Jet (Marked Men #2)Jay Crownover (Goodreads Author)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?
Ok, I'm just going to start out by saying that I was scrolling through the reviews on goodreads. People were giving low ratings because... and here is what got me... they didn't like the female lead, Ayden. Here is my response to that. Seriously, people? Ok, so she annoyed you. I bet you annoy yourself too. I gave this book a five star rating mostly because of the trials and the drama that Ayden and Jet went through because Ayden was... well, Ayden.
Here is a little background, without spoilers. Shes trailer trash, put simply. She doesn't want to be that anymore, so she struggles to find what she and everyone else expects to be a solid future, and men are included. Jet is a rock star and not stable, but despite the little gnat in her ear whispering that she would only get hurt being with him, she goes for it.
One other thing that confused me was that they also blamed her for completely pushing Jet away. Uh, hello, Jet has his own problems. Hes a playboy, and just like in Rule, that has its effects. Add in the fact that he feels the same way that Ayden does -- that he isnt stable for her -- and you have DRAMA!
Im more of a paranormal romance fan. I dont know why, but it might have something to do with the fact that its just filled with less real life drama (dont ask how I came to that conclusion), but Jay Crownover has a way of sucking me into her stories and not letting me go. And I know Rome is going to be just as good, if not BETTER. I cant wait to get my hands on that book, and I am so glad that I agreed to read these books.
I love these marked men. Jet was an interesting character. While he wasnt as "scarred" as Rule, he did have his own problems and I loved watching him grow and learn to let go and step back and take his own happiness. I thought that Ayden was one of the strongest people in the book. She amazed me time and time again, and it was fun watching her learn to love not only Jet but her old past and to embrace her scars and to learn that the only thing that defined her was her present.
I received a print copy in exchange for an honest review. I also could not put it down. This series should come with a warning of sleep depravity because these men are hot, the women are strong, and the love is SIZZLING. I recommend this to ANYONE who loved haunted tattooed guys and steamy, complicated romances. Hurry to the nearest store and pick it up!
PS. You should pick up the first book, Rule, before reading this one, if you haven't. You could possibly read it as a stand alone, but I wouldn't recommend it.