Jagger: A Caldwell Brothers Novel

Jagger: A Caldwell Brothers Novel

by MJ Fields, Chelsea Camaron

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Jagger: A Caldwell Brothers Novel by MJ Fields, Chelsea Camaron

USA TODAY BESTSELLER • Full of swagger and sensuality, the Caldwell Brothers series—perfect for fans of Katy Evans and Emma Chase—packs an emotional punch as the last bachelor standing fights for a woman who’s worth every ounce of trouble.

Jagger Caldwell is no one’s hero. With a reputation for busting heads and breaking hearts on the underground MMA circuit, he lives for easy cash and easier women. But when he stumbles upon an all-too-familiar scene, painful memories awaken Jagger’s sensitive side and compel him to act. As a kid, he stood by helplessly as his old man beat his mom. Now, Jagger won’t let seventeen-year-old Tatiana Rand suffer the same fate. Nothing matters except saving her.

Tatiana is a prisoner in her own home, at the mercy of her violent father—until an unlikely savior bursts through her door and into her life. Six-feet-plus of tattooed muscle and raw power, Jagger is no prince charming—but Tatiana stopped believing in fairy tales long ago. Despite their differences in age and, well, everything else, the sexy bad boy sparks a fire that Tatiana never knew she had—and desires that only Jagger can quench.

Praise for Jagger

“The youngest of the Caldwell brothers packs a good punch! In this fast-paced story, Jagger falls for the girl cowering in the corner—and claims his legacy along the way.”New York Times bestselling author Heidi McLaughlin

“The Caldwell brothers never disappoint. Jagger will fight for your heart and win it a thousand times over!”—Stacey Kennedy, USA Today bestselling author of the Club Sin series

“Heartwarming and humorous, Jagger gives us the modern-day hero everyone needs.”—Ryan Michele, author of Ravage Me

“Chelsea Camaron and MJ Fields find that cool mix between beauty and beast with Jagger. He was born to be a fighter, and Tatiana needs him in her corner.”—S. M. Donaldson, author of the Game Time series

“The word flow of these books is so good and melodic. . . . The drama, when looked at in the context of the whole story, fits in with the general tone the story sets.”—The Romance Factor

Jagger brought me to my knees emotionally and had me falling hard for three of the sexiest heroes and the strong women who make them better men.”—Rochelle’s Reviews

“A successful final installment . . . [Jagger Caldwell is] probably my favorite of the three.”—Carlene Inspired

“I absolutely love this series about the Caldwell Brothers. I couldn’t wait to read Jagger’s story.”—She Hearts Books (4 hearts)

“I found Jagger to be an excellent conclusion to the story (and I still loved the overlap from the other books, seeing scenes in Jagger’s and Totty’s eyes), and found Baby Caldwell to have just as much emotional capacity as his brothers.”—Mignon Mykel Reviews

“Thank you, Chelsea and MJ, for this wonderful series about fighting for a better life.”—Ripe for Reader

“What a wonderful finish to this series. The Caldwell Brothers are not to be missed. I have read each book in this series and I have enjoyed each one in its own way.”—DRC Promotions

Includes a special message from the editor, as well as an excerpt from another Loveswept title.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781101968017
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
Publication date: 04/12/2016
Series: Caldwell Brothers , #3
Sold by: Random House
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 204
Sales rank: 83,267
File size: 811 KB

About the Author

USA Today bestselling author Chelsea Camaron grew up turning wrenches alongside her father, which just so happened to inspire her Love and Repair and The Hellions Ride series. When she’s not writing, you can find her playing with her kids, attending car shows, going on motorcycle rides on the back of her husband’s Harley, snuggling down with her new favorite book, or watching any movie that Vin Diesel might happen to be in. She lives in Louisiana with her husband and two children.
MJ Fields is the USA Today bestselling author of the Love series, the Wrapped series, the Burning Souls series, the Men of Steel series, the Ties of Steel series, the Rockers of Steel series, and the Norfolk series. A former small-business owner who recently became a full-time writer, Fields lives in central New York, surrounded by family and friends. Her house is full of pets, friends, and noise ninety percent of the time, and she wouldn’t have it any other way.

