Monday, March 21, 2016

JACKSON'S TRUST by Violet Duke. Join the Tour!

Fourth Down Series #1
Author Violet Duke
Release Date:March 8, 2016

New York Times bestselling author Violet Duke kicks off her fun and sexy new Fourth Down series with a heartwarming friends-to-lovers romance between a no-strings-attached sports analyst and the hottest damn tomboy he’s ever met.
It’s no secret that sports analyst Jackson Gray doesn’t do relationships. What is a secret, however, is the reason why. Jackson’s life is . . . complicated. And it doesn’t help that his current hands-off “friendship” is with the cute-as-hell new sideline reporter he’s assigned to train. Turns out, not only is the woman damn sweet, she also knows as much about football as he does. Like it or not though, Jackson has to remind himself that sex is the only thing he has to offer . . . until now.

Leila Hart’s fast-growing friendship with Jackson is something she’d never risk, no matter how unbelievably seductive the reward. Becoming an NFL sportscaster has always been the goal, and thanks to Jackson’s fierce support and mentoring, it all finally seems within reach. Problem is, a girl can only take so much of that sexy-as-sin voice whispering dirty, filthy football stats in her ear before she loses all self-control. A workplace romance with Jackson is a disaster waiting to happen, especially for someone with big dreams . . . and secrets of her own.

My Review:
I have never read a story by Violet Duke before, but I thought that this was a pretty good start to a new sports-themed romance. I also liked the difference that Jackson was a sports analyst instead of one of the players. He and new hire side-line reporter Leila are attracted to each other, but both think it's best that being friends is best. Hmm, yeah like that's going to happen. There is a lot of chemistry between these two people, and they both have things in their lives that they don't want to share.
     Football is such a complex world, on the field and all that it entails. I liked that Jackson wasn't all ego and as head analyst, he wanted his staff to excel in what they did, not just with Leila, but others as well. He was a generous mentor. I enjoyed Leila who was strong, sassy, and knew what she was talking about.She also wanted to be taken seriously in the male dominated business.
      The banter between the two was fun and sexy. I loved that Jackson continued to call Leila "Sunshine". But the story wasn't all sweet. There are some conflicts thrown in dealing with family, ex's, and the complexities of all things in the business end of sports and football. All in all, Jackson's Trust is an interesting story and I can't wait to see what the next story in the series is about.

Advance praise for Jackson’s Trust

"Violet Duke's writing jumps off the page and grabs you from the first sentence!" -- New York Times bestselling author BELLA ANDRE, #1 bestselling author of The Sullivans series

"Hot, sweet, and filled with tender moments, Violet Duke writes heroes that make me swoon!" – New York Times bestselling author KENDALL RYAN

"A delightfully fresh read...Violet Duke delivers it all!" -- New York Times bestselling author JEN MCLAUGHLIN

“Emotional, heart-wrenching, and oh-so-sweet...Violet Duke has me hooked.” -- New York Times bestselling author L.P. DOVER

"Well-written kindred souls...Jackson and Leila are a couple you don’t want to miss! --New York Times bestselling author HEIDI MCLAUGHLIN

“I love this hotter side of Violet Duke…still sweet & emotional, but with a bit of extra sizzle.Jackson’s Trust is a must-read.” -- New York Times bestselling author Sawyer Bennett

NEW YORK TIMES & USA TODAY bestselling author Violet Duke is a former professor of English Education ecstatic to now be on the other side of the page writing wickedly fun contemporary romances filled with strong, unique heroines and memorably romantic heroes. With just under a million books sold to date, since becoming an author in 2013, Violet has appeared on the USA Today bestseller list thirteen times and the NYT bestseller list three times, with the additional honor of charting in the Top 10 across the major eretailers both in the U.S. and internationally. 

When she's not feeding her book-a-day reading addiction, Violet enjoys tackling reno projects with her power tools, trying pretty much anything without reading the directions first, and cooking impossible-to-be-duplicated 'special edition' dishes that laugh in the face of recipes. A born and raised island girl, she spends her days in Hawai'i chasing after her two cute kids (daughter Violet & son Duke) and similarly adorable husband (their ringleader).

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  1. Great review. thank you for hosting JACKSON'S TRUST today!

    Crystal, Tasty Book Tours

  2. It sounds like you really enjoyed this book!