Thursday, December 4, 2014

Whatever It Takes by JM Stewart

A house fire leaves Washington dojo owner Becca Morgan and daughter Allie at the mercy of her ex-husband, Jackson Kade, for a place to stay until she can get back on her feet. Always putting his work first before his wife and daughter, Jackson wasn’t the man she thought she married so Becca had no choice but to leave him a little over a year ago, and he had willingly signed the divorce papers without protest.

Although never able to say the words, Jackson has not stopped loving her and now that she is back in their house, he will do whatever it takes to convince her to stay. Unfortunately, he was brought up by distant parents that never showed affection, and this is all he knows.

But Becca will need Jackson to prove to her that he can open up, that he can give her those three little words, and that he will put his family first. Jackson is up to the task if it means making his family whole once again.

The enjoyment of Stewart’s (Risking It All) story about second chances lies in the sensuality of her characters’ desires, but clunky writing weakens the execution. The lengthy descriptions in the middle of conversations forces readers to go back and read what the original question was, creating too much distraction for this to be recommended. This is Bk. 2 in the Morgan Family Romance series.

Originally published in Xpress Reviews: E-Originals | First Look at New Books, January 16, 2015

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