Playing Jasper


Jackie Smith is a reporter at a small newspaper in Wisconsin.  When she starts working for a local winery with reported mob connections and meets Jasper, her life changes forever.  Jasper is a confident ladies man who isn’t used to taking "no" for an answer.  He continues to pursue Jackie as she becomes close to her co-workers.  Jackie has to decide if she wants to be in a relationship with Jasper that includes all of his faults and family.  Jackie also has her secrets that could threaten their happiness.

Even though this is the fourth book in the series, the reader can jump right in and not feel as if anything is missing.  The backgrounds of the main characters, Jackie and Jasper, as well as the rest of the family, are very well detailed.  The reader can easily feel for Jackie and the situation that she has found herself in…torn between the man she has grown fond of and the unknown of all that is included in being involved with a mob family.  Jasper’s love for Jackie is felt and shown more than said, which is indicative of a good romance story.  It is a very fast-paced story with many twists and turns.  There are different sub-plots to keep the reader entertained but everything comes back to wanting to see if Jasper and Jackie will end up together.     

Stephanie Shaw