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I am not a slut, although I’ve been called one often enough. Yeah, I spent three months screwing one of my college professors, but I was crazy about the guy. Then he broke up with me.

I am not a bitch, although people like to say I am. I kept our relationship secret. I’m not responsible for telling the university administrators about it, but a lot of students still blame me for getting their favorite professor fired.

I am not a drama queen, although everyone thinks I am now. When I got a few nasty messages, I just deleted them. When I got the threat, I assumed it was someone being stupid. I still think that’s all it was. My parents worry, though, so they hired me a bodyguard. Now Jack follows me around, intimidating everyone who approaches me and looking obnoxiously hot.

This is what I am. I’m Chloe. I’m a twenty-year-old art history major. Kind of shy, although I pretend not to be. Stubborn enough to stay here for my senior year, even though everyone hates me.

And I’m stuck with Jack.

He calls me “Princess,” but I’m not a princess either.

165 pages, ebook

First published January 15, 2014

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Rachel Curtis

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Rachel is a writer, a teacher, a romance reader, and a dog-mom. She loves animals and art and hot men with soft hearts under a tough exterior. She tries to write love stories that feel real, even in unlikely circumstances.

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August 31, 2016
2.5 maybe 3ish Stars

Chloe had a secret affair with her college professor.
He got fired.
She received nasty messages....

"I'm her bodyguard it's a boundary that shouldn't be crossed."

So, Jack's role is to protect Chloe. The premise of this story attracted me immediately.... I love a protector style story... Especially when the guy has troubles of his own and is as swoonsome, gorgeous and passionate as Jack. What a sweetheart.

"I want to protect her like she's precious." **Melting**

He's deliciously lovely and gave me little heart flutters. There's a bit of back and forth..... Should they shouldn't they be together???It's a story about letting go and doing what's right for you.

At times there were gorgeous sentiments and Jack was Mr Lovely. I felt like I was on the edge of something amazing, but sadly the story for me felt, at times, a little overly dramatic and, as a whole, did not quite give me all the heart flutters I need.

My Wish List....
Jack has a back story that's clearly affected him and I so wish it had been explored more. "The truth of what you've done digs into your soul..." **Gorgeous line**

I wish I hadn't found Chloe's inner voice and thoughts so immature, she's only 20 but still??? I wanted to feel more for her.

I wish there hadn't been quite so many


Even though Knowing Jack didn't fill me with complete book joy, I found I wanted to know the outcome of their story. Something was keeping me going and that something is probably very obvious to you by now........

Yes.... Jack and his gorgeous, passionate voice, inner thoughts and sexy ways; I loved hearing his point of view. In addition to delightful Jack, there were some hot times that were very, very sexy and put a little cherry on my cake. So, even though some things didn't feel quite sublime for me, they might do for you. If you love an easy to read story with a hot guy who protects his 'maybe' girl, then this may give you some heart flutters. ♥

***Arc provided via NetGalley for an honest review

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2,101 reviews1,253 followers
January 21, 2014
ARC provided by publishers via Netgalley in exchange for honest review


What can I say but I enjoyed reading Knowing Jack by Rachel Curtis!!! This book had me glued to my kindle since it was a quick read and I really wanted to know more about Jack and Chloe.


Chloe is starting off her senior year of college as the girl who slept with her professor, got him fired when someone exposes their relationship, and basically became the outcast of her small college community. When words gets around that their beloved Professor Carter was fired, threats were made against Chloe. Being the only child and with over-protective parents, they hire a bodyguard to protect and watch over her. Her new bodyguard, Jack thinks Chloe's circumstance is what he describes as a cotton candy case, an easy job but unbeknownst to him, he soon finds himself falling in love with Chloe.

Jack and Chloe's relationship can only be described as a tug of war since it was always going back and forth. Chloe wants him. Jack wants her. When they finally get close, Jack pulls away thinking its wrong and that she deserves someone better. But when Chloe goes on a date with another guy, the jealous alpha Jack comes out. He tells Chloe that she is his but when Chloe ask if they are in a relationship, Jack once again pulls away. Hence their relationship was like a game of tug of war; It would go one way but then suddenly it goes in the other direction. As much as they try to deny their feelings, the magnetic pull and attraction they have for each other was so strong and it was inevitable for them to not have these strong feelings and possibly love for each other.

What I love about this book was that the author was able to make the book fun with Chloe and her top ten reasons for everything from how to become to a social outcast, how to attract a professor, how to avoid falling in love with your bodyguard, and so many more. I also love the interludes where readers were able to get Jack POV.

