After the tragic deaths of her parents and her troubled life as an orphan, she met Damon Cole, a man who has everything to do with it all. He’s part of the reason for her wrecked life, but he’s also the reason that her heart has been restored. He’s her future and the exact reason that she’s so willing to fight the demons from his past that threaten the very future that she so desperately seeks.
In the final book of the Wrecked series, Jo is confronted with a turbulent history that has her negotiating the twists and turns that end up being far more difficult to handle than she ever could have anticipated. Jo’s relationship with enigmatic Damon is delicate at best, especially after she inadvertently discovers details about his life that may have been better left buried.
Since Damon’s dark past has remained hidden for so long, Jo’s investigation puts her dangerously close to jeopardizing her already fragile relationship with the man she loves.
Jo has a promising future at her fingertips; she must decide if revealing the truth to Damon is a gamble she’s willing to take. With so much at stake, acceptance proves to be Jo’s greatest battle to date.
Wow! Accept Me was an emotional roller coaster. But then again what did I expect? It is exactly what I have come to expect out of Jo and Damon. And this one had me happy, sad, mad, totally surprised, and completely frustrated. But luckily I landed on happy.
Jo and Damon’s relationship has been tumultuous from the very start. Nothing has ever been easy. And it seems that life throws them one curve ball after another. And just when you think that nothing more can go wrong, something else happens. At the end of Restore Me, Jo discovers some very interesting and life changing news about Damon. Now she doesn’t really know what to do with this information. On one hand she knows that she has to tell him. But on the other, she is terrified that it could throw him over the edge again. And I don’t think anyone wants to go back to zombie Damon. Before she gets a chance to make this decision, she uncovers even more secrets.
As the secrets are revealed, Damon deals with them as only Damon can. And this is where my frustration comes in. I spent much of this book so angry with Damon. Don’t worry, we made up in the end and I eventually understood his reasoning. Let’s be real, Damon is not the kind of man that you can stay mad at too long.
The thing I liked most about this book is that just when I thought things were wrapping up and the surprises were over, the biggest surprise of them all happened. And it was one I definitely didn’t see coming. And even in the middle of it, I didn’t think it was real. But, boy was it real and completely took me by surprise.
I truly the loved the conclusion to Jo and Damon’s story. They are such an unconventional couple that have found a way to make it through so many obstacles. Accept Me saw them through several more obstacles that definitely threaten to more than their relationship can take. I have thoroughly enjoyed this series and highly recommend it!
It was Damon who recognized how important the bookstore was to me and Damon who saved the store that spared me from homelessness over seven years ago. He was there when I found Captain on his living room floor. He was there in the hospital when I said goodbye to the man who was like a father to me. Captain was a crotchety old bastard but he was mine and watching him slip away in that hospital bed destroyed the heart I didn’t think I had. Damon stood watch as I mourned. While the initial burn of heartache has waned, I still ache for Captain, and Damon sees me through it. He always has.
Months ago, on June 8th, I stared at my reflection in my tiny bathroom mirror, thinking about how shitty that day was going to be. The anniversary of my parents’ death was like doomsday every year. If I had known that was the day I would meet the love of my life… again…I would have gone to work early and maybe taken more time doing my hair and makeup.
He poured into my life like the sunshine that followed him into the store that morning and I’ve been his ever since. I’ve been his the entire time, really, almost as if it was by design…like I was never even my own to give.
I’m not the type to believe in bullshit fairytales, but I do believe in what’s tangible. I believe in what I can see and touch, and what I have with my Big Man is real. It’s raw and so damn powerful that it took my miserable ass and shook me down to the frame, leaving me stripped and ready to rebuild. Four months ago, he came walking into my life and I had no idea what was ahead of me. Before Damon, I was alone in every sense of the word. We both went out on a limb to give our relationship a shot. Relationships were an unexplored frontier for me, but I was ready to map it out with Damon. Damaged or not, he was worth the risk. Given our respective histories filled with loss and disappointment, making a go of it was more difficult than I could have imagined.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
USA Today Best Selling Author J.L. Mac is twenty-seven years old and currently resides in El Paso, Texas, where she enjoys living near her family. She was born and raised in Galveston, Texas. J.L. admittedly has had a long and sordid love affair with the written word and has loved every minute of it. She drinks too many glasses of wine on occasion,and says way too many swear words to be considered “lady-like.” J.L. spends her free time reading, writing, and playing with her children.