Love Left Behind
And I was right.
Jackson Reynard was irresistible and I had no plans on resisting him. Jackson was the epitome of tall, dark and handsome and I was more than happy to let...more
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Emma moves to New York after a rough breakup where she meets Jackson, a sexy, aspiring actor who is also a trainer at a local gym. There is an immediate attraction and Emma allows herself to indulge in a harmless, heated fling. Except this is no...more
That's sort of how I felt about Love Left behind. It was decent, even somewhat satisfying, but I've had better. I wanted to like it so bad. So. Bad. It just fell short. Emma and Jackson got together way too quick, but then it slowed down....more
Emma moves to New York City from her native Maryland after calling off her wedding to the only boy she has ever dated. She and Sean have been together for t...more
The first half of the book was perfect. I loved Jackson and Emma, although their relationship did seem to come out of nowhere, and everything was going well.. until 49%.
And that was went it all went wrong and Emma momumentally screwed up. From that point on I was just fuming with the book and all the characters. Why is it so hard for two people to just talk things through?!
Jackson was also another issue.. I get people c...more
Now, backing up a bit - all of that crazy and lunatic talk is just that: talk - I cannot do anything with a crazy man. Long gone are the days of the "Bodice Rippers" a...more
SPOILER ALERT. (i wont reveal everything, but the synopsis pretty much reveals all so..)
The book was super intense. I'll start off by saying that some of the scenes.. phwoahh they got steamy, steamy, uber steamy. I loved their relationship, and the concept that he held a torch for her for so long, even after he got so famous. The whole thing with Colin.. well that was predictable, knew he would be the wedge to drive these two lovers apart. I will say however, I H...more
3.5 stars for steam (moderate steam + one anal scene)
The angst in this book is extremely predictable. That didn't take away from the story for me - I liked knowing who would instigate drama right from the get go, but I think it will take away from the reading experience for some. You've read this story a million times: boy meets girl, boy and girl are forced apart, (view spoiler)[boy and girl take forever to get back together due to lack of communication. (hide spoiler)]
Here’s the thing, I LOVED the first half of this book. I loved the great detail and dialogue between the characters. I loved the character of Emma and I totally identified with her. I fell in love and married the first boy I ever dated when I was 14… I had the “fairy tale” ending but can understand having your life planned out for you at such a young age. I enjoyed reading about her being brave enough to get out and have her own life, even if it...more
I took a bite of my bread pudding and the apple tart was instantly forgotten. "Oh my God," I said. "You have to try this. It's incredible." I reached over with a spoonful of bread pudding for Jackson to taste, mimicking his earlier gesture. Jackson guided my hand with his, taking the bite of bread pudding from the spoon. Instead of releasing my hand as he ate the bite of bread pudding, he kept hold of it, gazing at me. He then smiled and turned my hand over that was still clutching the spoon,...more
OK, the writing style is actively painful. And seeing I read ff.net on a routine basis, that is...more
I don't get the attraction part at all! AT ALL! I get love at first sight or lust at first sight to be more appropriate but hell, there should at least be somethi...more
I was annoyed for a big portion of the book. I liked Jackson and Emma in the first half better. Emma mentions a lot in the second half that Jackson became very domineering and she is no longer the same person either and that bothered me a lot. Jackson let his career define him too...more
I felt like the plot was slightly predictable and knew pretty much from the beginning wh...more
I am a fan of emotional roller coaster books. I love drama and conflict. I love conflicted characters, angst, mistakes, second chances and steamy scenes. If a book has all of these, then I would be having a hard time putting it down. This was what happened when I had gotten a chance to read this book. I first saw it as one of the books recommended to me on my goodreads account. I was intrigued at the cover, it screams sexiness and reminded me of...more
Some of the things that bothered me... (view spoiler)[ First off, when Emma went to...more
This book is really divided into two parts. There was before the time jump which tells the story of Emma and Jackson meeting and falling in love, and then there was after the time jump which shows five years later after Emma and Jackson have been driven apart. I loved the first half of this book. I thought that Emma and Jackson were adorable and I really enjoyed reading about them. Now after the jump is where I lost interest a little bit. I know it's five years and people change in five...more
After reading this book S.K. Kolee is on my book radar.
There are not enough words to say how I've loved this book. I've never skipped a page out of boredom. Not one.
I've stayed up very late to keep reading so much I was engrossed.
I've liked that Jackson and Emma fell in love when he was not a mega star yet. All the choices Emma made I'd have made myself.
Jackson is to die for. I love his desperate love, jealousy. He is SO in love with Emma he's heartbrok...more
In the beginning I loved Emma. I thought she was very brave to get away from that life she was trapped in. But when she started creating problems in her own relationship without any obvious, logical reason for it, that did it for me. (view spoiler)[And then, after the five year jump she just lets Jackson go all possessive and obsessive on her even though i...more
Some parts I loved and some parts I hated so the end result is "it was OK". I don't like it when the main characters fall instantly in love but since Emma thought of Jackson as just a fling at first, I thought, OK, I can live with this. But that took a nose dive quickly and it was a whirlwind love-fest after the first week.
In thinking back, I'm really not a fan of Emma or Jackson. Yes, Jackson wa...more