Hello friends and happy Friday!
Since I was travelling last week I wasn’t able to do COTW but that’s not the case this week and I have a good pick for today. It may or may not be the character I wanted to do last week but that shouldn’t matter much. This character didn’t start off as being special to me, and they were actually someone I immensely disliked but the author changed my mind in the best way. I saw them in a new light and I now think they are fantastic.
This week’s character is…..
John “Jax” Blackwood!
WHO IS THIS CHARACTER?
If you haven’t read Kristen Callihan’s VIP series, not only are you missing out on some great writing, but you’re missing out on amazing characters. John is absolutely one of those amazing characters and I could not stand him when I first met him. He was crude, arrogant, and relatively uncaring to the point where I didn’t care what happened to him. So when he got his own book I wasn’t pleased, but I gave him a shot. And boy, did he take his shot and he scored. I love how he really changed my mind about him and showed me who he truly is. He’s an introvert that just loves making music and playing for fans. He loves his grandmother and doesn’t care when his friends make fun of the furniture in his apartment. He loves to cook and is something that he enjoys bragging about to Stella, particularly how he’s better at it than Rye. And his favourite movies are Lord of the Rings. To me, John is someone who find enjoyment in the quiet things and is perfectly fine with staying in rather than playing the rockstar role. But it’s important to note how he does suffer from both depression and anxiety and while he does have off days, or even dark episodes here and there, he’s learned to surround himself with people who can pull him out. He’s learned to talk about his feelings and to get others to understand him rather than placate him and it’s something I admire. Seeing all these new sides to John, and being able to differentiate him from his Jax persona, was the best thing Callihan has done and I love him with all my heart.
“I don’t need you to fix me, Stella. I need you for everything else. I need your smiles, your laughter. I need you to be my best friend, my lover, my all. I need to take care of you, touch your skin, make you dinner, give you pleasure whenever you’re in need. You are the best thing that has ever happened to me, and I’d happily spend the rest of my life trying to be the best thing that has ever happened to you too.”
A SONG THAT REMINDS ME OF THEM
Until next time,