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Cover Reveal: Two-Man Advantage: Toni Aleo

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Genre: M/M Sports Romance 

Wells Lemiere knew the moment he saw Matty Haverbrooke, he had to have him. Matty was quiet, he was talented, he was beautiful, and Wells couldn’t stay away.

As the youngest and most talented son of the NHL Commissioner, Matty had found the burden of family expectations almost too heavy to carry on even his broad shoulders. He had no intention of getting involved in a relationship with Wells. But the heart he’d given up for dead had other ideas.

Their affair was intense and overwhelming, but when Matty couldn’t bring himself to come out and admit he wanted a public future with the man he loved, Wells had no choice but to honor his vow to live openly…and leave Matty behind.

But then he learns Wells is marrying another, and Matty knows he can't let that happen. Can he throw down his gloves and embrace his future with both hands? Or will he pull the door to his closet shut once more?

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They are all about different Assassins players and couples but the characters do cross over.

      
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Falling for the Backup(#3.5), A Very Merry Hockey Holiday (#6.5), Wanting to Forget (#6.6) , and Twenty-Two (#11.5) are novellas.

My name is Toni Aleo and I’m a total dork.
I am a wife, mother of two and a bulldog, and also a hopeless romantic.
I am the biggest Shea Weber fan ever, and can be found during hockey season with my nose pressed against the Bridgestone Arena’s glass, watching my Nashville Predators play!
When my nose isn’t pressed against the glass, I enjoy going to my husband and son’s hockey games, my daughter’s dance competition, hanging with my best friends, taking pictures, scrapbooking, and reading the latest romance novel.
I have a slight Disney and Harry Potter obsession, I love things that sparkle, I love the color pink, I might have been a Disney Princess in a past life… probably Belle.
… and did I mention I love hockey?

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Release Reviews: Bountiful: Sarina Bowen


Bountiful (True North #4)
Sarina Bowen
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Release Date October 20, 2017

No last names. No life stories. Those were the rules.

Once upon a time a cocky, copper-haired tourist sauntered into Zara’s bar. And even though she knew better, Zara indulged in a cure for the small-town blues. It was supposed to be an uncomplicated fling—a few sizzling weeks before he went back to his life, and she moved on. 

Until an accidental pregnancy changed her life. 

Two years later, she’s made peace with the notion that Dave No-Last-Name will never be found. Until one summer day when he walks into her coffee shop, leveling her with the same hot smile that always renders her defenseless.

Dave Beringer has never forgotten the intense month he spent with prickly Zara. Their nights together were the first true intimacy he’d ever experienced. But the discovery of his child is the shock of a lifetime, and his ugly past puts relationships and family out of reach.

Or does it? Vermont’s countryside has a way of nurturing even tortured souls. The fields and the orchards—and hard won love—are Bountiful.

We have been waiting to learn more about the private Zara, especially the identity of her mystery baby-daddy. In my mind I had fingered one of Griffin's cousins, but oh what a delightful revelation that it really is a redheaded out-of-towner from Brooklyn...as in Brooklyn Bruisers! Hello, ingenious series cross over! With that being said, you can read this book as a stand alone, but fans of both series will see some familiar names and faces.

Zara was running her uncle's bar, The Mountain Goat, when Dave Beringer strolled in. He was in Vermont for two months on vacation with teammates and was attracted to Zara. They ended up sharing a life changing tryst, but not too much of their personal history. And then it was over. 

But it changed Zara's life in both scary and good ways. Two years later, her life is totally different when her ex-lover strolls back in to her life. And he has no idea how it is about to change his. 

I really liked spirited and sassy Zara. She was kind of a mess in the past, as she was a bit heartbroken, lost, guarded, pickly, and was lacking direction. And she is now more settled, responsible, and more open. Dave was funny, sexy, and bossy in the past. He had it all together with a single minded focus on his hockey career and was not looking for a real relationship or any kind of future. But in the present his life is in a bit more of a precarious spot and he is also about to find out some information that will totally send him spinning. 

