THE SWEETEST GIFT
Tragedy and horror shaped Jackson Grady's life, leaving him orphaned and scarred. At eighteen he's ready to claim his future, but who could love his disfigured face and damaged soul? Definitely not a big, burly, beautiful Irish Traveller who is entirely the stuff of dreams.
Dare Rowan didn't mean to become obsessed with the blue-eyed man he first saw across a field, but that porcelain skin and innocent air demanded another meeting. Jax has the face of a wounded angel, and the rest of the young man is as heart-breakingly perfect. Jax is beautiful in every way and teaching him about love and life will be something Dare will embrace. Like unwrapping and savouring the candy at the shop where he works, Dare will show this young man everything Jax desired but never thought he'd have, and take Jax to new highs while he holds him through the lows. Between them, they'll find out just how sweet life can be.
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a much sweeter read, but still awesome! Independent review for Archaeolibrarian I was gifted my copy of this book. Jax sees himself as damaged goods. A beating by his step brother followed by acid in his face, left him with facial scars and bad eyeseight. But Dare sees an angel. HIS angel. He sees the real Jax underneath. And Dare wants to show Jax just how good it feels to be loved. This is book 7 in the Men of London series. You don't NEED to have read them all before this one, but you should at least read book 4, Feat of Clay. Because we first meet Jax there, at 17, (he's 18 here, turning 19) and Tate and Clay play a huge part here. Tate and Clay have a huge influence on Jax, and you need to see where that came from. The others don't even come up in passing! And because Jax in young, and I don't much care for younger main characters (mostly why I avoid young adult books!) I was worried I wouldn't like it but I had to at least try. I need not have worried. Why it works so well, for me, is BECAUSE Jax is young! Yeah, I know! Go figure because I can't! It's a much lighter read than previous books, Jax' attack aside, and a much sweeter read too, those disgusting sounding sweets from the shop Dare works aside too! Jax has never been with a man, with anyone really, and he desperately wants Dare. Dare keeps going slow, and Jax is super frustrated by it! But once Dare releases Jax from his...innocence, all bets are off! But the scenes between Jax and Dare as they grow into their relationship, as the learn about each others minds and bodies are so deliciously sweet! So very well written. Oh, don't get me wrong, it has heat and passion and emotions off the page, its just so much...lighter than the other books. really Loved it! I would have liked them to take that final step, but fully understand why that maybe, just maybe, it wasn't right for them. I wrote this review out and put 4.5 stars in the corner. I usually stick with that, but upon typing it up, I can't see a single reason why I shouldn't give it the full 5 stars! **same worded review will appear on Goodreads, Amazon.co.uk, Amazon.com, Barnes and Noble and Kobo, upon release**
Let's start this review out by saying that I want to be friends with Dare and Jax While we are asking for the moon, Clay and Tate as well. Throughout this book I was impressed by Jax's strength. What he had to endure was horrifying and yet, for the most part, he came out whole and a well rounded guy. The fact that Dare saw through to what he was inside and didn't see what Jax saw as his disfigurement made me fall for him just as quickly. The fact that he was a might stalker-ish, well hey who could blame the guy? I mean come on! Jax is HOT. Added to this wonderful couple were Dare's family and Jax's family and friends. Tate and Clay from a previous book made a great addition and were, quite frankly highly entertaining. Yes there is heartbreak in this book, there is lust , sex, friendship, love, laughter, a surprise or two and forgiveness. But what else this story has is a lesson that you must not stereotype people. Look closely to who THEY are. Don't base it on any preconceived notions. I fell hard and fast for Dare and Jax as a couple, as a team, and I enjoyed seeing their story come to life in such a way that makes me root them on . Susan did an amazing job bringing this story to life. Kept me turning page after page. Wanting, needing to find out how it all turned out. I highly recommend this book. Whether you have read the previous books or not.