Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Review Tour with Giveaway: Better When He's Bold by Jay Crownover


From New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Jay Crownover, comes the second book in a combustible new series, Welcome to the Point, that is sexier, darker, and better than ever. 

There’s a difference between a bad boy and a boy who is bad. . . . Welcome to the Point.

In a dark and broken kingdom, a ruler has be fearless to control the streets and the ruthless people who run them. Race Hartman is just bold enough, just smart enough, and just lost enough to wear the crown. Places like The Point will always have bad things and bad people, but the man in control of all that badness can minimize the devastation. Race has a plan, but can he prevent total annihilation without destroying himself? 

Brysen Carter has always seen the real Race—a guy too pretty, too smooth, and way too dangerous. Basking in his golden glow is very tempting, but Brysen knows she’ll eventually get burned. She has enough problems without the risky danger and mayhem that comes with a guy like Race. Too bad Brysen faces a threat close to home that might be more dangerous than anything The Point has ever produced.. And the only person interested in keeping her safe is the one man she can’t allow herself to have. 

Sometimes being bold is the only way to stay alive. But can she let Race save her life . . . if it means losing herself to him?


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What I thought about Better when He's Bold
Now that Novak is no longer king of the streets in The Point, it's Race and Nassir calling the shots and trying to hold onto their new positions.  There's a bit of tension between them, with Race struggling with his remaining shreds of integrity balanced with the need for violence to keep things from exploding, and Nassir just being a total badass. Taking over Novak's action might not be as easy as they think. 

Then there's Brysen.  Race has always been attracted to his sister Dovie's friend, and Brysen feels the same toward Race, except she's very aware of how much like Bax he can be. But that sort of attraction doesn't get ignored, and it isn't long before Brysen and Race are heating up the loft in the garage.

When life starts hammering at Brysen and she finds out some family secrets that could potentially end things between her and Race, it's her golden god Race who steps up to protect her, uncovering a vindictive plot that could have devastating consequences for all of the players living in The Point.

For me, the crown jewel in this story was the love story between Race and Brysen. Race is all kinds of sexy, and Brysen knows just how to get to him. I love it when the guy falls hard, and in spite of his dangerous position in The Point, he wants Brysen. Their scenes together really jumped off the page for me. There was a sense of "us against the world" when they came together, and that's some nice writing when in the midst of all this bad stuff going on, the two main characters can find their safe place in the loft of an garage.

Bax, Dovie and Titus from Better When He's Bad have nice roles in this installment in the series and I'm excited to get Titus's story in the next book in the series.

I love the grittiness of this world and these characters. While Better When He's Bold didn't have quite the same level of passion as the first book in the series, the love story between Race and Brysen was well worth the read.

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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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Kayla Fleming said...

So excited for this book to come out! I would use the gift card to buy this book and "Better When He's Bad". Clearly I'm behind on my book buying! Can't wait to read them, she's such a good author.

Trader Mare said...

Thanks for stopping by Kayla! Yes, Jay Crownover is a one of those 'must read now" authors for me! I love the realism of The Point and the characters! Good luck with the giveaway!