A Pound of Flesh by Sophie Jackson
A Pound of Flesh #1
For Kat Lane, teaching inmates at a New York prison is her way of upholding the legacy of her beloved father, murdered fifteen years ago. But when new student Wes Carter walks into her classroom, she’s shaken by the strength of her attraction to him. Carter is as handsome as he is dangerous, as mysterious as he is quick-witted – and he ensures people keep their distance. Yet vibrant Kat bypasses his defences and challenges him to reveal the real man behind the intimidating reputation. As their emotional barriers crumble, their inescapable but forbidden feelings cannot be ignored. But will Kat’s discovery of Carter’s role on the night her father died force them apart…or bind their hearts for ever?
A Pound of Flesh is a tale of loyalty, redemption and all-consuming love against the odds, introducing an irresistible bad boy hero…
A Pound of Flesh is book #1 in the A Pound of Flesh Series and the first book I have read by this author.
I’m not a huge fan of teacher/Student romances and honestly that has put me off reading this for quite a while. On the recommendation of my book nerd friend I decided to give this book a go.
I’m glad I did because this is most definitely not your average teacher/student romance.
I adored the hard, rough around the edges Wes, his obvious intelligence I’ve got to say was a huge turn on and I can see why he would appeal to Kat.
I liked the forbidden romance elements although honestly they didn’t seem that bothered about getting caught.
Kats mom and Beth were an absolute nightmare and honestly I think Kat should have just walked away from both of them. They were toxic!
There was also a lot that bugged me about this book.
Loads of stuff happens that was never addressed.
Why did Beth get involved and what was her motivation?
Why was Adam forgiven?
Did Aiden just give up and crawl under a rock? And if so why… I mean one minute he was calling himself the king of the world and suggesting that he set up Wes to be arrested and was the reason he was in jail. Then he’s declaring revenge and promising retribution. But then he just disappears and yet Adam remains???
What happened about Wes’s parole? Did they get found out? I mean I just don’t understand why the story just glosses over that.
I loved that it was a happy ending but I was more frustrated with the huge gaps in the story.
I enjoyed this book but I’m left with a nagging frustration! If all these gaps are deliberately left to Segway into the next books then please ignore me and I will look forward to reading the continuation of this story. If not then WHY?????
A Pound of Flesh gets 3 stars from me.