|Jet by Jay Crownover|
(A Marked Men Novel #2)
May 28, 2013
Genre: New Adult
Contains sexual situations, mature language, alcohol
Event organized by: Literati Literature Lovers
With his tight leather pants and a sharp edge that makes him dangerous, Jet Keller is every girl’s rock and roll fantasy. But Ayden Cross is done walking on the wild side with bad boys. She doesn’t want to give in to the heat she sees in Jet’s dark, haunted eyes. She’s afraid of getting burned from the sparks of their spontaneous combustion, even as his touch sets her on fire.
Jet can’t resist the Southern Belle with mile-long legs in cowboy boots who defies his every expectation. Yet the closer he feels to Ayden, the less he seems to know her. While he’s tempted to get under her skin and undo her in every way, he knows firsthand what happens to two people with very different ideas about relationships.
Will the blaze burn into an enduring love. . . or will it consume their dreams and turn them to ashes?
You can find my review for Rule, book one of the Marked Men series, here.
Once again, Jay Crownover has scored a hit with me. I love all these "marked men" and this wonderful group of friends. I also want to go on the record and say that my husband and I are completely tattoo-free, and I only have a few ear piercings. So you do not have to be "marked" yourself to enjoy and appreciate these guys and gals and their relationships with each other. This is a series I will continue to follow and most certainly enjoy.
As for Jet and Ayden, I found the development of their relationship and their characters really honest and engaging. They'd both been holding back, but the chemistry (lots of chemistry) couldn't be denied. Ayden was not ready for her secrets to come out completely, however, but secrets have a way of invading your life despite you wanting to ignore them. Jet also had his own secrets, but he was more willing to give them up. But both of them had their own fears and hesitancies, which made them a great couple to understand each other... if they could ever get over their hang-ups in the first place. And while this book is certainly angsty and full of emotion, it also has a great flow and is completely engaging. I didn't want to put it down.
I loved watching Jet and Ayden fall in love, even when they didn't know it was happening themselves. I liked how the author integrated their families (good and bad... well, mostly bad) into the storyline, giving us the present situations as well as a glimpse into the past. I also loved how the other characters were used throughout the book. Even though Jet and Ayden are our primary characters, this is truly an ensemble cast and I feel invested in all of their lives. Every person is multi-dimensional, and I think that is very important in creating a realistic and endearing story. And the ending was perfect!
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Note: UK and Australia: Jet’s release date has been moved to June 20th
About the Author:
Jay Crownover is the bestselling author of Rule. Like the characters in her Marked Men series, she is a big fan of tattoos. She loves music and wishes she could be a rock star, but since she has no aptitude for singing or instrument playing, she'll settle for writing stories with interesting characters and that make the reader feel something. She lives in Colorado with her three dogs.
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