Friday, April 25, 2014

5 Star Review and Giveaway: Nash by Jay Crownover

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Title: Nash (Marked Men #4)
Author: Jay Crownover
Genre: New Adult/ Coming of Age
Publication Date: April 29, 2014
Publisher: William Morrow Paperbacks, an imprint of HarperCollins
Event Organized By: Literati Author Services, Inc.


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?

What I thought about Nash

Oh my, Nash. This book just did me in. I loved it. It's in my top five books read so far this year. There is just so much to gush about, so many scenes I want to go back and read, and I’ve already read this three times, because it just stayed with me for days. And I even have to say of all the Marked Men, Nash has taken over the #1 spot in my heart (sorry Rule).

Nash and Saint have some really awesome chemistry and every scene between them jumps off the page. Their first “real” time in Nash’s point of view is pages and pages of hotness and as far as the romance in this story goes, everything hit the right note for me.

The backdrop to this love story, Nash’s situation with Phil, and Saint’s reluctance to give herself totally to Nash were both interesting storylines, and Jay Crownover does an incredible job with some very tough scenes toward the end of the book and captures both the heartbreak and sadness, with the "specialness" of those moments perfectly.

And there are some really nice scenes with the other Marked Men too. I love this series, especially the concept of these characters and their women being family, which is weaved thoughout this book in particular. Each installment just gets better and better.

About the Author
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 I'm supposed to share interesting details about myself so that my readers get to know me so here we go in no particular order: I'm an natural redhead even though I haven't seen my real hair color in years, I'm a big fan of tattoos and have a half sleeve on either arm and various other pieces all over the place, I've been in the bar industry since I was in college and it has always offered interesting insight into how men and women interact with each other, I have 3 dogs that are all crazy, I live in Colorado and love the snow, I love music and in all reality wish I could be a rock star not a writer or a bartender but I have zero talent so there is that. I love to write, love to read and all I'm interested in is a good story with interesting characters that make the reader feel something. Thanks for taking the time to check my stuff out...

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