November 18, 2019

Something About Jace by Jocelynn Drake & Rinda Elliot

Book Review

I like and really dislike this book at the same time, it hinges on my biggest pet peeve with authors, the lack of physical descriptions of the characters. I personally find stick people the opposite of romantic, I find I am unable to attach myself to a stick person emotionally, stick people are just lines with a round head and that is what Jace and Trent came across as. Alas as I was coming to the end of the book I actually read where Jace put his leg over Trent’s and he felt the coarseness of the hair. My god there is an honest to goodness real person in this book. Why is this book so aggravating to me? It’s due to the fact that the authors took such detail in telling me about how the characters look at each other but all I’m told is how handsome they are, I’m not hearing from the characters about why or what they see as they look at each other. Enough about this, I think you get my point on what I’m saying.

Now on to the good stuff. I enjoyed the heck out of the story, I especially enjoyed the location, being from Ft Lauderdale I can actually picture the Pineapple Grove the authors are talking about, it’s been a few years but we frequented that area quite often.

A couple of things that kept me waiting to see how the circumstances would unfold, a saboteur of the local art murals and how the relationship between an A-list actor and a local would pan out. The mural vandal didn’t really play any central part of the plot or the story, what it did do was add another layer of realism in the story, it offered something that happened outside of the developing relationship between Jace and Trent, just a little something to round out the story. How Jace would handle dating someone as sought after and highly recognizable as Trent went as expected. I mean we are reading a Romance so there is only one ending. It’s how the characters get to the ending that holds the interest. For me it was handled realistically and believable, the scenario of hiding in plain sight was fun. For me it was a fun and enjoyable time reading Something about Jace.

I give it 3 stars due to the fact that the characters weren’t flushed out with an identity. Thank goodness the story was good enough to pull through as I definitely would have given it high marks if I could have seen the characters.

Book Blurb

Gallery owner Jace Townsend loves his tiny hometown of Pineapple Grove, deep in South Florida. His life is filled with sunshine, blue skies, jogging on the beach with his dog, and the greatest friends a guy could want. What more could he ask for?

Love would be a great start. After his last relationship fell apart, Jace has begun to wonder if he’s ever going to find someone who would fit into his quiet life.

Of course, the last person who would fit into his life is a major movie star.

Trent Elrige is drowning. He’s constantly on the go from one movie obligation to the next. And after the last stalker got a little too close for comfort, Trent decides it’s time to take a step back and figure out what he’s doing with his life.

Pineapple Grove seemed the perfect spot to hide for six months and figure out his future. He just wasn’t expecting to be tackled by love so quickly.

But now that he’s found Jace, is he willing to risk everything he’s worked so hard for? And is Jace willing to walk away from his precious Pineapple Grove to be with Trent?

Book Info

  • Print Length: 219 pages
  • Publication Date: December 28, 2018
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC

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