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Chapter 1


In the darkness of the night, I watch her from the alley beside my old building like a predator watches its prey. The girl who wouldn’t press charges or leave her abusive father’s shit hole. The girl who doesn’t leave that roach-infested scum hole or the man I witnessed in the aftermath of his savage, drunken abuse. The man might not have stopped hitting her. He might have even killed her that day, had I not busted through the door.

It makes my blood boil. She deserves better. All human beings deserve better. Some just don’t know it, and Tatiana is one of those people.

From outside, I can hear the drunken, vulgar way he speaks to her. I also hear the way she apologizes over and over. What I don’t hear is the crack of his fist, the slap of a belt, or the cries of pain that sometimes wake me in the dead of night after I’ve worked at Caldwell’s bar or drank enough to pass the heck out so I wouldn’t be as tempted to swoop up the girl and carry her away, take her somewhere safe.
Coming here at nighttime was a bad idea. I am usually pumped up from an underground fight or from a day of pounding the bags at Chaps. Many times I have to hit something to stop myself from busting into that hellhole.

It started immediately—my obsession with the little pale, dark-haired girl. She is my morning coffee at Sips, my morning run, my morning trip to the nutrition store.

I watch her hang laundry from the dilapidated balcony of her second-floor apartment. Every day like clockwork at seven in the morning, she hangs out stark-white men’s briefs, T-shirts, Dickies pants—the green ones the school janitor used to wear—and her tiny, thin, faded clothes.

I wait while she goes back inside, knowing she will bring out the first of four rugs and beat them on the cracked back stairs with a broom. They are bigger than her. Hell, everything is. Regardless, every day, she will lug them out and in.

I have tried to gauge when her father leaves, guesstimate his schedule. However, the piece of shit she calls otetz—“father,” in Russian—doesn’t have a schedule.

He isn’t hard to figure out, though. I can tell by the way she cowers when he speaks to her what kind of night she had. When she cringes or jumps at his voice, my blood boils. It’s late morning on those days. I can only imagine how he hit her, beat her, hurt her.

I went to Johnny, demanding he do something. He told me to leave it alone. He said he did what he could, but she refused to cooperate. He also said she doesn’t speak or understand much English. Social services will follow up, but we have to be realistic with their caseload. She might be legal before they get to her.

During the afternoons, I watch from the diner across the road, and, well, that’s when I knew she was lying to Johnny. How did I know? She spoke perfectly good English to me that night. Also, she read books, old books, the same ones over and over. I tried to figure out why she wouldn’t just get new ones from the library, why she read them over and over, but I quickly came to the realization that she doesn’t attend school.

I want to know what the books are, yet I’m pressing my luck simply by being around this part of town every day, and binoculars or walking close enough to see would be a bad call on my end.

I went to Johnny about that, too. He told me she was homeschooled. She took tests and shit through the mail and always aced them.

I pissed him off when I questioned his cop skills. How the heck is he unaware she can speak English if she is acing tests? He merely told me, if the old man sees me, if I get caught, I will be violating the restraining order, and he will have no choice except to haul me in . . . again.

Once, I watched her while she sat and read on the stoop, my plan in place. An older woman who lives in one of the downstairs apartments walked up the steps and handed her a bag. Tatiana held her hand up and shook her head, giving her a sweet smile. The woman took her hand and clasped it around the bag, then walked in the door.
I watched as Tatiana opened the bag cautiously. Then her face nearly spilt in two when she saw the contents.

Pastries. It was pastries.

She looked around as if she would be in trouble if someone saw her. When she felt secure, she took them out and devoured them, one after another. Once finished, she stood, crinkled the bag, and then promptly set it in the garbage can in the alley.

