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Ethan Richards has fought depression and a host of other demons all his adult life, and it’s caused him to lose everything—his wife, his son, his friends, and he almost loses the one thing that means the most to him—his band. He hits rock bottom and believes there is no way out.

Enter Jenna McCormick, a feisty drug and alcohol counselor, a woman with her own share of troubl...more
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Published September 2nd 2013 (first published September 1st 2013)
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Annmarie
Ok, I am sick of hearing how Val didn't understand him, um hello, he never opened up to her about everything, he didn't give her a chance!! She did everything for him.Now this councilor is somehow the savor???!! Hello, she understands him cause she's a councilor and he opens up to her and the group! Nothing special there, it's her damn job! She is not more understanding than Val and would have left him in a minute if he did that stuff to her. I hate that Val is being pictured as Not Understandin...more
Lili
I am so glad I gave this book a chance. 5 stars!!! Review to come ♥
Brittany Mosley
Ok, so I finished this book this weekend. I will have to say that I was extremely excited to read this book when the author said that she was writing Ethan's story. I have alot in common with Ethan and understand his character, being a recovering drug addict with 8 years sober. I did alot of things myself that people would shun me for if they knew.

With that being said, the reason that I gave this book 2 stars is this; Was this Ethans story? YES. Did he want to get sober and redeem himself? YES....more
Kelly 'Perusing Princesses blog'
BOOK REVIEW: Rock Bottom (Bullet, #2) by Jade C. Jamison

“I know you think you know me. Like everyone else on this whole goddamn planet, you hate my ass. I realize I deserve part of it, but you’ve only heard Valerie’s side of the story
- you don’t know shit about me.
Probably the only person who really knows me is Brad... and even he doesn’t know everything.
I know its easier to have a black-and-white picture. Gray isn’t always easy to process. But guess what, folks? I’m deep in the gray...and, if
...more
Anna
Nov 06, 2013 Anna rated it 3 of 5 stars
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In Rock Bottom we pick up where Bullet left off, but now we get Ethan's perspective. He is in recovery in a way that he hasn't been before. Losing his family, his friends, and his music finally brought him to a point where he was willing to deal with his real problems. He meets Jenna, an addictions counselor, who struggles to keep him in recovery while she deals with her own personal issues. They are quickly attracted to one another, but both have some serious concerns based on their respective...more
Kim Person
When the ARC of Rock Bottom hit my e-mail I ...



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Hello it is a HEAVY METAL ROCK STAR Book! I'm dead serious I was that freaking happy like totally OVER THE MOON! I couldn't WAIT for Ethan's story ~ In Bullet, there were times I wanted to chop his well you know off but deep down I had a feeling there was WAY MORE to him then just this gorgeous guitarist who enjoyed his vices (drugs, alcohol & sex) more than the things that really mattered in life! Yes this book had me......more
Cheri Kindle Crack on Facebook
ARC kindly provided by the author in exchange for a fair and honest review. Spoiler-free. This book does not end with a cliffhanger. I recommend reading Bullet by Jade C. Jamison (book 1) before reading Rock Bottom…but this book can also be enjoyed as a stand-alone. 4.5 – 5.0 stars!

Ethan Richards is in one of the biggest rock bands of all time. But the only thing “rock” about his life is the hard rock bottom he has hit. Before he entered rehab (again) the only tracks he was laying were the trac...more
Jacqueline's Reads
Aug 18, 2013 Jacqueline's Reads marked it as considering
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Ethan you better fucking redeem yourself!!! :D

Ethan Richards has fought depression and a host of other demons all his adult life, and it’s caused him to lose everything—his wife, his son, his friends, and he almost loses the one thing that means the most to him—his band. He hits rock bottom and believes there is no way out.

Enter Jenna McCormick, a feisty drug and alcohol counselor, a woman with her own share of troubles. She finds Ethan intriguing but keeps him at a distance while trying to hel
...more
Shannon
I am giving this book 4 stars, because I think the author is totally sweet and I loved Bullet.

This book, well my review will be short and sweet.

Ethan isn't a monster, he was addicted to drugs and it's horrible the things he went through in his past..

However..

He blames Val and I don't like how he treated her.. He should have been at her feet begging her to forgive him, and I wanted to hear that he still loved her, I felt like his whole relationship with her was a lie and the way he treated her b...more
Steph Moles Krayeski
This book didn't redeem Ethan's actions in Bullet, but I did feel empathy for him. His POV really helped me to understand him better. If he continues to stay on a straight path, his character may even become loveable.

