October 23, 2010
Rating: 4 Cups
Walking talking cliché Jacob Riley is just one more child actor turned bad boy, only this time his money is not making it all go away. He is sentenced to four months in a community outreach center, but he may as well be sent to prison for all of the freedom he will have.
He could have crawled into a hole and died when he lost his partner Mac to cancer, but Ethan Myers took his grief and built on a dream. Mac’s is a place of safe haven and education in a community where literacy is a privilege and gang warfare is finally becoming less of a common occurrence.
Pissed hardly describes the feelings Jacob has towards his father for putting him in this situation, but unfortunately there is no getting out of it. He either does the community service or he goes back to jail. Babysitting a Hollywood hothead is the last thing Ethan needs right now, but when he meets Jacob “hot” takes on a whole new meaning. Jacob and Ethan butt heads right from the start, but as the days turn into weeks, Jacob’s eyes are opened to the truth, and what it means to really feel for the first time in nearly ten years.
What do you do with a grown man who walks, talks, and acts like the biggest ass on the planet? You let him kiss you. This seems to work for Ethan and Jacob, and yeah it works pretty well for this reader too! Jacob is the picture perfect Hollywood bad boy, but when raw unfettered emotions slam him, you get a front row seat to his awakening. He and Ethan feed off of each other’s personalities and emotions, and with the skill of R.J. Scott you are right there with them every step of the way.
Reviewer for Coffee Time Romance & More