This was a fun, sweet, smexy and heartfilled second chance at love story with a well thought out and executed little mystery woven into it filled with interesting characters that kept me turning the pages to see what would happen next with Jax and Megan’s relationship as well as find out just what the stalkers endgame was.
Jackson aka Jax is working on living a civilian life, but the guilt over an incident that occurred while still in the military is a huge weight on his shoulders that he cannot shake. I loved Jax. The man is a total take charge alpha male with a protective streak a country mile wide. He has his moments of going beyond being a neanderthal, but it’s not because he needs to feed his ego, it’s because he needs to protect those he calls his own. He’s charming and playful and has a heart of gold, even if he doesn't always acknowledge it.
Megan left one world behind to follow her dreams and through hard work, perseverance and a good dose of being in the right place at the right time luck she has achieved rock royalty status. I loved Meg’s moxie. She sassy and has a genuine and generous heart. I loved how she fought for what she wanted and didn’t have an issue voicing her opinion when necessary.
I loved how Jax and Meg were brought back into each others lives and how it kicked off their second chance romance. It wasn’t an easy one, what with the whole stalker thing and all the crazy that it brought with it, but it was a fun, smexy, sometimes frustrating, and yet ultimately satisfying one as we not only got to see them fight for each others happiness now, but from when they first collided. Being able to see who they were when they first met and who they were now was fun because in some ways they were the same in other not so much, but what was blatantly obvious was the spark between them had never died.
The writing was engaging and I was hooked from the very beginning. The 3rd person dual POV was done well and I thought the whole stalker issue was well thought out and executed. It kept me on my toes throughout the book wondering when the stalker would strike next and in what way. The supporting cast of characters were well written and added depth and entertainment to the story and I’m hoping that we get to see more of all of them as the series progresses.
~ Copy provided by the publisher via NetGalley ~
Five years ago they fell in love after one whirlwind summer. Now she's an internationally famous musician and he's officially out of the military, but when their worlds collide, can they keep things strictly professional? Sweet, thrilling, emotional, and sexy, fall in love with Megan and Jax in USA Today bestseller Sidney Halston's Kiss Marry Kill.
He's been chasing a memory . . .
It was just supposed to be a regular Thursday afternoon…and then he saw her. Sitting in seat L214, one seat over from his at the baseball game, right next to her douche of a soon-to-be-ex-boyfriend. An impromptu kiss for the kiss cam, and Jax knew his life would never be the same. Five years and a tour in Afghanistan later, Jax is back stateside running his own private security firm, Iron-Clad, with his best friend. He isn't the man he used to be... but Megan isn't the sexy and sweet, though sheltered, twenty-two-year-old he left behind, either. And she's in trouble.
...but now they're on the run.
Megan Cruz has made something of herself. She’s turned her dreams of pop stardom into a reality. But when a deadly stalker breaks into her home claiming to be her number-one fan, the only person she can turn to is the boy who got away. But Jax isn’t the same carefree charmer who stole her heart, then broke it when he joined the military. This man is seductive, hard, guarded. And he'll do anything to protect what's his.
USA Today bestselling author, Sidney Halston lives her life with one simple rule: “Just Do It” Nike, and that’s exactly what she did. After working hard as an attorney, Sidney picked up a pen for the first time at thirty years old to begin her dream of writing. Having never written anything other than very exciting legal briefs, she found an outlet for her imaginative romantic side and wrote Seeing Red, among four other novels currently in the works, including the sequel to Seeing Red. That first pen stroke sealed the deal and she fell in love with writing.
Sidney lives in South Florida with her husband and children. She loves her family above all else, and reading follows a close second. When she’s not writing you can find her reading and reading and reading… She’s a reader first and a writer second.
When she’s not writing or reading her life is complete and utter chaos trying to balance family life with work, and writing (and reading). But she wouldn’t have it any other way.