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Ace of Hearts

(Blind Jacks MC #3)

4.22  ·  Rating details ·  98 ratings  ·  74 reviews
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Being granted a second chance at life and a first time at love was every man’s dream, but for Ace it came with a price.

By all rights, he should be dead. Serving ten years in prison for a crime he didn’t commit had affected him in ways he couldn’t begin to understand. He’d rolled out of the slammer and into a revenge plot that almost got him killed. B
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Published May 24th 2018 by J.C. Valentine
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May 21, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: new-adult
Ace is at the hospital when he meets Barbara. That meeting was unexpected, but very memorable to both of them. Ace can’t forget Barbara. When he discovers that she’s a professor in a subject that he loves, he decides to go to college. Barbara can’t believe her eyes when she sees Ace in her class. She tries to keep her distant, but Ace doesn’t want to let her go without a fight. When Barbara and her class discover something on a field trip, all their lives are in danger. Ace will do everything to ...more
Nadine Bookaholic
Ace and Barbara's story is one of suspense, romance, acceptance and love.
My heart broke a few times while reading Ace's story, first off he is an identical twin and his brother was a bad apple to say the least. Ace spent ten years in prison for a crime committed by his brother and if that isn't bad enough wait until you read about the really horrible things his brother did. Ace holds onto his brothers bad doings as a reflection of how he failed him, Ace has a poor self image and the women at the
Diane Yoz
May 22, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Woohoo, we have Ace's story and it's compelling!

Who doesn't love a scarred tortured hero who has heart of gold?  Ace has had me intrigued about him since the whole Ryder incident in the Blind Jack series. (no worries if you only read this book you won't be lost) 

Ace is a  b@da$s Biker but emotionally he is just as scarred on the inside as well as the outside, and when he falls for the smart professor his world is never the same.

Barbara has been fascinated with ACE since first setting her eyes on
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So this is the third book of the series, and I have not read the others but I didn't feel like I was missing anything. I liked the concept of the book and the two main characters, Ace and Barbara.

A biker and a professor is not something you read every day. But it was good.
Mary Mooney
May 24, 2018 rated it really liked it
I couldn't wait for Ace and Barbara's story and I was not disappointed at all. The way they met was awesome and their banter great.
After Tiffany found out who Barbara really was, she signed Ace up to join her class. When Barbara saw him she couldn't believe her eyes. Ace was really surprised that he was interested in getting to know more about Barbara and he wanted her in his life. While Barbara saw the good in Ace, he only saw himself as the bad guy because he thought he must be bad because of
May 20, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition

This wasn’t a typical MC book for me because it involed a lot of people outside the MC club.
Which I really liked.
I didn’t read the previous books in the series but had no problems of being lost or confused while reading Ace of Hearts. It’s a completes standalone.
I really loved Ace and Barbara.
I thought Ace was a sweetheart.
Yes he’s a tough biker guy and does what he needs to do for his club.
But there’s so much more to him than that.
He’s a simple man but also complicated.
His past is messed up
May 20, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Ace has weathered many challenges in his life. The toughest is how he believes everyone around him perceives him based on his scars and the hurt caused by his twin brother. When he meets Barbara, she sees the man inside, the one that would lay down his life for someone he loves with a true sense of loyalty and compassion. He is encouraged to enroll in Barbara’s class which leads them on an archeological dig that lands them in the middle of a strange mystery. Barbara has finally left her cheating ...more
Jun 06, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Even this is a third book in the series it can be read as a standalone.
It is a gripping story that kept me reading and never letting me go until I've read the last page. I simply loved the characters, the nerdy Barbara and bad boy biker Ace who are wonderfully developed.
It is heartbreaking to read the parts where Ace lost years of his life in prison because of the crime his twin brother did and his low selfimage keeps him from thinking that he is a good guy with a heart and that he deserves to b
May 18, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Book three in the Blind Jacks MC series. Can be read and enjoyed as stand-alone. I have not read the previous two in series and this is complete full length story with sweet HEA. It was sweet with a little spicy. Ace's back story was heart breaking. It was sad that he did not feel worthy of love. Barbara is just coming out of a divorce where her ex husband was never faithful to her, but he doesn't want to let her go. I liked that they took their time texting and talking before jumping into the r ...more
Keanna Hudson
May 23, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: mc
Ace of Hearts is the 3rd book in the Blind Jacks MC. It follows Ace and Barbra's story and oh what story it is.
Ace has a lot of self doubt, and Barbra is fresh out of a divorce.
They're everything they never knew they need for each other and absolutely perfect together.
Like the first two books, the bantering between the MC brothers is so funny. Barbra fits into the MC life perfectly.
ANB kc
May 23, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Review to come.
Kathleen Bradbury (Bulfon)
A well written book with an interesting story line. The characters are strong and the story flows quickly and smoothly. I enjoyed reading this story.

