Downfall by Jay Crownover


April 2, 2019 by kissandtellbookblog

img_3645Contemporary Romance by Jay Crownover
Stand Alone (has connections to The Breaking Point Series and Welcome to the Point Series)

Book Boyfriend: 💋💋💋💋💋
Solomon “Solo” Sanders is your quintessential bad boy with tattoos all over his body, a ripped body with signs of fighting, and the neighborhood he lives in.  He is also caring, protective and wants to do the right thing. Solo pays to take care of his mom who suffered a tragic accident when he was just a teenager. He looks out for the people in his apartment building and walks the straight and narrow as best he can in a corrupted neighborhood.  Solo is smart and good with his hands  😉. I fell in love with him at the start of the book and just kept falling.

Strong Female Lead: 💋💋💋💋
Orley Vincent is a young, gorgeous single mom on the run from a past that can catch up to her at any moment.  She grew up in wealth and privilege and sticks out like a sore thumb in the slums she now calls home. Orley has always had all her decisions made for her and was shown no love as a child.  When she runs aways, she is timid and scared of her own shadow. As she learns to trust the right people and lean on the good people that live in the crappy town, she grows as a person. By the end she is fiesty and stands up for herself.

Plot: 💋💋💋💋.5
The plot fit in with the other The Point series books which I enjoyed.  However, in this book the leading male remains true to himself and stays the hero.  Solo truly is a good guy and lives by the law – except for some unsanctioned fights put on by the devil.  Everyone has their weakness. I loved the storyline with the little girl, Noble, and her infectious smile and personality.

Steamy Factor: 💋💋💋
There is ALWAYS steam with Jay Crownover and this book is no different.  It gets graphic in some parts but there aren’t many.

Overall: 💋💋💋💋.5
I really enjoyed this book and finished it in two sittings.  It was a quick, easy read that had depth. I loved the characters and enjoyed the characters from other books (the devil, the boss, etc.) making an appearance.  I thought the storyline was original and I loved how Solo stayed above the law even when it was so easy for him not to. I enjoyed watching both characters grow as individuals and as a couple.  My favorite part was the adorable little girl though.

Book Summary from author:
Solomon Sanders doesn’t have time to fall in love. Until a stunning, skittish, single mother forces him to pause and recognize just how empty and hollow his busy life has become.

From the start, it’s been ingrained in Solo’s DNA to fight.

Fight for what he believes is right.

Fight for the people he loves.

Fight for the traces of good in a place which tends to be filled with a variety of bad.

Fight for survival, so at some point, his life will quiet down and find a normal pace.

He wasn’t ready for the impact his secretive, shy, obviously out of place new neighbor was going to have on him. And never in a million years was he prepared to fall head over heels for her and her young daughter.

Now, he’s facing the most important, and the hardest fight he’s ever fought… the battle to win Orley’s damaged heart.

Orley Vincent’s heart is full of fear, leaving no space for love. Until a big, brash, brawler of a man forces his way in and makes her realize facing her fears is the only way she can ever be free.

From the start, Orley was groomed to believe she wasn’t good enough.

She wasn’t the perfect daughter. Or student. Or girlfriend.

But, she has always been the best mother she could be to her daughter, Noble.

Keeping Noble safe has always been the one thing she was determined to do, which ironically, is how she ended up on the wrong side of the tracks, living next door to an unlikely hero. Orley’s a woman on the run. She had no idea her frantic sprint was going to land her in the tattooed arms of a man ready to teach her how to fight for herself… and for love.

One thought on “Downfall by Jay Crownover

  1. Jessica says:

    Thank you so much for sharing! ~Jessica, InkSlinger PR

    Liked by 1 person

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