Review: Damaged In-Law by Colleen Masters

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

After high school I left my family and the world I grew up in, vowing never to return to such a screwed up place…but I also left behind him… 
Jackson Cole—he was my childhood crush, the most popular guy in school, and the heir to a billion dollar estate. He also happens to be a devilishly handsome movie star, a cocky, chauvinist prick…and my identical twin sister’s fiancĂ©. 
When I get the devastating call that my sister Avery has died suddenly from a drug overdose, I have to go back home and face the people who’ve caused me so much pain—my parents, neighbors, family friends…Jackson. 
When I see him again it’s like no time has passed. It’s sickening to think that after all these years, after all that’s happened, he still has so much power over me. I try to deny my feelings, to tell myself that I hate him…after all, what kind of monster crushes on her sister’s fiancĂ©? 
Then he lays a bombshell on me: He and Avery were in the middle of filming a new movie, his magnum opus, and he wants me to pick up where she left off. 
The role comes with a million-dollar salary. I’ll play his co-lead, his romantic love interest…sex scenes and all. 
But Jackson leaves out one little detail… 
…Filming starts this week. 

This is a stand-alone Contemporary New Adult Romance novel. No Cliffhanger. Content suitable for mature readers, contains sexual content and harsh language.

My review:
          I went into this story expecting something much more different than what I got but that's fine. Because I got so, so much more. This book was so much more than I thought it would be and that's just freaking great.
          It wasn't fast paced. Everything happened in time and it never once felt rushed. There was an actual plot that was so perfectly written out. It never felt faked or forced- and with stories like this, it often does. The characters didn't fall flat and Callie, the heroine actually had a backbone and she never let anyone treat her like she was less than what she was. She didn't back down even when it would've been convenient for her. She stood her ground and she was a fucking bad ass for it.
          Jack, the hero in the storywas a little bit of everything. He was rough around the edges at time but he was also very sweet with Callie. He would get mad and throw shit but he could also be this huge dork who made funny jokes and innuendos. Even the asshole characters in this story were so well written I felt like I knew everyone.
          The story flowed so smoothly and when things were coming to an end, everything clicked and made sense and it left me with my jaw on the ground because there were things that I saw coming but I never imagined what was truly going on. Everything was well put together and the relationship between Callie and Jack was so sweet- I loved them together and I thought they balanced each other out well.
          I went into reading this thinking that it was going to be a quick story filled with hot scenes but it was so much more than that and I am so happy about it.

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