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Jesse's Girl

4.01  ·  Rating details ·  85 ratings  ·  46 reviews
Paperback, 142 pages
Published April 8th 2019 by Plus it Up
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3 stars

I listened to the audiobook of Jesse’s Girl. It was narrated by Verla Bond and it appears to be her first audiobook, but I couldn’t tell. She was a great narrator.

Jesse’s Girl starts with Gwen and her daughter who are now in a bad position. After Gwen’s husband, Jesse, is involved in a scandal and pretty much leaves them high and dry. Thankfully, Gwen’s friend Reade, who also happens to be her daughter’s godfather, helps them out. Reade has always been better to Gwen then her husband. If
Feb 22, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Jesse’s girl is another hit with me from Tara September. I really like this author and her audiobooks.

Reade has always had a thing for Jesses girl. He never thought Jesse deserved her. Now Jesse has committed the ultimate betrayal Gwen needs help. At the centre of a scandal she’s desperate to escape, Reade finds he can’t do enough to find her a new home with him.

Gwen has a child and Reade soon finds he’s slipping into the life he’s always wanted. He can’t resist Gwen but can there change in re
Apr 27, 2019 rated it really liked it
This is the first book that I read from Tara September. I really did like it. It was a nice story about Gwen and Reade who were friends before they went their separate ways. She was married to a guy named Jesse who left her for a younger woman and took all their money. Gwen was left with nothing and a scandal on her hands and she had no one to turn to except Reade. Reade has always loved Gwen from afar but when she picked Jesse, he stepped back. They were able to find each other again and slowly ...more
Living My Best Book Life
Jesse's Girl is a sweet and charming romance about two friends falling in love. Tara September gives readers two lovable characters in Reade and Gwen.

I love the title and it fits so perfectly with the story. Gwen is Jesse's girl and Reade has had to keep his feelings to himself. When Gwen finds out that Jesse has been cheating on her and left with all of their money, she doesn't know how she is going to provide for her daughter. She calls the one man who has always been a constant support in he
Sofie Sehested
Apr 28, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Oh my gosh I loved this story! I couldn’t put it down, so I read it in one sitting! I just had to know what happened and if they got their happy ending!
Reade is an amazing hero and I fell in love with him from the first page. He is a big shot lawyer who co-owns a law firm with offices all around the world. He has been in love with Gwen since he met her in a supermarket in his hometown with Jessi (his best friend as kids) 7 years ago. Reade and Gwen become friends but when she marries Jessie and
Penny Ellgass
Apr 28, 2019 rated it really liked it
Gwen her husband just left in a flashy public way, with everything gone or about to be. She has a week to be out of their house and no money and a little girl to care for.
Reade her husband&s best friend gives them a place to stay, how can he not he has been in love with her since he met her 7 years ago, only to find out she was his best friends girl.
Join them on the road to discovery. A clean, nice length story of love and redemption.

I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am volu
Merry Jelks-Emmanuel
Apr 11, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Reade and Gwen will have you cheering in their corner after the drama Gwen had to endure by the betrayal of her husband. Reade fell in love with Gwen from the moment he saw her but lost out to Jesse. When Jesse's betrayal played out in the papers and tabloids, Reade made sure he would get back to his girls to make sure they were protected. Now that he has Gwen where he wants her, Reade's determined to keep her but will her ex try to get back what he lost and succeed doing it?

I received a free co
Audible. Also available in Audible Escape & ebook via Kindle Unlimited at the time of this review.

This is my second novella by Tara September and another enjoyable story. This was an interesting mix of second-chance romance, smarmy ex drama, cute kid, and quite a bit of slow burn. This is a great audiobook for anyone looking for a little angst and some anticipation while this delightful couple works through long-held misunderstandings before finally coming together to build the relationship and
May 30, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Reade And His Childhood Best Friend Jesse Both Fall For Gwen, But She Is Jesse’s Girl, And Jesse Won’t Let Him Forget That! Eight Years Later, Though, The Truth Comes Out.

