Jude and Rachel

I wasn’t sure I would love this one or not but so far, I have really enjoyed all the off shots from by Vi Keeland and Penelope Ward’s Cocky Bastard. I think this is the 5th or 6th one from the Cocky Bastard’s world that I have read. 

Jude totally comes off as the guy who has it all.  From almost the page one you sense he is kind of unsettled.  That there is something in his world missing.  You quickly realize that Jude wants very true and honest relationship with someone.  I was pretty sure he was not going to be likable at all.  He is super arrogant. 

For Jude he thinks that is Rachel.  Rachel does not agree.  She is not a fan of Jude. She is really unimpressed with him and his life  Rachel has always allowed the men in her past to take care of her.  She doesn’t want to be controlled.  She is really looking for a partner, a companion. 

I am not going to lie it took me some to get started on this book.  I put it down like 4 times.  Jude’s arrogance was so over the top.  But once I made it past the first few chapters I fell in love with Jude.  I saw the cracks in his armor.  I wanted him to win Rachel.  I actually for a while felt like Rachel’s character played to hard to get.  She was so back and forth about Jude.  I think it was her circumstances and not wanting to make a choice out of desperation. 

Special Shout out to Ask Ida for once again helping dense men fix their mistakes!

This was a 4.5/5 read for me.  I left off a .5 star just because I struggled a bit to get into it.  This is another great offering from the Cocky Hero Club World.