Their histories have influenced how they look at relationships. And time and circumstances have changed them and provided opportunities for growth. It is hard to trust in themselves and the other. Dave especially never expected to be in the position he finds himself in. And they have more people interested in the outcome than just themselves. They have families and friends nosing into their business and pushing them. Their lives are built in different places. And they have to figure out the best way to take care of what matters most. It's about priorities, trust, home, family, and believing in yourself and someone else. 

I was already interested in Zara's story after getting teasers in other books. I enjoyed being back Tuxbury, Vermont and spending time with all of our old friends and also the cameos of some Brooklyn friends. The familiarity made it a comfy read that was easy to get lost in with her storytelling. But this one was not quite as emotional and challenging as some of the other books. It deals more with real life situations, parenting, and responsibilities, but also has some steam and swoon.

I was gifted a copy in exchange for an honest review. 
Zara thought she and Dave were having no strings fun. And they were. They did. Until he left town at the end of the summer but left something neither had planned for behind. She picks up, changes her plans, and moves along with her knew path, making that unexpected baby the center of her whole world.

Two years later he returns with memories of that summer in his head and is shocked to find he has a child. Children and a family were not on his radar after the nightmare of a childhood he survived. But now that he knows the possibility is there, he questions everything he thought about his future.

I love that Zara is so independent. She looked for Dave, but didn’t pin her hopes on tracking him down and when she couldn’t find him, she changed her direction to fit the new path her life would follow. She is a problem solver and at her heart, a fiercely independent, strong woman. Though she knows she can rely on her family for help (and does) she wishes she could do things on her own.

I loved watching these two during their carefree summer, and again in the present as they work through the landmines that happen when a surprise baby arrives. I had to laugh as Dave steps over his own feet so many times, making things between him and Zara so much more difficult than they needed to be simply because he was walking brand new territory.

This was such fun to read both as a continuation of the True North series and a bit of a spin off from the Brooklyn Bruisers series. I loved seeing Leo Trevi and other Brooklyn Bruisers teammates as they take turns vacationing with Dave in Vermont. Dave’s sister was also a hoot, as her reaction to learning of Nicole’s existence was such a 180 from Dave’s.

I sped through this book with a grin on my face. Every moment was entertaining, both watching Zara be strong on her own and let someone else shoulder her burdens. I always knew her story would be a good one, especially when she refused to name the father of her baby. She is a feisty one, and her story fit her to a T. I love returning to Sarina’s Vermont, especially when these releases fall during Autumn, and Bittersweet continues the True North tradition wonderfully.

I was gifted a copy in exchange for an honest review.

Some sixteen months and two additional books since first meeting (and getting intrigued by) the plucky, prickly, and dauntless bartender/manager and ex-hookup of one of the main characters in Bittersweet, the first novel in Sarina Bowen’s True North series, the fourth book in the series, Bountiful, finally tells this woman’s story. Not only does this installment live up to all the great storytelling and character development I’ve grown to expect from this author, it builds upon my favorite setting found within any of her series in such a way that there’s no reason for me to believe there won’t be more stories to come.

Before I get further in my review of Bountiful, it is worth pointing out that even though Zara’s story has been touched on throughout the first three books of the series, no prior experience with the series is necessary in order to enjoy this novel, because all of the important parts are told again here, this time directly from her perspective. The set-up details a summer fling she has with an out-of-town patron of the bar, one that, by design, is meant to be no-strings and no-personal-details fun with an incredibly hot man. Of course, nothing ever goes as planned when it comes to these sorts of happenings in Romancelandia. Sure, Zara has a good time with Dave and realizes just how well they fit together, but she refuses to follow in the footsteps of her mother, pining after a man who’s unavailable—after all, Dave lives in Brooklyn and is only in Vermont on vacation. When the time comes for the fling to end, they part amicably, though it isn’t without longing for what might have been. It’s time to keep the good memories and move on, but it isn’t long before Zara discovers Dave left more than just memories behind. She’s pregnant. And though she makes as much of an effort as she can to find Dave to let him know, “Dave in Brooklyn” isn’t enough of a lead.

