Apr 07 2019

Book Spotlight & Review: I Want You Back by Lorelei James

Posted by Jennifer in 4 Stars, Contemporary Romance, Review / Leave a Comment

Former NHL star Jaxson Lund has returned to the Twin Cities, but he’s at loose ends, unsure if he belongs at Lund Industries, or where he stands with Lucy, his ex-girlfriend and mother of his daughter, Mimi. Despite the signs she’d like to leave him in the penalty box, the attraction burning between them reinforces his determination to prove that he deserves a second chance…

Lucy Quade is in a good place with a steady job, a nice apartment, and a well-adjusted daughter, which is why she’s hesitant when Jax insists on co-parenting. It’s not that Lucy doesn’t trust Jax…she’s just unconvinced he can handle multiple responsibilities when he’s been singularly focused on playing hockey. But when issues arise with Mimi, Lucy’s shocked at how levelheaded and paternal he acts, giving her a glimpse of the Jax she used to know, the sexy, sweet man she fell for years ago.

Once Lucy lets her guard down, Jax goes all in to show her how good they are together, but will their past remain too large an obstacle to ever overcome?



About the Author

Lorelei James is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of romances in the Rough Riders series, the Blacktop Cowboys® series, the Mastered series, the Need You series and the Legacy series.

Lorelei also writes dark, gritty mysteries under the name Lori Armstrong. Her books in the Julie Collins and Mercy Gunderson series have won Shamus Awards and the Willa Cather Literary Award. Lorelei lives in western South Dakota.




Review of I Want You Back

Review (4.5 Stars):  I Want You Back is a charming romance about finding a second chance with your one true love.  Jaxson said goodbye to his hockey career and decided to lay down roots with his family’s company while trying to mend fences with his ex-girlfriend.  Lucy was the woman where things didn’t end well between them and the mother of his daughter, Mimi.  As he tries to find his footing with his family and being a parent, Jaxson is determined to win back the only woman that makes his heart beat.  The only thing is that he is afraid now that they may never be able to heal the damage that happened in the past.

I loved Jax and Lucy’s story together!  These two had a long history and there was a lot of pain they had to get over before they could rebuild their relationship together.  I loved their chemistry and you could see that they belonged with one another even though they tried to fight it at first.  This is the first book in a brand new series and I’m already calling this one a winner that shouldn’t be missed.


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