Review: Knowing Jack by Rachel Curtis

19172402Knowing Jack
By: Rachel Curtis
Publisher: Self-Published
Release Date: Jan. 17, 2013
Genre: New Adult


I am not a slut, although I’ve been called one often enough. Yeah, I spent three months screwing one of my college professors, but I was crazy about the guy. Then he broke up with me.

I am not a bitch, although people like to say I am. I kept our relationship secret. I’m not responsible for telling the university administrators about it, but a lot of students still blame me for getting their favorite professor fired.

I am not a drama queen, although everyone thinks I am now. When I got a few nasty messages, I just deleted them. When I got the threat, I assumed it was someone being stupid. I still think that’s all it was. My parents worry, though, so they hired me a bodyguard. Now Jack follows me around, intimidating everyone who approaches me and looking obnoxiously hot.

This is what I am. I’m Chloe. I’m a twenty-year-old art history major. Kind of shy, although I pretend not to be. Stubborn enough to stay here for my senior year, even though everyone hates me.

And I’m stuck with Jack.

He calls me “Princess,” but I’m not a princess either.



1thoughtsChloe slept with her professor resulting in the professor being fired from his job. Now the school (both teachers and students) are angry at Chloe over it. They view that it’s her fault he was fired and they lash out at her. Now she’s getting threats via text message and there’s a Tumblr page dedicated to her with some not so nice pictures of her with other guys. Which is where Jack comes in. He’s screwed up with his previous job and his father has decided to put him on a cotton candy case that’s supposed to be easy peasy. But when he meets the girl he’s supposed to protect, he finds that he needs to protect her from himself as well.

I thought the story sounded really interesting. I mean I’ve read bodyguard to lover stories before but the whole background to this one sounded like it would make for a great suspenseful read. However, it fell flat for me. The suspense just wasn’t there. It was cyber bullying at it’s finest. There were no real threats. Plus the writing was really choppy. The conversations between Jack and Chloe read as if someone scripted it as apposed to an actual conversation two people would have.

I also wasn’t a huge fan of Chloe. She was like a cat in heat. throughout the entire story. I don’t mean just because she was fawning over Jack either. There were times where he’d lean in to talk to her and she’d stick her chest out at him, or he’d push her away and say he couldn’t go there with her and she’s straddle his lap and kiss him. I just felt like the sex in this book was way over amped and it overshadowed the story.

“There’s no way I can hide it. I let my head fall backwards and arch my spine against the wall, pressing my breasts toward him without thinking. I let out a long, textured, embarrassing sigh. It’s almost-almost-a moan.”

The story had some promise but I think it needs some time with a good editor to work out some of the kinks and help it run a bit more smoothly.


1favequote“When you’re trained from kindergarten, from the cradle, to always protect, to always be strong, to control your surroundings, to let nothing slip by you, then it breaks the core of who you are when you fail.” -Jack


2 Thoughts on “Review: Knowing Jack by Rachel Curtis

  1. Aw, the plot did sound good, but I think I’m going to skip this one. Thanks for being honest D

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