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(Jaded Regret #1)

3.95  ·  Rating details ·  478 ratings  ·  155 reviews
THE BAD BOY: I’m Johnny. An ex-con with a bad attitude and a controlling demeanor that somehow made the women flock to my bed but never my heart. It was unavailable for possession.

THE TEMPTATION: She was just supposed to be a two day hookup. But one taste of her and I knew I was in danger of never getting enough. She had her own demons to contend with, and dealing with my
Kindle Edition, 267 pages
Published October 31st 2015 by LLC Books
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Olga therebelreader
Johnny comes out of prison after a two year sentence. His imprisonment was torturous, a complete nightmare. Now he is thirty six years old and has to decide what to do with his life and recover from the demons that are tormenting him. His greatest weakness is his sister Julia and her family. He loves her with no limits and would sacrifice everything for her. His parents, although they had kicked him out of the house when Johnny was 18, now they are helping him clean his record.

He's sexy, good l
Dec 10, 2015 marked it as dnr
Shelves: cheater
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Fre06 Begum
Nov 06, 2015 rated it did not like it
Sex scenes with 2 ow even after sleeping with heroine, not my cup of tea!
Oct 12, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc-s-2015
Sentenced is one of those books that seriously throws you for a loop. We're given two broken persons, two souls. Each living in their own self-imposed prison. Fighting for some semblance of normalcy while surviving each day.

When Johnny- the ex-con, man-whore, meets Bexley- the sassy, foul mouthed and bitchy lead singer of Jaded Regret, there is an intense desire and draw, that Johnny can't resist. Even though Bex knows Johnny's type, she can't seem to keep her mind and her fingers from drawing h
Natalie ✩★ The Biblioholic ★✩
Damn!! This was a hard book to read because of the topics it covered. There's abuse, promiscuity, and a whole lot of anger. But despite how difficult it was, this book held me firmly in its clutches from beginning to end.

Johnny was a manwhore. Not the classic one that you can't help but love. Where you think it's pretty neat to see the manwhore fall to his feet in praise of the one.

Except it's not. Because Johnny took his manwhoring to the extreme. To a level that hasn't even been freaking inven
 Leo (Queen of the Rants and Spoilers)
It doesn't even deserve my 1 star!!! Why does this book has a lot a good ratings I just don't know. This guy was whore he slept with the h and then went to the bar to sleep with two other women he left the bar with the h and slept with her the same night that he was gonna sleep with the ow. Why are women in books so damn doormats. I don't know why people thinks this is a good book. Waste of money and time by the middle of the book I was done I didn't want to finish it so DNF!!!! ...more
This book was a 4 star right up until the 82% mark. then i just wanted to throw it in the bin. I HATE HATE what happened at that point and how it just spoilt everything for me. i so wish the author hadn't done that. After that I finished it but couldn't believe in Johnny love for bex. It felt shallow. ...more
Romance Readers Retreat
Oct 15, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I do love a tatted bad boy and Johnny is just that. After being released from prison 2 years earlier, Johnny has an offer from his sister, the only person he actually cares about, to go stay with her in Florda. He agrees and as soon as he arrives, he lands a job in a bar and has women throwing themselves at him straight away.

Bex is the lead singer in a band playing in the bar that Johnny is working at, and as soon as he sets eyes on her - he has to have her. Only one thing though, Bex hates men,
Aug 10, 2015 rated it it was amazing

I have anxiously awaited the release of Johnny's story, Sentenced, and it was well worth the wait and read. I adore LL Collins writing and have read all of her books. Sentenced is one of my favorites.

