Thursday, January 9, 2020

Review-Justified / It's All About That Cowboy (Loveless, Texas #1) by Jay Crownover

Publisher: Forever
Published: June 25, 2019
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Source: Finished copy for review
Rating: 5 stars

The New York Times bestselling author of the Marked Men series delivers a romance about a rugged Texas sheriff who must protect the woman who was once his sworn enemy...

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.

Includes It's All About That Cowboy, a bonus novella by Carly Bloom!

Wow. So I’ve been in a HUGE book funk lately and nothing has caught my attention. Then I decided to go ahead and see what Justified was all about and ended up connecting with the characters within the very first page. Now I’m done and don’t know what to do with myself while I wait for Unforgiven to come out next month.

I guess it could be worse; I could have had to wait much longer if I read this when it first came out. Justified kind of has a enemies to lovers trope to it but that quickly changes when our heroine, Aspen, life’s endanger. We’ve got a hot-shot attorney and a sexy-as-sin sheriff who will stop at nothing to make sure the woman whom he loves to hate, is safe.

I’ve been a long time buyer of Crownover’s books. But I’m sad to admit I’ve never read any of them. That’s about to change fast. I loved Aspen and I equally loved Case. I liked how the two had so much history, that the next logical step was to get together. Even if they did sort of loathe each other.

This is a start of a new series and while the couple from this book have an ending romantic story line, there’s still a bigger picture to the story as a whole. I, for one, am mighty excited to get Kody and Hill’s story next. I was able to read a preview of their book, and oh man, I already know they’ll break me! Readers of romantic suspense and on going storylines will enjoy this.

Sidenote: I seriously thought I was broken. I’m a lifelong bookworm and for the entire month of December I was able to fully immerse myself in a good book. I’m glad Jay has finally taken me out of that funk!

*Thank you to the publisher for providing a copy for an honest and unbiased opinion. All thoughts and opinions are subjective but my own.

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About the Author:
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, and The Point and Breaking Point 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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