After that, I brought back more. When the old lady isn’t around, I sneak them to the balcony myself and wait, hoping her old man won’t find the secret stash. It took me a couple times of seeing it to realize she doesn’t want her father to know. It also made me realize she must be half-starved.

Five months, five damn months I have been dropping off a bag every week—sometimes two. A box of donuts, some fresh fruit, books, a bottle of vitamins, a first aid kit, and even some cash once in a while.

Once, I wrapped a light-green ribbon around a bag, and from that day on, she now wears it in her hair, wrapped around her wrist, or looped in her belt. Then I left a second ribbon, and she uses that one as a shoestring.

Then I bought her some tennis shoes. I never see her wear them, though. I guess she doesn’t like them. As a result, the next week I left her slippers, the kind you can wear indoors and out. I suppose I have bad taste in shoes because she never wears those, either. She continues to wear the busted-up tennis shoes with the light-green ribbon . . . every . . . single . . . day.

What she has liked are the books. The smile that forms on her face when she gets one does something to me. She may not know where the books come from, but I do. Those smiles are undoubtedly meant for the little escape she gets by reading, but they are caused by me; therefore, they are all mine.

When I was younger, Momma read to us. We didn’t travel much—hell, we didn’t travel at all—but we escaped the hardest times through the books and the stories shared by Momma, stories of gallant knights, dragon slayers, pirates, thieves who stole from the rich and gave to the poor, and princes who saved the princesses from the towers they were held in.

Tatiana is a princess; there is no doubt in my mind. She is smart. Apparently, she even has test scores to prove it. After all, there’s no way in hell that asshole who is her father is doing her correspondence courses for her. The piece of shit can’t even form a complete sentence. She is hardworking and takes pride in the little she has. She is beautiful in the most natural way a woman can be. No painted face, no surgical enhancements could rival the beauty God above gave her. She wears her scars like jewelry. As sick as it sounds, to me, those are even more beautiful. They are so damn beautiful I have to remind myself over and over that she is only seventeen, not even legal. My cock obviously gives less than a damn about that.

Tatiana has something in her, the one thing pirates, thieves, and abusive assholes can never take away: hope. I see it in her every day. It’s an unmistakable look. You have to have been hopeless at one time in your life in order to recognize it. I do, and it’s messing with me. It is messing with me badly.

