Title: A Pound of Flesh
By: Sophie Jackson
Series: A Pound of Flesh #1
My Copy: Netgalley Review Copy
Lose your heart to your new bad boy book boyfriend. Wes Carter - sexy, edgy, behind bars, with emotional scars as permanent as the ink on his skin, just waiting to be healed by love...
Fans of Samantha Young, Jodi Ellen Malpas, Jamie McGuire, Katy Evans and Prison Break will find this powerful love story utterly addictive and unforgettable.
Their love is forbidden. But won't be denied... Can true love heal the deepest scars?
For Kat Lane, teaching inmates at a New York prison is her way of upholding the legacy of her beloved father, murdered fifteen years ago. But when new student Wes Carter walks into her classroom, she's shaken by the strength of her attraction to him. Carter is as handsome as he is dangerous, as mysterious as he is quick-witted - and he ensures people keep their distance. Yet vibrant Kat bypasses his defences and challenges him to reveal the real man behind the intimidating reputation. As their emotional barriers crumble, their inescapable but forbidden feelings cannot be ignored. But will Kat's discovery of Carter's role on the night her father died force them apart...or bind their hearts for ever?
A Pound of Flesh is a tale of loyalty, redemption and all-consuming love against the odds, introducing an irresistible bad boy hero...
The description suggests that you lose your heart to a bad boy, and that was about spot on as a description can get for a story. I can't say that I really found A Pound of Flesh a relative story to myself, but it is one of those heart felt journeys that will mark you. Wes and Kat have had very different lives, but their journeys have brought them in and out of one another's lives just at the right times. First at a moments glance to ensure that Kat's safety, and then again when it is the right time for love to rock their world. I was impressed with the literary references, and the symbolism between the written works and their own story. The extremely careful attention to detail creates this story so vividly that I could see the story play out in my mind as though I was the innocent bystander. This is a story of inspiration, and just simply about the ability to overcome. Wes has had options, but always chosen the rough roads for his past. With the bright future just within his reach; he will need to make a choice without letting his past define him. Kat on the other hand has spent years trying to overcome the scars of her past. With a promise looming in the shadows she is reaching deep to find the strength within to move forward, and finally keep her promise. In both cases they are striving for the strength within to overcome, just as Wes was present in the exact moment to save Kat as a young girl they will now be thrust into one another world again, because only together will they find the strength they are both seeking. I was very impressed by the sophistication of this novel, and the extremely talented display in this story.