Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Review: RIVETED by Jay Crownover!

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My Review: Oh, Jay Crownover, you have done it again. You have given me a hero that makes me swoon all while my heart is breaking for the pain he's endured in the past. I always find myself stuck between wanting to hug and cuddle them until all the sad stuff is washed away... and wanting to get all down and dirty with them because she writes some hot, hot, hot men.

Okay, I can't write this review without also talking about all the feels this book gave me. This author rocks in the feels department. I know I'm going to get a good ending, but she doesn't pull any punches along the way. In the beginning, Dixie is talking about how her family just knows when it's right. One look, and that's it - they found their forever. Her father and mother had it, even her sister experienced it (though her road to happiness was more than a little bumpy as well). But it really started to break my heart when Dixie mentions that she knows Church is it - but she also realizes he doesn't have that instant zing with her. She doesn't get an immediate happily-ever-after like her parents did. But I have to admire her tenacity. She didn't let that beat her down. Dixie is one of those characters I would love to be friends with, and would aspire to be - hope for the best, and weather every bad day with a huge smile on your face.

I don't want to give much away, but the drama and suspense in this book are once again spot-on. I always know, with one of Jay's books, that I'm going to get a hot as heck love story, and a wild ride on the way there.

Cover Lovin': Yes, yes, yes! Fits perfectly with the rest of the series. And that cover model (both of them, really) is gorgeous.

Recommendation: Reading previous books isn't required, but it helps provide backgrounds for several characters mentioned and featured in this book.

Final Rating: FOUR out of FIVE stars (4/5)! Loved this, and it made me even more giddy for the next book. Bring on Wheeler! I'm going to need it NOW!


Happy Reading!
~!~ Amanda, Novel Addiction ~!~

 

From the New York Times bestselling author of the Marked Men books comes the next installment in the Saints of Denver series.

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Everyone else in Dixie Carmichael’s life has made falling in love look easy, and now she is ready for her own chance at some of that happily ever after. Which means she’s done pining for the moody, silent former soldier who works with her at the bar that’s become her home away from home. Nope. No more chasing the hot as heck thundercloud of a man and no more waiting for Mr. Right to find her; she’s going hunting for him...even if she knows her heart is stuck on its stupid infatuation with Dash Churchill.

Denver has always been just a pit stop for Church on his way back to rural Mississippi. It was supposed to be simple, uneventful, but nothing could have prepared him for the bubbly, bouncy redhead with doe eyes and endless curves. Now he knows it’s time to get out of Denver, fast. For a man used to living in the shadows, the idea of spending his days in the sun is nothing short of terrifying. When Dixie and Church find themselves caught up in a homecoming overshadowed with lies and danger, Dixie realizes that while falling in love is easy, loving takes a whole lot more work…especially when Mr. Right thinks he’s all wrong for you.

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  Jay Crownover - headshotAbout Jay Crownover: Jay Crownover is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of the Marked Men, The Point, and the Saints of Denver series. Like her characters, she is a big fan of tattoos. She loves music and wishes she could be a rock star, but since she has no aptitude for singing or instrument playing, she'll settle for writing stories with interesting characters that make the reader feel something. She lives in Colorado with her three dogs.        

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Disclaimer: I received an advanced copy in exchange for a fair and honest review. 

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Inkslinger PR said...

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