Tuesday, September 27, 2016



Book Title: Honor

Author: Jay Crownover

Genre: Romantic Suspense

Release Date: October 18, 2016

Format: e-ARC

Number of Pages: 278

Stand Alone or Part of a Series: Part of a Series….This is the first book in ‘The Breaking Point’ series, which is a continuation of the ‘Welcome to the Point’ Series.

Don’t be fooled.
Don’t make excuses for me.
I am not a good man.
I’ve seen things no one should, done things no one should talk about. Honor and conscience have no place in my life. But I’ve fought and I’ve survived. I’ve had to.
The first time I saw her dancing on that seedy stage in that second rate club, I felt my heart pulse for the first time. Keelyn Foster was too young, too vibrant for this place, and I knew in an instant that I would make her mine. But first I had to climb my way to the top. I had to have something more to offer her.
I’m here now, money is no object and I have no equal. Except for her. She's disappeared. But don’t worry, I will find her and claim her. She will be mine.
Like I said, don’t be fooled. I am not the devil in disguise... I’m the one standing front and center.

Happily Ever After: Yes

What I Liked Most About This Book: I think the thing I liked most about this book was Keelyn. She is definitely not your stereotypical romance heroine – she isn’t some blushing virgin, she’s a stripper….and she doesn’t pine after a man, relying on him to come save her from her terrible life, she spends a good portion of her time pushing him away. It is not often in a romance novel that you find the man chasing after the woman. It is very refreshing to turn the tables for once. It is also not often that you find a heroine who knows what she wants and can stand on her own two feet. She is a strong woman who can stand up for herself and take care of herself. Finally a heroine I can identify with. Someone who shows that it is ok to be stubborn, and strong, and maybe even a little difficult. She doesn’t need a man, which makes it all that much sweeter when she decides that she wants one.

What I Liked Least About This Book: There isn’t much about this book that I didn’t like…. I feel like I am reaching deep and nit-picking to come up with something to put here, but in the prologue of the story (which I LOVED) it was mentioned that Nassir Gates was not really his name, it was a name he later gave himself. It bugged be throughout the whole story not knowing what his real name was. In fact it still bugs me. 

Share A Quote From The Book:  “I could never control her, and that’s why she was perfect for me.”

Would I Recommend This Book: Absolutely. If you are not reading the Point books, you are seriously missing out!

Would I Re-Read This Book: Yep! I plan to re-read it again with everyone when it officially comes out…if not before.

Rating: 5 Stars!!

Other Comments: Seriously, after reading this book and seeing more of him I have decided that Chuck needs his own story!

Friday, August 26, 2016

Better When He's Brave

Book Title: Better When He’s Brave
Author: Jay Crownover
Genre: New Adult
Release Date: August 11, 2015
Format: ebook
Number of Pages: 352
Stand Alone or Part of a Series: Book 3 of the ‘Welcome to the Point’ series
Summary: In New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Jay Crownover’s third novel in her sexy, thrilling Welcome to the Point series, a woman’s search for repentance leads her to the one man from her past she can’t forget as they join forces to save their city—and the explosive love neither can live without.
Titus King sees the world in black and white. Right and wrong. Which is why as a teenager he left behind the only family he’d ever known to make a better life for himself. Now a police detective in one of the worst cities in the country, he can’t deny his life has turned into a million different shades of gray. 
The new criminal element in The Point has brought vengeance and destruction right to Titus’s front door, and the difference between right and wrong is nothing compared to keeping those he loves alive. To add to his already strained moral compass, the beautiful and mysterious Reeve Black has made her way back to town, and she might be as dangerous to Titus as the guy trying to destroy the Point because he needs her—in more ways than one.
Reeve knows all about how ruthless this new threat to destroy The Point can be… and instead of running away, she wants to help. She has a lot to repent for and saving the city, plus the hot cop that she hasn’t been able to forget might just be the only way she can finally find some inner peace.
With an entire city poised on the brink of war, Titus and Reeve stand in the crossfire—and it will take two brave souls to fight for the ultimate love.
Happily Ever After: Yes.
What I Liked Most About This Book: Unlike the twist in Better When He’s Bad, I DID NOT see some of the twists in this book coming. It was awesome! I am usually pretty good and predicting where a book is going to go, so major props to the author for being able to catch me off guard…especially as she managed it more than once with this one.
What I Liked Least About This Book: I didn’t like how the book begin….while it was jarring and attention grabbing to have the story begin with the hero getting his ass kicked, it was confusing because it was skipping around in the timeline of the story and I think it took the emotional punch out of the scene when you caught back up to that point in the linear progression of the story. You had already been there and seen that, so you knew all along what was going to happen.
Share A Quote From The Book: “In this place you never know what pile of shit tomorrow is going to hand you, so having something that makes you feel good for even a second needs to be valued.” 
Would I Recommend This Book: Yes
Would I Re-Read This Book: Yes…this is my favorite of this series so far.
Rating: 5 stars!

