Saturday, 10 May 2014

Afterburn Review

Afterburn (Afterburn & Aftershock, #1)Afterburn by Sylvia Day

#1 New York Times bestselling author Sylvia Day, America’s premier author of provocative fiction, delivers the debut novel from Cosmo Red-Hot Reads from Harlequin.

The realization that Jax still affected me so strongly was a jagged pill to swallow. He’d only been part of my life for five short weeks two years ago. But now he was back. Walking into a deal I’d worked hard to close. And God, he was magnificent. His eyes were a brown so dark they were nearly black. Thickly lashed, they were relentless in their intensity. Had I really thought they were soft and warm? There was nothing soft about Jackson Rutledge. He was a hard and jaded man, cut from a ruthless cloth.

In that moment I understood how badly I wanted to unravel the mystery of Jax. Bad enough that I didn’t mind how much it was going to cost me..

Claire's Review 5 of 5 Stars

After reading the crossfire series, I was dying to get my teeth into another Sylvia Day book, so when I got this I jumped right in. I loved Gia, shes a great female character, a strong woman who knows what she wants in life and is trying hard to get it. Then enters Jax who throws Gia's world upside down. I have a love and hate for Jax, there is no denying you can see how much they love each other and never got over the short fling they had, but I found Jax quite controlling and not in a good way, however I enjoyed the book enough that I could overlook it.

This is a short read and I read it in one sitting. Although it didn't really have a cliff hanger ending, it left you wanting more and glad that there would be a second instalment to Gia and Jax's story, which I was also pleased I had already purchased so didn't need to wait for :)