My only complaint is that the book was a bit slow/boring at times. I didn't find chronic depression and drug abuse information to be entertaining. Yet, I get why it had to be included in his story.

On the other hand, I really liked his substance abuse counselor, Jenna. She seemed li...more
Jonna Hogan
So I started reading this and I could not remember much about bullet so I stopped and went back and read bullet again.... And I think that was where I went wrong. I should not have done that back to back because then I just kept thinking about how big of an asshole Ethan was and I couldn't get into him. And he kept harpin on Val and I loved her in the first one! It was ok and I'm glad I read it and glad he got his happy ending. And I will read the next one for sure, if there is another. If you r...more
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Jun 23, 2013 Jessica's Book Review marked it as to-read
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Yay! Ethan's story, can't wait!!!
Diana
Jul 13, 2014 Diana added it
I wanted to start this series, but after reading the description of book 2, I don't know if I want to start at all. I hate stories where a guy treats a woman like shit, only to change and be wonderful for the next woman. How nice when another woman gets the benefit of a "great" guy when the woman who loved him and stuck by him through all his shit got the crappy version. Lets just gloss over everything and throw in a pity party so he can have a happy ending. And a drug counselor???? THAT's his l...more
Sue
After silently cursing my way through BULLET and despising bad boy messed up in the head Ethan...it would take a miracle to understand and forgive him. Rock Bottom did just that and so much more! We hear the sarcastic, cocky tone right from the beginning as Ethan wants the reader to know that it's his turn finally to tell it like it is from his side and really...shouldn't we always be willing to hear both sides?
Author Jade Jamison finally does let us in with more details of Ethan's horrible, abu...more
Lorraine Smith
My love affair with Bullet & all the characters within its pages began earlier this year in 2013 .... Since then I have read every single book written by Jade C Jamison & love them all ..... her writing style is what I love best & although you know this is a story there is realism to it !!! In BULLET I loved Ethan the handsome bad boy & front man from "FULLY AUTOMATIC" but his character took a beating when he started cheating on his then wife Val & when drug abuse took a hold...more
Amy (My Husband Calls This An Obsession)
And now it was Ethan's turn to tell his story.

Ethan was a shit in BULLET. There was no way around it. Did his past excuse this, absolutely not. He knew he was messed up, but I understood after reading this installment that he was clinging to Val not only because he did love her, but also as the good he was searching for since childhood. I was able to be more compassionate towards his plight. Still felt for Val, but again, she made decisions to stay with Ethan knowing what she was dealing with....more
Angela
Ethan... You may have hated him in Bullet, lets face it...he gave you so many reasons to. He was a cheating, lying, abusive, drug addict that broke Valerie's heart time and time again. But when he hits Rock Bottom, Ethan takes steps to turn his life around and in doing so discovers addiction is not his only obstacle. This book starts off after Bullet but in thoughts and dreams you are able to relive parts of Bullet through Ethan's eyes. Seeing it from his perspective doesn't make you angry, it m...more
Becky RealityBites! Let's Get Lost!
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I am going to admit, I didn't have high hopes of liking this story. Not because i don't live this author (I do!) but because Ethan was a character that I absolutely hated after reading Bullet. As far as I was concerned, he was unredeemable. So, my thinking was along the lines of no matter what he has to say, he is still going to be an a**hole!

But the teasers that the author p...more
Lindsey Melia
Okay so can I can say I really Loved this book. I kinda hated Ethan at the end of Bullet. Well no actually I hated him while reading all the book. BUT this book made him shine.

In this it start's when he is out of rehab and us seen someone for his addiction. His doctor then tells him he thinks he should visit a weekly meeting,that it would help his progress in getting him to where he needs to be. So even though he doesn't want to,he pull's up his big boy pants and goes. Of course he goes late,mak...more
Jen Oreto
Wow! I don't even know where to begin. I really didn't like Ethan at the end of Bullet. I wanted to keep not liking him, but at the end of Rock Bottom I cried for him. This book touched me in a way no other one has.

