By Lauren Layne
A year ago, Jackson Burke was married to the love of his life and playing quarterback for the Texas Redhawks. Now he’s retired, courtesy of the car accident that ruined his career—and single, after a nasty scandal torpedoed his marriage. Just as he’s starting to get used to his new life as a health and fitness columnist for Oxford magazine, his unpredictable ex shows up on his doorstep in Manhattan. Jackson should be thrilled. But he can’t stop thinking about the one person who’s always been there for him, the one girl he could never have: her younger sister.
Mollie Carrington can’t say no to Madison. After all, her older sister practically raised her. So when Madison begs for help in winning her ex-husband back, Mollie’s just glad she got over her own crush on Jackson ages ago—or so she thought. Because as Mollie reconnects with Jackson, she quickly forgets all her reasons to stay loyal to her sister. Tempted by Jackson’s mellow drawl and cowboy good looks, Mollie is sick and tired of coming in second place. But she can’t win if she doesn’t play the game.
After reading and falling in love with IRRESISTIBLY YOURS, I couldn’t wait to read I WISH YOU WERE MINE.
I really liked Jackson, despite not being sure if I would after learning of his reputation in the first book. He’s a sweet guy who was really put through the wringer by his ex-wife, Madison, and you can’t help but feel sorry for him after everything he’s been through. His entire life imploded in a single moment and he’s now left trying to figure out what to do with the rest of his life. I liked Mollie a lot and I thought she was a perfect match for Jackson. She’s smart and sincere, and she has no intention of using Jackson for his fame and wealth, unlike Madison. But while I liked them both, I was annoyed that neither of them really stood up to Madison. If anyone deserves a verbal and/or physically slap down, it would be her. I get that Madison is the only family Mollie has left, but I can’t fathom why anyone would try so hard to hold on to a person who continually treats you with such contempt. And Jackson really should have sued the pants off of everyone that played a part in ruining his reputation. But that’s just me and what can I say…I’m a bitch.
I WISH YOU WERE MINE is told in dual POVs and is part of the Oxford series, but it can be read as a stand-alone. I enjoyed reading I WISH YOU WERE MINE and read it in pretty much one sitting, but I would have enjoyed it more if Madison had gotten what she so rightly deserved. Yeah, that’s the bitch in me coming out again. Quite a bit of emphasis was put on Lincoln in this book, and it’s his story we’ll get in book three, SOMEONE LIKE YOU.
I Wish You Were Mine (Oxford # 2)
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