Thursday, January 1, 2015

FULLY AUTOMATIC by Jade C. Jamison

Series:  Bullet, #4
Author:  Jade C. Jamison
Publish Date:   01.30.14
Publisher:  Jade C. Jamison
Category /Genre:  NA Romance

Recommended for:  18 + due to adult situations and sexual content 
Received from:  Jade C. Jamison (in return for an honest review --- actually, she took pity on me and gave me an ARC as an early birthday gift & I have had to wait forever(!) to tell ya'all all about it!)
Date completed: 01.11.14
Goodreads Link:  Fully Automatic

Description from the publisher:
You might think you know Brad’s story, but think again.  There’s so much more to his story than what Valerie told. See Brad before Valerie came into his life and, when he was playing back burner to Ethan, see what Brad was up to when no one else in the band was looking.

Valerie might have thought she and Brad were inevitable and maybe, in the back of his mind, Brad might have felt that way too, but he didn’t just sit around waiting for her.  See the secret side of Brad that you had no idea existed.  What kept the driving force behind Fully Automatic focused even while his heart was breaking?

This is the fourth book in the series, but can stand alone.  I do recommend that you read BULLET before this one, but it is not necessary.  If you have not read BULLET, some of what I write here may be a spoiler.

Brad is the driving force behind the band Fully Automatic.  This is the story of how he develops his band and his coming of age.  From the first time he sees Valerie, he knows there is something electric between them, but he also recognizes that she has chosen Ethan.   This is the story of Brad supporting his bandmates, finding love, and living his dream.

I thought I loved Brad before, now it is adoration!  From the first time he saw Val, he knew there was something between them that could become love, but he also recognized that she had feelings for Ethan, and Brad was willing to wait for her to work it out.  He does give her the space, but he is always there for her when she needs a friend, a lover, or a confidante.  While she is working through her feelings with Ethan and Jet, Brad is pursuing other women, but never with his whole heart.  Traditionally, women talk about soul-mates and destiny and men speak of conquests.  Brad has his brain in the game and his libido on full-active duty, but his heart has been claimed and there is no fighting it.  When Ethan and Valerie marry, Brad accepts and expects to never have his happily-ever-after.  He decides to be content with his band as his mistress.  Luckily, fate isn’t always cruel.

I have a question. How do you give a standing ovation to a book? If you go to a concert or play, you can give a standing O. Some concerts, you can flick your Bic, or wave your horns. For a street performer, you can throw money in the hat, but what can you do for a book? I know the answer is to write a review, and I am, but this book deserves something more. \m/  I absolutely loved this book and Jade is one of my favorite people on the planet.  I’ve claimed her as my sister.  What is more thrilling for a lover of books than to have a sister who is an author extraordinaire? 

This is not the last book in this series.  Jade has promised us stories for Zane and Nick.  I’ll admit I am most looking forward to our band’s resident clown.  I may have married a bass player, but I have a thing for drummers.  When you add in his wit and charm, I’m a goner for Nick.  You know I’m looking forward to Nick’s and Zane’s stories.

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 
  • Punctured, Bruised, and Barely Tattooed
Bullet series:
  1. Bullet
  2. Rock Bottom
  3. Feverish
  4. Fully Automatic
  5. Christmas Stalkings
  6. 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
  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)


That was when it was time to make his move.  He let the confident feeling surge through his veins, and he stepped closer to her, close enough to touch her.  “That’s not the main reason why I came back here, though.”  He waited a few seconds to let his words register with her and then he said, “We have a little unfinished business.”

She seemed so innocent in that moment.  “We do?”

Yes, innocent maybe, but not unwilling.  He leaned over and took her face in his hands, lifting her lips to his.  He kissed her, as gently as he could allow himself to, but, goddamn, it was difficult.  He’d been imagining this moment for months now, and he wanted her badly.  Way too badly.  Fuck.  He should have jerked off in the shower, because controlling himself was going to be harder than usual.  Would losing his load have helped?  He didn’t know, but he had to stop thinking about that right now.

