Review: To Love Jason Thorn by Ella Maise

26184918Title: To Love Jason Thorn

Author: Ella Maise

Publication Date: November 1, 2015

Genre: New Adult Contemporary Romance

Goodreads Synopsis:

Jason Thorn… My brother’s childhood friend.

Oh, how stupidly in love with that boy I was. He was the first boy that made me blush, my first official crush. Sounds beautiful so far, right? That excitement that bubbles up inside you, those famous butterflies you feel for the very first time—he was the reason for them all. But, you only get to live in that fairytale world until they crush your hopes and dreams and then stomp on your heart for good measure. And boy did he crush my little heart into pieces.

After the stomping part he became the boy I did my best to stay away from—and let me tell you, it was pretty hard to do when he slept in the room right across from mine.
When tragedy struck his family and they moved away, I was ready to forget he ever existed.

Now he is a movie star, the one who makes women of all ages go into a screaming frenzy, the one who makes everyone swoon with that dimpled smile of his. Do you think that’s dreamy? I certainly don’t think so. How about me coming face to face with him? Nope still not dreamy. Not when I can’t even manage to look him in the eye.

Me? I’m Olive, a new writer. Actually, I’m THE writer of the book that inspired the movie he is about to star in on the big screen. As of late, I am also referred to as the oh-so-very-lucky girl who is about to become the wife of Jason Thorn.
Maybe you’re thinking yet again that this is all so dreamy? Nope, nothing dreamy going on here. Not even close.

To Love Jason Thorn is a full-length standalone, which also contains some pretty hot and descriptive sex scenes. *winks*

4 / 5 Stars

To Love Jason Thorn is not just the story of a young girl with a crush on her brother’s best friend. It’s the story of a young woman who finds love with the man she thought she would never have.

In To Love Jason Thorn, Olive is unexpectedly reunited with her childhood crush when her first novel’s rights are optioned for a movie. Never in her wildest dreams did she ever think Jason Thorn would be the actor to play the lead roll in her movie. And now that he is, she’s incredibly embarrassed.

Olive knows how clingy and obsessed she was with Jason as a child. She’s determined not to annoy him this time. Jason, on the other hand, doesn’t find Olive annoying at all. Little Olive is all grown up now and Jason’s trying very hard not to notice her new curves.

When Jason’s image needs redemption, Olive’s the only one that can help. She’s the only woman the public might believe Jason’s fallen for. What better for his image and their upcoming movie than the actor and writer falling in love?

While Olive always dreamed she’d one day be married to Jason, this wasn’t how she planned it. There’s nothing romantic about an arranged marriage…or is there?

Honestly, I wasn’t very impressed by the beginning of To Love Jason Thorn. I found kid Olive annoying. I also couldn’t stand all of the nicknames people gave her. Jason’s “little one” was the weirdest to me. It’s not a nickname I imagine a boy giving to his best friend’s little sister.

I also wasn’t super impressed by either Olive or Jason when they first met as adults. Jason seemed to have turned into a first class jerk and Olive was still, well, annoying. What turned the story around for me was when Jason reconnected with Olive. His interest in her brought out the best in him and her. He wasn’t a sleazy actor anymore. He was back to being Olive’s friend. And Olive stopped being so annoying and became a sweet and interesting young woman.

My favorite part of the story was when Jason discovered his very real attraction for Olive during their fake marriage. Once they started a sexual relationship, the book became very steamy. Their sexual encounters became one of my favorite parts of the book. It was when they were the most honest and real with each other. They were also some of the funniest parts of the story. I have to admit it was also very fulfilling for Olive to have her dream come true.

If you’re looking for a fun, sexy read about a girl’s romantic dreams of her brother’s best friend coming true, To Love Jason Thorn is a great one.


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