Of course, the reader knows who Dave is from the start because the story is told from both characters’ perspectives, and fans of this author’s other works will quickly figure out that the hockey player “Dave in Brooklyn” ties directly into another of her series, the Brooklyn Bruisers series. Two years after their initial encounter, Dave returns during his off-season hoping to remind himself of everything he enjoyed about Vermont, including Zara. The fact that he hasn’t been able to get her out of his mind for such a long time is unusual for him because his awful childhood experiences put him in a mental place where one-and-done is all he usually goes for when it comes to relationships. And there’s no way he could ever be a family man. Guess who’s in for a shock to start his vacation?

As has always been the case in my experiences with reading Sarina Bowen’s books—I’m well into the double digits now—Bountiful contains an interesting and heartfelt story that’s told in her nearly flawless and seemingly effortless style. I must admit that this is the first romance I’ve read that has involved an unplanned pregnancy (there just aren’t that many cases of getting knocked up to be found in gay romances… duh), and in retrospect, there are so many ways I can imagine this trope being unpalatable to me. In this case, for one, it would have driven me crazy if being a single mother had been too much for Zara to handle, simply because it would have contradicted everything about her character. Fortunately, that isn’t the case. Zara’s independence and perseverance are her foundation, and though she has a good support system within her family, it’s her tenacity that makes it work.

It’s also true that I didn’t quite feel the romance as much in Bountiful as I did in other books in this series. The characters and their emotions are believable enough, but, as in real life, the bulk of the story revolves around the toddler. Dave and Zara’s chemistry continues to be readily apparent, but because of the baby and Zara’s work schedule, not to mention a few miscues between them, particularly by Dave in trying to rekindle the heat they had before, it’s a long time before they get over the hurdles. That certainly does not mean this isn’t a satisfying story. It’s just not as much a romance as it might have been. That being said, the plethora of scenes involving Mr. Clueless Hockey Hottie interacting with the baby certainly had that wonderful “aww” factor. In fact, I was a little concerned that my nonexistent ovaries had been awakened at one point while reading. *grin*

Even though I believe those who are unfamiliar with the works of this author would still find Bountiful to be an enjoyable read, I’m not certain that this book is the best place for such a reader to be introduced to this author’s spectacular storytelling. For the well-initiated, there are a lot of cameos and “Easter eggs” to be found within this novel’s pages, and they aren’t just characters from this series, or course, considering Dave’s backstory. While these other characters do not play hugely significant roles, there are a lot of names to be found, a fact that might cause a new reader to try needlessly to keep them in mind. Of course, there’s a simple solution: read all the books in order. They’re certainly all worth the time.

And speaking of time, while the first three books in this series focused on members of a particular family found within this lush and rich setting the author has developed, Zara doesn’t belong to this family, so developing her character and bringing her family into the setting makes it all the more enjoyable. There really is potential for several more stories to come in this universe, possibly from either family. And if she chooses to continue, I will eagerly read them. Perhaps that fact is one of the extra meanings the author had when calling this novel Bountiful?

The author generously provided me a complimentary copy of Bountiful in exchange for this fair and honest review.
Bittersweet (True North #1)
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If you can’t stand the heat, get out of the orchard.

The last person Griffin Shipley expects to find stuck in a ditch on his Vermont country road is his ex-hookup. Five years ago they’d shared a couple of steamy nights together. But that was a lifetime ago.

At twenty-seven, Griff is now the accidental patriarch of his family farm. Even his enormous shoulders feel the strain of supporting his mother, three siblings and a dotty grandfather. He doesn’t have time for the sorority girl who’s shown up expecting to buy his harvest at half price.

Vermont was never in Audrey Kidder’s travel plans. Neither was Griff Shipley. But she needs a second chance with the restaurant conglomerate employing her. Okay—a fifth chance. And no self-righteous lumbersexual farmer will stand in her way.

They’re adversaries. They want entirely different things from life. Too bad their sexual chemistry is as hot as Audrey’s top secret enchilada sauce, and then some.


Steadfast (True North #2)
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She’s the only one who ever loved him—and the only one he can never have.

