Saturday, July 6, 2013

Blog Tour & Giveaway: Rule With A Little Bit of Jet by Jay Crownover

Title: Rule  (A Marked Men Novel #1)
Author:  Jay Crownover
Genre: New Adult
Publication Date:  May 7th, 2013
Event Organized By: Literati Author Services  
Publisher: William Morrow an imprint of HarperCollins


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.

Brittany's Review

Well, the synopsis covers a good bit of what the story is about, so I won't go crazy with details here in an effort to avoid spoilers. I really enjoyed this book! Shaw was a really wonderful character. She was oblivious to how beautiful she was. She was smart, driven, compassionate. Her only flaw, really, was that she put EVERYONE before herself. She did everything she could to make everyone around her happy, often times in detriment to herself. Her family life wasn't great. Her parents were distant and cold. They were all about appearances and would force Shaw into uncomfortable situations with no regard for her feelings or happiness. But despite her upbringing, she managed to be a kind and loving person. She had a lot of love to offer and only thought it right that she be loved equally in return.

Rule is his own person. He does what he wants, when he wants, and makes no apologies for his behavior. He's tattooed, pierced, and has an overall bad attitude. He has major issues with his parents, who don't agree with his choices-- especially his mother, who openly blames him for his twin brother's death and considers him a poor substitute for the son she lost.Neither Rule, nor Shaw have shining examples in their lives of what love should be about, so when they finally get together, they have a rough road ahead of them.

This book definitely brought on the tears many times (but what doesn't with me, really? lol). It's a story about self-acceptance, about forgiveness. It's a story about learning to love yourself, love others, and letting yourself BE loved. I loved all of the supporting characters in this book. Rule's older brother, Rome, as well as Shaw's best friend, Ayden, were both great characters-- very loving, supportive-- and I really enjoyed their interactions in the book. Overall, I give this book a solid 4 stars and I can't wait to read more from this author!

Here are some of my favorite quotes from the book:

“I almost saw your boyfriend naked this morning.”
I laughed at the look on her face. “I don’t know what to say to that, you’re welcome?”

“It’s always been you even when I didn’t want it to be, even when it broke my heart over and over again. It’s just always been you.”

“I think it’s genetically impossible not to be kind of in love with him when you come equipped with a vagina. It’s just something about all that angsty, moody swagger he has that makes you want to cuddle him up and make him feel better.”

“I don’t care what color your hair is, if you’re pale or tan, if you have makeup on or just woke up all I care about is that when I look at you, you always look back and see me. You’re beautiful inside and out and if you wanted to tattoo all that pretty white skin from head to toe I would be honored to put it there for you but if not I’ll take you all smooth and milky white any chance I get.”

Purchase Rule NOW! 

Title: Jet  (A Marked Men Novel #2)
Author:  Jay Crownover
Genre: New Adult
Publication Date:  May 28, 2013
Event Organized By: Literati Author Services  
Publisher: William Morrow an imprint of HarperCollins


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

Bianca's Review

I truly enjoyed reading Jet and Ayden’s story. It was a fun read! At first, I was like hmmm tight jeans, I don’t know about that! But, Jet quickly won me over. He was definitely HOT!

"I wanna have sex, Ayd. Lots and lots of sex...with you and only you. Does it have to be more than that right now? After last night how can you deny that you want it, too?"

The story picks up a year later after Jet so nicely (shrugs) lets down Ayden when she tries to pretty much umm offer herself to him. They end up being friends! Anyway, Ayden and Jet play this merry go round where they go back and forth. Without giving it away, but when Ayden finally gives in to what she wants and stops worrying about her past self, I thought I saw a light bulb go off. I went ‘squeeee’ a lot in that scene!

"You in love with me, Ayd?"
I closed my eyes and kissed him like he had just kissed me. We just made so much sense together even if we made no sense at all.
"I'm in love with us, Jet"

I loved loved Jet. On the outside he is this rockstar with all the known stereotypes, but on the inside he is genuine, sweet, and overall a great person. The road to Jet and Ayden was not so easy. Ayden made me want to throw my iPad several times. I felt like I was on a rollercoaster. But, what love stories don’t have their ups and downs? I think that makes a good story. Love can be challenging, but worth it with the right person.

This story had a lot of chemistry between the two characters. It flowed well and I found it to be an enjoyable read. I felt all the emotional scenes and even teared up several times. I FELT this book and I love when that happens! If you’re looking for a good love story about an amazing couple with ups and downs, this is for you.

Purchase Jet NOW!

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.

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