It’s been a while since I’ve had a Loki book on here, which is a shame, and I’m pretty sure I only have myself to blame for that. So, let’s rectify that with Hammer, shall we?
So, Jazz is a bartender and is trying to make her life work, which isn’t all that easy with not much education or training. So now she’s living in the bad part of the bad part of town. Then there is Jake. He’s her next door neighbor that she has been secretly lusting after for the past 8 months or so. One night, when he comes home all bloody and beaten, she decides to start a conversation with him, that leads to a magnificent night, which leads to him beating some guys who broke into her apartment and then into his.
The reason that there were 3 thugs breaking into her apartment was that Jazz’s ex-boyfriend makes pond scum look and smell pretty. Normally that wouldn’t be so much of a problem except for the fact that he’s also a cop, and he can really make Jazz’s life miserable. In fact, he has really made her life miserable. Luckily, Jake was there to make it a little less miserable. He took her away from it all.
I like Jake, most of the time. I think that he is a good man who has been through some really shitty stuff and has done some really shitty stuff, in defense of his country, but still. I think there’s probably a little part of him missing somewhere, because you don’t go through all that without losing something, but he’s still good deep down.
Jazz has issues, but I am not surprised about that at all. I would have problems too if I had gone through what she did. Then there’s Rodney the slimy ex, who put her through hell. I don’t blame her for not wanting to trust men after that. I like her though, because she keeps trying, you know?
I don’t particularly care for some of the side characters in the book. Like Remington? Him I could totally take or leave, period. Preferably leave. Tristan and Rock are better.
There are some really hard actions and decisions that happen in the book. They are hard on Jake and Jazz. They make the story really intense because the emotions behind everything are just so vivid and real.
OK, nothing under the pic today, I can’t think of anything to put there. So, go check it out and happy reading!