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 iss 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.
©2013 Jennifer M. Voorhees (P)2013 HarperCollinsPublishers
I'm proud to be a bookaholic...addicted, obsessed, passionate!!! My favorite way to relax & escape reality....
Entertaining, full of angst and some yummy sexy times, Jet is a nice addition to the Marked Man Series. The story is told in first person dual POVs. I really liked the first book in this series, Rule and had high hopes that Jet would be just as good. Unfortunately, that wasn't the case. It was good just not better than the first book in the series. The problem wasn't Jet, I adored him. In fact, I loved everything about Jet. He was sexy, charismatic, and delicious. On the outside he is this rockstar with all the known stereotypes, but on the inside he is genuine, sweet, and overall a great person. I loved him every bit as much as Rule... The problem was Ayden. It took me a little longer to connect with her character. In time, she won me over. The story picks up a year later after Jet so nicely turns down Ayden when she tries to pretty much offer herself to him. Ironically, they end up becoming roommates & friends! We find out there is more to Ayden. She was hiding from her past. Raised in a small town in Kentucky by a mother who had a revolving door of men coming in and out of their trailer, Ayden lived up to the trailer trash label that had been placed on their family. Most of what she did was to keep her brother out of more trouble than what he was already in. So when a high school chemistry teacher saw potential in Ayden, he helped her fill out applications and get her to Denver to college. Ayden did everything she could to make sure that she lived her new life to deserve the second chance that she got. She attends Denver University, determined to live a completely different life from the one she ran from in Kentucky. She knows she wants a stable career and safe relationship. Trying to convince herself that she’s different from the girl she was in Kentucky, hiding all of her secrets from her closest friends. Her plan never included to fall for the sexy, talented, panty-melting bad boy. Jet is the lead singer in a local metal band, runs his own studio, and is dealing with family issues. He too wasn’t expecting that one girl could change his entire view on love & relationships. Ayden and Jet have different goals for their life but cannot deny the attraction towards each other no matter how much they fight it. So, they decide to jump in to a friends with benefits type of relationship. And whoa baby is it hot! Jet would sing to her in bed while playing his guitar. **Swoon* * Jet was always forth coming about his family drama but Ayden still refuses to open up. Eventually feelings start to surface between them and run deeper than being just physical. These feelings scare Ayden and it doesn't help when her past starts to catch up with her. This causes her to make the decision to keep Jet safe. She does this by taking the cowards way out and breaks things off with him. Basically, we experience lots of up & down roller coaster moments. This book is really about the two of them learning love is worth the fight to be together rather than giving up & finding your future all alone. To be honest, I fell head over heels in love with Rule and Shaw's story, it was raw, there was passion, angst and it was even effed up a lot of the time, but I I really loved the ride. In this book, I just didn't feel the strong passion between Ayden and Jet. Plus, the sex scenes seemed way toned down from Rule, which may have contributed to the lack of passion I felt compared with the first book. On a positive note, I did enjoy listening to Jet and Ayden’s story. I was glad to see the same crew of characters playing significant roles in this book. I definitely will continue to recommend this series to other listeners.
I am a lover of books. I enjoy losing myself in a fabulous romance and great story plot.
I really liked Jet and Aiden and I was excited to hear their story, especially since we got a glimpse of the beginning of it in Rule's book. The narrators, Callie Dalton and Cal Wembly, performed very well and I'm really getting spoiled with the dual narrations in this series because they do such a good job of bringing these books to life. It was also great to catch up with Rule and Shaw and the rest of the Marked Men. We got a nice taste of Cora (the heroine of the next book in this series) with her sassy personality, fabulous tattoos, and her capacity to be a great friend.
