REVIEW–Stewart Realty Anthology: The Jack and Sara Trilogy by Liz Crowe

Book Title - Stewart Realty Anthology: The Jack and Sara Trilogy
Author - Liz Crowe
Stars - 4
Buy Link – AMAZON

NOTE: Stewart Realty Anthology: The Jack and Sara Trilogy - The first three books in the Stewart Realty Series together for the first time in one complete book - "Floor Time," "Sweat Equity," "Closing Costs"
Stewart Realty: Life in the House Lane
Love is an easy word to use, a hard one to demonstrate, and sometimes impossible to trust.

The Stewart Realty series is a sweeping epic, encompassing many years in the lives of two people who know how to love with their bodies, how to please and get pleasure, to control and be controlled. When it comes to the deeper meaning of the one word they both need, backgrounds and personalities get in the way. While their physical connection sizzles they somehow manage to continuously disappoint one another on an emotional level.

Jack Gordon has it all—money, success, a string of women—but also a deep longing for something more. When he thinks he finds it with Sara Jane Thornton, his world is never the same again. Sara releases a side of himself he considered buried out of frustration and unhappiness. Sara soon learns that she must trust him implicitly, something she cannot do, no matter how many times she tries...and he fails.

With a rich cast of secondary characters, including a young man who presents a near-perfect foil to Jack's intensity, and who falls hard for Sara, The Stewart Realty series is a saga with an emphasis on contemporary life with a healthy dose of realistic eroticism. A tale of modern, busy, driven people seeking the ever-elusive and highly coveted combination—a friend, lover and trusted companion who will be there for the long haul.

Start at the beginning, with the Jack and Sara Trilogy, now for the first time ever in a print anthology. The Stewart Realty series is a best seller in family saga and urban fiction categories. See for yourself what the buzz is all about.

Ok, so this anthology covers three of the books in this series. They are Floor Time, Sweat Equity, and Closing costs. It is about 528 pages that mainly focus on two characters, and it covers about 10 or so years. I found the characters very well rounded. They have a ton of spunk, independence, and sex appeal. The only thing I found lacking was the fact that these very intelligent realtors seem to lack some common sense. But, I found myself compelled to see it through, so that has to mean something. Even now, I cannot figure out if the characters got to me, or if I was annoyed, and more stubborn then they are. I can find a book high on the rating scale, yet not find myself in love with the characters of a story. I think it says something that one can be frustrated by a story and realize that that can only happen if it was written well enough to elicit that kind of response.

Jack Gordon is a super successful realtor and a self confessed womanizer. He has a natural ability of a Dom, and he has had his heart handed to him in the past. Every woman desires him, and some won't take no. He is starting to get older, but he keeps his playboy's ways.

Sara Thornton is a very successful realtor as well. She is beautiful, and after opening her heart to a man, she finds out he is getting married. Swearing to not be in that position again, she flexes her independent muscles and buckles down. She was one of the few that did not drool on Jack.

When things get going, a slip up on Sara's part finds her having sex with Jack in the hallway of her office. After this encounter, both of them find themselves taking a big look at their lives and realizing that they might want more in life. The huge problem for these two is that they have pasts and they are horrible at communication. They are also very skitterish, quickly seeing the worst in every situation. They are a train wreck together, yet they love each other more than anything in the world. Their biggest problems stem from the fact that any time they have sex, a monster fight seems to follow. Neither will give an inch, and they blow everything out of proportion at every opportunity. I got whiplash from the dozen or so times they went back and forth. Throw in another love interest, a kid, and a decade, and you get their relationship from hades. It is kind of like a train wreck, you just have to watch it all. If you want to see what not to do in relationships, this book is the holy grail. It is an entertaining journey to follow, and the twist at the end is worth the price of admission. This is not your hearts and flowers kind of book. It is raw and painful, and everyone pays. Kind of a nice break.
Heidi gives Stewart Realty Anthology: The Jack and Sara Trilogy

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