Saturday, June 27, 2015

The Scale (Martha's Way Series, #1) by Mika Jolie Review

THE SCALE is good women's fiction with a touch more steaminess. Although the intense and immediate attraction between Minka and Jason is passionate neither expects their attraction to lead more than a simple physical affair. Minka and Jason are both somewhat self destructive. Neither is willing to be vulnerable which causes each to make decisions that lead to frustrations, misunderstandings, and hardships that could have been avoided.  

Minka is dealing with the unfortunate realization that her best friend and the man she loves is really going to marry her beautiful twin sister. Fraternal twins and very different in both appearance and personality Minka allows her insecurities to rule most of her relationships. Mika isn't close to her twin, she isn't able to forge a long term relationship with a man outside of Blake who only sees her as a close friend, but she also keeps herself at a distance with her parents. Many of Minka's issues are self imposed and she feeds her insecurities with a passion that if she turned around could make her a much more likable and happier person. 

Jason has his own issues and lives his life never committing to any one woman. Long term relationships with emotional commitment are not on Jason's agenda and he makes no excuses for the way that he lives his life. Meeting Minka, who isn't his usual type of woman, Jason quickly finds himself bending his own rules. 

THE SCALE is more than just a sexy read. Jolie offers realistically flawed characters along with plenty drama and depth to the story. Although the Martha's Way Series follow characters who are all connected they can each be read as standalone stories. I actually read THE SCALE after having read book 2 NEED YOU KNOW. I'm looking forward to reading much more from Mika Jolie in the future. 

Happy Reading!


Twenty-seven year old, African-American, Minka Greene has to endure watching her twin sister marry the man she loves. Her weight is up, and her confidence is down. Not exactly the ideal time to meet the real man of her dreams. 

The Scale opens in Martha’s Vineyard with Minka attending Keely and Blake’s engagement party at Martha’s Way, the beautiful inn owned and operated by the tall, blond, tattooed man with the piercing blue eyes. It just so happens Jason Montgomery is also Blake’s childhood friend and the best man. Dealing with a whirl of emotions, Minka faints in Jason’s arms. 

When she wakes up naked in Jason’s bed after a night of passion, the Vineyard confirmed bachelor struggling with his own demons and the woman filled with self-doubt and pining for another man are joined in an experience that will change their lives. 

The Scale is the first book of the Martha’s Way series. 

Martha's Way Series

Need You Now (Martha's Way Series, #2)  You can read my review here


  1. oooo! I can't wait to read this. I like that they are both kinda messed up instead of just one of them, lols. I have this on my upcoming reading list...Great review Monica!

    1. Thanks Sharonda! I hope you enjoy them as much as I did. Mika Jolie is really good at weaving diverse characters into nicely written romances. The stories are more than just hot scenes they actually have depth!


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