Something Precious

Something Precious

by M. Clarke

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BN ID: 2940151106634
Publisher: Mary Ting
Publication date: 11/05/2015
Series: Something Great , #5
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 300
Sales rank: 387,439
File size: 1 MB

About the Author

International Bestselling, Award Winning, Author Mary Ting/M. Clarke resides in Southern California with her husband and two children. She enjoys oil painting and making jewelry. Writing her first novel, Crossroads Saga, happened by chance. It was a way to grieve the death of her beloved grandmother, and inspired by a dream she once had as a young girl. When she started reading new adult novels, she fell in love with the genre. It was the reason she had to write one-Something Great. Why the pen name, M Clarke? She tours with Magic Johnson Foundation to promote literacy and her children's chapter book-No Bullies Allowed.

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Something Precious 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
Jazzie More than 1 year ago
A compelling romance with a dramatic flair! Well, right off the bat... I just loved Jax and Rachel's story. Something Precious is the second book in a spin-off series from the Something Great trilogy which was also an amazing series that I absolutely fell in love with. For me, it was an incredibly addicting modern fairy tale romance with a noticeable difference...the female leads are strong women. No damsels in distress...well, maybe in some other subtle way. Set in the beautiful and seductive modeling world, Rachel and Jax endures the ups and downs that are included in their careers and raising a child. This second book in the Something Amazing series takes these characters to another level of obstacles that will test their love, patience....and, most of all, trust. The characters are well developed and the world building was very descriptve. M. Clarke's writing enabled me to enter their world and feel what they were feeling. With every turn of the page, my heart was racing, my eyes were tearing up, and my head was spinning as I followed Rachel and Jax endure the troubles that was laid before them that tested their relationship. I was in complete awe...AGAIN. M. Clarke took me on another romantic rollercoaster ride of emotions that had me tied in knots in nervous anticipation of the conclusion of this second book. OMG! I don't know... I was an emotional wreck when I got to the end of the book...haha! But, I was so in love and relieved that this romance just made my heart soar. M. Clarke can spin a modern fairy tale romance with the contemporary workings of every day life of her career-driven characters. With her descriptive storytelling, M. Clarke brings about a realism to her characters that readers can relate to whether being a model, a photographer, or any career in life. She has brought, yet again, another incredibly touching and poignant New Adult story that many readers can identify one way or another.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I'm a fan of this series. I love the characters and their stories. You'll laugh, you'll get angry, and catch yourself smiling at how sweet Jax can be. Fun easy read. 193 pgs
BookaholicandMoreBlog More than 1 year ago
5 Star Review Something Precious Book 5 of Something Great & Book 2 of Something Amazing M. Clarke As we continue following Jax and Rachel's love story, we will find ourselves in this romantic realm that we will forget the characters are fictional and that is the magic only M. Clarke can deliver. Jax and Rachel are living in happyland but not everything is what it seems, between doubts and insecurities Rachel has been having a hard time and to add to the stress Chloe Jax's ex has made it her personal goal to make their lives miserable. This is the time where Rachel and Jax will have to be strong together in order to defeat the demons lurking in the shadows. But are either one strong enough to do so? If you had asked me how would I imagined the ending to Rachel and Jax's story I would have never imagined this ending and is the best. Not only they will leave a smile in your face, your heart will be content too. You don't want to miss this incredible story and the series is one of the best by far. I recommend it, don't wait too long to read it you don't know what your are missing.
Lisa-Lou More than 1 year ago
Something Precious by M. Clarke is a continuation of Jax and Rachel's story from Something Amazing. The bittersweet of what happens after the happily ever after when real life begins. Jax and Rachel are three months away from their wedding, Jace is happy as a clam (or a ninja turtle) and things are going great. Then Jace's mom/Jax's ex-wife Chloe pops back up in the picture attempting to be a "mom" to their son all the while scheming to get Jax back. The Rachel goes to New York Fashion Week to work and runs into her high school crush who is now a hot model and he is pursuing her. If the universe tried any harder to make things near to impossible for Jax and Rachel it would probably implode. The great thing about stories like this is seeing the struggle, the realization, and the ultimate correcting of behavior that enable such wonderful characters to work through their issues and come out the other end even better than before.
