Badlands (Aftershock, #3)

Badlands (Aftershock, #3) Love Is The Most Dangerous Territory Of All.Every Day, Bodyguard Owen Jackson Puts His Life On The Line And Keeps His Feelings For Penny Sandoval Locked Away Assigned To Protect Penny S Father, A Presidential Candidate, Owen Can T Get Emotionally Involved That Is, Until Penny And Her Young Son, Cruz, Are Abducted And Taken Deep Into The California Badlands.Owen Knows The Bleak Territory From His Childhood Worse, He Knows The Gang Leader Making Ransom Demands His Own Brother, Shane When A Terrified Penny Escapes Into The Desert With Cruz, Owen Has To Save Her From The Elements And From The Gang In Close Pursuit Owen Has Hidden The Darkness In His Past From Penny Now His Only Chance Of Keeping Her Alive Is To Let Her See The Man He Really Is Even If It Means Losing The Only Woman He Ll Ever Want. Updated 12 27 13Wow, what a story Can t think of a single thing wrong with it, exceptI d kill for an epilogue Jill Sorenson, please don t leave us hanging can we see Owen and Penny again in a future book, just to see how they re doing Owen This book had it all A great story that was plenty intense, wonderful characters it helped that we met them in the previous book Aftershock that we really got to know in this story a truly gritty atmosphere I could just sense the heat and th Updated 12 27 13Wow, what a story Can t think of a single thing wrong with it, exceptI d kill for an epilogue Jill Sorenson, please don t leave
DNF at 65%.I liked the main characters and remembered them well from their introduction in the author s previous novel, Aftershock Unfortunately for me, the plausibility factor dwindled with every page until I gave up view spoiler H is beaten to within an inch of his life, including being choked until he passes out, yet musters the strength to hike through a hot, scorching desert, giving piggybacks to a five year old, with no food and little water, and he also has enough strength to do hand t DNF at 65%.I liked the main characters and remembered them well from their introduction in the author s previous novel, Aftershock Unfortunately for me, the plausibility factor dwindled with every page until I gave up view spoiler H is beaten to within an inch of his life, including being choked until he passes out, yet musters the strength to hike through a hot, scorching desert, giving piggybacks to a five year old, with no food and little water, and he also has enough strength to do hand to hand combat with one of the bad guys, stabbing him to death Then, later, after some food and a shower, he has enough physical and emotional stamina to have sex with the h The characters inner monologues did not ring true at all, which is a surprise because in her other books, this author has been superb in getting inside the heads of her fictional characters and giving them
We met Owen and Penny back in the first book when Penny was a pregnant teen and Owen a convict and they were struck together in the San Diego earthquake and from the very first moment these two showed up on screen I knew they were meant to be together but their journey together wasn t simple The reasons were several, Owen s conviction and ties with the Aryan brotherhood, the high political stature of Penny s dad.The book opens five years later and Penny has spent those years being a good mom an We met Owen and Penny back in the first book when Penny was a pregnant teen and Owen a convict and they were struck together in the San Diego earthquake and from the very first moment these two showed up on screen I knew they were meant to be together but their journey together wasn t simple The reasons were several, Owen s conviction and ties with the Aryan brotherhood, the high political stature of Penny s dad.The book opens five years later and Penny has spent those years being a good mom and daughter and not going for what she wants, Owen Owen has cleaned up his life and is now Penny s bodyguard and then things take a turn for the worse and they are kidnapped and one of the kidnappers is Owen s elder brother and they are taken into an area Owen is familiar with, Badlands.I loved the book, it had danger, it had emotion,
How can you not be in love with young Owen In the first book, Owen is a 21 year old tattooed, ex con with possible ties to the AB Penny was a 17 year old pregnant, Mexican American, what is not to love with that set up I would read the first book before you read this book, just so you have their full background This book takes place 5 years later Penny and her son Cruz are kidnapped for ransom and it is up to Owen to bring them to safety Only problem, he might have to kill is brother Shane How can you not be in love with young Owen In t
This is a decently paced, readable romantic suspense like one can expect from Sorenson What is also not so surprising from Sorensen but certainly unusual for this genre is the nuanced not overblown way that this book addresses race, gender, and class Both the heroine an unwed, upper class Latina teen mother and the hero a poor,
