Sunday, March 29, 2015

Review of Jacked by Tina Reber!

Time for another review of a good book!

Title: Jacked
Author: Tina Reber
Series: The Trent Brothers, book #1
Publisher: Amazon Digital Services Inc
Publishing date: 11th of December 2014
Pages: 563 pages
Genre: Adult: Contemporary, Romance, Mystery, Suspense
Source: Purchased in amazon.com
My rating: 4/5


Summary:

We all have skeletons in our closets.

Doctor Erin Novak was only sixteen when she was accused of a crime she didn’t commit. Since that moment, she has made it her life goal to pursue emergency medicine, pouring her heart and soul into assuring another innocent life isn’t lost to the hands of the wicked.

We all have secrets we’ve never shared.

Detective Adam Trent has lost control of everything, starting with losing his partner to a punk with a gun and then everything else to the crushing guilt. Now a member of the elite Auto Theft Task Force in Philadelphia, it’s his job to be one step ahead of the criminals stealing expensive cars in the city. Too bad the television cameras keep getting in the way of his investigation.

We all have pasts that we can never escape.

A stolen car, a tragic chase, and a traffic stop crosses the fates of these two, tying them together in ways that are unimaginable. As their love and trust grows, so do the enemies that threaten their survival, testing the strength of their commitment. Can true love endure half-truths, past pains, and secrets never meant to be shared?

Some things are just out of our control.

My review:

Jacked by Tina Reber is a long book, more than 500 pages. With long books there is always a risk, that the book might lose readers attention. Luckily that wasn't a case with Jacked. It was well written and had solid characters with interesting stories and also a very good plot. There was a lot of suspense included into the story and it made the whole book gripping.

Plot:

The first chapters hooked me. The story starts intensively with lot of drama. The main character ER doctor Erin Novak is working when her uncle is brought to ER after a car accident in which his wife dies. Besides that, when driving home from the hospital, she is stopped by ATTF, she is cuffed and interrogated on the site and everything seems to be collapsing. During that, there is an accident on the road and she is brought back into broken bones and death. This is how she meets Adam Trent, who is detective in ATTF and a reality show star. Talking about catching the reader's interest, right?!

Adam and Erin meet again in ER when Adam needs stitches in his hand and suddenly Erin is involved in much more she bargained for. Dealing with the loss of her uncle and aunt, her past, her ex-boyfriend - all that makes it difficult for Erin to cope. When you add shootings and stolen cars into the story, then both Erin and Adam have a lot of their tables.

What did I like?

I loved pacing in this book. Since the book is very long, then the pacing was very important for me. The plot had to have some action and suspense and it did. It offered surprises and unforeseen twists.
I enjoyed the characters and the character development. 
I think the dialogues were well-written and they made me giggle and laugh, so there were humor in it!
I loved  that the supportive characters got also some room in the book. They were important for the story and added value to the main plot.

What did I dislike?
There was one things I didn't understand fully. I really liked the healthy sexual relationship and passion between Adam and Erin, but the bondage part of it seemed out of place. I understand how it made them being honest and talking to each other, but either there should have been more of it or it should be somehow better shown why it was necessary. It felt not justified. 

Characters:

Erin was my favorite character in this book. She was strong person and independent woman, who had worked hard to get where she was in her life. I liked even her small insecurities she had. She was giving and she also grew a lot together with Adam. Adam balanced her with his protectiveness and giving her "all in" kind of relationship. I liked how their relationship was developed throughout the story.

Overall:

Jacked is definitely a good book which holds romance, action,suspense and great characters!


Happy reading!


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