My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Reviewed by: Neilliza
*A copy given by author, in return for an honest review.*
Another short continuation story of Jenna learning to forgive Rex and finding love again.
In this book, we follow the journey of Jenna’s life after high school. After Jenna finally finds her voice, she no longer takes S*** from anyone. She no longer lets anyone treat her bad, she stands up for herself. She promised herself she will never be the girl she was in high school and never let anyone mistreat her ever again.
Going to college, especially with her best friend Mimi is great. They not only live in their own apartment, but they enjoy the fresh start they have. Soon they find out that not only do Rex, Cory and Ryder go to the same school as them, they also live in the same apartment complex. At first it made it a little harder, but the benefit of them living so close to the boys gave Rex and Jenna the chance they needed to get to know each other again.
It didn’t take Jenna and Rex long to get back into their flow of things. After Jenna really forgave Rex, they gave their love another try. They go through ups and downs in their relationship, because of Jenna’s trust issues. Since Rex will do anything to really have a chance to love Jenna again, he never gave up.
At the same time Cory and Mimi go through their love and hate relationship. They may be a lot alike, but they are like two bombs ready to blow up at any minute. Jenna tries to help Cory and Mimi figure out what they really are and even after what Cory did to Jenna in the past, she was more than willing to help the two find happiness.
While Jenna and Rex are living their blissful love, Mimi and Cory are lost in their never ending cat and mouse game. Will Mimi and Cory ever figure out what they really want? Will they let their guard down and give love a try? Read and find out.
I enjoyed Rex and Jenna’s relationship, they were nothing but sweet with each other. Rex treated Jenna like his queen and protected her with everything and anyone he can, even from his own brother. No wonder what kind of a jacka** his brother Ryder was, I couldn’t hate him. It just made me wonder more and more, why he is the way he is and why he gets a rise out of making his brother upset. I hope I get to find out more about Ryder, maybe his own book?
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
Reviewed by: Michelle
ARC provided by author in exchange of honest review
☆☆☆ 3.5 Bittersweet Love Stars ☆☆☆
College was the beginning of a fresh start for Jenna as she moves to California with her best friend, Mimi and starts anew. Leaving behind the rumors and bullying she endured. What better way to start all over with a clean slate, but for Jenna she knew this was one hard task. The one thing standing in her was her broken heart and the memory of Rex. Well for Jen escaping and forgetting Rex was something she couldn’t avoid especially since he wanted to make amends for the way he treated her. In Bittersweet Love, J.L. Beck shows the character growth of Jenna and Rex as they learn to forgive, trust and love again. Trust is earned and so Rex goes out of his way to earn back Jenna’s respect, trust and love. In this short and quick read, prepare yourself for young lovers learning to trust again while others try to destroy their relationship.
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My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Reviewed by: Kathleen
By: J.L. Beck
This story continues from where we left off in Bittersweet Revenge. When the secrets came out about the plot Corey had Rex involved in, all hell broke loose. Love was lost and Rex will not stop at nothing to get the love he lost.
Jenna tried to move forward, but she is struggling since she could not stop thinking about Rex. Somehow it made it difficult for Jenna to avoid Rex since her best friend is the one pushing for them to get back together. What an emotional roller coaster. Jenna and Rex fought and denied that they still wanted each other and that they could handle just being friends again. BUT it was all Jenna's idea to be friends, Rex never agreed to be just that, he still wanted more.
This book is about forgiveness and moving forward without looking back. To be able to love again without any hesitations, no matter how bad and complicated things surrounding you. I loved that Jenna was very humble and was able to move forward with Corey issues, who wrecked her during high school. I'm not sure how I would've handled this situation, maybe forgive him, but to never talk to Corey ever again? Well, for Jenna I absolutely loved this part of the series because she was able to stand up for herself. As for Rex, he proved his love for her and fought for their love to have the relationship they once had. Will they be able to move past all the issues from their past and be able to give their relationship a second chance? You'll have to read the series to find out. I can't wait to get to know Mimi and Corey. Loved it, J.L. Beck. I'll be coming back for more.
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