I think I enjoyed Badlands a lotthan I d expected toon that later The entire book is so intense and fast paced, and it is entirely possible that it is my favorite of the Aftershock books so far thoughFreefallwas also one I loved, so I really can t decide.And the characters were so great I especially love the fact that we re building onto Owen s character from previous books, as well as the relationship between Penny and Owen from a known history between them.The Story Af I think I enjoyed Badlands a lotthan I d expected toon that later The entire book is so intense and fast paced, and it is entirely possible that it is my favorite of the Aftershock books so far thoughFreefallwas also one I loved, so I really can t decide.And the characters were so great I especially love the fact that we re building onto Owen s character from previous books, as well as the relationship between Penny and Owen from a known history between them.The Story After the events of the San Diego earthquakeAftershock, Owen Jackson and Penny Sandoval still remain friends, their relationship growing stronger and their feelings deeper as the years go by But Owen holds himself back, feeling the differences of their social standings In order to get his life moving forward, he agrees to take a position on Jorge Sandoval s personal security team with the condition that he distance himself from Penny In return, the politician has offered him a letter of recommendation to help further his career
I have been waiting impatiently for this story ever since I read Aftershock, and it didn t disappoint Heroine is welcomed back into her family, to a sense of safety she craves, only to find herself trapped in a pretty gilded cage Hero finds himself making a deal with the heroine s father in order to grease a few wheels so people will look past his criminal record Hero and heroine falling in love Not really an option that will be embraced by, well..anybody Great read, definitely one of th I have been waiting impatiently for this story ever since I read Aftershock, and it didn t disappoint Heroine i
rating 4.5 of 5 Owen Jackson and a Penny Sandoval have a history Five years ago he was a convicted felon and she was rejected by her parents due to her unplanned pregnancy when they where trapped together under an overpass after a massive earthquake Owen had stood up for and by Penny through their ordeal and despite their vast differences in background, they came through close friends Penny s father, already active in the political arena pulled som rating 4.5 of 5 Owen Jackson and a Penny Sandoval have a history Five years ago he was a convicted felon and she was rejected by her parents due to her unplanned pregnancy when they where trapped together under an overpass after a massive earthquake Owen had stood up for and by Penny through their ordeal and despite their vast differences in background, they came through close friends Penny s father, already active in the political arena pulled some strings and managed to eventually have Owen assigned to their security detail Despite having been within sight of each othe
My Review We met Penny and Owen five years ago in the first book of this series when the overpass collapsed in the earthquake At that point in time, Penny was 8 months pregnant, but Owen fell hopelessly in love with her then She was 18, he was 21 She was the daughter of a powerful Latino congressman He was a con and a member of the Aryan Brotherhood gang Not exactly an expected match That s why five years later, they have a stilted relationship of an acquaintance than anything He s My Review We met Penny and Owen five years ago in the first book of this series when the overpass collapsed in the earthquake At that point in time, Penny was 8 months pregnant, but Owen fell hopelessly in love with her then She was 18, he was 21 She was the daughter of a powerful Latino congressman He was a con and a member of the Aryan Brotherhood gang Not exactly an expected match That s why five years later, they have a stilted relationship of an acquaintance than anything He s Penny s bodyguard now as her father makes his bid for the White House.Since that week trapped, Owen has worked to turn his life around and he s been very successful at it But that doesn t
What a great conclusion to Owen and Penny s story If you haven t read Aftershock I would recommend reading that book first so you understand the dynamic between these two and what its taken for them to finally get to a point where its possible for them to be together Owen and Penny met after an earthquake left them buried under a freeway She was 16 and pregnant and estranged from her Mexican American family due to the pregnancy Owen was 19, in prison and part of a white supremacist prison ga What a great conclusion to Owen and Penny s story If you haven t read Aftershock I would recommend reading that book first so you understand the dynamic between these two and what its taken for them to finally get to a point where its possible for them to be together Owen and Penny met after an earthquake left them buried under a freeway She was 16 and pregnant and estranged from her Mexican American family due to the pregnancy Owen was 19, in prison and part of a white supremacist prison gang with racist tattoo s over his body Bu

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  • Paperback
  • 384 pages
  • Badlands (Aftershock, #3)
  • Jill Sorenson
  • English
  • 12 January 2018
  • 0373778341