Tuesday 2 April 2013

From Rags by Suzanne Wright

Reviewed by Willow 4 Stars (Written 21.10.2012)

There has only been three people in Jaxxon Carter's life who truly mattered to her. Her mum, who committed suicide. Her sister, who she hasn’t seen since her teens. And Connor McKenzie, who disappeared from her life the same day he left their foster home. The hardest part of that was that he never completely left her life because she was forever seeing him on T.V. or in magazines as a Formula One Driver. But Jaxxon refuses to live a ‘woe is me’ life, even in spite of living alone in her one-roomed flat and being expected to survive on a ridiculously low income. Then one night she is offered a modelling job and before she knows it she has been catapulted to the peak of success, gaining fame, fortune and security. Oh and a stalker.

Connor McKenzie is busy trying to shake off his crazy ex-girlfriend – another woman who thought she could get around his no marriage rule – when he sees Jaxxon on the cover of a magazine. Remembering how close they had once been, he’s shocked when she doesn’t respond to his attempts to contact her and then acts indifferently to him when they meet. But Connor can’t let it go. The only reason he had kept his hands off her ten years ago was that she had been younger than him. Now that they’re adults, he isn’t prepared to allow anything – not even Jaxxon – to stop him from having her.

Jaxx and Connor meet in foster care. Connor being 2 years older leaves foster care when he is 16. He tells Jaxx, who has feelings for him, that he will be back for her and leaves her with a kiss. Connor doesnt go back though, he believes she'll be fine right? She has her sister and a foster brother, until they leave her all alone that is.

Years later, working in a bar, Jaxx's life is changed when she is spotted by a model scout, suddenly she is thrust into the limelight. Connor, now an F1 driver spots Jaxx on the cover of a magazine. That's HIS Jaxx, he must contact her. Jaxx feels betrayed by Connor and doesn't want to know. Connor doesn't do relationships and isn't looking for one, but doesn't want Jaxx to have one with someone else either. Jaxx hates being treated like someone's property and refuses to get herself in a position to be hurt again.

I really enjoyed this book, loved the characters - Jaxx is fab, funny with a take no crap attitude. Connor, very hot and very very possessive .................. Oops sorry having a little day dream then ;-) loved the banter between the two of them, some hot scenes and some crazy moments. Add in problems from their past that they have kept secret from each other and the fact that they are both having problems to deal with in the present makes an interesting story. Great little book. :-)