Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Blog Tour: Excerpt and review of Better When He's Brave by Jay Crownover

Author: Jay Crownover
Publisher: William Morrow
Date of publication: August 11, 2015

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.

Better When He's Brave is the third in the "Welcome to The Point" series.  I was looking forward to reading this one because I loved Titus in the first two books.  He is one of the characters in the series who is really trying to do good for the citizens of The Point. This time around, Reeve, the one who betrayed Dovey in the first book, is back and wants to make things right.  She has information about who is causing havoc with the people of the city. She knows that Titus needs her to bring him down for good.  Her arrival isn't welcomed by many so it causes some tense moment.

So, did I love the book? Yep, I loved the book!  I loved Titus and Reeve together.  What I loved about Titus is that even though he has started to see more of a grey area between good and evil, he ultimately stays true to himself and his need to uphold the law.  That made me admire his character more.  I felt badly for Reeve.  Her reasons for betrayal were understandable and I was rooting for her to be able to redeem herself.  She is a strong female lead who really gets what The Point is all about. I also loved the way she insisted on calling people by their given names instead of the names The Point had given them.  Her ability to see the person behind the facade was endearing.

There are a couple of interesting twists in the story, so it will keep you guessing.  It looks like Nassir's story is up next.  While I look forward to his story, I am most looking forward to Booker's story and seeing how he gets back into everyone's good graces. 

 I am a HUGE fan of Ms. Crownover's Marked Men series.  If you love that one, I urge you to check out this series as well.  It is a darker series, but the men are just as sexy and alpha and hard to resist.  Make sure to check out the excerpt below to get a taste of what is in store for you!


“Are you speaking from experience?” If she ever took her clothes off for money, entire countries would end up broke.
“No. Just from what I heard when they were in my chair and then from watching how quickly my sister got sucked into it all. There is no escape once the Point has you.”
She leaned her head back on the couch and shifted her eyes up to the ceiling. I thought I saw a sheen of moisture dance across the navy-colored surface but then she blinked and it was gone.
“It sucks,” I said. She tilted her head to look at me. “The way everything went down with your sister, that sucks. But you tried to help her, tried to save her, and that’s what you should focus on.”
She made a noise low in her throat and shoved up off the couch. She crossed her arms over her chest and looked down at me with eyes that went flinty hard. “It wasn’t enough. What time do you want to head out tomorrow?”
The quick change in conversation forced me to switch gears. “I have to work in the morning, so when I get back.”
“Are you actually going to come back after your shift tomorrow?”
So my avoidance tactics hadn’t gone unnoticed. “Yes. I’ll try and be here before five. You really do need some clothes that fit.” Brysen had run a few things up after we had been camped out for a few days and they fit slightly better, but no girl alive seemed to have those ridiculously long legs or the same kind of curves Reeve was working on up top. Brysen’s stuff covered her up more than my teenaged neighbor’s, but not enough that I didn’t get an eyeful when I looked at her.
She linked her fingers together and lifted her arms up over her head in a way that pulled the hem of her tank top up over the indent of her belly button and lifted the edge of her tiny shorts so high I didn’t have to use much imagination to envision what all the secret, soft parts of her looked like. Like I needed any more incentive to keep thinking about her and sex when my mind and attention should be anywhere else.
“I can cover it all up, it’s not going to change the fact that you want me and are angry about it.”
She twirled on her foot and flounced back up the stairs. If there had been a single door in the loft I knew she would have slammed it to make her point.

About the author:

Jay Crownover is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of the Marked Men and The Point 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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1 comment:

KP Simmon said...

Thank you so much!