Book Title: Salvaged
Author: Jay Crownover
Release Date: June 20, 2017
Number of Pages: 278
Stand Alone or Part of a Series: Part of a Series….This is the last book in ‘The Saints of Denver’ series, which is a spin off of the ‘Marked Men’ Series.
Hudson Wheeler is a nice guy. Everyone knows it, including his fiancee who left him with a canceled wedding and a baby on the way. He's tired of finishing last and is ready to start living in the moment with nights soaked in whiskey, fast cars, and even faster girls. He's set to start living on the edge, but when he meets Poppy Cruz, her sad eyes in the most gorgeous face he's ever seen hook him right away. Wheeler can see Poppy's pain and all he wants to do is take care of her and make her smile, whatever it takes.
Poppy can't remember a time when she didn't see strangers as the enemy. After a lifetime of being hurt from the men who swore to protect her, Poppy's determined to keep herself safe by keeping everyone else at arm's length. Wheeler's sexy grin and rough hands from hours of restoring classic cars should't captivate her, but every time she's with him, she can't help being pulled closer to him. Though she's terrified to trust again, Poppy soon realizes it might hurt even more to shut Wheeler out - and the intense feelings pulsing through her are making it near impossible to resist him.
The only thing Poppy is sure of is that her heart is in need of some serious repair, and the more time she spends with Wheeler, the more she's convinced he's the only man with the tools to fix it.
Happily Ever After: Yes
What I Liked Most About This Book: I loved that this book showed successful co-parenting. I feel like a lot of times in romance when one of the lead characters has a child, the other parent is out of the picture completely....either through death or because they abandoned the child and took off never to be heard from again. Real life, though, tends to be a lot messier than that and families come in many different forms and are made up of many types of people and different roles. I love love love that this was represented in this book and that it was presented without making a big deal or fanfare out of it.
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 it bugged me a little that it seemed like Wheeler's love instantly healed Poppy. She went from a freaked out shell of a person one day who couldn't stand to pass strangers on the street to totally comfortable in most situations next. I guess I just expected this book to contain a little more of their struggle to connect because of what she had been through.
Share A Quote From The Book: “ All the women I know that landed a good man had to give them a little push in the right direction at one point or another. Sometimes it takes a nudge to get the night in shining armor to drop his shield."
Would I Recommend This Book: Absolutely.
Would I Re-Read This Book: Yep!
Rating: 5 Stars!!
Other Comments: I LOVED the mention of our favorite couples from the Marked Men and Saints of Denver series'. Its always fun to check back in on them. The epilogue was an awesome wrap up of both series that showed us exactly how everyone was living out their happily ever after. I also enjoyed the little cameo from 'The Point' couple....that was a cool little Easter egg.