Thursday, August 30, 2018

The Jack by M.K. Harkins - Review and GiveAway

Today we have the blog tour of THE JACK by MK Harkins! 

Check out the tour and be sure to grab your copy today!


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Author: M.K. Harkins
Publication Date:  20 August, 2018
Publisher: Self-Published
Series:  The Immortal Series, book 2
Genre:  Paranormal Romance
Age Recommendation: 14 and Up
Rating: 4 Stars
~ I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review ~ 

Book Description:

What matters more to Archer: saving the woman he loves but can never have, protecting humanity, or avoiding a prison sentence that would stretch for eternity?   Archer is a half breed, caught between two opposing heritages - the Jacks, a bloodthirsty race who kills for sport, and the Readers, a docile race trying to save humankind. Two years ago, he betrayed the Readers, though, in a last-minute change of heart, saved them from ultimate destruction. But now he’s all alone, wallowing in unrequited love.   Sadie is an Immortal Seer with a dangerous calling: she must hunt down and destroy the last of the vengeful Jacks. But her quirky humor and gentle spirit make her an unlikely fit for the job.   Archer is drawn to Sadie’s pure, kindhearted nature, rekindling hope he might not have to live a solitary life, but he has no idea the danger he’s in.   When fate forces the mortal enemies to work together, Sadie must determine which side Archer is on, how much of his charm is real, and if she should follow through with her directive: should she kill him or save him?  

My Review:

As soon as this book came on my radar I knew that I had to read it.  Having not read the first book, The Reader, I immediately went and one-clicked it, tore through it, and then sat in anxious anticipation for The Jack to release!

I knew this one was going to have me gripping the pages because I fell hard and fast for Archer in the first book and wow the way things went out in The Reader I wasn't quite sure where his story was going to go, although I knew he would be redeemed I was totally unsure of how M.K. Harkins would do it. Archer is really a great character, he's been a bit maligned all his life. Always a little on the outskirts, never sure of his place even though most of the people around him had no idea that he didn't truly fit in until it was 'too late'.  A father who felt ashamed of his son's linage and often times took that shame out on Archer in their interactions.  He's the 'boy' who looses it all, the one who's been living a lie and now has to prove he is more than just what people think he is because of his heritage and past.

Sadie is another great character, the only thing more I could have wanted from her was more back story.  These characters have been around for thousands of years, there is a world of history in each of them and more particularly with Sadie because she has lived in the world wide 'community' and she's done it all on her own.  She hasn't had a group of like-minded people or a place that is protected from the outside like the Readers and even the Jack's have had.  I want to read one of her history books and just really get to know her on a deeper level.  It's hard at times because these characters have been around for so long yet they are still seemingly (at least in looks) kids so when they get in their groups, especially with the Readers, I have difficulties seeing them in positions of power, I can never quite place what their actual role in the community is, but with Sadie she was a free agent so to speak so she comes across as older and more mature even though they are all around the same age.  I loved her giving heart and her desire to see the good in every one, though it does get her in trouble a time or two.  I loved her connection with Archer and that while they fight it a little they always know deep down who they are to one another and when they finally accept it, well that's it.  I am a huge fan of non-angsty romance so this was a great read for me.  Yes there is a bit of a love triangle but you realize early on that it won't play a major role in the overall storyline.

 One of the things I really loved about this story was the suspense, the who-dun-it feel.  I had so many theories running wild and every time I was sure it was one person I changed to another.  So that means I wasn't totally surprised by the outcome in the end but boy did I enjoy the trail to getting there. I loved that friendships were rebuilt and that faith wasn't totally lost.  

This is really a book about Archer's redemption and finding friendship and love when you are willing to truly open yourself up to it regardless of your fears. I am incredibly anxious to get ahold of the next book, there has to be one right?  Because I want to know what happens with our dear sweet fiery-tempred redheaded Lucy and a new character we meet in The Jacks.  We know it's not over by the way things ended, or at least I hope that it isn't, also I am gonna be needing some little baby Archers, haha.

So great this one up, it can be read as a Standalone but I think you will be in a better position if you know the full back story of Archer and have met a few of the characters before.  This is a great read for the mid ya aged teens, 13 to 14 year olds as the romance isn't the main focus nor does it get too intense.  These are pretty quick reads that will grab your attention and keep it so go on ahead and dive in and enjoy!


Catch Up on the Series

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(50 Dollar Amazon Gift Card)

About MK Harkins:

MK has always been a voracious reader. After hitting a dry spell of reading material, she decided to write the kind of book she'd like to read. This resulted in the creation of her debut novel, Intentional. (Award for Best Sweet Romance - eFestival of Words- August 2014) Unintentional, the second book in the series, is based on the life of one of the characters in Intentional (Cade - an engineer/rock star). Unintentional was written as a stand-alone book. Breaking Braydon, another stand-alone book, is now available on Amazon. Taking Tiffany (A spin-off) is available now. MK is currently working on a paranormal romance - The Reader. Due out 2016. When she's not writing novels, she likes to spend her free time traveling the world, splashing in mud puddles (She lives in Seattle, what can she say?), watching movies and reading (!)

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1 comment:

  1. This was a great introduction for me to the series! I like books that can be read as standalones, butttt the series sounds cool enough that I should check it out & start with book 1. :D