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The Jack's Heart

(Prison Saints #1)

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4.26  ·  Rating details ·  343 ratings  ·  119 reviews
I’m the Jackpot of all Men.
The Jackhammer of all F*cks.
The Jack of all Trades.



If you haven’t guessed it yet, the name’s Jack. For the last seven years, I gave up my freedom for a crime I didn’t commit, and all for money, my retirement, and my dreams.

When it was time to leave, my cellmate asked me for a favor. Find his sister, give her a letter, and leave. Easy, right?

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Kindle Edition, 323 pages
Published May 26th 2018
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Julia ⏃  ✦ :The Romance Rebels: ⏃ ✦


4.5 Come to Daddy Stars




Jack and Ahri

I was instantly gripped from the very first page of Prison Promise by Demi Vice. In a world full of sin, lust, and sex. . . Prison Promise was dark and Gritty to a tee, needless to say Demi did not disappoint. This book was absolutely filthy, and do I mean filthy that was utterly addictive.




Jack Baron is released from a seven year sentence, for a crime he didn't commit. But he played the game with a wealthy benefactor and now he is living the dream.
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Jean
Jun 19, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The only reason this book is getting 4 stars is because of the editing issues. But they didn't stop me from reading....

Jack.....hmmmm.....how can I explain him. He was cocky. He was confident. He was sarcastic. He was funny. He was badass. He was HOT!! Yeah, I totally fell for Jack.

Right after being released from jail, Jack makes due on his promise to his cellmate to deliver a letter to his sister, Ahri. But what Jack finds leaves him delaying that delivery.

Ahri was disciplined....working two j
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Jennifer
Aug 31, 2019 rated it it was amazing
ARC received for review

I loved this book. Jack was just what Ahri needed. Ahri was so down on her luck when Jack found her. They were HAWT together. Ahri, of course, didn't fall easily, but Jack sure did. Great story with lots of angst, drama, hot sex, and love. Beautiful epilogue.

Can't wait to see who gets the next book. Will it be Lev, Fidget, or the young Brazilian?
AJ
“You can be a champion and a loser. A victim and a criminal. A hero and a villain. It just makes you more realistic. More human.” I exhaled slowly. “Just because you’ve sinned does not make you a sinner. Some of us who’ve sinned still have the heart of a saint ... I know I do.”

4.5 filthy, wild and raw stars


Wow, what a read! Demi Vice has delivered a really impressive debut novel. Dark, gritty and kinda filthy, with mystery and intrigue, surprisingly laugh-out-loud moments and a gorgeously heartf
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Coco.V
Aug 28, 2019 marked it as to-read
Shelves: arc
💝 ARC provided by the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. 💝
Jae
An interesting twisty tales of events that read like Tarantino's movie. I especially liked the hero's POV. He was hilarious.

But 3Stars only because the last 10% was so schmaltzy. DV laid the HEA on a bit too thick where everyone was very happy and prosperous and beautiful and gets their own penthouses. Very mad about that.
Kayla (kaylareads)
Aug 24, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: must-read
4.5 🌟 I stayed up into the early hours reading this because I couldn’t wait to find out more. I’ve been in a massive book slump for the best part of a year and this has pulled me from the abyss!
It’s rare that a book has the perfect balance of romance, sex and action but this has done it. So much love for the imperfect characters, and the author does a really good job of creating them. I loved jack. I like my fictional men arrogant and tattooed but it was also nice to see he’s much more than tha
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Stephanie
Jun 28, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I very much enjoyed Jack as the lead character in this story. He was portrayed very accurately as a man who came out of prison and had a certain flair about him. This was a good read with plenty of sarcasm.
Leanne Crabtree
This review and more can be found at my blog A Romance Reader's Reviews

*I received a copy of this book via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review*

Another Netgalley read. Thank you BookBuzz.net.

So we meet Jack not long before he gets released from prison after doing a stint of seven years for a crime he didn't commit. He's asked by his cell-mate of the last three years to deliver a letter to his sister who it turns out lives near where he grew up as a kid. Upon sight, they have an instant att
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Di
May 28, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
What an amazing read, a read I loved and enjoyed so much I had to buy a copy even though I received an advanced copy, not only to show my support to this new author to me but because it was that AMAZING.
Jack and Ahri, what a couple, both flawed, both with pasts that made me cringe, one trying to survive and the other starting over, both who would do anything for family, both sinners with hearts of saints but also hearts of gold and when they fall for each other, there is nothing that would tear
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Claudia Cardoz
Jun 30, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A delicious, tumultuous ride. ❤❤

This was my first time reading this author and I can't tell you how much it gladdens my heart when I get a new author to stalk coz I loved her book so much.