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Jagger: A Caldwell Brothers Novel 3.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 21 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Love the Caldwell boys but Hendrix will always be my fave.
mamalovestoread22 More than 1 year ago
Everyone knows that Jagger Caldwell is as tough as they come, but when you've had the kind of upbringing that he has had, you don't really have any other choice than to stand up and fight. His life pretty much revolves around fighting, he eats, sleeps, and breathes it, and because of his dedication to his craft his fighting abilities definitely speak for them self inside and outside of the ring. His bad boy reputation proceeds him, which definitely helps him land the attention of the ladies, and keeps a steady stream of them lined up and vying for the opportunity to warm his bed for the night. His tough upbringing has not only caused him to carry around a lot of demons, but it's also made him despise people who choose to abuse others, so, when he hears his beautiful neighbor suffering from a beating at the hands of her father, he immediately steps in and makes it his personal mission to protect her...no matter the cost. Tatiana Rand feels like a prisoner in her own home, her father's violent tendencies keep her on high alert and constantly worried that at any given moment he will snap, and she'll once again be on the receiving end of one of his violent outbursts. Being home-schooled keeps her sheltered from the outside world, and also keeps her from having the social interaction she so desperately needs. She feels like she has no one to turn to, and that no one cares if her father is beating her senseless or not, but she gets the surprise of her life when her handsome neighbor intervenes and makes a promise to keep her safe. She isn't so receptive to his offer, but with time he proves to her that he cares for her, will do anything he has to to protect her from her father, and that as soon as she is old enough, he is going to get her out of the hell she's been living in... It has been a while since I have read a story that moved me the way this one did, Jagger and Tatiana's story completely enveloped me and took over my thoughts and emotions, and had me on the edge of my seat the whole way through. As soon as I read the synopsis for this book I knew it was going to be a really heartfelt read, one that would hit you deep, and I have to admit it ended up being so much more than that! It took a hold of me and monopolized my every thought, left me emotionally spent, and I felt it lingering with me long after I turned the last page... which in my book means it doesn't get any better than that! This turned out to be one of the best first reads that I have had in a long while and I highly recommend you give it a try, it is one of those stories that will invade your thoughts, steal the breath from your lungs, move you to tears, and linger with you long after the last page has been turned! ARC requested through NetGalley and kindly provided by Random House Publishing Group - Loveswept in exchange for a honest and unbiased review.
Sandy-thereadingcafe More than 1 year ago
3.5 stars---JAGGER is the third (and final ?) installment in the adult, contemporary CALDWELL BROTHERS erotic, romance series co-authored by MJ Fields and Chelsea Camaron. This is youngest brother and fighter Jagger Caldwell, and eighteen year old Tatiana Rand’s story line. JAGGER can be read as a stand alone without any difficulty. Told from dual first person perspectives (Jagger and Tatiana) JAGGER is a story that focuses on physical and emotional abuse of a young woman by a man, who by birth and DNA, should have protected his daughter with his life. Jagger is the youngest Caldwell; a man with a temper who fights in the underground, illegal arena, and his patience reaches its end when he takes things into his own hands to defend Tatiana from the violence her drunken father continues to rain down upon the young woman’s body. What ensues is the building relationship between Jagger and Tatiana-a girl days from her eighteenth birthday but a woman who has endured much more than most women twice her age. The relationship between Tatiana and Jagger is one of immediate attraction (insta love and lust) but Jagger knows that Tatiana is off limits due to age and lack of experience. While Jagger bides his time, Tatiana will slowly recover from the life she once had, and into a life that is completely laid out for her future. I did have a concern as to Tatiana’s easy acceptance of the world outside from her previously sheltered life, and her ability to go from broken young girl to sexually aggressive woman within a couple of days. The $ex scenes are intimate, erotic and intense. All of the previous story line couples and characters play supporting and secondary roles. The Caldwell brothers’ father makes a cameo appearance looking for forgiveness but sometimes there is no forgetting about the past. JAGGER caused me a few anxious moments. Not only is our heroine underage, which in and of itself it neither here nor there because she reaches eighteen within a matter of days, but the authors continue to focus on her youth, having Jagger call her ‘little one’; Cobra call her ‘mouse’; and constantly talking about good and bad touch between our leading couple as though the heroine was a five year old child-it made for some uncomfortable reading where the ‘romance’ is concerned. If the authors had an issue with her age, perhaps the story line should have fast -forwarded a few years before Jagger had the opportunity to rescue the woman with whom he would fall in love. JAGGER is an interesting story line that focuses on rescue and recovery; abuse and responsibility; forgiveness and letting go. The premise is engaging with moments of heartbreak and humor; the characters are passionate and sometimes tragic; the romance is encouraging and hopeful.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Love the series & the Caldwell Brothers.
