Monday, February 1, 2021

Review: Stop Me by Michelle Jester @michelle_jester

Stop Me
Michelle Jester
(Rue the Day Series, #1)
Publication date: February 1st 2021
Genres: Adult, Contemporary

After moving to a new city with her parents, Jeselle Parsons quickly found friends and a life full of money, power, and privilege. Even though her parents weren’t wealthy like the other kids’ parents, Jeselle felt lucky to be welcomed into the circle of friends, until she learned how costly that type of life could be. A life that would cost her everything.

For fifteen years, Jeselle, with the help of her friend Dennis, worked to ensure nothing would stand in the way of her revenge on the people who played a part in ruining her life.

All the years of planning, all the years of working, have all come down to this.

Her enemies will learn that revenge has never been so cold.

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My Review:

Stop Me is told from the past and present. It follows several characters lives. Our main character Jeselle Parsons had her life turned upside down by a few high school students. Jeselle believed that they were her friends in the beginning but she soon learned that, that was not the case. Jeselle’s family had money but not quite as much as the people who ruined her life. Jeselle thought that didn’t their difference didn’t matter but she was soon shown just how wrong she was.

Jeselle spent most of her life planning, plotting and setting things in motion to extract the revenge she believed she deserved. Jeselle put her life on hold and dedicated it to making the ones who did her wrong surfer for what they did.

Jeselle was hurt deeply and wanted others to feel what she felt. She didn’t take that hurt and poke it way down deep inside her. No she kept it floating on the surface to remind her just how deeply she was hurt. She kept it floating to help her remember to keep the flame of revenge burning bright.

Jeselle has had her best friend Dennis right beside her helping her plan her revenge. Dennis has been in love with Jeselle all these years but she has had no room in her heart or life for love. I think that Jeselle never let Dennis or anyone ever get close to her heart as she was afraid of being hurt all over again. And maybe she didn’t think she deserved anything more. That she wasn’t good enough to be loved by anyone.

I wonder if Jeselle kept the true Jeselle hidden deep inside her as there were times when I saw a different Jeselle than the one she tried so hard to be. I saw on a few occasion a very heart warming Jeselle. It saddens my heart to see Jeselle’s happiness, hope, life snuffed out like it was. It saddens my heat to know that there are people like that in this life.

Stop Me is one of those books that will stay with you long after the book is closed. Jeselle has found her way into my heart. She has found herself a home in a corner of my heart and there she will stay and every once in a while she will poke her head up to remind me of her story. I can’t wait for more stories in the Rue the Day world.

You know I don’t think Jeselle’s story is the only one that is going to haunt me, no there are a few other character’s whose story is going to stick around for while as well.

I highly recommend Stop Me. One-click your copy of Stop Me today!

Author Bio:

Michelle Jester lives in Greenwell Springs, Louisiana with her husband, high school sweetheart and retired Master Sergeant. Together they have a son and daughter. She is a hopeless romantic and has been writing poems and stories for as long as she can remember.
One of her prize possessions is a bracelet with only a yellow, Rubber Duckie charm on it; which she wears every day to remind her to enjoy the fun and happy things of life!

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