Ahhhh....OMG the ending. Please tell me that there is another book because I need to know what happens to Jack and Chloe. Will definitely be reading the second book and hopefully I don't have to wait long.

Rachel Curtis
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493 reviews273 followers
January 23, 2014

"I'm Chloe. I 'm a twenty-year-old art history major"

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And Chloe now has a hot twenty-six-year-old hot bodyguard, named Jack <3

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Jack kept me going for sure!

Chloe slept with her Professor and things didn't turn up well for both of them. She is now a target where everyone dislikes her for getting their favourite Professor in trouble.
She starts to get threats and her parents are worried. Hence, Jack comes in as a solution.

There is attraction between us. They want each other and yet they resist it. The story was fast-paced, there were funny moments. Rachel Curtis has a very nice writing style, it was easy to read and understand.

"Princess, I promise you'll know if I come on to you"

"It means we're not going to rush through it like horny teenagers, We're going to take our time"

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How far will these two survive if they are in relationship? Are those threats serious or were simply just for fun?
And epilogue was so unfair!!! It is partially leaving us hanging!! I need hope there is more of Jack and Chloe.

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Happy reading!

**ARC provided for tour**
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1,453 reviews409 followers
January 6, 2014

Knowing Jack will probably appeal to most of you readers but it was just alright for me. Originally, when I had read the plot synopsis, I was super excited and thought that the plot was going to go in a different direction but it ended up kind of falling short for me.

Chloe's character to me, is someone I would consider a relationship with to be like oil and vinegar. We're just two people who won't mix together under normal circumstances (unless forced) since her temperament and attitude got on my last nerves.

As for Jack, well, I liked him. He was sweet, caring, attentive, and all man.

Chloe and Jack's relationship was hot though although it seemed that at every turn she wanted to jump him. I would too! lol.

An interesting read but not for me. The ending will definitely keep you readers on your feet!

Happy reading!
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1,542 reviews115 followers
March 1, 2017
Probablemente cuando me lo leí por primera vez me encantó. Pero ahora mismo estoy decepcionada por el final... tiene que ser una PUÑETERA broma ese final. Simplemente lo deja así? Abierto de todo?
La historia en si ha sido un poco infantil en el sentido de: no te quiero, pues yo a ti tampoco! Se chinchan el uno al otro así hasta que de repente están besándose y fo*** como conejos. Que está muy bien oye, pero fue muy insta-love.
Amo los guardaespaldas pero es que a esta historia le hacían falta más páginas.
En serio que estoy muy cabreada con el final Y NO HAY UN SEGUNDO LIBRO! Que es lo más jodido... incomprensible pero bueno.
Me gustó la historia, tiene fallos sí, pero está muy bien para pasar el rato.
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929 reviews77 followers
February 17, 2014
ARC was provided by the author/publisher via NetGalley in exchange for honest review.

Do you read the blurb before you read the book? I mostly read it before I decide to read the book. But I should've known better that I shouldn't too rely on the blurb before I read the book because sometimes it misleads me. When I read the blurb of this book in NetGalley I was intrigued. Somehow I thought it will contain a drama with some kind of suspense and/or thriller scenes since the main character, Chloe has a bodyguard, Jack. Apparently, it's all about knowing Jack, literally. In this case, the title suits well since there is barely anything else aside about Chloe's trying to know Jack the whole time. I honestly don't know what I should feel about it. Should I disappointed because there isn't much story in it or should I be happy since the title has already tells much. You tell me.

As you may read in the blurb, it's about Chloe who has a bodyguard after her affair with her professor which caused him to get fired from their university. Her parents feel there are death threats to her. Therefore they hire Jack. That's why Jack gets his job in the first place.

Although most of the story is told from Chloe's POV, there are chapters from Jack's too, the prelude, interlude (is told after a couple of chapters from Chloe's POV) and postlude. In prelude, he's attracted (but I feel like it's more a lust than just an ordinary attraction) to her from the first time he lays his eyes on her. Apparently she feels the same which she tells me from the first chapter, from page four to be exactly.

It's basically what she talks and thinks all the time in a whole book. Here is what she says

” I can't think about anything except Jack and his big body and his strong hands and his rough jaw and that deep, hot, knowing look in his eyes”.

