Thursday, February 27, 2020

Unforgiven by Jay Crownover

From the New York Times bestselling author of the Marked Men series comes an irresistible and suspenseful romance between a tough Texas Ranger and his first love—a woman in danger who insists she doesn't need his protection.

Hill Gamble is a model lawman: cool and collected, with a confident swagger to boot. Too bad all that Texas charm hasn't gotten him anywhere in his personal life, especially since the only girl he ever loved has always been off-limits. But then Hill is assigned to investigate her father's mysterious death, and he's forced back to the town—and the woman—he left behind.

When Hill left Loveless, he broke Kody Lawton's already battered heart. And now that he's working on her father's case, avoiding him is impossible. She can handle Hill and her unwanted feelings—until he puts his life on the line to protect her. Suddenly, Kody realizes that Hill could be taken away from her... for good.

Includes the bonus novella Cowboy to the Rescue by A.J. Pine!

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Book 2
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Reviews by the Wicked Reads Review Team

The prologue to Unforgiven gives us details of Kody and Hill’s shared past and connection to Hill’s little brother. I found the prologue to be pretty powerful and had me hooked right from the start. These two are opposites. Kody is impulsive and lives her life how she wants, acting first and dealing with the consequences later. Hill is a Texas Ranger, stoic and in control. It is easy to see why sparks fly when they are around each other. But this was one of those stories that had me wondering how they’d possibly end up together.

There is more to this story than the romance. Hill is back in town investigating a murder that leads to secrets from Kody’s family being revealed, which puts Kody in danger. I love the chase for a killer, and the romance and suspense in this story work well together.

I loved the love story, the drama, and the danger in Unforgiven. Kody and Hill are imperfect and strong, and I was left wanting to spend more time with them and desperate for more time with Shot, head of the local motorcycle club, who we learn will be the hero in the next book in this series. Unforgiven gets 4 stars from me.

Mary Jo☆☆☆☆
I must say that I've been in a book drought for a while. When I flipped my Kindle on and started this book, I knew my drought would be over – at least for a little while.

The attraction between Hill and Kody has been simmering for years. He knew from a young age that Kody was the woman for him. He backed off and stayed away because he knew Aaron needed Kody in a way that Hill hoped would ease Aaron's pain. After Aaron's death, guilt and wanting to do what made Kody happy was all that mattered to him, even if it meant walking away from the woman that he loved.

Kody's anger issues are notorious. After Aaron's death, her moods became even darker – to the point that people stayed away from her when she was upset. The losses in her life have left her bitter and she takes that anger out on the people she loves the most. Kody knows it's wrong, but she can't tolerate being pampered or smothered. She takes any sign of compassion towards her as people believing that she is weak, when in truth, the hurt she hides is slowing killing her. When Hill walks back into her bar and he sees her tears, she knows that he's the one.

I adored this book, the characters, and the mystery that surrounds the murder of Kody's father. I can't wait for the next book. I have to admit, Shot is one of my new book boyfriends.

Also Available in the Loveless, Texas Series

Book 0.5
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For reviews & more info, check out our Unbroken post.

Book 1
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For reviews & more info, check out our Justified post.

Jay Crownover is the 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 have been 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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Reviewers on the Wicked Reads Review Team were provided a free copy of Unforgiven (Loveless, Texas 2) by Jay Crownover to read and review.

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