Book Review: Love and Always (A Pound of Flesh #1.5) by Sophie Jackson
Love and Always A Pound of Flesh #1.5 By: Sophie Jackson Published: August 3, 2015 Publisher: Pocket Star Add to Goodreads Source: eARC from publisher in exchange for a honest review GR's Summary: Orange Is the New Black meets Jennifer Probst’s New York Times bestselling Marriage to a Billionaire trilogy, in this e-novella of love and redemption in the sensational A Pound of Flesh series. When prison tutor Kat Lane met arrogant inmate Wesley Carter in A Pound of Flesh, it was hate at first sight. Carter’s quick wit and reputation for being as dangerous as he was handsome kept her at a distance. But as they grew to know each other as teacher and student in the New York prison, Kat found there was much more to Carter than she thought. In Love and Always, Kat and Carter’s story continues as they share the news of their engagement—which doesn’t go over well with Kat’s mother. On top of it all, Carter has a new role as CEO of WCS Communications, which adds more pressure to his new life outside prison. Trying to juggle family, a billion dollar business, and Carter’s best friend Max’s rehab stint doesn’t leave much time for the happy couple to enjoy each other. How will Kat and Carter handle the pressures of marriage, family, and work—and keep the passion alive through it all?
Love and Always was a super short and faced-paced novella. It picks up right where we left off at in, A Pound of Flesh. It's not necessary to read this novella. However, if you are like me, and enjoy learning about two characters after they get their happily ever after, you might want to pick this one up!
Kat and Carter are still madly and passionately in love with one another. They are in a monogamous serious relationship, and are living together in Carter's beautiful beach house. Now that real life is setting in, Carter is adjusting to being a CEO for WCS Communications, learning how to get along with Kat's mother, Eva, (who isn't his biggest fan,) and helping hold down the fort as his best friend Max attends rehab for drug addiction. Max has a very painful backstory, and I can't wait for this poor guy to find some peace and happiness in his life. Max's story is next story in the series, and it is called, An Ounce of Hope. I am really looking forward to it.
Love and Always wasn't very detailed, due to it's short length. Nonetheless, I enjoyed reading about the passionate love and romance between Kat and Carter, and was thrilled to get more Nana Boo (Kat's grandmother). She is one of my favorite characters. Imagine a strong, independent, nurturing, loving, "tell it like it is" woman, and you can imagine Nana Boo. Love and Always had some happy moments, some really sweet and touching moments, as well as a sad moment. It was a pleasure to read, and has me anticipating, An Ounce of Hope even more now!
I give, Love and Always, by Sophie Jackson, 3.5 Ardent Love, Going the Distance, New Beginnings Filled stars! If you enjoyed A Pound of Flesh, and don't want to say goodbye to Kat and Carter's story, I suggest you read Love and Always.
Sophie is an English teacher from Chorley in North West England. As a child she read and wrote furiously, and continued to scratch that creative itch as an adult when, in 2008, she began contributing to the web’s leading fan fiction site after reading the Twilight series. Sophie wrote and posted a number of stories, chapter by chapter, and built up an impressive following. Now, after 4.5 million reads online, A Pound of Flesh is available in print for the first time.