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Be Mine

(Jackson Boys #2)

3.76  ·  Rating details ·  800 Ratings  ·  105 Reviews
At twenty years old, Lainey Wilson has made enough mistakes for a lifetime. She’s gotten herself knocked up by a cruel, uncaring man, lost her home, and found herself outside of a ramshackle bar with a crying baby and a broken purse.

When Nick Jackson, the Mustangs' new rookie quarterback, swoops in like her savior, all she wants to do is fall into his arms. There’s just o
265 pages
Published October 3rd 2018
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Serene This book was being released as a part of her newsletter weekly, however, is now being published as 'Be Mine' on 1st October 2018. The published book…moreThis book was being released as a part of her newsletter weekly, however, is now being published as 'Be Mine' on 1st October 2018. The published book she said is a little different to the newsletter version.(less)
Serene This book was being released as a part of her newsletter weekly, however, is now being published as 'Be Mine' on 1st October 2018. The published book…moreThis book was being released as a part of her newsletter weekly, however, is now being published as 'Be Mine' on 1st October 2018. The published book she said is a little different to the newsletter version.(less)

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MELISSA *Mel Reader*
Oct 09, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arcs
4.5 Stars!

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Lainey Valdez has made enough bad choices to last a lifetime. She’s now twenty, and a single mom trying to survive in a small town in Texas. With little education or skills, she didn’t have many opportunities for a good life for her daughter. Then she gets a chance to move to Dallas, and she takes it. While looking for a job and a place to live she meets a man named Nick Jackson that shows her kindness in her time of need.

Nick Jackson is the new backup rookie quarterback for the Musta
Cristina | CristiinaReads
➳I didn't realize this book was considered part of a series that Jen had written already and I don't mind it because I loved everything about Nick and Lainey...

➳Follow Me On:
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*****FOUR STARS*****
{ARC Generously Provided by Author}

BE MINE is the second book in the Jackson Boys series. While I haven’t read ”The Charlotte Chronicles” yet, it wasn’t hard at all to follow the storyline since Charlotte and Nate are secondary characters in this story. Sports Romances are one of my top favorite romance genres but I love it when there’s also a heavy dose of comedy thrown in. That wasn’t the case with this one. The plot is at times, gritty and dark. I wasn’t really all that su
I love Jen Frederick but this could have been SO much better.

Please for all that is holy EDIT and when you are unsure, EDIT it again!!!! I've highlighted some of my favorites, so no excruciating details here. If you want to be bored, check out my highlights and notes.

I like heroines who show a backbone and Lainey was a freaking jelly fish. Ummm, anyone can do math, so shove Chip's face in that. Regardless of how you ended up at the party and what transpired, you were underage girl. So my conclu
Update 10-10

Nothing will move a book to my “Never gonna read” shelf quicker than learning that the Hero -

“Buried himself in a pit of women”

While the heroine was being blackmailed to move away and he had feelings for her...

Also...their first time together was outside a bar against a brick wall. Shows little to no respect for the heroine who he “loves”

JF has been on her way to my “author I don’t read” list for a while and now she’s officially there...

Hmmmm....this synopsis is completely differen
Claypot_Reads -  Michelle
Lainey and Nick are everything I love about sports romance. He is just sweet, hot perfection and Lainey is such a great character. Strong, funny and determined to give her daughter a better life. I have a soft spot for a single mum finding a great guy. Really loved this one
Ivy Deluca
Sigh. I have loved several of Ms. Frederick’s books, so it saddens me to say this is not one of them. Lainey and Nick have potential, but the story is sketched out and really needs some editing. It began as a little extra content for newsletter readers, and it shows. It really needs editing. Usually I can ignore small typos, punctuation issues but this is very noticeable. Names are switched at point between Lainey and her daughter Cassidy, the timeline is a bit off and the characters could have
Carmen Rae
Oct 12, 2018 rated it liked it
I am actually a little disappointed. To be completely fair if I wasn't in a book slump the things that I am hung up on in this book are things I probably would have glossed over and ignored. But since I am in that mood where all I want to do is read but I don't know what I want to read except that it's not the thousand plus books on my kindle.

So what was my issue here? Nothing and everything. I liked the characters I just didn't love them. There were a few contradictions through the book that bu
Nadine Bookaholic
This story takes place along side The Charlotte Chronicles and I really enjoyed getting both sides to certain situations.
Full review to follow
60% into the book and there’s still nothing going on with the H/h. They haven’t kissed, there’s no slow burn, or any kind of relationship development. More than half the book is about the creep of a dead beat dad, football, and the heroine taking care of her daughter. There’s nothing happening with their relationship and it’s as if they’re just friends hanging out. I’m totally lost as to how this is romance when most of the book doesn’t even involve the two main characters in a romantic way. Plu ...more
Talia (Red Hot Ink)
Oct 24, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Sooo... funny story. I have no idea how this landed on my Kindle, whether I accidentally bought it, whehter someone sent it to me, I don't know. I just turned my kindle on one day and there this book was. So thank you, my lucky star.

I looooved this book. At first I believed it would just be the usual sportsromance and single mother trope, but with its longish time span covered and the characters meeting again it became something more.

