Is it too much to believe that someone keeps returning to your life because it’s meant to be?
Zane Carson is an idealistic young man with one big skeleton in his closet when he first meets Jennifer Manders in college. They date only to break up soon after. The sexual attraction is like an electromagnet but they fight like alley cats. The relationship just isn’t worth it.
Zane’s band Fully Automatic breaks big about the same time Jennifer finishes college. One summer afternoon, they meet for coffee and sparks fly once more. It’s off again, on again, but they just can’t make it work and break it off for good, deciding it’s not worth the effort.
But Zane is drawn to her and, during a break in the music action, he tracks her down again, willing to change himself for her and needing to give her one last try. The attraction is as strong as ever, but now Jennifer is hiding something from Zane—something big, something that threatens to extinguish the spark for good. When Zane discovers her secret, will he be able to forgive her or will that be the end?
ARC received from author for an honest review
Jade C Jamison is back with her hard rockin' boys from Fully Automatic.
Now Jet/Clay is my man from this series, but I've got to say, Zane could give the mana run for his money.
If you love someone set them free. If they return, it was meant to be. Right?
But what if they keep returning, and each and every time it is as messed up as the last/
That is Jennifer and Zane's history. Rinse. Lather. Repeat.
What started out as a somewhat sweet romance years ago has turned toxic over the years, with Zane unable to be the man the Jennifer wants - no, deserves. Gah, I wanted to nut punch him at times for the things he was doing. He really was the old sex and drugs and rock and roll cliche personified.
Things have changed up a lot since the last time they were together, and there is so much more to consider than there has ever been before.
Locked and Loaded is at times poignant, gut wrenching, heart breaking. But there was always that little ray of hope. Hope that they can make it this time. Hope that Zane has finally got that reason to get and stay clean and sober. That Jennifer really can be enough this time.
That sometimes love really is enough to keep fighting for.
But you will have to read for yourself to find out if they get their HEA
Thank you Ms Jamison for another wonderful addition to the Bullet series.
Excerpt“Oh, Zane, this place is amazing. Why haven’t I ever heard of it before?”
“I can tell you exactly why. Three reasons.” She raised her eyebrows as he raised his index finger. “One, it’s almost downtown, and I know you avoid downtown like the plague. If I recall, you said something about rather losing a limb than walk the Sixteenth Street Mall again.”
“I said that?”
“Well…maybe that was a little drastic.”
“Yeah, probably.” He lifted the bottle of Dos Equis and then said, “Two, it’s a little hole in the wall. It doesn’t advertise like some of the bigger restaurants—no billboards, no newspaper ads, shit like that.”
Jennifer nodded. “Okay, yeah. And what’s number three?”
Zane leaned over the table and whispered. “It’s kind of a dive.” Jennifer couldn’t help but giggle. “But in a good way.”
She laughed out loud at that. “Yeah, definitely.” She picked up a chip and dipped it in the warm queso next to Zane’s bottle. “The food is amazing so far.”
The waiter came by with a pitcher. “More water, señorita?”
“Please.” After the waiter was back on his way, she said to Zane, “I love it. I love the people and I even love that stupid TV in the corner.”
Zane glanced over. “Yeah, well…”
“No, seriously. They don’t have the sound on, but it somehow makes it feel like home in here, you know? Lights and movement, but the sounds are coming from the kitchen and some weird soundtrack.”
Zane breathed through his nose, putting on a look of mock horror and said, “What if it’s our soundtrack?”
“What do you mean?”
“What if this is our movie? A movie about our lives…and that’s the soundtrack?”
Zane grinned. “What?”
“One…if this is our movie, it’s pretty damn boring. No car chases, no sex scenes, no snappy dialogue—”
“Says who? My dialogue’s plenty snappy.”
“Two, the soundtrack sucks.”
“Well, don’t be telling them that.”
“And…I don’t have a three. I guess just two.”
A smirk covered Zane’s face. “And we can take care of the sex scene later.”
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Jade C. Jamison was born and raised in Colorado and then shuffled all over the state from one little town to the next. As an adult, she’s done some traveling and moving around, but Colorado will always be her home, and she often references her home state in her books. Jade’s day job is teaching Creative Writing, but writing itself is her passion. She enjoys writing about strong female protagonists who have made a bad choice or two along the way but find a way to pick up the pieces and learn from their mistakes.