Falling in love with Jack was easy, but there is nothing easy about staying in love with this rock star while settling into a new life in Los Angeles.
The epic story of Jack and Marissa continues.
Marissa and Tristan in his life changed his outlook. Jack felt needed. He welcomed the responsibility of a family. He embraced the love and companionship. Quickly, he whisked his son and the intriguing woman he had never forgotten to his home in LA.
To Marissa, her future seemed as mysterious as dusk’s shimmering shadows beneath the surface of the luxurious guitar shaped pool. There was no doubt this could be her dream house, her dream life with the man she loved. Not so dreamy was all that she was beginning to see packaged with him.
The crazy hours of a very active life. The garbage behind the glam. Mostly, a moody and presumptuous rock star whose public persona is opposite of the sweet celebrity she fell for.
"Weathering Jack Storm" is book 2 of the G Strings Set, a spin off from Silver Strings Series. This full sized novel can stand alone, but is greatly enhanced by reading Book 1, "Jack Who?"
A história de Jack e Marissa continua. Eles passam por várias situações que colocam em teste o amor dos dois e também a capacidade dos dois formarem uma família. Jack é um grande pai para Tristan e o amor e conexão dos dois é imenso. Marissa tenta se ajustar a vida louca que Jack leva. A publicitária tenta a todo custo interferir na relação dos dois e inclusive tenta impedir que ela acompanhe Jack em eventos públicos. Ela acha que uma outra mulher que todos pensam ter sido namorada dele é mais adequada do que ela. Os dois passam por muitas situações de estresse e o relacionamento dos dois fica abalado. Uma grande turnê, paparazzi, fofocas, ex-namorada, ex-namorado, dúvidas e incertezas... tudo acaba interferindo na vida dos dois. Fotos e vídeos dos dois juntos que vazam para imprensa. O passado dos dois também é uma sombra no relacionamento deles. Mas os dois vão se ajustando e o amor dos dois acaba superando todas dificuldades enfrentadas e eles formam uma família linda. Gostei muito de acompanhar a trajetória do casal e apesar de ter um final maravilhoso ainda teremos mais sobre a vida dos dois no terceiro livro. Estou louca para ler mais!
The story of Jack and Marissa continues. They go through various situations that put to the test the love of two and also the ability of the two form a family. Jack is a great father to Tristan and the love and connection of the two is immense. Marissa tries to adjust the crazy life that Jack takes. The publicist tries at all costs to interfere in the relationship of the two and even tries to prevent her accompany Jack in public events. She thinks another woman who everyone thinks have been his girlfriend is more suitable than she. The two go through many situations of stress and the relationship of the two is shaken. A major tour, paparazzi, gossip, ex-girlfriend, ex-boyfriend, doubts and uncertainties ... everything just interfering in the lives of two. Photos and videos of the two together that leak to the press. The past of the two is also a shadow in their relationship. But they're both fitting and the love of two ends surpassing all difficulties faced and they form a beautiful family. I really enjoyed to follow the trajectory of the couple and despite having a wonderful final still have more about the lives of the two in the third book. I can't wait to read more!
Jack and marissa are so perfect for one another. I loved loved this story. Those two have went through so much in the first book. Now they are forced to deal with the craziness of Los Angeles, Jack's fame, paparazzi, and a cruel evil publicist. I think all the things they had to go through made them so much stronger in the end. I absolutely loved how great of a father Jack was to Tristan. I think that made him that much sexier. When they decided to stop keeping secrets, running away from each other, and not letting the fans tear them apart they finally were able to live their lives. Such a great great story. So highly recommended!
Dove eravamo rimasti? Ah sì, Marissa e Tristan sono partiti per la costa orientale, per vivere con Jack e partecipare finalmente alla sua vita.
Avete tirato un sospiro di sollievo, vero? Una vita con l’uomo che ami e che ha confessato di averti amata dal primo momento che ti ha vista; una vita da favola in una cornice da mozzare il fiato; nessun problema economico da dover risolvere e dedicarti davvero alle uniche persone che ami della tua vita.