She desperately lusting on him (her words, not mine), keeps thinking about how sexy Jack is and wanting to have sex with him. And everything he says, does and even when he doesn’t do anything (she only hears his voice) makes her shiver and quiver and her girly parts clench (again, it's her words, not mine). She tells me all those things too many times. She also has annoying habit giving me advice about "how to or what I supposed to do" when I face certain kind of situations. First couple of chapters is about a situation regarding on a hot bodyguard since she knows it well and is on man-fast.

I’m on a man-fast. Fasting from food is supposed to be good for you – clear your body, clear your mind, get you refocused on what’s important. […]. So this year, I’m fasting from men, so I can focus on what’s more important.”

Apparently she fails it miserably. And instead of focus on what’s important such as finding who send her text message and post her photos on Tumblr, she keeps lusting him and doesn’t understand why he couldn’t be with her. She said on the blurb that she's a shy girl. I don't think I agree with her because there isn't anything that mention or prove that she's a shy girl. I don't know what to call her, though.

Jack also isn't better than her. When it's time for him to tell me his POV he has the same things in his mind. How beautiful and perfect Chloe is, though she's a tiny small girl; acts and thinks like a caveman; and attack first ask later to someone who approach her. He also has an annoying habit. He keeps thinking about her, flirting with her, mad of her then have sex with her before he realizes that it isn’t good for their bodyguard-protectee relationship. This pattern happens many times.

All the while I keep thinking where is the death threat that Chloe's parents afraid of? I think it's just in their thought (and mine too when I read the blurb). So who did send her text messages and post her photos on Tumblr, you ask? Well...there is a bad guy here but it's so obvious I don't have to think twice to guess it. And when they can tell who it is, it is just so so-so I feel relieve that finally the story ended.

PS: to readers who have read it please tell me whether
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3,328 reviews37 followers
January 2, 2014
I'm only giving this book two stars so please don't hate my snarky review. Jack is Chloe's bodyguard, Chloe slept with her professor...had an affair.. And the professor got fired. Then she started getting hate texts, so Chloe's overprotective parents hired a firm to protect their daughter. There was a typo too about 18% into my kindle copy just after Jack got rid of a drunk guy in the hallway. "It's wasn't exactly polite" needs to be fixed. The book seemed to have a list of ten items per chapter that I felt could have been left out. They weren't funny and I'll bet they were to be informative but they felt cheesy. Rules for making it through a man fast successfully, rules for not falling for her bodyguard. Ten steps to fuck your college professor, top ten benefits to being on a man fast, ten reasons not to get wasted at a college party. Top ten reasons to give up your issues about being perfect. None of these lists worked so not really sure why they're in the book. The last chapter is what really made the book, it showed both of them finally relaxed and in a semi relationship. Instead of dancing around everything. So thanks netgalley for an ARC in exchange for a really honest review.
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August 9, 2014
Okay, I’m on a man-fast. That’s what I decided over the summer, and I’m still committed to it. No more men until further notice, since the ones I want give me nothing but trouble.

KNOWING JACK is a cute contemporary, new-adult romance. From the description, I was expecting this wild and crazy, brazen hussy – Why? Well, because, in the blurb, Chloe emphatically denies being a slut and a bitch and people generally do not like to claim such titles, so naturally, I assumed that she was both.

Chloe is a wealthy, college-aged history major who found herself on the wrong side of the sheets with her professor. The story is pretty simple: They get caught. He gets fired. She gets shamed. Boom! Story over! Ok, not really, that’s actually where the story begins. Apparently, this professor was so well liked, that poor Chloe becomes the target of some insane fan of “Mr. Hottie Professor” as a result of their affair and needs a little "protecting". Enter Jack!

Jack is pretty much delicious all the way around and he is her new bodyguard.
Having Jack slouched beside you on the couch in the middle of the night is not the easiest way to remember you’re on a man-fast.

I hear ya sister! Not only is Jack great eye-candy, he is also quick witted and is full of fantastically inappropriate innuendos. He is supposed to be protecting her, not boinking her! Honestly, I got a little impatient with how long it took for them to take the flirting to the next level. I know, I know, the build up – well, sometimes the “build up” is waaaaaay overrated! Lol…
I don’t like taking my time.” This is sadly the case. Patience has never been one of my virtues…

Mine either! Chloe and I are totally on the same page with this one!
You’ll like it once I show you how good it can be.

Um… Yeah, okay… I’m listening…
I stare up at him, dazed with lust and gasping like I’ve been working out all day. But, just in general, I prefer not to act so spineless that I just cave to anything some guy wants to happen.

This is what I love about Chloe, she is strong and feisty and not keen on bending to the will of others just because they want her to, but for Jack… She (and I) might have to make an exception… Just this once!

