True Abandon by Jeannine Colette ~ Review & Swoon Thursday (@JeannineColett)

I was meant to share this review on Monday, but again I'm running a little bit late! It was such a fantastic read, seeing Trish and Jackson getting their second chance together. I could see they were soul mates, and I just hoped they could forgive and rekindle what they had!
True Abandon
Title: True Abandon
Author: Jeannine Colette
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Published: November 13th 2017

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Can the sins of the past be forgiven with the actions of today?

Trish Hogan's life was destroyed when she gave her trust to her high school boyfriend, Jackson, and he abused it, changing the course of her life forever.

A decade later she’s living in Manhattan -- she has a roommate, a steady boyfriend and a career. When a hurricane puts the city on lock down, Trish gets a message she never thought she’d receive: Jackson is dying and alone. In a city of millions, she is the only person who can sit by his side.

Jackson Davis was once the golden child of a senator who went against his father’s plans and became a musician. Tatted up and broken, he wakes up in a hospital only to see Trish -- the one person he needs to atone his sins to -- standing before him. He will recover from his injuries, but not from the pain he caused in the past.

Trapped by the storm, they embark on a night of reckoning that has one running away to Hawaii and the other following in her steps. As the victim becomes the villain, the two are forced to face the past, live in the present and find a way to navigate into the future.

It has been a long time since I've picked up one of Jeannine Colette's enthralling reads, and I was so excited to dive into True Abandon. Trish was the sweet and eager red head that I met in Pure Abandon, and I was excited to find out what happened to her. I wasn't expecting the sadness and the heartache that would unfold, as she faced her childhood sweetheart once again.

I loved getting to know Trish and seeing how she was coping after the incident that turned her life upside down. I learned that she was a vibrant person as a teen, through the glimpses of her past. As an adult she was struggling socially, although she didn't realise how bad she was. Jackson coming back into her life, even briefly, made her see that she needed change, as he once again, made a huge impact on her.

From the small interaction that Trish and Jackson had at the hospital, I knew he would try to win her back. There was a lot of unresolved issues between them, and I could still feel the intense chemistry they still shared. When they crossed paths again in Hawaii, Jackson had already changed so much and was honest with Trish as much as he could, and I loved that about him.

Jeannine Colette is an author that can take a difficult subject matter and weave it into a beautiful story. Jackson, in particular, made a mistake that crushed his first Love's heart, which drove her away. I was able to see their struggles, and how they coped being together once again. Their love began to rekindle and the intense feelings that they tried to hide from each other and the world. This was a fantastic second (third or forth) chance at love, that made my heart ache and then soar when they were together once again!

Complimentary copy provided by the Author in exchange for an honest review.

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I have a sweet non kiss moment, and something that makes any girls heart flutter!

“What am I supposed to say?” His words are muffled by the palm of my hand.
“Maybe start with, Hi, Trish.” I release his mouth and turn my shoulder to face the stage.
He walks up behind me, his chest flush against my back. He smells like mango and warm honey. “Hi, Trish. You look pretty tonight.”
I close my eyes and give my head a little shake. “I didn’t say you had to say that.”
His lips are close to my ear as he whispers, “No. But I should. Because you do.”
With eyes wide open, I take a deep breath. “Thanks.”

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“I’m going to spend the rest of my life with you,” he declares. “I’m going to marry you.”

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Originally inspired by YA Bound
Jeannine ColetteJeannine Colette is the author of the Abandon Collection – a series of stand-alone novels featuring dynamic heroines who have to abandon their reality in order to discover themselves . . . and love along the way. Each book features a new couple, exciting new city and a rose of a different color.

A graduate of Wagner College and the New York Film Academy, Jeannine went on to become a Segment Producer for television shows on CBS and NBC. She left the television industry to focus on her children and pursue a full-time writing career. She lives in New York with her husband, the three tiny people she adores more than life itself, and a rescue pup named Wrigley.

Jeannine and her family are active supporters of The March of Dimes and Strivright The Auditory-Oral School of New York.

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Other reviews featuring Jeannine Colette
Abandon Collection 
Pure Abandon #1
Reckless Abandon #2
Wild Abandon #3 
Sinful Abandon #4

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