Clayton “Jet” Smith has enjoyed acting the part of rock star god bad boy since his breakup with rock goddess Valerie Quinn. He’s racking up quite a score playing the field, and he has no plans to settle down anytime soon. His biggest problem these days is meeting his obligations, because he’s so busy having fun, he forgets the important things.
To help him out, he hires recent graduate Emily Brinkman to be his personal assistant, and he quickly finds a fire burning in his belly for her. There are two problems, however. The first is that Emily is engaged to be married, a fact that leaves Jet unfazed. The second problem isn’t so easy to surmount, though. Emily is disgusted and unimpressed by both sides of the man.
Will Clay find a way to persuade Emily to try him out, not just for one night, but for all time?
Feverish moves the Bullet story forward. You don’t want to miss this one!
She heard Clay playing his guitar in the music room. He was working on a new song, but she hadn’t heard it enough to recognize it…yet. But she loved it so far.
She took a deep breath and stood. She drank the rest of the water in the glass on the nightstand and then walked across the room. No longer numb, she felt like she needed companionship. No, she needed more. Much more. She knew what she wanted. She pulled her engagement ring off her finger and threw it on her dresser. It rolled and bounced off the mirror, then spun in a circle like a flat penny until it slowed and stopped.
She cracked the door to Clay’s music room open and peeked in. He was sitting on the loveseat on one side of the room, strumming and listening to the sound coming out of the smaller amp in the room. Emily walked in. She didn’t know if leaving the door open would ruin the acoustics, so she shut it behind her quietly.
He was a sight. He was completely absorbed in his music, and she didn’t want to interrupt him, so she sat on a stool near the door. After a few seconds, though, he looked up at Emily and stopped fingering the guitar. He smiled. “What’s up?”
She felt better just because of the way he was looking at her. She knew what she needed. She could feel her heart thudding in her chest, but she had to force the words out of her mouth. “I, uh…I need to talk to Jet.”
He squinted his eyes, not fully registering her words at first. He sucked in a deep breath and stood, resting his guitar in the stand at the end of the loveseat. “You sayin’ what I think you’re sayin’?”
Her breathing seemed so loud in her own ears, but she couldn’t make it quieter. She stood and nodded. “Yeah.”
She took a tentative step toward him but he was in front of her in seconds. She wasn’t quite sure how it had happened, but it was as though they let the electricity between them take over. Her arms were around his waist, his hands in her hair drawing her close, and their lips collided as they gave in to everything they’d been holding back for so long.
His kiss was deliberate and delicious, his tongue, warm and smooth but firm and insistent. In those first few moments, her body primed itself for his touch. In reality, though, she knew she’d been primed for this man for a long time. She was just now giving in to her needs.
He pulled back a little and asked, “You sure you want this?” She nodded. “What about your fiancé?”
“He’s not my fiancé anymore.”
Clay raised his eyebrows. “What about crossing the employer/ employee line you were worried about?”
“I don’t give a fuck.”
Jen’s 5 STAR Review
I was provided an ARC by the author in exchange for an honest review.
Jade C. Jamison is a favorite author of mine, so I was really excited to get my hands on this one! Feverish is book three in the Bullet series, and tells the story of Clayton Smith guitarist for the band Last Five Seconds. He also has a smokin’ HOT alter ego named Jet, his “stage” persona. If you haven’t read book one Bullet or Book two Rock Bottom, I highly recommend doing so before jumping into Feverish. Clay/Jet makes his first appearance in Bullet, and he made quite an impression on me, was so excited to hear he would get his own books in this series!
Thirty Two year old Clayton Smith has spent his adult life doing what he is passionate about, making music, and he doesn’t let many people into his “rocker” lifestyle. He’s only been in real love a couple of times, both times he’s gotten burned. Another reason for keeping Jet around, so nobody can get close enough to hurt him, Jet allows him intimacy and passion, without all the emotion.
Emily Brinkman is a recent college graduate, and is in desperate need of summer employment to help start paying off her college loans. She thought her life was on it’s way to being “mapped out” for her, fiancé Bryce is the perfect husband to be on paper, but something is missing, no spark, no chemistry. After answering an ad posted for a Personal Assistant for a certain professional rocker, life was going to change for Emily. Clay/Jet was everything Emily didn’t think was possible to fit into her life, with his “bad boy” rocker image. She decided this was going to be strictly a job…nothing more. Somewhere along the line that changes, and Emily has to decide what her feelings are for her new employer, and if she is ready to end things with Bryce. Spending time with Clay makes her feel alive, and the connection with the two of them is comfortable and undeniable!