Ethan hid a lot of secrets from Valerie, Brad and the rest of the band. He is has a tortured soul, he's broken. He tries to pick up the pieces of his life. Rehab and counseling, through this he meets Jenna. I liked Jenna instantly. She too has a past, though addiction to drugs and al...more
Babus
When I finished Bullet I absolutely hated Ethan Richards. He was a major jerk (the nice way to say what I was thinking) and I was so frustrated with him I wanted to punch him in the face. Now, we get Ethan's side of the story. He lets us in a little more and gives us the story of his childhood that has shaped the man he has become. We also meet Jenna, a counselor who develops feelings for Ethan. I was upset about that too. It seemed unprofessional and unethical to me that Jenna would act on her...more
Tray Davis
I read Bullet when it first came out and thought it was fantastic. I have a deep love for my rock star books, and Bullet quickly topped my list of favorites. When I heard Jade was writing a sequel, I mentally fist pumped. If you have read Bullet, the reason I wanted another book might surprise you. I wanted the story to continue because I loved Ethan.

Yes, you heard me, I loved Ethan. I know he did some awful things. I know he treated Val horribly. I was glad she got a HEA. It's hard to explain,...more
Rebeka Perales
Long long longgggggggg journey 2.5/3 stars

So that was a long journey for Ethan.
Man I hated him. Lol
But I guess I do understand him a little better.
Jenna was okay. Not my favorite person.
I didn't like how she judged Val for the way she was towards Ethan. Val has her reasons!
Ethan and Jenna clicked but... it was in an awkward way for me.
meh.... I just didn't feel the characters like in book 1.
It was just an "okay is this book almost over" read for me.
Debbie The Book Vixen
First let me say thank you to Jade Jamison for writing this had-to-be-told from Ethan's POV. This book hit me in all my dark and forgotten places. No need to go into my back ground just know that if you have read Bullet and loved it then you must read Rock Bottom. This is one of those books that I find had to review without going to deeply into how much I relate to the story. I am no "rock star" but I know despair. Jade kept me turning my digital pages late into the night. I highly recommend thi...more
Karen Demchock
Well let's just say that this book was horrible. It was unethical on so many levels. You have a drug and alcohol counselor who starts to date a patient but can't seem to see when said patient ( Ethan) starts to spiral down hill. Come on did she get her degree from a cracker jack box? Let's not forget about Ethan. This guy has narcissistic written all over him. He kept making references about how Val didn't know him and that Jenna got him right of the starting block... What a total looser. How ab...more
Elizabeth (Perusing Princesses)
Oh Ethan Ethan Ethan..... How I hated you. You had the Luv of a good woman and she gave you a beautiful son and you through it all away.. For what?? For drugs and sex and a pathetic path you chose...

I never thought you would make me even like you again.... How could you ever redeem yourself??

Well enter a Jenna... The light at the end of a very very long tunnel... And you almost threw her away too, didn't you? Then you would have been a level below rock bottom....dead.

Jenna is a very strong cha...more
Camille Bagley
I take my 5 stars seriously. sometimes I give a 4 for the story but not the writing and vice versa. this story was not only unexpected after the first book but so well written. I often struggle when a book switches from H to h point of view but this one was different. emotion written so well I didn't even have to wonder what the other thought. Well done Jade, well done. I'm officially a fan for life. Read this series friends!
Amie Morgado- We Stole Your Book Boyfriend
Ethan Ethan Ethan !!

In Bullet I spent half the book wanting to beat the crap out of him and the other half of the book wanting to have sex with him !!

In Rock Bottom I spent half the book still wanting to have sex with him and the other half just wanting to hug him and let him cry.

This book was heartbreaking and dark and deep. Ethan is finally able to find people he can open up to and when he does there is no stopping him for the most part. I cringe thinking of the things he saw as a kid and the...more
My Secret Book Spot
Jade C. Jamison has done it again! “Rock Bottom”, the second book in her Bullet series, is as great a read as the first one. This book focuses on Ethan, the guitarist for Fully Automatic, as he struggles with getting clean and getting his life back in order. Along his journey he meets an addiction counselor named Jenna who grounds him and helps him find the faith in himself to conquer his demons.

I didn’t like Ethan after I finished Bullet. I had decided that it didn’t matter what devils in his h...more
Julie
I knew after reading Bullet that I would want to read this one and get into Ethan's head. He really did hit rock bottom and learned to resurface and make himself into a better man.

I had really learned to hate him in Bullet and it was hard for me to start this book not knowing what kind of idiot he would be in this one. I was glad to get more inside of his head and find out more about his depression and how he really had to fight from using drugs and women.

Jenna seemed to be just the one to pull...more
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Jade C. Jamison was born and raised in Colorado and has decided she likes it enough to stay forever. Jade's day job is teaching Creative Writing, but teaching doesn't stop her from doing a little writing herself.

Unfortunately, there's no one genre that quite fits her writing. Her work has been labeled romance, erotica, suspense, and women's fiction, and the latter is probably the safest and closes...more
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