JAGGER: (Caldwell Brothers #3)

JAGGER                        MJ FIELD, CHELSEA CAMARON

Full of swagger and sensuality, the Caldwell Brothers series—perfect for fans of Katy Evans and Emma Chase—packs an emotional punch as the last bachelor standing fights for a woman who’s worth every ounce of trouble.
Jagger Caldwell is no one’s hero. With a reputation busting heads and breaking hearts on the underground MMA circuit, he lives for easy cash and easier women. But when he stumbles upon an all-too-familiar scene, painful memories awaken Jagger’s sensitive side and compel him to act. As a kid, he stood by helplessly as his old man beat his mom. Now, Jagger won’t let seventeen-year-old Tatiana Rand suffer the same fate. Nothing matters except saving her.
Tatiana is a prisoner in her own home, at the mercy of her violent father—until an unlikely savior bursts through her door and into her life. Six-feet-plus of tattooed muscle and raw power, Jagger is no prince charming—but Tatiana stopped believing in fairy tales long ago. Despite their differences in age and, well, everything else, the sexy bad boy sparks a fire that Tatiana never knew she had—and desires that only Jagger can quench.

     What an amazingly heartwarming story told from the POV of two products of abuse.  Tatiana Rand 17, who is currently going through it by the hands of her Russian born and raised father who moved here to the United States.  He brought her here when she was a baby.  She was led to believe her mother never wanted her.  As her father became more disheartened with his own life he took it out on Totty.
     Jagger Caldwell an underground MMA fighter rented an apartment next from her slumlord father even though he could afford a better place but his thought was always why pay more money for a place where he was just going to lay his head and use the restroom.  It just turned out that the landlord lived next door and most nights he got home so late from a growling workout getting ready for a fight or wasted from partying.   Most nights he could drown out what he was doing to his lady next door although he wanted to bust in and do something.  He knew it wasn’t his fight.  On this night he wasn’t able to do that.  He was in the wrong frame of mind to be hearing a female get knocked around.  He knew jail time was more than likely coming but not stepping in was not an option he had to do something. 
     After several minutes he couldn’t do it.  He broke in the door.  As he did he saw a small figure cowering in the corner of the hallway.  Her hair was all matted from blood, her eye is bruised and busted, and so is every place else.  When he sees a huge monster of a man ready to swing a belt at her again.  All he remembers is his anger going full force.
     Jagger lunges at him knocking him to the ground.  Then punching repeatedly and seeing his blood spraying.  Once he knew he was out he gets up and goes to the young women.  Helps her up then sees how young she is.  He asks her age she says just turned 17.  He gives her his card and says if she ever needs help again to call him at any time that the number is to his family’s bar.  They will know how to contact him at all times.  Then says they need to call the cops.  When Totty’s dreams of leaving or being rescued are shattered.  She knows that since she is a minor they will send her to a home or worse back to Russia because that is what her father has been telling her over and over for years to keep her in line and under his thumb.  So she stays taking her chances with the beatings in hopes of making it to her 18th birthday.  She sends Jagger away since her dad is waking up.
     When he wakes he wants to press charges.  You got it on Jagger.  They ask Totty about the abuse but she doesn’t talk for fear of her father and being sent into the system.  There is a restraining order against Jagger and now he doesn’t have a place to live.  He does but he doesn’t.  (With Shaw the gym owner that raised him better than his own father.)  Which made him become obsessed with Totty’s wellbeing.  So from afar she has become his favorite pass time.  After several months he starts getting small gifts to her via a neighbor. 
     In his head it was just carrying out the legacy his mother left behind to help those in need especially women who can’t take care of themselves when being abused.  His mother had died of ovarian cancer and since she had lived through abusive marriage he wanted her boys to be kinder and gentler men to their women.  Not knowing that each day was bringing him one day closer to love.
     Loved this family saga a lot.  The brothers each had their issues but they loved each other but they really loved their women really good.  The characters are so down to earth and real.  You can feel their pain and their happiness as well.  You find yourself at times wanting to cheer and boo!  A tough subject done very well and very erotic well it comes to the loving so fans out ladies and gents but it is tasteful.  I give this 5++++ stars.  Provided by netgalley.com.  Follow us at:


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