"I voluntarily reviewed an Advance Reader Copy of this book."
Sandy S
Jun 01, 2018 rated it really liked it
3.75 stars--

ABOUT THE BOOK: Release Date May 24, 2018

Being granted a second chance at life and a first time at love was every man’s dream, but for Ace it came with a price.

By all rights, he should be dead. Serving ten years in prison for a crime he didn’t commit had affected him in ways he couldn’t begin to understand. He’d rolled out of the slammer and into a revenge plot that almost got him killed. By the grace of God, when he’d hit rock bottom, one person reached out a helping hand.

A bea
Throughout two previous books, readers were given just a glimpse into the emotionally abusive early years of Jeremy “Ace” Strond’s life. Watching his mother drift away into mental illness, while dealing with his twin brother’s increasingly psychotic behavior, has left him with nightmares and guilt that are further revealed here. Not only is he carrying the scars of his twin’s vile acts on the inside, but his body is a patchwork of further betrayals that all came to a head with a ten year prison ...more
May 23, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I received a copy of this book from the author/publisher to review for Stephanie's Book Reports.

Ace is the third book in J.C. Valentine's Blind Jacks MC Series. You probably want to read the first two books in this series before reading Ace so you are familiar with the member of the MC and what they have been through.

Ace by all rights should be dead. Serving ten years in prison for a crime he didn't commit had affected him in ways he couldn't understand. He'd rolled out of the slammer and into
Kerry Fletcher
May 24, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I'm loving this series!!
Up now is Ace. Having made peace with Ryder he's settling in well to club life. Having been patched in quickly he feels accepted even though his past still affects him from time to time. Having been accidentally shot he meets Dr Barbara Reynolds. Something about the way she looks at him makes him feel all kinds of good. Attending her class he just wants to be near her. They start up a friendship with texts but Barbara can't seem to stay away from him.

Meeting Ace in the d
May 23, 2018 rated it really liked it
The third installment in this series is an enthralling and wild ride. A tattooed biker and a professor of archaeology make for an exciting read.

Ace is finding his place in the Blind Jacks MC and has earned respect amongst his fellow brothers despite his shaky start. He is quite lively until the horrors of his past haunt him at nights.

Barbara is recently divorced from her cheating husband who appears to have missed the memo that they are no longer married. Now that she has finally escaped from hi
Misty (Reds Romance Reviews)
May 17, 2018 rated it it was amazing
After being under her husbands thumb for far too many years Barbara has finally decided her time of being a victim of his control is over, they are divorced now, and she intends to grasp this new chance at life with both hands and make the most of it. Now if only she could get him to understand that they are over, and he has no bearing on her life or decisions she makes now. With this new lease on life she has decided to focus her attention on her work, she is an archaeologist and teacher, and s ...more
Sue Galuska
May 24, 2018 rated it really liked it
We first met Jeremy "Ace" Strond in the book Fighting Dirty when he was shot and taken to Dr. Reynolds office to be stitched up. He meets a beautiful redhead named Barbara who ends up making him feel better ;) and he even earned a red heart sticker! Barb writes her phone number on Aces' arm hoping to hear from him again. Ace had a very rough childhood and even served 10 years in prison for a crime his twin brother committed. Now Ace is a member of the Blind Jacks MC and trying to make a better l ...more
Jennifer Pierson
Jun 02, 2018 rated it it was amazing
The brilliant JC Valentine has hit another one out of the part with her latest MC book Ace Of Hearts, and I couldn't get enough! Ace is a scarred, tortured soul biker, who is at the hospital getting patched up, when he meets Barbara. Not only is she beautiful, but she doesn't look at him like he's a monster. By the time he is ready to leave, she writes her number down on him, but through crazy circumstances, she never gets his calls, so he tracks her down, and decides to sign up for her class, s ...more
Christina Concus  (Midnight Reads)
May 22, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2018-read
Loving this book so far. I will update my review as soon as I'm finished.


I loved this book. I will say that even though there were times that I really wanted to smack Ace in the end I really liked him.

