Title: His Ever After (Love Square #2)
Author: Jessica Ingro
Release Date: October 29, 2013
Genre: Contemporary / Erotic Romance
Blog Tour Hosted by: The SubClub Books
All is fair in love and war.
Jacob Matthews learned that lesson the hard way when he discovered just how far some people will go to win someone’s heart.
When fate brought Samantha Monroe back into Jacob’s life, he finally started to believe that his world was going to be complete. He loves Sam with the kind of intensity that burns deep and scalds your very soul. But fate had other ideas in mind, forcing him into a life filled with cold touches, long silences and complete misery.
Brooke Dugan had to have Jacob Matthews. It didn’t matter that he was in love with someone else, she always got what she wanted. And what she wanted was Jacob. Brooke vowed that she would stop at nothing until Jacob was tied to her forever… in both life and death.
Find out what happens when lies are revealed and the bitter truth comes out. Hearts will be broken and bonds will be tested.
Everyone is worthy of love – even Jacob, but can he find his happily ever after?
I was provided an ARC in exchange for an honest review. When I got this on my kindle, to say I was excited was an understatement.
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If you read Love Square, you were probably left with your mouth WIDE open, like me. I tried to understand how the author hit me with a train that I never saw coming. The ending was epic! If you don’t think she can top that ending, you’re totally wrong! His Ever After will blow every reader away. Just when you think you know what’s gonna happen, it doesn’t. The things you thought you knew, weren’t true. I get giddy just thinking about how much I enjoyed this read.
Your heart goes out to Jacob in this one. He is truly a broken man. Love hurts. And this reality hits Jacob. Hard. He is not quite the man he was in Love Square. And just when you don’t think things could get worse, they do. I was like WHAT! I need to read that again. WHAT?! That happened?! Yeah it happened. My mouth was left hanging open. Again.
“I had my chance at happily ever after, though. I held a precious, beautiful butterfly in my hands but let it get away.”
Jacob loves Sam. Sam loves Jacob and Aiden. (#team Jacob!) Oh and Brooke is still in the picture. Lies and secrets become revealed in ways you couldn’t predict. The more the truth comes out, the more angsty this story became. I loved every minute of it. If you have plans for the day cancel them. Once you pick up this book, nothing in real life matters. As if there’s real life when Jacob Matthews is around!
“All I want is to take her in my arms and love her for the rest of my life”
“…I want to feel that way all the time. It’s like a little oasis away from the shit storm I’m constantly living in. I enjoy every respite that she gives me.”
Holy freakin’ swoon. Jacob Matthews. I have added you to a list of my obsessions. I am having the hardest time not believing you’re real. #justkidding #jacobisreal #donttellmeanythingdifferent #bestillmybeatingheartjacob #jacobgetslonghashtagsbecausehesaboss
What I loved most about Jacob’s POV is that we truly get to see him as a person. We see that he is vulnerable. He wants love, yet believes he is not worthy of it. His path to destruction is hard to read about. But then, there is a light to bring him out of darkness. I get the FEELS just talking about this! #jacobmakesmeemotional
The writing of this story gripped me right from the beginning. Jessica’s style of writing draws the reader in a way that most authors are unable to do. Jacob is a passionate lover. He loves with conviction. There is no doubt in his love. Jessica, you shattered my heart to pieces and put it back together, when I least expected you to. You gave me the best heartache I’ve ever had.
Good books are not predictable. They bring out emotions in you that are not expected. What made this an excellent book is that it went beyond that! A definite favorite of this year! His Ever After made me swoon, cry, throw things, and laugh. It made me believe in true love. That things happen for a reason. That one should believe in love above all things. Love never fails. It conquers. His Ever After captures this perfectly.
“You only get one person who completes you. One person who gets who you are and helps to make you better without trying to change you. One person that you can make babies with and grow old with. One person to share your dreams and hopes with. One person to hold until you die.”
**Check out my FIVE star review for Book One, Love Square, HERE!**
Where is everyone?” I call out as I walk from the kitchen through the living room, finding no little munchkins in there.
“Helloooooo!” Still no noise.
“You can’t hide from me! I’m going to find you!” I continue taunting them as I make my way down the hall. I can hear little giggles coming from behind Grace’s closed door.
“Shhh! I don’t want him to find us!” Grace whisper-shouts at her sister.
“I am being quiet! You’re the one laughing!” Candace tries to quietly argue back.
“No, you’re not!” Grace states loudly back to Candace this time. I bite my lip to hold back my own laughter. I pause outside the bedroom door and quietly put my hand on the doorknob.
“Ready or not! I’m going to get you!” I yell, as I bust through the door. Grace shrieks and runs to the left, while Candace attempts to scramble on the floor to the right.
I grab Candace, while dashing across the room for Grace. We all fall onto the bed laughing. Stuffed bears and Barbie dolls go flying everywhere as we roll around on the bed, their little legs and arms flailing around. The girls struggle to get away while I tickle them as best I can, considering all the squirming they’re doing.
