Sunday, July 7, 2013

Blog Tour Review & Giveaway: RULE & JET by Jay Crownover






Rule (Marked Men series #1)

by: Jay Crownover



A New Adult novel




Synopsis:


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


Review:

Star Rating:  4.5 out of 5

Heat Rating:  Spicy/Hot!


Take a tattooed, pierced, player with a revolving door in his bedroom mix it up with a virginal, rich, goody-two shoes girl ready to shake up her life and you get Rule.  Jay Crowover takes the bad boy/virgin story line and tells one hell of a story.  I couldn't put this book down, it was one of those rare books that the story was so addicting that even though you say you are only going to read one more chapter, you end up at the end, never coming up for air.

I enjoyed this book and its dual POV's, it really helped the reader get into the characters heads and try to understand them better. (Who doesn't want to know what the hot guy is thinking, right?)  The writing was easy to read and get lost in and the story never dragged on too long.

In Rule you get to meet not only the main characters of Rule and Shaw but you get to meet "the gang" Nash, Rome, Jet, Rowdy, Cora and Ayden.  I loved this cast of characters and how they interact, take care of and support one another (plus who doesn't love a group of gorgeous, funny people?).  Jay Crownover does a wonderful job with her characters, you really get a sense of who they are and what they are dealing with, without having to be spoon-fed their entire background history for chapters on end.

Rule was an intense story about so much more than falling in love.  It was a story of learning to accept who you are, letting go of the past that holds you back, trusting that you are worthy of being loved, risking your heart and above all being who you want to be not what you think you should be.  Shaw and Rule go through a lot in their journey to each other and even though it was full of drama, angst and family issues, it told a wonderful story about two people who found something special inside of each other and took a chance on love.   I loved reading about the Marked men and can't wait to read all the other stories in this fantastic start to a series!  



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Author Info:

Jay Crownover is the bestselling 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.


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Jet (Marked Men, #2)

Jet

by: Jay Crownover



A New Adult 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:

Star Rating:  4 out of 5 

Heat Rating: Spicy Hot!


I couldn't wait to get my hands on Jet so I immediately read Jet after I finished Rule.  Jet and Ayden's story is THICK with sexual tension, frustration, angst and drama.  

I loved Jet, he was a humble rock star not looking for the limelight and happy helping others reach the top.  Yes, he was a player and got what and whomever he wanted, but deep down he wanted to find that missing piece.  He was a man who you could fall in love with and just get lost, which was Ayden's problem.  *Sigh* I had a bit of a book crush on Jet and I continued to like him and how he fought for his relationship with Ayden, despite how she kept (continuously) pushing him away.

Ayden is trying hard to be the perfect person, the complete opposite of her shady past and is so afraid to slip up and slide back to her old ways.  Mixing up with Jet is a sure fire way (in her mind) for her to forget her goals and get off track of her "new self".  I am not going to lie, Ayden and all her indecision/angst/drama got old and I would have liked her to get her wake up call a bit sooner than she did (she eventually wins me over, it just took most of the book).

Again, Jay Crownover does a wonderful job of letting the reader see both POV's of Jet and Ayden (which sometimes is annoying but works really well in this story).  It was nice to see the "gang" again and get to know each of the secondary characters a bit more.  I love getting glimpses of previous book characters to see how they are doing and then get an idea of how the next book (Rome and Cora's story) might come about.  The writing in this Marked Men series is easy to get wrapped up in and lose  track of time.

If you haven't read this series I HIGHLY recommend it, the main characters are interesting, real and full of surprising layers.  You could read Jet as a stand alone story, but why would you want to miss out Rule's journey to love?  Rome's story is next and I can't wait to see that play out!



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