BXTCHES Gotta Warn: Okay people, if you have read the synopsis for Weathering Jack Storm (either on Goodreads or Amazon) it is going to say the following: “Weathering Jack Storm” is book 2 of the G Strings Set Rock Star Romance, a spin off from the well loved rock and roll band romance Silver Strings Series. This full sized novel can stand alone, but is greatly enhanced by reading Book 1, “Jack Who?” I am here to tell you to NOT adhere to that. Weathering Jack Storm CAN ONLY be read and enjoyed prior to reading Jack Who?. How do I know this? Because I have read the series and the foundation, the roots to the relationship between Marissa and Jack AND Jack and Tristan are all laid down in Jack Who? So if you have decided to give the series a whirl, then do so in order. Thank you, warning over.
Weathering Jack Storm will be told in the third person POV.
We are picking up in Weathering Jack Storm where Jack Who? left off. Jack is moving Marissa and Tristan to L.A. to start a life together. While Marissa is excited to start a new life with Jack, she certainly has reservations about picking up her life and moving it across the country. It doesn’t help that one of the first things she must do upon her arrival in L.A. is attend a party for Jackal’s upcoming album. Adding to that stress, Jack sends her shopping with Randi, who happens to be a lingerie model, and an ex of Jack’s (or so Marissa believes) AND Marissa will be leaving Tristan in the hands of Jack’s aunt and uncle while they attend the soirée, so her stress level is a bit high.
The album party is somewhat of a pre-curser to how L.A. is going to pan out for Marissa. Remember, she is from Mississippi, she worked at a casino for crying out loud. She is not ready for the storm (pun intended) that is about to hit her. Almost from the beginning of this book, we are introduced to Emma, the publicist for Jackal and I can go ahead and warn you that she is a piece of work. I’m not going to get too much into the storyline that involves Emma, but it is one of the main drama sources in this book and to say that one wanted to really give Emma a BXTCHslap would be an understatement.
There is actually a lot happening in Weathering Jack Storm. Unlike Jack Who?, where the focus on the storyline is really about Marissa, Jack, and Tristan and the development of those relationships, this book is going to continue that relationship growth while also injecting more characters into the story. Lisa Gillis does a really good job with the “Living in L.A.” storyline and all of the issues that it brings to a normal civilian trying to incorporate herself into the world of the famous. But, I can’t really say too much without spilling the beans, which means that you will just have to read it to find out.
While some readers may get frustrated with Marissa in Weathering Jack Storm, I think that the author did a really good job at presenting the reader with a very problematic Marissa. She is someone who is first a mother and having been the sole caretaker and decision maker for Tristan for the first almost 5 years of his life, you can feel her torture when it came to Jack being able and needing to make decisions for his son. Also, I think that Marissa is really struggling with the lifestyle that she now needs to become accustomed to living. She can basically have anything that she has ever wanted for or needed, but she is not entirely comfortable with spending what she deems is Jack’s money, money that she hasn’t earned. There’s also the small issue of not being able to be so free because the camera lens is always watching. So, while she may be a bit frustrating and overreacting (strip club scene) at times, I think that most of it is intentional (on the part of the author), she will be faced with a lot of crap (for lack of a better word) and all in all, she handles it better than a lot would.
I touched on new characters earlier, but in this book we do get presented with new faces. There is of course the band, which there isn’t a whole lot of storyline revolving them, but we at least get a bit of Jackal. Dax is a prominent character that I really enjoyed. He is Jack’s assistant and I thought that he was very well written and very likable, in fact, his storyline was pleasantly surprising. There are going to be some characters you absolutely love (Dax and Randi) and then there will be some that you loathe (Emma and Meg, Jack’s sister), but I think that they each really added wonderful depth to a really well rounded story.
If there is any disappointment with Weathering Jack Storm, it is in the sex. When I read a book that is of this genre (Rock Star), my expectation level is pretty high and pretty NC-17. I am someone who needs the deets. In this book, the scenes were either too wordy, to where my thought was “What in the hell is happening?” or you know that sex is going down, but it jumps to the next scene. In a book like this, I really wanted some “throw her up against the wall” fucking and this book really gives just PG caliber sex. Disappointing? Yes. But, still loved the book.
This is a really good Rock Star series. The story is an intriguing one and the pages turn quick. I definitely recommend it, I think you will be falling hard for Jack, Marissa, and Tristan. Great read.