badkat17us More than 1 year ago
This is the second book in the Something Amazing series and they must be read in order; they are a spin-off of the Something Great Series which I haven’t read. This book picks up about a year after the first one ends. Rachel and Jax are engaged and living together. Chloe has been out of their lives since Jax paid her off. They are set to get married in just a few months and everything is pretty much set. Then Chloe decides she wants to see Jace again. Jax is cautious at first but he doesn’t want to deny his son a chance to know his mother. He agrees that Chloe can see Jace but he doesn’t tell Rachel about it first. This makes Rachel wonder, maybe he would rather be with Chloe and be a real family. Chloe knows just want to do and say to get under Rachel’s skin. While at a photo shoot she does just that. Rachel is torn she believes Jax loves her but she can’t help be mad that he doesn’t always talk to her about Jace seeing Chloe. Jax wants another child and Rachel isn’t sure if she is ready, she wants to wait until after they are married. Rachel is sure that Chloe is up to something and tells Jax as much. He just brushes it off saying that Chloe wants to spend time with her son not get back together with him. Is Rachel over reacting and letting jealousy get to her or is she right? Chloe keeps saying she has changed but has she really? Rachel reconnects with son old high school friends and one turns out to be a model, Jonah. Rachel had a crush on Jonah in high school. Will those feelings come back when she sees him again? Are things about to fall about for Rachel and Jax or will they just become a stronger couple? I love Rachel and Jax, they are great characters. Their story isn’t a smooth one at all. It seems there are more bumps than smooth parts. Rachel lets insecurities and jealousy cloud what she really wants. Jax always wants to see the best in Chloe for Jace and that makes him ignore the other things she does. All the characters in this book are great. They really come together when someone needs them. The story flows really well. I am pulled in every time I start reading another book in this series. I plan on reading the Something Great series when I get the time and am really looking forward to how the other characters got together. M. Clarke is a great author and I always look forward to reading a book by her. I really hate Chloe and am glad she finally is forced to see the error of her ways in this book. I hope there will be more books in this series. Maybe about Hendricks and Stacy. Great job M. Clarke. I was given this book in return for an honest review.
Xkoqueen More than 1 year ago
Something Precious by M. Clarke is a contemporary romance. It is part of two series; I’m not familiar with either series, and I had no difficulty jumping right into Something Precious. Set in Los Angeles, Something Precious continues the story of Jax and Rachel, and the story is told from both their points of view.. Both work in the fashion industry, one as a model, and the other as a photographer. Jax is the model. He is also a model dad. He tries to be a model fiance, but doesn’t always succeed. He can be obtuse at times, which allows him to believe that his ex-wife, Chloe, could change and become a loving, attentive mom to their almost five-year old son, Jace. He can also be attentive, giving, supportive, and caring. Rachel is the photographer. She’s talented and her work is drawing a lot of attention in the industry. She’s cute too; she is drawing a lot of attention from the male models in the industry! In a prior book, she has left a not-so-great relationship, and she has jumped on board the Jax-train. Not only is she engaged, but she has moved in and about to become a step-mother to the cutest five-year-old boy ever. Something Precious was predictable. Even if you haven’t read the prior books, from the minute Chloe enters the story, it’s not hard to workout what is going to happen. However, I still enjoyed the story immensely. I adored the family/at-home time scenes with Jax, Jace and Rachel. They are a loving young family. The dynamic was great. you just feel good about them being together. The dilemma of trying to find some adult time by using the television as a babysitter was oh, so familiar (as was the falling asleep instead of getting that adult time). Jax, as a partner, is supportive of Rachel. He might be an idiot when it comes to figuring out the motives of his ex-wife, but when it comes to Rachel and Jace, he’s a superhero, almost as great as a mutant ninja turtle. Something Precious takes readers through Jax’ and Rachel’s honeymoon phase and through a rough patch intentionally caused by Chloe. The story ends like a fairy tale. In the extended epilogue, we see Jax’ and Rachel’s happily-ever-after in progress. M. Clarke’s latest is a sweet, engaging romance that will have you swooning for days. 3.5-4 stars
Albinomex More than 1 year ago
