Review: Jet (Marked Men #2) by Jay Crownover

JET COVERBOYFRIEND BOOKMARK RATING: ★★★★★

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?

STEPHANIE: ★★★★★

Wow! This book tore me up, broke my heart, picked up the pieces and assembled them back together. This book went every way I didn’t expect it. This book made me cry, it made me love. It was amazing. And here I am for the third day in a row questioning the size of the rock I have been living under leaving another amazing book sitting on my Kindle for far too long.

Jet is an amazing musician but he doesn’t let himself get to involved in his band or the thought of touring because he has made it his mission to protect his mom. Protect her from everything that is his father. But no matter what Jet does or says, things may never change with his parents.

Ayden has spent a few years building a new life. A life that takes her far away from the trailer she grew up in. A life that is so different from the one she left behind. Ayden wants nothing more than to forget her past, to protect her mom and to be a better version of herself than the one she left behind.

Jet is an angry performer, he is a musician, he is full of piercings and tatoos and will never be the right guy for the good girl he craves. Ayden is a college student determined to make her life so much better than the life she left behind. She is trying to forget the past she left behind and wants so much more out of her life than a bad boy in a band. Ok, so that’s not true. She wants Jet. She knows. She feels it. She knows that he is the opposite of a secure future. So she also knows it will never happen, well that and the awful rejection that left her reeling for months.

Jet and Ayden have an amazing chemistry and everyone knows there is something there, EVERYONE! Here’s the thing, neither of them are willing to let it happen both scarred from their pasts and afraid of what the future can hold. The the families they have both tried so hard to fix cause drama, big drama and what could have been the perfect relationship ends up tearing apart such an amazing chemistry. Will they find their way back to each other or will their families be the end of everything they both want?

I loved Jet and I loved Ayden, but the two of them just broke my heart over and over again. So much drama and angst in two people’s lives. So much heat and chemistry. So much pain and fear. But more than anything there was so much love between the two of them. But along with Jet and Ayden, I fell in love with all of their amazing friends. This book was so much more than just another romance. It was about getting beyond what you have always known and making your own way in the world. Knowing that there is only so much you can do to protect others around you and finding a way to begin to focus on yourself and what you want.

This book just had me from the beginning and though it was terribly angsty, it was so beautiful. It seriously had me crying and smiling and loving right along with the characters. It made me happy, sad, angry and hopeful. This book touched so many emotions within me that I just prayed for a wonderful ending.

Jay Crownover has done such an amazing job with the  characters in her book that I just want to crawl in and watch them all and hug them and hang out with them.  I also love her admiration of Colorado and the city of Denver. Being a native to such a wonderful state, it is always nice to read about places and picture them in my own head. I can see the campus, the bars in LoDo and the old houses in Federal Heights. It made my heart warm to see my home in such a great light and city of choice for these amazing friends.

GOODREADS | AMAZON | BARNES & NOBLE

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