Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Review: Lovely Distraction by J.J.Dorn

I met him over five years ago, when I was still going to the University of Tennessee. I was on spring break and having drinks at a local bar called Havens at home in Huntsville. That was the exact moment when my path collided with Jamieson Wellington and my life was forever changed. He was unlike anyone I had ever met before. I knew I would never be able to forget him after that night, nor did I want to. But unfortunately for us, fate was not kind.

Now as I sit on this airplane about to leave for my bachelorette party in Las Vegas, I look up to lock eyes with the one person who continuously haunts me, day and night. I fight back a sick feeling in my gut, knowing my life has just forced me to a crossroads. I feel the static electricity in the air between us and I know I’m not strong enough to resist him. I never have been, but this time I have so much more to lose. This time Jamieson may just ruin me completely.

4 Loved It Stars!
Review by Jen Hagen
Five years ago Jenna and Jameison were in a relationship and things were going well between them until Jenna mentioned “I love you” after the best sex of her life.  After that she pretty much never saw Jameison again…unless you count that time when she opened his bedroom door and was greeted with a double surprise.  Jameison was running his family’s whiskey company and was informed that Jenna was a distraction.  Besides wanting Jenna out of the picture, they had another plan for him and Jameison was their puppet.

Jenna moved on from the pain of that past and is now a lawyer.  Jenna is on the airplane to Vegas for her bachelorette party when she meets eyes with the man she never dreamt she would see again.

What are the chances that the one that got away, or in my case the one that ran away, ends up crashing my bachelorette party?

And what a party it turns out to be!  The next morning is not as good as the night before because then there are all these questions…”what happened” or “what did we do?” that tend to put a damper on the festivities.  Never mind the fact that you are going to have to go home and face reality.

It is incredibly painful watching someone you love digest the fact that you have betrayed them.

Jenna’s fiancĂ©e is a real douchebag.  If he were a pimple, I would pop him.  Unfortunately he comes from a well-to-do family and has large political aspirations so Jenna’s actions do not sit well with him.  His family also has a lot of clout and this makes things very difficult for Jenna’s daily living.

Jameison on the other hand, is trying to make things right.  He may have made a colossal mistake 5 years ago, but he is attempting to own up to that and make certain that Jenna knows the truth behind his running away.  Yes he handled things very poorly 5 years ago, but he is really trying.  I am cheering for him 100% to get his girl back.

"I know I am the one that destroyed everything.  I get that, but it doesn’t mean I haven’t regretted it every day since. "

I am such a sucker for these stories that have an ugly breakup only to find themselves still in love with one another.  The story is told in present with flashbacks to the past so unfortunately we don’t get the completed back story until much later in the book.  There are several hold-your-breath angst moments and I crave those like my next diet coke.  Secondary characters will be featured in an upcoming installment and I look forward to reading more of this author’s work. 

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