LOVE love LOVE this series! With each book I fall in love all over again with these characters & their world. Every book has surpassed the last with Something Precious being my new fave! We are reunited with the friends we quickly fell in love with, in between enjoying & grieving Jax & Rachel's emotional tornado, while finding a whole new level of hated for Chloe! I was very proud of Rachel's restraint. I can not say I would have handled that whole ordeal as coolly as she did. The ending was absolutely perfect & had be feeling so many different emotions all at once! I sincerely hope to see more of this diverse group soon, but until then I can swoon in the memories they have left us with.
Shadowplay4u More than 1 year ago
Something Precious is by far the most moving, the most passionate, and the most stunning of her “Something” series books. The writing and the intensity level has only continued to increase with each book until you can no longer deny just how beautiful and magnificent this entire series has become! This story is nothing less than a masterpiece truly written by a brilliant artist. If you enjoy your stories with more heart and soul then you know what to do with, then this is one series that you cannot afford to miss out on. Jax was finally convinced that he, Rachel, and Jace were on their way to the bright and beautiful future that he has been hoping for. The major obstacles they have had to overcome are behind them now, and they can finally focus their concentration on the peaceful days ahead. If only life were that simple and neat because even when we see smooth sailing ahead Fate can sometimes decide to throw a few waves and raindrops our way. When their calm skies are disrupted with a huge storm, they try to hold onto the love they have in their heart for the other, but sometimes doubts and insecurities cover us like water and cause our grip on the other to slip and sometimes to break altogether. In those times, we need to decide what is more important to us – our pride and anger or love and forgiveness. Will the storms that Jax and Rachel weather overtake them, or will they find a way to conquer it and be that much stronger afterwards? If I enjoyed Jax and Rachel from Something Amazing, I have officially fallen in love with both of them. I couldn’t have imagined the depth of determination and courage that they would need in order to fight for their family. They had so much to lose, and they had to decide if they were going to let it slip through their fingers or hold on tight and allow the strength and stubbornness of their love bind them together forever. I loved how their friends and family rallied around Rachel and her family giving their love and encouragement without forcing their advice and opinions on them. They allowed them to work through their issues without stepping into it and making it an even bigger mess. M. Clark has enchanted me with her true mastery and genius throughout this story. This series is undoubtedly an amazing creation that challenges and compels us to live our life using our heart rather than always relying on our head. We need to give love more than we need to give advice. Since we are all human, we can expect to fail at times, but if we are lucky, we will have friends close by who will help to pick up us up, dust us off, help us smile again, and put us back on the right path. Only then can we learn how to love those around us with the same honesty, purity, and passion that is shown to us.
babyssmile More than 1 year ago
10 Constellation Stars I was given this book for my honest review by the author I never knew what happiness was until I met Rachel, the kind of happiness that wrapped around my heart like the warmest blanket and I didn’t want to let go. What I loved about her most was her kind heart. She took everything I had to offer, even a little boy that wasn’t her own. What person did that? Not many. Jax You are cordially welcome to bring your tissues, your favorite blanket, and favorite candy to join Max, Jenna, Becky and Matthew to witness The Wedding under the Stars. As Rachel and Jax embark in this continuing journey of their lives together you will get to witness the heartache, the everlasting, sensual love like no other. With a few bumps along the way that will only hinder to becoming the foundation that binds the foreverness. A few surprises along the way will have you saying “WTF” and “Oh No F’ing Way”. The sex between Jax and Rachel is like a Twinkie the luscious vanilla cake baked with the sticky goodness of flavors on the inside we get a yummieness of star bursting delight. Jace is Jax’s son and will have a voice like no adult can comprehend. The things that this little Angel fights for will have you in total SHOCK AND AWE. One could say this little boy holds the key to the locked gate within Jax and Rachel. This author has done it yet again in creating a wonderment of surprise, shock/awe, tears, laughter and a sensual experience that can be only described as Something Great, Something Wonderful, Something Amazing, Something Forever and Something Precious. A Night Under The Stars with the Constellations aligned and a bit of turtle action will have you swooning for the Wedding will be of Constellation proportions and will tell us the next emotional journey that this couple will see forging ahead to their Precious Moments in time. Happy Reading