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 ...more
★★★★ 1/2! Aftershock, part 2 of 2! Ex-lovers on opposing sides in a high-stakes business battle must overcome their past & deal with their present!
“He carried himself like a man who liked to fuck and knew he did it well. That subtle sexual arrogance.”
Books in duet should be read in order and together:
Part 1: Afterburn
Part 2: Aftershock
In Afterburn (part 1) recent college graduate Gianna Rossi, Gia found herself on opposing sides, in a high stakes business battle, ...more
Jax has convinced Gia that they need to be together again – not that Gia has many objections.
Surely, she does not trust him. She knows that possibly he will betray her again. She knows that surely he will break her heart again. There is tension between them. Gia’s job and future are in danger. Her family does not approve.
But Jax talks to her about his feelings, his torment, asks her to be strong because it won’t be easy for her to be by his side and ...more
I wish this would have been released when it was originally planned. Just to much details from the story were lost, and with absolutely no recapping I was struggling to remember some of the important details. I did like both Jax and Gia, just felt a little short.
I guess we have yet another book pushed back, this was originally to be released on 11/14/13 now it is being pushed to, get this, March 11, 2014! When this novella series was first being released I remember a big deal being mad ...more
”You’re swimming with sharks…”
I read the first book last August and I didn’t remember much about the inner workings of the business side of this story or Jackson’s family and sadly the author doesn’t recap at all for her readers.
This story was just as short as the first book and even though Gia and Jackson are really likable characters, as well as the whole Rossi family, the author gives a fast forward version of tackling problems, declaring love and a quick hea.
There were s ...more
That's a GREAT BIG YES.
I didn't know how to deal with all the emotions he’d been stirring up in me since he had walked back into my life. I kept shifting from wanting to heal whatever was wounding him to wanting to hurt him myself.I have a total Lady Boner for any book heroine who is strong and secure enough to tell the hot guy she's lusting after to "Fuck Off" when the relationship becomes toxic.
In a perfect world of literary crossovers, Giann ...more
“And I was going to make him pay. Being in love with him wouldn’t change that. I wasn’t sure it changed anything.”
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“Loving each other isn’t our problem.”
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“He certainly spends a lot of time warning me away from them. I thought he was hiding me like a bad habit, but now I feel like he’s...protecting me from them.”
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“You gotta figure the Rutledges are like tiger sharks—they swim in the same womb but cannibalize each other until only the strongest comes out aliv ...more
REALLY??! It's that easy??! That's it??!
In true Sylvia Day fashion, book 1 was written as a slow burn - slowly unfolding, with the perfect amount of heat, romance, charm, and loads of secrets to-be-revealed.
Unfortunately, this equated ...more
***4 Fight for What You Want Stars***
"I knew what it felt like to lose it. Now I had to learn what it would take to keep it."
The conclusion to Jax and Gia's story was all about them proving to each other that they weren't willing to let go of what they had. Whether they were fighting each other or outside forces, it was a battle they were willing to take on.
"Don't forget that," he said hoarsely. Shaky fingertips brushed my hair away from my forehead. "When things get rough, don't forget...more
Jax left Gia for two years. No explanations given and when he reappears the first thing he does, well okay the second thing he does (after he takes her to bed) is mess up her business deal. Unable to trust him but unable to deny him; they tumble back into each other's arms.
But this time Gia isn't settling for just random hook-ups; she wants more than that - ...more
"Because I want you to. Because I need to spend time with you. You make me feel...human. Being with you makes me feel like I’m not a complete piece of shit.”
I'm going to make this review short and sweet just like the book. Aftershock picks right up where we first left the hot sexy Jax and our heroine Gia. Jax has sabotaged Gia's work ,but he still wants her back. While Gia is still really mad at Jax for betraying her, she still can't help stop loving him. So to finally get Gia to forgive hi...more
"We tore at each other's clothing, yanking off buttons and ripping through delicate threads..."
You know it's going to be a sexy read. And let me tell you, it was. The chemistry between these two is HOT.
In the second installment we learn more about Jax's past and also about Gia's strong personality and her abilities to fight battles by holding her ground. There was a bit of drama which they handled it pretty well, in my opinion. ...more
this was fast paced drama with a dominant, demanding alpha Jax and equally vibrant, bold and bad ass heroine, Gia...and after they overcome the challenges of their opposite/rivalry in business sphere, they also reach deep and fight against each other's insecurities of giving their hearts away to one another...
so, it was hawt, steamy, passionate and a perfect conclusion!
Now I just have to see it in a movie version! *wink* ...more
Now I decided to read because I read several comments about the story and we'd have a movie about the book.
I was extremely disappointed with the story and thought it too without depth or character development.
Shallow history and that there was no need for the second book.
The author could have deepened in the mysteries of the family of the hero and his reasons to submit to the whims of hi ...more
I may have blinders on when it comes to Sylvia so bottom line, anything she writes, I fully buy...
Gia frustrated me at times but she's a decent h for the most part, just like Sylvia's other h's. Jax... now Jax, I don't care how closed-off he was at times, <3 him!!! I'll say it before, I'll say it again. Sylvia's H's are like sex on sticks...
Blinders, you say? Umm, maybe... bu ...more
I really liked Afterburn, it was sizzling, and it had intrigue. But this seems incomplete and rushed, needing a little more detail about the sizzling couple. We know that Sylvia Day has it in her to give us great chemistry, and the H/h had plenty, but the story isn't over. This is a miracle cure ending that robbed us if a proper story. This had novel-length potential, being written as novella with so much detail that begged to be expanded is a rip-off. ...more
We want so much moreeeee of Jax & Gia!!!
There was much potential here,even if it was rushed for quick publishing,there should still have been more of them, like wedding and having kids stuff etc.
There should be another epilogue published online, showing them as in couple of years later!!
Couldn't get enough of Jax! ...more
“Tell me you love me, Jax.”
“Loving each other isn’t our problem.”
A new Sylvia Day novel is like Christmas morning in my eyes, the same kind of anticipation, excitement, pure joy leading up to it, and that is why she is one of those rare authors whose books I devour the moment they are released. I have been waiting with bated breath for the conclusion of Jax and Gia’s passionate story ever since we first met them and fell in love with them in Afterburn, their intoxicating romance taki ...more
OK, take a deep breath and concentrate on the story at hand.
Ah, the story... I wish I remembered the first part, because judging by my rating, I liked it a lot. This one - not so much.
First, since I forgot a lot - well, almost everything - from Afterburn, it was rather difficu ...more
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“Not sure you want your dick anywhere near my teeth while I’m feeling this way about you.”