Sunday, July 26, 2015

ARC Review- Ending a Torn Past (Journey, #2) by Melissa L. Delgado

Mark those calendars, ladies!!
Jax is coming to you this August 3rd!!
Title:  Ending a Torn Past (Journey, #2)  
Author:  Melissa L. Delgado
Publication Date: August 3rd 2015

Plot:  A present life worth moving on for. A past best left to memories tucked away.

Jaxon Dean has reached a point in his life where everything is as it should be. He has the personality, the looks, and the charm, to basically get whoever he desires—except Cassandra Tyce. She's immune to his playboy ways, quick wit, and over indulgence of himself. There is only one time he can recall having to work as hard to snag the one he had his sights set on…

At a much simpler time in life, all he had to worry about was passing classes, hitching a ride to places, and collecting phone numbers. Although on his first day of high school, Jaxon found not every girl was susceptible to his charms. Could one person truly change his overzealous ways? 

An unexpected turn of events can leave even the toughest ones lost without hope... Hope of ever recovering, of ever wanting to see tomorrow, of ever feeling true happiness again.

With the help of Cassandra Tyce, Jaxon will learn that sometimes, lying to oneself can be the sole reason a person stays torn.

*This book contains adult situations and some explicit language.*

 My Review 

☆ I received an ARC via the author in exchange for an honest review. Thank you! ☆

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“I always knew, no matter what, she’d be mine. We thought we had forever, time was of no importance. No one could predict, no one could make sense.”

Jaxon, Jaxon, Jaxon. I always knew that there was always something hidden beneath your snarky, playboy, tatted up, and carefree exterior, but when I got to see underneath I was astounded and heartbroken for you. To have everything you could want in the world and have it all taken away in a blink.

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Those of you who have or maybe not read bk1 of this series, Jaxon “Jax” Dean is the younger brother of Drew and Kennie’s best guy friend from childhood.

He’s the life of the party, the ladies man, and not one to want to settle down with any woman. Only meaningless, no strings attached sex for him please.

That is, until he meets Cassandra “Cass”/”Blondie” Tyce~

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One of Kennie’s two girl besties. Cass is the opposite and quite different from any female he’s ever encountered since ‘her.’

Cass is hardworking, confident, and quick to call out Jax on his BS and shoot him down on his advances as she sees fit.

She and Jax indulge on a frivolous relationship, one filled with no commitments or expectations, and soon both find themselves bargaining much deeper than both could ever have had imagined.

I really loved both Jax and Cass, along with, the rest of the “Journey” crew. Their love story isn’t an easy one, as Cass still battles pangs of her foster home upbringing and Jax is merely a broken shell of a man he once was.

A lot of this book focused on coming to terms, letting go, opening yourself up to people…your own self…to love. And moving on past it to embrace a brighter future.

Jax and Cass were lovable characters, both with hearts of gold and so much to give to others. Cass was a definite winning female heroine, as her persistence, resilience, tenacity, and unfailing attitude really won me over. Her staying over at Jax’s place for 6 days on his couch with him giving her sh*#, and constantly fighting for him, showed true love, dedication, and a lot about her character.

And Jax, as much as I wanted to slap some sense into him at times for his harsh and ill-mannered treatment to Cass, I totally felt his plight and conflicted feelings for her. It was bound to happen and wasn’t something to easily get over or succumb to.

However, nonetheless, I loved LOVED (and even laughed at) his witty, self assured quirks and “reasons” for why Cass (in his mind) undoubtedly loves him. Haha!!

He’s so conceited and yet hilarious!! Lol.

And yet, the poetic passages and song lyrics he writes, is so deep, so touching and beautiful.

A very dynamic and complicated character, that one.

Definitely, a MUST READ!! Author Melissa L. Delgado has outdone herself in this gorgeously written second installment of the "Journey" series that will tug at your heartstrings and never let it go!!

I REALLY hope for Ade and Kip’s story to be up next!! And appearances from the rest of the cast + Stiles and Holland!!

“Do you think we’ll be forever?”

“If I have my way? Absolutely.”

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 About the Author 


"Be Inspired. Be Beautiful. Be YOU." - MLD ....My life motto.

Formally known on Goodreads as: "Profesora Emerson~Mel~" ( I DO miss the name btw ;) )

I love anything and everything pertaining to make up or beauty. I love to write and shop. I love going to the movies and spending time with my friends and family.I love to dance. I love to laugh and to make others laugh. I'm inspired by dance, music, poetry, and photography. I feel there is beauty in everything. I believe to get respect you have to give respect and to treat others how you want to be treated. I love everything and anything vintage. I love Jesus and believe in having faith in the unseen and unheard. I love to have fun and make new memories. But mostly, I love life. Enjoying the road I'm on and making the most of it :)

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