Friday, July 25, 2014

REVIEW - Jase (Men of Steel Series #1) by MJ Fields

Book Title:  Jase (Men of Steel, #1)
Author: MJ Fields
Genre: New Adult Romance Erotica

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.

My thoughts:
This is an entertaining story, even though some parts of the book were such a stretch I found myself rolling my eyes. We have young, smart and gorgeous Carly, who's visiting her father during the summer; and Jase, the sexy, tatted and pierced hottie who Carly is crushing on.

Although Carly is 19, she still feels like she needs to sneak out of the house to meet up with Jase; there's plenty of flirting and some making out that happens, but those incidents happen just a few days before Carly is scheduled to go back home. Plans are made for them to get together, and Jase even shows up to the book club Carly is a part of. Of course, there's going to be angst and drama in these types of stories (isn't that why we read them?), and this book is no exception: the death of someone connected to Jase dramatically alters the course of his relationship with Carly. But of course he doesn't tell her anything and that just leads to unnecessary heartbreak for both of them.

As I stated, there are a few parts of this story that had me rolling my eyes: (1) why didn't Carly have any female friends her own age? It seemed odd that she's in the book club with friends of her mother; (2) I was amazed by how fast Jase's family embraced Carly into the fold; (3) I thought it was tacky how we learned about Carly's mom; (4) Jase's plan to get Carly back was over-the-top ridiculous.

But even with those issues that had me rolling my eyes, it was still an enjoyable read overall, and I'm looking forward to reading the rest of the series.


I received this book in exchange for an honest review.

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