BuckeyeAngel More than 1 year ago
Jagger’s father physically abused him and his mother and brothers. Tatianna is a young Russian girl who’s drunken father physically abuses her. Jagger hears a female being beat a lot and finally it was too much for him to take anymore then he finds out it is a young girl and Jagger knocks her father out. Jagger begs Tatianna to leave and take his card and if she needs anything to call him. But Jagger still keeps on eye on Tatianna. Tatianna had never known any kind of careing or love or someone that would do things just for her before Jagger. Jagger fights for money as it’s all he knowsTatianna doesn’t like Jagger to fight. Tatianna was seventeen almost eightteen when Jagger first helped her and Jagger was twenty two. Jagger gives Tatianna anickname of Totty . Totty was already an old soul after all she had already lived through. But Jagger her how different life could be and she could actually find happiness and love. I love thuis story. I hated the abuse in it especially for Tatianna and Jagger’s mom. But I was happy when Jagger could take no more and helped Totty even though she waqs so scared. I was happy to see the feelings grow between Jagger and Totty. This is a terrific book that deals with a bad subjects that happens in America as well as all over the world. But the story also shows things can change and you can find love and happiness. I highly recommend.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I got this book mainly because of how much I enjoyed the others, but really it's not very good. The characters are just unappealing and shallow. Tatiana is erratic and there's no point to the last interaction between her and cobra and the cops. It's just space. Don't read. You'll end the series happier with Morrison
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
if I had to read "good touch" one more time I was gonna delete the book. I did not enjoy this book. Tatiana was mature one minute and a child the next. Even for this type of book it was totally unrealistic.
Linda_RochesterNY More than 1 year ago
The only thing I didn't like about this book is the nickname Totty, given to Tatiana by Jagger. (Okay, maybe it bugged me that he constantly called her "little one" all through the book, too.) I do like that Jagger is always very sweet and so protective towards Tatiana. She is a young girl who has never had anyone on her side until Jagger steps in to stop a beating from her father who not only physically abused her but mentally as well by threatening that if the authorities become involved she will be sent alone back to Russia. Once she is safe and gets out in the world a little, she really begins to develop some confidence in herself. The romance that develops between Jagger and Tatiana is pretty hot and I did enjoy getting to know Jagger's family a little bit too. I liked this book a lot and am looking forward to catching up with the other Caldwell brothers, Hendrix and Morrison, in books one and two of the series. I received an advance reader copy of this book from the publisher in return for an honest review.
ckwlofton More than 1 year ago
Just when I think I have a favorite Caldwell brother, along comes baby Caldwell. Jagger and his protective nature just grabs you and won't let go. His feeling for Tatiana are real and strong. The Caldwell brothers all love hard. Jagger is no exception. This book has a little of it all; love, fear, emotion, humor, violence and most of all sexiness. Great book! Love the Caldwell brothers! My video review of this book can be seen here: https://youtu.be/qa5BH2Bw8EU
Nicolerko More than 1 year ago
I'm a huge fan of this series and this is the last Caldwell brother to take the plunge. I enjoyed this book, but it wasn't my favorite in the series. There is some tough issues that this book deals with. In the opening scene is one of those moments. Tatiana hasn't had the easiest or happiest life, but for her that fateful day Jagger came into her life she has something she never had before a champion in her corner. The little things Jagger does for Tatiana is so sweet and shows us a different side to Jagger. The transformation in Tatiana as she becomes aware of her self worth with the help of Jagger is truly a beautiful thing. This book has angst, passion, family, and a lot of emotion. Read the pages to see if Jagger can live up to the legacy that the Caldwell's Momma wanted them to leave. The last chapter is truly beautiful and left me with a happy heart.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
couldn't get past the fact that this guy is basically stalking and looking for a relationship with a 17 yr old girl. The characters were not easy to connect to and definitely not as well written as the first three books. didn't even finish it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
