Review for JEM by Michelle Abbott
Publication Date: March 1st 2015
Source: ARC provided by author in exchange for a honest review
Two injured, stubborn souls meet unexpectedly. Will they save each other from their demons or have they been too damaged for too long to see past the pain?
Growing up, all Jem knew was hatred and the pain from his father’s fists. Taunted by the kids at school, he was alone, until a girl with carrot coloured hair sat next to him.She smiled.
She was his angel, and he knew he’d love her forever. But Jem’s father hurts him in a way he never expected by taking him away from her.
Now eighteen, scarred inside and out, Jem trusts no one and has worked hard to ensure he’ll never be helpless again. But then he runs into his angel. The only problem is she doesn’t recognize him. Jem needs her to remember him, to show him that their time together meant to her what it did to him. For once in his life he wants to have mattered to someone, to her.
Devon is attracted to the muscular, tattooed, pierced hottie standing by the pub quiz machine. That is, until he punches a guy clean across the bar for daring to touch him. She’s had her fill of violent men and intends to avoid this one at all costs.
This is a standalone, new adult contemporary romance. Due to strong language and sexual content, this book is not intended for readers under the age of 18.
Devon is a strong single mother that has escaped a violent relationship and fiercely misses her childhood best friend, that disappeared 14 years ago.
Jem is emotionally messed up and incredibly hot, but is in love with his childhood best friend, whom he was taken away from 14 years ago.
Then he sees her on the beach, but he doesn’t recognise him.
What lengths will he go to, to win her back?
‘ It would have been a whole lot easier to forget her if she hadn’t been the best thing in my life.’
I loved this book, it was amazing. I devoured it in one sitting. Once I started reading I couldn’t stop and fell straight into the story. It made me laugh, and cry.
I loved the characters and really connected with them.
I thought this book was very well written and will be recommending it to all my fellow readers.