For Readers Over 18 Years of Age
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In the second book about the Fitzgerald family, Ednah Walters introduces us to Jade Fitzgerald and Vince Knight. A new Fitzgerald allows a new perspective of the family and a fresh new family member in Jade.
Like Ashley from SLOW BURN, Jade is damaged. Her life is seemingly plagued with bad decisions. She believes herself incapable of the simplest task in her personal life because her family has treated her like breakable glass her whole life because of a heart condition.
Vince Knight is also a damaged character. At the time of his greatest need, his long-lost father rejects him, basically leaving him an orphan as a teenager when he so needs guidance and direction in his life. It mostly destroys his ability to trust.
Ednah has a way of weaving the imperfections of her main characters as the story unfolds. The complexities of her characters build as the story progresses in a masterful way so it never seems as though the information is forced.
In this book, other members of the Fitzgerald family are introduced and/or further developed. Eddie plays a major role in this story and demonstrates a much stronger connection to his family than his career. It is obvious that this will be a running theme. Lex has more presence in this book than the last (which was almost none). Baron is introduced and his twin Chase not so much. Also minimally introduced is Jade’s mother.
I really like this book a lot. I like that Jade learns from her forced self-discovery that she is capable of so much more than she ever imagined. Vince learns that trust is possible and can be lasting. I enjoy the growing feeling that I am becoming a part of the Fitzgerald family.