Monday, 27 January 2014

A Review for Jet (A Marked Man #2) by Jay Crownover

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Posted by Donna
Release Date: June 13th, 2013
Finished Date: January 14th, 2014
Publishers: HarperCollins UK
Genre: New Adult, Contemporary, Romance
Source: For Review
Format: Kindle
Pages: 480
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?

The Review: “Love isn’t perfect. It’s hard work and sometimes it’s more effort to be in love than it is to just run away. If you keep looking for perfect, the real thing is going to pass right by you.”

I really enjoyed Jay Crownover's Rule last year, so I knew I wanted to read the next instalment, but this time it would be about Jet, the tattooed bad boy and the lead singer in a rock band.

Jet and Ayden have had this attraction to one another since they first met a year ago. A year later and they're still trying to fight it. Both come from backgrounds that mean they don't want anything to heavy, especially Ayden that has a brother that always drags her into his messes and then Jet, has a father that is just a waste of space and uses his Jet's mother to get what he wants. When Jet and Ayden decide they can no longer fight their feelings for one another, they're taken on a whirlwind ride where soon their feelings become more than just attraction. But with them both going in opposite directions, can things ever work out for them? 

For any of you who haven't read started the Marked Man series, then I highly suggest you do it now. Jay Crownover's stories are fantastic, that honestly leaving you a hot mess after reading them, because of her ability to write awesome characters that continue to grow and grow through out the entire story. If you've already read Rule, then you and I both know that we first meet Jet and Ayden there, so we already know a little bit about their characters. I guess I had already thought I knew what both characters were like because of already meeting them, but boy was I wrong. I think the most surprising character was Jet. Although Jet's appearance makes him look like the typical bad boy, deep down, he's sweet, caring and alluring. He recognises his feelings for Ayden and knows she's this precious gem that he needs to take care of. However, because of his family problems, he determined to not drag Ayden down and become his father. I loved Jet for that. That he was willing to do anything for Ayden. I guess Jet surprised me because he was a very thoughtful guy, one that was completely not who you thought he was. 

Now Ayden was the same with Jet as he was with her - protective. Ayden has to struggle with herself and often sees herself as two different people. She's had a tough past that she doesn't like to share with anyone and some times she just wants to let loose. Jet is her escape. Her one thing that can bring her back down to earth. Ayden sometimes said things to Jet that you would have expected Jet to say, she would tell him they couldn't have anything more when he wanted more from her. She's scared that her past will get him hurt and again, her protective side comes out. She was a great character, one that was lovable and easy to connect too and I could see why her and Jet made such a good team. 

Another part I love about Jay's work is how close of a group all the guys are with the girls. They'd do anything to help each other out and are always on call for advice or just to be there. Rowdy is fast becoming a favourite. I loved how much he was there for Jet and Ayden and I can't wait for him to get his own story. The only character I'm not completely convinced of yet is Asa, Ayden's brother. In my eyes he hasn't redeemed himself yet but hopefully with the release of more books, we'll see more from him.

It's safe to say I can't wait to crack into Rome's story - which is the third instalment in the series. I have on good authority that his and Cora's story is even better than Jet's, so I can not wait. 

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