Monday, August 10, 2015

Better When He's Brave (Welcome to the Point, #3) by Jay Crownover ~ Review & Excerpt Tour PLUS Giveaway

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We are so incredibly excited to bring you the Review & Excerpt Tour for Jay Crownover's BETTER WHEN HE'S BRAVE!! BETTER WHEN HE’S BRAVE is a New Adult Contemporary Romance novel being published by HarperCollins, and it is the 3rd book in Welcome to the Point Series. This amazing book releases on August 11th!!


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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.


Yeah.  I started reading this one evening and I just never stopped.  It kept me turning pages until 4AM.  I needed to know every detail so I just kept reading.


The characters.  I adore both main characters, Reeve and Titus.  Both of them come from impossible situations and have crazy awful choices to make.  They live in a bad place but it's part of them and leaving just isn't a choice.  While this story is far from my reality and it's larger than life, it spoke to me.  These characters felt real.  

And they are drawn to each other.  They shouldn't be.  He's the cop.  She's the criminal.  He fights his attraction.  She hides hers.  Then they need each other to make things right.  And they try to resist.  Yeah...about that.  It was perfect.  There is a fine point where giving in too soon ruins the story and waiting too long makes the reader crazy.  This one was perfect.  I can't really explain more without spoiling but just know that it's perfect.

I said this story is larger than life and it is.  Lots of things were like, really?  But you need to just go with it.  It's fiction.  It's entertaining and satisfying.  It may not always be law abiding but it's got it's own type of justice.

I read the first book in this series but not the second.  I think all of them can stand alone.  The author does a good job of getting the reader up to speed on the back story without boring us.  I'd love to find time to go back and read book two and I'm wondering about book four.  

These books are raw and sexy.  They are this author unleashed.  If that's your kinda book, then you need this one and this series.


“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.

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Jay CrownoverAbout Jay Crownover:
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. Those covers, OMG, they're beautiful :D Great review (and new follower!)
    I also nominated you for the Blogger Recognition Award, see details here:

    Sinead @ Less Reality More Books

  2. I'm not quite sure how to answer that question, but you wrote a great review. I have added this book to my TBR list.

  3. Great review. Have convinced me to read the series. Since I've not read the series, I don't know which couple is my favorite. But once I do, I'll be sure to let you know!

  4. I haven't read the series yet so I don't have a favorite.

  5. WOW. Great cover. Can't wait for this story. My favorite is Bax and Dovie. Loves their story.

  6. Looking forward to the continuation of this series. The cover is super sexy.

  7. Not sure who I like best. This one does sound good though.

  8. Thanks for the giveaway--how about that Bax?????

  9. I haven't had a chance to read the Welcome to the Point series so I'm not sure who'll be my fave, but the books sound really great. Can't wait to check them out.
    steph 0828 at hotmail dot com

  10. I have Better When He's Bad, but haven't read it as yet. Better When He's Brave sounds like a good read, good guy, bad girl! Nice review Val!

    Naomi @ Naomi’s Reading Palace

  11. Love that this one was over the top and you still enjoyed it! Sometimes it is great to pretend! Nice review!

  12. I don't have favorite,because I haven't read this series yet,but I'm looking forward to read :)
    Thanks for the awesome excerpt and review :)

  13. I've not yet read the series so I can't honestly pick a love interest :)

  14. I am not sure yet who would be my favorite "Welcome to the Point" love interest. I have just started reading the series.

  15. I'll have to get back to you on my favorite...I have no idea!

    Thanks for the chance to win :)

    -Amber Terry-