Che favola… ma chi ci crede? Tutto nella vita ha un risvolto, e per Marissa e Jack, saranno davvero tanti.
A cominciare dalla vita frenetica di una rockstar, con casa sempre affollata dai suoi amici musicisti, addetti stampa, amici ficcanaso che ti fanno sentire inadeguata e fragile.
Perché Marissa, seppur senta che i sentimenti di Jack per lei e il piccolo Tristan siano autentici, non può fare a meno di sentire morsi di gelosia per la sua vita passata, per la sua vita presente, con orari impossibili e fan scatenate, con la stampa che le sta addosso per ogni minima cosa, pronta a distorcere un suo sorriso, un suo gesto, per qualcosa che non è.
“Vuoi che vada a fare shopping con la tua ex?”
Lasciando cadere le bacchette con cui aveva giocherellato fino a quel momento, Marissa lo fissò attonita.
“Non lo è–”
“Lo so! Lo so.” Legandosi nervosamente i capelli in una crocchia, Marissa sospirò stancamente. “Non la tua ex—la tua scopamica.”
“Non lo è!”
Dovranno stringere i denti i nostri protagonisti, per riuscire a non soccombere alla crudeltà che sta dietro la facciata dello star system, ma soprattutto Jack dovrà imparare a essere paziente e soprattutto coerente sia con le parole che con i gesti.
Basta un suo silenzio a minare la sicurezza di Marissa e del piccolo TJ, così come basta uno sguardo della donna a mandare in frantumi tutti i suoi sogni e progetti.
Quando lui si allontanò, avrebbe voluto urlare, ma recuperato un po’ di autocontrollo, lo lasciò andare e riuscì anche a far sembrare che lo stesse spingendo via, mentre lui si divincolava dalle sue braccia.
Un sorriso sincero, non quello sexy che sfoderava di solito, gli illuminò le labbra. Le rispose restando sospeso sopra di lei per un ultimo bacio veloce.
“Ti amo anch’io, Mariss.”
Non si conoscono abbastanza, non si fidano dei loro trascorsi e dei loro attuali sentimenti.
Li lega una passione folle, famelica, che li spinge uno nelle braccia dell’altro, anche se, dietro tutto questo, resta il dubbio che qualcosa si stia perdendo.
Jack cerca di recuperare con regali costosi e vita da vip, ma riuscirà davvero a tenersi stretto la donna che ama e che lo ha completamente annullato cinque anni prima?
Basterà l’amore per un figlio a far sì che non naufraghi la sua vita, la sua carriera, il suo cuore?
Vi basterà leggerlo per scoprirlo.
E riuscirete a capire che non sempre dietro la vita patinata di una star, si cela soddisfazione.
Questo secondo episodio è più incisivo del primo, più ricco di passione e intrigo, ma devo dire che il personaggio di Marissa in alcuni punti mi risulta ancora un po’ ostico.
Passa dall’essere una mamma preoccupata per la salute del suo figlioletto, salvo dimenticarlo un attimo dopo perché presa dal suo essere una donna innamorata e vogliosa del proprio uomo. In alcuni tratti mi è sembrata un po’ incoerente, ma devo dire che invece Jack se la cava egregiamente. Pur essendo un personaggio sfaccettato, è fin troppo romantico e amorevole per essere un ‘metallaro’, tanto da portarti a ritenerlo più una pop-star. Anche il resto della band e gli altri personaggi sono affascinanti, anche se credo ci sarà ancora molto da scoprire su tutti loro e la ingombrante e famosa famiglia Loren.
BXTCHES Gotta Warn: Okay people, if you have read the synopsis for Weathering Jack Storm (either on Goodreads or Amazon) it is going to say the following: "Weathering Jack Storm" is book 2 of the G Strings Set Rock Star Romance, a spin off from the well loved rock and roll band romance Silver Strings Series. This full sized novel can stand alone, but is greatly enhanced by reading Book 1, "Jack Who?" I am here to tell you to NOT adhere to that. Weathering Jack Storm CAN ONLY be read and enjoyed prior to reading Jack Who?. How do I know this? Because I have read the series and the foundation, the roots to the relationship between Marissa and Jack AND Jack and Tristan are all laid down in Jack Who? So if you have decided to give the series a whirl, then do so in order. Thank you, warning over.
