Jet (Marked Men #2) by Jay Crownover


Jet: A Marked Men Novel

Synopsis:

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?

Review:

I read Jet once forever ago it seems, but I did not remember the story at all. Nothing more than what the synopsis states and even then I didn't remember what I thought of the characters or anything. Since Asa, the last in the Marked Men series, is coming out in a few weeks there has been a read along for all the prior books in the series going on Facebook. There is one book highlighted every week and last week was Jet. I was excited to re-read this, especially since it was like I was reading it for the first time.

I am not usually a fan of musicians or actors or anything like that in my books. Not sure what it is but I don't enjoy them. Jet however was different. I loved him! Maybe it is that he is happy being a big fish in a small pond. He is happy just making music and doesn't want to be in this big super popular band with a big record label touring the world all the time. He is happy playing with his band in small settings and just doing his thing. It was great.

Jet, like everyone else, has some issues from his past. His father wants him to be a star so he can ride on his coattails and pretend he is young again. He is not a good person and he treats Jet's mom horrible. The issue? His mom won't leave his dad. Jet feels responsible for her and it is really sad watching him try and care for someone that doesn't care as much about him. There are some heartbreaking scenes that make you just want to make everything better for him. Loved it.

Ayden also has a dark past, one that no one knows about. She got out of her hometown and reinvented herself and is determined to not be that girl she used to be. She wants Jet, but he makes her forget her new self so she stays away. Jet doesn't have a concrete future planned out and Ayden thinks she needs that or she will backslide. I didn't care for Ayden as much as I would like in this book. She came across as a bit whiny and I didn't really understand her. So she has a past. So does everyone else she is friends with. At times I just wanted her to stop with her poor me I want Jet, but I cannot have him because...well because she is afraid that if she is with him she will magically do all the horrible things she used to do. Yeah I don't know about her. She is not my favorite female character in this series. She makes stupid decisions for reasons I don't fully understand. I know she is afraid because of her past, especially when it starts showing up in town, but she just made me angry when she hurt Jet for no good reason. Instead of talking to him and telling him what is going on she keeps just trying to freeze him out. I just wanted to shake her like grow up! Use your words! No one will care about whatever secrets you have. Especially not Jet. By the end it was alright just because Jet got to be happy, and I liked Ayden alright for that reason, but she is still not my favorite. Still a good read even if I didn't like Ayden that much.

Rating: ★ ★ ★1/2

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