Friday, October 24, 2014

REVIEW - WORST MOTHER by Jade C. Jamison

Series:  not applicable
Author:  Jade C. Jamison
Publish Date:   11.06.11
Publisher:  Jade C. Jamison
Category /Genre:  Contemporary Romance
Recommended for:  18+ due to sexual content
Received from:  Jade C. Jamison in exchange for an honest review
Date completed: 10.21.14
Goodreads link:  WORST MOTHER
Description from the publisher:
When Randi Miller discovers that her daughter Sarah’s preteen behavior is more than typical hormonal angst, she struggles to get Sarah the help she needs while she watches the rest of her life fall apart around her. Randi has made some mistakes in her life—mistakes that she feels continue to haunt her. In trying to pick up the pieces, though, she feels that she has neglected her children; she works full-time, attends college, and maintains a casual friends-with-benefits relationship with a man she is hesitant to admit she loves, and in doing so, feels that she has missed the obvious signs that something bad has happened to her daughter Sarah.

This is a stand-alone novel / not part of a series.
The truth is, i almost didn't read it.  Even though I am probably Jade's biggest fan (no Kathy Bates jokes, please), I was intimidated.  This was truly a case of judging a book by its cover.  I have known enough trailer trash in my life, that i just didn't see the merit in reading something about them....... There is no trailer trash in this story!
Instead, this is the story of one mother's search for the reason behind her daughter's depression.  Every mother, even June Cleaver, has had that moment of doubt when she thought she was doing it all wrong and must be failing her child.  This story absolutely tears at your heart strings.  I felt for Randi (the mother).  She is a single mother doing everything in her power to make sure her children are thriving, while juggling work, college, and the attention of the men around her.  Her world crumbles when she knows that one of her children is hurting.  How she and her children deal with the twists and turns of life and the evil that has invaded their peace is what makes this a great story.
After finishing this story, - which I read in one day because I absolutely could NOT put it down - I had a nice little cry, and then I read the prologue.  As I contemplated it, I realized that "happily ever after" doesn't mean you have had a fairy tale life, it just means you learned to smile again after the tears...and isn't that what we all want?
Grammar/editing:  A – near perfect
Other Books from Jade C. Jamison:
  • MADversary
  • Then Kiss Me
  • Stating His Case
  • Fabric of Night
  • Worst Mother
  • Old House
  • Finger Bang
  • Substitute Boyfriend
Bullet series:
  1. Bullet
  2. Rock Bottom
  3. Feverish
  4. Fully Automatic
  5. Slash & Burn (not yet released)
Nicki Sosebee Series:
1.       Got the Life
2.       Dead
3.       No Place to Hide
4.       Right Now
5.       One More Time
6.       Lost
7.       Innocent Bystander
8.       Blind
9.       Fake
10.    Lies (coming soon)
Tangled Web Series:
1.       Tangled Web: A Steamy Heavy Metal Novella
2.       Everything But
3.       Seal All Exits (not yet released)
4.       (not yet titled)
Wishes series:
  1. Be Careful What You Wish For
  2. Secret Wishes (not yet released)
  3. Carnal Wishes (not yet released)
  4. Dangerous Wishes (not yet released)

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