OMG.. Prison Promise was such a delicious, hot yet a little suspenseful and surely such an amazing joyride filled with questions and chaos and JACK AND AHRI❤❤....
I WANT A JACK BARON IN MY LIFE TOO.

He is such an amazing yet a bit complicated character. A person with such a dark past, having done not some bit
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Jamie Guellar
Jun 19, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Prison Promise is book 1 in the Prison Saints series by Demi Vice.

Dark, gritty and a dirty mouth bad boy named Jack. What more could a girl ask for?
I'll admit it did take me a little bit to get totally invested in the story, but am so glad I stuck with it.

Jack does time for a crime he didn't commit, but did it knowing there was a big pay day at the end of it. When his cell mate asks him to deliver a letter to his sister, thinking he'd drop it off and go about his new found freedom. Only he was
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Savannah
3 “did you even have an editor?” stars. The storyline for this book was pretty good, the execution not so good. Jack was very funny and Ahri was likeable. Honestly most of my problems with this story come from the errors in the sentences and the all caps during the sex scenes. Very nit picky, I know, but less is more, ya know? The explanations for everything that Jack had been through were very tedious. I felt like half the information could’ve been cut. The same goes for the epilogue it just go ...more
Virginie
Jan 18, 2019 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
DNF - just no! Could not stomach the heroine and while I like my dirty talking heroes, this just sounded ridiculous and at times did not feel like like a man during the inner dialogues. Which alpha dirty talking man ever says “Oh my God!”?
Kate
Apr 23, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I loved the Hero!
Jocelyn
Sep 04, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I decided to up my rating because I find myself thinking about this story which tells me it was a winner.


Jack, Jack, Jack. I had to sleep on it before writing my review. And I’m still smiling!

A few important things to note:

1) There were WAY TOO MANY grammatical errors. I volunteer to prof the next if Demi can’t find someone better.

2) I really didn’t like Ahri. Not sure why, I just didn’t. She was bad ass and I felt sad for her history but I didn’t like her.

3) If you’re looking for some kink,
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Kelly-Jo Sweeney
Aug 27, 2019 rated it really liked it
I loved this book. I have to admit that when I read the description I was intrigued, but not completely convinced that it would be that great. I was wrong. As with many stories, it's the characters that draw you in. Jack has so much enthusiasm and lust for life, despite his history, that it's hard not to warm to him from the start. There's always a danger that stories about prisoners or ex-prisoners are a little too cliche or that there's a miraculous change in character where they suddenly see ...more
Raecharmed
May 28, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Jack went to prison for a crime he didn't commit but by doing so he was paid well and came out a wealthy man. Jack's cell mate Fidget wants to get a letter to his sister so his asks Jack to do him a favor and take it to her. It didn't take long to find her but once he saw her Jack forgot his reason for being there. Ahrianna has had a hard life but she doesn't mind the hard work. She wasn't looking for anything other than getting by with her life that is until Jack came into her life. Sparks fly ...more
Cate at Fiction Beer & Cupcakes
Sep 09, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: netgalley-arc
I was granted an ARC from NetGalley for an honest review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

You all....this book just had me from the very beginning. To be honest I was first hooked by the blurb, but wow. Oh, course I could be boring and reiterate the blub, but I am not. This was Demi Vice’s debut novel and I am hooked.

Jack gets out of prison on a mission to give his former cell mates sister a letter. Little did he or the sister realize that a hand off of a letter would go down without fall
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Kathy
May 31, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Wow. I wasn't sure what to expect from this author since I never read anything from her but I have to say that I am thoroughly impressed. Jack went to jail for a crime he didn't commit so when it's time for him to be released, he is going to be set up for life. He'll have the penthouse, money, car etc. What more could he want. Before he's released, his cell-mate asks him to deliver a letter to his sister. Ahri is a hard working woman who fights for everything she has. Her brother Luke is in jail ...more
wonderfullyweird88
Jack is unapologetic for the life he led, he took whatever job was asked of him, his only rule, he wouldn't hurt women or children, everyone else is fair game. While he served time for a crime he didn't commit, he has done far more including murder that makes him less than desirable.  

Ahri is struggling to work two jobs and study at the same time. She has dark secrets in her past, and the last thing she needs is a cocky, unapologetic man in her life. 

