but that didn't mean he stopped watching out for eleven-year-old Ellen. By his senior year in high school, baseball had taken the front seat in his life, with a scholarship to college and a pro career looming on the horizon, when sophomore Ellen caught his attention and they struck up their friendship again. Although Ellen wanted more, Jag didn't want to drag her into what he knew would be a crazy life, but love has a way of deciding one's future, and eventually they became a couple. Ellen followed him to California as he began his pro career, but his wild and hectic lifestyle screwed everything up. Now Jag is lost, realizing he's never been without his best friend in his life. Learning to live without Ellen doesn't settle well with him, so while trying to remain at the top of his career, he also wants to get his girl back, which proves to be more difficult than he thought it'd be. Will Ellen give him another chance or does that sort of thing only happen in the sappy romance novels she always used to read? Jag hopes she's willing to try again as he puts his heart on the line for the woman he knows will always be his forever and a day. This is the second book of the True Love Trilogy.
This one is told in Jag’s POV, so I LOVED getting to know what he was thinking. (Gosh. it’s just so sad sometimes.) He has to FIGHT to get back El’s love and I think it’s good for him because he learns how to be a man. (Well.. sort of..)
That ending though. If I ever in my days wanted to chuck my Kindle at the nearest brick wall… It was when I flipped to the last page.
I was all like… Wait, what that whaatttt???
It comes to you fast you don’t even have a chance to suck in a breath and recollect your thoughts over what just happened. I HAVE to have the next book in my hands like, *checks clock* oh, five seconds ago.
- Jag- He still has A LOT (and I mean a lot) of growing up to do- in his career, life, and in his relationship with El. He messed up so many times in this book that I feel all of the heartache could have been prevented HAD he been thinking before he acted! But.. meh, he’s a guy so I guess he’s excused for now. He’s also SWOONY so…. yeah, okay. I’ll cut him a break this time for being so air-headed.
- El- My heart really goes out to her. She has remained so strong through Jag’s career in stardom. Any lesser chick would have been just… gone straight up insane! From the long absences on the road, to the trifling females, El has a lot to deal with. Also, she cries a lot in this book. Most instances, the tears could have been prevented if Jag had talked to her. I thought a lot of the pain could have been squashed had there been better communication.
- Alexandria- like really? This girl can kick rocks for all I care. She did nothing but stir up more drama. ––Not that I’m complaining, cuz… I am not because I LOVED every “drama-ish second of it.
- Baxter and Amanda- GAH! What can I say about them? They are like the perfect model couple and always have an ear to lend for Jag when he’s going through it with El. I was happy they were there to help him get through their problems. Strangely enough, they remind me of how El and Jag will be when they are older.
I will always be a fan of this series! The author weaves such a beautiful romance, sprinkled in with just the right amount of drama and angst to make you want to UGLY CRY. I loved how the problems they face aren’t sugar coated and dotted with little multi-colored sprinkles because in reality that’s not how life is. We go through pain unnecessarily and sometimes without reason. That’s exactly how it is for Jag and El.
The ending, it happened so abruptly and in such a foul note that makes me really question the future for El and Jag and I didn’t like how Jag kept letting Alexandria get the better of him. There were times when i was just like:
Don’t freaking LISTEN TO HER!
Despite how much Jag made me just want to punch a baby in the face (do not take me literally here) I still HELLA enjoyed this book! AND even though I hated how it ended, the good/funny/oh la, la steamy moments, darn sure made up for it!
Over To You:
Do YOU like drama in a book(like in this one?) OR do you prefer to stray as far away from those types of books as you can? Do you think you’ll try this book out? YES? YES? YESSS? Or are you all like: Meh. NAH.