KNOWING JACK is sure to be a hit amongst the lovers of the New Adult genre and if you enjoy the big, burly bodyguard-type heros, then it’s definitely a must read!

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323 reviews5 followers
January 3, 2014
4.5 I WANT TO KNOW JACK STARS!!! I seriously loved this book. The little teaser really reeled me in and there is so much more to this story, I just know there is. I have to know more about Jack, I feel like we only scratched the surface with him.

I liked having Jack's POV throughout the book, it really made him even more panty dropping amazing. Chloe's could be annoying but not to the point that it got in the way, I almost found her amusing- because her lists were funny to me and made me giggle. I enjoyed the fact that the whole story is based on the fact that Chloe slept with her college professor who is no longer at the school, yet it is not the whole story. This story is how she deals with everything after and how she gets to, well, "know Jack" (sorry, Cliche' I know).

Jack is seriously swoonworthy. I love a man who talks, goes a little caveman, and then can back it up on top of it! Seriously, LOVE JACK.

But Rachel Curtis, that ending......

But, you got me hook, line, and sinker. Please tell me I get to know more of Jack and we get another book because otherwise I may just curl up in a fetal position and rock myself to sleep each night....

*This honest review is done in exchange for an ARC through Net GALLEY from RACHEL CURTIS- Thank you!!*
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August 11, 2015
Es MUY malo, pero el final... JAJAJAJAJAJAJAJAJAAJAJAJAJ lo amé demasiado JAJAJAJAAJ.
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256 reviews31 followers
January 24, 2014
Knowing Jack wasn't breaking the mold, and that's all right. The reason I gave Knowing Jack five lip bites originally was because it gave me what I wanted: instant gratification. Then after thinking about the book, I knocked off a star because I kept thinking of ways the book contradicted itself and had some blaring holes that needed to be addressed.

Knowing Jack is the story of a young college student, Chloe, who after having a very public affair with her professor had suffered ridicule and now even threats from her fellow peers or instructors. One particular person started a very hateful Tumblr page dedicated to Chloe. No one likes Chloe, even though the affair wasn't one-sided, she's was left to take the brunt of the fallout after Mr. Beloved Professor was fired.

Intro Jack. Jack is a bodyguard hired by Chloe's parents because they think the threats to her life are more serious than she does. Jack is there to shadow her every move and protect her from harm's way. Jack is immediately attracted to her, but of course has to shield his desire in order to keep his job and to do it effectively.

Let's just say the summary really drew me in. I'm always caught up by books that promise a forbidden attraction where the protags fall victim to their need by the middle or end of the book. I'm a sucker, kill me. So reading Knowing Jack was going to be a treat for me. It's not part of a sequel that I can see which made me even more happy.

Chloe: I understood Chloe in a way that she's was trying to not play the victim because of the threats to her life. As Jack told her she was playing the martyr which I totally got. Why didn't she go to another school, why didn't she want to leave for Paris? She was trying to be strong for herself and let people know she wouldn't break. This part I really loved about Chloe.

Jack: Jack on the other hand was hard to grasp sometimes. He was back and forth with her all the time. For a professional he was really upfront with telling her his attraction to her and then pulling back at the same time. It was like he enjoyed the tease. I wasn't so sure about him after that and didn't understand his motivations. He wanted to stay away from her romantically because of his past but yet he wouldn't let himself. It was like he was the martyr, not Chloe.

Plot hole: The whole arc was blown in my opinion, making me drop off the lip bite in my review even though I should've dropped more, because of what Jack did at the end to reveal Chloe's cyber stalker could have been done in the beginning of the book leading Chloe to avoid the trouble that eventually comes later. Phew, that's a mouthful. I thought again, "Why didn't Jack do a whole internet investigation like he did at the end of the book on the first day he was guarding Chloe. It would have saved a lot of time and effort, and not to mention strain she was under." That left me scratching my head, but this is fiction and I wasn't going to think to hard over it.

Okay, Knowing Jack has some flaws. It's not a bad book though. I read it in only a couple of hours because it was a page turner and I liked it. It was just thinking about it afterward that got me into trouble.
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October 21, 2020
Chloe's dealing with the fallout from having slept with her professor, a relationship that eventually got him fired and made her the object of ridicule and speculation.  To make matters worse, someone's been sending her threatening messages, and online harassment in the form of a crude Tumblr page has now appeared.  Convinced the threats and harassment are more than just someone's sick idea of a joke, her parents hire a bodyguard to trail her everywhere.

