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|Book 1 of 6 in The Alexanders|
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- File Size : 548 KB
- Publication Date : October 23, 2012
- Print Length : 372 pages
- Publisher : CrushStar Romance (October 23, 2012)
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Language: : English
- ASIN : B009VPR8KU
- Simultaneous Device Usage : Unlimited
- Enhanced Typesetting : Enabled
- Text-to-Speech : Not enabled
- X-Ray : Enabled
- Lending : Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #361,799 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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This could have been a good book; Ms. Malone appears to have some talent. But you'd never see it. Incomplete thoughts, the constant conversation interruptions used to stop revealing information to each other.
"The killer is-"
"Anyone for ice cream?"
(These are not in the book. Used only for illustrative purposes.)
I kept expecting organ music like in the old silent movies. Ms. Malone has to stop watching soap operas.
******TONS OF SPOILERS*******
The heroine's fainted. Hunky men arrive. Wakes, tells them something about anemia and not having eaten in a long time. No one feeds her. Not until THE NEXT DAY!
She claims she's locked out of her sister's house. Jackson has called a locksmith. Asks her on date and she calls her sister, gets the new code and accesses her sister's house to take her fancy clothes...AND NO ONE QUESTION THIS. What happened to the locksmiths?
The men think she's Raina? No questions. Ridley's picture in tabloids with Jackson? Raina wonders why no one thought it was her. Sam, Raina's bodyguard, reminds her it was because her shoots were so WELL-PUBLICIZED, no one would think the girl in the picture was her. I guess the men who rescued her, you know, the male HEROES, are just plumb STUPID.
Nick gives Jackson a folder full of incriminating evidence of bank accounts that Ridley has apparently hacked and scammed, and without blinking Jackson BELIEVES they're lies. A chapter or two later, he BELIEVES she stole money from HIS ACCOUNT!
Chapter Twenty-one: the most confusing chapter I've ever read. Who's talking first? Who's mad at whom (who?)? One minute, incredulity, the next hostility.
Now, chapter Twenty-Three! Jackson's older brother, Eli, BELIEVES she's not the one doing anything wrong in chapter Twenty. Two chapters later, and he BELIEVES she's guilty.
OH, wait, it gets better.
The Bad guy catches her. The dumb heroes come to save her. Bad man has a gun on her. SUDDENLY, she remembers talking to ELI on Sunday at dinner. What about? We don't know. She says Goodbye to Jackson, and drops to the floor, JUST LIKE ELI TAUGHT HER ON SUNDAY. WTF?
And then, the finale...Jackson, "I don't deserve you." Ridley, "We both made mistakes." Jackson, "I recorded our song." HUH?
I know I sound insane. But someone somewhere has to take a stand, some time. Please.
Ridley is fleeing from an unknown someone, and goes to her sister Raina's house. Raina previously sent her an email with the code to the house, and a note that said "you are always welcome". But she's changed the code and didn't tell Ridley. So Ridley faints in Raina's back yard, and is rescued by Jackson, a neighbor who thinks she is Raina and has been mysteriously locked out. It's a holiday weekend, so supposedly no locksmith can come to let her in. She accepts an invitation to stay at Jackson's. Remember that she is afraid someone is trying to harm her, but she carelessly agrees to stay in a house with two small children, potentially putting them at risk. Days later, Ridley keeps dropping hints or blatant statements that she is not really Raina, even giving Jackson and other family members her real name, but no one seems to catch on. Ridley and Jackson are attracted to each other, and no surprise, within a few days are sexually involved. Jackson invites her to a party, and even though she has no money (according to the early part of the book, she had just enough for one night in a hotel) she is excited about shopping for an outfit for the party. But wait! Suddenly Raina gives Ridley the code so she can get in Raina's house to borrow clothes. However, she does not move out of Jackson's house??? So many bad plot twists and only a little over halfway through the book. I really don't understand 4 or 5 star reviews discussing how well written this book is. I won't be reading more by this author.
