So here’s my short review for this amazing book. I am so freaking late, and I know that Anne will be so angry with me. I’m so sorry Anne, still thank you for giving me this book in advance. I kinda hope that you think of my teasers as a review in some way ❤.
I will start by saying that this book is the first book I read from Anne Jolin. This book is the fifth book in the Rock Falls series, I haven’t read the first four books if you are wondering, but I will soon. I really loved this book, there aren’t many words to describe how I felt while reading this book, but I can tell you that nothing made me so sad and so happy than this book. It had everything I liked. An insecure heroine, sacred hero, and a long lost child nobody knew about. One thing I love the most in this book is Ryker. People who read this book will know who Ryker is. Let me tell you that child is super cute.
I must say the chemistry between Jackson and his son and also with Kennedy had my heart pounding fast. It was so freaking beautiful and heartwarming. What I didn’t know about this book when I started is that Jackson suffers from bi-polar disorder and it has in one way or another affected every relationship he has been in and makes the idea that what his friends have, a true and lasting love, seem impossible for him. Kennedy, elementary school teacher, had her heart broken. So she focused on keeping her life order, she over organize it to the point of having a post it obsession. Both have many things to overcome. What changes Jackson’s outlook on his future is a surprise arrival of his son. The son he didn’t know anything about. And when Jackson and Kennedy thrust together it doesn’t take long for the sparks to fly and they soon realized that together they can over come every obstacle that is in their way.
A real man doesn’t treat his woman like a subpar human being. He doesn’t break her down and leaves her starved for affection. A real man knows you treat your woman better than a queen – you treat her like a God. You worship the ground she walks on and pray at her altar. I want my woman on her knees with the power to ruin me and the knowledge that I’ll never ruin her. – Jackson
The story takes you on an emotional ride and leaves you aching for the characters. There are some parts in the book that will make cry your goddamn eyes out. Kennedy, Jackson and Ryker, wen through so much in this book. I cried for Jackson when he went totally black, I cried when Jackson couldn’t handle the loss of his son since his mother took him away.
If ever there is a day when all the walls come down and the monsters crawl out of the dark, remember I will always come for you. I will always love. I will always fight for you. – Jackson.
I totally loved the story. And I highly recommend this book to everyone, to read and to enjoy, because you will never find a book that will make you as happy as this one did.
Kennedy Cross had her heart broken early in life. It wasn’t someone or something who betrayed her—it was her own body. Despite it being all she’s ever wanted, Kennedy will never know what it feels like to feel her baby’s feet kick from the inside out. Having been pronounced infertile at only eighteen, she redirected her life the best way she could.
Eight years and a degree later, Kennedy is one of the most well-loved first-grade teachers at Rock Falls Elementary School. It doesn’t matter that her college boyfriend left her because he wanted children of his own. She has twenty-two of the most gorgeous six-year-olds who adore her and she wouldn’t have it any other way.
Jackson Steele deals only in extremes. He falls victim to manic episodes lasting for days, sometimes weeks at a time, sending him reeling from volatile highs to devastating lows. It’s a living hell just being inside his own mind, and that hell has taken everything he’s ever loved away from him. But what if, this time, it gives him something? An untimely gift from God and a brunette with legs eight miles long will bring him the most unforeseen joy but also his most challenging of tests.
What happens when circumstances of life threaten the one thing both Jackson and Kennedy love? Saving Steele from himself may prove to be too much for Cross to bear.
❤ ABOUT THE AUTHOR ❤
I was born and raised in Ladner, a small farm town just outside Vancouver, Canada. I grew up riding horses, shooting guns, and driving in trucks.
I never expected to be an author. A massage therapist? Yes. Take over the family construction company? Yes. But an author? No. Writing was something that snuck up on me and rooted itself into my life. It was beautiful to discover that love, and I’m truly grateful to say I’ve found my passion.
Since I’ve always been a creative person, it feels amazing to harness all of that energy and use it to tell a story I love. I enjoy incorporating bits of my real life into the stories I write. What parts are true? Hah. I’ll never tell—what would be the fun in that?
If I could leave y’all with one thing, it’s that life’s far too short to not live it out loud. Drown in your passions, hold on tight to the things that inspire you, and chase your dreams relentlessly. I can promise you without a doubt that you won’t regret it. I know I don’t.