Saturday, September 14, 2013

Tour Stop: ROCK BOTTOM by Jade C. Jamison ~ Review/Giveaway

Title: Rock Bottom
Author: Jade C. Jamison
Hosted by: SMR Promotions

Ethan Richards has fought depression and a host of other demons all his adult life, and it’s caused him to lose everything—his wife, his son, his friends, and he almost loses the one thing that means the most to him—his band. He hits rock bottom and believes there is no way out.

Enter Jenna McCormick, a feisty drug and alcohol counselor, a woman with her own share of troubles. She finds Ethan intriguing but keeps him at a distance while trying to help him face life without crutches. She feels a spark but denies it, knowing that a relationship with unstable Ethan could be dangerous for both of them.

Ethan knows what he wants, though, and isn’t used to being told no. Jenna isn’t willing to risk Ethan losing his tenuous grip on sobriety, however, and is prepared to deny her deeper feelings to help Ethan climb out of his hole, but he learns how to let go of his pain when he finds that someone is prepared to walk with him through the shadows. Can he convince Jenna that they should take a chance on love or will they forever deny their feelings in an effort to keep Ethan on the straight and narrow?


They talked music in his truck on the way back to her apartment. Music was a safe topic. What Ethan had been feeling while holding her was not. He could tell she didn’t want to talk about it, and he couldn’t quite read her eyes, but he thought maybe she’d felt something too, something more than she’d wanted to.

He planned to take advantage of that if he could. What they’d experienced together a few weeks ago hadn’t been a fluke. It had been real…but as time elapsed, he was starting to doubt it. He needed to know for sure, because if she really wasn’t interested, he didn’t want to force himself on her…and he’d need to find a way to move on.

When he got to Jenna’s apartment building, he parked on the street, glad it was past the time he had to throw money in the meter. He almost laughed because she was sliding out of the truck long before he could get over to the passenger side to open the door. He never knew what to do for women. Some of them expected him to hold the door, pull out their chairs, open the passenger door, all that good stuff, and other women gave him crusties for even trying. Jenna was neither, but she was independent. He liked that. She was definitely not high maintenance. He’d never done well with those types. That didn’t mean he couldn’t give a woman the attention she deserved (and he didn’t mind opening a door for her either), but he appreciated not potentially fucking up for having forgotten something a woman deemed important.

He might not have been able to open her door for her, but he did meet her in front of his truck. He wasn’t even going to ask if he could walk her to her apartment. He just assumed she’d like that and, if she didn’t, she could say so.

He was hoping she’d invite him in for a few minutes…

Or a few hours.

They were strangely quiet walking up the stairs to her apartment. When they got to her door, she looked up at Ethan and said, “Thanks for the concert. I had a great time.”

A small smirk turned up the corner of his lips. “I was kinda hoping you’d ask me in for a while.”

She searched his eyes. “I don’t think that’s such a good idea.”

Couldn’t blame a guy for trying. “Can I at least get a kiss good night?”

Jenna looked more fragile than she’d ever seemed before as she considered his words. “I guess.”

Well, that wasn’t exactly inspiring his confidence, but he could see through her feigned indifference. Either she was really afraid of what that kiss was going to ignite, or she just didn’t want to kiss him. He believed it was the former, because he couldn’t believe she didn’t care. He moved his head closer to hers, and she lifted her chin as her eyes began to flutter closed. As his lips touched hers, he felt her hands move to his chest, but she laid them on his pecs as though to push him away if things got a little too warm for her

He decided at the last second to keep things rated G. He hadn’t cared about someone like this in a long time—not since Valerie—and he didn’t want to rush it if she wasn’t ready. He could wait. It wasn’t like he couldn’t have sex anytime he wanted. He knew that.

So it surprised the hell out of him when he felt her tongue on his lips, coaxing his tongue out to play. That was a green light if there ever was one.

About the author...
Jade C. Jamison was born and raised in Colorado and has decided she likes it enough to stay forever. Jade's day job is teaching Creative Writing, but teaching doesn't stop her from doing a little writing herself.

Unfortunately, there's no one genre that quite fits her writing. Her work has been labeled romance, erotica, suspense, and women's fiction, and the latter is probably the safest and closest description. But you'll see that her writing doesn't quite fit any of those genres.

You'll have to discover Jade's writing for yourself to decide if you like it.



Wow! I don't even know where to begin. I really didn't like Ethan at the end of Bullet. I wanted to keep not liking him, but at the end of Rock Bottom I cried for him. This book touched me in a way no other one has. 

Ethan hid a lot of secrets from Valerie, Brad and the rest of the band. He is has a tortured soul, he's broken. He tries to pick up the pieces of his life. Rehab and counseling, through this he meets Jenna. I liked Jenna instantly. She too has a past, though addiction to drugs and alcohol she never has dealt with herself, she's no stranger to what it can do to you. She tries to guide Ethan down his path to sobriety and peace. 

I can't stress enough how raw, and emotional this book is. It is about recovering from an addiction and dealing with depression. This book takes you on a journey and is so well written that you will feel Ethan's pain. I cried through the last three chapters. I felt his pain, I cried along with him. I give this book 5 Rock Stars! I am really looking forward to Book #3. I can't wait to read Jet's Story. 


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  1. I have just found Jade - I hope to win so that I can read your book!!

  2. I just recieved Bullet...havent started it yet but ive heard wonderful things about it

  3. I haven't read any books by her yet, but I would LOVE to!!