Just Physical by Jae stole my heart. This is the third novel in The Hollywood Series. While the book is a stand alone, if you have read the previous books, especially Damage Control, you meet up with some familiar characters. Just Physical is a star studded romance that you do not want to miss.
Jill Corrigan is a tough, hard headed, stubborn actress. She is fiercely independent, which is a double edge sword when you have been recently diagnosed with MS. Jill is a hard character not to fall in love with. Her strength in the face of adversity is admirable. She is a character that will undeniably pull at your heart strings.
Kristine “Crash” Patterson is a Hollywood stunt-woman. She has come onto the set of Jill’s newest film, to do all the action scenes Jill has been deemed unfit physically to do. She is a hotshot, daredevil, who is eager to do what it takes to make it in the male dominated world of stunt doubles. One thing about Crash, she has a heart of solid gold, and it doesn’t take much for that heart to be stolen by Jill.
Up until reading this book, I knew very little about MS as a disease. Jae did an outstanding job of informing me, the reader, about the struggles of living with MS. She did it in a way that only a skilled writer could. Jae applied it to her characters, and their lives, weaving this information into the story, without breaking character I guess you could say. I never felt like the author was getting on soap box, or the story becoming like a medical journal.
Oh the character development, how fine it was. This is what sets this author aside from so many. She brings characters to life in her stories. They are so well thought out, and well developed. Not only can you see them through the story, but you are able to really understand emotions, reactions and why they are the way they are.
Overall this a great book. The romance is there, the characters are fantastic, and the story evolves in way that holds your attention to the very last page. Jae hit a home run with Just Physical. She is an author that you buy the book automatically, guaranteed time an time again to produce great work.