Weathering Jack Storm will be told in the third person POV.
We are picking up in Weathering Jack Storm where Jack Who? left off. Jack is moving Marissa and Tristan to L.A. to start a life together. While Marissa is excited to start a new life with Jack, she certainly has reservations about picking up her life and moving it across the country. It doesn't help that one of the first things she must do upon her arrival in L.A. is attend a party for Jackal's upcoming album. Adding to that stress, Jack sends her shopping with Randi, who happens to be a lingerie model, and an ex of Jack's (or so Marissa believes) AND Marissa will be leaving Tristan in the hands of Jack's aunt and uncle while they attend the soirée, so her stress level is a bit high.
The album party is somewhat of a pre-curser to how L.A. is going to pan out for Marissa. Remember, she is from Mississippi, she worked at a casino for crying out loud. She is not ready for the storm (pun intended) that is about to hit her. Almost from the beginning of this book, we are introduced to Emma, the publicist for Jackal and I can go ahead and warn you that she is a piece of work. I'm not going to get too much into the storyline that involves Emma, but it is one of the main drama sources in this book and to say that one wanted to really give Emma a BXTCHslap would be an understatement.
There is actually a lot happening in Weathering Jack Storm. Unlike Jack Who?, where the focus on the storyline is really about Marissa, Jack, and Tristan and the development of those relationships, this book is going to continue that relationship growth while also injecting more characters into the story. Lisa Gillis does a really good job with the "Living in L.A." storyline and all of the issues that it brings to a normal civilian trying to incorporate herself into the world of the famous. But, I can't really say too much without spilling the beans, which means that you will just have to read it to find out.
While some readers may get frustrated with Marissa in Weathering Jack Storm, I think that the author did a really good job at presenting the reader with a very problematic Marissa. She is someone who is first a mother and having been the sole caretaker and decision maker for Tristan for the first almost 5 years of his life, you can feel her torture when it came to Jack being able and needing to make decisions for his son. Also, I think that Marissa is really struggling with the lifestyle that she now needs to become accustomed to living. She can basically have anything that she has ever wanted for or needed, but she is not entirely comfortable with spending what she deems is Jack's money, money that she hasn't earned. There's also the small issue of not being able to be so free because the camera lens is always watching. So, while she may be a bit frustrating and overreacting (strip club scene) at times, I think that most of it is intentional (on the part of the author), she will be faced with a lot of crap (for lack of a better word) and all in all, she handles it better than a lot would.
I touched on new characters earlier, but in this book we do get presented with new faces. There is of course the band, which there isn't a whole lot of storyline revolving them, but we at least get a bit of Jackal. Dax is a prominent character that I really enjoyed. He is Jack's assistant and I thought that he was very well written and very likable, in fact, his storyline was pleasantly surprising. There are going to be some characters you absolutely love (Dax and Randi) and then there will be some that you loathe (Emma and Meg, Jack's sister), but I think that they each really added wonderful depth to a really well rounded story.
If there is any disappointment with Weathering Jack Storm, it is in the sex. When I read a book that is of this genre (Rock Star), my expectation level is pretty high and pretty NC-17. I am someone who needs the deets. In this book, the scenes were either too wordy, to where my thought was "What in the hell is happening?" or you know that sex is going down, but it jumps to the next scene. In a book like this, I really wanted some "throw her up against the wall" fucking and this book really gives just PG caliber sex. Disappointing? Yes. But, still loved the book.
This is a really good Rock Star series. The story is an intriguing one and the pages turn quick. I definitely recommend it, I think you will be falling hard for Jack, Marissa, and Tristan. Great read.
