Sunny Shelly’s Review: Bittersweet by Jessica Prince

Title: Bittersweet
Author: Jessica Prince
Series: Redemption
Romance: Contemporary, Small Town, Second Chance, Single Parent

I loved Jensen Rose with everything I had; then he stomped my heart to dust. Now I hate him, so why is it that I can’t get the sexy, infuriating father of my child out of my head?

She thought he was just a cocky, spoiled rich kid. She had it so very wrong.

Shane Hendrix had a hundred-foot reinforced steel wall around her heart to keep people out, so when she first laid eyes on Jensen Rose, she wanted nothing to do with him. But what started as disdain quickly grew into something so much more. He went from being the boy she hated to the man she loved with all her heart. Then he left without so much as a goodbye, leaving her shattered.

Jensen Rose didn’t have much good in his life. That was until he stumbled on a ray of light standing in the middle of his bedroom. He had to have her, and once he did, he loved her with every single piece of himself. But when his past threatened to rip them apart, he did the only thing he could think to protect her. He walked away.

When he returned to Redemption, Tennessee, it was with every intention of winning back the love of his life. But she’s not giving in without a fight.

And this is a battle he intends to win.

 

**The Redemption series is a series of interconnected, standalone, small town romances.**

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“Sure you’ve noticed already, but it looks like big brother wants to rip your organs out through a hole he’s plannin’ to punch in your chest.”

I turned to look over my shoulder toward the section I knew Shane’s family would be sitting in, along with their other friends. They never sat anywhere else but at the pool tables whenever they came in. And sure enough, Stone Hendrix was looking at me exactly how Gage had described.

The dude had about two inches on me and a couple pounds worth of muscle. Every inch of his beefy arms was covered in colorful ink in intricate designs, only making him look even more menacing than he already did.

I’d only met the man twice back when Shane and I were together, but it had been enough for the dude to scare the absolute piss out of me. Now, not so much. I hadn’t been in a fight in years, but that didn’t mean I’d gotten rusty. If anything, with the skills I’d picked up during my time in the service, I was even better at it than I had been back then. It was just that I had my anger issues in check now.

I looked to his left and spotted Scooter sitting next to him—only slightly smaller but no less threatening—looking at me with the same scowl. Instead of turning away, I jerked my chin up, letting them know I wasn’t going to be intimidated into leaving. They knew why I was here. Hell, everyone in Redemption knew. I was here to get my family back, and I wasn’t going to let anyone get in the way of that.

Sunny Shelly’s Review: 5 Stars

I have been a Jessica Prince reader for a few years now, dating back several series. She’s definitely an author I sign up to review for without reading the blurb. So having read the other Redemption books, I knew that Jensen and Shane had a history, and this would be a second-chance romance. I disliked Jensen before I even started reading Bittersweet, just based on what I knew of him from the previous books.

Well, mind blown! Bittersweet is the kind of second chance romance that gives you all the feels. Strong heroine, groveling hero who knows he did wrong and won’t let the love of his life slip through his fingers a second time without a fight. But once I got to know Jensen’s backstory — I changed my tune about the guy. Yes, leaving Shane when she was pregnant and disappearing for 5 years was a dick move. And I am SO glad that she was strong and didn’t fall at his feet when Jensen first came back to town. She really made him work for every morsel she gave him. But rich kid Jensen grew up in such a horrible situation, that it really made me feel for him. And I understood why he left Shane the way that he did.

This second-chance romance is full of so much heart. It wasn’t easy to read at times especially in the flashback chapters about Jensen and Shane as teenagers. But the love that Jensen and Shane share is a once-in-a-lifetime love at first sight kind of love, and that shines through right to the very end and that HEA.

I love this series and can’t wait to see which lady manages to have Stone fall to his knees! I received an advanced copy and voluntarily left a review.

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Born and raised around Houston Texas, Jessica spent most of her life complaining about the heat, humidity, and all around pain in the ass weather. It was only as an adult that she quickly realized the cost of living in Houston made up for not being able to breathe when she stepped outside. That’s why God created central air, after all.

Jessica is the mother of a perfect little boy–she refuses to accept that he inherited her attitude and sarcastic nature no matter what her husband says.

In addition to being a wife and mom, she’s also a wino, a coffee addict, and an avid lover of all types of books–romances still being her all time favs. Her husband likes to claim that reading is her obsession but she just says it’s a passion…there’s a difference. Not that she’d expect a boy to understand.

Jessica has been writing since she was a little girl, but thankfully grew out of drawing her own pictures for her stories before ever publishing her first book. Because an artist she is not.

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