The chemistry between the two characters is s
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Kath
Sep 05, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Jacks’ cell mate in prison asks him a favour just before his release. Will you give my (previously unmentioned Sister ) a letter please? Jack leaves prison with a brief description, last known whereabouts and a letter addressed to ‘TINKS’.
With every intention of fulfilling his promise then getting on with his new free life Jack doesn’t bank on falling for the quirky little misfit Sister.
Jack puts his life on hold to try and solve some of the coded things his cellmate Luke told him and things th
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Geraldine
Jun 07, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I was expecting a totally different type of story, full of clichés and the typical bad boy/good girl tale... but it proved me wrong and I really liked it.
In a few words, I might describe it as a wicked and dark fairy tale story. From Gory Jack and his Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde personality or better said his Romeo Claudius personality, who showed that apart from his clothes, the world is not just black and white. Then Ahri, no damsel in distress, the one day at a time type girl, a devil in disguise
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Kaye
Sep 14, 2019 rated it it was amazing
OH MY ROCKY ROAD ICE CREAM!!!
Wow! What a sizzling, nailbiting, nerve racking, gut wretching, rollercoaster ride of emotions and unexpected danger that keeps you captivated from the start. This page turning bombshell will definitely rock your world to its core. Man, the characters and scenes were realistic, intriguing and complex with a undeniable connection between the two main characters. Their bond is white hot, off the charts, explosive. So much fire you feel the burn. Following the character
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Kaye
Jun 07, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
OH MY ROCKY ROAD ICE CREAM!!!
Wow! What a sizzling, nailbiting, nerve racking, gut wretching, rollercoaster ride of emotions and unexpected danger that keeps you captivated from the start. This page turning bombshell will definitely rock your world to its core. Man, the characters and scenes were realistic, intriguing and complex with a undeniable connection between the two main characters. Their bond is white hot, off the charts, explosive. So much fire you feel the burn. Following the character
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Sille
Aug 31, 2019 rated it really liked it
This is the first book i have read by this author, and it was a great intro to someone new, and I look forward to reading more by this author is the future. This is the the first book in the Prison Saints series, and the story of Jack, and Ahri. Jack just spent the last 7 years in jail, for a crime he didn't commit, but he took the blame for, before he leaves his cellmate asks him to deliver a letter to his sister, Ahri. When Jack meets, Ahri, the sparks fly, and the connection is instant. Ahri ...more
CS
Sep 12, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Dark gritty themes that made no excuses for crossing the lines again and again. I liked the “no holds barred” style of the author, especially the opening POV of the Hero, Jack. His inner dialogue was darkly humorous at times, but always real and raw. His confidence was a definite plus for me as well as the fast paced, quick and witty writing style.
No boring bits in this storyline, and I wanted to read every dark word.
The addition of Ahri to Jack’s life added depth as they shared a dark past full
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Zelda
May 29, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

“You’re not only inked into my soul but branded in my flesh and carved in my bones.”

Raw, gritty, intense. I don't know where to start with this book. Demi Vice is a new author to me and this book is so, so good. At first, the storyline moves slowly so you can get to know the amazing characters. Then it picks up and unravels bit by bit, fleshing out the pieces that were only hinted at. Beautifully written. This is a long story, and so worth the read. The characters have sad pasts which they have
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Mindy Lopez
May 29, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is Book 1 of the Prison Saints Series and my first book by this author, and let me just say that I am pleasantly surprised. I enjoyed the storyline, the characters and the author's writing style. It is a steamy romance between ex-con Jack and his cellmate's sister, Ahrianna. From their first meeting, there is no mistaking the instant connection between them. Though flawed, Jack and Ahri are likable characters and the unconventional plot makes for an intriguing read. There are some twists an ...more
Rose Brown
Sep 04, 2019 rated it it was amazing
“The Jack’s Heart” is a steamy adrenaline-filled tale of two broken souls who meet by chance and fall in love. Ahrianna & Jack have scarred pasts and secrets that affect the lives in both negative and positive ways. You feel the suspense as their pasts are slowly revealed through-out the storyline and it endears them both to the reader. “The Jack’s Heart” is one of the most emotional tales that I have read in a while and it was refreshing to see the personalities of the main characters revea ...more
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Demi Vice lives in the windy city of Chicago and is a graphic designer by day and a romance writer by night. She’s hopelessly consumed by new ideas involving flawed characters who border between good or bad, heroes or villains, saints or sinners, and deserve happily-ever-after endings.

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“Humans are the worst animals of them all. We’re selfish, greedy, and envious. We do what we can to survive, to have a better life, and sometimes we don’t always do what’s right, but that doesn’t make it wrong.” 1 likes
“I peeked over my shoulder, linking with Jack’s eyes like he wanted nothing more in this world than to just look at me.
I love that look.
I really loved that look.”
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