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Reviewed by Rabia Tanveer for Readers' Favorite
Yes, Jessie, It's True is the second book in the Michael and Jessie series by Lisa Lahti. This is the story of Jessie and Michael as they navigate their lives after the chaos Michael somehow created. When Jessie catches Michael cheating on her, she knows this is something she will never be able to live with. However, a tragic accident leads to dangerous consequences, and Jessie is hurt. Michael just wants one chance to prove that he is worthy of Jessie’s love. He wants to undo the wrongs, learn from his mistakes, and fight for their relationship. However, Jessie is in a coma, and her chances of waking up are slim. Even if she does wake up, will she ever forgive him? Can their shaky relationship have another chance? Will the couple ever get the chance to find out why Michael did these things?
The tension is high from the moment the story begins. You can feel the desperation Michael feels, the remorse he has in his heart, and the agony he feels because he hurt Jessie. At times, even he does not understand why he hurt Jessie and that appears to be the issue he has to work on. His heart is in the right place, but his actions betray him. There is a lot of drama in Yes, Jessie, It's True, especially when Michael tries to improve himself. I have to admit, liking Michael is a little tough in the beginning, but that changes as the story progresses. I got to understand him and find out what happened to break him and Jessie apart. Other characters and their background stories play a very important role in the development of the plot. I don’t like Sandra and Stephanie (especially Stephanie), but they make up a good antagonist duo. Lisa Lahti gives them just the right amount of anger, outrage, and a misguided sense of duty to provide a motive for their errors. I am completely hooked on this story and cannot wait to know what happens next.