Jack knows better than to get involved with a client.  Personal entanglements are distracting, and a distracted bodyguard isn't very effective.  But there's something about Chloe that makes separating business and pleasure impossible.  The instant he sees her, he's in way over his head.

I couldn't really connect with the characters.  Chloe was pretty believable, somewhat indignant and absolutely determine to finish her education at the very same college campus where she was main subject of gossip.  But Jack was a bit of a disconnect for me.  First, he asked for intimate details of her affair with the professor, including sexual positions, which might have been okay after he and Chloe were in a committed relationship, or if any of it was even remotely related to the threats.  But at the time, they'd barely acknowledged their attraction to each other, and they certainly hadn't seemed to connect on a level of anything but curiosity and lust.  His line of questioning was actually a little gross.  And his fickleness when it came to giving into their chemistry might have made sense if I knew more about his background, the reason he was resisting.  However, that part didn't come to light until much, much later, and when it did, it was barely touched upon. It made his whole giving in then backing off thing a bit annoying and more than a little cruel.

I have to say this book was just okay.  The synopsis hooked me and had me expecting a more emotional ride, but the characters couldn't seem to pull it off.  To top it off, the book had a rather senseless ending, both in the source of the threats and a weird coincidence involving Chloe's future plans.  The depth I was looking for never really came to fruition, and the way it all played out was rather anti-climactic, pretty much killing what I suspect was a cliffhanger to hook me on a second book.  Knowing Jack wasn't terrible, but it wasn't anything near what I had hoped for.

*I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
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223 reviews71 followers
January 21, 2014
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“No matter how much I want her, I’m not going to let go. I’m not going to fall. If I fell with her- for her- then I’d never be able to stop.”

I truly enjoyed this story: the story of two people who are dealing with the buried guilt and aftermath of their perceived mistakes. No matter how many walls these two put up, and how hard they push each other away, it’s clear that their efforts are in vain.

The story is written from the perspectives of both of the main characters, and the alternating POV is executed smoothly, never interfering with the flow of the book. I particularly enjoyed Chloe’s voice. Both voices feel very real, genuine, and honest, but the humor in her tone, mixed with sadness and strength, really struck a chord with me. Jack’s voice is a bit more intense, but has the same very natural and relatable feel. Nothing about the interaction between Chloe and Jack feels forced: the chemistry is unmistakable, the banter charming, the sex hot, and the emotional roller coaster they experience as they come to terms with their attraction has the right balance of angsty emotion.

Chloe’s character shows both vulnerability and strength in the ways she deals with her situation. Though she feels very innocent, she is unapologetic about her sexuality and I like that. In contrast to the tiny and somewhat naive Chloe, Jack is all raw strength and protective alpha male, with just a touch of brokenness: and it’s hot.

“It’s Jack. Only Jack. In all of his strength and passion and possessive fire and absolute devotion. And it’s all centered on me. For whatever reason. He’s giving it all to me.”

This is simple story, told with just enough emotion and angst, and punctuated by a sexy romance. An an enjoyable read, with very genuine characters, some striking moments, and a satisfying ending that promises more to come.

“When you strip everything else away, you’re left only with the raw, vulnerable core of another person. And, if you can’t trust the other to take care of it, to protect it like they protect themselves, then the shell closes down around it again, keeping the other away from anything that matters.”

*I received a complimentary copy of the book in exchange for a fair and honest review.
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227 reviews931 followers
December 31, 2013
Knowing Jack by Rachel Curtis Review

I received this ARC from Netgalley for my honest review.

4-4.5 Stars

Knowing Jack was a good quick read. Chloe is starting her senior year with a brand new reputation. After a fling with her professor she now needs a bodyguard after receiving death threats and nasty text messages. Her parents are worried about her staying at the school but she is determined to stay and finish out her senior year…with Jack following behind.

Jack, well, Jack is ALL man. Big, broad shoulders, brooding, and muscles. He instantly has an attraction to Chloe but he can’t do anything about it. His past has a huge hold on him and if something happens to Chloe under his watch, he will lose it.

What neither of them to expect is to have such a huge pull to each other. Chloe wants him and he wants her but Jack keeps pulling away. She is an emotional mess because of it and doesn’t want Jack to hold her back from living her life.

She decided that since Jack doesn’t want her she will go out with the one person that has been nice to her after everything that happened. Since no one wants to talk to her after their favorite professor was fired she has a hard time having a normal life for a college student so when Kent, a former friend starts to show interest she jumps all over that.

