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The Jack's Heart

(Prison Saints #1)

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4.20  ·  Rating details ·  399 ratings  ·  131 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, righ
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Kindle Edition, 323 pages
Published May 26th 2018
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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
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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?
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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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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.
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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!”?
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. 💝
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.
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
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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
Kate
Apr 23, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I loved the Hero!
Sara - Curvy Constellation
Oh, hello Demi Vice and goodbye to any money in my bank account. I can already tell that any book that Demi Vice writes I will want to add to my collection of books. What a fabulous debut novel. I am in love with this book. It is hot and lusty and right up my alley. If you are looking for rainbows and sunshine, this is not the book for you.

“What did I tell you about hiding my marks, Ahrianna?” I spoke lowly. “I hate sharing just as much as you do.” Ahri stayed quiet. This time her wide eyes wer
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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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LaToya (Readingbythebayou)
Sep 11, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I absolutely floved Jack and Ahri! The blurb doesn't do this book justice. It was about so much more. Both characters come with baggage and are flawed but their crazy compliments each other. Jack is an ex felon, ex hitman, Jack of all trades as he says. But his stand out characteristic to me is his love for Ahri and complete devotion to her, insert swoon here. Ahri is a keeper of secrets, a hard worker, and in need of someone to love her and slay her demons. I thoroughly enjoyed this book and I' ...more
Behind Closed Doors Book Review
Amount of sex 4 / 5
How explicit is the sex scenes 4 / 5
Story 5 / 5
Overall: 5 / 5

Wow! That was an awesome story!

Prison Promise is a thrilling dark romance full of suspense, grit, and so many twists. This is Demi Vice’s debut novel and the first book in the Prison Saints series. I was completely blown away reading this story, and I read it in one sitting! The storyline is unique, and the characters are complex and well developed.

In this story, Jack Baron is a bad boy who just finishing his 7-year
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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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Suzi (Obsessive Reading Disorder)
This is a new to me author but I liked the synopsis. Honestly, the disclaimer sums the book of pretty good: The Jack’s Heart is a dark romance with no cliff-hanger and a guaranteed HEA. This book contains steamy and graphic material that might be offensive for some.

Jack is getting out of prison and promises his cell mate to do one task. That meeting of Ahri send them both down a path of secrets and broken promises. There isn't much more to say without giving everything away. Their romance is qu
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Demetra
May 29, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: arcs, e-books
What an amazing book! This author’s debut novel is actually pretty good!!!
To be honest at first I didn’t really like Jack, but moving forward to the book he kind of grown on me! Ahri is so perfectly imperfect and a total match for Jack. They both have dark pasts and terrible childhoods but they find each other and that’s just what they need!!
I really loved the book and I’m going to look out for the author’s next books!!

I received an ARC of this book and I’m voluntarily leaving a review.
Wickedly Sweet & Synful Book Blog Synclare Moss
INCREDIBLE DEBUT!
I was completely hooked from the very beginning. Jack and Ahri were so imperfectly perfect for each other. I also loved the secondary cast of characters.
No cliffhanger. HEA
I’m so anxious to see if Luke gets the next book. I hope he does.
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
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
Géraldine
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
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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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
KL
Jun 01, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Just wow! Great debut from Demi Vice. This story sucked me right in with Jack’s cocky personality. He’s definitely at the top of my book boyfriends list! The chemistry between him and Ahri was raw and instant, and although both flawed, they make a great couple. Both of them were real and well developed and the storyline was captivating and amazingly written. Filled with darkness, but also funny moments, Jack and Ahri’s story was full of emotion and spiced with some seriously steamy scenes. This ...more
Barbara
Dark and sad

This is a dark story. Both Ahri and Jack have really horrible histories. Ahri seemed sad even when the story said she was happy. The descriptions felt off cataloging all her physical faults then saying she was pretty. The sex was borderline nasty and rough. I had trouble seeing Ahri's redeeming qualities and it felt at times that the author didn't want me to like her.

It seemed like Eddy had been tormenting her for years then all the sudden it had only been a month. Then why was she d
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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.

She enjoys reading Edgar Allan Poe, cooking medium-rare steaks, and trying to relax by doing yoga and drinking gre
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