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Luna's in hiding, she had a bad breakup with her ex where he trashed her place and stole her car so she stole a 'little black book' and ran, changed her name and is now working two jobs that she hates and is living in a dump. Her stripper roommate has had a man over for a few nights and they're constantly at it but she's never seen him. She gets up to get a drink in the early morning and who should be sitting half naked in their tiny kitchen..... her childhood crush and ex friend Jake. Great banter and some witty dialogue ensues.
Jake's a very alpha, charismatic, handsome man of few words, he's wild and reckless and tells her to start packing she's going with him and takes over when she refuses and she also finds out he's ruined her jobs too. So with no money, no work so no income, nowhere to stay her options are low so she has to go with him but there's trouble on the way to his place and she soon finds out that he's famous too. He's rich but where does his money come from... well slowly she pieces it all together but he's a bad boy man-whore and he's no good for her and he tells her so. However, their sizzling chemistry wins out in the end and there's some nice sex scenes but there are so many questions about why she was there, questions about him, loose ends and people causing angst and interfering that she knows that their blossoming relationship can't lead anywhere.... no matter how she tries. And just who does the little black book belong to because it's not her ex's and it's a powerful weapon but who can she trust.... if anybody.
But this listen was so ANNOYING with my pet peeve of "he said", "Jake said", "Luna said".... on and on and on it went during every conversation then you start getting focused on what words are they going to use instead of "said" like "I asked", "he replied", "she demanded", "I told him", "I pleaded"..... arghh (I'm pulling my hair out) it was so bloody distracting. It was also totally unnecessary because the narrator was good at all the various voices and it has me wondering if the Author or Production Team took the time to actually listen to the book because if they did then they would hear for themselves just how utterly frustrating and painful this feature makes a listen.
Worth a credit? Told from Luna's POV, good storyline, interesting characters, building plot and budding love story and, if you can overcome all the "saids" (as I had to because I became hooked) then this was a creditworthy listen but it has a CLIFFHANGER ending. I think I will get book 2 because I want to see how their story ends but I know it will be another painful listen. If I knew beforehand about them I wouldn't have purchased this listen.
6 of 6 people found this review helpful
Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?
Not if I want people to like me! No
Would you ever listen to anything by Sabrina Stark again?
Only if she promises to stop using the phrase "he said" "she said". Call me slow but when two people are talking you can generally get away with this direction once or twice however its used throughout the story like punctuation. Grrrr
How did the narrator detract from the book?
don't know don't care
Could you see Jaked being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?
Well I didn't finish the book so I wouldn't expect the series to get past the pilot episode
Any additional comments?
Please go back to book keeping>
6 of 7 people found this review helpful
Loved this book with its loveable characters and great storyline looking forward to the next instalment would recommend
is a little irratating when there is a male and female voice but the lady telling the story still says "he said" and "she said" ALL the time when it was clear due to voice changes who was saying what. In the 59 chapters not a lot has happened and just cannot believe iv listened to 8/9 hours and yet all I can tell you is he's taken her to his and filled her wardrobe with designer clothes. I will download the second in hope the book gets a LITTLE exciting.