REVIEW: STARTING OUT SERIES by Jane Lark

Posted January 11, 2015 by Kris and Vik in Book Love, Guest Posts & Reviews, Home, Sultan Review / 0 Comments

Starting Out Series REVIEW

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ABOUT I FOUND YOU

Tomorrow is for regrets. Tonight is for being together.
On a cold winter night, Rachel and Jason’s lives collide on Manhattan Bridge. She’s running from life, he’s running toward it. But compassion urges him to help her.
His offer of a place to stay leads to friendship and trouble. There’s his fiancée back home in Oregon and a family who just don’t trust this girl from the wrong side of the tracks.
But when the connection between them is so electric, so right… everyone else must be wrong. And as the snow begins to settle on the Hudson, there’s nothing but the possibility of what could be – of this, right here, right now. Them.

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This was my first book from ms. Lark, and I really enjoyed it. I loved how sweet caring Jason was with Rachel. He knew she was broken and needing to handle her with care. He helped her when she had no one left and was a her lowest point.

I loved watching them grow and evolve together. Jason made Rachel want more out if life and to be a better person. Rachel made Jason see the fun In life again. They were both so young and carefree when together.

There was a good bit of drama and angst in this book. I didn’t like how Jason’s parents treated Rachel at first. It shocked me cause they raised such a beautiful and amazing son, but they didn’t show Rachel any hospitality. Then there was the issue of Linsey, Jason’s ex fiancé ( who is not a fan of Rachel either)  who gets dumped when Jason realizes he doesn’t love her anymore ( or ever he wonders).  She was such a bitch through out most if the book, it was very hard to enjoy her.

I can’t wait to see what the rest of the series brings. I will def be reading more from this author.

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ABOUT I NEED YOU

Don’t judge a person until you really know them…

The morning after the New Year’s Eve before…
Waking up to a new year with a killer hangover and hazy memories of a seriously hot hook-up the night before leaves Portia in an awkward situation… Did I, or didn’t I? The only way she’s going to find out is by standing up to the guy in question.
With no regrets, Justin is willing to play the gentleman and save Portia her embarrassment. Only then he gets a text saying, come over… and he’s not gonna lie – this is friends with a lot of benefits!
But no matter how good the sex is, there’s one thing Justin’s not down with: being this shallow rich girl’s secret…

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I really enjoyed this book a lot. It was prob my favorite of the three. I really like how Justin was true to himself and didn’t let  Portia get away with keeping him her dirty little secret.

Portia and Justin start a friends with benefit relationship, and at first Justin was enjoying it,till he began to felt like her little secret. Portia soon realizes she likes Justin and gets her mm back.

I love how real and refreshing justin and Portia where with each other. She was there for him and he for her. They both got through whatever life through at them and came out the other side better together. And the sex between these two?!? Holy. Moly. Donut. Shop!!

I loved how Justin stood up for Portia in the end and told her father to get his head out his a$$!!

Loving this series!

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ABOUT I NEED YOU

Guilt can eat away at you, but love can cut like a knife… 
 
Wanting his best friend’s girlfriend is a cliché Billy knows well – it’s the tightrope he’s walked for years.
But now Jason and Lindy have broken up and Billy can’t help but be there for the girl he’s loved from afar for so long. She’s hurting.

Fighting to find a road to the future, Lindy’s heart hurts.  She’s trying to escape the truth, but Billy keeps making her face it – and it’s ugly. How can she keep living when everything is made of glass and it keeps shattering?

Her one constant is Billy. Only, rebound isn’t his style and when Lindy starts to see him in a different light, he just can’t trust her. He’s no one’s second best.

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Ok so… This book was a little harder for me to get through. I knew it was going to be cause I was not a fan of Lindy since I met her in book one. I did enjoy getting into her head and seeing the reason as to why she was so …terrible at times. I felt bad for her once you learn her background and what she had to deal with, but so much could of been helped and/or delt with if she would of opens up to someone.

I honestly felt like billy deserved Sooo much better. However, by the end I really enjoyed the bond and relationship the made. I liked readig how Lindy went about improving her life an making amends with those she hurt or treated badly.

This was a really sad and heartbreaking tail at times, but they way that Billy and Lindy loved and supported one another was incredible to watch.

 

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Jane is a writer of authentic, passionate and emotional Historical and New Adult romance and author of a No.1 bestselling Historical Novel,’The Illicit Love of a Courtesan, as well as a Kindle overall Top 25, bestselling author. She began her first historical novel at sixteen, but a life full of adversity derailed her as she lives with the restrictions of Ankylosing Spondylitis. When she finally completed a novel it was because she was determined not to reach forty still saying, I want to write. Now Jane is writing a Regency series as well as contemporary, new adult, stories and she is thrilled to be giving her characters life in others’ imaginations at last.

You might think that Jane was inspired to write by Jane Austen, especially as she lives near Bath in the United Kingdom, but you would be wrong. Jane’s favourite author is Anya Seton, and the book which drew her into the bliss of falling into historical imagination was ‘Katherine’ a story crafted from reality. Jane has drawn on this inspiration to discover other real-life love stories, reading memoirs and letters to capture elements of the past, and she uses these to create more realistic plots. ‘Basically I love history and I am sucker for a love story. I love the feeling of falling in love; it’s wonderful being able to do it time and time again in fiction.’ Jane is also a Chartered Member of the Institute of Personnel and Development in the United Kingdom, and uses this specialist understanding of people to bring her characters to life.

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