If you’ve read the highly emotional journeys that Bullet and Rock bottom are, I think you will really enjoy the change of pace that Feverish brings…You even get a little news on Brad and Val!! This book is sexy, HOT, and will leave you smiling in the end. Ms. Jamison’s books, and I’ve read most of them, are among my favorites! I’m thrilled to hear that she will be continuing the Bullet Series, Jade herself tells me that she has six total planned in the Bullet Series! Next up will be Fully Automatic, Brad’s POV of Bullet, then the series will move to bandmates Zane and Nick, she’s even considering doing a spinoff series! I highly recommend this author and her books, and I have to say, would LOVE more Clay/Jet and Emily!
Housekeeper Mary (loved her) to Clay
“All right, First, we need to decide what job duties your personal assistant must be able to perform…and none of them will involve any of your body parts.”
“Sorry, but Clay’s not here. I thought you were coming to see Jet.”
“You can turn Clay down, Emily, but not Jet. Maybe you’re not comfortable playing with Jet.”
“But tonight, you and me? I’m pretty sure I had a romance novel climax.”
“I don’t love easily, but I love hard. And it’s a forever kind of love. I’m hoping the third time’s a charm.”
“You know that no matter how hard you try, you really are both Clay and Jet?”
Denise’s 4 STAR Review
Feverish tells the story of Clayton “Jet” Smith a secondary character the reader meets in Bullet… oh Bullet a 5 star read I so loved and still think about.. so I digress if you have not read Bullet stop reading this and go read Bullet. Then come back to this.
Ok so Jet finally gets his story. Feverish allows the reader to see Clay and how Jet became the face he shows the public, the mask he wears protects his heart; his heart the one he opened up twice each resulting in heartache.
This book opens with the reader seeing Clay as disorganized beyond belief… so enter stage left a personal assistant to organize his life! Emily an MBA student trying to find her place in the world.
As the blurb reveals Emily is engaged when she comes to work for Clay; I will not tell you how this works out but I will say I did like the way it was handled.
When Emily and Jet finally come together the first time; the scene was so well done; hot, emotional and with communication; communication that made it sexy and beyond something physical.
Emily truly wants to know Clay not the man on stage but the man deep down, his heart, what pushed Clay to be Jet on stage and why he carries that off stage into his life. The scene when Emily pushes Clay to open up will likely stick with you for sometime, I know it will stick with me.
Clay’s housekeeper Mary played a great role in this book; allowing the reader to see Clay as man with bonds to someone and a man that appreciates how a support system can help.
I do not want to tell you how Ms. Jamison deals with Emily’s engagement but I will say it was well done.. oh and I don’t like Bryce the fiancée at all.. so I was very pleased with the end.
The end.. the end of this book brought these two to a place many of us face in our lives, faced with telling the truth, getting it out there and knowing no matter how it turns out you give it your best shot!
The end felt true to these characters: I do hope we see more the Clay and Emily… maybe in a book for Brian Clay’s band mate.
For fans of this series you get a glimpse into Val’s next steps in her life.. and let’s say I want more!!!
But whether the next book in this series moves the story forward or not I am so excited for Fully Automatic, Brad’s story.. because if you have read my prior reviews you know I am the self-proclaimed Captain of Team Brad!
For me this was the kind of book that when I stepped away from it I kept thinking about it.
About the Author
Jade C. Jamison was born and raised in Colorado, moved from one city/town to the next, and she’s decided she likes it so much she wants to stay…although travel is not out of the question. She lives in a big town in Colorado (not unlike Winchester!) with her husband and four children. She is working on becoming a crazy cat lady. Okay, so maybe not.
Still want more? Jade has a bachelor’s degree in English Literature and Theater, a master’s degree in English, and a master of fine arts in Creative Writing. Obviously, she loves school and the student loan folks love her. She works in human services by day, teaches English and creative writing at night, and—in between playing soccer mom and community leader—writes like a fiend. Someday soon, she’ll narrow it down to just writing, but let’s get all those kids off to college first.