It was hard, though, because she tasted so sweet, and her response was just as he’d imagined.  She parted her lips and took him in.  Yeah, she was willing and eager, and all that did was fuel his fire.  She was feeling it too, that weird attraction between them igniting into something bigger than he’d expected, something he knew he’d be lucky to control.  Still…he kept his breathing (and his cock) under control for the meantime and ended the kiss.  Oh, fuck.  And she placed her hands on his pecs as though to steady herself.  It took her a few seconds to open her eyes, as though she’d been transported.  When he had her full attention, he said, “Unfinished, right?”

She gave him a tiny smile, sweet and naïve, and seemed to give the tiniest of nods.  Well, she wasn’t pushing him away.  In fact, she seemed breathless and expectant.  He wasn’t going to disappoint her, so he kissed her again, and he would have sworn it was magic.  Okay, so he never would have said something like that to one of his friends.  Ethan would have called him a pussy if he’d even known Brad had been thinking something like that.  But it was, though—it was more than just a kiss.  It felt like they deepened their connection in that moment, like he could see inside her soul and, yes, she was pure and light and everything he could ever want.

He knew her response was a sign to move forward, so he wrapped his hands around her waist and pulled her close.  Fuckin’ A.  She smelled so goddamn good and felt so right up next to him.  She moved her hands onto his neck and then slid them up into his hair, driving him insane.  Jesus…he wanted to fuck her right there, but he knew a girl like Val would need finesse.  And he wanted to give that to her.  He wanted her to know she wasn’t just a cheap lay for him.  Still, he wanted to move the proceedings forward, so he slid his hands down to her ass, using it as an excuse to press her harder into his body.

And her fingers in his hair.  Shit.  She was driving him fucking crazy.

Her breathing got deeper, so he knew he was on the right track.  He couldn’t hold it back anymore and just let the blood flow straight to his cock…like he’d be able to stop it anyway.  He moved his lips to her neck and not only did she let out a sigh, he could have sworn he heard a moan.  Fuck, yeah.  He didn’t know that a girl had ever done that before they’d actually engaged in the real deal.  He moved a hand up underneath her shirt, feeling the bare skin above her jeans, and he heard her breathing quicken again.

It was then, though, that she took a hand out of his hair and placed it firmly on his chest.  No.  Fuck, no.  If he was reading her right, she was putting on the brakes.

“Brad…please stop.”

He opened his eyes and looked in hers.  “Stop?”


Why was she changing her mind?  Was that really what she wanted?  He had to try one more time.  He kissed her again.  Yeah, there were those sparks.  Could she deny them?  “Stop that?”

She blinked.  “Yes.”

“You don’t seem so sure…”  He pressed his forehead on hers and bore into her eyes with his.  He wanted to understand.  “What’s wrong?”

She moved both hands to his chest.  She wasn’t pressing against him as if to push him away, but they seemed to ground her.  “I…It’s not you, Brad.  Oh, God, it’s not you.  I swear.  I want you bad.”

That’s what he’d thought.  “So why not?  If you’re worried about birth control…”  He wasn’t going to be irresponsible.  She had to know that.

She hesitated.  “No.  I’m…um…  I’m a…”

“Virgin?”  He knew it even before she nodded her head.  “Oh.”  He nodded too as if to process the information.  “Oh.  Yeah.  Uh…your first time should be…special, right?  At least, for girls.  I didn’t give much of a shit.”  He didn’t know how to do that for her, not right now, anyway.  He was nearly out of his mind with desire, and she was pulling the plug.  He needed a bathtub of ice water to jump in.  She giggled and, in spite of his feelings of desperation, he found it endearing.  But then it dawned on him.  Fuck.  He had to know.  As much as it was gonna hurt, he needed to know.  Her eyes all but said it, but he needed to confirm it.  “That’s not it, though.  It’s Ethan, isn’t it?  You still care about him.”  She didn’t say a word.  She didn’t need to.  It was written all over her face…

originally posted 02.06.14 on my previous website closed that site because I promoted authors and their books. 

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