Detective Carson Hale knows Leila is hiding something from him. He's in the hospital after a strange and inexplicable attack destroys his favorite bar, the Old Shillelagh. While the attack leaves Carson with stitches, bruised ribs, and a concussion, Leila is mysteriously uninjured, and she either can’t or won’t offer a satisfactory explanation. While her lies and evasions are setting off his detective instincts, her body sets off other alarms.
Leila Najafi has a lot of secrets and a complicated past. She ran away to Detroit to get away from her family, but she's been been discovered by the one man that could destroy her. Sexy detective Carson Hale blows into her life at the worst possible time. Now Leila is forced to make a decision that could both cause heartbreak and war.
My 4 Star Review:
FATE: the development of events beyond a person's control, regarded as determined by a supernatural power:
Detective Carson Hale fell hard and fast for bartender Leila. After waking up in the hospital with bruised ribs and a concussion, he is confused as to what happened. He remembers asking her out on a date and kissing her, then everything went black. What shocks him is the pictures his Chief shows him of the destroyed bar he was at just a few hours ago and the fact that Leila is completely unscathed from the incident. When he asks Leila about it, he knows that she is lying to him. The thing is, he can’t stay away from her. There is something about her that is different from any other woman. There are also strange things happening when he is with her, but hey, being a detective nothing really shocks him anymore, he can officially say he has seen it all.
Leila enjoys her job as a bartender. She also enjoyed her freedom, a freedom she wasn’t allowed back home. What she wasn’t planning on was falling head over heels in love with Detective Carson Hale. She knows he is able to have an open mind when it comes to certain things but she is concerned for his safety. When the man she has been running away from finds her, Leila is forced to make a decision that no-one on either side will walk away from.
CHEMISTRY: the complex emotional or psychological interaction between two people
I fell in love with Carson’s character in Jack and Djinn. He is smart and intuitive, funny, strong, determined and not to mention GORGEOUS. When he sets his mind to something, he becomes obsessed with it and will not let it go. Not fully understanding what is going on with Leila, the one thing he is certain of that that he will do whatever he can to help her. Whether she wants his help or not.
Leila just wants to live her life, she wants her life to be her choice and not the choice of her father. The reality is, her family is old school and they do things the old fashion way whether she likes it or not. She really has no choice. She is beautiful, smart, funny and a bit of a spitfire. She stands up for what she wants and fights everything tooth and nail, regardless of the consequences.
Their romance is like a tornado. It is fast, beautiful and can be destructive. Together and apart, they are able to overcome the obstacles that stand in their way.
Leila and Carson are a breath of fresh air.
Jasinda created some great characters, chemistry between all of these characters in this series. Definitely leaves me wanting more.
Jack and Djinn (Book #1)