Thursday, 12 September 2013

Rock Bottom by Jade C. Jamison blog tour.

Rock Bottom 
Jade C. Jamison



SYNOPSIS: 

Ethan Richards has fought depression and a host of other demons all his adult life, and it’s caused him to lose everything—his wife, his son, his friends, and he almost loses the one thing that means the most to him—his band. He hits rock bottom and believes there is no way out. 

Enter Jenna McCormick, a feisty drug and alcohol counselor, a woman with her own share of troubles. She finds Ethan intriguing but keeps him at a distance while trying to help him face life without crutches. She feels a spark but denies it, knowing that a relationship with unstable Ethan could be dangerous for both of them. 

Ethan knows what he wants, though, and isn’t used to being told no. Jenna isn’t willing to risk Ethan losing his tenuous grip on sobriety, however, and is prepared to deny her deeper feelings to help Ethan climb out of his hole, but he learns how to let go of his pain when he finds that someone is prepared to walk with him through the shadows. Can he convince Jenna that they should take a chance on love or will they forever deny their feelings in an effort to keep Ethan on the straight and narrow? 


ALICIA'S REVIEW:

Okay, right... erm.. huh.. wow... yeah wow. I'm feeling a little speechless. My heart is still hurting from events in this book. I'm not really sure how to express the emotions it brought out in me. It's made my head spin, my stomach hurt and shattered me BUT it's also gave me hope, love and happiness.

I have to tell you, I'm feeling a weird mix of emotions still. Parts of this book have stuck with me and I'm not able to let go of the heartache and only focus and the happy times. Ethan in Bullet was an absolute shit, most of the time! This book will open your eyes as to why he is the way he is. It will grab you by your throat and choke you with emotions so strong that you're not only reading it, you're living it! I had a huge lump in my throat for most of the book.

The pain I feel for him as a little boy is beyond anything I think I've felt in a book. The fears and feeling Ethan felt as a child has shattered me. Reading that pain from a child's POV has tore me apart. Children as innocent creatures of the world and they are easily influenced. Whether or not they hate the person who makes them into the person they grow up to be.

Jenna is a damaged soul in ways that she hides and hides well but Ethan can see through her, into her soul in a way. He knows she's battling her own demons and that helps him open up in ways I never thought he would. Him opening up helps her to face her own demons. They each can help the other heal.

"Something you need to understand, Ethan, is that you're vulnerable right now...whether you want to admit it or not. It's very easy for people in your position to look to those who are helping and feel a connection, often a connection that's not there. People like me are a lifeline between your past, the past you want to rid yourself of, and a future full of hope. But we're not saviors. We can only guide you. You have to do the hard part."

These two are just perfect for each other. Like true soul mates. It's good to see the side to Ethan that allows us to see exactly what he thought of his ex wife, Val. He loved her more deeply than I ever thought but just couldn't stop his past demons from controlling him. She was innocent and an angel in his eyes and I think he never really believed he was good enough for her but he couldn't let her go. He needed that angel in his life, even if it sucked the life out of her.

Chris, his son, is the blessing and final push to know what he has in life is worth fighting the drugs for. Loosing Val, his best friend Brad and his band mates helped that push but ultimately, Chris is the one to make all his struggles fighting his addiction worth it!

Chris held out his arms to his dad.                                                                                             That hit Ethan like a tsunami of emotion. He felt a sting in his nose and wetness flooding his eyes. The whole fucking world could wash away now, and he took that little miracle in his arms and pulled him close. He had to close his eyes to stop himself from completely loosing it.           But there it was - no judgement, no misgivings, just total love, and that's when Ethan felt that he has a fighting chance in this life. 

I never thought I'd feel sorry for Ethan after all the things he put Val through but seeing bits of his side that happened in Bullet shocked me. I felt gutted for him. It was easy to see why he acted the way he did sometimes although most of the time he was just high and an ass but she was HIS girl. He needed to keep a way of proving that to himself. Even if it meant using her on occasions. Drugs are a powerful thing and Ethan uses a great way of describing the hold drugs had on him.

