June 27, 2019 by kissandtellbookblog
Book Boyfriend: 💋💋💋💋💋
Case Lawton is your quintessential “All-American” guy. He’s extremely good looking, body of a god, and athletic. Case is also a doting father and fiercely protective of those he cares about, including the city he lives in. He holds a grudge and sometimes acts before thinking. Case has a hot-temper that leads him to speak/yell before thinking about what he is saying. He is loyal to a fault and selfless beyond measure to those that are close to him. 💙🤠He definitely pushed all my buttons!🤠💙
Strong Female Lead: 💋💋💋💋.5
Aspen Barlow was the “weird girl” in high school. She moved to Loveless from Chicago and refused to wear anything other than black. Aspen was her own person and didn’t like to conform to what others thought. She is incredibly smart, oddly pretty, and extremely independent. Aspen moves back to Loveless to help those in need, the underdog. She’s passionate about what she believes in and doesn’t back down from anyone. But Aspen is lonely because she never truly found where she fit in.
The plot had a lot of buildup and background that I enjoyed reading. It was a romance within a mystery which was cool. There were some definite unpredictable parts to the story which added flavor. I had a hard time putting it down once I started because the plot just engaged you and you felt like you really got to know the characters.
Steamy Factor: 💋💋💋
With Jay there is always going to be some VERY steamy scenes but there weren’t many in this book. Don’t get me wrong, the ones that are in there are… whew, fan yourself hot and detailed.🔥🔥
I am a big fan of Jay’s books and this one did not disappoint. I absolutely loved the characters and the balance between humor and depth. It was well-written and kept me reading all day. I had a hard time putting it down because I never knew what would happen next. The mystery within the story had some twists throughout and some I did not see coming. I LOVED that part because some books can be predictable. I also like when she connects characters and storylines from other books. It was a quick by meaningful read that I would ❤️highly recommend❤️.
Book Summary from author:
Case Lawton comes from a family of criminals. So as the sheriff of Loveless, Texas, he’s determined to do everything by the book–until he’s called to Aspen Barlow’s office after a so-called break-in. The last thing he wants to do is help the woman who cost him custody of his son. But Aspen isn’t the heartless lawyer Case remembers, and he starts to question his long-held grudge…
Aspen is scared for her life, and Case is her last hope for protection. But to get him on her side, she’ll have to reveal the painful truth from all those years ago. Now, as they work together to track down a dangerous criminal, Case and Aspen learn to trust each other. And as the threats escalate, it becomes clear there’s a thin line between love and hate… because there’s nothing Case wouldn’t do to keep her safe.
★★★ NEW RELEASE ★★★
JUSTIFIED by Jay Crownover is available now!
The New York Times bestselling author of the Marked Men series delivers an “emotional, unforgettable” (Lori Wilde) romance about a rugged Texas sheriff who must protect the woman who was once his sworn enemy…
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About JAY CROWNOVER:
Jay Crownover is the international and multiple New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of the Marked Men Series, The Saints of Denver Series, The Point Series, Breaking Point Series, and the Getaway Series. Her books can be found translated in many different languages all around the world. She is a tattooed, crazy haired Colorado native who lives at the base of the Rockies with her awesome dogs. This is where she can frequently be found enjoying a cold beer and Taco Tuesdays. Jay is a self-declared music snob and outspoken book lover who is always looking for her next adventure, between the pages and on the road.
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