Review: Wrapped in Love by Lexi Ryan


Note: An advanced reader copy (ARC) was provided by the author via Social Butterfly PR.

Just in time for the holidays, bestselling author Lexi Ryan releases the fourth novel in her Boys of Jackson Harbor series, and Wrapped in Love had that blend of slow burn and second chances in terms of romance and a whole lot of family matchmaking and mischievousness on the side. Here we have the eldest of the Jackson siblings, thirty-five-year-old Brayden, who heads up the family owned Jackson Brews, having taken over after the passing of his beloved father, paired up with twenty-six-year-old Molly McKinley, single mom to four-year-old preschooler Noah.

When Molly McKinley decided to return to her hometown of Jackson Harbor, she knew that her reputation would have some people whispering and gossiping. But this is what was best for her son, and working for someone like Brayden Jackson ensured that she would be able to provide a roof over their heads and food on the table. Which is why the only option she had after she and Brayden slept together was for her to run off and insist it was a mistake. After all, he's her boss and she desperately needs to keep her job. Ignoring her attraction to him was a must, even if it happens to be mutual. But when she's evicted from her rental and Brayden offers his home to her and Noah, the close quarters force Molly to realize she can't resist Brayden any longer. And then both their pasts come calling.

I wasn't a huge fan of Molly's for a good portion of this book, and we can all thank her reticence and stubbornness for that. However, when the truth about her past came to light, I finally had a better understanding of why she made the choices that she did. Does it excuse some of her behavior with regards to her treatment of Brayden? No, but having greater insight on how she became the person that she is did have me reassessing my general opinion of her. Brayden, on the other hand, was very much a Jackson, which also basically means that he was a good guy with a giving AND forgiving heart. He wasn't perfect, but he also wasn't the type to intentionally harm someone for the heck of it. There's a lot more to their history together, but I'll save you from any spoilers and suggest that you check the back out instead. There weren't any loose ends, per se, but I do wish the had been tightened a wee bit more. Overall, I enjoyed Wrapped in Love, which gets 4.5 stars, and I'm curious to see who Carter's match will be. ♥

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Read my reviews for the Boys of Jackson Harbor series:


The Wrong Kind of Love (book one) - 4.5 stars - My Review

Straight Up Love (book two) - four stars - My Review

Dirty, Reckless Love (book three) - 4.5 stars - My Review

Wrapped in Love (book four) - 4.5 stars - My Review (posted above)

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Date Read: 07 December 2018

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