This was one of those books that I went in based from the synopsis only. It sounded like an enjoyable contemporary that I would enjoy. But little did I know it was going to be one of those books that I LOVED and stayed up late 3 nights in a row finishing it.
This is one of those books that grasps your attention from the very first pages and keeps you hooked until you reach the end. The story starts off with every girls worst nightmare. Jada had been planning and waiting for her waiting day. She's about a week away, counting down every last moment and checking off the last few items on her to-do list. When she gets back to her condo she walks in something no woman should, her fiance having sex with her best friend and maid of honor. Unfortunately for Jada this just get worse from her.
She rents a house down in Lake Tahoe to get away from things. She decides to head out to brunch at a beautiful resort, and this is where she comes into contact with Johnathon ( READ BELOW FOR THE FIRST MEETING). He is pretentious, rude and full of himself. And also happens to San Francisco's newly appointed District Attorney. As the days go on, they get thrown in each others paths on several occasions, and even though she can't stand his audacity she can't help but realize how attractive he is.
As Jada is attempting to come to terms with her now called off wedding, she receives even worse news. Her ex-fiance Richard has been murdered and Jada herself, is the prime suspect. Her amazingly awesome and lawyer brother Bobby swoops in and gets her the best attorney around; Charles Kole. Who just happens to be Johnathon's father. But the kicker is as she starts allowing herself to fall for Johnathon, she realizes that if in fact the case goes to trial, Johnathon may be the one who can put her in jail.
Honestly, this short synopsis that I just summarized, is just the tip of the ice berg in the action of this story. So much happens, that even if I tried to create an itemized list, I would not be able to. But the true aspects of this story that grabs your attention and does not let go is the characters and boy there is a huge group of them and they are just so enjoyable to read and get to know.
Jada herself is just a marvel. She is thrown one bad thing after the other and she somehow she survives each and every thing with class and dignity. She is a successful business owner, but is also caring and compassionate and strong. But she also has her very vulnerable moments that are sweet and touching.
Johnathon's character is one that grows the most. He is pretentious ass at first, but the sacrifices he makes to protect his family and then eventually protect Jada is just plain hot and swoon worthy!)
The action in this book is what keeps you reading. Yes this book is on the longer side, but honestly, each page is refreshing and fun and keeps you reading. There was never one point where I was like, okay I hope this books wraps up. My own real flaw with this book, was that I felt too much happened. I just wanted Jada to catch one break. No one should have to endure everything that she did.
I caution you the ending takes a turn that I did not see coming, one which made me shed several tears, but all in all it added to this amazing, action-packed story.