Jaded

Rated 4.67/5 based on 10 reviews
Rock Star Trilogy Book 1.

Follow rock star, Scarlett Ryan, as she leaves the spotlight and strives for a normal life. A YA/NA Romance full of crazy twists and turns. More
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Words: 47,530
Language: English
ISBN: 9781311648754
About Mercy Amare

I am twenty-four years old. I live in St. Louis, MO with my extremely-nerdy husband.

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Review by: CRISSY MACKEY on June 26, 2013 :
Scarlett is known worldwide; she is a singer who wants to finish high school just like normal people her age does. Her father and manager is hell bent on having her continue with her singing career and making money and she has a mom who rarely speaks to her. Scarlett decides to take things in her own hands and move to Florida to finish school without the pressure of her dad and business. While Scarlett is searching for her sister she hasn't heard from or seen in years, she discovers she has been searching for more than one person. She wants nothing more than to connect/reconnect with those she has lost and is willing to do what she needs to do to make that happen. Things are finally going great but suddenly Scarlett's love and kindness is thrown in her face and hurt her in more ways than one.
Jaded is a great read. It ends with a cliff hanger that makes you want to know what happens to everything left unanswered in book one. It definitely leaves you wondering how things will turn out for everyone. This book will make you smile and is full of drama and surprises you won't see coming. You will never have a dull moment while reading this book. I finished the book in one day and I look forward to reading the second book in the series, I cannot wait to see what happens.
(reviewed long after purchase)

Review by: laura thomas on June 09, 2013 :
There is a big age difference between me and the characters in this book. Also, I’m not rich or famous. But Jaded still brought back many memories from when I was a teenager. Foremost were the strong bonds with my girlfriends and the insecurity about my decisions, and boys. Oh, the pain and angst of young love.

Right from the start I liked Scarlett Ryan. She’s nineteen years old and been touring with her rock band for four years. She’s never had a chance at a normal life. Too busy touring to make lasting friends or fall in love.

She knows she’s acting like a spoiled brat when she throws a tantrum, telling her manager, who also happens to be her father, that she’s had enough and storms off.

She catches the first flight out of California and lands in Hope, Florida.

Being rich and having a personal assistant has its perks as everything is taken care of while she’s high above the clouds.

She arrives at her posh new digs and her stylist has her enrolled in school and even filled her wardrobe with clothes appropriate for her age group.

Lying out is her outfit for her first day of school, along with this note.

“You told me to dress you like a normal teenager, and I did my best. Don’t blame me that you look extraordinary, no matter what you wear. Good luck with high school. Go to lots of parties, get drunk, and kiss lots of boys. But no matter what you do: DON’T FALL IN LOVE!(Trust me, high school love sucks, and always ends in heart-break). Have fun!”

Ain’t that the truth.

I really connected when Scarlett begins highschool and attempts to live a normal teenager’s life.

Her first day of school is daunting. Once the fervor of who she is dies down, she literally bumps into Thor. Her name for this handsome God. She doesn’t know his name and he’ll only tell her when she meets him for lunch.

Then she meets Stephan. Your typical confident, young alpha male, but he does have something going for him. A wonderful smile. He’s not impressed with who she is and quickly gets under her skin, especially when he shortens her name to Scar.

At first I was thinking, Oh no, a love triangle, and these two are step brothers. But this doesn’t last long and you clearly know where Scarlett’s interest lies. With the guy “with black hair, gorgeous green eyes, snarky attitude that makes you want to slap him…” Stephan.

Ethan and Stephan quickly become an important part of Scarlett’s life, treating her like everybody else and teasing her relentlessly.

Just when things seemed to be going smoothly, Scarlett got some startling news that shocked her. She seemed to accept it too readily, but who knows how someone would react, especially a young, vulnerable woman trying to find her way.

You are taken in a whole other direction and I could see what might be going to happen. I liked the idea and hoped it would be so.

While Jaded is written for a younger audience, Ya and New Adult, I thoroughly enjoyed this romp and raced to see what could possibly happen next, grinning all the way.

