Don't Let Him Go (I Want Morrison Book 1) Kindle Edition
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Jack is an activist. He can't help but constantly get in bad "arresting" situations.
This is a wonderful love story. Well written. Thoroughly enjoyed this book.
Jack Morrison, left his family life and disappeared for five years after a crisis of conscience. He returned to run a non-profit organisation trying to help low income families retain their living arrangements. The problem with this is that it is in direct oppostion to what his family does, owning a large corporate legal firm. Their newest hire Candace has been tasked with the job of babysitting Jack and making sure he stays out of jail due to his penchant for protesting.
Sparks fly immediately between Jack and Candie, however he is her client and they are basically enemies as far as their work lives are concerned. Her parents are born activists and she can see the good that Jack is trying to achieve.
This whole story was well paced, had great dialogue, hot sexual tension followed with great sexual chemistry and a great support network. Can't wait to read about the other Morrison siblings in the near future.
The entire story was told in first person, mostly through Candace’s POV. A portion of the book was devoted to Jack’s first person POV. This is book 1 in the ‘I Want Morrison’ series, so called because each book tells the story on one Morrison sibling. This is Jack’s story, the eldest Morrison child.
Candance Gleason…Candie to her dad and Jack…has finally achieved her dream. She is a new lawyer at a top firm, ready to work her way up the corporate ladder. Just when she thinks she has it all figured out, she is assigned to…Jack Morrison.
Activist, devilishly handsome, reckless, he is the bane of his family’s empire. And a major thorn to Candance. Except now she is hired to keep him out of jail, trouble, and the media spotlight. Not an easy task for someone who delights in thumbing his nose at anything and anyone who gets in his way. Someone who seemingly lives to taunt and tease.
One the surface, this looks like a case of rich kid rebellion. It goes much deeper. Jack’s arrogance is actually a driving passion to make positive changes in other’s lives. Underprivileged people’s lives. He is not above using his privileges to aid in his quest, to help those less fortunate, those being beleaguered by his own ‘type of people’.
Ms. Harris does a fantastic job of creating Jack, a multi-layered character who has so much good to offer if one can see past what seems like obvious character flaws. What I did not care for, and what keeps my rating a little lower, is the constant use of the character’s names in dialogue. While I personally like the name Jack, and see the need to identify who is speaking to whom, I do not care to see their names each and every time they are spoken to. There are better literary tools to identify who is being talked to. This is truly a case of “less is more”. IMHO.
Next, initially I found the whole premise of a family–specifically a wealthy, driven, family like the Morrison’s, hiring their newest firm lawyer to “babysit” their grown son a bit farfetched. If they waited, and gave him enough rope, he would surely hang himself, get jailed for a lengthy stay, and it would put an end to the activist activities that plague the family. It would be must cheaper, quicker, and easier than wasting a babysitter to keep him leashed. For that reason alone, I nearly stopped reading.
However, I am glad I kept on. The story goes much deeper than that summary. The Morrison family does not want Jack in jail, or in any trouble. To avoid spoilers, let me just say when I kept reading, and got to know the family, and Jack’s motivations, better, the loyalty and bonds between them–and the sibling rivalry–between them all became clear.
Lastly, the chemistry between Candace and Jack felt real. Their dialogue–sans the repetitive name usage–was witty and fun. The shift from irritation to attraction was gradual enough to make it believable. Candace’s move from realizing all her dreams to inheriting a pain in the butt to falling for him once she witnesses his motivations make her real as well. The pacing is great. Candace and Jack’s opposite personalities make a great mesh.
Overall, I enjoyed this book 1 in the I Want Morrison series. It is a stand alone book with no cliffhangers. I would like to give it 3 1/2 stars.