Something About Jace (Belen’s Review)

Title: Something About Jace (Pineapple Grove #1)
Author: Jocelynn Drake, Rinda Elliott
Publisher: Self Published
Release Date: December 28th 2018
Genre(s): Contemporary Romance
Page Count: 180 pages
Reviewed by: Belen
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?

Trent Elrige, a smoking hot Hollywood A-lister has come to quiet Pineapple Grove, a historical neighborhood in Delray Beach, Florida, for some much needed rest and relaxation. Trent isn’t expecting to meet anyone, but when he runs into Jace Townsend sparks fly.

Jace loves his quiet life in beautiful South Florida where he spends most of his time with his sister, friends, and in his art gallery. But when Jace falls for Trent big questions come into play about how happy the two can be in the spotlight.

With a dual POV the reader gets to know both characters well. Something About Jace is a totally sweet, low angst, meet-cute romance between a star and a normal guy with lots and lots of (dare I say too much?) sex, and a happy ending.

My only complaints are I felt like it had too many time jumps and a mystery thread was tied off and then just never mentioned again, which I found kind of odd.

On the whole it’s a cute book with great characters, I thought it represents the area setting well, and it’s got a great set up for a series. I’ll definitely check out book #2 when it’s released.

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


I am an unapologetic book addict/lover. I’m happiest when reading and I spend most of my time with my Kindle, which is never far from my hand.
I love to be told a good story! I mostly read fiction: Romance, Erotica, Young Adult, New Adult, Paranormal (shifters? Yes, please!), a little BDSM when I’m in the mood, and I love a good ménage story. I DEFINITELY PREFER A HFN/HEA!

My biggest no-no’s are cheating, miscommunication / misunderstanding plots, unnecessary angst, and cliffhangers.

A sampling of my “Favorite M/M” stories:

Carry the Ocean The Half of Us Red Dirt Heart Adulting 101 Tied Up In Knots
Shelter the Sea Manties in a Twist David, Renewed Ethan who Loved Carter Perfect Imperfections
Wolfsong Fight the Tide How to Walk Like A Man The Lightning-Struck Heart Forging the Future


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