Conquering Jazz by McKenna Jeffries

Liquid Silver Books

Contemporary, Romance

ISBN: 978-1-59578-430-8

Reviewed by Erys

   

 

When Jasmine accidentally blurts out her desire for sex with her best friend, she doesn't do it in a way that can be easily recanted. Not only that, but Reese isn't interested in letting her take back the words her unruly tongue let slip.

After they agree to “scratch an itch”, they come up with some rules. Ones that seem easy to follow at first, but become harder as time goes on.

Conquering Jazz will keep you on your toes through the steamy sex, the rowdiness of friends and family, and the heartaches of the past. The beginning of the story is hot and inviting, drawing you in for more. After I had read the first sixty pages I began to feel as if I was in a soap opera. We met a lot of Jazz's female friends, and her multitude of brothers. I can't tell you the exact number of them, but it seemed that her friends equaled the number of her brothers. To help matters, her friends were all strongly attracted to her brothers, and since all of them, male and female alike, were successful business owners, partners, or in a well paying job, things seemed oh so convenient. Slipping into other characters points of view also took away from the intimacy of Reese and Jasmine's tale.

Hoping for some spin off stories, because I did enjoy some of the banter between Jazz's friends and brothers, I kept on reading. I wanted to see Reese capture Jasmine's heart. Then the ex-fiancé appears on the scene, and Jazz pushes Reese away. I read on hoping that she didn't go back to the louse. Jazz's strong reactions to her ex and Reese really made me uncomfortable. I kept reading expecting something really horrible, but didn't find a good reason for Jazz to act as she did. A woman scorned will have anger and rage, but she kept referencing that none of her friends but one knew the whole sordid tale, and even when I learned that I kept waiting for something to be terrible enough to explain how she was treating Reese.

I thought Jazz wasn't good enough for Reese. While that sounds like a bad review, it's not. That McKenna Jeffries could make me feel so strongly for her hero is very good. I would have preferred some groveling on the heroine's part. If there are stories about Jasmine's brothers, I would definitely want to read them. Especially Mia's story.

     

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