Book – Jase (Men of Steel #1)
Author – M.J. Fields
Publication Date – July 13, 2013
Type – Part of Series – No Cliffhanger
Genre –Romance, New Adult
Rating – 4 out of 5 Stars
Book provided by Author (part of Blog Tour) in exchange for an honest review.
Men of Steel (Men of Steel #0.5) – Prequel to Jase and Carly
Jase (Men of Steel #1) – Jase and Carly’s Story
Cyrus (Men of Steel #2) – Cyrus and Tara’s Story
Zandor (Men of Steel #3) – Zandor and Bekah’s Story
Who is Next?
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.
A bit unbelievable at times and confusing when the timelines started picking up but overall it was a cute, angsty and enjoyable read. Carly’s character was a spit-fire but innocent and lovable while Jase was a tattooed “bad boy” even though his world revolved around Carly.
They had their times of getting on my nerves with how farfetched their romance panned out to be, especially toward the end where Jase tries to win back his girl. He could be so romantic at times and then at other times – such a total DICK!! I wanted to yell at Carly to get the hell out of the relationship and STAY OUT but then there were times I wanted her to give in to Jase and live HEA!
The beginning of the book and up to the part of the surprise death of a grandmother was great….but at this point of the book and on – I found myself continually rolling my eyes.
Carly is staying with her dad for the summer in New Jersey and meets Jase at a bonfire one night. She is attracted to him but knows that she has to leave soon to go back to college on the other side of the US. Jase on the other hand knows he wants Carly and continually puts all his moves on her until Carly finally breaks down and agrees to date.
We follow Jase and Carly through long distance relationships, heartbreak, missed opportunities to take Carly’s virginity and secrets which shouldn’t have been kept in the past.
They experience the highest of highs and the lowest of lows during a few years that this book spans in the life of Jase and Carly.
Enjoyable read but over the top of believable at the end.