Locked and Loaded by Jade C Jamison
Well, I’ll be damned, Jade you knocked this one right out of the park, I have loved the whole series but heck, I had no clue that you were going to unleash the hounds of hell when you brought Zane to the party!
This is a story that in a way is hard to quantify, Zane is not an easy man to pin down but what I can say is that this is a story of his journey from the pain that he was drowning in, towards Jennifer the woman that gave him hope that he just might be more than he could possibly imagine.
Jennifer is Zane’s default love, they have been back and forward between on and off so many times that any normal person would have probably walked away by now but this pair are far from normal, their souls are connected and no matter the pain that their lives seem to be devoured by, they can’t help but be each other’s shock absorber.
It takes the bottom to fall out of his world before he finally understands that Jennifer is his reason for breathing, he needs her more than he needs his next fix, before he needs the next groupie and before he lets her slip away completely, it dawns on him that the everyone has the one thing you cannot possibly live without and for Zane that is Jennifer.
But can she give him the opportunity to prove that he means what he is saying this time, and more to the point just how hard is the journey they are going to have to undertake?
She might know that she loves him more than she should but she also knows that he has a mountain to climb in order to get their journey off the ground.
Life really gives them a lot to handle and I would be remise if I didn’t acknowledge that their future was one that was littered with pain and recriminations. It was so harsh on them both that I didn’t know if they were actually going to make it.
They suffered, really suffered for their future but the story showed just how painful fighting your demons is and that until you find you reason to fight you are kidding yourself, once you have that purpose, you at least have a focal point and the will to fight.
Zane’s rehab, his fall and rise was complete, he had to build himself up from the depths of self-loathing and hate that he had wallowed in for so long but no matter that he wanted to be the man that Jennifer deserved, he truly had to learn to be the man that he needed to be first, to be the Zane that could live clean and sober, the Zane that could be faithful and honest to a woman that adored him but refused to be broken by his pain anymore.
Together they were brilliant, they were the perfect end to a series that has grown with each and every book.