#Review #30DaysOfReadingIndie – Jax by Kelly Gendron

Jax (Breaking the Declan Brothers, #1)


“Some boys can get rough, some don’t always listen when you tell them to stop, and some boys, they’re just monsters. You gotta be careful who you play with…” ~ Jax Declan

I’m a tease, always have been. In my teens, Jax Declan tried to warn me about staying away from the bad boys. The only boy I ever wanted was Jax. But, no matter how much I tried to play with him, he rejected me.

I haven’t seen Jax Declan in years. A couple friends and I are going back to the Bayou for the summer. A little older now, and a bit wiser, I’ve decided that I’m going to find my teenage crush and I’m going to break him. This summer Jax Declan will play with me.

But the closer I get and the more I learn about the reserved, discreet, and sexy Jax Declan. Well, I’m starting to think that Jax Declan might just be one of those bad boys he tried to warn me about all those years ago.



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I received this book from an honest review.

I am in a book reading club and we could pick a book to read/review for this moth.  I scrolled through and this cover hit my eyes and made me stop scrolling.  Shallow yes…LOL  Then I read the synopsis and was like “Oh a bad boy” yes please…who doesn’t love a bad boy falling in love ??? This was the very first book I have read for this author so I bucked in for a new story and story teller.

This story was about beauty queen Emmie who could have any guy she wanted in high school.  However she wanted bad boy older Declan brother Jax.  She was always doing things to get him to notice her but he never did…or did he?

Jax noticed Emmie when she turned 16 but since he was 19, he had to stay away…..Jail bait and jail time didn’t sound like fun to him.  When she turned 18 and he was going to make his move but situations happened to prevent him and then she moved away to go to college.

Emmie has returned with a few friends to spend the summer back at her home town.  Her goal is to GET JAX!!    However she didn’t know that Jax’s also has a goal, to get and KEEP Emmie forever!!

I liked the story but there were times that the actions of the characters left me scratching my head because what they did seems out of character for them.  There were times when I felt Emmie was a bit of a spoiled brat and very high maintenance but then she would be totally normal and act like a different person.  To not be jealous of her man with other woman but then to listen to a random stranger tell you a deep dark secret about the man you are in love with and have been with for weeks and you just believe her?  I just didn’t buy it.  Jax makes Emmie sound really shallow about her looks and how she always uses them to get her way but then you are told she is a highly sought after professional for her brains????  The hot and cold was a bit of a turn off for me.  I was interested in the side characters stories and wondered if the other ladies will also land their brother.

about the author

USA TODAY Bestselling Author, Kelly Gendron is the author of the TroubleMaker series, Breaking the Declan Brothers series, and she has a few other romantic suspense novels out there.

When she’s not writing steamy, blush producing romances, she’s out meeting new people representing a group of reputable nursing facilities. You can find Kelly in a quiet suburb, somewhere between Buffalo and Niagara Falls, and if you Google her, she’ll pop up there too. And, please do find her. Kelly loves to hear from her readers! Visit her at her Website @~ www.kellygendron.com

Kelly’s motto ~ “Bad boys, give ’em a little time and experience, and they will evolve into misbehaving men!” And what hot-blooded woman doesn’t want a naughty, all grown up bad boy?

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