I love this series. It's one of the few series that I reread. After being disappointed about the release date being pushed back and then tDisappointed
I love this series. It's one of the few series that I reread. After being disappointed about the release date being pushed back and then to find out that the direction of the series was changing,I was worried about Burned. The book started off good and I was waiting for that climax that would push me to the edge of my seat like a typical KMM book. But that didn't happen. I was annoyed then bored then annoyed again. Mac was such a wuss. What happened to Mac 2.0? She was emo Mac again. The highlight of Burned was Lori. He needs his own book. Stat. After finishing Burned I'm wondering if maybe Shadowfever should have been the final book in the series....more
What I love about Alison Packard’s heroines are that they are relatable women with relatable issues. I’ve been hooked on this series since book 1 andWhat I love about Alison Packard’s heroines are that they are relatable women with relatable issues. I’ve been hooked on this series since book 1 and wish that Packard wrote faster because the wait for the next book is agonizing!
I think Melissa is my favorite heroine to date of this series. She has recently lost a lot of weight but her confidence isn’t all the way there. She has grown up being the butt of fat jokes and her twin sister has always been her defender. Melissa has always turned the other cheek instead of standing up for herself. Despite this, I never felt that Melissa was helpless. There are people in this world who are just non-confrontational; who feel that it’s better not to engage. I can understand that. Even though Melissa lost 50lbs, she’s not model thin. But she’s gaining confidence and is liking the way her body looks. And she doesn’t feel like she needs to lose any more weight.
Jake is Melissa’s personal trainer and has seen something within Melissa that draws him to her. He has a “no dating clients” rule so he keeps their relationship strictly professional. But when Melissa asks him to pretend to be her boyfriend for her cousin’s wedding, Jake sees this as an opportunity to get close to Melissa and maybe act on the feelings that she stirs in him.
Again, this is my favorite book of the series. I loved Melissa! She is a well-written character with flaws and insecurities but knew herself. Melissa is a work in progress and I loved seeing her change from a woman who turned the other cheek to someone who finally stood up to the bullies. And through that transformation she still remained a nice and likable person. You can tell a bitch off and still be nice a nice person. Kill them with kindness. Gets them every time. :)
Jake is super dreamy. And a personal trainer….rawr! So sexy. And probably a lot of women’s fantasies….doing squat thrusts while your sexy trainer is spotting you. Whew! Oh…where was I? Anyways…Jake. He’s a good guy with good morals and comes from a good family. I liked that he didn’t want to mix business with pleasure but his stance regarding that policy started wearing thin especially when it ends up hurting Melissa. Of course, Jake is a blockhead and stubborn and drags out the road to HEA longer than necessary.
I loved this Jake and Melissa and I loved their romance. This series is awesome and I can’t wait to read the next book. I hope the H/H is Melissa’s twin sister and Jake’s mostly MIA detective brother, Justin. That would be awesome!
If you haven’t read this series, I definitely recommend!...more