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THE FINISH (The Finish #1) by JADE EBY

the finish

SYNOPSIS

I loved him.

I hated him.

He was my everything.

He was my undoing.

Carter had his turn.

Now it’s mine. 

This is my story now.

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The Finish

Reviewed by Jenny & Gitte

✯✯✯✯ Stars

 ‘The thought of leaving him scares me more than staying. I don’t know who I am without him.’

One book that has always stayed with us is Whiskey and a Gun. That book left us gasping and we’ve desperate to hear Tawny’s side of their sad and tragic story since coming to the end of the prequel.

We have to stress that you MUST to read Whiskey and a Gun BEFORE reading The Finish. It’s imperative that you obtain both pov’s to better understand the characters.

‘We’re the same person inside. His anger is mine. His pain is mine. When he pushes, I push back harder.’

We enjoyed much of this story – though not sure if ‘enjoyed’ is the right word to use given the subject matter of The Finish – it was certainly a difficult and compelling read.  This instalment had a completely different ‘feel’ to the prequel which was told in Carters pov.  Carters voice took us to the moment, we were there in the story with him for every heart stopping word as he had us constantly sitting on tenterhooks anticipating his next move.

‘Lying has become my superpower.’

In The Finish Tawny’s voice came across as though we were reading a diary, or a case study and because of this – at times – we felt as though we were reading her story as opposed to living as we did in Carters book. Now that’s not to say Tawny’s voice didn’t have impact because it did, it’s just that sometimes it seemed to lack the emotional pull of the prequel.

What Tawny went through, the abuse she suffered at the hands of ‘love’ was upsetting and very, very tragic and The Finish is a book that makes you stop and think. As we live in our bubbles of bliss, to know this goes on around us is frightening. To think this is someone’s daily life is soul destroying. To think this is someone’s perception of love is gut wrenching and depressing.

‘Carter is not evil. He’s a broken man that needs me. Needs my love. I know that with enough love, I can fix everything inside of him that aches to be mended. ‘

This is not a hearts and flowers story. This relationship is toxic and Tawny’s story is difficult and heart breaking reading at times. We were championing for her the whole way through and even though there were times we wanted to shake her we understood this was her reality, this was her perception, this was her acceptance and that saddened us immensely. Jade Eby really put her heart on the line for this one and we admire her immensely for bringing this to life because it couldn’t have been easy to write.

‘There are days when I look at my body and wonder what I’ve done. What horrible sin I’ve committed to have to pay for Carter’s love with my body. I’ve given him everything. All of me. Heart, body and soul. ‘

At times the latter part of the book did feel a little drawn out, we had no idea what to expect from the ending, but Jade Eby wrapped it up perfectly. The Finish is a difficult, unsettling and ‘real’ story and one we’d definitely recommend picking up for those readers who love being pushed outside their comfort zone just beware of the obvious triggers.

**Reviewed from an ARC copy provided by the author, with thanks*

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THE FINISH SERIES by JADE EBY

Whiskey & The Finish

 WHISKEY AND A GUN – PREQUEL BOOK #0.5
(Our Review)
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 THE FINISH BOOK ONE
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FIGHTER (All I Want Anthology) by TIJAN

fighter cover

 

SYNOPSIS

Jax Cutler is one bail jumper Dale doesn’t want to help her family catch, but he soon becomes the one she can’t let go.
Published in the All I Want anthology.

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Fighter

 Jointly reviewed by Gitte & Jenny

✯✯✯✯ Stars 

“Take us to jail Hayley. It’s a good day to wear orange.”

Oooh we really enjoyed this novella! It was fast paced and full of delish kick-arse characters. Tijan is a brilliant writer; in amongst the action there’s laugh out loud humour, drama, passion and romance. Oh and a load of bloody hot, funny and gorgeous characters. Each could have their own story; and we hope they do. Especially Chris, who intrigued us.

So, we have Jax the lush and fit fighter slash bail jumper who’s the target of a family of bounty hunters – a bunch of gorgeous hot brothers and one studious ‘home for the holidays’ sister. Jax doesn’t want to get caught but there’s a good reason for why and Dale isn’t keen on helping her bounty hunting brothers with their target when she realises they’re after her ex-boyfriend, Jax. It’s all a very hilarious ride with a sexual chemistry that had our pulses racing.

‘They were going to arrest me too? They took out a warrant on their little sister?’

Jax and Dale’s story was a snippet of which we are sure is to be a real sexy emotional and funny read. We read it one sitting and could have kept going. It smacked of something new and intriguing and we can’t wait for more….We want and need MORE!

“Losing you was a wake-up call. You ripped my heart out…”

  

Purchase the ALL I WANT ANTHOLOGY 
Features some fantastic novella’s 
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all i want

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