And the ending. Oh no! The ending leaves you thinking, “No way!” Luckily I already had Faded, Book Two, and dove right back in.
(reviewed long after purchase)

Review by: Amanda on June 07, 2013 :
Jaded was so good! I started it late one night and then read a lot of it school during class the following day because it was so good and I could not put it down. I really like Scarlett. The way that she wants to help and protect others, is just amazing. The ending was a little sad and hanging (not too much though).
(reviewed long after purchase)

Review by: T Hammond on June 04, 2013 :
I will start off by saying, I'm not a big fan of Young Adult (YA) stories. I am also going to say the plot was pretty good, character development was great (love Stephen, rooted for Ethan, found Scarlet to be annoyingly over-the-top fun), although it had the typical teen angst and emotional roller coasters that kids seem to excel at…The book was well written and stayed fairly interesting through out. The drama of high school popularity and dating was true to form, so I found myself laughing at how much the book reflected a teenager's views. I almost dropped the book to a 3-star because it ended up being an installment book, one of THOSE books without a proper ending that you will have to buy a second book of if you want to find out what happens. But, the book was good, so, rather than down-grading the rating, I will simply say- its not just a series, a series has an ending to the main story line. This book ends abruptly, so you will be left gritting your teeth.
(reviewed long after purchase)

Review by: Wolf Paw Publications on June 04, 2013 :
This book had me laughing as soon as I started reading, Scarlett for some reason absolutely reminds me of Ashley Tisdale.. When she was in High School Musical. She's basically a huge pop star trying to finish high school normally. Her first day of school will have you in stitches.
This story is amusing and quirky. I admit I had reservations about it. Most of the reviews I'd been ask to read lately were erotica which by now you all know I'm not a big fan of. It was very very refreshing to get to dive into this one. It just made me smile for the most part. The only thing that irked me a little were the titles of the chapters. They were just lines in the chapter. But that's just a pet peeve of mine. There are a couple of wrong words scattered here and there but no actual errors. Writers tend to get lost in their work and placing the wrong word (which would inevitably change the meaning of a sentence) happens from time to time. The reader however will no problem understanding what is meant though, some may not even realize they're there at all.
While the story is quite quirky, not everything is sunshine and gumdrops. There are serious issues that more teenagers than most people are aware their kids are dealing with happening. Mercy has made this story realistic to the point that you the events that unfold good and bad will reach down deep into your very soul and take hold. I look forwarded to faded and the rest series to see how Scarlett grows and developes into the life she has chosen for herself and if she ever wakes up and see the effects some of her decisions have on other people.
I give this book 5 of 5 paws

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(reviewed long after purchase)

Review by: Whitney Baer on June 03, 2013 :
This book has love and laughter.... What more could you ask for?Jaded is a book about a young female rockstar named Scarlett. She decides to take a break from her crazy life and moves to FL to attend High School. Her first day she meets a gorgeous set of brothers and starts to fall head over heels for bad boy Stephan. Through this book Scarlett deals with first time love, trying to get along with the girls at school, discovering a family secret, and trying to find her missing sister. I will say though, the ending is a killer! You will be craving book 2!I felt the Author did a great job writing a unique storyline with just the right amount of details. There were twists in the book that kept you guessing and the characters were very relatable. I would recommend this book to all readers!!
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

Review by: Jenny Bynum on May 22, 2013 :
10*s. I received an eARC copy of this book directly from the author in return for an honest review.

This book is intriguing, entertaining, and a very fast paced read!! I love Scarlett and her way of wanting and craving to fit in and be normal. The author knows how to capture the life of a teenager and keeps you sucked in from beginning to end. I am really anxious to read more from this author. This author is going to be the big Indie Author for teens/YA. This is a MUST read that will keep you craving for more and will hit your music side. I feel like I could relate with the character and she actually felt real. Thank you, Mercy Amare, for this realistically amazing story that I love and can't wait to read more of your work!!
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

Review by: Kathleen Witt on May 20, 2013 : (no rating)
I just loved this book. It really was interesting to see this from the point of view of a young, vicious rock star but a teen girl, first and foremost. Scarlett's interaction with the two brothers (step-brothers) was an interesting twist. They never treated her like she was a star. They treated her like any other girl out there; just one that was uber famous. I can't wait for the next book. I never thought I would like a YA Romance, but it really kept me hooked. Way to Go-Mercy Amare!!!
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

Review by: Kelly Erickson on April 29, 2013 :
I had expected this book to be just another teen girl romance, but I was pleasantly surprised. The book is told in first person present tense so immediately I felt pulled in to the story, like it was unfolding around me. The author uses just the right combination of humor and tears. and there will be tears; have a box of tissues handy. The main character, Scarlett, has the perfect, over-the-top dramatic reactions that high school girls can easily identify with.
(reviewed within a week of purchase)

Review by: Tiffany Riach on April 29, 2013 :
I loved Jaded, once I started reading I had a hard time putting it down. Mercy did a great job writing this book. I loved Scarlet, Stephen, Ethan and all the other characters in this book. The character development in Jaded was great. I can't wait to get the next book in the trilogy and see what happens next.
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

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