Series: Afterburn & Aftershock #2
Published by Harlequin Source: Purchased
Genres: Contemporary Romance, Erotica, New Adult, Romance, Second Chances
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When it came to playing games, my lover Jax was a master strategist. He pulled strings behind the closed doors of D.C.’s most powerful political players, and somehow still found time to nearly sideline my career. What he didn’t know was that when I didn’t like the rules, I threw them out and made my own. I wasn’t going to let Jax get away with it. I wasn’t going to let him get away at all.
I loved Jax enough that it was impossible to give up. Jax loved me enough that giving up was the only end he’d consider. He didn’t think I could swim with the sharks. It was entirely my pleasure to show him that I’d already dived in…
I love Sylvia Day, her writing just works for me. I will say before you even consider reading this book, you have to read the first book in the series Afterburner, if you haven’t read it yet, hold off on reading this review, it may give away some spoilery details.
So I have t say that the thing I liked the most about this book was that Gia is completely willing to say no to a guy. I mean how many books have I read this past year where the heroine is totally on bored with giving up her live and just going along with whatever the hero wants. It’s clear Gia has chemistry with Jax and I think wants him back, but she isn’t wiling to make sacrifices that compromise who she is.
I thought Jax was a little pushy, but then again I think that comes from his family and his chosen job. I liked that he wanted to be with Gia, but I thought he did have a couple of moments where there was some serious overreaction on his part.
I think the biggest thing that Gia and Jax need to work on is the communication skills. But they do have some great chemistry, and I loved the storyline with Gia’s job and then with Jax’s family. I thought this was a great quick read, so if you need a novella to read, you should check out this quick two book series.