Friday, September 2, 2016
MY THOUGHTS: Something Precious by M. Clarke
Something Amazing, #2
(Something Great spin-off, #5)
November 8, 2015
Can be read as a standalone
As Jax and Rachel start their lives together, finally engaged and living in Los Angeles, all seems right with the world until Chloe wants to enter their lives again. She wants to be closer to her son, Jace, and in order to keep the peace, Jax agrees. Unfortunately, trouble seems to be swirlilng in the air when Rachel's high school crush enters their lives; meanwhile Chloe proclaims to be pregnant.
Rachel is left questioning whether Jax is the one she wants to live happily ever after with, while they are left pondering who could be the father of Chloe's baby. Could their relationship be strong enough to surpass these obstacles or will this mean the end of Jax and Rachel's love.
(cover links to Goodreads)
Can be read as a standalone
Read my 5-star review of Something Amazing, HERE!
**About the Author**
M. Clarke, aka Mary Ting, resides in Southern California with her husband and two children. She enjoys oil painting and making jewelry. Writing her first novel, Crossroads Saga, happened by chance. It was a way to grieve the death of her beloved grandmother, and inspired by a dream she once had as a young girl. When she started reading new adult novels, she fell in love with the genre. It was the reason she had to write one-Something Great. Why the pen name, M. Clarke? She tours with Magic Johnson Foundation to promote literacy and her children's chapter book- No Bullies Allowed.
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Note: This review contains NO spoilers
Well, right off the bat... I just loved Jax and Rachel's story. Something Precious is the second book in a spin-off series from the Something Great trilogy which was also an amazing series that I absolutely fell in love with. For me, it was an incredibly addicting modern fairy tale romance with a noticeable difference...the female leads are strong women. No damsels in distress...well, maybe in some other subtle way. Set in the beautiful and seductive modeling world, Rachel and Jax endures the ups and downs that are included in their careers and raising a child. This second book in the Something Amazing series takes these characters to another level of obstacles that will test their love, patience....and, most of all, trust.
The characters are well developed and the world building was very descriptve. M. Clarke's writing enabled me to enter their world and feel what they were feeling. With every turn of the page, my heart was racing, my eyes were tearing up, and my head was spinning as I followed Rachel and Jax endure the troubles that was laid before them that tested their relationship. I was in complete awe...AGAIN. M. Clarke took me on another romantic rollercoaster ride of emotions that had me tied in knots in nervous anticipation of the conclusion of this second book. OMG! I don't know... I was an emotional wreck when I got to the end of the book...haha! But, I was so in love and relieved that this romance just made my heart soar.
M. Clarke can spin a modern fairy tale romance with the contemporary workings of every day life of her career-driven characters. With her descriptive storytelling, M. Clarke brings about a realism to her characters that readers can relate to whether being a model, a photographer, or any career in life. She has brought, yet again, another incredibly touching and poignant New Adult story that many readers can identify with....in one way or another.