The Point guys are BACK!! Jay Crownover's "Better When He's Brave"
I was provided a copy by the publisher in exchange for an honest review.
Titus King has always seen his world in black and white. There is a firm right and wrong in his mind, 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 walking the straight and narrow seems far less important now. 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. This girl might be as dangerous to Titus as the guy trying to destroy the Point but he can’t walk away because he needs her—in more ways than one.
Reeve knows all about the threat trying to destroy The Point. She knows how ruthless, how vicious, and how cruel this new danger can be… and instead of running away, she wants to help. Reeve knows that 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.
In case anyone doesn't know it: I LOVE JAY CROWNOVER. Simple as that. I love everything that woman writes, so needless to say that when I got the chance to read this baby early, I was ecstatic about it. And not disappointed in the slightest.
This book is just amazing. Easy as that. I mean, the story, the characters, everything about it sucked you right in. I told Jay halfway through the story that I love how the story doesn't always just focus on one couple, but that we get to see glimpses of everyone we have come to fall in love with in the first books as well. And that was one major thing this book had going for it.
But let's take it one step at a time: the story! I loved it. I mean, come on, a hot cop?? There is nothing wrong with that at all. And Titus has peaked my interest already in the first two books, so I have been dying to read his book. And while Reeve didn't really leave on a good note when we last saw her, I truly loved having her back. And seeing more of her. The two of them are like two opposing magnets. They fight and make up, fight again and then fight some more. Maybe they are nice in between as well. I loved seeing their chemistry even when they fought, cause boy did they have it. You get all hot and bothered just reading about their exchanges, and I loved that. Titus, being the good guy he is, has troubles coming to terms with the fact that his behaviour towards Reeve might extend the actual "I wanna keep her save cause I'm a cop" feeling. I loved seeing their relationship turn from the hate-love thing it is to what it turns out to be.
Titus and Reeve are amazing character that we come to learn more about during the course of this book. We already knew a little bit about Titus from the previous books, but seeing him up close and personal actually makes me love him all the more. And Reeve. Boy, that woman didn't have it easy. Does it mean she only made right choices in life? Heck no, but when you hear her story, part of you gets it. Do you still hate her for what happened in book one (wanna keep this spoiler free): oh yes. But does a small part of me understand why? Yes, it does. And not only their relationship is exciting in this book. No, the overall story is amazing as well. I love the adventure and excitement in it, the dangerous game everyone seems to be playing. So yes, I immensely enjoyed that book.
I said it before but I will say it again. I loved seeing Bax, Dovie and all the others again. Simply because I can never get enough of them. Bax is still my favorite, I won't deny it, but his half brother definitely has a spot in my heart. For sure!!
Jay Crownover manages to deliver time and time again. There has never been a time when I have been disappointed by her. Ever. And I love it. I love her characters, her stories, everything about them basically. And I will devour them each and every time again!!!
So thank you, Jay Crownover, for being awesome, for making me want to have you as a friend just because you're amazing, and for writing books the way you do. Also, for being a great person. Cause I have been proven time and time again by you that you are.
So how many book boyfriends does this book get?? Yeah right, 5!