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Saturday, August 4, 2012

Jack (Red, Hot & Blue #2) by Cat Johnson


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My Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

From Goodreads:  The best way to heal a broken heart is to jump right back on the horse. So to speak-

Red, Hot & Blue, Book 2

After watching the girl he-s crushed on for years fall for his best friend, the last thing special operative Jack Gordon wants is a vacation. If cooling his heels doesn't drive him crazy, doing it under his family's scrutiny will.

But once he's back home things get more than a little interesting. The new farm hand is cute, sexy-and his instincts tell him she's got something to hide. Luckily, he's got the skills and the backup to find out what.

Gordon Equine is the perfect place for Niccolina Campolini. The Gordons pay in room, board and cash. And they don't ask questions. Perfect for a girl on the run-until Jack shows up. Sexy as hell and far too inquisitive, Jack strikes sparks and suspicions that put both her body and her heart in danger.

Jack knows better than to trust a woman with as many shadows as Nicki, but the heat waves of their attraction are messing with his focus. And when her secrets catch up with her, he's not sure if he's protecting her from something, or protecting his family from her-

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

Warning: This book contains extremely stupid gangsters bearing guns, a bored team of special operatives looking for some action, and one Southern gentleman guaranteed to charm your panties off.

Still fresh from reading book #1 in this series (Trey), I thought I had a pretty good idea of what to expect in this second installment. And boy, was I wrong! Jack is completely different from Trey; different locations, different threats posed, different ways of handling the problem, etc. Although, I was thoroughly pleased to see many of the characters you were introduced to in Book #1 were the same (Jack's Special Ops "Brothers"). Even though it was different, it was just as good as the original (if not better)!

To me, it seemed as though Jack had more action than the original story, and I loved the way Nicki was introduced, and how she was worked into the overall story. It was good to things work out for Jack after his heartbreak in book #1.

Overall, "Jack" is a very enjoyable read (and quick, I stand by my thought that it was too short). I have already picked up Book #3 in the series (Jimmy), and I can't wait to see what happens!

My final words on Jack

NEGATIVE POINTS:
-  Too short! I would have loved there to be more to this book.

POSITIVE POINTS: 
+ It is a quick, easy & enjoyable read
+ Bringing in characters you already met in Book #1 to help Jack

 DISCLAIMER: I received an advanced copy of His Jilted Bride in exchange for my honest review. This has not reflected on my review in any way.

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