Wednesday, July 22, 2020

Book Review: The Jezebel

I don't know about you, but I feel like I'm in this reading slump right now. I was on such a roll this summer and I feel like I've slowed waaaaaaaay down. I am so glad I rallied for this one though. 
The Jezebel - Dylan Allen 
Stone Rivers is a sin I can’t commit.
After years of playing the trophy, puppet, perfectionist,
I’ve forgotten who I am.
Until the boy from my past walks back into my life.
Handsome as sin, charming beyond belief—Stone Rivers is temptation personified.
Our combustible chemistry shatters my resolve.
His blistering kisses remind me of everything I used to want.
But, our present is just as messy as our past,
And reckless as it may be, I can’t let him go.
My name is Regan Wilde.
I’m a mother, a sister, a daughter.
But Stone and I?
We’re a scandal in the making.
Let me start by telling you that I have a few books from Dylan Allen on my shelf, courtesy of The Bookworm Box, that I have yet to read, so this? This was how I popped my Dylan Allen cherry and LORD. I'm almost afraid to read any of the others because I can't imagine them being better than this. 

And I say that as someone who reads a lot of romance and I'm kind of a snob at this point, but I'm also getting lazier with age and pickier. 

I will tell you right out of the gate that this? This was 5 stars for me. Easily. 

This is very much the story of a couple of kids who meet when they are far too young to know what life would bring, but Stone knows right away that Regan is special. But fast forward. Now they are grownups, Regan has children to think about, married, and has kind of gone the way her family always meant for her to and Stone is... not in that lane, in fact he's a doctor and that's swell. 


It becomes clear that once they come together that what is between them is really meant to be but is it? The entire thing is a scandal and could blow up badly if they don't tread carefully. The consequences are definitely there but you know what else is here? Passion and the absolute certainty that Regan and Stone are soulmates and could not be more in tune with each other. I absolutely loved this one and if there was ever a time I wanted a book to be a movie? *This is it, and I say that in my most girl squealing voice!!* 

I loved these characters, I loved the author's writing and so much of this is a gut punch and makes your heart squeeze. I cannot recommend this one enough. I'll have to read another one of the author's books on my shelf and if it is half as good as this, they might get moved up on my shelves to favorite author area. No joke. I loved it. 

A huge thank you to Social Butterfly PR for having me on this tour, I'm so glad I was on it! It's now going to make me read some more of my back list books that I'm so mad I've waited on! 

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Why Girls Are Weird said...

Okay I think I NEED this book in my life!

Shooting Stars Mag said...

I'm glad you loved this one! It's so nice to have those big, five star reads that you just fall in love with. And I'm a huge fan of characters that I can love. :)