Review: Tarnished Glitter (Gin & Jazz #3) by Morticia Knight

Jack and Roman’s love grows seemingly stronger as Jack’s star rises, and he is determined to build a life with the sexually overwhelming screen idol. But hiding from the truth doesn’t make it any less real.

 Jack has given himself completely to screen god Roman Pasquale – body and heart. Jack forces himself to let go of the promise of what could have been with Nick, and focus on the enchanted moments with his film star lover instead, despite Roman’s jealous and controlling behaviour.

Roman’s paranoia and fear about losing the much younger Jack threatens to destroy the only real happiness Roman has ever had. Jack is a wonder and a gift to him, yet he can’t seem to just accept their charmed life together – he is determined to make Jack into the perfect partner. He believes that constant sexual attention, lavish gifts, and declarations of love will ensure that Jack never has a reason to leave him.

The pressures of being on the silver screen and being the lover of a demanding movie idol is difficult for the sensitive young man to handle, and Roman’s increasingly erratic behaviour only adds to his stress. Unwanted attention from other men and a startling revelation from movie star Trixie Fox add to Jack’s confusion. All he’s ever wanted was true love, so how can he give up on Roman and the star’s promises of forever?

Yes! Finally! Jack has grown a pair and, as my beloved Juan said, he is fighting back! It's about damn time.

Jack has put up with a lot of crap. A lot of crap from Trixie, Roman, Nick... anyone he's ever truly loved has taken his affection and shoved it back in his face in their own selfish way.

He was starting to find happiness with Roman. They've found a pattern of life that fits them and their needs... even if Jack is scared of saying the wrong thing every minute of the day. I see Roman's appeal, he can be very sweet and thoughtful and giving. That is, when Jack is behaving like the good boy be should be. *eyeroll* I went from being somewhat indifferent towards Roman in Razzle Dazzle to detesting him pretty quickly in this book. His true colors started to show more and more. His obsession with Jack only grew to where he was controlling everything Jack did. Blah.

I was really leaning towards 3 stars for a majority of Tarnished Glitter. There was a lot of Roman being a dick, Jack getting all sad and adorable, then Roman doing something to make it up to him and then sex. It was the same routine over and over again. It felt repetitive and tiresome, so I totally knew how Jack felt when he was done, because I was done.

But then, THEN! Shit got real and the story was back. I was always on Jack's side, but I love him even more after this book. He deserves to have a happy, quiet life, away from that horribly jaded town. I was so happy with how this book ended, but that didn't stop my heart from breaking. Not in the slightest. Jack's sadness was so real that it punched me right the heart, even if it was the right choice, I was falling apart right along with him.

I really can't wait to start reading the end of his story. I really have no idea how it will end for him, I have my hopes, but as long as he's treated right, I'll be satisfied.

And my new favorite character is Juan. He needs to fall in love. Just sayin'.

I received a copy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review.

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