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Saturday, August 25, 2012

Jimmy (Red, Hot & Blue #3) by Cat Johnson


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My Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

From Goodreads:  Social butterfly and a soldier in the Special Forces—a match made in…bed.

Red Hot & Blue, Book 3

Special Forces gave Jimmy Gordon the undercover skills of a chameleon, but nothing prepared him for Amelia Monroe-Carrington, the governor’s hot, redheaded daughter. She thought she was seducing a banquet waiter, and he let her.

His next assignment pulled him from her bed and into the worst six months of his life. Images of Lia were what kept him alive imprisoned in Kosovo, and even now he’s home and recovered, she’s still in his head.

For her father’s political career, Lia has always done the appropriate thing, right down to dating a senator’s son. Her one rebellious act, an incredible night with a totally inappropriate man, ended when he disappeared. And then never called.

When they unexpectedly meet again, the pull between them is stronger than ever, tempting Lia to stop sacrificing her own happiness for the family dynasty.

This book has been previously published and has been revised and expanded from its original release.

Warning: Contains incredible one-night-stand sex hot enough to withstand time, distance, and some really nasty terrorist torture.

It seems that I have become a bit addicted to the "Red, Hot & Blue" series by Cat Johnson. Each book is fresh & different (although a bit too short in my opinion), and it would seem that "Jimmy" is no different.

"Jimmy" is set six months before "Trey". It brings a lot of the original characters (including Carly) into play, and it gives you another insight into the dynamic between the brothers. I found the dynamic between Jimmy and Lia to be fantastic, even when he comes back into her life after six months of being held hostage by terrorists (facts that she did not know leaving her to believe he had dumped her). I did find a slight issue with their circumstances surrounding their original one night stand, wouldn't there be security in place to keep the Governor's daughter from taking random men into her hotel room? Don't get me wrong, I'm glad there wasn't as that scene really set the stage for everything to come, but it seemed like there was something missing.

I admired Lia at the end, her openness about her sexuality and her ability to go after what (and who) she wants. Also, the way she stood up for what she loved, and did what was best for her life was nicely written and easily relate-able.

My final words on Jimmy:

NEGATIVE POINTS:
-  Too short! I would have loved there to be more to this book. What happened after Lia moved in? There seemed to be so much potential for the characters that was left untapped. I'd love to see more about them!
- I wish there would have been more details around his capture. How did it happen? What happened when he was rescued? I feel more about his rescue could have been touched on here as well.

POSITIVE POINTS: 
+ It is a quick, easy & enjoyable read
+The banter between the brothers is all too relateable. Especailly the part about being "smacked with a wooden spoon" . It made the book seem more like an actual "re-telling of events" than a "fictional story".
+ I absolutely adore the "true love" theme that has been present throughout these first three books.

 DISCLAIMER: I received an advanced copy of Jimmy (Red, Hot & Blue #3) in exchange for my honest review. This has not reflected on my review in any way.

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