Something About Jace (Kirstin’s Review)

Title: Something About Jace (Pineapple Grove Book 1)
Author: Jocelynn Drake, Rinda Elliott
Publisher: Self Published
Release Date: December 28th, 2018
Genre(s): Romance
Page Count: 180
Reviewed by: Kirstin
Heat Level: 4 flames out of 5
Rating: 4 stars out of 5


Gallery owner Jace Townsend loves his tiny hometown of Pineapple Grove, deep in South Florida. His life is filled with sunshine, blue skies, jogging on the beach with his dog, and the greatest friends a guy could want. What more could he ask for?

Love would be a great start. After his last relationship fell apart, Jace has begun to wonder if he’s ever going to find someone who would fit into his quiet life.

Of course, the last person who would fit into his life is a major movie star.

Trent Elrige is drowning. He’s constantly on the go from one movie obligation to the next. And after the last stalker got a little too close for comfort, Trent decides it’s time to take a step back and figure out what he’s doing with his life.

Pineapple Grove seemed the perfect spot to hide for six months and figure out his future. He just wasn’t expecting to be tackled by love so quickly.

But now that he’s found Jace, is he willing to risk everything he’s worked so hard for? And is Jace willing to walk away from his precious Pineapple Grove to be with Trent?

Jace Townsend lives in Pineapple Grove, FL where it’s warm most of the year. During the winter season the population doubles, so being a business owner means winter is his busy season. He’s got a fantastic group of friends/business owners, but he’s been gun shy in the romance department since his ex moved a year ago.

Trent Elrige is an A-list movie star who needs a well earned break. He’s decided to spend six months in Florida where he’s going to hole up in a beach house and do nothing. That only lasts a couple of days before Jace’s dog Ripley runs into him.

There were so many sweet little moments in this story that had me awwwing. There were also a few hot moments as well. I loved the characters in this. There was a huge group of friends that were so involved and supportive and I’m excited to get to know them all a bit more in the rest of this series.

Trent was not what I had expected out of a movie star. He was truly down to earth and unassuming and so cute. His personality was a bit shy, but funny and he had the best pillow talk. Jace was the perfect match for him in every way.

This ended on a great HFN, but nothing was really nailed down, which left me with some questions. Like, what happens to the art gallery six months out of the year? Why did it take so long for the ‘perp’ to strike again? I’m hoping to find out the answers in the next book. And I’m excited to read more about these characters.

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Galley copy of Something About Jace provided by author in exchange of an honest review.

I loved the characters in this. There was a huge group of friends that were so involved and supportive and I'm excited to get to know them all a bit more in the rest of this series.


  • I’m a bit torn… I’ve tried these pair of authors before and their writing style didn’t work for me. But maybe that was because the other series were a little more heavy in the suspense and mystery than this one seems to be. The HFN doesn’t help either but I’ll maybe give it a go if it comes out in audio 🙂


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Reading has become such a huge part of my life as an adult. I love the escape, but I also try to take something from each story for myself. I am a lover of words. I love dialogue. I love a slow burn and a happy ever after. Favorite Authors: Garrett Leigh, Amy Lane, Mary Calmes, Lane Hayes, T.J. Klune, Roan Parrish, N.R. Walker, Cara Dee, Anyta Sunday
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