The characters were great too. Nick was simply... swoon. Like,
Oct 06, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2018, october-2018
Nick and Lainey's story

I'm so happy we got to read Nick and Lainey's story. They're so cute together and after seeing them in the Charlotte Chronicles, I really wanted to see them end up together. I read this all in one sitting because it was so good and sucked me in. Chip was a huge douche and I'm so happy Nick was there to love Lainey and take care of her. Loved this book and all Jen's books.
Harim (The Reader Blog)
Oct 05, 2018 rated it did not like it
I am angry. Beyond anything I am angry. How could u write such an amazing blurb and then the book is beyond fkd up and not even proof read.
I can't believe this is the same author that wrote Want You.

Honestly it has the potential to be amazing and so good but it badly badly badly BADLY needs editing. Cassidy is often Charlie and Lainey. Sometimes Lainey is written as Cass. No. And the fact that the whole baby thing was done so weirdly.. Babies like really two year old okay she described her as
Cocktails and Books
It pains me to say I didn’t like this book as much as I have other Jen Frederick books. Full review to come.
Dec 11, 2016 marked it as to-read
So apparently Jen Frederick is releasing this as a weekly serial on her site and wattpad. I think I'll wait til it's all complete. I hope it will be released as a book after it's all done, too!

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Oct 10, 2018 rated it liked it
Voilà une petite romance sans aucune prétention qui met en scène des personnages maintenant bien connus de la romance contemporaine : des sportifs et tout particulièrement un quarterback, le joueur vedette d’une équipe de football américain.La romance n’est pas inoubliable mais agréable à lire hormis un fait important qui est signalé dès le départ et dont je pourrai parler.

Lainey est une jeune femme que la vie n’a pas gâtée. Elle s’est retrouvée mère à dix-sept ans après qu’on a abusé d’elle. Au
Oct 13, 2018 rated it really liked it
3.5 stars

Lainey Valdez’s life is a series of highs and lows.
Taken advantage of by a man she thought she could trust. – LOW
Pregnant and raising a child on her own, all before she’s 20. – LOW
A child, Cassidy, who she adores. – HIGH
Bullied/harassed/threatened by the child’s father, a star quarterback, Chip Peters. – LOW
Randomly meet’s the star quarterback’s back up, Nick Jackson. – HIGH

And from there, everywhere Nick is, there is a high. Because he’s the real deal. Yes, he’s the book boyfriend with
Jennifer Finn
3 1/2 STARS ⭐⭐⭐✨
I had no clue this was the second book in a series as it does not say it anywhere except Goodreads so I didn’t read The Charlotte Chronicles. First let me say that there were a lot of grammar mistakes which were annoying as hell and also the main female character Lainey was called Cass (her daughter’s name) several times which was annoying and confusing. Lainey was a complete doormat and I wanted to strangle her most of the time. I loved Nick Jackson and he was awesome with Cassi
I really enjoyed this and plan to read book 1.
Kimberley C.
Oct 07, 2018 rated it it was ok
The premise of this book is great but it needs a lot of work. A lot. It was very disjointed and it felt rushed. I just didn’t get it, which is unfortunate.
Spoiler Whore-Momoa
Oct 08, 2018 rated it it was ok
Shelves: 2018, jen-frederick
Editing issues aside I didn't like this story much.
Heather andrews
Oct 09, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Nick likes to get points across where his woman is concerned, “making sure that Cass’s nanny knows that the only woman in this place that I want in my bed is you.” Nick sometimes takes things a little too seriously, “what are you gonna do? Have you brother’s SEAL team take him out?”He’s silent for so long that I nudge him with my shoe. “Nick!” I liked this book, I really loved Nick.
Dec 09, 2016 rated it really liked it
Rated 3.5 Stars

I ran through a gamut of emotions while reading Lainey's List. At times I was annoyed. Or so very angry, those angry times usually were because of Chip, man I hated that motherfucker. Nick and Lainey made me angry too because of choices they made or didn't make but my anger for them was never on the level as what it was for Chip. Just thinking about him now is getting me angry. Sometimes sad, other times so giddy with happiness but overall I truly enjoyed it. I loved going on this
Oct 17, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I'm so sad this book hasn't been written yet. Still holding out hope.
Oct 16, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Considering some of the reviews I glimpsed for this book before I started to read, I'm glad I didn't let the reviews put me off. People mentioned that the book was riddled with typos, but I'm not sure if that was an earlier edition, or other people's idea of "riddled' is very different to mine. There were some typos, sure, but I only have 11 highlights, and usually if a book is actually riddled I will end up with way more highlights/notes on my Kindle edition than just 11. Typos are definitely o ...more
Doormat heroine alert!!! Step away if you hate this kind of character! Weak and pathetic.

The hero though, outstanding!

* for heroine
**** for hero

The story itself have lots of holes:
1. The bad guy behaviour without others questioning why
2. the heroine accept the bad behavior from the bad guy without anyone niticing
3. the heroine keep running away (yuck!)
4. the hero seems so passive the whole time

which is bad for my taste. Not this one. Sorry
Oct 09, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition

I enjoyed this book. I'm a big fan. The reason for not being a 5 star, the editing. I hope she is working on an update. This book was so good even with the mess ups but would have been perfect without them. To me they weren't huge, but distracting, for me it messed up the flow.
Cute, angsty love story with a hot ass football player and a crazy one sprinkled in. Tough girl. Enjoyed.
Paula White
Oct 05, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Flo Grugel
Oct 05, 2018 rated it really liked it
Sweet read with a lovely epilogue.
Nick was swoon
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