Review of “A Pound of Flesh” by Sophie Jackson




Their love is forbidden. But won’t be denied… Can true love heal the deepest scars?

For Kat Lane, teaching inmates at a New York prison is her way of upholding the legacy of her beloved father, murdered fifteen years ago. But when new student Wes Carter walks into her classroom, she’s shaken by the strength of her attraction to him. Carter is as handsome as he is dangerous, as mysterious as he is quick-witted – and he ensures people keep their distance. Yet vibrant Kat bypasses his defences and challenges him to reveal the real man behind the intimidating reputation. As their emotional barriers crumble, their inescapable but forbidden feelings cannot be ignored. But will Kat’s discovery of Carter’s role on the night her father died force them apart…or bind their hearts for ever?


Special thanks to my friend Cole for lending me her copy of this book!! ❤

First of all let me just express how much I love this cover!!! It is so simple, but absolutely stunning! I want to buy my own copy of this book just for the cover alone.

With that said, the story does not disappoint at all!

I loved the original concept of the plot. A teacher who happens to develop an attraction for her student. Oh yeah, and then there’s that tiny tidbit of her being a teacher at a prison and her student is an inmate!

I’ve never read a book with that sort of plot line before and the blurb immediately captured my interest!

It starts off with a bang (literally) and held my interest all throughout.

I absolutely adored Kat. She works in a difficult environment surrounded by dangerous inmates, but she manages to create a perfectly balanced atmosphere. Her students know that they can joke around with her and be on friendly terms.

On the other hand, they also know that she will not put up with any sort of back talk or inappropriate behavior. That is precisely why I loved her character so much.

Kat is very easy going and kind, but is also willing to challenge even the most dangerous of inmates who step out of line; even if inwardly she is utterly terrified.

Carter is the exact opposite. He portrays himself as a dangerous inmate who is unapproachable and difficult to like. He’s usually on the offensive and is known for provoking fights when he feels that someone is disrespecting him. He has surely made life difficult for the detention officers.

Their first meeting doesn’t quite go as planned, but Kat is determined to get through to him. She believes that it is important to do her very best at helping him succeed, but despite her plans she cannot help but feel an immediate attraction to him.

As time goes on, she begins to peel the layers of the mysterious Carter and finds a gentler side to him. He’s an intellectual and someone that she cannot resist getting to know better even if people around her believe it would be a bad idea.

Overall, I loved the story. I really enjoyed getting to know these characters. I fell in love with Carter. He’s tough on the outside, but completely different on the inside.

Final verdict: 4 out of 5 stars

I deducted one star solely because there were a few parts of this story that were a bit on the slow side, but it didn’t lessen my interest in the book at all.

Highly recommended if you’re interested in reading a unique romance that is not light or fluffy. There is a darker layer to their story, but definitely worth a read!

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