"They have always been there for me, but they haven't been good for me, I want to find a way to break off that relationship."

The sex scenes.. fans self... in Rock Bottom aren't just steamy. They are scorching. Some babies could be made from reading them scenes haha. I'm sure all you single ladies out there will have lots of alone time fun! *giggles* Ethan and Jenna are like wild animals together but the tender is present too. It's smoking hot!

This book is AMAZING! 5 wildcat rockin' stars!!


Excerpt from Rock Bottom 
Jade C. Jamison 

Jenna rolled onto her side and that caused her to slowly awaken. She remembered it all then, every moment from the night before condensed into the space of a few seconds. No, she didn’t regret it, not one bit. She only hoped it would be okay for Ethan, that he’d be able to handle it all right. She knew he felt strong, and she could tell he really was tough—he’d survived a lot, after all—but a relationship might not be the best thing for him right now, especially because new relationships could sometimes be bumpy. 

She sat up and looked at him, passed out cold. In that state, he didn’t look like a recovering addict or even someone who’d had the rough life she knew Ethan had dealt with. He almost looked like a teenager, except for the dark stubble on his face. His hair lay on the pillow around him, and his chest rose and fell slowly with each breath he pulled through his slightly parted lips. Even asleep, the man was drop-dead gorgeous. He looked serene…and she’d never seen Ethan look that way before, not even when he was lost in his guitar. 

Jenna almost panicked as it washed over her. No, it wasn’t that Ethan looked different. She was looking at him through changed eyes. 

Fuck. She was starting to care. 

Fuck, fuck, fuck. She drew in a deep breath and slid her legs off the bed. How the hell had she let that happen? Shit. She should have had that stupid tattoo branded on her forehead instead of just above her pantyline. Instead, that thing had turned out to be a source of pleasure last night rather than the harsh reminder it was supposed to be. 

As she walked to the bathroom, angry as she was, she still couldn’t help the dumb ass new-love feeling surging through her. What the fuck? 

But it was there…and it was intense, overwhelming. She felt almost giddy. Ethan was a spectacular lover, something she honestly hadn’t expected. Based on all their conversations, particularly when he would talk in group about his past, she gathered that he had been pretty self-absorbed until recently. Someone like that wouldn’t really care how his lover felt or if she was even enjoying herself, and someone like Ethan who no doubt had had hundreds of women throwing themselves at him didn’t necessarily need to care. But he had. And she felt like she was on the verge of giggling just remembering the night before. 

She had to play it cool, though. She didn’t want Ethan thinking either extreme—one, that she was almost where she believed she was hovering, on the precipice of falling into the love chasm, or two, that she was cold and uncaring. She had to be cautious about maintaining a careful balance. Ethan was potentially fragile, and his sobriety was her highest priority. She’d have to play the morning by ear and make sure he got what he needed. Her feelings didn’t matter. 

But she continued grinning widely when she stepped in the shower and enjoyed the warm water streaming onto her cheeks. She could still smell him on her skin until she started rubbing the soap under her arms. 

Had there been a place on her body he hadn’t touched? She didn’t think so. And it was like he knew exactly what she needed and how she needed it and hadn’t wanted to deny her a thing. 

She looked at that damn tattoo. It was taunting her, almost as though it were saying, “I told you so.” Yeah…Jenna knew that when she fell, she fell hard, and she was dismayed to find this time was going to be no different. 


AUTHOR BIO:

BEST SELLING AMAZON AUTHOR ~ 

Jade C. Jamison was born and raised in Colorado and has decided she likes it enough to stay forever. Jade's day job is teaching Creative Writing, but teaching doesn't stop her from doing a little writing herself. 

Unfortunately, there's no one genre that quite fits her writing. Her work has been labeled romance, erotica, suspense, and women's fiction, and the latter is probably the safest and closest description. But you'll see that her writing doesn't quite fit any of those genres. 

You'll have to discover Jade's writing for yourself to decide if you like it

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