Jinx Jett is a rock superstar. As such, the hunky Skull Blasters drummer thoroughly enjoys the many perks of willing groupies, earning him a reputation as the band slut. Making it big and scoring hot women is something Jinx never expected. There’s a little voice in the back of his mind constantly reminding him of how he used to be — shy, overweight and acne prone. One night in a gay bar turns life upside down when Jinx runs into Jayden Dempsey, a kid he’s been fantasizing about since giving him his autograph at a mall. Long-held insecurities keep Jinx from fully committing to anyone, and he may lose Jayden if he can’t put his past behind him.Jayden Dempsey always wanted out of his life in small-town Alabama. When his parents kicked him out after he told them he was gay, Jayden decided the time was right to move on. He crosses the country to try out for ‘Singers!’, a show that propels unknowns to stardom. In a twist, producers choose him and three others as winners and form a boy band called London Boys.This season, the show brings Jayden and the guys back for the finale. Surprise! The contest’s heavy metal finalist will be singing with Skull Blasters.Jinx and Jayden’s initial meeting doesn’t go so well, and Jayden’s stunned when the guy he’s crushed on for years turns out to be a total jerk. It doesn’t stop him from falling into Jinx’s arms every time they’re alone, but Jayden didn’t sign on for one nighters. He wants Jinx Jett, baggage and all.
Can a former teen outcast put rejection behind him and embrace the acceptance standing right in front of him? How much will one boy bander put up with from his rock idol before enough is enough? Can they make it work? Or are they jinxed in love?
The stall next to the one I was in opened and a man walked out. His eyes met mine and widened.
“Oh, fuck me,” he whispered.
In two seconds flat, I was back at the mall with that golden-haired hottie with the bubbled ass of fantasies. His clear, blue eyes were still fixated on me as I moved forward.
“I know you,” I said stupidly.
“Oh my God! I thought … the door closed, so I thought … holy shit! I just sucked Jinx Jett’s cock?”
“Could you not yell that?” I snapped. “I’m not … well, you know …”
“Gay?” he drawled. “Here’s a tip — don’t come to a gay club and stuff your cock into a glory hole!”
“It’s Jayden, right? You’re the guy from the mall?”
“You remember my name? Wait, okay, back up here for just a minute. Why are you here?”
“I was, um, curious?”
“Well, that’s just great. Another guy ‘curious’ about gay men.” Jayden lifted his fingers to indicate air quotes.
“I didn’t know if I should stay or what. I mean, how does this work? Do I thank you for a fabulous blowjob? Tipping seems to cross a legal line …”
“You liked it?” Jayden gaped in astonishment.
“Like it?” I laughed. “Fuck yeah, I fucking loved it.”
I freakin love this story. Jinxed is the second book in the Rock Series, and I was really looking forward to Jinx’ story. It was totally worth the wait. Sandrine has found the perfect tone and style for this new series. I felt a little uncertainty during Fret (the first book), but all the issues I’d had disappeared. The writing is flawless again, the story just flows effortlessly. I enjoyed every page of it.
Jinx and Jayden’s story begins in the first book with their chance meeting at the mall when Jayden is fangirling all over Jinx. The prologue says it all so new readers do not miss a thing. I really enjoy that although their story is pretty basic, there are certain elements that make this book special. Like their second encounter… wow… never read anything like that before!!! The chemistry between them is sizzling from the beginning and the tension coming their way just makes it all the more sparkling.
The writing is so amazing that you find yourself in the world of the music business. You are taken to an enjoyable ride along with these two talented musicians, getting a glimpse in the lives of rock stars. We see they are ordinary people with extraordinary talent in an unordinary situation. All the details are perfectly constructed together. The amount of research the writer had done absolutely pays off, from the songs they play, the instruments they use, the places they visit, up till the language they speak. I enjoyed their banter a lot. The conversation among these guys is very real, very lifelike. I love the humor woven in the story. I just found myself laughing out loud many times, snickering some more. The double first person alternating POV is very well written and gives us the chance to really get to know our guys. All the secondary characters are great and lovable, giving you a feeling that you are part of this amazing group of friends. Sandrine is also a master series writer. We already feel strongly for Achilles and Hayden and are intrigued and excited to read their story.
I literally couldn’t put it down and cannot wait for the next installment. Highly recommended!!!
5 BIG FAT STARS