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?
Another fantastic swoon-worthy installment of the Marked Men series! I LOOOOOOVED Jet! Jay Crownover remains as my queen of NA. Tattoos, piercings, ugh... give it to me!
I fell in love with Jet almost instantly. Because I knew there was something more to him than his incredibly muscial talent coupled with chronic promiscuity. There's always a story. And I wanted to know what it was.
Ayden is a southern belle with a troubled past, as well. She ignores it, hides it, never speaks of it -- you name it. She'd rather you forget that she existed prior to the time that you met her. And that, of course, raised all sorts of questions and suspicions. And it also prevented her budding interest in Jet from reaching its full potential.
Both Ayden and Jet were introduced in Crownover's first book in the Marked Men series, Rule; which still holds the crown as my favorite book -- so far. But let me tell you, Jet comes in direct competition. He's just as sexy and alluring as Rule, but definitely different. His scars are different. His reactions to those scars are different.
It's very easy to compare the two Marked Men, but once you get into Jet's story, you immediately see, know, and understand that Jet is his own person and as a reader, I began to fall in love. There is so much to learn about Jet's passion for music, as well as his passion for protecting those that he loves. His vulnerability becomes a focal point and his lack of understanding that it's okay to be vulnerable creates a wedge in his potential "thing" with Ayden (along with her own issues as well). I just wanted to scream, "Get it together, you two!"
Now, in the first Marked Men book, I had zero problems with Shaw. I thought she was a great character with a good head on her shoulders. For the most part. She did a couple of things that grated my nerves, but nothing like Ayden. I was ready to toss Ayden off of a cliff at multiple points throughout this book. I found some of her choices to be really stupid and unnecessary. Some of her perspectives on things were unwarranted. And it was SO annoying!
The thing I love about Crownover is her brilliant ability to recognize the pending questions and frustrations that she knows the readers are going to have. She takes those pent up things and has one or many of her characters address those issues. Rowdy, Rule, Shaw and Cora were simply fantastic in this book -- especially when it came to handling Ayden's stupidity. Fortunately, Ayden redeems herself in my eyes. Many, many times.
Overall, this is a wonderfully well-written steamy, sex-filled work of art. Those sex scenes?! Did. Me. In! How could you NOT want Jet to work his musical magic on you?! All. The. Feels.
Another home run for Crownover. My queen of NA. Perfection.
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