In regard to the romance, the chemistry between Jet and Aiden was very good (no complaints in that department). The problem I had with this book is that I felt like I didn't get enough of Jet and Aiden TOGETHER. Both leads have some serious problems to overcome, but for most of the book they don't do it together. I thought that was a lost opportunity on behalf of the author. So, I felt this book was big on personal growth in both Jet and Aiden's cases, but it wasn't big on the deep, melt-in-your-mouth kind of romance and bonding that a romance-aholic like me looks for. The romance came together in the last 45 to 50 minutes in this book and that just didn't do enough for me. Nice epilogue though…..Also, the playlist at the end of each book is a really nice touch! I've got to look up those songs!
I hope Cora and Rome's romance is better…..on to their story next!
I am the definition of a contradiction. I am a tomboy but just can't seem to get enough of romance books!
I really liked Jet and Ayden in book 1 so of course I dashed to purchase this book. The book is okay but not as good as the the first book. My biggest issue was the narration, Cal Wembly is a good narrator but not for the role of Jet. He sounds more cow-boyish than rocker and also more soft mannered than one with anger issues. Although Callie did try to pull off the KY accent it would have been better with someone who had it nailed down. In the end, the ups and downs of dealing with a bad boy are all present in this book. The fact that Ayden could match Jet on being bad was entertaining. I would still recommend the book. The series is delightful.
This book was average for one reason. Aidan. She drove me up a wall. Her inner monologue of "old Aidan" did that and "new Aidan" wants this. Re..dun..dant. And the writing for her had me wanting to wring her neck. Yes we know Jet's pants are tighter than your's. I didn't start liking her until the last 2 hours. It's like 2 different people wrote the parts. The narrator for Aidan was ok but just ok. I wish I could post a gif to fully express how lame she was for 80% of the book.Now Jet's character was well thought out. His internal monologue was interesting and to the point. Also the narrator was much much better. Jet had some really terrific lines that will melt your heart.There a few hot parts, but I was so irriatated at Aidan that they fell short. Thier first encounter in the club bathroom and the last one in the hotel were the best, the rest was filler. I really hope Rowdy or Rome's story is better and there's a little comic or lighthearted relief to break up the borderline teenage angst that this book has.
There is always that moment when you think, will it be better than the first? It's that second album from your favorite band and you have high hopes but will it hit the mark? Jet is the proverbial second album and I'm shocked (yes, really) to say I think it's better than Rule. Rule was great, but Jet is... more. The author did a great job of picking up where Rule left off, and flowing a continuous story about ALL of our favorite people and giving more depth, background and life to many of them.
And I don't know about ya'all, but I can't wait for a story about Rowdy.
The reason I love these books so much.. the author is simple and true. It's not a typical romance with the classical music playing or the expensive clothes or what have you. It is down to earth, simple and something I can relate to. Her descriptions aren't far fetched, her ideas are in the here and now and aren't balooned by some crazy fantasy that we all should have. It is life as it should be, with some twists and turns that keep you on your toes and she absolutely makes you fall in love with these people
Everything else is great. But Cal Wembly seems to have problems with correctly pronouncing names, he kept mispronouncing Asa's name. He did the same thing in Point of Retreat by Colleen Hoover.
While the stories are good, I am left a bit lacking in the realness of the relationships in both this book and the previous in the series. The characters have deep philosophical conversations about their feelings often without much of the stumbling moments that happen in real relationships. For example- at the start of Jet and Aiden's relationship, they fall into a semi-relationship so quickly and easily without much discussion or hesitancy from either character. I would hope that the rest in the series start to have a bit of that believability in them.
From a narration point of view- the two narrators pronounced Aiden's brothers name differently which was a little bit annoying.
So far this series always has more of a backstory and some excitement going on (not just romantically). Also, the author doesn't waste a lot of time reintroducing you to characters you already know if you are reading the series. Three in the series down and planning on reading all.
I am a bibliophile to the fullest. Love audio and print equally. But I seem to find time for more audio books!
I prefer the audio. It makes you feel more in tuned with who the different characters are.
This was a good book. But I preferred Rule and Nash's stories better.
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