My not-so-secret affair with romance novels
I read RULE a while ago, and I remember fanning myself after finishing. I recently re-read it to prepare myself for JET, and considering how many books I’ve gone through since then, I can truly say that this is one of the best bad boy-good girl reads I’ve ever come across. I love the characters Jay Crownover has created. Rule is a sexy, tatted, pierced badass, and Shaw is a perfect princess (sort of). Together, they make an irresistible couple. I enjoyed how real they were, how they worked through their issues, and how they had a history. They grew up together, and witnessing their journey from kids to pseudo-friends, to lovers was amazing. I am REALLY looking forward to Rome’s story, but can’t wait dive into the next Marked Men novel – JET!
Opposites in every way . . . except the one that matters
Shaw Landon loved Rule Archer from the moment she laid eyes on him. Rule is everything a straight–A pre-med student like Shaw shouldn’t want–and the only person she’s never tried to please. She isn’t afraid of his scary piercings and tattoos or his wild attitude. Though she knows that Rule is wrong for her, her heart just won’t listen.
To a rebel like Rule Archer, Shaw Landon is a stuck-up, perfect princess-and his dead twin brother’s girl. She lives by other people’s rules; he makes his own. He doesn’t have time for a good girl like Shaw-even if she’s the only one who can see the person he truly is.
But a short skirt, too many birthday cocktails, and spilled secrets lead to a night neither can forget. Now, Shaw and Rule have to figure out how a girl like her and a guy like him are supposed to be together without destroying their love . . . or each other.
ANA Rating: ♥♥♥♥/♥
I really, really, really, really loved RULE, so when I started JET, I was fully prepared to not like it as much. To be honest, I’ve never been one for guys that wear skinny pants, and nail polish, so I knew from the beginning that it would take one hell of a personality to win me over. And while I still prefer Rule, Jet isn’t bad at all. Why then am I only giving 3½ hearts? I tend to like it when the hero & heroine are friends, but what bothers me in these cases are when one of them’s a one-night-stand addict and then the other person has to witness this inability to keep a lid on the libido. In this instance, Jet was the sex machine. Big surprise there, lead singer gets laid. BUT there’s more! Not only are Jet and Avery friends, but roommates too! So it was even more difficult for me to stomach his debauchery. Not to mention, I was upset with Avery for not being more upset with Jet.. if that makes sense. Anyway, I didn’t set out to compare the two stories, but it’s kinda hard not to when I read JET immediately after re-reading RULE. Also, all the stories are intertwined, so naturally the characters from book 1 keep coming back and I just get giddy when Rule makes his appearance. Words can’t describe how much I’m looking forward to Rome and Cory’s story. I both love & hate Cory, cause she’s cool and I’m just jealous that all these tatted badasses adore her. And from what I’ve seen so far, Rome is just an irresistible hunk. Their book can’t come soon enough, but until then, I’ve got my boy Rule =)
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?
ANA Rating: ♥♥♥/♥
Jay Crownover is the best-selling 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.