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Jack (Red, Hot & Blue #2)

3.82  ·  Rating Details ·  933 Ratings  ·  53 Reviews
The best way to heal a broken heart is to jump right back on the horse. So to speak.

After watching the girl he's crushed on for years fall for his best friend, the last thing special operative Jack Gordon wants is a vacation. If cooling his heels doesn't drive him crazy, doing it under his family's scrutiny will.

But once he's back home things get more than a little interes
Kindle Edition, 72 pages
Published August 17th 2010
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Jenn Scranton
May 02, 2013 Jenn Scranton rated it it was amazing
Shelves: kindle
Loved Jack! He reminds me a lot of Mustang from Cat Johnson's Studs and Spurs series. I cannot resist that sweet southern twang!!

Plus Jack, unlike Trey felt like a full story. Both stories were fairly short in length, but Jack felt more complete and less like, "Woah, it's over?? How the hell did that happen?"

Ooooh, the suspense portion... plus seeing Jack all protective of his new woman, heheh.

HOWEVER, as much as I loved this, to be totally honest, the resolution with our mobsters was really l
Francesca the Fierce (Under the Covers Book Blog)
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I had a soft spot for Jack since the first book when we saw him getting his heart broken by his long time crush. Then his brother was in a pretty life and death situation and Jack's team finally rescued him. So after all that Jack goes back home. Other than being a military men, he's also a cowboy. Ohhhh the perfection!

Nicki is actually the daughter of a mobster and she's been on the run and hiding for a while. What better place to hide than as a farm ha
When it comes to smutfactor Trey and Jack are on two different sides of the spectrum. Trey's a twelve on the one-to-ten scale while Jack is more a point five, and for that I will always favor Trey's freaky play over Jack's nice guy charms.

This book is crammed full of stereotypes, both southern and northern. From the south's Lover's Lane, drive-ins, and mama's homemade pies to the moronic New York mobsters named Paulie the Pudge and Vinny Don' Kno'. Despite the bias which so clearly hated on my Y
Overall 3***

I was kind of disappointed, because I read Trey first, and thought Jack would still be the same drawlin' charming southern boy. But there wasn't much drawl or his sense of southern charm...?

The horse ranch was really interesting. I would actually be interested in a book set in the heroine's father's horse ranch actually!!!

Also thought some of the stereotypical mobster stuff was a little bit over the top. I have some italian relations by marriage and some of them are very smart and i
Oct 01, 2015 ButtonsMom2003 rated it really liked it
Part of a series but stands alone; no cliffhanger.

I enjoyed this story a lot. It is #2 in the Red, Hot & Blue series but can be read as a standalone. This one is not nearly as spicy as Trey, the first book in the series, but the heat level fit the story and situation.

Nikki is on the run and has found a haven with Jack's family on their horse breeding farm. Jack is on leave from the service and goes home to visit. He immediately suspects that something about Nikki isn't quite right and sets o
Cyn Mistress Kitty
2.5 stars
I had really looked forward to Jack's story cause I loved him in Trey's story, but this didn't do it for me. I still love Jack and I liked the beginning of this story but when it came to the bad guys, it got so silly and stupid, it ruined it for me. I wish the bad guys had been real bad guys instead of such stupid stereotypes of New York mobsters. I hope Jimmy's story is better.
Feb 18, 2011 Jae rated it liked it
What happened here? Jack's story was a lame one. The sex was just mediocre, with the action too safe by Task Force Zeta standard and Jack was not as hot as Trey.

And I hated that he kept referring to Nicki as darlin'. I know that he's a southerner and all but at some point he surely remembered her name at least..
Tracie Runge
May 09, 2015 Tracie Runge rated it it was amazing
I loved this book and I am sure you will too.

Niccolina Campolini or ‘Nicki’ as she is known has found herself work at Gordon’s Equine. She is keeping her head down helping with the horses and hoping no one finds out who she really is .

Jack Gordon and his unit are made take Furlough. Jack is not happy at first but decides he will head home to his family’s farm in Pigeon Hollow.

When Jack arrives home it is not long before he finds out about Nicki. Jack is trained military and he know when someone
Oct 11, 2012 Bethany rated it liked it
I'm a little disappointed with Jacks story. With how sexy Jack is with his sexy southern ways, I was hoping for some steamy scenes with him. Unlike the first book there really wasn't any. :( I'm going to continue on to Jimmy's story, who is Jack's brother so hopefully he will bring the steamy.
Storyline and some of the characters were pretty cheesy......not one of Cat Johnson's better works.
I really liked this second book. Can't wait to continue the series.
Mar 26, 2012 Candace rated it it was ok
Shelves: i-own-on-kindle
This book should definitely be read in sequence as the second book in the series.

Another OK, but not fantastic book. The author does a good job blending from book 1 into book 2 and letting us see Trey and Carly and Jimmy from book 1, but I wish there would have been more.

Jack is given time off from his secret military unit and goes home for some R&R, which just happens to be where his brother Jimmy is (injured in book 1). We're also introduced to Jack & Jimmy's youngest brother, Jared w
Aug 04, 2012 Krystal rated it really liked it
Still fresh from reading book #1 in this series (Trey), I thought I had a pretty good idea of what to expect in this second installment. And boy, was I wrong! Jack is completely different from Trey;different locations, different threats posed, different ways of handling the problem, etc. Although, I was thoroughly pleased to see many of the characters you were introduced to in Book #1 were the same (Jack's Special Ops "Brothers"). Even though it was different, it was just as good as the original ...more
May 10, 2011 Ni_kii rated it liked it
Jack goes back to the Southern ranch he grew up at, in an atempt to get over his broken heart. Everything is going fine, until he meets the new ranch hand Nicki. The confusing mix of suspition and attraction he feels towards her almost irritates him into losing the legendary Southern charm. Eventually, his libido starts to over-rule his head, but can he ever really have real feelings towards a girl he doesn't trust? Nicki is a girl with a huge secret, but she isn't willing to share it with Jack. ...more
Feb 14, 2014 HappilyEverChapter rated it really liked it
This is the second novella in the series.