Scruffy beard, hard body and sexy tattoos, Johnny is the typical gorgeous bad boy. Fresh from a stint in prison and studied in the school of hard knocks, Johnny is well learned on how to block out his feelings, keep anyone from getting close and exercise his demons with sleeping easy women. Although
Maryann Jordan
Oct 15, 2015 rated it it was amazing
What a ride for Johnny and Bex! This book is very different from the previous books by LL Collins and I was blown away by the intensity of this story. Johnny and Bex came from difficult backgrounds and both had nightmares that they kept to themselves. It is ultimately a story of two broken people, finding each other, fighting those feelings, and then discovering that they were better together than they ever were apart. Well written, beautifully crafted, I loved this story. The author has done a ...more
M.E. Montgomery
Oct 21, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Two wrongs don't make a right? I think this theory might be challenged by Author LL Collins! This book was a change in style for this author - no more tears, but hot and steamy instead!! But true to her style, there's still a lot of angst and heart at the core of this story - mostly found in two broken people who believe that their future must remain defined by their past. Amazingly, it is that very brokenness which helps them find healing for and with each other. I loved Bex, with her feisty at ...more
Christy McCurry
Oct 15, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites, arc, erotica
What a freaking phenomenal read..

Have you ever read a story you just didn't want to end? Well for me this was one of those stories. LL Collins has done a wonderful job bringing these characters to life and creating a story that you won't be able to put down. I loved Johnny and Bexley. You have two broken souls trying to find their way.

This is one story you don't want to miss out on.

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Lu Bielefeld
Keep your dick in your pants please! #JustSaying
The heroes have past traumas that affect their relationships.
I liked the story but I think it has sex scenes with other women too much.
The hero was not very selective and still screwed with heroin without a condom.

"I’d tended bar. I’d hooked up with many women. So many, I was embarrassed to realize I didn’t have a clue on the number."

"It had been over a week since I took home ‘Zoey’ in Denver. It was time to silence the demons again."
Nov 02, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Loved this book! I read it all in one night without sleeping...who needs sleep when they've got the perfect bad boy to keep them company? Johnny was everything I desire in an alpha bad boy character. He was cocky and tough on the outside, but troubled and vulnerable on the inside. Just because he avoided serious relationships didn't mean that he didn't have a heart, it just took the right person to open it up and let all that love come flowing through.

The relationship he had with his sister was
Aug 10, 2015 rated it it was amazing
WOW!!! I knew Johnny was going to be something else. L.L. did it again!!

We met Johnny in Back to the Drawing Board. I was excited to know he was getting his own story. Let me tell you, it did not disappoint.

Johnny is still dealing with issues and he tries to use sex as a cover up. He is one filthy bad boy and I loved every minute of it. He doesn't have a care in the world until one night a band is performing at the bar where he works. He is then drawn to the lead singer Bex and she was a force t
Oct 10, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Holy Hotness!!! I love L.L. Collins books, but this is not like any of her other stories. This is raw, gritty, sexy, and hot, hot, hot. I loved it. She has shown us another side of what she can do. This is very well written as her others, she is a very talented author. This book hooked me right from the beginning. We first met Johnny in Back To The Drawing Board, and I have been waiting to find out his story. I was not disappointed. Johnny and Bex both have tragic past that keeps them closed off ...more
Niki Shavell
Oct 16, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Holy (expletive)! This book is unlike any other L.L. Collins book! It's is hot and deals with some seriously hard issues! I had been waiting for Johnny's story since he was introduced in Back to the Drawing Board but I never expected this. Bex and Johnny are absolute dynamite together and apart honestly. They are both such strong and damaged individuals and when they get together it is just crazy! While the story and language is different than the norm from this author, the one thing that didn't ...more
Shawna (Blue's Books)
Oct 13, 2015 rated it really liked it
after reading Back to the Drawing Board I was itching for Johnny's story & i finally got it! he was every bit of the rough neck, bad boy I was expecting but still kept me interested. Bex was sassy just the way I like my heroines & I couldn't believe all the hardships they both went through. overall, a pretty good read! ...more
Mar 16, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I only read this book because I started reading "Snared" and got interested in this couple from that book. I had to read their story !!! And sooooo glad I did. What a Tragic story those two had. If two people deserved a happy ending, it was them. Great sexy read too ;) ...more
Oct 14, 2015 rated it did not like it
Shelves: dnf
Just couldn't get into it. ...more
Laura Lee
Jul 06, 2017 rated it really liked it
Sentenced (Jaded Regret #1)
By: L.L. Collins
4 Stars

I enjoy reading a good Rock n Roll book and when one of my favorite authors suggested this series, I jumped on it.