Reade Walker had been childhood best friends with Jesse Clark. They did everything together. It was in high school that Reade began to notice Jesse’s fierce competitiveness, though. Things had changed. It was just Reade’s luck that he fell in love at first sight with Jesse’s girl. It was eight years ago that he first saw her an
Misty (Reds Romance Reviews)
For the last six years Gwen Clark has given her time and attention to a man who didn't appreciate her, respect her, nor honor the vows they took. All those years ago when he asked for her hand in marriage she had her doubts, knew she might be making the biggest mistake of her life, but at the time she felt she had no other choice. So she accepted his proposal and has regretted it everyday since.

But little does she know all that time there has been someone waiting in the wings, someone who has l
Apr 29, 2019 rated it really liked it
This was a very sweet story. My rating was actually 3.5, but only because while I really liked the story and I really enjoyed it, it wasn't one of those books that grips you or has a lot of depth to it. It was very easy to read and very enjoyable. I thought Reade was practically perfect and was disappointed that he isn't real. Of course, it wouldn't have mattered if he was anyway because he only loved Gwen. His patience and control was extremely admirable. I would have punched Jesse a lot sooner ...more
Apr 29, 2019 rated it really liked it
I loved the way Reade cared for Gwen and Maddie, his concern for them equivalent to his own family.
Always loving her but respecting her relationship with Jesse, his childhood friend and later nemesis.
When she was publicly humiliated by Jesse, Reade rushed in and saved her from poverty and abandonment.
I liked the way her struggles in her marriage helped to open her eyes to the way Reade treated her and Maddie, more of a partner and father than Jesse ever was.
I wished Jesse was made to suffer m
Apr 30, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is the first book by this Author that I have read it is well written and kept me turning pages. It is a short quick story to read. Successful Texas Lawyer Reade Walker hates the song Jesse's Girl because Jesse does have the girl he has wanted for quite sometime. When Gwen Clark's senator husband Jesse run off with another woman and all their money Gwen comes to Reade with her six year old daughter needing help. Reading how Reade and Gwen are able to get their happy ending made this story fo ...more
Meaghan Royce- Love Infinity Book Blog
Jesse’s Girl is the story of a scorned senator’s wife, Gwen, who finds out her husband not only has run off with his mistress but also all of their money. Reade has been Jesse’s friend since childhood, but has been in love with Gwen since the met. He’s kept his distance because she was Jesse’s girl, but all bets are off now that Jesse totally messed up. I really enjoyed this story and the characters. The chemistry between Gwen and Reade is amazing. I love Maddie too. The story felt somewhat rush ...more
Elysia Walker
Oct 06, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Gwen is Jesse’s girl. For years, she has given all of her attention, time and love to Jesse. But Jesse did not deserve it. When she originally married Jesse, Gwen was worried that it was the wrong decision, but did not feel she had any other choice.

When Jesse leaves Gwen and their daughter Maddie for a younger woman, taking all of their money with him, Gwen does not know where to turn. But then there is Reade….

Reade is a charming, loyal and caring lawyer. He has loved Gwen ever since he laid eye
Holly Mavigliano
Apr 30, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Good read

Good beach read. Second chance romance. Pretty obvious plot,, but of course there's a happily ever after. Easy, quick read,
Sep 10, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Not the usual book I read

This was really a good book I enjoyed her writing style. There’s lots of romance and surprises throughout this book that keeps drawing you in.
Jun 06, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
do you belive in love at first sight? this is what Reade felt when he met Gwen. But she was Jesse’s girl. Can they have a chance at live after Jeesie's betrayal? good audiobook
Ann-Maree Howarth
Oct 11, 2019 rated it really liked it
I found this audiobook by Tara September to be very enjoyable to listen to the narrator did a great job to bring this story to life for me.  Both the author and narrator are new to me and I very much hope to come across their great work again in the future.

Verla Bond captive me her narration of Jesse's Girl by Tara September, with her tone and speed of her reading it was like she was really enjoying the story as well.  It was easy to distinguish between the different characters and the change of
Fee (Ebook Addicts)
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I listened to the audiobook of Jesse’s Girl. It was narrated by Verla Bond and she did a great job at bringing this novella to life. 

We meet Gwen Clark and her daughter who are the midst of a scandal following her senator husband Jesse who has runs off with his intern and all their money, leaving Gwen to have to fend for herself, with no home or money. Reade Walker is Jesse's friend but he has always love Gwen from a far for the longest time. When she turns to him in her hour of
Jane Hunt
This is a friend to lover romantic novella with relatable characters and sensual romance. I listened to this story in audiobook form, and it was enjoyable. The narration is professional, and her interpretation of the characters and the plot immerses the reader in the story making it an authentic experience.

