Sophie Jackson continues A Pound of Flesh series with the Carter/Kat novella Love and Always and a full-length novel about Carter’s troubled best friend Max O’Hare, An Ounce of Hope.
Yesterday, Sophie Jackson released her debut novel A Pound of Flesh, and as you can probably tell from my 5-star, flaily review, this story is MUSTREAD. (Incidentally, don’t miss out of our ongoing giveaway where you can enter to win one of TWO A Pound of Flesh paperbacks.) Before the story ended, I was already craving more and lucky for us, Sophie is bringing us just that!
If you’ll recall, by the end of the novel, Carter had secured his position as CEO of his family’s billion-dollar communications company, Kat had resigned from Arthur Kill and was working in a youth correctional facility, and the two of them were now engaged (EEEEP)! Also, Carter’s best friend Max (who we watched struggle with heartbreak and serious addiction) finally admitted he needed help. In two sequels, Sophie will explore both of these storylines. Check out the book covers and synopses below:
In Love and Always, Kat and Carter’s story continues as they share the news of their engagement—which doesn’t go over well with Kat’s mother. On top of it all, Carter has a new role as CEO of WCS Communications, which adds more pressure to his new life outside prison. Trying to juggle family, a billion dollar business, and Carter’s best friend Max’s rehab stint doesn’t leave much time for the happy couple to enjoy each other. How will Kat and Carter handle the pressures of marriage, family, and work—and keep the passion alive through it all?
From the fanfic phenom whose debut A Pound of Flesh had over 4.5 million reads, this sequel, An Ounce of Hope, tells the passionate love story of Carter’s best friend, Max.
Max O’Hare can’t seem to let go of his past: his drug habit, the end of his relationship with Lizzie Jordan, the woman he knows he’ll never get over, and the loss of their unborn son.
After successfully completing rehab and learning to explore his deepest fears and dreams through painting, Max meets Grace Brooks. With her innate optimism, and her love of art and photography, Grace appears to be the perfect girl. Yet no one knows where she came from, or why she keeps her past so closely guarded. Over time, Max and Grace gradually allow each other in—but will he ever be able to fully let go of his past? Or will his heart remain closed forever?
I’m so EXCITED! And I really like the continuation of the book cover theme with the hands 🙂
Love and Always (a novella) will be released on August 3, 2015 (Pocket Star)—you can add it to your Goodreads TBR list and pre-order the ebook HERE. An Ounce of Hope (a novel) is coming early next year on January 5, 2016 (Gallery Books), but it’s not to early to add it on Goodreads HERE and then pre-order your copy!
Have you read A Pound of Flesh? Share your thoughts in comments!
[Featured Image Source: Sophie Jackson]