Wednesday, June 3, 2015
Jase by MariaLisa deMora
Jase by MariaLisa deMora
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
I do believe that I now have a favorite book in the series. I have loved each book in the Rebel Wayfarers MC series but Jase has surpassed them all. Ms. deMora has managed to combine just the right amount of sports romance and MC romance to give me the best of both worlds with this book. As expected, the author adds some seriously hot sex scenes between a sexy as sin hockey player and a sassy yet vulnerable biker babe that nearly had my Kindle overheating. All that along with some MC action, humor, family-building, and appearances by characters from previous books made for an engrossing read.
As it has been several months since I read the first three books in the series, I only vaguely remembered Jase and had no recollection of DeeDee when I began the book. But this mattered very little as each character quickly pulled me into their story on their own merit. One of the many things I enjoy about Ms. deMora’s writing is that she starts each couples’ story at the beginning, before they meet, so that if you pick up a book in the middle of the series you will know all you need to know about the main players in that installment. Despite knowing this about her books, I was not prepared to start off Jase by crying, yet that is exactly what I did when I read DeeDee’s story; in a matter of a few pages, I was heartbroken for her and understood the driving force behind her behavior. I also knew that Jase was going to have a very hard road ahead of him if he intended to make a life with DeeDee, and that was before I was even aware of their age difference. Despite Jase’s repeated assertions throughout the book, I understood her reservations about getting involved with a man 22 years younger than her – a man young enough to be her son. While the support that Jase received from the club was vital, it was his mother’s acceptance and guidance that gave Jase the encouragement he really needed to pursue DeeDee when she kept running and boy could that woman run. Fortunately Jase proved that he could be just as persistent and determined off the ice as he was on the ice and even though it took him longer to make DeeDee his, he finally succeeded.
Another aspect of the author’s writing style I enjoy is that Jase, like the other books in the series, unfolds over several years. This allows the author to interweave the stories in such a way that you get to experience scenes playing out from different points of view, yet doing so without feeling too lost because you don’t know what’s going on as you are only aware of what’s occurring from that character’s perspective. I got to “revisit” scenes from previous books to learn what part Jase played in them and will admit that I was both surprised, yet not to see the level of commitment he brought to the Rebel Wayfarers when he became a member (yeah, that was news). Getting to see the connection that Jase now has to Gunny left me chomping at the bit for the next book in the series, but even my desire for Gunny is overshadowed by my NEED for Mason. The continued revelations of just how much an integral part that Mason plays in the lives of his friends and families has me wanting him to find his much deserved happiness, no matter how painful I know that journey will be for him. No doubt about it, Jase is my favorite to-date but I look forward to seeing what Ms. deMora has in store for the rest of the Rebel Wayfarers.
I received a complimentary copy of the book in exchange for an honest review.
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