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I have to admit, most of my problems stemmed from the characters of Ridley and Jackson. Let’s start with our hero…
From the get go it’s obvious that he’s a doting dad to his two young sons and a serious songwriter/producer. When we read his POV, it’s very clear he’s not after a serious relationship after the passing of his wife, the mother of his boys. And let’s be real, who could blame him? Yet… I expected more music to be interwoven into the story be it performances or jamming sessions. If he’s such a serious musician, he’s very 9-5 about it which just struck me as odd, almost as if he’s a session or jobbing musician in between work. Having said that, he is very much book boyfriend material.
Ridley… well. I have to admit she was the more irritating of the two. I’m sorry, if someone mistook me for someone else the way Jackson does, I wouldn’t go along with it. I would put them straight with a simple explanation – regardless of how ill or scared I was feeling at the time. It just really grated on me as she lied to everyone. Jackson’s acceptance of her really confused me too. I get that he’s not a cynical man, but to introduce an almost stranger to your family the way he did baffled me. I have a large family, and we welcome near enough everyone, but that just didn’t ring true – especially the way Ridley’s inconsistent with some of the things she tells him about herself – or he believes her to be. For example – she’s staying at his house because she’s locked out, yet once she comes clean about her identity, she’s back and forth to Raina’s house for clothes – It felt weird.
It took her over half the book for her to come clean. Once that happened, the book improved for me.
29% into the book, Ridley is lusting after Jackson. I understand insta-attraction, but this felt a little too serious and edging into the insta-love territory which is something I can’t stand in books. Thankfully, this didn’t happen, yet there was a lot of longing on both sides after they first have sex which got frustrating after a while.
The first chapter where Ridley and Jackson head out to the industry meal together is quite possibly my favourite in the book. The entire thing felt natural and really allowed the characters to get to know each other beyond the misunderstanding a lies, and away from Jackson’s house. It could quite easily have been a midpoint chapter in any other romance book.
The mystery side to the story was far too spaced out in the first 2/3 of the book. I wanted to know/read more about the mystery man who followed Ridley to build up to the big reveal which felt a little anti climactic because I’d almost forgotten about him. The big ‘action scene’ was well written and well paced, but felt too pivotal for the build up. It was almost as if everything else in the story was mere filler for this one moment.
The second half of this book was much better and more engaging, but sadly not enough to make me want to read more of the series. I’m just not interested in learning more about the other characters in the Alexander family.
On the whole, it wasn’t a bad book, but could have been so much better. I don’t quite understand how this series is a best-selling one, but that’s just my opinion. I guess it appeals to the masses. I’m glad it was a free download!
This author has a real knack for writing emotional, well-rounded characters that find themselves in the ultimate dream world of true love, and all that physically involves!. Add to that a fully functioning family prepared for all eventualities, even the broken and complicated life of Ridley Wells!!
Ridley's friend has been murdered and then her home was vandalised, so she heads to where she will feel safer. At her twin Raina's home. She's a supermodel but she's out of town. So when Ridley gets mistaken for her sister. She realises where better to hide but right under everybody's noses.
Jackson a single father, who knew what love was and lost it. He doesn't know how to open up his heart again, he is the joker, the kind caring guy, the amazing father and the goffball within his friends.
When he comes across Ridley for the first time he is shock at the sudden feelings he has, considering he thinks that she is just his every day next door neighbour that his sons are fond of.
The book is full of great characters - my favourite had to be Jackson - he is sweet, sexy, caring and protective, yet cautious with his heart since he lost his wife in a car accident.
The story is well written with some plenty of twists to prevent it becoming predictable despite the obligatory fairy tale ending. I read it in on sitting, definitely recommend and will be one clicking the rest of this series! The whole Alexander family are so captivating, loving, and damn Scolding HOT!
This story is about Jackson, a widowed dad to two small boys, and Ridley, twin sister to model Raina.
As you can imagine Ridley gets mistaken for her twin sister, and seeing as how she has gotten herself into a bit of trouble, she decided to play along with it.
As time passes she falls in love with Jackson, as he does with her, but when secrets are revealed it tears them apart.
As with all good love stories this does have a happy ending and no cliff hanger.
I really enjoyed this story so i will be downloading the next in the series.
A lovely easy reading romance story.