“Stop! Stop! I’m going to pee my pants, Uncle Jacob!” Grace shouts breathlessly and pulls on my hand. And that right there is my cue to stop what I’m doing. I so do not need to take a bath in urine.
Grace runs out into the hall and slams the bathroom door behind her. Candace leans into me and wraps her arms around my waist. I kiss her hair and look over at Kara, who is sitting in a tiny chair in front of a table, set up for a tea party and littered with makeup. She has a wide smile on her face and she’s wiping the tears caused by her laughter.
“You’re so good with them,” she says, looking as though she is thoroughly impressed with my interactions with the girls.
“It’s nothing really. I mean, look how great they are. It’s easy to spend time with them.” I rub Candace’s back, while her head rests on my chest.
“It isn’t nothing. Not many men would get right in and play with them like you do.” She looks out the window muttering, “It’s actually pretty damn sexy.” The last part she said so quietly, I almost didn’t hear her. Well then… Kara thinks I’m sexy. I can feel my ego swelling from her words.
“Hmmm… well that’s good to know.” I wink at her and head over to the table to see what craziness they have going on. It’s not at all because I have the sudden urge to be closer to Kara. Definitely not.
“You want to play tea party with us, Uncle Jacob?” Candace asks and then sits down in the chair across from mine.
“Sure. I can always go for a nice cup of tea with a couple beautiful girls.”
Grace comes barreling in like her hair is on fire. “Don’t start without me!” She shouts at us.
I put my arm out to stop her from running into the table and lower her into the chair next to me.
Candace sets the white and pink cups with saucers in front of each of us while Grace prepares the “tea” in her pink pot. She pours us each a cup and we pick them up and pretend to sip our tea.
“This is the best tea I’ve ever had,” Kara says in between sips.
“I agree.” I pick up a plastic cookie and pretend to chew. “And these cookies are even better. Did you make them yourself?”
“Noooooo! Momma made those!” Grace laughs and picks up her own cookie, looking at me like I’m crazy for even asking the question.
We continue playing tea for a while before the girls turn their attention to the makeup Kara had gotten out for them earlier. I’m beginning to feel hive-ish watching them pick up the different tubes and jars. I have a feeling I know what’s going to happen if I stay in here much longer. Don’t get me wrong, there have been times where I’ve worn a feather boa or had some sort of necklace or bracelet dangling from my body. I’ve even played Barbies with my nieces. I mean – I pretended Ken was a secret spy while doing so, because if I’m going to be forced to play with dolls, they better be as cool as James Bond. But never – and I mean never – have I worn makeup and I really don’t want to start now. There are some streaks that are meant to not be broken.
“I think I’m going to head down to the man cave and see what your dad is up to,” I say while making my move towards the door.
“No!” Grace shouts and starts to push me down by my shoulder. “I want you to play dress up with us. Please!”
“Yeah. We hardly ever get to see you anymore. You can’t leave us to go watch TV with Daddy,” Candace adds in with a cute, little pout on her face.
And that’s how I find myself – hook, line and sinker – wearing eye shadow and having glitter dusted on my face. The amount of fun the girls are having is well worth it. The smiles and laughs are priceless in my opinion. As long as it doesn’t leave these four walls, my rep will still be intact.
“So, how do I look? Hot, right?” The girls just smile big and nod politely. “Maybe you guys should give me a mirror to look at and see for myself.” I reach for the mirror across the table, but Kara gets there before me.
“You have a little smudge, let me just…” Kara trails off while her thumb swipes my temple where I must have eye shadow smeared. Her hand rests on the side of my face, while she gently moves her thumb back and forth. Her eyes look over into mine and you can hear her sharp intake of breath. For several seconds we do nothing but stare at each other. Her blue eyes are like looking up into a bright, cloudless sky. I watch in fascination, as her pupils slowly dilate and fill with desire. Her pink tongue darts out and wets her lips. Without my consent, my body starts leaning towards her. She’s pulling me into her, like a moth being drawn to a flame. Just as I’m about to cover her mouth with my own, Grace and Candace start arguing, effectively breaking the moment. Kara pulls away quickly, stating rather weakly that she needs to make a call before leaving the room.
Shit. What the hell was I about to do? I can still feel the breath from her mouth on mine and her damn blue eyes are burned in my brain. This is not good whatsoever. Haven’t I learned anything from all the shit that’s happened this last year? Keep your tongue in your mouth and your dick in your pants. I just need to keep reminding myself that.
About the Author
Jessica grew up in Central New York. She spends her days as a Security Analyst at an IT consulting company. She spends her free time reading books and developing ideas for her own stories. Writing is her secret passion that she’s been fostering since elementary school, when she wrote her first book about a puppy. Writing has always been one of her secret dreams and she can't wait to share her stories with the world.
She currently lives in New York with her husband and three dogs.
She currently lives in New York with her husband and three dogs.
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