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Thursday, November 26, 2015

Review: Jackson by Melissa Foster / @TastyBookTours @Melissa_Foster

Title: Jackson
Series: Wild Boys After Dark, Book 3
Author: Melissa Foster
Publisher: World Literary Press
Release Date: November 24, 2015
Genre: Contemporary, Romance
ARC Received From & Reviewed For: Tasty Book Tours

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Receiving a marriage proposal is supposed to make a women happy, but when Erica Lane receives a beautiful marriage proposal from her perfect boyfriend on the eve of her annual camping trip with her best friend, Jackson Wild, the first thing she does is jump into bed with Jackson.

Jackson’s all too happy to screw the annoyance out of Erica. After all, they’ve always screwed the hell out of each other when they were bored or angry, lonely, or too damn drunk to see straight.

But the marriage proposal changes everything, and their annual camping trip takes unexpected turns. Will a few nights in the wilderness set these friends with benefits free, or lead them on a path of destruction?

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Amazing, mind-blowing sex is an awesome thing. Sometimes it just isn't enough though.

Bryce's unexpected proposal put a spotlight on Erica's arrangement with Jackson. Friends with benefits, they knew each others' body and heart as well as they knew their own. But after the shock of the proposal wore off, after the glow of sex faded, it was painfully obvious neither Jackson nor Erica knew what to do about it. Erica was torn, wanting the security marriage would bring her but not wanting to give up Jackson, who was more than a fuck-buddy. Jackson faced the potential loss of the woman he knew was meant to be his but couldn't bring himself to lay his heart on the table and put to rest the notion that he wasn't able to commit, ever, to one woman.

I want to say this is a friends to lovers romance but it isn't. It's more of an eye opening romance. Faced with the reality that someone out there would want a future with either of them, they had no choice but admit (first to self, second to each other) that they couldn't live without them. As amazing as the sex is between them, it wasn't what tethered them together.

It was their hearts.

They'd had each others' hearts for years. It just took someone else proposing for them to see it, own it, and admit it.

This is a very different story than Logan or Heath. But I like that it is. I like that each brother so far has fallen in love differently. I hope it's the same for the final brother.

Melissa Foster is a New York Times & USA Today bestselling and award-winning author. She writes contemporary romance, new adult, contemporary women’s fiction, suspense, and historical fiction with emotionally compelling characters that stay with you long after you turn the last page. Her books have been recommended by USA Today’s book blog, Hagerstown Magazine, The Patriot, and several other print venues. She is the founder of the World Literary CafĂ© and Fostering Success. When she’s not writing, Melissa helps authors navigate the publishing industry through her author training programs on Fostering Success. Melissa has been published in Calgary’s Child Magazine, the Huffington Post, and Women Business Owners magazine.

Melissa hosts an Aspiring Authors contest for children and has painted and donated several murals to The Hospital for Sick Children in Washington, DC. Melissa lives in Maryland with her family.


  1. That's so understanding of you to see that everyone has their own love story. Sometimes it isn't as we might dream of it. Thank you for an awesome review! XOXO

    1. True. The fact that you gave each brother a different love story speaks volumes to me as a reader. So thank you for that :)