Tuesday 23 December 2014

Review ~ Jacked (Trent Brothers 1) by Tina Reber

Reviewed by Donna ~ 4.5 Stars

"I didn’t know what I’d done to deserve this man but I now knew I’d kill to keep it. Both of us, damaged and flawed, and yet together we were more than the sum of our fears.”

Well it has been a long wait for a Tina Reber book, I fell in love with her writing style when reading the Love Unscripted series and have been waiting rather impatiently I might add since. Still my Facebook stalking has not been in vain as I have been thoroughly entertained with Fluffy et al which has left me dreaming about living near a forest and having my own personal harem of reindeer to feed. 

Anywho, I digress, back to Jacked. This is a longggg book; however, it did not feel that way when I was reading. As soon as I was past the 10% mark, I was in, hook line and sinker and the book never let me go until the end.

This is the story of Adam Trent and Erin Novak. Trent was an ATTF cop; he was the lead in a specialist undercover unit that dealt with organised crime in relation to motor vehicle theft. He was sexy as hell, alpha, commanding, he was just perfect! He was also the front man for a new reality TV show that followed his every move recording the busts that he and his task force undertook. He was a celebrity in his own right, but this was the kind of attention that he didn’t want, but with the amount of money the show was throwing at the task force, he had no say in the matter, much to his chagrin.

Erin was a doctor, she was kind, caring, compassionate, everything that a doctor should be. She was a work-a-holic, her work was her life, and she was such a beautiful person, both on the inside and out. She had failed miserably with relationships and had sworn off men, she was extremely career minded and decided to focus on that rather than the opposite sex.

After a particularly long and brutal night in the ER Erin is on her way her home, this is where her path crosses with Adam Trent for the first time. Their first meeting was explosive, but not the sexual kind. Sparks flew and you just know from that moment onwards that this could be a match made in heaven or a match made in hell. In the beginning I was leaning more toward the latter.

“One thing was for certain. She was the source of the light snuffing out the darkness within me.”

I absolutely loved this couple; they were so good together and so right for each other, despite the fact that they were polar opposites. However, Adam’s alpha tendencies were the perfect balance to Erin’s low self-esteem and confidence issues. He brought out her harder side and she brought out his softer side. He bigged her up and she brought him down a peg or two or three. Adam was struggling with the limelight though and the attention that it garnered and the fact that more often than not it hindered his work. With past relationships scarring the both of them this couple had a lot to work through, but despite all their problems these two were fast becoming a solid unit, now the rest of the world just had to leave them alone.

“…trust is the basis for everything. Without it, relationships are superficial.”

This was a slow build, but once they had both made that commitment to each other these two were all in and it was HOT! I felt the chemistry, the pages sizzled and we all know that Tina Reber can write an epic love story. With a plot full of twists and turns this was some roller coaster ride, but one that I never wanted to jump off of. The ride was intense and suspenseful and Tina Reber really created the edge of your seat ride that I am sure she was aiming for. It made for some intense reading whereby the world took a back seat.

“I’d been bleeding inside for so long, missing something I couldn’t quite name. It was hard to hide just how desperate I was for her to heal me.”

The last chapter of the book was told from Adam’s brothers POV, Jason Trent and this I believe is the introduction to the next book in the series called Amped. Jason was in the forces and was wounded in action so this I can tell is going to be an emotional read. He has a long road ahead of him and I am sure that we will be treated to another Tina Reber masterclass.

Buy Links:

Amazon UK: http://amzn.to/1AXTU3C
Amazon US: http://amzn.to/1AyQh6m

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