Saturday, July 11, 2015

Review: Craving Trix by Nicole Jacquelyn

Series: The Aces' Sons #1
Release Date: July 13, 2015
Publisher: Nicole Jacquelyn
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Source: Copy provided for honest review
Rating: ★★★★

Bellatrix White had loved Cameron Harrison for as long as she could remember. He was her best friend and her closest confidant, and she knew one day he’d be her forever.

Then he broke her heart.

After five years of complete silence between them, the motorcycle club they grew up in comes under attack, giving Cam the opportunity he needs to work his way back into Trix’s life.

Because while Trix was nursing her broken heart, Cam was realizing exactly what he’d given up.

They fall into a relationship easily, but when new tragedies mix with old memories, neither of the lovers are prepared for the fallout.

Whether you are a fan of MC stories or not, there is something appealing about the stories Jacquelyn tells.  There is such a strong sense of family, loyalty and unconditional love in all her books. And she does it without any truly graphic brutality or gross amounts of whoring.

I'm not saying the Aces' MC is full of clean cut virgins or that they never experience violence. I am saying Jacquelyn tells the story without the need of keeping a vomit bucket next to you the entire time you read it.  You'll feel, you'll hate some characters at times, you'll want to punch them, hug them, love them....but you probably won't ever want to stab them in the dick. You know?

Bellatrix was there at the beginning of the Aces' MC, it seems only fitting that she starts the spin off series. I loved her as a little kid, but she's grown into such a fierce woman now. She doesn't take shit from anyone, a trait I regard highly.  But underneath that hard exterior lies some traumatic situations that were never dealt with and when things in her life bring them out of dormancy, she could lose all the things she's ever wanted in life. You may have moments of hating Trix, but stick it out and it all becomes so understandable and well, sad.

I loved how Trix and Cam interacted. Trix is a handful, constantly pushing the boundaries with Cam. Not because she wants to argue, more because she's so terrified to give up any control over her life.  Cam, even when he's furious with her, is always there for her. That's the unconditional love I mentioned earlier, along with the loyalty. He'd never willingly let her fall or fail. He's not perfect, but damn if he's not an absolutely loveable guy.

This is much more than a love story between two people. It's a story of family and suffering, it's tragic and mournful, but heartfelt and sweet too.  Craving Trix was a story I easily fell into, I enjoyed it from start to finish and loved the emotions it evoked. It also cements my admiration for Jacquelyn's writing and I can't wait to see what she brings us next.

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