Jude lost everything one spring day when he crashed his car into an apple tree on the side of the road. A man is dead, and there's no way he can ever right that wrong. He’d steer clear of Colebury, Vermont forever if he could. But an ex-con in recovery for his drug addiction can’t find a job just anywhere.

For Sophie Haines, coming face to face with the man who broke her heart is gut-wrenching. Suddenly, he’s everywhere she turns. It’s hard not to stare at how much he’s changed. The bad boy who used to love her didn’t have big biceps and sun-kissed hair. And he’d never turn up to volunteer in the church kitchen.

She knows it’s foolish to yearn for the man who returned all the heartsick letters she wrote him in prison. But the looks he sends her now speak volumes.

No one wants to see Sophie and Jude back together, least of all Sophie's police chief father. But it's a small town. And forbidden love is a law unto itself.


Keepsake (True North #3)
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There's a first time for everything.

Lark Wainwright used to be fearless. Her life was a series of adventures, each one more exhilarating than the last. But her recent overseas adventure was one too many. Now she’s home and in one piece. Mostly. But her nights are filled with terror.

When her best friend offers her a stay at the orchard in exchange for help at the farmers’ markets, Lark jumps at the chance to spend fall in Vermont. But her nightmares don’t stop. Desperate to keep her fragile state a secret, she relies on the most soft-spoken resident of the Shipley Farm to soothe her when her dreams prove too much.

Zachariah is a survivor, too. It’s been four years since he was tossed aside by the polygamist cult where he grew up. He’s found a peaceful existence on the Shipley’s farm, picking apples and fixing machinery. But getting thrown away by your own people at nineteen leaves a mark on a guy. He doesn’t always know what to make of a world where movie quotes are the primary means of communication. Before hitchhiking to Vermont, he’d never watched TV or spoken on the phone.

Actually, there are a lot of things he’s never done.

Zach and Lark slowly grow to trust one another. One night they become even closer than they’d planned. But Lark may still be too broken to trust anyone. When she pushes Zach away, he will have to prove to himself that he's good for much more than farm labor.


This is also crosses over with the Brooklyn Bruisers hockey series. 

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The first novel in a sexy new series featuring the hockey players of the Brooklyn Bruisers and the women who win their hearts—from the USA Today bestselling author of the Ivy Years series.

In high school they were the perfect couple—until the day Georgia left Leo in the cold...

Hockey player Leo Trevi has spent the last six years trying to do two things: get over the girl who broke his heart, and succeed in the NHL. But on the first day he’s called up to the newly franchised Brooklyn Bruisers, Leo gets checked on both sides, first by the team’s coach—who has a long simmering grudge, and then by the Bruisers’ sexy, icy publicist—his former girlfriend Georgia Worthington.

Saying goodbye to Leo was one of the hardest things Georgia ever had to do—and saying hello again isn’t much easier. Georgia is determined to keep their relationship strictly professional, but when a press conference microphone catches Leo declaring his feelings for her, things get really personal, really fast...



Hard Hitter  (Brooklyn Bruisers #2)
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He’s a fighter in the rink, but he’s about to learn that playing nice can help you score... 

As team captain and enforcer, Patrick O'Doul puts the bruise in the Brooklyn Bruisers. But after years of hard hits, O'Doul is feeling the burn, both physically and mentally. He conceals his pain from his coach and trainers, but when his chronic hip injury becomes too obvious to ignore, they send him for sessions with the team’s massage therapist.

After breaking up with her long-term boyfriend, Ari Bettini is in need of peace of mind. For now, she’s decided to focus on her work: rehabilitating the Bruisers’ MVP. O'Doul is easy on the eyes, but his reaction to her touch is ice cold. Ari is determined to help O'Doul heal, but as the tension between them turns red hot, they both learn that a little TLC does the body good... 



Pipe Dreams  (Brooklyn Bruisers #3)
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A goalie has to trust his instincts, even when taking a shot to the heart…


Mike Beacon is a champion at defending the net, but off the ice, he’s not so lucky. A widower and a single father, he’s never forgotten Lauren Williams, the ex who gave him the best year of his life. When Lauren reappears in the Bruisers office during the playoffs, Beacon sees his chance to make things right.


