Julie Armstrong was a dealt a lousy hand when her parents were killed in a car accident, leaving her the sole guardian of her brother. Her one and only love, Billy, took off on her shortly after, compounding her heartache. One saving grace, as she forged a meager existence to be both a mother and sister to her brother, Charlie, was the King family. The King’s supported her from day one with love and friendship, all except for Jason King—the aggravating, tattooed bruiser who used to torment Billy.
Jason King has loved only one woman his entire life—Julie Armstrong. He knows everything about her, even the fact that she hates his guts. Jason’s heart refuses to stop beating for her, in spite of this. When trouble finds his secret princess, he’ll do whatever he can to protect her, even if he must risk making her hate him even more.
Manion’s King family is absolutely infectious with their values, wit, charm, and camaraderie. You easily discover she is a pro at capturing the men’s psyche and antics, if you’ve ever had to chum around with a bunch of guys before. The banter and dialogue in Jason’s Princess is so effortless, you don’t forget where you are—you’re in the room with the characters living and breathing right in front of you. She pulls you into their world like some fantastical warp and you can see the brotherly scuffles of the King brothers play out right before your eyes. I love it when a book can do that.
I actually read book 2 first, Jarod’s Heart and adored it so much I requested an ARC/galley copy of the re-release of Jason’s Princess and am so glad I did. Short on sleep, as soon as I finished, I picked up Jarod’s Heart and read it again because I didn’t want to say goodbye yet. This is a great modern, Southwestern with suspense and believable love and dialogue. I’ll be back and begging for more because of the resonating characters. Who needs Skarsgard when you’ve got the King brothers? Hummah, hummah! Thank you, Ms. Manion.
Jason’s Princess releases 15 July 2016 and is Book 1 in Manion’s King Brothers series.
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Happy reading! -Drea