Better When He's Bold

Book Title: Better When He’s Bold
Author: Jay Crownover
Genre: New Adult
Release Date: February 3, 2015
Format: ebook
Number of Pages: 368
Stand Alone or Part of a Series: Book 2 of the ‘Welcome to the Point’ series
Summary: There’s a difference between a bad boy and a boy who is bad. . . . Welcome to the Point.
In a dark and broken kingdom, a ruler has be fearless to control the streets and the ruthless people who run them. Race Hartman is just bold enough, just smart enough, and just lost enough to wear the crown. Places like The Point will always have bad things and bad people, but the man in control of all that badness can minimize the devastation. Race has a plan, but can he prevent total annihilation without destroying himself?
Brysen Carter has always seen the real Race—a guy too pretty, too smooth, and way too dangerous. Basking in his golden glow is very tempting, but Brysen knows she’ll eventually get burned. She has enough problems without the risky danger and mayhem that comes with a guy like Race. Too bad Brysen faces a threat close to home that might be more dangerous than anything The Point has ever produced.. And the only person interested in keeping her safe is the one man she can’t allow herself to have.
Sometimes being bold is the only way to stay alive. But can she let Race save her life . . . if it means losing herself to him?
Happily Ever After: Yes.
What I Liked Most About This Book: I loved how this book, more so than the previous book, set up the characters and the action for the remainder of the series. It left me intrigued and dying to know more about Nassir and rooting for Booker and Carsen to get their own Happily Ever After. But while keeping me on the edge of my seat waiting for the next books in this series, it also wrapped itself up in a nice pretty bow so that I didn’t feel like I was left with a cliffhanger.
What I Liked Least About This Book: I’m not sure that I fully bought that Race was the King of the Point. I am not sure that the author fully developed that plot point enough. Bax brought the previous big bad down and Nassir is the one currently running things like Spanky’s and the club. What, exactly, is Race doing in The Point to earn the title of ‘King’?
Share A Quote From The Book: “It’s like being in love with a loaded weapon and you’re the safety.”
Would I Recommend This Book: Yes
Would I Re-Read This Book: Yes

Rating: 4 stars

Better When He's Bad

Book Title:  Better When He’s Bad
Author: Jay Crownover
Genre: New Adult
Release Date: June 17, 2014
Format: ebook
Number of Pages: 384
Stand Alone or Part of a Series: Book 1 of the ‘Welcome to the Point’ series.
Summary: There’s a difference between a bad boy and a boy who’s bad . . . meet Shane Baxter.
Sexy, dark, and dangerous, Bax isn’t just from the wrong side of the tracks, he is the wrong side of the tracks. A criminal, a thug, and a brawler, he’s the master of bad choices, until one such choice landed him in prison for five years. Now Bax is out and looking for answers, and he doesn’t care what he has to do or who he has to hurt to get them. But there’s a new player in the game, and she’s much too innocent, much too soft…and standing directly in his way.
Dovie Pryce knows all about living a hard life and the tough choices that come with it. She’s always tried to be good, tried to help others, and tried not to let the darkness pull her down. But the streets are fighting back, things have gone from bad to worse, and the only person who can help her is the scariest, sexiest, most complicated ex-con The Point has ever produced.
Bax terrifies her, awakening feelings she never thought she’d have for a guy like him. But it doesn’t take Dovie long to realize . . . some boys are just better when they’re bad.

Happily Ever After: Yes.
What I Liked Most About This Book: I love that Jay’s reason for writing it was that people always referred to her character Rule as a ‘bad boy’, so she set out to write about a character who was truly bad rather than just a bit attitudinal and difficult. It was cool to see how she took someone was truly a bad person who no one would want to meet down a dark alley, and make him likeable enough to be a romantic hero.
What I Liked Least About This Book: There is not much that I didn’t like about this book. The twist at the end though didn’t take me by surprise at all…I saw it coming from a mile away. I kind of wish that hadn’t been the case.
Share A Quote From The Book: “Whoever said crime doesn't pay is an idiot. It pays great, which is why there is so much of it.”
Would I Recommend This Book: Absolutely!
Would I Re-Read This Book: I would… and I have.
Rating: 5 stars!