Meet Jack Smith
“He couldn’t even remember how he got there, but now he stood in front of her door. Uninvited. Unannounced. Unwanted. Still, he knocked.” – Luck of the Irish (Holiday Heartbeats #3)
I think this quick moment from the book sums up Jack in this story. He’s hella-angsty, privileged with a promising future ahead of him – and is as miserable as he can be.
Jack’s a native of BostonÂ but his family moved to San Diego when he was about ten. His mother is Irish, and his high-profile politician father is Irish-American. Jack is the youngest of three children, the only son, and is destined to follow in his father’s political footsteps. Because of this, Jack’s always felt the heavy pressure of his father’s scrutiny. Always hungry for his dad’s attention and approval, Jack doesn’t trust himself to reveal his long-term relationship with Nhu to his family.
When he’s faced with the dilemmaÂ of choosing between the love of his life and proving his loyalty to his father, Jack’s against the wall in a no-win situation. His decision will change everything.
The song that comes to mind whenever I think of Jack is Post Malone’s Better Now. Without a doubt, Jack is willing to fight for his love – but is it too little, too late?
Â©Atina AtwoodÂ 2019 Exploring Love and Life, One Word At A Time.â„¢
â€“ Atina Atwood is a southern girl who moved from Europe to the West Coast. A former university professor in Germany and California, Atina stepped away from Academia to focus on her miracle child, life, love, food, quilting, and of course, Romance. She is the author of the Holiday Heartbeats series. Follow her onÂ TwitterÂ andÂ Pinterest for more, and sign up for Atinaâ€™s newsletterÂ here.