When you think a MC romance story, you automatically think of it as being raw, gritty, living on the edge of danger as an outlaw, women and sex. What you don't think about is one of the best not only romance but love stories you'll read this year. Scott Hildreth's EX-CON delivers an exceptional story that breaks the mold, and will stay with you for a long time. EX-CON is the story of Jackson Shepard. A man who lives by his own set of rules and his word is worth more than gold. He is one of the most respectful, sincere and genuine characters you'll read. The more you read about Jack, the more you see he has the qualities that essentially makes him the ideal man. He just happens to be in an MC outlaw covered in tattoos.
As the story opens up, it isn't Jackson who we meet first, it's actually Emily Stewart, who I have to say that I absolutely loved as a character. She's a 21 year old out for a good time, but when a guy at the bar she's at won't take the hint and leave her alone, Jackson steps in. While you think this may be the typical rescuing the damsel in distress story, it is not. Jackson is being the standup man you'll continue to see in the story. Emily, knows how to take care of herself and isn't afraid to speak up. She's a strong woman. What you'll see is that Jackson gives Emily a feeling she never truly felt till she was in his presence.
There is definitely a magnetic pull that Emily and Jackson have. The respect Jackson shows Emily is those opening scenes is not something she sees from men and is more than intrigued by him. This is the thing you find out about Jackson throughout the story, he's not typical in how he approaches life. When she finds out he's a dominant she wants to know more and see if she has what it takes to be with Jackson. The relationship is truly one of my favorites of the year. The anticipation in the way it develops has you on the edge of your seat like Emily and has you falling in love too. On top of that it is incredibly sexy. If there were ever two characters who fit perfectly like two puzzle pieces, it is Jackson and Emily.
EX-CON is a book that is different from anything out there in the genre. It has it's fair share of twists and turns. While you may know the outcome of some parts from reading previous books in the series, Jackson's story has so much to it, it shouldn't be missed. The stoic character you get a few glimpses of in the other books, shines brightly in his own. Believe me, it's some story . What makes it an absolute standout has to do with the wonderfully written characters Jackson and Emily. You will feel everything these characters do. It is also the love, devotion, heartbreak, hope, second chances, and loyalty that Scott Hildreth perfectly writes about in EX-CON. It's all that combined that has no doubt made this the best book of the series but also on my list for one of the Best Books of 2015.
Don't miss out on this fantastic story that will leave wanting just one more page, because you won't be able to get enough of Jackson and Emily.