And here I thought that Morrison was going to be my favorite Caldwell... I think Jagger may have given him a run for his money. I was a little skeptical at first, with the age our of characters. I mean are things going to start out early or are we going to wait it out. I shouldn't have worried. Of course MJ and CC are going to take care of our ladies and not do anything... sketchy. I'm also not going to lie. I kind of like the waiting game that Jagger had to play with Tatiana. I was not a fan of Jason and the game he was playing with Tatiana though. I know he wasn't technically playing with her, but Jagger. However, still he was using her and I didn't like that. As much as I thought he was redeeming himself, by the end, I suppose he really wasn't, was he? To me, he treated her more like a pawn than a man trying to get redemption for past sins. They weren't kidding when they said that baby Caldwell fell hard. And even before he knew it, the rest of the Caldwell Clan knew. But you could just feel it in the way he took care of her, protected her, then later craved and needed her. It was the same for her as well. She needed his protection and safety, then it turned to a different type of need. An all consuming type of need. All the time. I hated the history that our characters shared. While Tatiana lived with the scars on her body, Jagger's were more internal. I wish they would have discussed them more. He could have explained all his tattoos since she loved them so much and she could have explained how she got hers. Almost as a closure to both of them. I also hated the loss that both our characters went through. Well, okay, that Jagger went through. Hated that he had to do it again . Jagger lost alot in this book, but also gained so much more. He lost something, gave up something, and gained something that meant more to him tenfold. I think this was a great book. Mj and CC hit the nail on the head again with a great storyline, seemless writing, and an addictive storyline and characters. Jagger may be my new favorite Caldwell.
booklover0813 More than 1 year ago
If you love sexy bad boy alpha males, Love, Unbreakable family bonds. this is the book for you. The story of Jagger and Tatiana is heart warming to say the least. .After surviving a childhood full of abuse by their alcoholic fathers they become the strong individuals they are as their story unfolds .Jagger is stung by the love bug after meeting the little Russian beauty and she becomes his everything proving to her that he would do any and everything to protect and care for her .and they share a LOVE like no other. thank goodness they get their Happy Ever After!!! Highly recommend that you read it!!!
AmyNMusselman More than 1 year ago
Review from Dayreader Reviews by Dayreader Amy M.: This book was awfully heartbreaking for most of the beginning and I found myself craving a happy ending. Jagger is the youngest of the Caldwell brothers. He has so much anger he hold onto because of his dad and the abuse he went through as a kid. Jagger now uses that anger and strength he has gained into winning his fights. Jagger heard cries and the voice of an angry man at night through the walls of his apartment that brought back his own pain from his past. Tatiana is a young girl who moved to America with her dad to find a different life. A life she once had hopes and dreams quickly turned into nightmares. One night changed the course of many lives, some for the better and some for the worst. Jagger is a man that has an extraordinary heart and determination to fix a broken girl who he desperately wants to keep at a distance, for now… Jagger has been my favorite Caldwell brother for many reasons, but I think his beautiful heart pulls me in the most. Jagger is trying to do all he can to make things right but somehow something keeps putting him on the police radar. Can Jagger make things right or have his past interfere too much? Don’t miss the chance to see the sexy side of Jagger in this steamy and suspenseful book by Chelsea Camaron and MJ Fields' Jagger: A Caldwell Brothers Novel.
disneytothemax More than 1 year ago
Thanks to NetGalley and the publisher for a copy of this book! This is the first book I've read in this series and it can be read as a stand alone. The authors did an amazing job! Tatiana's father is abusive to her. Jagger lives in the same building as her and he, also suffered the same abuse from his father as a child. He has taken all he can take of her abuse (thin apartment walls) and bust in their apartment to stop her father. Jagger is a MMA fighter and makes it his mission to protect Tatiana. There's an age difference between the two, but because of the way the story was written, it wasn't an issue for me. Can he help Tatiana feel safe after enduring so much abuse from her father? After reading this story, I must go back and read the rest of this series! Gotta see if the other brothers are as yummy as Jagger!! :)
CharlotteLynnsReviews More than 1 year ago