Lauren hates that she’s forced to travel with the team she used to work for and the man who broke her heart. There’s still undeniable sexual tension running between her and Mike, but she won’t go down that road again. She’s focused on her plans for the future—she doesn’t need a man to make her dreams of motherhood come true.

Lauren plays her best defensive game, but she’s no match for the dark-eyed goalie. When the field of play moves to Florida, things heat up on the beach.

One of Mike’s biggest fans doesn’t approve—his teenage daughter. But a true competitor knows not to waste the perfect shot at love. 
Sarina Bowen

Sarina Bowen is a USA Today bestselling author of contemporary romance and New Adult fiction from the wilds of Vermont.

Her Ivy Years and Brooklyn Bruisers books are hockey romance novels. These two connected series began breaking hearts in 2014 with The Year We Fell Down. See http://www.sarinabowen.com for updates.

With Elle Kennedy, Sarina is the author of the RITA®-award-winning Him, and its sequel, Us.

For lovers of angsty snowboarders, Sarina also writes the Gravity series, featuring snow sports heroes.

Sarina enjoys skiing, coffee products and a nice glass of wine. She lives with her family, six chickens and more ski gear and hockey equipment than seems necessary.
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Blog Tour and Giveaway Dignity: Jay Crownover

DIGNITY (The Breaking Point #2)
Jay Crownover
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Release Date October 17, 2017


Looks can be deceiving.

I knew that most people took one look at the ink and the impossibly big and strong body it covered and decided I was a brawler…a bruiser…a beast. However, I was hardwired to be a thinker, not a fighter—my mind being my greatest weapon and my biggest weakness.

I should have chosen to use my brain and talents to be one of the good guys, a hero, a man with dignity and worth.

I turned my back on dignity and sold my soul to the highest bidder, deciding to dance with the devil, instead.

I couldn’t figure out how to help myself, so there was zero chance I knew how to save someone else.

That someone else was Noe Lee. She was the unkempt, unruly thief who was just as smart as I was and twice as street savvy. She was annoyingly adorable beneath the dirt and grime and she was in trouble. In way over her head, I told myself it wasn’t my job to keep her from drowning. In the Point, it was sink or swim and I wasn’t the designated lifeguard on duty.

I had shut the door in her face, but now she’s gone…vanished…disappeared without a trace. It took less than a second for me to realize that I wanted her back.

When a woman comes along that melts all the frozen, hard things you’re made of, you’ll do anything you have to, to bring her home.

What you see is not always what you get…and with a man like me there is more than anyone ever bargained for.

Noe Lee gained an enemy in Snowden Stark when she robbed his apartment. But when she ends up in trouble with people after her, she has no one else to turn to for help. 

Stark did not expect to see the tiny, mighty homeless girl again that took all of his tech stuff, and his first reaction was to refuse to take on the situation. But when he had second thoughts, he realized his indecision just put her in more immediate danger. So soon he is invested in trying to get her back safe and sound. 

Stark is a brilliant, analytical tech genius who has his own sense of honor especially when it comes to taking down predators. He is big, tatted, and intimidating, but also a bit socially awkward and hot geek. He is good with computers, but not necessarily people. He has guilt from his past and has kept his emotions buried so he is more machine than man. But something about Noe and his guilt from refusing her brings out more of his emotions.

Noe has had her own painful past. She is a survivor, and is strong, smart, and resourceful. She is a talented techie in her own right so can appreciate Stark's skills. She is good at running and disappearing, but this time she is in way over her head.

I found Stark fascinating as he is one of those broody, quirky guys that I cannot help but love. And Noe is a force to be reckoned with. I love how they challenged the other. The situation they are dealing with is far reaching with many variables. They are surrounded by corrupt people, danger, and threats. Stark has decided to take on the role of Noe's protector and vows to get revenge on the players involved. But he cannot do it alone. 

Both have damaged hearts, fears, and insecurities. But since they can usually find out information on anyone with their hacking and research skills, keeping their own secrets won't last long. And The Point is a place where hope and faith are hard to find.  But sometimes a little  sweetness can be found when least expected. And sometimes broken pieces can be mended together.

