Monday, July 1, 2013

Rule and Jet Blog Tour: Review + Giveaway!

Welcome to my post for the Rule with a little bit of Jet book tour, organized by Literati Author Services! I have reviews of both books coming up, as well as a giveaway for e-books and posters. But, first, allow me to introduce the books:

Rule (Marked Men, #1)
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.

The first Marked Men novel in Jay Crownover's combustible New Adult series.

Jet (Marked Men, #2)

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?
My Rating for Rule: 5 Roses

This book was explosive. The romance, the emotions, the drama. All of it was turned up on high and it was brilliant! Rule was an absolutely wonderful New Adult romance. Loved it!

Shaw was a heroine that was easy to relate to. She struggles beneath expectations from her parents and from everyone around her. And, she's been hung up on a guy for years, the only person she can be herself with. Too bad the guy hasn't noticed her for those years. Until now :) Even when Shaw was bowing to her parents wishes, she never came across as a weak character. And, it wasn't long before she stood up for herself and decided she'd had enough of pleasing others. She was a great character, very likable.

Rule was so intense. I can't think of a better way to sum him up in a word. Everything about him was intense. His looks, his emotions, his love for Shaw, his dedication to what was important to him. And it definitely showed as I was reading. Whenever he was on the page, he dominated the scene. Despite what he came across as at first, his bark was worse than his bite. Well, unless you hurt anyone he loves. Then his bite is just as bad as his bark :) He truly could be sweet, though, in his own special way. There were definitely swoon worthy moments where he was just so sweet.  I absolutely adored him. And his many piercing were very...interesting. They came in places I didn't know piercing could be. But, I'll let you discover those yourself ;)

The romance was on fire. Very hot! Shaw and Rule should come with a fire hazard, considering all those sparks constantly between them. And, they were also genuinely sweet together. They were a perfect match. Shaw reined in Rule's exuberance and Rule loosened Shaw up. I thought they were a wonderful couple.

The plot was fast paced. There was never a dull moment. And the ending was so lovely. A perfect tie up for their story.

Rule was a fantastic New Adult romance. If you want a great NA read, you have to try this book. Marked Men is definitely a series to look out for. 

*Thanks to Edelweiss and William Morrow Books for a copy!

My Rating for Jet4 Roses

A lovely addition to the Marked Men series! Jet had all the same combustibility, emotion, and romance that made Rule so good. Absolutely wonderful!

Ayden was an okay heroine. To be honest, she was the weak point for me. I liked that she was a strong character, for the most part. And I liked that she was loyal to her loved ones, no matter what. However, her stubbornness in insisting that there never was, nor could ever be a relationship between her and Jet grated on my nerves. The poor guy had his heart stomped all over because Ayden didn't want a relationship. Sure, she had her reasons, but I didn't think they were enough to excuse everything. It might have worked at first, but it went way past that mark. After Jet laid his heart out to her  (more than once) she threw it right back at him. This went on until very close to the end and it. Was. So. Aggravating. In the end, when she finally saw the light, I forgave her a little, because Jet was finally happy and that's what I wanted. Now, this isn't to say I didn't like her character. She was a fine heroine and likable for the most part. It's just that one aspect of her that was a thorn in my side.

Jet, on the other hand, was perfect from page one. Well, not perfect. Like Rule, he was a flawed hero. But, it was those flaws that made him so amazing. He has a not-so-pretty past and that still haunts him. Despite that, he was still a great guy. He was very sweet and much smarter than anyone would give him credit for. He's a musical genius, but he doesn't want fame, so he stays within the local scene, content to help others to fame in his recording studio. I adored him.

The romance as lovely. It didn't have the same intensity that Rule and Shaw did, though that's only because of Ayden's reticence. This couple was still very hot together and very sweet when Ayden finally allowed them to be. Despite the obstacles, they were a wonderful couple.

The plot was fast-paced. There were more thrills in this book as Ayden struggled to keep her past at a distance and it didn't cooperate. I was hooked the entire way through. And the ending was lovely. Can't wait to see more from this series. I'm so excited to read Rome's story next!

Jet was a wonderful New Adult read. Lovers of the genre, you should definitely check out his book.

*Thanks to Edelweiss and William Morrow Books for a copy!
Up for grabs are some e-book copies of Rule and Marked Men posters. US only for posters.
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About the Author:

Jay Crownover is the best-selling 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.

Check out the other stops on the tour! For the full schedule, go here.

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