“You were made for me,” he said fiercely. “No one else, Gia. You’re mine.”
Short, hot, and sinfully delicious!
As soon as I heard about this being released, I one-clicked because I just had to meet the next hero written by the creator of Gideon Cross and let me tell you, Jackson Rutledge can hold his own!
Sitting at about 130 pages, Afterburn was easy to read in one sitting and while I do wish it had been longer, sometimes having a shorter read is exactly what you need.
The writing was in very much the same style as the Crossfire books but the story certainly stood on it’s own. Sylvia Day’s writing is addictive, sexy and compelling and she has once again managed to make me fall in love with a mouthwateringly gorgeous yet flawed hero. I could just feel the passion and desire between Jax and Gia rolling off the page and I didn’t want their story to end.
The story is actually a bit of a second chance romance because Jax and Gia had a history – five incredible weeks that ended very badly. Now, over a year later, they cross paths again on opposite ends of a business deal except this time, Jax isn’t walking away.
Gia was a wonderful heroine – strong, determined to make it on her own and not about to get burned twice no matter how strong her feelings were for Jax.
“Back off, Jax.”
“I did. It didn’t take.”
Jax was seductive, alluring, dominant and sexy as hell. Despite the fact that he’d broken Gia’s heart in the past, I found myself warming up to him and less than half a page into their first face-to-face scene I could already feel myself melting. It was certainly easy to see why she had fallen in love with him and I’m definitely curious to see find out more about him.
“I fell for you the last time. I can’t do it again.”
“You’re still in love with me… Give me a chance to make that something you stop regretting.”
See what I mean? How can you not swoon over that??
There are still a lot of issues to be worked through and many questions to be answered. While there is no direct cliffhanger, the story definitely leaves you wanting more and I will be eagerly awaiting the release of Aftershock to get my next Jax and Gia fix.
4 – 4.5 stars
** SERIES READING ORDER **
#1 Afterburn — Kindle
#2 Aftershock — Kindle
Afterburn/Aftershock — Paperback