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Pack your bags for another trip to Cliffside Bay!
Jaded: Zane & Honor by Tess Thompson is NOW LIVE!!!
Zane Shaw isn’t the type to cower in a corner, until he meets Honor Sullivan. She’s the most phenomenal woman he’s ever met, but he’s been burned before and so he’s doomed to fall for her from a distance. If only his past hadn’t left him so weary, perhaps he could be the man he was raised to be.
Honor Sullivan has too much at stake to get distracted by a man. But Zane Shaw isn’t just any man. He’s smart, gorgeous, and a survivor like her. Which is why she knows, deep down, that he deserves someone better than her. Someone whole and undamaged. Yet she can’t seem to contain the way he makes her feel.
These two jaded souls with an instant connection just might find that true love is a joy best savored in the aftermath of life’s hardships and pain.
Like most of her characters, Tess Thompson hails from a small town and will always feel like a small town girl, despite the fact she’s lived in Seattle for over twenty-five years. She loves music and dancing, books and bubble baths, cooking and wine, movies and snuggling. She cries at sappy commercials and thinks kissing in the rain should be done whenever possible. Although she tries to act like a lady, there may or may not have been a few times in the last several years when she’s gotten slightly carried away watching the Seattle Seahawks play, but that could also just be a nasty rumor.
She currently lives in a suburb of Seattle, Washington with her brand new husband, the hero of her own love story, and their Brady Bunch clan of two sons, two daughters and five cats, all of whom keep her too busy, often confused, but always amazed. Yes, that’s four kids and five cats. Pray for her.
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These books just keep getting better and better in this series. Yet this one can be a standalone. I was so curious about Zane and Honor and sometimes they seemed to hate each other, and yet, you knew there was something more there. This book gives us that “something more” and in the best possible way.
Both Zane and Honor haven’t always had it all, and even now Zane struggles to feel like he is enough. He owns the bar that his dad use to have, but he isn’t “overly successful” and doesn’t think he is good enough for Honor. He was raised by only his dad, and then his fiancé left him, of course he is going to think women won’t stick around. Honor grew up in the system and with her past, she didn’t think anyone could love her and that she was “broken”. Both Zane and Honor loved the other from afar. Everyone knew, but the other.
I love this group of friends, they will be there for each other and push them to do things and tell them the truth no matter what. I love seeing them come together, like the did when it came to Honor. I loved the little bit of drama/mystery that that particular storyline entailed…otherwise the main drama was the will they/won’t they.
Honor and Zane are two of the best people and both deserve the best. If you want to see a story of true love and resilience and sticking by others (friends and lovers) this is the book for you!