Well, I promised that I'd do all of the ships, and now it's Jamy's turn. *deep breath in* okay. Now, you all know that Jamy isn't exactly my favorite ship, but I'm going to try not to be absolutely awful about it. ;) I will admit, once or twice, there HAVE been some cute moments. Overall though, it's just not exactly my favorite thing in the world.
I mean, you've got to admit, they didn't get off to the best start. When they first met the Cahills, Jake was a flat-out arrogant jerk. Even if you're a Jamy, you've got to admit. He was just plain rude. I think I cheered when Amy finally kicked him! So they really didn't get off to the best start. "Oh yeah kids, the day I met your mother, I tried to send her to jail. Romance at its finest."
In the second book, he learns about the Cahill's family, and what exactly is going on. Again, in my opinion, he was still a jerk. He's still constantly on Amy's case, and that REALLY isn't what she needs right now. I just wish that he had left the series right then.
He continues the whole "I think I'm better than you and so I'm going to be a jerk" routine throughout book three as well. Really, Jake?
Book four really makes me mad. Jake and Amy kissed. For heaven's sake, Amy already has a boyfriend!!!!! That just made me really mad. Jake totally pressured Amy to get into a relationship with him, when he's fully aware of the fact that she has a boyfriend. He didn't respect that at all, and that bothers me. I can't STAND guys like that. I also think it's just bizarre that Amy and Jake go from loathing each other to kissing. What on earth?! No!
In the next book, Evan and Jake meet, and Jake makes it very clear his feelings for Amy. I'm sorry, but that is just so rude. You just don't do that!! That's why I can't quite understand why people like Jamy so much. Jake does so many things, I just don't see how you can like him.
And then there's Day of Doom. UGH. Okay, so I admit, this is partially Baldacci's writing, but really? The closet scene? They're teenagers for heaven's sake. They don't need to be kissing in some storage closet! Again, this is partially Baldacci's fault, but I just don't think that's how the storyline should have gone. It was kind of sweet how he carried her our of the mountain, but that doesn't NEARLY make up for all his jerkiness in the past. I would have much preferred Hamilton to carry her out. -_-
So then Nowhere to Run opens. Amy has serious issues from all of the stress of the past years, and she's trying to push everyone away. Jake is her official boyfriend now, with Evan dead. I feel like she got over Evan awfully quickly, although at the same time she hasn't gotten over him at all. At this point, Jake really should have given her some space. With all of the stress, it's what she needed. He just doesn't understand the Cahill lifestyle, in my opinion. I've said this multiple times, and I'm going to say it again. I do not approve of relationships between Cahills and non-Cahills. (Hope and Arthur were the one exception to this.) He just can't seem to understand. He's always questioning her, when she's trying to do what's right to keep her family safe.
Honestly, they just don't seem like a good pair. Personal feelings aside, they just don't seem great together. I mean, let's face it, 90% of the time, they're fighting. The rest they're kissing. It's quite irritating.
In Breakway, I felt like Jake and Amy were just about to kill each other practically the entire book. They could not get along to save their lives. Amy is trying to have some space, and Jake just keeps pushing her. I've got to admit, the end of the book where Amy was emailing Jake was pretty sad- if I were a Jamy, I think that my heart would have broken. So I admit, that was sweet. Still, they just would. not. stop.
Again, they COULD. NOT. GET. ALONG in Countdown. In this book, Amy takes the serum. Jake is obviously very concerned for her, but he just turns the cold shoulder on her. I mean, your girlfriend is about to DIE, and you treat her like an utter stranger? Really? Ugh. I love how Jake and Ian were at each other's throats quite a bit throughout this book. ;) Can you say jealousy??
And finally, we have Flashpoint. I think I've been negative enough about Jamy, so I guess I will talk about ONE positive point. The end scene, when the plane crashed. I've got to admit, that was really sweet, how Jake just wouldn't let her go. He may be a jerky, arrogant, pigheaded person, but that scene was really cute. Had he not been HORRIBLE the rest of the series, I might not hate him so much, but I can't quite forget all of that time of him being a jerk because of a sweet scene or two. I just can't.
So, honestly, that's my opinion on Jamy. I'm really sorry if I've offended anyone by this post, but I just get quite upset by Jamy. It's just not right!! I feel like he really just doesn't have any real respect for her.
What are your opinions on Jamy? I'd love to hear! Let me know in the comments below!