Monday, 16 April 2018

Let me love you - Jessica Jayne

Let Me Love You
Jessica Jayne
Publication date: December 18th 2017
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance
Twenty-three year old Ren Haynes returns home after graduating college with two goals–start his engineering career and claim the heart of his parents’ thirty-one year old divorced neighbor, Stacey Williams.
Stacey is nursing her broken heart and shattered ego. Not only did her ex-husband have an affair, he got the woman pregnant. Picking up the pieces of her life isn’t easy, so when Ren taps into her need to feel desired again, she finds herself in a position she never imagined.
Can Ren help to rebuild her confidence and convince her that age is just a number?

Author Bio:
Jessica is a born and raised small town Ohio girl, who moved to the Sunshine State after graduating from college. She graduated from college with a bachelor’s degree in English. What college major could possibly be better than one that makes you read novels and write about them! Now she is thrilled to be able to share all the hot stories floating around in her head!
Jessica loves to travel and travel often! She shares her love of travel with her husband and children. She’s a huge sports fan, especially football. She the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Ohio State Buckeyes! She’s a wine-making (and wine-tasting) aficionado. She loves all music. And nothing is better than sunset at the beach!
In the journey of life, she also married a wonderful man and had three beautiful (and sometimes crazy) children. Life is always an adventure!

My Review 

After the breakdown of her marriage, Stacey wants nothing to do with men and relationships. The son of her next door neighbour has very different ideas. Ren has had a crush on Stacey for years and now that he knows that she is available, he wants nothing more than to win her over. Stacey is far convinced, she thinks that Ren is far too young for her and wants different things. Ren decides to show her that he really is the man of her dreams

On the whole, I liked both Ren and Stacey. I didn't have a problem with their age difference, it is only eight years and they are both adults. It was clear that Ren really cared for Stacey and wanted to make her happy. Having said that, where this book didn't work for me, was the way that Ren went about things. He knows that Stacey is reluctant to get involved with him, but rather than slowly win her around, he pretty much forces himself on her in the kitchen. I''m not suggesting that she isn't willing, but he's just a bit too over the top. At this point, he's not sure if she likes him like that and if she didn't like him, then this book is suddenly very creepy. I know that some people find the whole overpowering man thing sexy, but I don't get it. He also gets very possessive when Stacey is out with another man, again, it's bordering on creepy.

On the whole, I didn't dislike this book. I just couldn't help that feel that there were a few things that just didn't sit right with me. Had Ren set out to win Stacey over first, before the hot sex scenes, or maybe if we'd seen more of their friendship beforehand, it might not have felt so creepy. I still think that it was a well-written book with good characters that are very likeable. 


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