Friday, February 17, 2017

#Review Tour ~ Riveted by Jay Crownover

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From the New York Times bestselling author of the Marked Men books comes the next installment in the Saints of Denver series.

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Everyone else in Dixie Carmichael’s life has made falling in love look easy, and now she is ready for her own chance at some of that happily ever after. Which means she’s done pining for the moody, silent former soldier who works with her at the bar that’s become her home away from home. Nope. No more chasing the hot as heck thundercloud of a man and no more waiting for Mr. Right to find her; she’s going hunting for him...even if she knows her heart is stuck on its stupid infatuation with Dash Churchill.

Denver has always been just a pit stop for Church on his way back to rural Mississippi. It was supposed to be simple, uneventful, but nothing could have prepared him for the bubbly, bouncy redhead with doe eyes and endless curves. Now he knows it’s time to get out of Denver, fast. For a man used to living in the shadows, the idea of spending his days in the sun is nothing short of terrifying. When Dixie and Church find themselves caught up in a homecoming overshadowed with lies and danger, Dixie realizes that while falling in love is easy, loving takes a whole lot more work…especially when Mr. Right thinks he’s all wrong for you.

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Review

5 Stars

I've been curious about Dixie and Church ever since they were first introduced to us. They both just seemed to have a story to tell, especially Church. This book was everything I'd hoped for, even though it was very different than I expected it be.
Crownover takes us on the road with this couple, as we head to Church's hometown in Mississippi for the majority of this book. The change in scenery allowed us so much insight into the enigmatic and intriguing character that is Church. Riveted brings us two incredibly strong characters. While they are different in many ways, they are both resilient, yet vulnerable. It was interesting seeing that side of them come to the surface and joining them on their journey of growth.
There was no denying these two were sizzling together. The sexual tension and chemistry was off the charts. Things didn't just fall into place for them though. Church struggled with his own issues while Dixie battled between what she'd always wanted and what she wasn't willing to pass up. This story focused so much on regret. One character was drowning in it, while the other refused to live with it. Living in the now and accepting things for what they were was really emotional. There was so much want and desire and feeling that it was hard not to get swept up in it.
We are confronted with some deep issues in this story: loss, guilt, regret, prejudice, acceptance, love, hope. It was emotional and consuming. Crownover gives us this beautiful story while cleverly weaving in some mystery and suspense. Her stunning writing style perfectly showcased the captivating storyline and bold characters. Crownover never fails to amaze and surprise me.

~Erin

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About Jay Crownover: Jay Crownover is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of the Marked Men, The Point, and the Saints of Denver 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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