Johnny has a past. Don’t all tattooed, body to die for, hot as heck guys? Trying to figure out life after getting released from prison, he has settled to being a bartender. He can earn a paycheck and fulfill his needs by picking up random chicks to have meaningless romps with.

Bex is one tough cookie. She has lived the life of crap.
Jun 30, 2016 rated it did not like it
Main characters: Bex and Johnny.
Story was told in alternating POV's. The story was about an alpha male bad boy and an abused foster girl that denied themselves love because it only brought forth pain. Included in the story were past references in italics. Past references in the form of nightmares.
Johnny was in prison for two years and had been out for two, he had recurring nightmares about Jill.
The story was sexually driven. The sex became routine and redundant. This story was about two musica
Letty  (Cover to Cover Book Blog Reviewer)
This book is COMPLETELY different from any of Collins’ previous books. Known to me and my blog sisters as “Leaky Lids” Collins due to her tear inducing stories, she completely surprised me with this one. But it was a very exciting surprise! We have a tattooed bad boy and dirty talking girl who are a perfect match for each other, yet fighting the attraction. How can that not be a thrill?

Johnny doesn’t believe he deserves any happiness due to his past actions. Having served a prison sentence for s
Reading the blurb for Sentenced, I really wanted to like this book. It had a good set up with a high angst past and redemption down the road. However, the story never delivered.

The problems I had with the book were obstacles for me giving it any higher rating. A key issue was Johnny. He was not a likeable hero. He was about sex with whatever female struck his fancy. And it seemed like ALL the women wanted to sleep with Johnny. What?!? Why? Accordingly to Johnny his killer smile and body were all
Oct 22, 2015 rated it really liked it
I was so excited to find out that Johnny was getting to tell his story!!! I fell in love with his broken soul in Back to the Drawing Board and couldn't wait to find out his WHOLE story!!

Johnny has been out of prison for 2 years but he is still fighting his inner demons everyday. He has done nothing with his life except work at a bar and f#$k as many women as he could to forget his past. He VOWS that he will never love again, only loss comes from that. When his sister talks him into going to Flor
Jun 14, 2016 rated it really liked it
Sentenced is the first book in the Jaded Regret series following the lives of the members of a rock band. This is Johnny's and Bex's story.

Johnny spent time in prison after getting mixed up with the wrong people who threatened his sister so he'd do what they wanted. Now he's out and is determined to put his past behind him. He doesn't trust and Johnny doesn't do relationships.

Bex had a horrible childhood and doesn't trust or like most people. She's the lead singer in an up and coming band and o
Nov 01, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: read-in-2015
MY OH MY! This is one hot and sexy book!

Sentenced is an intense read and nothing like the books you are used to from L.L. Collins. Johnny is one foul mouthed bad boy who uses sex to escape his demons. He’s had a rough life and it definitely shows. He’s rough around the edges, dirty mouthed, and sexy all at the same time. When he takes a job at a local bar in Florida he never expected to meet the equally rough and foul mouthed Bex. She’s the lead singer of an up and coming band, and there is some
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Nov 26, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Good grief, L.L. Collins...this book had my emotions all over the place!! At times I felt like a child throwing her own temper tantrum because things were not coming out the way they should have, and let me say, once I got to the end I was left just speechless!!!!

A beautiful story of two tortured souls who have been to hell and seem to stay there, yet when they finally realize what they mean to each other, they strive to get out of it. The odds are against them but love, the beauty of love, has
Jamie Rhodes
Sep 02, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Whew!!! I have just read a hot book with an incredible storyline about two people who need each other. Johnny was one of my favorite characters in Back to the Drawing Board. Loyal readers of L.L. Collins fell for him while reading about his sister. Now, it's his turn to have his own book. I knew about Johnny's background, but we REALLY learn about what Johnny endured through flashbacks in this book. Johnny thought love was a weakness. We see him going through woman after woman to escape. He fina ...more
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L.L. Collins was born and raised in the eternal summer state of Florida. She lives with her high school sweetheart husband and is driven mad daily by her two teenage boys, but her princess dog is her favorite child and kind of makes up for the testosterone flying around her house. LL has been writing since she was old enough to write. Always a story in her head, almost six years ago she made her l ...more

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