Defensive by JD Rivera

Defensive by J.D. Rivera
Once you find the love of your life, it’s all sunshine and roses, right?
Not for most relationships and definitely not for Vanessa Smith and Jackson Berrios.
Vanessa Smith is finally divorced from her awful ex-husband and is in a committed relationship with basketball star, Jackson Berrios. Vanessa’s ex-husband has come back into her life just when she needs a friend. The friendship could complicate the relationship between her and Jackson. Will the couple be able to get through their pasts coming back to the surface? Can two different circumstances tear them apart or sear them together? Will they iron out their problems and have a happily ever after…?
Characters:4  Plot: 3.5 Overall: 4
After reading Gaurded it left me wanting to know more about the characters backgrounds.
In this book Defensive if picks up right where the Novella left us. We do get to learn more about each of the characters and the secrets they all seem to have from the past. I found this book to be a little predictable at times.
 Vanessa’s decisions made me want to slap her. While you wanted to feel sorry for Jackson. The entire book was filled with things that kept them apart. Made them second guess. Tons of obstacles were in wait for Vanessa and Jackson. And while it took a tragedy and friends to bring them back together we are left with a HEA.
J.D. Rivera lives in Oklahoma with her husband and two boys. Her life consists of school projects, homework, cartoon shows, and little league sports. She loves Diet Mountain Dew, the OKC Thunder, costume jewelry, the beach, and reading.

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