Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Book Review+Spotlight: Ace of Spades by Elle Bright

Title: Ace of Spades

Author: Elle Bright

Genre: Standalone Contemporary Romance, New Adult


The stakes are high and the cards are about to fall…

Reckless, bad boy rocker Jackson “Black Jack” Blackner has everything a man could want, yet he hides from the pain of his past behind sex and drugs. Lost in a downward spiral, he reaches out to the only person who ever truly cared about him, the childhood friend he pushed away.

Promising businesswoman Melody Davis follows all the rules. Until Jackson crashes back into her life and turns her straight-laced world upside down. Dragged into his world of self-destructive indulgence, Melody must fight to save the boy she knew from the man he has become.


My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Find this Review at Taryn Lee's Book Blog

A gifted copy was provided by the author for an honest review.

This is the first book I read by Elle Bright, and it will not be the last! So the name of the book made me think this book would be straight up something about lady luck and Vegas, but it's not. So don't let the title fool you, because it did me. Not it an upsetting way either.

  "It was dark and emotional. Beautiful and mesmerizing. Full of life and love."

This is a straight stand-alone with no cliffhanger: My favorite! Melody Davis and Jackson "Black Jack" Blackner have been besties since elementary school when Jackson stood up for Melody when she was put through some brutal bullying. Years go by and Jackson becomes a hit rockstar and his friendship with Melody is cut off drastically when Jackson brutally murders his stepfather.

So here we are eight years later and Mel is working in the same hotel that Black Jack, Jackson's band, is staying at. OR more like destroying. After she's fired for not controlling the issue of Black Jack destroying their hotel room, a now strung out Jackson hires Melody to be his manager. But her one condition is he stops the drugs, so now it's really up to Jackson to keep himself straight.

I overly enjoyed the entire plot of this book. But I do have some complaints about it. I felt like the book was a bit rushed. It would have been nice to build up more about the characters feelings toward each other. Mel basically forgives Jackson, and I was like Make that man grovel! I also wish their would have been more character development. I would have liked to see Jackson's road to recovery.

Overall, I think this is a wonderful book so I'm giving it 4 STARS out of 5 STARS. I cannot wait to see what else author Elle Bright has for us!

Read by Taryn Lee on March 31, 2014
Reviewed by Taryn Lee on April 2, 2014
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Elle Bright, is the author of the Amazon bestseller, Fall of Darkness, as well as Dark Redemption and Come Back to Me. As a practicing Registered Nurse, Elle specializes in Pediatrics, Neonatal Intensive Care, and Emergency Nursing. Elle received her Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing from Grand Canyon University.

Elle is a proud member of the Romance Writers of America -- including the Utah and San Diego chapters. She lives in San Diego, California, with her husband, three children, and their four-legged baby.


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