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Monday, 5 December 2016

RBTL: Jax by J.L. Perry

Title: JAX 

Author: J.L. Perry 
Series: It is an Interconnected Story to Bastard
Genre: New Adult Contemporary Romance
Publisher: Hachette
Release Date: Nov 27 2016
Edition 1st ~ Formats ~ eBook & Print


My name is Jaxson Albright. To my friends I’m known as Jax. I’m the disgraced son of well-known Politician, Malcom Albright. You could say I was born with a silver spoon in my mouth. I was supposed to follow in my father’s footsteps and move into politics. My whole childhood was spent being groomed for this role, but that wasn’t what I wanted. I had other plans.
To my family’s disgust, I’m inked, I’m pierced and I own and run a tattoo parlour, in the hip suburb of Newtown. I fit in here. I can be the man I was destined to be, the man my family are ashamed of. The son they regret having.
I wouldn’t be where I am today if it wasn’t for my saviour, Candice. My pink-haired angel. We grew up in the same circle, but like me, she’s an outcast. She refused to conform to society’s ways. She’s the only one who stuck by me and not only encouraged, but supported my dream.
I love her. No, correction—I’m in love with her. I have been for as long as I can remember. She has no idea how I feel. It’s a battle I struggle with daily. I’ve kept my secret all these years because I couldn’t risk losing her. That’s a chance I’m not prepared to take, because she’s my best friend; my only real family.
I’ve spent the last few years moving from one hot chick to the next, trying to mask these feeling I have. But it doesn’t help—I can’t get her out of my head. She still owns my damn heart.
How do you get over the girl you know you can never have? And how do you live without the one person on this earth who is made for you?
She’s my soulmate.


She crosses the room and my eyes follow. Her sweet apple scent lingers in the air as she breezes past me. I’m addicted to the way she smells. On any other occasion, I’d probably be checking out her arse, but our little encounter in the corridor has me spooked. When she bends over to retrieve something out of a drawer, I quickly divert my gaze to the ceiling.
‘So how long have you been doing this beauty thing?’ I ask, trying to pull my thoughts out of the gutter.
‘Since I was four,’ she replies with a roll of her eyes.
‘I can’t believe you never mentioned it.’
‘It’s not something I’m proud of.’ The sadness in her voice tears at my heart. ‘Here.’
When she passes me a shot glass, I raise it to my nose, inhaling. The strong scent of aniseed invades my senses. Sambuca. Nice.
‘Bottoms up,’ she says, holding her glass in the air. ‘Or should I say, penises up.’
My face screws up at her comment, then I look at the glass in my hand. Why did I not see that before? It has a tiny penis handle, and the words I Love Peckers written in bold letters across the front.
‘No fucking way.’ I shove the shot glass into her hand before frantically wiping my fingers down the front of my jeans to remove any trace of the pecker germs. ‘What the hell is wrong with you? I’m not drinking out of a cock cup.’
Candice throws her head back and laughs. I’m glad she finds this amusing. ‘It’s just a glass, Jax, get over it.’
‘A glass with a cock on it. Would you drink out of a pussy cup?’ I ask, smugly.
‘Um, yeah. It’s just a damn cup. The shape or design holds no significance.’
How did we go from talking about beauty queens to genitals? I rub my hands over my face. Christ, I really need to get out of her room before I do something I’m going to regret for the rest of my life.
‘It does if you’re male and it’s shaped like a cock,’ I say.
‘Fine. More for me.’ She downs her shot, quickly followed by mine. Clenching her eyes shut, she shakes her head slightly as she swallows the liquid. I grin as I watch her. She’s like no other girl I know. I think that’s the thing I love most about her. When her eyes spring open, she looks at me sceptically.
‘When did you become a homophobe?’
‘I’m not a damn homophobe. I have no problem with a guy drinking out of a cock cup, as long as it’s not me.’
When she laughs again, I swear I hear her mumble ‘pussy’ under her breath.
I’ll give her pussy.
Stalking across the room, I grab the open bottle of Sambuca off her dresser and bring it to my lips.

Author Information:


J. L. Perry is a mother and a wife. She was born in Sydney, Australia in 1972, and has lived there her whole life. Her love of reading, from a young age, gave her the passion to write. My Destiny was originally written for her sister, in 2013. It was never intended to be published. However, after finishing this book, she felt there was still a lot of Brooke and Logan's story left to tell. This inspired her to write My Forever. With the encouragement of her family and friends, she decided to follow her dream and become a published Author.
That dream was realised on the 6th of June, 2014.
My Destiny is her debut novel in the Destiny Series. My Forever is the conclusion to this book. Her third book Damaged - Jacinta's Story, was released October 15th, 2014. This is a standalone read, but is based on a character in My Forever. Her fourth book Against All Odds, is also a standalone read. It is based on Brooke and Logan's daughter, Angel. It was released on May 27th, 2015.
Her fifth book Bastard, was self-published in September, 2015, and became a #1 Bestseller, before she signed a five book deal with Hachette. Bastard was voted ‘Book You Must Read’ in the 2016 Readers Choice Awards. Bastard and Luckiest Bastard – the Novella, were re-released through Hachette on the 7th of December, 2015. Her next book Hooker released on the 31st May, 2016, and became an international #1 Bestseller. Jax, the beloved character from Bastard, will be getting his own story. It is set for release on the 27th November, 2016. Nineteen Letters, her 9th novel will be published late 2017. Just recently published is her title The Boss in the Alphas of Sin Anthology.
J. L.'s love of romance and happy endings makes a perfect combination when it comes to writing her beautiful love stories.

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