'Frisky Friday' #4 Afterburn by Sylvia Day


'Frisky Friday' is a weekly meme, that is being hosted by 23 Review Street...Masked. 'Frisky Friday' can consist of a review of a short novel, regular novel or telling everyone about a novel you are currently reading. 'Frisky' books would consist of new adult books, erotic books, books that contain friskiness in them or all of the above.

Afterburn #1
By Sylvia Day
Publication Date: 11th March 2014, 119 pages
Publisher: Cosmo Red-Hot Reads (Mills & Boon)
Genre: Erotic, Romance, Contemporary 
Source: Bought

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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...

Gianna Rossi is a very smart woman, comes from a good family who own an amazing restaurant in New York and knows what she wants in her future. That is until she meets Jax Rutledge in Vegas, two weeks of meaningless sex on his part, makes Gianna fall in love with him, just for him to walk away like it meant nothing to him.

Gianna realises that to him, it was a game and in the end she had lost and he had won. She decides that no one will make her feel that way again, throwing herself into her career, it doesn't take her long to get her dream job, a chance to work with one of the best chefs in New York, suddenly things are looking up for her.

Two years down the line, things are still looking good for Gianna with a job she loves and a life she is happy with, when Jax Rutledge strolls back into her perfect life. He is just the same man she remembered, handsome with good looks and a presence that could utter her speechless. 

Although, coming back into her life isn't enough, he has to slowly start ruin her career in the process, with them on two different sides things start to become difficult. 

Jax Rutledge always gets his only way, he like to control everything coming from a political family it is to be expected that he has to be cocky and demand everything be done his way.

Though, no matter how much Gianna resists him, the passion and desire they have drives them to have sex everytime they meet, it is almost as if they are meant to be together but everything seems to complicated and not everyone agrees with their relationship. 

Although, life isn't always as simple not in the world of politics anyway, Gianna wants to know the real Jax, not the one in the public eye but he refuses to tell her, making her realise that if she is going to find out his secrets and the real him then she will have to do her own research, to finally uncover the secrets that Jax and the Rutledge family are hiding. 

Afterburn is a sizzling novel that I couldn't put down, with its passion, sex and an undeniable connection that Jax and Gianna have, it is one of the best books I have read this year by far. 

If I had to sum this book up in three words, they would be Passionate, Captivating and Thrilling. 

Another day, another book, 
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