Title: Jax (Breaking The Declan Brothers #1)
Author: Kelly Gendron
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: March 17, 2015
“Some boys can get rough, some don’t always listen when you tell them to stop, and some boys, they’re just monsters. You gotta be careful who you play with…” ~ Jax Declan
I’m a tease, always have been. In my teens, Jax Declan tried to warn me about staying away from the bad boys. The only boy I ever wanted was Jax. But, no matter how much I tried to play with him, he rejected me. I haven’t see Jax Declan in years. A couple friends and I are going back to the Bayou for the summer. A little older now, and a bit wiser, I’ve decided that I’m going to find my teenage crush and I’m going to break him. This summer Jax Declan will play with me. But the closer I get and the more I learn about the reserved, discreet, and sexy Jax Declan. Well, I’m starting to think that Jax Declan might just be one of those bad boys he tried to warn me about all those years ago.
My Review: (ARC provided)
This book is exactly what I needed, not crazy over the top angsty but just enough. It was fun and sexy, yet took a bit of a serious tone too. The story of Jax (H) and Emmie (h) is fast paced and easy to read. The prologue grabbed me and throughout the book I kept going back to it thinking it was one thing, but WOW it wasn't and I was surprised. I loved Jax and Em's back and forth teasing and banter and their little sexual innuendos, they made me laugh. I also really liked Em's friends and I'm hoping/thinking that we will be getting more of them in the future. We also get a glimpse of Jax's other brothers in this book so I can't wait to get more on them.
Emmie and her friends decide to go back to her home town for the summer full well knowing she will run into the guy she has crushed on since she was a teenager. She's older now and knows what she wants so her and her friends have a plan to make that happen.
Jax has had a thing for Emmie for a long time but the timing was never right for him, when he sees her again back in town he makes it his mission to have her. He wants all of her though not just the "beauty queen" on the outside. He has a past that he is afraid to tell Emmie about, a past that has made him who he is today. Will he be able to tell her the truth? Or will he be too afraid and let her slip away?
Emmie was a confident heroine and I loved it! My only con was I wish she would of played a little more hard to get with Jax, instead when he said jump she did. I understand she just wanted him that much but with her confidence I thought she may have gave him a harder time.
Jax was the whole freak'n package, at least for me he was. He had that underlying arrogance about him which mad him so sexy and the way he took care of his family...loved him. He was sweet when he wanted to be and should I say salty too. That man could be so demanding!!
"You stole my heart, and now, my little thief, you're going to have to accept your punishment."
So all in all great book that I highly recommend!
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About The Author
Kelly’s motto ~ "Bad boys, give 'em a little time and experience, and they will evolve into misbehaving men!" And what hot-blooded woman doesn’t want a naughty, all grown up bad boy? Kelly Gendron is the author of the TroubleMaker series, the up and coming series ~ Breaking the Declan Brothers, and a few other romantic suspense novels. When she's not writing steamy, blush producing romances, she's out meeting new people while representing a group of reputable nursing facilities. You can find Kelly in a quiet suburb, somewhere between Buffalo and Niagara Falls. If you Google her, she’ll pop up there too. And, please do find her. Kelly loves to hear from her readers, and meeting new people. Website | Facebook | Twitter | Google | Goodreads | Newsletter | Amazon