Book Review: Cherish Me by Jennifer Culbreth

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Haunted by vivid nightmares that force her to relive the night she was shot, Judy Adams struggles to heal physically and emotionally. Rejected by her family; she finds a ray of hope when an unexpected friend shows up on her doorstep. However her recovery is quickly derailed when she begins receiving sinister threats.

Fueled by revenge and vowing to stop the one causing the terror towards the one he loves, Jace Alexander along with the men of VIP Bodyguard Service decide to take matters into their own hands. Using the training they received in the military and enlisting the help of some unexpected allies, they stumble upon some dark secrets from the past.

With danger and tragedy looming around every corner, can their relationship withstand the strain? Or will it crack under the pressure taking with it everything they cherish most?

Linda’s Review:

3.5 STARS

These are getting better, but I am in the minority it seems. I still think there are parts that are cheesy and in part that is because of how fast a lot of the characters seems to become emotionally involved in each other. I’ve formed attachments, but some of these feel like they happened in less than a month. I’m not saying you can’t form some kind of attachment, but everyone is “brother/sister/family.” And I love a great romance, but I can’t always relates to how the characters react to certain situations and not just romantically. For example, Judy first reaction is to race into a situation…um, you were just shot doing exactly that…that tends to make people more cautious unless there is absolutely NO other option…and she is surrounded by strong, highly trained men…she has no excuse for some of her behavior when she has that kind of back up.

What I do like is that the story picks up with Jace and Judy, but you still get more Ryan and Abbi, and of course the other guys that make up the bodyguard team with some new additions. We were introduced to Jace and Judy in book 1. Their story began there so we don’t go back, but instead move forward looking at how their lives change after Judy was shot. Things didn’t end there with Trent still on the loose, and things get a bit more complicated when one of Judy’s childhood friends makes an appearance. At first I was a concerned as to how the author would change the focus from Abbi to Judy as it relates to Trent, but she did manage that pretty smoothly with the introduction of Alexis. And this allowed the suspense from book 1 to continue with resolution in book 2.

So my rating is strictly based on how I struggled to relate to some parts of this book, and in parts to how they are written. Some areas are written formally, and some more casually. I am definitely a fan of a more relaxed style unless the entire book is written formally…not sure I’m explaining this correctly, but that is not to say I don’t still like these characters and look forward to continuing on with some of the other guys’ stories.

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About Jennifer Culbreth

I was born and raised in a small town that until maybe a year ago, you couldn’t find on a map. After high school I did what every wild child from a small town would do and kicked rocks to the farthest college I could go to. Which happened to be about 20 miles out of town, I didn’t trust my old clunker of a truck to go much farther than that. After graduating college with a shiny new piece of paper hung in a $3.00 Wal-mart frame I got my first “big girl” job with Synovus Financial Corporation.

During the five years I stayed at the company, I bought a new truck, moved into my own apartment (in the same small town), and met the man who would eventually accept my craziness and ask me to marry him. I am privileged to call myself a US Navy Wife. My husband currently serves on the USS Hue City, which has been deployed more times during our marriage than it has been home. But we look forward to a three year shore duty in Colorado Springs.

I have been very lucky to have had the support of my friends and family during the years and I look forward to many more years full of there snide remarks and sarcasm. I wouldn’t want them any other way.

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