Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Jagger by M.J. Fields & Chelsea Camaron

Full of swagger and sensuality, the Caldwell Brothers series—perfect for fans of Katy Evans and Emma Chase—packs an emotional punch as the last bachelor standing fights for a woman who’s worth every ounce of trouble.

Jagger Caldwell is no one’s hero. With a reputation busting heads and breaking hearts on the underground MMA circuit, he lives for easy cash and easier women. But when he stumbles upon an all-too-familiar scene, painful memories awaken Jagger’s sensitive side and compel him to act. As a kid, he stood by helplessly as his old man beat his mom. Now, Jagger won’t let seventeen-year-old Tatiana Rand suffer the same fate. Nothing matters except saving her.

Tatiana is a prisoner in her own home, at the mercy of her violent father—until an unlikely savior bursts through her door and into her life. Six-feet-plus of tattooed muscle and raw power, Jagger is no prince charming—but Tatiana stopped believing in fairy tales long ago. Despite their differences in age and, well, everything else, the sexy bad boy sparks a fire that Tatiana never knew she had—and desires that only Jagger can quench.

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Reviews by the Wicked Reads Review Team

I really love the Caldwell brothers. I have jumped at every opportunity to get my hands on these books. I definitely devoured the first two, and I finished this one within hours of receiving it.

Jagger is the baby of the Caldwell brothers. He knows his big brothers have his back, because they always have. His past taught him to be a fighter, and eventually, fighting became his outlet and way of life. He fights and lives among the toughest and roughest.

Tatiana is a sheltered and meek teenage immigrant girl living with an abusive father. She sticks to his rules or faces the consequences. One night, during a particularly harsh round of abuse, a handsome and intimidating stranger bursts through her door and beats her father back. Jagger couldn't take listening to her whimpers after the past he's lived through. Tatiana's fears get in her way of freedom, but Jagger still wants to keep her safe. Neither knows what will happen next, but they know they’re drawn to one another.

I won't say that this book was perfection, but I will say I found it to be an easy and enjoyable read. It went a little fast, and had a few unrealistic/exaggerated moments, but I was entertained well enough to look past them. I am definitely a fan of the Caldwell brothers and would easily recommend this series.

Jagger is the youngest Caldwell brother and this is his story. Jagger is a cage fighter and hopes to become something or someone who makes his mother proud. Her Legacy. Tatiana is a poor Russian girl whose father rules with an iron fist. She's never let out of her father's home and is beaten regularly. Jagger happens to live in the rented room next door. Growing up in an abusive household himself, Jagger can’t stand knowing someone needs his help. He breaks down the door and sees Tatiana for the first time. He's done for, even though she's not yet even 18, he can’t help but try to help her and he certainly can’t forget about her. Their story unfolds slowly and sweetly.

I enjoyed Jagger more than Morrison, but not quite as much as Hendrix. Tatiana is a sweet, innocent girl trying to grow up and become independent, and Jagger is there for her. I liked that Jagger wasn't written too overbearing and truly wanted her to be independent, while still loving her fiercely and protectively. There definitely a fine line to protective and controlling. I enjoyed the story and am happy that the three brothers and their crazy, fierce, independent women have their own family now.

3.5 stars.
I really liked Jagger’s story and though it’s the first of the Caldwell Brother’s series I’ve read, it’s fine as a stand-alone.

Jagger Caldwell is the baby of the family and he makes a living fighting. The prologue is Jagger beating the crap out of his landlord who has been beating the crap out his 17-year-old daughter, Tatiana. Jagger tries (though not very hard) to get Tatiana to leave and go to the cops, but her father has instilled in her that she’ll be sent back to Russia if she ever went to the authorities. Jagger feels a connection to Tatiana from that point on and starts leaving her little gifts to help her survive. After several months of this, Tatiana survives a particularly brutal beating from her father and decides that she’s had enough. She packs up and goes searching for Jagger, only to be found by his biggest fighting rival, Cobra. When it’s discovered that Tatiana’s father was murdered a few days after she left, she becomes the number one suspect and Jagger makes it his mission to keep her safe, at least until her 18th birthday, when things really heat up.

The reason I’m giving 3.5 is because of my confusion with why Jagger lived in the apartment complex he lived in at the start of the story with all the money he was making fighting. I also found it difficult to connect with Tatiana at times, and I felt at the end of the story there were things left unexplained, like the whole Cobra thing. I still really enjoyed the story and I will be keeping my eyes peeled for the authors next book!

Mary Jo☆☆☆
There were things I liked about this book and things I didn't. I liked the fact that Jagger is a standup guy, a guy who can't sit back and watch an innocent girl get beaten by her father. What I didn't like was the fact that the police were portrayed in a less than a stellar light.

There are good police officers and there are not so good police officers, and in this book, we only saw one side of the story.

I thought the romance was sweet and very moving. However, as an old soul as Totty may be, she's only 18. I think Jagger's unwavering insistence that Totty find her niche in the world shows the true legacy his mother instilled in all her children.

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Book 2
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M.J. Fields

MJ Fields is the USA Today bestselling author of the Love series, the Wrapped series, the Burning Souls series, the Men of Steel series, and the Norfolk series. A former small-business owner who recently became a full-time writer, Fields lives in central New York, surrounded by family and friends. Her house is full of pets, friends, and noise ninety percent of the time, and she wouldn’t have it any other way.

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Chelsea Camaron

USA Today bestselling author Chelsea Camaron grew up turning wrenches alongside her father, which just so happened to inspire her Love and Repair and The Hellions Ride series. When she’s not writing, you can find her playing with her kids, attending car shows, going on motorcycle rides on the back of her husband’s Harley, snuggling down with her new favorite book, or watching any movie that Vin Diesel might happen to be in. She lives in Louisiana with her husband and two children.

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Reviewers on the Wicked Reads Review Team were provided a free copy of Jagger (Caldwell Brothers #3) by Chelsea Camaron & M.J. Fields to read and review.

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