Tuesday, June 11, 2013

JET by Jay Crownover Blog Tour! (Review & Giveaway!)

Jet by Jay Crownover
Jet (Marked Men, #2)
Release Date: May 28, 2013
Format: eARC, 400 pages
Publisher: William Morrow
Series: Marked Men #2
Source: Edelweiss
Description from Goodreads:
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?
So, Jet is the companion/sequel novel to Rule, which was pure awesome. Before I even get into all the hotness that is JET, I'm going to tell you this now: You don't need to read Rule to read Jet. Jet's story holds its own and explains everything so you know what's going on. I STRONGLY SUGGEST you DO read Rule first, though, especially if you plan on reading them both. Because this book does take place after the events of Rule, so there would be a wee bit of spoiling going on (though the big, main secret of Rule's story is NOT revealed in this book), and it would be nice if you already had an idea of who all the characters are. So yeah. That's my suggestion. Not necessary, but something that might make the reading experience better.

Now, onto Jet. I think my biggest problem this book was going in and expecting another story just like Rule's. I'm telling you right now, if you're expecting the same story again with different characters, you're going to be disappointed. Because Jet is not Rule, and Ayden is not Shaw. And you know what? Personally, once I realized this and got into the story, I LOVED that. I loved learning about the new characters and falling in love with Jet and his story. It was just...amazing. I'm not sure if it was AS amazing as falling for Rule was, but it was still pretty darn great.

Character Rundown:
Ayden: I have a love/hate relationship with Ayden. I wasn't too fond of the whole "two Aydens" thing she had going on. I mean, it was irritating sometimes. Because things would be so great! They would be. And then the greatness would just stop because of her being afraid of it. I get that she wanted to stay away from her old life, but I didn't like the way she went about it AT FIRST. As the story goes on and her character grows, changes, and comes to her sensed...well, I'd like to be her friend.

Jet: Oh, holy hotness. I wish this guy were real. Ahhhhh, man do I. Personally, I think that if they WERE real, Jet and Rule, I'd be more into Jet than Rule. Don't get me wrong, they're both hot, and Rule has that attractive protective thing going on, but Jet...he's in a band. He has a lot of feelings. He sings. He's just...AHHHH. I love both the boys, though. But this story is about Jet, and I am with him right now. Goodness. He got on my nerves sometimes, too, because he had his times where he would walk away, or let Ayden walk away and I'd be like WHHHHYYYY?!?!?! So yeah. But I heart him.

Plot. Jet and Ayden both had their own little stories going on, and they didn't intertwine as much as Rule's and Shaw's stories did, but I liked watching them both go through everything, with their own stuff happening side by side. Jet was doing this, Ayden was doing this, and they both wondered about the other. They were independent more. I liked that, because it fit THESE CHARACTERS well. This story was alternating POVs just like Rule was, and we all know I love that. I just think I wish Jet and Ayden could have had more time just...being together in this story. It's still hot, and it's still awesome, but I could have lived with more togetherness.

Romance. This is where I smile at my hands and tell you to just read the book. If you're looking for a love story, you'll find it here. You will.

The end. Well, I'm ready to read about Rome. ;)

Overall, Jet is not Rule. Why? Because JET is not RULE. But this book was still completely wonderful. I read it in a day (would have been less than a day if my freaking KINDLE HADN'T DIED) and fell in love so hard. Trust me, read this book and you will, too. Jay Crownover is an awesome chick, and she writes some kickass New Adult books. I can't wait for the next one AHHHH! :)
About the Author:
Jay Crownover is the bestselling author of Rule. Like the characters in her Marked Men series, she is a big fan of tattoos. She loves music and wishes she could be a rock star, but since she has no aptitude for singing or instrument playing, she'll settle for writing stories with interesting characters and that make the reader feel something. She lives in Colorado with her three dogs.
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1 comment:

  1. Loved it just like the first book, it's too bad I have to wait till Jan 2014 for the third one, "Rome". I would definitely recommend this, thanks Jay Crownover for a great read, totally worth it.

    Charmaine Smith (Fishing Lodge Alaska)


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