1979... When eighteen-year old Jack Stevens is spotted in his rural Colorado town by a scout from a New York City modeling agency, his life is flipped upside down. With little more than his looks, he heads to New York with a dream he didn’t know he had. Jack has a rough start, but finds his feet and embarks on an exciting life as a male model in the 1980s living in Manhattan. 2013... Thirty-four years later, a confirmed bachelor, and very successful, Jack is satisfied with his life, until he meets a breath of fresh air—Elizabeth Fairchild. Never in his wildest dreams did he think he’d find a love like he does with 'Beth.' It’s an instant connection.Following wild dreams had worked for him in the past… Is this another wild dream he should follow?
WARNING: EROTIC ROMANCE... This book contains subject material of an adult nature intended for readers of 18 years old and older. In these pages you will find graphic language and sexual encounters that some readers might disagree with: regular sex, BDSM, oral, gay, and orgy. You’ve been warned. Happy reading!
DISCLAIMER: this is a work of FICTION. It doesn't represent my life, or the lives of anyone I know.
Review by Brittany
In Isabelle’s first novel, we follow the story of Elizabeth Fairchild, who meets Jack Stevens in New York after she left her husband. Jack and Elizabeth get hot and heavy with each other, but that’s not enough for her. Isabelle left us wondering about Jack in Ditching the Dream, and now we get to read his story.
Jack Stevens began his career as a stock boy at his local grocery store in Charter Oaks, Colorado. He was approached by a modeling scout one day, dropped everything, and drove to New York, in hopes that he can pursue a career, one that doesn’t involve his ranch back home.
We follow Jack as he grows up. We watch him turn from an angsty teen, to a busy, mature model, to a grown businessman. We watch him try his hardest to get Elizabeth back. We learn his secrets, we learn why he is who he is. We get to know the real Jack Stevens.
From the first novel, I didn’t like Jack. I thought he was mean and arrogant, and only wanted Elizabeth for sex. This novel changed my mind. I am in love with Jack now. Don’t get me wrong, I am still one hundred percent team Kevin (which by the way, back off Kevin. Izzy gave him to me), but I don’t hate Jack anymore. I got to see why he is how he is, and that he has had a hard life. There’s more to Jack Stevens than meets the eye.
I give this novel five stars. It was very well written, very well edited (wink, wink), and just amazing in general. The story line was fantastic, I felt that I got to really know Jack. Izzy does a fantastic job of going through many decades and not making it feel choppy. Great job!
Izzy is also very great with description. She paints vivid pictures with her words, which I love. I could picture everything she described with no problem. Love it!
Izzy, I freaking love your work! I can’t wait to read Kevin’s story! Don’t forget, he’s mine!
About Isabelle Peterson
I started out as a screenwriter - and still am - but after i started Fictional Boyfriends on Facebook, a story started growing in my mind.. one to be told in a book.
I am lucky to have an adoring husband & two extremely talented and bright teens & a scrumptious 9 pound dog. They are all so super supportive of all my writing and I couldn't do it without them.
I live about an hour from New York City.