I cannot believe that this is my first Cadwell Brother book. What rock have I been living under? These brothers are absolutely amazing. All three of them have lived a life with a not so great father and an amazing mother. The amazing mother definitely over shadows the dad. The truths and feelings that she instilled in her boys make them the men that women dream of. This is Jagger’s story. The baby of the family and the last to meet the woman of his dreams he is wonderful. Both Jagger and Tatiana have a rough history yet they both manage to stay strong and true to what they would like to happen. They protect each other, lean on each other when they need it, and love each other with their whole beings. Jagger is a heartwarming tough story about two people who are meant to be together. There are lessons to be learned and these two learn them together. It is not necessarily an easy book to read. There are tough topics covered within the story. Chelsea Camaron and M.J. Fields have come together to write a wonderful story. I recommend checking it out.
MBurton More than 1 year ago
Jagger is a story about people who have suffered abuse and rising above the ashes. This book has a great meessage about never giving up hope and fighting for freedom. I loved the storyline and I loved the message, the only complaint I had was that it just felt rushed. There is a lot of potential in this story and I did like it, I just wasn't able to connect enough to it to love it. I really liked the characters and I liked this story enough to want to go back and read Hendrix and Morrison's story. ARC received via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
Bette313 More than 1 year ago
I finished reading this one a while ago and I'm still not sure how I feel about this book. It has definitely stuck with me though so that's a sign of a well told story. In the plus column is the fact that it is well written and the characters are unique and interesting. It has a great pace and will hold your attention. What bothered me about the story is the age of the heroine. While I don't recall ever knowing Jagger's age, Tatiana is only 17 and a victim of abuse from the hands of her father. After having survived that, her getting caught up with someone older and a fighter by nature just didn't feel right to me. Jagger is the rough and ready to fight Caldwell brother and if there is one thing that can really get him fighting mad is seeing a woman abused. So when he hears the sounds of abuse coming from the his landlords apartment he doesn't think twice about stepping in and stopping it. That's were he first sees Tatiana and while his actions get him into some trouble he'd do it all over again. He's ordered to stay away from her but he spends the next several months leaving small gifts for her and watching her from afar. When after another beating happens she runs from her father's home and Jagger is determined to find and help her. Keeping her wasn't the plan but sometimes plans change!
AmyBosica More than 1 year ago
“Don’t you see? You are everything good in this bad, bad world of mine. Hold me back, hold me any way you want to, but please, I beg you, just hold me and don’t let go.” Jagger is one of those reads that is either going to be a hit or miss. For me, I thought Jagger was an ok read. One of things that first grabbed my attention about this book was the synopsis. It was right up my alley for books that I enjoy reading, and I’ve never read anything by this author duo before, so I decided to take a chance on it. Overall, I thought this book was an ok read. I really loved the idea of the story. I thought it had a lot of potential and I found the characters to be really intriguing. Jagger is told from dual points of view and starts off with a bang. I loved the dark feel to it and how both of our lead characters were damaged in their own ways and just trying to survive the best way that they could. Jagger and Tatiana had a connection that was undeniable and you could really tell that Jagger wanted to give Tatiana a better life. I did have some issues with the story, my biggest one, being the pacing. For me, it wasn’t consistent. As I previously said, our story started off with a bang and was really going strong and then somewhere around 40-50%, the pacing started to slow down. The story was just dragging and I almost put it down a few times. But, I was able to stay with it and I did finish the story. My other issue was with our heroine, Tatiana. While I sympathized with her and really, my heart ached for how she was brought up and all that she endured, I did have some trouble connecting with her. Some of her actions weren’t very believable to me and at times, I found myself very annoyed with her. I don’t want to say too much else about this book, because I do want to keep it as spoiler free as possible. So, I will just say that this was a quick read for me. This story does deal with some very difficult subject matter and I do feel the authors handled that well. This story does have some drama, and romance. It did frustrate me at times, and while I did have some issues with it, I am still glad that I checked this story out and gave it a chance.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Didn't like this style of writing. So fast paced that some scenerios seemed unrealistic.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I just couldn't connect with the characters in this book. I managed to finish reading it, holding out hope that I would, but never did. I seriously had issues with the number of times the female character said harder; was there no other words for her to use! Hendrix was definitely the best of this series.