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After reading fantasy for so long, or when I take too much time reading one book, I tend to seek books that don’t require much from me so I don’t get in a reading slump, that is I read romance. I’ve had Jax in my Goodreads TBR for a very long time, I read the synopsis and it sounded like the type of story my brain needed at the time.
The story is not something spectacular. It might be kind of cliché, actually, but I was looking for something like that. However, there were moments where I felt so frustrated that I just wanted the book to end.
Jax is about Jaxson and Liliana. She was in love with him and he was her first everything, until he broke her heart. She tries to forget about him, however, Jaxson’s music seems to be following her wherever she goes. Now she has to live under the same roof as Jaxson because her dad is marrying Jaxson’s mom. Liliana can’t help falling for Jaxson, no matter how hard she tries.
This is the first book in the Ruthless series, but the books can be read as standalones since each book is about different characters. Personally, I’m not interested in reading the other books in the series.
The book is told in Liliana and Jaxson’s POV. If you have read a few of my reviews, you might know that I’m a big fan of books told this way. I love knowing the two sides of the story. The chapters were very short, so I flew through the book very fast. When I realized, I was reading the epilogue.
Liliana was so frustrating to read. Her chapters made me want to slap her a few times so she could see things straight. Also, in my opinion, she was very flat, like there was really no depth to her. On the other hand, we have Jax. He is not the best guy character I’ve read. I have to confess I was kind of disgusted with him a few times. I really didn’t like the way he thought of Lily at first, but then I got used to his intensity and could see through him and finally understood his feelings for her.
The story revolved around music a lot, which was a good thing because I love music, but Jax is certainly not the best second-chance/step-siblings romance book I’ve read, although it was easy and simple to read, which is what I was looking for. I also wanted to read something that would make me feel butterflies and swoon, and even when this book had certain moments that were kind of cute, it didn’t make me feel the way I wanted to feel. I really hope I’m making sense.
I also realized I’m not that big of a fan about step-siblings romance. It just feels weird and I sometimes I had this feeling of wrongness while reading this book. But like I mentioned before, I was looking for something to keep my mind off of things and Jax helped.
However, I’m not sure I would recommend this book to people that hate clichés. But, if you’re looking for something to spend your time, then maybe this book is the right choice as long as you don’t mind the tropes in this story. Just be aware that the language is not suitable for very young readers.
Until the next post!
Happy reading 💙