Sunday, September 8, 2013

Blog Tour Review & Giveaway: Rock Bottom by Jade C. Jamison

Rock Bottom (Bullet Series, Book 2)
By: Jade C. Jamison
Ethan Richards has fought depression and a host of other demons all his adult life, and it’s caused him to lose everything—his wife, his son, his friends, and he almost loses the one thing that means the most to him—his band. He hits rock bottom and believes there is no way out.

Enter Jenna McCormick, a feisty drug and alcohol counselor, a woman with her own share of troubles. She finds Ethan intriguing but keeps him at a distance while trying to help him face life without crutches. She feels a spark but denies it, knowing that a relationship with unstable Ethan could be dangerous for both of them.

Ethan knows what he wants, though, and isn’t used to being told no. Jenna isn’t willing to risk Ethan losing his tenuous grip on sobriety, however, and is prepared to deny her deeper feelings to help Ethan climb out of his hole, but he learns how to let go of his pain when he finds that someone is prepared to walk with him through the shadows. Can he convince Jenna that they should take a chance on love or will they forever deny their feelings in an effort to keep Ethan on the straight and narrow?

*ARC provided by author for an honest review*

I am going to admit, I didn't have high hopes of liking this story. Not because i don't live this author (I do!) but because Ethan was a character that I absolutely hated after reading Bullet. As far as I was concerned, he was unredeemable. So, my thinking was along the lines of no matter what he has to say, he is still going to be an a**hole! 

But the teasers that the author posted leading up to the release made me think twice. I figured why not read it? Worse case scenario would be that I would feel justified in my feelings for him. And just maybe, by some miracle, Ethan might find a way to worm his way into my heart.

Well, you know that saying "miracles happen everyday"? They obviously do because this book has turned me into an Ethan fan!

The one thing that truly made me finally open up my heart to him was the fact he manned up and took responsibility for his actions and life. He finally made the decision to finally get clean for all the right reasons and he owned it. I felt so proud of all the steps he took to stay clean and get the help he desperately needed. 

I think the major take away I had from his book is that everyone has a story. Some not as pretty as others, such as the case with Ethan. And while in no way shape or form does what we learn in this book excuse his treatment of Val over the years, it does make me understand it better. Because he was already broken when they met. He was just too proud, stupid, and most of all, scared, to seek help. 

And I think Jenna was a perfect fit for Ethan. She was strong enough to not break under the pressures of his recovery. But at the same time, she was damaged herself which is what I think balanced them out. She needed him just as much as he needed her. I loved the fact that she didn't take crap from him and had no problems with putting him in his place when needed. Their relationship showed me a whole new side of Ethan that we never got to see with Val. 

Overall, Rock Bottom was a great addition to this series and I loved getting to finally understand Ethan. There is also no cliffhanger even though this is a series.   

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Jade C. Jamison was born and raised in Colorado and has decided she likes it enough to stay forever. Jade's day job is teaching Creative Writing, but teaching doesn't stop her from doing a little writing herself.

Unfortunately, there's no one genre that quite fits her writing. Her work has been labeled romance, erotica, suspense, and women's fiction, and the latter is probably the safest and closest description. But you'll see that her writing doesn't quite fit any of those genres.

You'll have to discover Jade's writing for yourself to decide if you like it.


1st ~ Signed paperback Rock Bottom








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