The plot is easy to follow with great sensual tension between Gwen and Reade. There is also a charming family element to this story, which makes the happy ever after more rewarding. This easy
Jul 12, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Fun fast read
Trisha c
Dec 21, 2019 rated it it was amazing
It was love at first sight when Reade saw Gwen at the grocery store. Then Jesse came up and told him she's his girlfriend. Reade and Jesse have been friends for a long time. So he made sure to keep her in his life , even after ahe married Jesse. Things aren't as they seem in their marriage. This is a romantic, sexy story of a Second chance of love. A story of secrets, betrayal, lies, and love. Vera Bond tells the story with emotion and giving each character their own voice and personality. I was ...more
Dec 06, 2019 rated it really liked it
I am a great believer in things happen for a reason, and this book is just that for me! Jesse is a senator, married to the beautiful Gwen, but does that make him happy? Leaving her penniless with their daughter, she is forced to find a job and a new home. Reade, a successful lawyer has always had feelings for Gwen, and seeing her struggling, does his best to help her out. Will he be able to remain her friend and not make a move? This story is fun and flirty. I love the banter between Gwen and Re ...more
Jul 22, 2020 rated it really liked it
I loved this romance read / listen. Great narration, loved the characters and the twists that were just OMG moments! Gwen is such an amazing character - both vulnerable and strong. Reade is awesome as well - loving and protecting and so selfless. This is a wonderful romance, well written with a great storyline with good flow. I couldn't get enough and I hope to get the opportunity to listen to more!

This book was given to me for free at my request and I provided this voluntary review.
*this review
I own over 490 audiobooks and most are romance so I’m aways pleasantly surprised when I listen to a storyline that I’ve never listened to before. I felt this book was different, realistic and vivid in a way I could imagine a movie out of it. Also although the story was short it was very well developed and you can feel the connection with the hero and heroine and hope for a happy ending.
Narration: this was my first audiobook by Ms. Bond and I would definitely listen to more books by her. She doe
Oct 13, 2019 rated it really liked it
Jesse's Girl was an enjoyable novella. Gwen and Reade have loved each other for a long time, but Gwen has been married to Read's best friend. When Gwen's husband takes all of their money and leaves the country with his mistress, Gwen must turn to Reade for help.

The audiobook was very well done. It's only about 31/2 hours long. Even though it is short, it's got a pretty slow burn romance. I really liked that aspect as it's unusual to find in a short story. I enjoyed the couple. They had great ba
Oct 08, 2019 rated it really liked it
Tara September’s Jesse’s Girl is my first introduction to her writing. I liked this book. Gwen and Reade were fun and entertaining characters. I felt a connection to Gwen from the start. I just saw a little of myself in her. I could understand her struggles and heartache. In the audio version of the book, Verla Bond, does a fantastic performance. She was a perfect fit for this story.
Jesse’s Girl is getting four stars from me. I would love to read more by Miss September in the future.
I received
Ashley Hedden
May 22, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Jesse’s Girl was another great read by Tara September. Reade has had a thing for his friend Jesse’s girlfriend, Gwen, for nearly a decade. He loved her right away but unfortunately she was with Jesse. Jesse is a Senator and ran off with one of his interns. Gwen was left with no money and she decides to turn to Reade for some help. She is reluctant partly because she desperately wants him. But he seems to not want them there. I really enjoyed reading Gwen and Reade’s story and can’t wait to read ...more
Jul 12, 2020 rated it really liked it
4.5 stars.

This was a really good story about Gwen and Reade. Gwen is Jesse’s Girl for a very long time, until she isn’t anymore due to infidelity by her husband Jesse. Desperate for help, she calls Reade, who is in love with her from the moment they met. He takes Gwen and her daughter Maddie in, just until she can move on.
I really loved the story and the description of the characters. It could have been 5 stars if it had an epilogue, just because I’d love to know how their lives continued.

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Multi-award-winning contemporary romance writer living in Southwest Florida with her husband, twin boys and four cats.

Holding a master’s degree in journalism from NYU, she previously was the PR Manager for The Walt Disney Company. She also blogs over at When Tara Met Blog @tarametblog, a lifestyle and parenting blog of 16 years.

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