Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Review of 'Jaded' by Michelle Bellon

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Jaded_highTo what lengths will a man go for the woman he loves?

Reed Dartmouth will learn the answer to those questions time and time again throughout his relationship with Jade Montgomery.

When he first meets her as a young, gentle boy the heartache from losing his mother only a year before is still fresh and painful. Jade is different from anyone else he’s ever met; tough, sassy, and even a bit cruel. But she’s also the same as he is: she knows what it’s like to lose a parent.

Their friendship begins and a bond like no other is formed. Time passes and Reed learns that not only are Jade’s parents dead, they were murdered and she’s made an oath to one day bring them justice. No matter the price.

As they grow older their love evolves but for Jade, old habits die hard and she can’t stop hurting those she loves the most. Even in the midst of searching for her parents’ killers, passion ignites and jealousy burns as Jade tests Reed’s devotion for her. Will she push him too far?

**My thoughts**

Wow, what a roller coaster ride! From the very beginning, I like Jade, even though at times I don't want to. She is captivating and frustrating at the same time. Her constant push-pull makes you want to just shake her and you yell at Reed for falling for it. At the same time, you can totally understand why he keeps going back for more. Both of them are damaged. Both are seeking to fill a void. Both are very confused. 

Their devotion to each other is strong, despite Jade's constantly changing emotions and actions. They are just too messed up for that devotion to come across as anything that is remotely healthy. I don't think they know any better. I'm torn between cheering them on and wanting to force a separation. 

There is plenty of action as they seek to solve the mysteries of the past. This was a great one to read with a margarita in hand on a summer evening!

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Michelle BellonAbout the author:

Michelle Bellon lives in the Pacific Northwest with her husband and their four children. She drinks ungodly amounts of coffee and has an addiction to chapstick.

She works at a surgery center as a registered nurse and in her spare time writes novels. She writes in the genres of romance suspense, young adult, women’s fiction, and literary fiction. She has won three literary awards.

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