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Reviewed by Michelle Randall for Readers' Favorite
Looking for her Prince Charming has not been at the top of Julie's to-do list. She is more worried about raising her teenage brother and providing a safe and comfortable home for him since their parents died. Her best friend, Josh, and his band of brothers, Jason and Jarod, have been there every step of the way, whether Julie liked it or not, but she has to admit that they have been exactly what her brother needed. What Julie has failed to see is that Jason has been in love with her since he first laid eyes on her when she was just a freshman in high school. Jason's Princess is Julie and Jason's story, and what happens when an old enemy comes back into town, determined to settle what he feels are old scores meant to harm Jason and Julie. Author Elise Manion builds a wonderfully complex story full of emotion and drama. Everything is contemporary and yet it will restore your faith in family values.
Jason's Princess is the first book in what is set to be the King Brothers series. Although it is Jason and Julie's story, you get to meet the whole family and start learning the history between Jarod and Lauren, and the amazing friendship between Julie, Lauren and Josh, as well as the bonds of brotherhood between the King boys. Author Elise Manion may build the King boys up to be tough, battle ready men, but there is a strong family bond, and parents that instilled in them the value of family and protecting those smaller and weaker, never being the bully, and looking out for others. This is an amazing story that had me laughing and crying the whole way through! It's classified as young adult, but the main characters are 25 and up, so it's really a great book for any reader.