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.
3.5 Down in the Bayou Stars
hmmmmm,…..I’m conflicted on how I feel about this book. There were parts of it I truly loved, and then other parts that I thought were good, but they were just that, okay. I think the main parts I loved the most were always about Jax and that’s what makes me conflicted because I don’t want to give him as a character a bad review, lol. Let’s see….
The book starts out with three different girls trying to figure out what they want to do with their summer. One, Emmie for this book, can work from anywhere, one is in between jobs, and one is a teacher out for summer break. They are brainstorming ideas when Ryana comes up with a devious plan. In the Bayou where she and Em grew up, there is a set of three brothers, a womanizer, Rayna’s ex, and then Jax who Em has always been in love with. They decide that breaking these brothers will be the perfect past time during their summer. This book was Em and Jax’s story.
When Em first sees Jax again she instantly feels the same pull she has always felt. But, something is different now too. Jax pays attention more to her, acts more interested. To the point Emmie starts wondering who is breaking whom here.
I loved all of Jax’s POV. He was a very intriguing character and really drew me into the story. Em was okay, I mean seriously, there wasn’t really anything about her that I hated, I just didn’t feel the same pull toward her as I did with Jax. The story line was pretty good. I loved how Jax actually made Em work for what she wanted, especially considering how many times it mentioned how she had never really had to work for anything in her life. But Jax in the bedroom, DUNZO here, that man,…holy cow wow!!
I got this book as an ARC, but let me tell you, I will be coming back for more because I am totally intrigued about Jax’s two other brothers as well. This book was a great quick read. At about 200 pages it reads fast. The story line keeps moving at a decent pace, and of course plenty of smoldering times to keep you coming back for more.
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.