Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Release Day Review: Jagger - MJ Fields and Chelsea Camaron

Rating: 3.5 Stars
Published: Today! April 12, 2016 - $3.99 on Amazon
Genre: Adult, Contemporary, Romance
ARC provided via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.

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Jagger, the baby of the Caldwell brothers, is used to fighting, getting hauled into the police station, and banging all the girls he wants. When he has enough of listening to his neighbor beat on his girl, he intervenes, only to find its the man's daughter, 17 year old Tatiana. He does everything he can to forget her, to focus on his underground MMA fights, spend time with his brothers, but he wants to save her and he's willing to risk it all for her.

Don't you see? You are everything good in this bad, bad world of mine. Hold me back, hold me any way you want to, but please, I beg you, just hold me and don't let go.

Jagger started out with a bang, making it impossible for me to put the book down; I wanted to know the final outcome so badly. There's a lot going on in Jagger, between seeing the older brother's relationships play out, the dynamics with the Caldwell father, MMA fighting, Jagger's continuous run in with the law, and his obsession with caring for little Tatiana. The authors manage to take everything that's going on and make it a cohesive story, it never felt like too much. The pacing was excellent and I really liked both of the main characters. While I've liked the previous brothers, and their respective novels, Jagger felt more relatable, his story more real for me. I liked the drive that Tatiana had to be independent, to finally find her way. I I did find myself enjoying reading more about Jagger's life away from Tatiana, especially his MMA fighting and his interactions with his brothers.

"In three days, you better know what's coming for you." She better know what's coming for her.

I struggled with my rating for one reason and one reason only, the relationship between Jagger and Tatiana, particularly with her age and situation, was really hard to read comfortably. Tatiana was very sexual, almost to the point of being worrisome, and Jagger, though he tried, seriously could not get enough of the girl he called "little one." I felt like the authors tried to show the push and pull between the two main characters, especially when Tatiana was 17, but it worked out so easily and their relationship moved far quicker than I expected. The age difference wasn't a problem for me, but more how Jagger did treat Tatiana as a little girl, as did others. I cringed, especially due to the use of "good touch" keeping me in the mindset of younger Tatiana. I would have liked the relationship to progress slower, but I still enjoyed them together.

Without another word, I snuggle down into he bed and fall asleep. What is it about Jagger Caldwell that keeps all the bad things away?

Jagger was a successful final installment of the Caldwell brothers series and he's probably my favorite of the three. It was really nice to see all of the brother and how their stories worked out. While Jagger is a darker read of the three books, I enjoyed it and would recommend it.

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