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?
I really loved the first book in this series, Rule. Rule was a badass guy who wasn’t up for a relationship and I loved the girl he fell for in his book and what happened overall in that story. I didn’t jump into this book for years and I think that was because I was afraid that the second book about a different main couple wasn’t going to be the same.
In this novel we get to read about Jet and Ayden. Jet is a rock star who just wants to stay attached to his music and his small town band. He has a bad past of parents who are far from perfect and he does have an abusive father who he wants to distance himself from. Ayden is a girl who has a bad past as well that included drugs and crimes done in the sake of saving her older brother from jail one too many times. She wants to hide all of that from her current group of friends though because she knows she can never go back to that way of living and she wants to be the good girl and only the good girl so Jet doesn’t fit into her image now.
Honestly I didn’t really like either of these characters. I guess I liked Jet well enough because I appreciated that although he is painted as a bad boy he actually had a good grip on his life and his career. I never really connected with Ayden because I was looking for one simple thing from her during the entire novel and I feel I never got it. I wanted Ayden to get down and wild for Jet just once and show him a taste of all of the bad girl things she once did and she never really let that happen. Instead her character was stuck the whole novel being not really here or there. I just didn’t like her and that hurts a romance book when the whole point is to like the couple as a whole and separately.
Overall I liked the other characters in this book and seeing what was going on with them more than I focused on Ayden and Jet. I do really want to read the next book though because I want to see how Rule’s older brother Rome falls and how hard he falls.