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Saturday, January 26, 2013

Review: Making His Mark by Jennah Scott

Posted by Irish in Blog Tour, Review5 Comments

Title: Making His Mark (Goodreads)

Publisher: Self-Published

Source: Blog Tour
Publication Date: 08 January 2013
Series or Standalone: Standalone
ISBN: B00AYPGA8M
Format: ebook 
Pages: 202

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Place(s) Traveled to: Albuquerque, NM

Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

First Line(s): “Hello boys,” Alexis called out as she stepped into Matt’s house.

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When I first heard about Making His Mark by Jennah Scott I was exited about the premise. I do love the tortured souls line of story telling because usually it means some good heart-achy moments as the characters learn to love and trust. In many ways Making His Mark does this but there were just so many other aspects that I think could have turned this from an ok novel to something great. 


I liked the characters of Bo and Alexis and enjoyed the chemistry that they had of the page but was sad when the promise of some great secondary characters seemed to fall by the wayside. The opening chapter is filled with some fun banter between Alexis and her friends and then they were severely underused throughout the story. When they did appear those scenes fell flat when compared to the opening and I was left with a feeling of disappointment. 

I also wish that there was a bit more depth or explanation behind Bo’s rule of never tattooing his friends. I just never bought the reason given and never even felt that his family looking down on his career path as they were supposed to. Because in the scene where we meet them I didn’t get that vibe. I got a loving family and I loved how they all meshed together and so what I read and what I was told were at odds with each other. I also liked how Alexis and Bo were both of Native American decent and really wish a little more had been done with that heritage in the story.

But as Making His Mark is supposed to be about Bo and Alexis’s journey their overall story ARC doesn’t let you down. There is a lot of push and pull between these characters as they work to find their way. As I said above I loved their chemistry and their dialogue would often pop off the page. Not to mention all the steamy scenes that were included as well. This is definitely not a book for the more conservative of readers. Making His Mark was a good story and I read it in just a few hours. Its a fun read to pass a couple of hours and its definitely a book that I’d recommend to certain people I know. But I feel that this could have been a really great read with a bit more interaction from the secondary characters. 

Even without that though I will still look forward to Jennah Scott’s next read as I did enjoy her writing style. Though, admittedly, there were lots of repetitive moments. Certain thoughts and phrases just seemed to be repeated more than was necessary and they were a little distracting. Making His Mark isn’t a perfect book by any means but there are times when you can overlook the flaws and just let yourself enjoy the story. For me, this was one of those books. It should also be mentioned that currently Making His Mark is $2.99 for the ebook and with a price like that how can you not take a chance? 

5 Responses to “Review: Making His Mark by Jennah Scott”

    • Irish

      Thanks I like my blog design too. =)

      The cover definitely fits with the books story…and its a great brain candy read. Sometimes you just need something light, I hope you give it a chance at some point.

  1. Vivien

    The cover is definitely great!!…… The book sounds like it could be good, but could also fall into the same repetitive prose.