Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Nash by Jay Crownover

Author: Jay Crownover
Publisher: William Morrow
Date of publication: April 2014

Will their past determine their future?

Saint Ford has worked hard to achieve her childhood dream of becoming of nurse. Focused on her work and devoted to her patients, there’s no room for love. She doesn’t need a guy making waves in her calm, serene life—especially when he’s the unforgettable hottie who nearly destroyed her in high school. Dark, brooding Nash Donovan might not remember her or the terrible pain he caused. But he turned her world upside down... and now he’s trying to do it again.

Saint has no idea that Nash isn’t the cocky player he once was. Uncovering a devastating family secret has rocked his world, and now he’s struggling to figure out his future. He can’t be distracted by the pretty nurse he seems to meet everywhere. Still, he can’t ignore the sparks that fly between them —or how she seems so desperate to get away from him. But the funny, sweet, and drop-dead gorgeous Saint is far too amazing to give up on—especially since she’s the only thing in his life that seems to make sense.

When Nash discovers the truth about their past, he realizes he may have lost her heart before he could even fight for it. Now, Saint has to decide: is Nash worth risking herself for all over again?

I have very mixed feelings about this book.  I love this series and love the all of the guys in the tattoo shop. Nash has also been a favorite of mine since the start of the series.  His back story is really heartbreaking and I did find myself tearing up more than once in his scenes with Phil.  I also love how the guys have formed a family and are really making something of themselves and becoming successful.  

What I had a hard time with was warming up to Saint.  I ultimately ended up liking her in the end, but she was so frustrating.  I kept wanting to yell at her and tell her to get over it already.  I get that she was hurt in high school by Nash (even though he didn't know he did at the time).  I also get that she was picked on.  But she is a smart, successful ER nurse who has a gorgeous and NICE guy who is clearly into her.  I felt like it took her way too long to move on  from the past and start loving her life.  

I do recommend this one and the series as a whole.  I can't wait to see how Rowdy and Salem's story plays out.  I also can't wait to see more of Royal.  Is it too much to hope that she and Asa get together?

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