Series: Marked Men #2
Published by: William Morrow on May 28, 2014
Genres: Contemporary, New Adult, Romance
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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?Don't miss the latest bad boy in Jay Crownover's unforgettable New Adult series.
I received this book for free from YABC in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.Also in this series: Rome, Rule, Asa
Also by this author: Rome, Rule, Better When He's Bad, Asa
One Line: While I enjoyed the characters, the plot wasn’t the best.
What I Loved: Jet is one of those rocker, bad boys you can’t help but fall for. I liked that despite his image, he was a pretty caring guy. Not to say he wasn’t a play boy, but he definitely tries to do the right thing, especially when it comes to his family and friends, and he’s a very motivated and talented guy. I liked learning about him and his family and how Crownover built his character. Ayden wasn’t so bad herself. She had a pretty wild and crazy past and I liked that she’s trying to stand on her own and create a new life for herself. Their chemistry was pretty intense, but also pretty obvious (maybe a little too obvious) and even though their relationship was a bit cliche, it was still nice.
Left Me Wanting More: I was really hoping for more action or drama, especially when it came to the big “climactic scene”. After reading two of Crownover’s books, I’m seeing a pattern of something dangerous and dramatic that plagues her characters, of which usually have a pivotal climax before the sweet resolution. That was definitely missing here and it made the whole thing seem very lackluster and contrary to the buildup throughout the book.
Final Verdict: While it wasn’t as engaging as the other books in the series, it’s still a decent read and fans of Crownover’s will love getting to know another of the Marked Men!
*This review was first published on YABC.*