**spoiler alert** While I love the Bloody Jack series and adore Jacky and her wild adventures, I couldn't help feeling frustrated with the direction t**spoiler alert** While I love the Bloody Jack series and adore Jacky and her wild adventures, I couldn't help feeling frustrated with the direction this one went with. I find Jacky's character refreshing from the pristine, virginal heroines who never contribute to anything constructive. I like how Meyer makes Jacky identifiable and her character like a real girl. I don't even mind Jacky's use of her sexuality and various love interests.
What I found to be the biggest wallbanger moment was when she was having yet another affair with another boy. I felt that after the events of Mississippi Jack and her realization that Jaimy is hurt by her infidelity, that Jacky would at least try to reign herself in a bit. It just felt out of character. I understand Jacky is a bit lewd and not content to be in one place for a long time, but I feel that her and Jaimy just need to tie the knot already. Their relationship is enjoyable to read and I do love the books but with nothing developing, the romance is starting to drag. I just feel that it's unnecessary for Meyer to keep things frozen like this. It's starting to feel like he doesn't know or want to write Jacky in a long term relationship where her partner is actually present.
Overall, I enjoyed the book and the series. I like the characters and plot, the alternating moments of light and darkness, and the swash-buckling action and setting the books take place in. I will most likely continue to read these books, but desire at least some acknowledgement of the development and actions that took place in Mississippi Jack. This one felt too much like a reset button....more