Jack and his team are order to take two weeks of downtime so he decides to go back home to visit.
Nicki is running from something, that much is clear. But Jared, Jack's brother, hires her to help with the horses.
These were small moments of comedy that were really enjoyable. Glad to see some of the other characters in this one, too.
Michelle Kelly
Mar 16, 2011 Michelle Kelly rated it it was ok
Shelves: 2011-read
Jack and Nicki's book.

I wanted a quick read until the book I ordered at the library came in. I had just got & read Trey's book for free on my Kindle and totally loved Jack in that book. So I thought why not go for a book about Jack.

I was disappointed. Not the same calibur as Trey's book at all. Even though Jack's book had almost no smut at all, that isn't why I didnt like it. Jack's book is so blan, full of sterotypes and almost no elaboration at all.

It felt like I was reading the author'
Jun 29, 2013 Trea rated it liked it
Shelves: challenges-2013
The second book in Cat Johnson's Red, Hot, and Blue series was an interesting read, but too short for my tastes. It takes place directly after the events of Trey, and you get to see what is happening with the Hero/Heroine from that book as well as the rest of the cast of characters in the series. The tension in the book was rather contrived, almost implausible, and seemed to be an afterthought. There was little to no mention of attraction between the Hero and Heroine in this story before they're ...more
Oct 03, 2015 Roxanne rated it it was amazing
The mob

What do you do when you have to go on furlough? You have Cat Johnson write another great military book. If you like military men all hunks then read this series. Enjoy
Finally Jack has found a woman of his own. Jack we met in the last book had a crush on the leading lady who ends up with his best friend. This was a great quick read. Actual pretty light regardless of the brief bit of suspense it has. Johnson has a tendency to summarize large portions of her stories so we find ourselves being told our characters are falling in love rather than seeing (not exactly the right word) them do it. It takes away from the story and keeps us from getting emotionally invol ...more
Patricia Mattingly
Oct 19, 2015 Patricia Mattingly rated it it was amazing

I love these books Jack's what he thinks is a broken heart heals. Book 2 is as good as book 1.
Heather in FL
This was kinda cute. Gotta love a guy who calls all the women "darlin'". And I was glad to see Jack get his HEA after his best friend fell for the girl he thought he loved. I liked that Jack got all protective on Nicki after he figured out who she was. Still didn't know why she was there, but figured he needed to look out for her. My issue with the story is that the whole mob thing near the end was just so unrealistic. I can't anyone with any kind of power would send men like that to bring back ...more
Sep 04, 2010 Judith rated it liked it
I like Cat Johnson's writing and have enjoyed almost all her series. I was a bit disappointed in this second book in the REd, Hot, & Blue series. Jack is a great guy--nursing a hurting ego and the loss of a woman upon whom he had set his sights. Now he is at home, meets a new employee at his brother's horse breeding ranch that raises his hackles and thus their encounters begin. Not really the erotic level of writing one has become used to in Johnson's stories. But a nice tale with some dead ...more
Sep 01, 2011 Sassafrass rated it really liked it
Shelves: z-2011
Jack had to go home on a forced vacation and he finds a hot new farm hand with something to hide. Nikki is on the run from some bad guys so she has no time to succumb to Jack's southern charms. When the attraction heats up, so does the trouble. But, Jack's determined to protect Nikki even if he loses his heart.

I was really glad to see Jack get his HEA after he had to watch Carly go off in the sunset with Trey. Nikki and Jack were so sweet together. The car scene was hot. I wouldn't have minded f
Mar 05, 2014 Tsix rated it it was amazing
Liked a lot, but it was way too short!!!
Jennifer Young
Jun 23, 2015 Jennifer Young rated it liked it
Took maybe a hour. Nice no brainer read
I truly enjoy a series where you get to see previous characters in the subsequent books. It's like a nice little shout out to the characters you fell in love from previous installments. And we start out right away with our look into Trey and Carly's relationship. But our hero is Jack this time and we get to follow him home to his family horse farm. Throw in a heroine who is running from the Clown Mob of New York (there's no way these guys are real; Tony Soprano would be ashamed!) and we have mor ...more
Mar 14, 2013 Beate rated it it was amazing
Shelves: suspense, romance, erotica
As much as I liked Trey, I loved Jack that much more. I guess it's all that Southern charm. Easygoing Southern cowboy black-ops marine with a twinkle in his eyes. Uh...erm...ah...yeah. Gimme me one of those. Thank you. :D

Seriously though, Jack is a funny character, and he and Nicki made me laugh out loud several times. The description of Jack and Nicki trying to heat things up in the car was hilarious. I fell in love with both characters. In fact, this book has so much humor, it's a tough act to
Wendy ~M/M Junkie~
Aug 05, 2014 Wendy ~M/M Junkie~ rated it really liked it
Shelves: source-calibre
This is book 2 of the Red, Hot & Blue series by Cat Johnson and is the story of Jack and Nikki.
Jack is such a loveable guy. We were introduced to him in book one and I just couldn't wait for his story. He is on leave from the base and returns to his family ranch. There he meets Nikki who is working with the horses for his brother Jared. I loved Jacks protective streak when it comes to Nikki.
This was a very short story but it is definitely worth reading. I am looking forward to diving into
Jul 17, 2012 Christy rated it liked it
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Red, Hot & Blue (1 - 10 of 12 books)
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