They are a catalyst for change with each other. She brings him back to life and unleashes his full potential he has been guarding. While he wants to make her feel safe and accepted. But they are both used to being alone and relying on themselves, so it is not always easy to navigate and to believe in. Their pasts keep bleeding into the present. During the process they both have to deal with their demons and their coping mechanisms are often to withdraw into themselves or focus on the mission. But what they really want is to truly matter to someone and be seen and loved for who they really are...flaws, past, and all. They both need to be reminded of their own self worth and find purpose.

It brings back the tough and complex men of the Point, Nassir, Race, Bax, Booker, Bax, Benny, Chuck, and Titus. And also the strong women Keelyn, Brysen, and Dovie who keep them in check. There is no black and white in the Point, just shades of grey. You have to have villains in order to have heroes, and most of these characters are a bit of both. They all want the Point to be a better place, they just go about it different ways. The Point still may be dark and nefarious, but there is more light and hope moving in all the time.

I cannot wait for Booker and Karsen's book. It has been a long time coming!

I was gifted a copy in exchange for an honest review. 
Snowden Stark regretted the moment he slammed the door in Noe Lee’s face. Now she is missing and he can’t get her out of his mind. She wouldn’t have knocked on his door if she wasn’t in trouble and now she’s missing.

Stark is a hard man to get a bead on. He is used to keeping himself closed off and separate from even the people he considers friends. That’s just the way it is in the Point. It’s also the only thing that has kept him safe from those who are after him. He is a tech genius, though he tries to keep those skills hidden.

Noe is used to living on the streets, relying on no one but herself. Passing herself as a boy to go even more unnoticed, she isn’t used to being a target. She is tough and resourceful, as she has learned to be in order to survive the Point.

Two people who don’t trust make for an interesting read, simply because though they feel an attraction, neither is willing to let down any walls to simply scratch an itch. As it becomes impossible to hold back secrets, the walls crumble around these two. I couldn’t help but feel like I was watching their worlds implode as they spent more time together and those secrets were pushed into the open. These two are used to relying on themselves and letting others in isn’t an easy task. Nor is moving beyond the pasts that have shaped them into who they are now.

The Point is a rough place to live -- that has been established, but it is becoming clearer that each person who lives there has very different reasons for choosing the Point as their home. Because each of these characters has very purposely chosen to live here, whether it was such a simple choice in the beginning or not, it is definitely a choice now. As we get further into this series, it is becoming clearer that the good guys are not all good, and the villains are not all bad. I cannot wait to see what Booker and Karsen have in store in their book, as quite a bit has been teased as Karsen has grown up and headed to college. 

