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Author: Jay Crownover
Pages: 400 pages
Format acquired: eBook (eARC)
Publisher: William Morrow
Publication date: May 28th 2013
Source: Received from publisher (Thanks, Edelweiss, William Morrow, Literati Literature Lovers and Jay!)
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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?
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I have a confession to make, I absolutely dislike the cover of this book. Not that it affected my judgement or anything but the cover. *covers eyes* I just can't look at it because the image of hot Jet is slowly being replaced in my mind. But now that that's out the way, my thoughts on the book:
I took about may 10 minutes trying to figure out what rating to give this book. Don't get me wrong, I enjoyed this book but that doesn't necessarily mean that I loved it. The first part was a definite sold 3 for me, but as the story wore on the plot got thicker and it got better, over-all. I already had a definite interest in Jet ever since the first book, Rule. I'm a serious sucker for the rocker type, it's true. And add in the obvious sexual tension between Jet and Ayden, boom, you've got an excited penguin. I just had a feeling that it was going to go somewhere and it did.
Jet and Ayden have to be the two most stubborn people in the world. When they're not trying to hook up with each other, they're trying to solve their problems by themselves (so stubborn that they refused to ask for help when they had such amazing and supportive friends.) I was really impressed that they managed to last so long without ripping each other's clothes off because let's face it, their sexual tension is so thick that you can feel across the continent. But I guess, in a way, their stubbornness was pretty appealing, it made their union (wrong word choice?) all the more sweeter. When they finally managed to get the other person's defenses down, the victory seemed pretty sweet.
I adored Jet, he was a great guy. He didn't start off as a douche but he's definitely far from perfect. I don't think it's because he's afraid of commitment per se, but there were moments in the book when you could tell he was getting pretty nervous. I mean, Ayden is the type of girl who radiates white picket fences and two-point-five kids but Jet is just... Jet. He's a born rockstar and when you were made for the stage, it's hard to maintain a stable relationship, especially when you add in his baggage. No smokin' guy ever comes without baggage and Jet's just makes me want to kill both his parents. I wanted to strangle his mom and dad so that they'd be cut off from the book but unfortunately, we can't always get what we want. Jet really needed a break from everything; his family, the pressure of work and his band and in a way, Ayden was his break.
Ayden was a harder nut to crack than Jet. There was way too many secrets surrounding her life. And once you find out what they are, you'd be really shocked. I was pretty dumbfounded myself when I discovered what her "secret" was... and then I wanted to go and hunt down her brother. I'm still after you, Asa. Ayden didn't just need a break, she needed a freakin' one-year long vacation. Her life is so complicated that I felt so sorry for her, and when she and Jet finally got together? It felt like the weight of the world was taken off my shoulders because at least now, she got back a little of her freedom. Unfortunately, life is never easy nor fair and a lot more stuff was thrown her way. It was during these times that the book started to pick up its pace and I started to enjoy it more.
Jet was a pretty cool book, it was definitely hot and also more emotional than Rule was. But I actually still prefer Rule more... Still, Jet is worth reading because everything by Jay Crownover is sure to be a winner. I seriously can't wait to read Rome!
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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