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Monday, April 21, 2014

Review: Jet by Jay Crownover

Posted by Irish in 3 Stars, New Adult, Review0 Comments

Review: Jet by Jay CrownoverJet by Jay Crownover
Series: Marked Men, Book 2
Also in this series: Rule, Rome, Nash, Rowdy, Asa
Published by William Morrow on 28 May 2013
Genres: Contemporary Romance, Dating & Sex, Emotions & Feelings, Love & Romance, Music & Musicians, New Adult
Pages: 416
Format: eARC
Source: Edelweiss
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Also by this author: Rule, Rome, Nash, Better When He's Bad, Rowdy, Asa, Leveled, Built, Charged

Place(s) Traveled To: Denver, Colorado // Louisville, Kentucky

First Line(s): It was totally against everything I was supposed to be doing in my new life – to ask a really cute boy in a band to take me home.

Jet by Jay Crownover is the second book in her Marked Men series that started off with bad boy Rule. Jet is a long time friend of Rule and through him he meets Ayden who was Shaw’s roommate and who now lives with Jet and Cora. The story picks up about a year after the events in Rule and the disastrous night when Ayden and Jet almost hooked up but didn’t. Since then there has been a strained friendship between the two as the attraction is still there but neither are brave enough to act on it. I didn’t like Jet as much as Rule and a good part of that had to do with Ayden. She was just so selfish and judgmental and just annoyed me with the majority of her actions.

Nothing Jet did was good enough for Adyen and she wasn’t content in her own skin. She lived a life of secrets and lies and when things started to come out she panicked, lied some more, and  just made a has of everything. She breaks hearts without a care and then later on says that they are to blame when it was all Ayden’s drama and perceived drama. I just wanted to smack her upside the head more often than not and I really didn’t understand why those around her put up with all her bullshit. Ayden is not a girl to be content in life and only seemed to be happy when she was telling those around her what they needed to do to improve their lives.

I also didn’t get Ayden’s behavior around her older brother. The things she did for him and how she was always trying to save him. It just didn’t make sense since she was his younger sister. If she was older than I could have understood this protectiveness more but as she wasn’t I had a hard time wrapping my head around it. I also didn’t get how her mother was so useless and yet would then blame Ayden for her brother getting in trouble or how Ayden didn’t save him. Why was it all on Ayden’s shoulder when she was the baby in the family? And why did she put up with it when she really didn’t seem to care about those around her.

The saving grace of Jet was Jet himself who was a tortured sole and your heart just breaks when you learn his back story. He had a tough life growing up and its easy to see why his is the way he is. All you want is for him to be happy and you just hate how Ayden treats him throughout most of the book. I found it hard to believe in their HEA because of what a royal pain in the a$$ Ayden could be. Not just to Jet but also to her BFF Shaw and to her roommate and friend Cora. I always found it hard to understand why they would want to be around Ayden as she wasn’t all that fun to be around.

I did like the writing of this book and I read it just as quickly as Rule. The pacing and plotting were good. Even with the crazy side story line of Asa’s mob-like ties. I think that storyline kind of overpowered things a bit especially when you add in Jet’s side story as well. Overall I liked Jet but I didn’t love it and it probably won’t be a story that I revisit. Preferring instead to just revisit these characters (mostly Ayden) as secondary ones in other books.