Fight, flight, or f*ck up
Randi’s surviving the school of hard knocks with barely passing grades. Her entire life is imploding, which puts notions of love on the backburner. Justin, her best friend with benefits, could change her mind, but he’s even more commitment-phobic than she is. When Randi’s walls come crashing down and her family needs her undivided attention, she tries to deny what she feels for him. But can she make it through her ordeals without him by her side?
Curl up by the fire with a glass of wine or a mug of hot chocolate and settle into Winchester, Colorado—where the nights are cold…but steamy!
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Review by Twinsie Angie
I was given this book for an honest review by the author.
So I finished this book and I have to say I sat on it for a bit before writing my review. My thoughts were all over the place.
Randi…she is a HOT MESS!! I mean she has 2 kids, 2 baby daddies, a F*&^ Buddy, Assistant manager of a video store, trying to go to school, parents who make her feel bad, strapped for cash, an abusive ex…..need I go on? She is literally hanging on by a thread. When she gets a call that will change her life. Her daughter, Sarah, in 6th grade has “Changed”. Randi feels terrible being wrapped up in her own head and life she didn’t notice this about her daughter. Randi enrolls Sarah in therapy but still had massive guilt. She begins to question her own abilities to be a good mother. Hasn’t every mother questioned themselves? Hasn’t every mother done what they thought was for the best to then think they messed up? Well, that is Randi. She is living a controlled chaos of a life, but everything is starting to fall apart.
Justin is a player and the perfect distraction for Randi. She knows the kids like him, and they aren’t exclusive, by any means, but he was something for HER. When things with Sarah happen Randi and Justin call it quits but she is sad by the loss. When Justin pops back in we see maybe there is more to him then just a good time guy. Could he want more? But like I said Randi is a mess and makes stupid choices and has lots of regrets.
When things come to light about her daughter we see more guilt and pain. But we see Sarah opening up. Which as a mom isn’t that what we want? To remove the pain from our child?? To help our kiddos be the best of them??
If you’re a fan of Jade’s books I think you will see this is a departure from her regular writing. It’s a bit more of the inner conflict we, as women, moms, lovers, etc feel when life is pulling us in every direction but the one we want to take.
Review by Twinsie Melinda
Received a copy of this book for an honest review.
my head is spinning after this one. Not a typical Jade book but I have to say I was not sure what was going to happen in this book.
Randy is a hot mess express mom. She’s single mom of two, a son in elementary and a daughter in sixth grade in middle School, and not handling things well. Randy works full-time raising the kids and goes to college. Randy has a best friend/f-buddy, Justin. Things are going on with Randy daughter that is pulling most of her attention. She leans on Justin for support but not too much because he has commitments issues himself. Randy breaks things off with Justin when Sarah starts acting out. When Randy realizes she needs Justin to talk to we start to see a new side of him.
My heart goes out to Randy and her daughter when we find out what Sarah is going through. This has a true life feel to it. Single mom holding on by a thread only to realize it’s unraveling at the other end too. It’s a great thing when Sarah opens up and Randy finds out what’s going on. I like that Randy comes to a realization that her parents only want the same thing for her that she wants for Sarah.
1. Imagine 2. Play some music 3. Write 4. Blow readers away 5. Repeat
Jade C. Jamison is a steamy romance author, heavy metal fangirl, wife and mom, coffee connoisseur, cat lover, and vegan foodie–not necessarily in that order. She loves life and believes we learn our wisest lessons when reading, especially if it’s fiction. Her heroines are fierce, her heroes all but broken, both seeking redemption together. Whether in a small Colorado town or big city, she strives to take her readers’ breath away…one story at a time.