I received this book for free from Xpresso Book Tours in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.Jase by M.J. Fields
Series: Men of Steel #1
on July 13th 2013
Genres: Contemporary, New Adult, Romance
Source: Xpresso Book Tours
I sat in my room at our family’s tattoo parlor, Forever Steel staring at the phone. I hadn’t stopped looking at the picture of this crazy, quirky, insanely beautiful blonde haired blue eyed siren that invaded the Jersey Shore a month ago.
Carly Smythe was not my type at all. She was a twenty year old student at Stanford University in California, smart as hell, and funny. The shit kicker was she was so awkwardly unaware of what any man with pulse could see, and that was that she was a damn heartbreaker with a body that made me hard the very first time I saw her.
She made me crazy, she snuck out to see me, and then avoided any sexual advances I made on her, until I finally kissed her, and I didn’t wait for an invitation either: I took those pouty little lips and made them mine.
Carly was also an avid reader of those books, you know “Mommy Porn.” So my game had to be stepped up. Who the hell am I kidding? She could see through my game immediately, and it didn’t have the same effect it did on every other girl I hooked up with. And she didn’t go running for the hills, either. I fell hard… and fast.
Abe (her cousin) knew all the shit that had gone down in my life for the past five and a half years and in order to make this work, which I wanted it to... I needed to set the record straight, put it all on the line, give her the 411, and let her decide if after everything, she still wanted to give it up to a guy like me. A tattooed, pierced, f-up, with a past that was sure to send any girl into a tail spin. She was not any girl, she was…different.
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Wow… I thought this was young adult when I first started reading.. Uhmm.. yeah NO! It’s super cute enough to be young adult and then… whew! Stuff happens and it is SO not YA. Plus there’s some cursing but yeah, that sexy stuff definitely takes it to my new fav genre, NA!
So! As I said above, this is really cute! The characters are mostly fun and unique. I really like Carly. She’s a ditz but in the smartest way. One of those book smart people that doesn’t know what’s right in front of her face. I could totally relate with her and I loved her from the start. She also grows quite a bit and quite fast in this. She is still a bit timid but her filter winds up being turned off and what I want her to say actually comes out of her mouth! And I love, love, LOVE it!
Jace is also pretty cool. I mean, I have ups and downs with this guy. He’s a bad guy but has a good side. But he has to go through his own stuff and honestly I had my moments where I just wanted her to ditch him. But he is a good guy deep down and once everything comes out in the plot the things he does make sense…
What I didn’t like is that there is a lot of tension in there relationship. For like no reason. It’s not even sexual tension, it’s this arguing that just never stops. A few arguments I read back and was like… ok, how did that actually start?! It really made me question their relationship and if they were really good for each other.
But! It is worth the read. Once I started putting the puzzle together and getting all of the information then it all made sense, well maybe not ALL of that tension but most of the rest of it. And the plot was really fun. There was stuff that I just didn’t see coming.
And the Steel Men… whew! I want to read more about them cause Ohhhh La La!
My imagination became apparent at age three. Sigma was my very first (imaginary) boyfriend. He lived about fifteen miles from my family’s farm. I took him chicken noodle soup every night on one of our snowmobiles, regardless of the season. Apparently he was very ill and “Thank God” I was able to care for him.
At eight my love for writing blossomed. My cousins and I (of course I was the president) wrote a newsletter and sold it to our family members.
Years later I decided to put it back into print to entertain my cousin on an aircraft carrier on 9/11 and very far away from home during a scary time for our country, (protecting our butts).
Fast forward to 2012. I read 50 shades and thought, I wanna do that!
I have two complete series The Love Series, and Wrapped and two new series Burning Souls and Men of Steel. Thirteen books in sixteen months. CrAzY and wonderful.
I love love! (I would love to reference a Pink song here but I will save my inappropriateness for my books.
I enjoy watching people grow and change with self realization and moments of clarity that sneak up behind you and smack you in the head. I love people and have always been able to see both sides of a story. Each person that comes into our life leaves us with something it is what we choose to do with it that helps us grow.
I live in central New York in the middle of nowhere and am surrounded by family and friend. I ran a small business out of my home and have recently closed my door to pursue this dream full time. I spend time writing and doing the typical Mommy things. Our house is full of pets, friends, and noise ninety percent of the time. I would have it no other way.
I love people,music, laughter, hugs, books, and talking about books.
I’m very excited to share that I have recently signed and am now represented by with Marissa Corvisiero.