Jax – 4 Stars


J.L. Perry

Release Date: November 27, 2016

Publisher: Hachette Australia

Genre: Contemporary Romance


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book blurbMy name is Jaxson Albright. To my friends I’m known as Jax. I’m the disgraced son of well-known Politician, Malcom Albright. You could say I was born with a silver spoon in my mouth. I was supposed to follow in my father’s footsteps and move into politics. My whole childhood was spent being groomed for this role, but that wasn’t what I wanted. I had other plans.

To my family’s disgust, I’m inked, I’m pierced and I own and run a tattoo parlour, in the hip suburb of Newtown. I fit in here. I can be the man I was destined to be, the man my family are ashamed of. The son they regret having.

I wouldn’t be where I am today if it wasn’t for my saviour, Candice. My pink-haired angel. We grew up in the same circle, but like me, she’s an outcast. She refused to conform to society’s ways. She’s the only one who stuck by me and not only encouraged, but supported my dream.

I love her. No, correction—I’m in love with her. I have been for as long as I can remember. She has no idea how I feel. It’s a battle I struggle with daily. I’ve kept my secret all these years because I couldn’t risk losing her. That’s a chance I’m not prepared to take, because she’s my best friend; my only real family.

I’ve spent the last few years moving from one hot chick to the next, trying to mask these feeling I have. But it doesn’t help—I can’t get her out of my head. She still owns my damn heart.

How do you get over the girl you know you can never have? And how do you live without the one person on this earth who is made for you?

She’s my soulmate.


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about the author

J L Perry


J L Perry is a mother and a wife. She was born in Sydney, Australia in 1972, and has lived there her whole life. Her love of reading, from a young age, gave her the passion to write. My Destiny was originally written for her sister, in 2013. It was never intended to be published. However, after finishing this book, she felt there was still a lot of Brooke and Logan’s story left to tell. This inspired her to write My Forever. With the encouragement of her family and friends, she decided to follow her dream and become a published Author.

That dream was realised on the 6th of June, 2014.

My Destiny is her debut novel in the Destiny Series. My Forever is the conclusion to this book. Her third book Damaged – Jacinta’s Story was released October 15th, 2014. This is a stand alone book, but is based on a character in My Forever. Her fourth book Against All Odds, is a stand alone book, as well, but part of the Destiny Series. Due to be released on the 27th May, 2015. She’s also currently writing a fifth book, a standalone, that will be released later in the year. It’s called ‘A Beautiful Bastard’. This is NOT part of the Destiny Series.

J L’s love of romance and happy endings makes a perfect combination when it comes to writing her beautiful love stories.

Her hobbies include reading, writing, drinking wine, shopping, listening to music, and anything artistic or creative. She loves spending time with her family, friends and her dog when she isn’t writing. She also loves being outdoors and travelling and exploring the world.


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my review

4 Stars

Jax was my first book from J L Perry and I wasn’t exactly sure what to expect.  So I was psyched to find that it wasn’t a quick wham bam – thank you ma’am type of romance.  Instead, I found a story filled in complex characters, lots of drama and an arduous romance that left me on the edge of my seat, wanting a happily ever after for the main couple.

Jax and Candice have been close friends all throughout high school.  Lust has simmered between the two of them for years but Jax was desperately afraid of acting on his feelings for her. Girlfriends and bedmates could come and go but he wanted Candice permanently in his life.

However, shit happens and they hook up – what can I say they’re teenagers and horny.  Unfortunately, all of Jax’s fears come true and their one night together is the catalyst that ends their friendship for several years.

During that time Jax has no clue what Candice is up to but he keeps himself busy following his dreams.  His life is almost perfect with the exception of the girl who got away.  Luckily for him, fate plays matchmaker and brings them back together for what becomes a very emotional journey towards finding solace together.

At times, I struggled with Candice and Jax.  The way they handled things and how they held themselves back was frustrating.  There were a couple of scenes where I wanted to bang my head up against my tablet but I refrained because they’re felt like there was a purpose to all of their stumbling blocks.

Overall though, I thought their story was filled with jaw dropping surprises and secrets – making it a very entertaining read.  So I would definitely recommend checking Jax and Candice’s romance out.




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