Sunday, August 9, 2015

Blog Tour with Excerpt, Review, Giveaway:Better When He's Brave by Jay Crownover

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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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About BETTER WHEN HE’S BRAVE:

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.



Excerpt 
Prove it.

Those odd, dark blue eyes flashed the challenge at me and I couldn’t resist it. Not the challenge or the girl. I didn’t like that she got under my skin. I hated that she was right at the center of this mess with Roark, and it really, really grated across my already taut nerves that even with no makeup on and looking like she hadn’t slept a wink, she was still the most gorgeous woman I had ever seen. I didn’t want to notice that. I didn’t want my dick to twitch when she touched me, but it did, which was going to make pretending to be infatuated with her easy and so much harder at the same time. She knew it too. 
Prove it.
Okay. I would prove the shit out of the fact that I could do what I had to do in order to make this scheme of mine work. I could pretend to like her, which really was the only thing that would be fake. I couldn’t reconcile the way my pulse leaped every time she turned that midnight-blue gaze on me with the fact that she had orchestrated a man’s murder. She was beautiful but she was also deadly. She was just as hard as this place we came from, and I’d had enough of the city hammering against my foundation, as it was. Lusting after a woman who had it in her to be just as cold, and just as calculating, as any other criminal I locked up on a day-to-day basis was nowhere for my head to be while I was on the brink of war with her deranged ex-lover.
I was pissed off when I bent my head toward her. I was mad at myself. I was mad at her. More than all of that, though, I was furious that either one of us had to be in this situation in the first place. Every time I turned around, another bad thing or bad person was nipping at my heels. It was getting harder and harder to stay a step ahead. Eventually I was going to trip up and go down and there would no one left with any kind of conscience in this place, no one left that cared about justice and righteousness.
That anger had my hands shaking as I reached up and used my thumbs to tilt her head back so her mouth was pointed up at me. I didn’t have much time to date, didn’t have the patience for a woman who didn’t understand that I was trying to save an entire city from itself and that this took up most of my attention and energy. The ones I did date were never just the right height, just the right size, and they sure as hell never looked as perfect and as tempting as this woman did. None of them had ever fit me the way she did and that pissed me off even more. 

What I thought about Better When He's Brave

Better When He's Brave is a cop and criminal love story that takes place in one of the most gritty and dangerous areas simply called "The Point".  Titus King has made it his life's mission to stay on the right side of the law in a place where corruption runs rampant and even good guys can have some very questionable behavior.  

When Reeve Black returns to The Point after leaving her witness protection program, she lays a bucket of trouble at Titus's feet, and he's just the type of guy that will take it on, just because it's the right thing to do.  Not only is Reeve a witness in the case against Novak, she's also the girl that facilitated Dovie's abduction back in Better When He's Bad, the first book in the series.  She's not well-liked by Bax, Race and their women, but Titus gives her his protection, because there's a whole lot of chemistry between them. Oh yeah,  a lot of chemistry.  

While Titus tries to flush out Roark, the dirty cop after Reeve, he's also trying to resist their obvious attraction between them.  But it's impossible, and once they give in to their feelings for each other, there are some other big issues to deal with, one involving a situation with Bax that had me saying --"oh Jay, you didn't go there!"  I liked that Jay Crownover has the guts to take the characters in this series into some super dangerous situations because those dangerous situations often have some very serious consequences.

There's a criminal to catch and a potential traitor in their midst that challenge Titus, but when it all comes down to it, both Titus and Reeve have the bravery needed to take this situation to its explosive conclusion.

I love this series. It's dark, gritty and doesn't paint the bad stuff with a romantic brush.  I like that about it.  But what I love the most about this series are the women.  They are strong and capable. They love their men with a passion that puts them right in the line of danger. And they don't take crap from anyone, even if that means they could get hurt too.

Jay Crownover does a great job of showing that love can exist in the most dangerous of places with this series, and Better When He's Brave does an awesome job of pushing that point home.

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And don’t miss the previous books in The Point Series!

Better WhenHe's Bad

BETTER WHEN HE’S BAD

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Better When Hes Bold

BETTER WHEN HE’S BOLD

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 Jay Crownover

    

About 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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2 comments:

Trader Mare said...

Favorite love interest? That's tough but I will say that I really liked Reeve...She's strong and brave too, just as much as the guys. Of the guys so far, I'd say Bax, but I'm waiting to see what Nassir can get into... :-)

KP Simmon said...

Thank you so much!