ALWAYS ON MY MIND by Jill Shalvis

October 01, 2013 Swan Creates 0 Comments

Leah Sullivan is a perfectionist who surprisingly never finishes anything and runs away from her problems; which is really weird since perfectionist always want to achieve everything they set out to do and drive their family and friends crazy with their OCDness. 

Jack Harper is a hard working firefighter who finds himself cast in his deceased father shadow, always feeling like he has to work harder and go down in a blaze of glory, just like his dad did.  Seeing his mother fall apart after his dad’s death, Jack swore never to get involved in any series relationships to avoid the emotional pain his job can and will cause.

Jack and Leah have been friends since childhood and they come up with this plot of pretending that they are in a relationship to make his mother feel better and to stop worrying about Jack and just focusing on getting better , but the plot came a little too serious for the both of them to handle.

They tried starting a relationship in the past but someone over taught about it and ran to escape the possibility of failure.  Both going through some emotional trauma and to stubborn to listen to reason and seek help, would their insecurities keep them from having a happily ever after?

Wow, ok I do not totally understand how Leah could develop a complex like hers, isn’t she supposed to be a total control freak and scraping anything that does not look perfect to her and isn’t Jack supposed to be resentful to his dad for dying and trying everything in his power not to be like him?  But then again what do I know, I am not a psychologist.
I’m just happy it all worked out in the end (like every book does), with its own unique ending and that +Jill Shalvis  painted a picture of two emotionally handicapped people falling in love.