Series: Bowen Boys #4
on March 8, 2016
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Since James Bowen married Elle Cooper’s sister, tall dark and handsome Jack Copeland has become a permanent fixture in Elle’s life. A silent, rather annoying fixture, with his arrogant aloofness and my-way-or-the-highway attitude rubbing her the wrong way. So she does what any self-respecting woman would: aggravate the wits out of him.
Party girl Elle Cooper is everything covert operative Jack Copeland doesn’t want in a woman. Outspoken, sassy. A smartass. Too bad when he closes his eyes, all his mind conjures up is her. To everyone else, he comes off as intimidating and unapproachable. Everyone except Elle. So he does what any self-respecting man would: stay the hell away from her. But when Elle gets herself in deep trouble, all of Jack’s protective instincts kick in, and keeping his distance is no longer an option.
Elle’s already complicated life takes a downturn, and she’s given two choices: go to jail or stick with Jack.
With Jack and Elle in such close proximity, sparks are flying all over the damn place and it’s only a matter of time before they ignite. The only question is, who will kill Elle first? The vicious drug cartel hunting her or Jack?
“Elle Cooper, twenty-eight. Loves chocolate and cheesy music. Smart-ass. Works hard, plays harder. Makes me laugh and hard and angry, all at the same time. Elle Fucking Cooper, my pet, the bane of my existence.” He took her chin and forced her to look at him. “Pet is very personal. Pet means a hell of a lot to me.” ~ Jack Copeland aka Borg.
Jacked Up. What an apropos title to an awesome installment in a series that keeps getting better and better! I had fallen in love with the Bowen brothers in book one, hook line and sinker. I couldn’t wait for Jack’s story. There’s something about the silent brooding type that just makes me wonder. So I wondered, and heck I did not expect any of this!!! He’s dark and domineering with a heart. Jack has had a thing for Elle since the first time he laid eyes on her. The catch? They drove one another nuts. Literally.
The banter between these two had me laughing out loud! The dialogue was superb and the sexual chemistry between the two? Holy hotness!! I adored her smart sass and his take no prisoner attitude left me a bit weak in the knees. The story that unfolded was a bit different for Ms. Aycart. I loved the suspense and intrigue and at one point she left me saying wait. Whhhaaattt?? It was awesome.
If you loved this series, do not pass go, do not collect two hundred dollars. One click this book now!! Heck, even if you’ve not read the series, this can be read as a standalone and is a must read for any hot-guy alpha connoisseur. Trust me. You will not regret it. This is a wonderfully written book. It has a gripping storyline that has you falling in love with not only the main characters, but falling for the ancillaries again as well.
“You learn to forgive yourself and move forward. You face your fears head on, and the pain. You don’t bury them. Cry as much as you have to and yell and get mad at the injustice of it all. Get rid of that anger and despair so that the good memories can take center stage.” ~ Jack
Name: Jack Copeland
Affectionately known as: the Borg
Occupation: He won’t tell. He’d have to kill you if he did.
Love: Elle Cooper
Worst habit: his my-way-or-the-highway attitude. According to Elle, of course, because he thinks there’s nothing wrong with him lol
Quote: “I prefer my women silent.”
Name: Elle Cooper
Affectionately known as: Pet
Occupation: flight dispatcher, Zumba for seniors instructor, physiotherapist, teacher of English for foreigners etc etc. We could be all day long here if you want a complete list.
Love: Jack Copeland
Worst habit: According to Jack, her smartass mouth. She has a comeback for everything.
Quote: “And I prefer my men with a working brain, but we can’t always win, can we?”