Genres: Romance, Dark, MM Romance, Suspense, Violence, Triggers
My Rating: 5
Publication: September 15th 2017 (early release)
Read: September 11th 2017
POV: First-person dual perspectives
Standalone: *interconnected closely with the Damaged Control Series
I don’t want Jason Vega.
Not at all. I’d better not. It’s the worst idea ever.
Jason is handsome. Clever. Dangerous. Hot.
He’s goddamn gorgeous – but he’s also living on the street, hanging out with the local MC gang and selling his body for a living.
Our paths, our lives couldn’t be further apart. I’m crawling toward the light, while he falls into the dark.
But it doesn’t matter how different we are, or what logic dictates.
I really shouldn’t want Jason Vega – but I just can’t stop.
He’s under my skin, and sinking deeper…
This is the story of Jason and Raine (whom you met in JESSE-Damage Control 2, and OCEAN-Damage Control 5). It is M/M (gay) romance with hot boy on boy action, You have been warned!
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Oh my God! Oh my God! I am gutted! This book….f**king fantastic! 5 Stars! My full review coming soon!
5 Stars to Jagged Edge by Jo Raven!
Jo did it to me again! My heart and soul are never safe when reading her books. Jagged Edge was absolutely gut-wrenching, heartbreaking, panic-inducing and angsty. And I wouldn’t have it any other way as this is Jo Raven’s speciality. She will lore you in with the pretense of sexy, sinful heroes but once you’re invested in the story you quickly realize it is not cookie cutter romance. Your heart will beat louder and faster with each page. You will even want to physically hurt the antagonists. And when the HEA comes, you are so damn happy, you will cry. Because Jo’s characters deserve nothing less than their happily ever afters. As Jo mentions in her bio, she lives for torturing her heroes and that makes their HEAs all the more satisfying.
Get your tissues ready!
Raine and Jason…….
Jagged Edge is a standalone but interconnected with Jo Raven’s Damage Control series. If you’ve read that series then you know that Raine is Ocean’s brother. Jason was introduced early in the series with Jesse’s book.
Raine is trying his best to distance himself from his past. He is now living in the same city as his brother, Ocean, and working at the same tattoo shop manning the front desk. Raine is gay. I liked Raine a lot. He was really trying to be a responsible guy. Unfortunately he had a quick temper and was known to say things he later came to regret. He did this often with Jason, constantly making assumptions. Jason, however innocent he was, did not make it easy for Raine to trust him because of his way of life. A way of life that was beyond horrific and tragic. Way beyond. I don’t know how Jason survived to reach his twenties but he did. Jason was also gay. That in itself drew these two together, however there was so much more that kept bringing them together.
Trust was a big issue between Jason and Raine at first. Not only did they have trouble trusting (especially Jason), but the torment in that situation was that they wanted to trust each other. There were some misunderstandings as well. It was easier for Raine to learn to trust because of his circumstances. Once he figured out what he truly wanted, his first and only priority became Jason.
There is a lot of intense situations which include violence. Some violence is on the pages and a lot is inferred. This book has triggers and Jason in particular finds himself in the most horrific circumstances. I won’t go into details because this is a book where you don’t want to know what’s coming. I will say if you love intense, dark, and emotional reads, Jo Raven is an author that will not let you down. This book will be in my head and my heart for a long time to come.
As an afterthought I want to mention that even though this book is romance; it is not a typical one with dates etc. It is emotional, scary, and heartbreaking.
As I was given a complimentary copy of this book in exchange for my review; I will tell you that my review is heartfelt, honest and unbiased.
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About The Author:
Jo Raven is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author, best known for her series Inked Brotherhood and Damage Control. She writes edgy, contemporary New Adult romance with sexy bad boys and strong-willed heroines. She writes about MME fighters and tattoo artists, dark pasts that bleed into the present, loyalty and raw emotion. Add to that breathtaking suspense, super-hot sex scenes and a happy ending, and you have a Jo Raven® story.
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