Previously published under the title BlackJack
Cole Jackson spends fifteen years in prison for a murder he did not commit, the murder of his wife, Lindsey.
His talent as a songwriter and an avid reader save him from the loneliness of the cold, dark and unforgiving prison walls. But as he joins the world of the free again, he struggles with his once again fame, because of his rock-n-roll band, of being a convicted killer and the fact that his self-esteem and self-respect were lost years ago. Prison will do that to you, not to mention drugs, alcohol and an unfaithful wife. He no longer has the drugs, the alcohol or the unfaithful wife. What he has is a tarnished reputation and the determination to find the true killer and restore his life.
Shannon Gallagher's hard work as a writer has finally paid off. She believes her life is complete living in her dream home on the ocean until she meets Cole Jackson. She idolized him at sixteen, cried at twenty-one when he went to prison. Now at thirty-six she meets him and falls instantly in love. But as Cole gets closer to his wife's killer, he puts Shannon's life in danger. Can he expose the murderer and keep Shannon safe?
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
The storyline the cast of characters..awesome! I thought the 5 stars meant good book, no, this is a great book. Cole's 15 years in prison for a crime he didn't commit. The love between Cole and Shannon, her son and ex-husband John, John's wife Cheryl, Shannon's siblings but most of all, Cole's friend AJ. In reading the book , the reader is swept away by the love at first sight between Cole and Shannon, her son, Cameron's relationship with Cole and John. The reader is privileged to read the thoughts of the main characters and supporting characters. The storyline dealt with an ex-husband's feeling with his first wife finding love, dealt with murder, suicide, runaways...life. But it was so well done, this author did a great job with the storyline and included a whodunit...at the very beginning, I knew Cole was innocent, but trying to decide between two of the characters, I did guess the right one. Some parts of the story, I laughed, cried and even felt was not believable or in good taste. Overall though, this is an excellent story...of a romance writer and a musician who knew of each other then met and fell in love. An absolutely beautiful ending of Cole and Shannons's love story. Happy Reading! ****vrnb****
Well written, very entertaing. Kept my interest. Worth reading!
An exciting well written romance with intrigue and adventure. Well rounded characters and strong heroines and dashing heroes. Great reads ... all of them. Kudos to the author. Thank you for many entertaining hours!!! ?