A Pound Of Flesh by Sophie Jackson…ARC Review


A Pound Of Flesh releases tomorrow, 6/9




Lose your heart to your new bad boy book boyfriend. Wes Carter – sexy, edgy, behind bars, with emotional scars as permanent as the ink on his skin, just waiting to be healed by love…

Fans of Samantha Young, Jodi Ellen Malpas, Jamie McGuire, Katy Evans and Prison Break will find this powerful love story utterly addictive and unforgettable.

Their love is forbidden. But won’t be denied… Can true love heal the deepest scars?

For Kat Lane, teaching inmates at a New York prison is her way of upholding the legacy of her beloved father, murdered fifteen years ago. But when new student Wes Carter walks into her classroom, she’s shaken by the strength of her attraction to him. Carter is as handsome as he is dangerous, as mysterious as he is quick-witted – and he ensures people keep their distance. Yet vibrant Kat bypasses his defences and challenges him to reveal the real man behind the intimidating reputation. As their emotional barriers crumble, their inescapable but forbidden feelings cannot be ignored. But will Kat’s discovery of Carter’s role on the night her father died force them apart…or bind their hearts for ever?

A Pound of Flesh is a tale of loyalty, redemption and all-consuming love against the odds, introducing an irresistible bad boy hero…


My Review:

In the very first sentence of the synopsis of A Pound Of Flesh, the debut work from author Sophie Jackson, it says that you will lose your heart to your new bad boy book boyfriend and no other statement could be more true. I loved this book so damn much…from start to finish it brough about a ton of emotion and I completely fell in love with Wes Carter. He’s 100% my new bad boy book boyfriend and totally owns my heart.

Kat and Carter meet almost a lifetime ago, in the most horrible of circumstances. Neither one of them forgot the other. Neither on of them ever saw each other since that one horrible night. Until now, when fate throws these two lost souls together again in another set of unlikely circumstances. In an attempt to honor her beloved father’s memory, Kat winds up teaching at a prison. The very same prison Carter is serving time in. They don’t realize it at first, but their forbidden mutual attraction pulls them together again and eventually they will come to realize they had both been designed to come together again. The wounded good girl and the monetarily privileged, mad at the world bad boy. From the outside they seem like the most unlikely couple…but their hearts will never be able to deny that they are meant to be.

Oh my, this book totally rocked my world. I ignored all responsibilities today and devoured this book. I couldn’t stop reading. Carter is every bad boy I have every loved rolled into one delicious damaged package. My God, how I just loved him. He is smart, has a beautiful mind and a soft soul at the very center of him, but with a rough and sexy exterior that had me swooning. He reads the classics and has wicked tattoos. Rides motorcycles but gives thoughtful gifts. I just adored him. Kat is equally amazing with a strong sense of self and an innate need to be what Carter needs. I can’t blame the girl. She fights for him and for the love they’ve found. Fights her disapproving mother and all of society’s standards. Fights even Carter’s disbelief at times and his thoughts that he’s no good for her. I shed too many tears to count while reading their highly emotionally charged scenes and wanted nothing more than for these two broken people to come together and make a newly healed whole. I won’t give anything away but I will say that the epilogue had me crying big fat happy tears and now I’m in a major book hangover!

It’s hard to believe this book is the first work from this author, because it was just that good! I cannot wait to see what Ms. Jackson has in store for us next with Max’s story (and I hope we will get to see glimpses of what Carter and Kat are up to!). Thank you, Ms. Jackson, for absolutely giving me my next bad boy book boyfriend…I won’t soon forget this story!


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Four-and-a-Half Loves


Book links:

Amazon  |  B&N 

About the author:

Sophie Jackson, a schoolteacher from northwest England, writes fan fiction under the handle Jaxon22. Her first novel was the award-winning A Pound of Flesh. – See more at: http://www.simonandschuster.com/series/A-Pound-of-Flesh#sthash.uqPW7rSd.dpuf


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