Kent comes off as sweet and caring and not giving a crap about what others think about Chloe. Jack, yea, he doesn’t care too much for Kent…maybe he is a bit Jealous? Hmmm…?

Chloe was an OK characters. At times she was a bit annoying but I did really like her, she has normal insecurities and concerns for a girl in her situation.

After Jack finds out who is sending the threats and posting horrible pictures on tumblr, she is ready to start her life…in Paris.

The ending in this book made me think there was something wrong with my kindle. I kept trying to turn the page but that was it…done. A bit of a cliffhanger. I will definitely read the next book since I really cared for Jack. He was a sweet, caring, possessive man and come on, who doesn’t like that?
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310 reviews34 followers
January 28, 2014
Ok so this is 3.5 stars really, and I'm rounding up. But let me explain.

Before I read this I read a book that completely sucked me in, and when I was finished I felt completely wrung out emotionally. So I needed this book. It came at just the right time. I was in the perfect frame of mind to warp into Chloe's life.

Even though Chloe has slept with her professor, become a social pariah, and has been getting death threats, the book is still rather light-hearted. Chloe's voice is often funny; when she is explaining past events her mental comments are really amusing. Also, Chloe is not angsty and she doesn't actually deal with much drama. If she is rejected, if things don't go her way with other people, if a guy is not into her etc, she lets it roll off of her. She instead focuses on herself and what would actually be constructive.

Jack is the angsty, confused, emotional drama one. He has issues with his father, and he has issues with the past that interfere with his relationship with Chloe.

The main complaint I have is that a major plot device was created by Chloe being stupid. However, it wasn't too bad. It was the kind of stupid that wasn't really her fault anyway and other people are jerks. Not the kind of stupid that's hey the axe murders supposedly lives in that house, I think it's a good idea to go say hi! So even though it came close to one of my pet peeves it didn't really bother me too much.

Overall, this is a lovely angst and drama light read. The MC has a sense of humor, and she generally goes with the flow. Jack is sexy and a strong male lead. The sex scenes are also quite good and steamy with appropriate pacing and description. No complaints there! If you're in the mood for a relaxing sweet read, this is definitely a good one.
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22 reviews
February 13, 2014
*I received an ARC from Rachel Curtis via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review*


I wanted to give this book four or possibly five stars out of five, but I couldn't. The voice in the back of my head was nagging me because of Chloe. I knew I couldn't go beyond a 3.5 rating because of her.

First off, I loved Jack. Hello - drool worthy book boyfriend. Can we get married like, yesterday? Thanks. Jack was just amazing. He was perfectly developed and well thought out. He had the control like I knew he would when it came to the "amazingly beautiful" Chloe who he had to protect due to death threats.

Chloe bothered me. She wanted Jack. But then, she wants her old professor who she was FWB with before he got transferred because of her. In the description it says, "I am not a slut, although I've been called one often enough." I just, no. Can someone hand me the eyeball scooper? Thanks so much.

Chloe, dear, sleeping with your professor is not being a saint. Sure, both of you guys were willing and over the age of eighteen, but seriously. Why. Why. Why. That's all I'm asking! Why!?

This book ends on a cliffhanger, and it really annoyed me. I wanted to read more and more and more about Jack and Chloe. Their relationship was JUST starting and then boom, I hit the wall running and just start sobbing because I COULDN'T HANDLE THE MAJOR CLIFFHANGER . I just couldn't.

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1,213 reviews617 followers
January 6, 2014
That ending!!! Omg. This book is super sexy. I gave it three stars because it has some minor editing issues. But it doesn't take away from the story too much. Also some parts were real repetitive.

Full review to come.

Knowing Jack was such an entertaining and wonderful read. Chloe has been shunned by the student body due to prior mistakes the previous semester. She slept with her professor, who also happened to be the professor that everyone loved.

In turn, due to all the bullying and threats, Chloe's father hires a body guard. His name is Jack, and he is sexy as I don't know what! He's domineering yet gentle, and he knows how to love Chloe...if you know what I mean...

The reason I gave it three stars because I did find some things somewhat unbelievable. It felt more like high school then it did college. In college, no one gives a crap what you do, but in this small college where Chloe goes, everyone hates her for firing the greatest professor. Maybe it's because I've never been to a small college...but that to me screams high school.I feel like everyone there were children and not the adults they should be.

All in all I really did enjoy the story. I assume there is a second book coming with the way the book ended...and let me tell you, I can't wait for the second book!!

