Friday, November 10, 2017

Review: True Abandon

True Abandon True Abandon by Jeannine Colette
My rating:  4 of 5 stars

Final Score - 4.5 Stars!

High school sweethearts, torn apart by a scandal.  One's life left in ruins, the other living a half life filled with regret.  Can you overcome your past mistakes?  Can you have a second chance after the sting of betrayal?

Those are the questions that make up Trish and Jackson's journey in TRUE ABANDON.

I love the alternating timelines set forth in the book.  We get to see the events of the past mixed with events a decade later.  After having had NO contact with one another, Trish comes face to face with Jackson again during a hurricane.  Trapped in a hospital together, they each must confront not only each other, the past event that caused such a fraction in their burgeoning romance.

I have to admit, I was really looking forward to their "reunion" of sorts - I wanted to see Jackson explain himself and his actions.  I wanted not only sorrow, tears, and gut-wrenching emotions, but I wanted an explanation of how this happened - I think we and Trish deserved an honest answer from Jax as to WHY?

Sadly, that answer didn't come until later and it was lackluster - which still leaves me with a bit of disappointment.  The premise and writing were solid as well as the emotional angst - I truly felt what Trish went thru.  Jax just left me sorta Eh?  I couldn't relate to his character at all and his reasonings fell short with me.  The secondary characters are entertaining - and quite frankly the saving grace of this book.

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