by R.J. Scott
Release Date: April 12, 2017
Genre: M/M Romance
An actor on possession charges, hell bent on destroying his own life meets a man who quietly works to make the world a better place.
Jacob Riley is a typical Hollywood former child star with issues. He has already done prison time and at the age of twenty-six has been arrested again.
Ethan Myers is the owner and manager of Macs, an education center providing teaching and learning to local low income families. Losing his partner to cancer leaves him lost and alone and he buries himself in his work to start to mend his broken heart.
Sparks fly when Jacob has to complete his community service at Macs. Their relationship grows against a background of disenfranchised street gang members, arson, the Oscars, and despite their prejudices.
Can Jacob Riley be saved?
Jacob Riley is our run of the mill celebrity cliche, recovering addict and pissed off at the world. He is a self entitled jackass without remorse. He had a deal to get out of prison by serving a three months community service.
Ethan Myers is a pretty mellow character that had a lot on his plate, trying to run his community center with minimum fund is not a walk in the park. The last thing he needs is to babysit a celebrity brat.
The story started off promising with an enemies to lovers vibe. I love those. Jacob is so hateful and a class A jerk of epic proportion. He had too many issue to count, but most of it was not being explore. Ethan is dealing with grief of his own by losing his lover, but it isn't a big deal for their relationship development.
What really threw me is how easily Jacob just change. There is a mentioned of the time he spent at the center, but I didn't actually get to see his transformation. He just became a change man in my eyes just after one incident. But for what is worth, I do like the Jacob 2.0. I didn't even expect him to be the caring one in the relationship and doing all the right things. As for Ethan, I expect him to put up a bit more resistance in starting a sexual relationship with Jacob seeing as he is sort of in-charge of overseeing Jacob's community service. Bottom line is, for such a set up I'm expecting a bit more drama and complication.
RJ Scott is the bestselling romance author of over 100 romance books. She writes emotional stories of complicated characters, cowboys, millionaire, princes, and the men and women who get mixed up in their lives. RJ is known for writing books that always end with a happy ever after. She lives just outside London and spends every waking minute she isn't with family either reading or writing.
The last time she had a week’s break from writing she didn't like it one little bit, and she has yet to meet a bottle of wine she couldn’t defeat.