Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Juked by M.E. Carter [Review]

 Juked by M.E. Carter
Juked (Texas Mutiny #1) by M.E. Carter
Format: ebook
Source: purchased
Date read: March 11, 2017

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Synopsis (Goodreads):
Juked: verb.
/jook-t/
A slang soccer term meaning: faked out, deceived, confused your opponent
See examples Daniel Zavaro and Quincy Watson:

As the rising star in Houston, Daniel has found fame as Captain of his Pro soccer team and the city’s most eligible bachelor. Daniel has everything – except someone special – and that suits him just fine. He doesn’t want, or need, complications.

Quincy has baggage, and lots of it. After a tragic accident spins her world on its axis, she finds herself as a single mother, raising a newborn nephew she never knew she had. Between parenthood, her full-time job, and dealing with the suffocating grief of losing her sister, every day is a struggle.

When they begin to cross paths unexpectedly and often, an unlikely friendship starts to evolve. Feelings change. Lines get crossed. What happens next surprises them both...

Before they know it-- they’ve been Juked.
Thoughts on Juked: I liked this book overall, but I wasn't enamored of Daniel running scared when things got a little tough. I mean, I got it, but leaving Quincy to deal with what she was dealing with (although he wasn't aware she was dealing with it, really) gave me a case of angry eyes. I think I wanted Quincy to make him suffer more after he did that. Which makes me feel kinda bloodthirsty, but being in her position is, like, my worst nightmare and I'd be IN NO WAY OKAY with having someone walk away with no explanation and then get hit with the one-two punch of her family being torn apart.

I wanted more groveling on his part. Lots more.

That said, I did enjoy their relationship. Quincy was trying to find her footing as a new mom while dealing with her grief over losing her sister and things didn't move at the speed of light at first. Daniel was surprisingly helpful with the baby (surprising because of his adamant refusal to have a family of his own, not because he was a dude or anything) and his advice helped her through some of the worst of her crazy. Well, up until he bailed. But I've matured and am moving past that.

Fun with a side of family responsibility. *thumbs up*

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