Jaded

Jaded

By Ali Parker

  • Release Date: 2015-04-27
  • Genre: Contemporary
Score: 4
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Description

From Best Selling Author, Ali Parker...

Love is a Lie.

As a photographer for the New York Post, Kari Martin was used to seeing heartache and scandal up close. But one night at the club… her whole world changed.

Heartbroken and willing to call off her wedding, she decides a change is in order and moves from NYC to a small town in Maine, where the average age of the residents there is sixty (or thereabouts). She works to fit in perfectly, and tries like hell not to let anyone find out just how very jaded she’s recently become over the lie called love.

Jake Isaac left Texas quite a few years ago; his heart torn from his chest, and his mind set on being a bachelor forever. Maine would welcome him, give him land to explore and a community to belong to. Getting a job as the coach of the local junior high and serving on the fire department kept him busy — and labeled him a hometown hero — but the truth of his damaged heart was forever hidden.

No one would ever know just how jaded he was about love. That is… until he meets Kari.

COMPLETE STORY - HEA.

** 18+ Explicit sex scenes & foul language.

Reviews

  • Wow!!!

    5
    By Paiyne24
    I just couldn't put this book down! I wish it was longer. Can't wait to read about the others!
  • Great promise but doesn't deliver completely

    3
    By Oohlala25
    Has a lot of promise and could've been great but too much surface not enough depth. Loved the basketball away game scenes and Jake racing back from the funeral for Kari, but Kari never explored her relationship with Frank and why it fell apart, and never resolved the issues with her dad. A lot of misspellings and grammar issues and the reference to the waiter as the "Asian boy" was offensive, please get a proofreader!
  • Jaded iBooks version by Ali Parker

    5
    By Annomonity
    HOT! I want MORE!! Jake and Kari start falling for each other, both have been hurt by the exes in their past relationships. Now after a short week of bumping into each other things start to Really heat up! Lisa still wants Kari's brother Marc who came down for a few days to help the girls' move from NY to Maine. Will Marc be waiting? Sicily thinks Jake's friend Drake is a self centered jerk!,but does Drake have feelings for Sicily?
  • Waggling?

    3
    By Supercalifragilis
    Loved the characters and story line, but the waggling of eyebrows could have been a class at Drake's gym. I also found several editing mistakes...nothing major...but it had me waggling my eye brows...just kidding...but a little variety works. A detailed reader will pick up on the repetition. However, I will be reading about Christmas in Texas.
  • So much potential

    2
    By Kimbo1216
    I almost gave up on this book. A few times. The entire beginning was way too drawn out. The first 7 or 8 chapters could have easily been done in a simple prologue with a lot of the mundane details cut out. Then more time could have been devoted to devoting Kari and Jake's relationship. Also the writing was sometimes good and sometimes weird. Random metaphors that didn't work. I wish I could remember the one that really threw me off because it was doozy. But again, it came down to development. Too much development in some areas, not enough in others. But about midway through, I did start to care and feel for the characters. I was glad I stuck with the story. However, if the writing continues like this, I do not see myself picking up later books in the series. *****SPOILER ALERT****** To expand on my above complaint. I really wish chapter one were the prologue. Skip all the New York crap (especially since the lifestyle didn't feel believable from what I know of life in NYC--says this Texan, lol). The New York stuff was superfluous at best and added nothing to the story. Instead, I wish she had just skipped straight to the Maine stuff then spent more time letting Kari and jake get to know one another. I also felt there should have been some inner monologue about kari and how she felt about moving on from frank so fast. We learn early on how uneasy she felt about the relationship, but for her to jump into the next one without addressing her moving on seemed odd. Oh well. It was free. Worth the read but skim the first 9 chapters or so.
  • Love the author but.... no

    1
    By Ocrd
    This book missed the mark big time. I have thoroughly annoyed many of her other books but this one was not in line with her other books. I almost never leave reviews and read a ton but honestly had to say- skip it! I'm sorry :(
  • Jaded

    5
    By Wprincess95
    Always great to see two deserving people get a love they deserve after the misery they have suffered. Great story.
  • Jaded

    5
    By Dixilee
    A nice romance!
  • Jaded

    5
    By KimBJeffries
    This book was absolutely stunning. The only flaw being that I wish there was more to their story. Ali always leaves me wanting more!
  • food writing, to slow

    3
    By suganiquemac
    the authors dialogue is great and i like the dynamic between the three friends, but far to slow paced. to much focus placed on the friends and maybe one day ill finish reading the entire story, but not today. good story but not if you are looking for a fast paced romance story line

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