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Monday, December 15, 2014

Book Tour, Review & #Giveaway: Want It by Jennifer Chance @Jenn_Chance @TastyBookTours

Want It
Rule Breakers # 3
By: Jennifer Chance
Releasing December 9th, 2014

In the latest tantalizing Rule Breakers novel from Jennifer Chance, an irresistible alpha male follows his ex into a deadly standoff—and reignites a heated affair.

For Erin Connelly, being a good girl isn’t such a bad thing. She’s working her dream job at a Boston art gallery and staying out of trouble, which is more than she can say for her deadbeat mom. Unfortunately, her mother’s latest misadventure lands her in the clutches of a Mexican drug lord. Now the only person who can save her is the one man Erin has no business asking for help: the sexy-as-sin army ranger who just so happens to be her former high school sweetheart.

Zander James is no gentleman—and no officer, either, thanks to Erin. Four years ago, she made a call that terminated his highest aspirations . . . and their relationship. He’s never forgiven her, but when he learns that Erin’s embarking on a half-baked rescue mission, he sure as hell can’t let her go alone. Now, with a treacherous enemy lying in wait, the electrifying tension between them may just be Zander’s undoing. Because while he may be able to keep Erin alive, he can’t promise to keep his hands off her.

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4 Stars

I thoroughly enjoyed this book! It’s well written and the storyline kept me interested. It’s got a little bit of suspense, though not enough to put it in that category. There was room for action and for the story to grow in that direction, however the author chose to focus on their relationship. It’s complicated enough without throwing too much into the story from the sidelines. The reader has to be focused on them, or the angst and depth of emotion would be lost in the shuffle. The characters would have seemed too deep for the plot. So, I think she had a nice balance.

Erin and Zander are both really complex characters. They have layers that are damaged and buried deep under a façade they have protected. However, it seems that they are each other’s own brand of kryptonite. The only person who can break the façade and heal or destroy those damaged layers.

The history between these two is full of angst. Their relationship as teenagers was intense and hot, explosive even. The problem was that neither of them really knew how to handle the intensity. They were both still trying to find themselves amongst less than ideal home lives, though Zander’s was certainly a pittance compared to Erin’s. Unfortunately, that meant it basically imploded.

Erin is strong and independent, but she is also naïve and a huge pessimist. She doesn’t want to receive anything, whether it’s a gift or offer of help. It was a little too much for me sometimes, I got a little tired of her attitude. Not to mention the thing that drove Zander crazy about her was also my biggest pet peeve. She expects the worst, ALL THE TIME. She just looks for reasons for situations to fail, accepting that fate before she has any idea which way it night have gone. I didn’t dislike her though, and I definitely had sympathy for the situations that made her that way. So, even though I was really frustrated with her at times, it didn’t make me want to stop reading.
Zander is strong, sexy, and intelligent. He’s obviously got a big heart but he is seriously scarred from his fall out with Erin, and then from losing his father before being able to patch up their relationship. He’s quite lost, but when Erin comes to him for help, despite his hurt and anger, I think he senses that she is a life line. That she has the ability to help the world make sense. He fights those instincts pretty hard, but on some level, he knows they are there. He’s got some alpha in him and it definitely adds to his appeal.

There are some pretty steamy scenes that will have you reaching for some ice! The amount of sexual tension between them just explodes when they let go. There is also a tenderness between them that is sweet and helps build a foundation under the rocks they are stumbling through.

The only reason it’s not 5 stars is that it didn’t grip me quite enough and Erin had a few too many moments where I was really annoyed with her. Even more than that though, was the epilogue. It didn’t leave me feeling content and satisfied. It wasn’t solid enough for me. I honestly would have preferred for it to end where it did without it. However, these things aren’t enough to keep me from recommending the book. As I said, I did enjoy it. I’m interested to go back and read the books preceding this one. As well as keeping my eye out for the next one. 
Jennifer Chance is the award-winning author of the new adult Rule Breakers series. A lover of books, romance, and happily-ever-afters, she lives and writes in Ohio.

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  1. Lori, thank you for hosting me and for reading and reviewing Want It! I'm glad the story overall worked for you! :)