For me this book is just okay. I wasnt a fan of book 1, but as a friend gave me her copy to read i thought id see if there was any improvement, there wasnt. Its rushed, its got errors, and still it has no depth in both storyline and characters. It flip flops to much from one scene to another, the way the paternity test was handled I was shocked if that was me, id have confronted Jack as soon as, but from finding out (from her son) she then says nothing goes on to have sex with jack and pay happy families and it was only ever mentioned when they fell out and she left a phone message about it on his phone? WHAT??? its far to vague all most as if the book was rushed. There is lack of trust and openness with the the main characters which is poor considering that they are adults and it seems like they fall out then have sex then fall out and have sex (non descriptive sex btw, so if your expecting hot and raunchy forget it) without addressing the real problems, yet they are engaged to be married? Tristan isnt the same character hes become spoilt and a ruined child and where the best friend Olivias gone in this book as shes more or less non existent, you wouldnt do that with a BFF, and trying to replace her with a complete stranger, again that just didn't work for me, its all little things like this which add up to spoiling the book. The author needs to add depth and put closure on one situation before jumping to the next, it leaves gapes in the story for the reader. For me, its 2 stars.
I fell in love Mariss, Jack and Tristan in the first book in the series, and we'll add at least Randi and Dax in this one. Since I immediately read the next one and the first of the short story series, I am finding it a bit difficult to separate the three for review purposes. The fact that I immediately delved into the rest should give you a pretty good idea of how much I enjoyed it.
I'm a sucker for a good rock star romance (and trust me, not all of them that are out there come anywhere near the good standard, and this series exceeds good.)
Jack, Mariss and Tristan have moved to his lavish home in LA. It is certainly a bit overwhelming of an adjustment for a girl who had scrimped and saved and worked her butt off for every penny for so many years.
A lot of the drama that ensues in this one really is brought on by Mariss' insecurities, but it is so well written that you completely sympathize with where she is coming from. And being rather familiar with those musician types myself, Jack's mood swings are very realistically written. Communication has always been an issue for this couple, so it is no surprise that it continues to be as they rather quickly end up living together with her a stranger in a strange land, both geographically and in "his" world. She's got a great fighting spirit, but so many times you want to yell at her to stop shooting herself in the book. But all in all, it continues to be a very sweet love story.
Book 2 begins where book 1 left off with Marissa and Tristan moving to L.A. This is your typical Crocodile Dundee. In the first book, he was in her world, living at her house away from the bright light of L.A. In WEATHERING JACK STORM, Marissa has to do just that, weather, not so much Jack, but his life as a rock and roll star.
I love how these two fight. I love even more how they make up. It feels so, well, real. I hate to use that word because all fiction is based on truths. But sometimes when they fight and especially when they make up- some of the thing they say- it's just real. If not with my husband, I have said or listened to pretty much the same dialogue with an ex boyfriend. So, yeah, real comes to mind. That one scene where Jack is at the blackjack table, the emotions are so raw. You feel for both of them. You see each side so again, real. And real it is. As in a really good, well written book. If you like love at first sight romance, you'll love this one as much as I do.
I really like Jack's character and I tolerated Marissa's fine but this installment in the series was an endless loop of misunderstandings generated by lack of communication that fueled atomic bomb level emotional outbursts. It was getting a bit exhausting and I've decided to not read the 3rd book. I had already purchased one of the Storm Cell novellas so I'll read it next but am not interested in pursing any more.
Where was the editor on this book? The entire book is filled with typos, grammatical errors and dropped text, e.g., a description of Marissa's "fence" net stockings.
A great follow-up to Jack Who? The complexities of being a rock star's girlfriend cause no end of drama for Marissa, and Jack has to balance his celebrity self with his "real" self. Sometimes it's hard to tell which is which, especially when his rock star lifestyle leaves him surrounded by temptation and intense media scrutiny.
Don't read this one if you are looking for a broken abused heroine or a stalker bad boy with a horrible past. DO READ if you are looking for real characters with real flaws who grow to love each other despite.