Ace has had a really tough life and is now trying to just make ends meet and get over his past the best way he can. However, how can this happen when all he ever sees is his evil twin brother when he looks at himself and when others look at him all they see is the "ugly"? Ace is really a bad
Scarlett Ian
May 30, 2018 rated it really liked it
Ace is used to women turning away from him; he's got a scarred face and his twin didn't have the best reputation.  When he meets Barbara he is caught off guard - not only does she not show disgust or fear at his appearance but she also seems to enjoy his company.  But old habits are hard to break & Ace keeps waiting for the other shoe to drop.  Surely he doesn't deserve the happiness and Barbara will eventually leave.  How do you make a bad boy see that he has a good heart & deserves love and ha ...more
Jean Dewsbury
Jun 04, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Fantastic Emotional Twisted
This can definitely be read as a standalone. Ace is a complex guy with a past that will break your heart. Growing up in disturbed house as a twin of a brother that was a psychopath. Ace went to jail for 10 years because of his tormented brothers actions. As a member of the Blind Jack's MC he finds himself in hospital with a gunshot wound. Barbara who is visiting her Dr friend walks into the treatment room and finds herself bantering with Ace. Barbara isn't afraid of h
Lynn Reynolds
May 30, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: finished-reading
The Acknowledgment is a reminder that authors are human just like us. They have feelings too.

Jeremy “Ace” Strond seems to be mad at the world – or at least the world he lives in. Barbara Reynolds can’t seem to get rid of her past. Our author is very good at having that past keep popping up. She’s also very good at creating some hot and steamy scenes.

We have characters from the first two books in the Blind Jacks MC series that appear here. You don’t need to read them first but if you want to know
Michelle Brace (Wicked Babes Blog Reviews)
Wow!!! Excuse me a minute while I pick up my jaw from the floor. This book may just be my favorite book by J.C. Valentine I have read yet. I really didn't see things playing out the way they did and was left speechless. I absolutely loved this two characters.

I have been eager to get Ace's story and have been intrigued since he was first introduced. He hasn't had it easy and the poor man if riddled with guilt, insecurities, heartbreak and a feeling of never being able to find happiness.
A Book Lover's Emporium Book Blog
Ace of Hearts by J.C. Valentine is a thrilling, suspenseful, delicious ride and I was absolutely enthralled from beginning to end.

Did I tell you it has a serial killer in it? I sure do love the game of cat and mouse. There is loads of passion and excitement, events that are brilliantly crafted for an epic tale in the third book in the Blind Jack’s MC series. I didn’t feel at all like I was playing catch up on the characters or missing any backstory, even though this is book three in the series.
May 24, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I have enjoyed each and every book in this series. We got to meet a little of Ace and Barbara in the previous book. I just loved reading about their first meet. These two were so meant for each other.

Barbara to a certain degree was starting her life over. She was starting to learn to live again. After getting out of a bad marriage she deserved to have her freedom. I have to think everything she went through made her the strong woman she was.

You can not help but fall in love with Ace. You also
Amy Stephens
May 29, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Can I just say how much I love the Blind Jacks Series!

I know I can always count on JC Valentine to deliver a solid story and she's proven time and again that she can write anything. No matter the genre, I love everything she writes. MC books aren't normally my go-to books, but I know that JC can come up with the best stories and the most outrageous characters.

I love that Ace and Barbara are about as opposite as two people can be yet the two of them have such a need and desire. Yes, these two tru
Vania Nunes
May 31, 2018 rated it really liked it
Recommended to Vania by: book tour
Ace was in prison for ten years for a crime he did not commit, it was his twin brother.
Now that he is free, two truths haunt his mind:
First, that having taken the blame for a crime, did not cause his brother to change his attitude, and this caused him to commit other crimes, and one of them led him to death.
Second, because he is a twin, Ace knows that many people can not look at him without seeing his brother's sins, which distract many people.

But one person treated Ace differently, nice, for th
Lisa Stanton
May 23, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book really sucked me in from the very start, Ace is a member of the Blind Jacks MC and his backstory is really heartbreaking and you feel for him straight away. Barbra is an archeology professor that has just come out of a marriage with a serial cheater who wants his good little wife back. Barbra and Ace meet whilst Ace is in getting patched up and things get heated Ace starts taking Barbra’s class to get closer to her and on an archeological dig they discover dead bodies are being dumped ...more
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J.C. Valentine is the USA Today and International bestselling author of the Night Calls and Wayward Fighters Series and the Forbidden Trilogy. Her vivid imagination and love of words and romance had her penning her own romance stories from an early age, which, despite being poorly edited and written longhand, she forced friends and family members to read. No, she isn't sorry.

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