*Given a review copy from NetGalley for an honest review
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9,520 reviews147 followers
January 2, 2014
Let me first just say there better be a part two coming! Chloe she's a great girl, made a couple dumb mistakes but a really great girl, and she has lady balls, "you can't just barge in here whenever you hear a noise! This is my bedroom. I might have put up with you hovering all the time, but you can't invade my privacy this way." Jack he's, well he's an intimidating man, "Princess," he says in a drawl that feels exactly like sex, "I promise you'll know if I come on to you." No one and I mean no one messes with his woman, "and it makes me want to break something to have some effing kid do what I can't. And I know exactly why he did it too. The kid has a thing for Chloe. My Chloe." And he's possessive, "in about thirty seconds, I'm just going to scoop her up and carry her off somewhere private, where I can give her everything she needs, wants, deserves, where I can bring her more pleasure than she's ever dreamed possible, where I can keep her safe and protected from everything and everyone who wants to hurt her, where I can show her exactly how much she means to me." And I mean REALLY possessive, "why the eff do you think it matters?" he demands, staring down at my face like he might literally devour me. "Because I can't stand for someone else to put his hands all over what belongs to me."
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208 reviews
February 16, 2015
El libro no está mal, pero hay algunos aspectos que no me convencieron del todo.

Chloe es uno de ellos.

Me encantó, ciertamente, que ella fuera 'experimentada' (por decirlo de algún modo) en el sexo, que no fuera la típica virgen/santa que no ha roto un plato en su vida.
Es más, ella ha roto ya un par de vajillas.
Creo que ese fue el rasgo que más me agradó de ella.
¿Lo que más me desesperó? A veces tiene unos prontos y unas reacciones que no son normales. Se enfada de la nada y por razones que todavía no he podido llegar a comprender.
No sé, no llegué a entenderla y a conectar con ella.

Y Jack...

Mmm, tampoco quedé muy convencida. Es tierno, atento y coqueto pero su continuo: 'te beso, pero no quiero, pero ahora tengo sexo contigo, pero ahora me vuelvo todo frío y distante, pero ahora te vuelvo a querer.'

Ugh. ¡Desesperante!

¡Y ese final! ¿Qué carajos...?
Espero que no haya segundo libro, de verdad, porque este libro es de esas historias que están bien para pasar el rato pero que no son adecuadas para alargarlas más allá de un libro, lo único que consiguen es volverlas tediosas e intragables.

De todas formas el libro me enganchó y me entretuvo, así que se lleva 3 estrellas.
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179 reviews12 followers
September 1, 2016
Knowing Jack is a New Adult Contemporary Romance about a young woman and her bodyguard.

I received this ARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

The writing is a little choppy and the story line is predictable; it is written in dual POV although we hear more from the protagonist Chloe than Jack. Chloe's version reads a little like a one way conversation, you know the kind where you can't get in a word edgewise and Jack's character is pretty cut and dry. The chemistry between the two, reads to be purely sexual because the insta-I-want-to-get-in-your-pants sets in from the start. How they fall in love from one moment to the next is really not believable. I really didn't care too much about the characters because quite frankly they lacked substance, even with Jack's past and his difficult relationship with his father set in the background story. It did hold my attention in the beginning but a quarter of the way through it really started waning.There are sex scenes, an attempted rape, and some drinking mentioned. The cover is fitting. An o.k. read.
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371 reviews5 followers
January 21, 2014
Received the free arc through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
I just gotta say I was pleasantly surprised. The beginning was a bit slow but the story picked up after that first chapter. The best part of this book was Jack. He kept me interested especially when Chloe was being a bit too much of a brat. He's sexy bossy but in the best way. Even though it's his job he doesn't keep his heart too far when when comes to protecting her. Not too much in the angst department but good if you're into a quick sweet read. I'm definitely curious where this relationship is headed so I'd give book two a try.
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226 reviews32 followers
January 15, 2014
"4 We should definitely know more about Jack Stars"

I love and enjoy reading the story. Definitely a great read for me but the only thing is we should know more about Jack's character as in more hell about its like there is still a bit mystery about his character. Love how it is written with this conversational type thingy and it is entertaining as well. Over all Knowing Jack is a great story and definitely recommend this one.

*ARC provided by the Publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review*
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263 reviews16 followers
August 6, 2016
I couldn't connect with the characters at all. The blurb drew me in but once I reached 10% I questioned myself: "Is this worth your time?" by 20% I was like "No, I don't think so." 30% came and I asked myself again the same question. By 35% I couldn't keep torturing myself. Besides I am sick as hell right now.

