Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Fix You - Melissa's Review of A POUND OF FLESH by Sophie Jackson

Title: A Pound of Flesh
Author: Sophie Jackson
Publisher: Gallery Books
Publication Date: 6/9/2015

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.


A Pound of Flesh is a great story with lovable characters, and a hard as nails plotline. It's the epitome of Fate, and the personification of "what's meant to be will always find a way".
Kat, the main heroine is very relatable. She's a flawed and troubled girl of privilege trying to find herself amongst the chaos of a controlling mother and friends who "just want what's best for her". She's understandably unsettled with her life thus far, and feels she owes a debt to her fallen father and hero.
After taking a teaching job at a local prison, Arthur Kill, Kat crosses paths with a ghost from her past that others convinced her didn't exist. Kat is thrown head first into a series of stressful situations and is forced to face the truth of painful memories that plague her thoughts and nightmares.
Carter is a punk ass inmate at Kill with a devil may care attitude, plenty of lick-able tattoos, and a mouth you're not quite sure if you want to kiss or smack. His venomous words can't hide the undeniable intelligence that lurks just beneath the surface, nor can it mask the pain of his own childhood demons.  
Can this woman, born into love and privilege, who was then robbed of the only hero she's ever known—save this boy who was never truly given a chance? Or is it too late for the both of them?
Find out when you get your copy of A Pound of Flesh by Sophie Jackson!
4.5 Stars!

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