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?
Oh Jet and Ayden, I really enjoyed them as a couple in this second installment of the Marked Men series by Jay Crownover. The theme of opposites attract from the first book still take residence in the second book of the series. I foresee an underline theme here, and it works with these characters.
On the surface Jet and Ayden look to want different things in life. Jet is a musician, he lives and breathes his art form. He is tattooed and pierced and doesn’t have a regard for stability and a “normal” profession. He lives life by his own terms. Ayden, wants the complete opposite of Jet. She wants normal, she wants stability. She wants the complete opposite of her childhood. However, sometimes the heart doesn’t always listen to what the brian thinks is right. Jet and Ayden have a fiery sexual tension. They try to keep each other at bay until they no longer can, and when they come together it is fireworks. Their road is not easily paved, past insecurities, and estranged family member throw cause the majority of the conflict in their relationship. Jay Crownover does a nice job of showing how they work through their issues.
The supporting characters are great. If you have read the first book you will be familiar with them. They are family of friends. It is great to catch up with Rule and Shaw, and get a deeper insight to the other characters in this group of knit tight friends.
I thought Jet was a great read. I can’t wait to read the third book in the series, Rome. Although these books can be read as stand alone novels, there is a great overall arch between the first two books that I hope continues throughout the rest of the series. Jet was another great read in the Marked Men series.