**ARC provided by publisher in exchange for an honest review.**
420 reviews62 followers
September 10, 2016
3.5 stars

"I knew it!!! Aaaargh!"
That's what went through my head when I read the last few sentences. Even though Chloe was a bit on the annoying side I'm really curious what's going to happen to Jack and Chloe. Definitely one of the better NA books I read in the last few months!
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59 reviews15 followers
September 7, 2015
Pésimo libro, no me sentí conectada con los personajes, termina inconcluso, ahora que ella se iba a parís resulta que Carter estará allá? en serio? y eso fué todo?? que desepción. Éste libro fue algo ligero demasiado mal para mi gusto.
September 9, 2016

Knowing Jack was a fun and sexy read.  Chloe and Jack were immensely cute together and I loved their unconventional relationship.  If you're looking for a light and fun read that will make you smile and swoon, then this is the book for you.

Initially, the blurb for this book drew me in.  I could tell from the book's description that Chloe was going to be a firecracker.  And she was.  Chloe made a big mistake. She slept with her college professor. And not just any professor.  Dr. Carter Ames, one of the hottest and most beloved professors at her university.  Their torrid lust affair ends abruptly when he gets fired.  He leaves campus abruptly, leaving 20-year old Chloe with a broken heart.

Shortly after news breaks Chloe and Dr. Ames's indiscretions, Chloe begins receiving death threats.  Chloe's family is very wealthy and has the means to do what most people cannot do — hire a bodyguard.  Enter Jack Milton.  He is less than thrilled to get the job of following around a rich, spoiled, barely legal college student princess.  He sees this assignment a "cotton candy case" — a fluffy job with no real meat, no real fun.  But he quickly changes his tune when he sees Chloe.

The very first chapter is in Jack's point of view and it already had me melting.  Jack saw through Chloe's seemingly shallow act and saw something in her that no one else did.  He saw  her.   
"...[I] wait for something to finally happen that breaks the stasis.
What happens is 
She's wrong in so many ways I can't even begin to count them. She's way too young. Way too privileged. Way too used to the good things in life when all I have, when all I 
am is the bottom of the barrel.
But the minute I see her, everything changes."

As you can tell from that peek into Jack's mind, he is a little broken.  He has some demons in his past that give him even more reason, aside from being professional, to keep his hands off of Chloe.  I absolutely adored the fact that Jack calls Chloe "princess" from the moment he meets her.  It really got under her skin and bothered her.

Knowing Jack is told primarily in Chloe's point of view, but you see Jack's point-of-view sprinkled throughout the book.  He was a pretty sweet guy and I liked being inside his head. However, I found the Jack preludes to be quite repetitive. Each started out with the same introductory phrase, which was intentional, but I found it to be repetitive. I wanted some variety.

While Chloe is a more outgoing and outspoken person, Jack is more straight and to-the-point. He doesn't say much unless something needs to be said.  But he's not all scowls and seriousness.  I loved Jack's quiet sense of humor. He loved toying with Chloe.
Now you can see why he drives me crazy. This is how he always acts. Never loses his temper. Stands around looking like he's secretly laughing when I get frustrated—even if he deserves it.

"I don't know, princess." His mouth tilts up at the corners in an expression I've seen a lot. It's almost a smile, and I know it means he's hiding amusement. It makes him even more gorgeous than usual, which is really not what I need to notice right now. "Those teddy bears look suspicious. I've been keeping my eye on them."

He takes his job as bodyguard very seriously and that includes not getting involved with Chloe even though he wants nothing more than just to grab her and do unspeakable things to her.

I really enjoyed Chloe's spunky personality and lack of filter.  I could see how many people might find her annoying, but I actually liked her selfish, entitled attitude. For some reason, those characteristics were a little endearing to me, probably because Jack found her so adorable.

loved knowing that Jack had feelings for Chloe from the get go. It's always fun when the reader knows something that one of the characters doesn't. I feel like I'm holding onto a juicy secret. I count the pages until the character finds out the secret too.  When Chloe finally realized that all of her lusting over Jack was mutual, that wanted her just as much as she wanted him, things heated up quickly.

I did find the death threat storyline to be a far-fetched.  I personally had a hard time believing that students would be upset over a teacher getting fired that they would send death threats to one of the responsible parties.  But I was completely able to put that thought aside and just enjoy Jack and Chloe together.

2.5 stars
*I received a copy from the author in exchange for an honest review.


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