The first time I met Jax Blackwood things went a little sideways.
In my defense, I didn’t know he was Jax Blackwood—who expects a legendary rock star to be shopping for groceries? More importantly, a blizzard was coming and he was about to grab the last carton of mint-chocolate chip.
Still, I might have walked away, but then he smugly dared me to try and take the coveted ice cream. So I kissed him. And distracted that mint-chip right out of his hands.
Okay, it was a dirty move, but desperate times and all that. Besides, I never expected he’d be my new neighbor.
An annoying neighbor who takes great pleasure in reminding me that I owe him ice cream but would happily accept more kisses as payment. An irresistible neighbor who keeps me up while playing guitar naked–spectacularly naked–in his living room.
Clearly, avoidance is key. Except nothing about Jax is easy to ignore—not the way he makes me laugh, or that his particular brand of darkness matches mine, or how one look from him melts me faster than butter under a hot sun.
Neither of us believes in love or forever. Yet we’re quickly becoming each other’s addiction. But we could be more. We could be everything.
All we have to do is trust enough to fall.
What a great story! I have literally read hundreds of books this year and this is my very first by Kristen Callahan. So much heart and depth. So thoughtfully done with a touchy subject. I loved the long “foreplay“ before they ever became…well, what they became. (Don’t want to give away the story.) I also loved the random footnotes. I’ve never read another book that had the author’s thoughts along the way. I literally laughed and cried and loved the story of Stella and John. This may be my new favorite author!
Pretty good read
This third installment of the VIP series I had some mixed opinions regarding brooding but sexy survivor, Jax Blackwood and fiesty but vulnerable Stella Grey. Their love story had mixture of ups & downs with mental illness like depression and panic attacks during their rocky and but endearing budding relationship throughout the book. It was an original ‘meet cute’ on how Stella unintentionally stole Jax’s heart by taking the last mint chocolate chip ice cream with an daring quick kiss😂😂😂!! More sexually tension between them after Stella discovered Jax is her neighbor when she was temporarily pet sitting for Killian and Libby. I admire the straight forward and sensitivity that Kristen put into Jax and Stella’s story especially with the aftermath of Jax’s failed suicide attempt two years back. I liked how Stella interacted with Jax and eventually fell for him despite of his faults and issues with depression and panic attacks. It’s very human and impressively told with no holding back on how Jax copes and just being unconditionally loved & cared by Stella despite of the obstacles in front of them not to be afraid to fall for each other.
This is a book I would read several times. I loved Stella and Kohn and how the author told a wonderful and real story True love and longevity in a relationship is about dealing with the bumps in the road