Author: Rachel Curtis
Source: ARC provided by the author in exchange for an honest review.
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I am not a slut, although I’ve been called one often enough. Yeah, I spent three months screwing one of my college professors, but I was crazy about the guy. Then he broke up with me.
I am not a bitch, although people like to say I am. I kept our relationship secret. I’m not responsible for telling the university administrators about it, but a lot of students still blame me for getting their favorite professor fired.
I am not a drama queen, although everyone thinks I am now. When I got a few nasty messages, I just deleted them. When I got the threat, I assumed it was someone being stupid. I still think that’s all it was. My parents worry, though, so they hired me a bodyguard. Now Jack follows me around, intimidating everyone who approaches me and looking obnoxiously hot.
This is what I am. I’m Chloe. I’m a twenty-year-old art history major. Kind of shy, although I pretend not to be. Stubborn enough to stay here for my senior year, even though everyone hates me.
And I’m stuck with Jack.
He calls me “Princess,” but I’m not a princess either
Flirty Review: Four Lip Bites
Knowing Jack is the story of a young college student, Chloe, who after having a very public affair with her professor had suffered ridicule and now even threats from her fellow peers or instructors. One particular person started a very hateful Tumblr page dedicated to Chloe. No one likes Chloe, even though the affair wasn't one-sided, she's was left to take the brunt of the fallout after Mr. Beloved Professor was fired.
Intro Jack. Jack is a bodyguard hired by Chloe's parents because they think the threats to her life are more serious than she does. Jack is there to shadow her every move and protect her from harm's way. Jack is immediately attracted to her, but of course has to shield his desire in order to keep his job and to do it effectively.
Let's just say the summary really drew me in. I'm always caught up by books that promise a forbidden attraction where the protags fall victim to their need by the middle or end of the book. I'm a sucker, kill me. So reading Knowing Jack was going to be a treat for me. It's not part of a sequel that I can see which made me even more happy.
Chloe: I understood Chloe in a way that she's was trying to not play the victim because of the threats to her life. As Jack told her she was playing the martyr which I totally got. Why didn't she go to another school, why didn't she want to leave for Paris? She was trying to be strong for herself and let people know she wouldn't break. This part I really loved about Chloe.
Jack: Jack on the other hand was hard to grasp sometimes. He was back and forth with her all the time. For a professional he was really upfront with telling her his attraction to her and then pulling back at the same time. It was like he enjoyed the tease. I wasn't so sure about him after that and didn't understand his motivations. He wanted to stay away from her romantically because of his past but yet he wouldn't let himself. It was like he was the martyr, not Chloe.
Plot hole: The whole arc was blown in my opinion, making me drop off the lip bite in my review even though I should've dropped more, because of what Jack did at the end to reveal Chloe's cyber stalker could have been done in the beginning of the book leading Chloe to avoid the trouble that eventually comes later. Phew, that's a mouthful. I thought again, "Why didn't Jack do a whole internet investigation like he did at the end of the book on the first day he was guarding Chloe. It would have saved a lot of time and effort, and not to mention strain she was under." That left me scratching my head, but this is fiction and I wasn't going to think to hard over it.
Okay, Knowing Jack has some flaws. It's not a bad book though. I read it in only a couple of hours because it was a page turner and I liked it. It was just thinking about it afterward that got me into trouble.
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