Title: Fun and Games
Author: Alissa Rose
Published Date: December 17th 2014
Genre: Romantic Suspense
***THIS BOOK WAS GIVEN TO ME IN EXCHANGE FOR AN HONEST REVIEW***
Bethany Roads is the party girl type that has no place in her life for love and romance. Recovering from a brutal attack she’s just trying to put her world back in order from the thousands of pieces it was smashed into.
Jackson Gage is a chainsaw carver with a work hard play hard kind of life style. Traveling from town to town leaves no room in his life for anyone extra, longer than the night.
Everything changes in their lives the night Bethany’s childhood friend Roxie drags her from the bars and down to the fair. It doesn’t take long before the two women land themselves front and center at Jacksons show. The way he handles his wood with grace and finesse has Bethany wanting to see more. She goes for the twist and turns of the rides but ends up taking the ride of her life.
Bethany is an incredible character. I love that she grew throughout the book as well as had her moments of weakness. It’s understandable for her to have those moments though when you look at her life and what she went through with her stupid ex-husband. The ex-husband was very physically abusive and there are scenes where his abuse is detailed. The abuse is also not made light of; it’s taken very seriously throughout the book. You’ll love watching Bethany grow from a scared woman to a woman who can trust and find love again.
Jax is complex in his own way. He’s got his share of demons too that he fights, namely trusting another woman after his ex-wife did a doozy on him. I enjoyed watching him fight his feelings for Bethany. I also love how open and honest he is with her; he tells her several times he’ll tell her the truth all she has to do is ask the question. I wish more real people would be that way. You’ll fall in love with Jax and want to re-visit him over and over.
As a whole, I loved the book. The details to the carnival lifestyle were terrific. I felt like I was in the carnival myself with all the wonderful descriptions and information that are given. I also enjoyed that the author didn’t make life on the road seem more glamorous that it is. The end of the book was done nicely, although I am wondering if it was set up as a cliffhanger and if there’s another book coming soon.
Do yourself a huge favor and pick up a copy of this book today! You will love it!
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