Wednesday, October 21, 2020

Blacklisted by Jay Crownover

There's nothing he wouldn't do to keep her safe. Blacklisted by Jay Crownover.

From the New York Times bestselling author of the Marked Men series comes an irresistible and suspenseful romance between a doctor who plays by the rules and the outlaw who breaks them in order to protect her.

Dr. Presley Baskin has always lived a quiet, calm life. Unfortunately, nothing about her life in Loveless, Texas—especially not the wild, rowdy, and impossibly close-knit Lawton family who've claimed her—is quiet or calm. Which is how loner Presley finds herself roped into patching up local bad boy Shot Caldwell against her better judgment. Presley wants nothing to do with the dangerous, brooding leader of the local outlaw motorcycle club. But when someone starts stalking her, Shot is the only person she trusts to help. Plus he owes her one...

Palmer 'Shot' Caldwell has always known his life isn't made for relationships. At least until shy, secretive, Presley reluctantly pulled a bullet out of him. He's oddly protective of the pretty doctor, so when she comes to him for help, hard-hearted Shot suddenly realizes there's nothing he wouldn't do to keep her safe.

Don’t miss our reviews of the rest of the Loveless, Texas series!
For the prequel novella, Unbroken, click HERE.
For book one, Justified, click HERE.
For book two, Unforgiven, click HERE.


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Blacklisted by Jay Crownover

Book 3
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Reviews by the Wicked Reads Review Team

This is the third (plus book 0.5) book of the series, and continues on from book two, so I would definitely recommend that you read them in order. We had just found out that the Lawton siblings have a half-sister, Presley, and she is somehow involved in the death of their father.

Presley is an ME who just got a promotion and suddenly her life isn't just plagued with strange occurrences, but she is in danger. After a few issues, her half siblings rally round to help. What's more, Kody asks for her help in saving Shot, the biker club leader, and so she ends up with him owing her his life. I really enjoyed how these two characters work out the ramifications of this debt – and for sure, she needs all the help she can get, but the inconvenient feelings she has for the man are something that confound her.

I really enjoyed catching up with the previous three couples, and seeing how Kody had turned her business around now that Hill is in her life. Plans for Della and Crew's wedding were also fun elements, in what was quite a dark and nasty plot against Presley. It is amusing that Shot, who is hardly a paragon of virtue, turns out to be the light in her life.

I have really enjoyed all four of these stories, and can highly recommend reading them all in one go, as they fit perfectly together.

Mary Jo☆☆☆☆
Good girl meets bad boy. Good girl runs far and fast from bad boy. Bad boy can't stay away from good girl. Good girl finds bad boy irresistible.

Isn't this what we all fantasize about? The good girl falling for the bad boy and reforming him to fit in with normal society, keeping just enough of the bad boy to keep us satisfied at home?

Too bad that's not Shot Caldwell. It's not that he's terrible, but he does stand with one foot on the wrong side of the law. Meeting Presley Barnes when she has to patch him after being shot isn't the best way to make a good impression on the upstanding and up and coming high profile coroner. Nor does Shot like to be indebted to anyone outside of his club.

When trouble finds Presley, Shot gets drawn into the mix by saving her life. Repayment made. Then when trouble continues to find Presley, Shot can't help himself but get involved. While he doesn't want Presley, he doesn't want her hurt – or dead, either.

When you take a walk on the wild side in Loveless, there's a good chance you will end up with new family, friends, and a love that you didn't anticipate.

Blacklisted is an opposites-attract romance. Some stories like this have the characters clashing while the sparks fly, but I never felt the clash here. They are aware of their differences and work with it. My favorite thing about Blacklisted is the way Presley and Shot affected each other. She is conservative and stable, and it gave Shot a calmness he doesn’t get elsewhere being the president of an MC. On the other hand, Shot is a confident man who lives life his way and doesn’t follow the law, and his outlook on life inspires Presley to come out of her shell and stop hiding away. I love the way they fit together and try to work together because it showed their maturity.

Another really good thing about Blacklisted is the action. There are a few different action scenes throughout the story, but there is an early one that really got my heart pumping and is a reminder that Shot is dangerous and ruthless when it comes to going after what he wants.

What didn’t work so much for me in Blacklisted was the amount of internal monologues from Presley. It got repetitive and there were times it felt like it wasn’t adding anything to the story repeating things, it was just adding pages to the book.

Overall, I had a good time with reading Blacklisted, and I enjoyed Presley and Shot as a couple – 3.5 stars from me.



Author Bio

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 Blacklisted (Loveless, Texas 3) by Jay Crownover to read and review.

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