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I was dragging ass when I took the stairs up to Booker’s unit. Typically, I could run up the three flights and not even get winded, but I was running on fumes and the last traces of adrenaline. My brain was fuzzy, and my normally sharp thoughts felt scattered and unruly. The past and the present were at war in my mind, and the battle for which one made me feel worse was raging.
I made my way through the quiet loft listening for any sound that would indicate Noe was up and moving around. When I got closer to the bedroom, I heard the shower running and swear words chasing the steam out of the open door. It was going to be painful for a while when the water sluiced over her wounds. The thought had me squeezing my eyes closed and clenching my hands into fists. Just because tough things didn’t break didn’t mean they couldn’t be damaged, dented, and scratched. The fact Noe was currently suffering so much wear and tear because of me scraped across my skin and dug into my belly like sharp knives.
I was turning to walk out of the room so she could finish in peace when the running water went silent and her swearing ramped up a notch. I heard her banging around in the bathroom and then she yelled, “Booker, I need a towel! I’m dripping all over your floor.”
I opened my mouth to tell her Booker was gone and that I would go find her one. I didn’t need her poking through his stuff and running across a submachine gun or a rocket launcher. My brain was ping-ponging between annoyance that she’d called for Booker instead of me and the unrelenting image of her, naked, wet, and dripping onto the tile. I wasn’t a guy prone to fantasy, but damn if I didn’t get all kinds of caught up in the thought of her pretty olive skin glistening with moisture from head to toe. I needed to get away from her. I needed space so I could find a way to wrap armor back around all the soft parts of me she exposed.
I was shaking my head to marshal my thoughts back in order when I heard her swear again. Suddenly, like I conjured her out of a dream, Noe was standing in the pocket doorway of the bathroom wearing nothing more than a scowl of irritation and shimmery, shiny water droplets. Her midnight-colored eyebrows shot up to her hairline, and a bright pink flush stained the top of her chest and crawled up her neck into her face. She didn’t lift her hands to cover herself. She stood as still as I was, not moving at all under my furious and hungry gaze.
I wanted to be polite and look away. I told myself it was rude to stare and that the last thing she needed was some guy she barely knew gawking at her like she was a priceless work of art on a museum wall. I berated myself for this invasion of privacy but none of the lecturing or preaching did any good. The only way I could have torn my eyes off that petite frame, with it’s perfectly perky breasts and slightly rounded hips, was if someone slapped them out of my head. I couldn’t blink. I was scared to breathe. I felt like if I moved at all she would bolt like a startled deer, and I needed another second, another minute, another hour, to memorize every single part of her.
She was small, but all the parts added up to perfection. Seeing her like this, stripped bare with nothing to hide behind, I couldn’t believe I’d ever been stupid enough think she was a boy. Everything about her was delicate, feminine, and soft. The hollow of her neck, the elegant curve of her shoulders, the flare of her hips and the fullness of her ass. Her legs weren’t long, but they were toned and shapely. She was the very definition of good things coming in small packages and all I wanted to do was wrap her up and put her on a shelf that was too high and too hard to reach for anyone but me.
Choking on possession and a surge of lust unlike anything I’d ever felt, I belatedly turned my back on her and muttered thickly, “I used all the towels in there last night when I cleaned you up. I’ll go find where Booker keeps the extras.”
She moved. I felt it. The current that ran between us pulsed and throbbed with something hot. I heard her bare feet on the carpet and it took every ounce of willpower I possessed to keep my feet planted and my back turned. She was naked in a room with a very big bed and I was a man who never had such a visceral reaction to anyone…ever. If I had a switch, Noe Lee was the only person who had ever come along and flipped it. I was the actual definition of turned on when I had been off for most of my life.
HONOR (The Breaking Point #1)
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Don't be fooled.

Don't make excuses for me.

I am not a good man.

I've seen things no one should, done things no one should talk about. Honor and conscience have no place in my life. But I've fought and I've survived. I've had to.

The first time I saw her dancing on that seedy stage in that second rate club, I felt my heart pulse for the first time. Keelyn Foster was too young, too vibrant for this place, and I knew in an instant that I would make her mine. But first I had to climb my way to the top. I had to have something more to offer her.

I'm here now, money is no object and I have no equal. Except for her. She's disappeared. But don't worry, I will find her and claim her. She will be mine.

Like I said, don't be fooled. I am not the devil in disguise… I'm the one front and center.
The Breaking Point series is a spin-off of the Welcome to the Point Series…


A note from Jay Crownover...

The Welcome to the Point series takes place in a fictitious inner city I just nicknamed “the Point.” The idea being it can be in any city, any rough part of town, and any run-down neighborhood the reader can see or relate to in their mind’s eye. The locale is the ultimate “wrong side of the tracks.” This series is a little darker, a little grittier, and a whole lot more fanciful than my Marked Men series.

The last three Point books are going to have a different look and different titles so they are going to be their own trilogy called the Breaking Point.

BETTER WHEN HE’S BAD

(Welcome to the Point #1)
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Kim and Rachel's 4.5 star reviews and Tammy's 4.5 star review

Better WhenHe's Bad

BETTER WHEN HE’S BOLD
(Welcome to the Point #2)
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Kim and Rachel's 4.5 star reviews and Tammy's 4.5 star review

Better When Hes Bold


BETTER WHEN HE'S BRAVE
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Kim and Rachel's 4.5 star reviews



More coming in the BREAKING POINT series!
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, the 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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