Monday, May 2, 2016

Always for You: Jack by Alexia Morgan

Book Description

No one understands family loyalty like Jack McShane. He'd do anything to honor his foster father's last wishes, even if it means putting his own plans on hold to manage Joe's construction business. An ex–Special Forces operative, Jack thrives on the thrill of globe-hopping rescues. But now he's needed closer to home. His foster mother has her hands full with a troubled teen, and when Jack meets the hired tutor, he discovers a woman who stirs his protective instincts—and his deepest desires.

Caitlyn Curtis knows that good looks can hide a hot temper. After an abusive marriage crushed her dreams of a happy ending, she swore off men—until one intoxicating dance in Jack's strong arms breaks down every emotional barrier. Tough but tender, he leaves Caitlyn yearning for more of his gentle seduction. Despite the violence he's seen, Jack is a good man. And even though passion can be dangerous, the promise of Jack's kiss tempts her to believe that love is a risk worth taking.

AVAILABLE: April 19, 2016

Sergeant Joe's Boys series
Always for You: Jack (Book 1)
Always be True: Tino (Book 2) *Available October 4, 2016

Always for You: Jack is the first book in Alexia Morgan's new Sergeant Joe's Boys series.  This is also the first book I've ever read by this author.  While I thought this book was a good read, I thought it lacked in some of the romance that it had the potential to convey.

Jack (and his brothers) returned home to bury their adoptive father when they learn that Joe left each of them a third of his construction business.  Being that Jack is the only one of the trio out of active duty (due to a knee injury), he steps up to take over the business until his brothers can take part.  While working on a site, he meets a young (homeless) teen, Ricky, and offers him a job.  After Ricky is attacked and is put in the hospital, Jack is determined to help the boy and asks his mother (who is an approved foster parent) to take Ricky in while he gets his foster approval together.

Determined to repay the way his parents took him in, Jack is determined to Ricky his best chance.  In doing so, he hires Caitlyn Curtis, a teacher, to get Ricky ready for the coming school year.  But what Jack doesn't expect is to meet the one woman that stirs his protective instincts and calm the storm that is in him.
Overall, I thought Always for you: Jack was a solid story about people learning to trust themselves and how letting someone care for you can heal the soul.  My favorite aspect of this story (and potentially the series) is the relationship between the brothers.  
Rating: 3.5 out of 5

**I received an ARC through Netgalley in exchange for a honest review.**