Tuesday, 12 April 2016

Jagger - MJ Fields & Chelsea Camaron - Review



MJ Fields & Chelsea Camaron


Jagger Caldwell is no one’s hero. With a reputation busting heads and breaking hearts on the underground MMA circuit, he lives for easy cash and easier women. But when he stumbles upon an all-too-familiar scene, painful memories awaken Jagger’s sensitive side and compel him to act. As a kid, he stood by helplessly as his old man beat his mom. Now, Jagger won’t let seventeen-year-old Tatiana Rand suffer the same fate. Nothing matters except saving her.
Tatiana is a prisoner in her own home, at the mercy of her violent father—until an unlikely savior bursts through her door and into her life. Six-feet-plus of tattooed muscle and raw power, Jagger is no prince charming—but Tatiana stopped believing in fairy tales long ago. Despite their differences in age and, well, everything else, the sexy bad boy sparks a fire that Tatiana never knew she had—and desires that only Jagger can quench.

I am a huge fan of both M.J Fields and Chelsea Cameron, so I was so excited to be able to review Jagger. 

Those who have read either Hendrix or Morrison the other books in the Caldwell Brothers series will be familiar with Jagger.  Jagger is a tattooed bad boy, a bit rough around the edges, but has a heart of gold.  All three Caldwell brothers are rough, tough and at times crude.  But when they love, the love fiercely and with their whole heart.  Jagger has watched his brother's fall in love and marry his quirky sister in laws. 

Jagger is Tatiana's savior.  He shows kindness and compassion to a stranger he is inexplicable drawn to. Tatiana and Jagger share a bond and an explosive chemistry.  They also share in common that they have both suffered at the hands of those who are supposed to love and protect you.   Tatiana is an old soul, she has been through so much and even though she is only seventeen, she has a maturity of someone much older. 

Jagger is a fighter, he strives to be a better man, the man his mother wanted him to be and to leave a legacy she would be proud of. 

"Just a man, Totty.  I'm just a man who was raised by a strong woman who taught her sons to love fiercely, protect always, and no matter how hard or long the fight, you never give up."

This is a heartwarming story told from dual point of view.   This book touches on the difficult topic of domestic abuse, which may not make it suitable for all readers. 

I really enjoyed this book.   I found the characters to be very easy to like for the most part.  I loved the connection and closeness the family shares.  The teasing and banter makes for a captivating, entertaining and enjoyable read. This book has the right amount of romance, suspense and angst that keeps you turning the pages to see what is going to happen next. 

I loved how the Caldwell brothers, and their partners appear in this book as well and continue their stories. I really hope that at some point Kid, will get his own story told, he has an air of mystery and seems like the sort of character you want to find his happy ever after. 

This book could be read as a standalone, but readers will definitely get more from the book by having read the other books in the series.   I have read Hendrix, but not Morrison and now want to go back and read his story to fill in the details. 

ARC kindly provided by Random House Publishing Group - Loveswept via NetGalley. 

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