Book Review ~ Jackson’s Trust by Violet Duke

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Jackson’s Trust by Violet Duke

Series: A Fourth Down Novel, #1

Genre: Romance

Publisher: Loveswept

Release Date: 3/8/16

Page Count: 258



New York Times bestselling author Violet Duke kicks off her sizzling-hot new Fourth Down series with a friends-to-lovers romance between a no-strings-attached sports analyst and the hottest damn tomboy he’s ever met.

It’s no secret that sports analyst Jackson Gray doesn’t do relationships. What is a secret, however, is the reason why. Jackson’s life is . . . complicated. And it doesn’t help that his current hands-off “friendship” is with the cute-as-hell new sideline reporter he’s assigned to train. Turns out, not only is the woman damn sweet, she also knows as much about football as he does. Like it or not though, Jackson has to remind himself that sex is the only thing he has to offer . . . until now.

Leila Hart’s fast-growing friendship with Jackson is something she’d never risk, no matter how unbelievably seductive the reward. Becoming an NFL sportscaster has always been the goal, and thanks to Jackson’s fierce support and mentoring, it all finally seems within reach. Problem is, a girl can only take so much of that sexy-as-sin voice whispering dirty, filthy football stats in her ear before she loses all self-control. A workplace romance with Jackson is a disaster waiting to happen, especially for someone with big dreams . . . and secrets of her own.


Violet Duke has been one of my favorite authors since I was introduced to her Can’t Resist Series, and since reading that very first book it has been no secret that I am enamored with all of the books that she writes. I can’t say it enough, she just keeps getting better and better and amazes me with every book she comes out with! This is book one in a new series, The Fourth Down Series, which has a cast of spin-off characters found in her Cactus Creek books; the lovable boys introduced in Xoey’s love story, Loves, Exes and Ohs.

The love story between Leila and Jackson was so heartfelt, angsty, and gooey-romantic that I just melted throughout the book with every page turn. I definitely didn’t want it to end. And can we just talk about Leila? She is an awesome lead female character of so much strength and beauty! And Jackson? There just aren’t words for how awesome he is! I loved the character building in this story, it was so real and it got me to my core. However, it didn’t surprise me, as all of Violet’s characters are so well created. And I love that her series cross over and I get to keep seeing my favorite characters in other storylines.

I also have to complement the chemistry and crazy heat, one of the many things that make Violet’s books so amazing. Violet has an ability to keep readers engaged in the story, and this story was no different. At first I was completely floored by the twist in the storyline, but once I got over the surprise I couldn’t turn the pages fast enough to get to the end, even if I wanted it to last a whole lot longer. All of Violet’s books always have the perfect blend of romance, sexiness and plot.

If you have not read any of Violet Duke’s book, what are you waiting for? Go one-click them now and start reading!

I received an ARC of this book, from NetGalley, in exchange for my honest review.


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