Thursday, March 17, 2016

Review: Jackson's Trust (Fourth Down #1) by Violet Duke

"Babe. I've never been one to spank a woman in bed, but you're seriously asking for it." - Jackson Gray

Jackson's Trust
Series: Fourth Down #1
Author: Violet Duke
Publisher: Loveswept
Release Date: March 8th, 2016
Source: publisher for review

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New York Times bestselling author Violet Duke kicks off her fun and sexy new Fourth Down series with a heartwarming friends-to-lovers romance between a no-strings-attached sports analyst and the hottest damn tomboy he’s ever met.

It’s no secret that sports analyst Jackson Gray doesn’t do relationships. What is a secret, however, is the reason why. Jackson’s life is . . . complicated. And it doesn’t help that his current hands-off “friendship” is with the cute-as-hell new sideline reporter he’s assigned to train. Turns out, not only is the woman damn sweet, she also knows as much about football as he does. Like it or not though, Jackson has to remind himself that sex is the only thing he has to offer . . . until now.

Leila Hart’s fast-growing friendship with Jackson is something she’d never risk, no matter how unbelievably seductive the reward. Becoming an NFL sportscaster has always been the goal, and thanks to Jackson’s fierce support and mentoring, it all finally seems within reach. Problem is, a girl can only take so much of that sexy-as-sin voice whispering dirty, filthy football stats in her ear before she loses all self-control. A workplace romance with Jackson is a disaster waiting to happen, especially for someone with big dreams . . . and secrets of her own.

Oh, my god... Jackson's Trust was FABULOUS! From the characters to the different relationships and friendships to Violet Duke's writing, everything in this book was sensational. I adored every character that appears in the book. Jackson and Leila were perfect together. I loved watching their unique "cuddle-buddy" friendship develop into a deep love for each other. They are immediately attracted, but it takes some time for both to gather the courage and strength to take things to the next level. I'm pretty sure they would still be fighting it if it weren't for the hilarious antics from Donovan and Bennett. The amount of plotting those two did... Let's just say I can't wait until the tables get turned on them. Oh, how the mighty will fall. The aspect of Jackson's Trust that I loved the most was the author's writing. This was my first Violet Duke book and I'm 100% certain that it will not be my last. I loved the verbal foreplay between Jackson and Leila just as much as I loved the zingers that Bennett and Donovan sent flying. It was Violet's writing that kept me up way past my bedtime because I couldn't stop laughing. Simply fabulous book all around. I'll be counting down the days for Bennett's book. Who will his mystery woman be?

One last thing, can we talk about that cover? Raise your hand if your mind went south when you saw that belt. *raises hand proudly*

NEW YORK TIMES & USA TODAY bestselling author Violet Duke is a former professor of English Education ecstatic to now be on the other side of the page writing wickedly fun contemporary romances filled with strong, unique heroines and memorably romantic heroes. With just under a million books sold to date, since becoming an author in 2013, Violet has appeared on the USA Today bestseller list thirteen times and the NYT bestseller list three times, with the additional honor of charting in the Top 10 across the major eretailers both in the U.S. and internationally. 

When she's not feeding her book-a-day reading addiction, Violet enjoys tackling reno projects with her power tools, trying pretty much anything without reading the directions first, and cooking impossible-to-be-duplicated 'special edition' dishes that laugh in the face of recipes. A born and raised island girl, she spends her days in Hawai'i chasing after her two cute kids (daughter Violet & son Duke) and similarly adorable husband (their ringleader).

1 comment:

  1. Great review! Just snatched this one up. Thank you for hosting today!

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