We are so incredibly excited to bring you the Review & Excerpt Tour for Jay Crownover's BETTER WHEN HE'S BRAVE!! BETTER WHEN HE’S BRAVE is a New Adult Contemporary Romance novel being published by HarperCollins, and it is the 3rd book in Welcome to the Point Series. This amazing book releases on August 11th!!
Better When He’s Brave has been a highly anticipated book for me. After keeping up with the Welcome to the Point series, I’ve been anxious to get my hands on Titus’s story.
Reeve is a good person but she is a person who has made some bad choices. She’s from the Point. She does what needs to be done in order to survive and in order to be able to live with herself, she’s done some less than law abiding things. After her sister was killed, Reeve wasn’t out for justice, not in the Point. She was out for vengeance. Now some of those choices she made are coming back to bite her and those she cares about. The Point is in danger and everyone who lives there. And Titus is the only person who can help her make it right.
Reeve and Titus are a very… unlikely pair. The cop and the criminal. Who ever would have thought? These two have to work together and fight the attraction and feelings that have been building between them for a long time. Reeve has to prove to Titus she can be trusted, and with her history, that’s not an easy thing to do.
I liked Reeve and Titus together. They both desperately needed someone like the other to balance them out. They were a great match. This was a good read, but the first book in this series is still my very favorite. There is something about Shane Baxter and Dovie that I just fell in love with. I didn’t have quite those same feelings about this book, but I still found it enjoyable and entertaining. Both of the characters were likable, the story was interesting and the writing was great. It missed the 5 star mark for me, but was still a solid 4 and a nice addition to the series.
Welcome to the Point is a series that has mystery and suspense, steam and romance, and in this book, tests the boundaries of having honor and doing the right thing. These characters are friends, they’re family and loyal to a fault. I enjoy the action packed story lines and the heart thats packed into these books. I am so excited for the next book in this series (Nassiar) and I’m very much hoping Jay gives us a Booker story because I’d like to read his book most of all!!!
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The car finally skidded to a stop in a shower of gravel and dust. The headlights illuminated the drop-off in front of us. The moon was high in the sky, forcing its way through smog and clouds to shine silver. It was the same color as Titus’s eyes when he was turned on, when he was buried deep inside of me.
“I haven’t had my parents in my life for a long time, so I shouldn’t feel like I lost them. But I do.”
“I felt that way when I locked Bax up. I knew he wouldn’t understand that I had to do my job, and when he got out, the first time I saw him he punched me in the face. He hated me.” He turned off the car and reached out a finger to twist a piece of my long hair around it.
“Don’t let Roark win. Once everything is settled, go back to them and make them understand.”
I turned to look at him. He was fierce in the shadowy light. He was what heroes were supposed to look like no matter the path he had taken to become one.
“I don’t even know if I understand. At the time it felt like my only choice. Now I’m not so sure.” I leaned across the space separating us and brushed my knuckles across his still-bristly cheek. He was almost in full beard mode and it looked so good on him. “Lately the only thing I understand is you, Titus.”
He lifted one of his dark eyebrows at me and asked, “What is it that you understand about me, Reeve?”
“That you make everything better. You make me better, and I might never be good enough for you, but you make me feel like I can get close.”
One of his hands slid down to my wrist and the next thing I knew he was guiding me over the console and the emergency brake so that I was straddled across him with my back to the steering wheel. I hadn’t been in a car like this with a boy since I was a teenager. I kind of liked it. More than kind of.
“You make everything better too, Reeve, and there is no good enough because this with you is the best there has ever been.” And then his mouth was on mine and I didn’t get a chance to tell him we had left this behind and were now firmly venturing into more. Knowing that Titus was flawed, that he had made some questionable choices on his road to becoming the man he was today, made me love him even more. Where he was from was even uglier than where I was from, and that was beautiful to me. So was the way he was pulling on my clothes and kissing me along my throat.
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About BETTER WHEN HE’S BRAVE:
In New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Jay Crownover’s third novel in her sexy, thrilling Welcome to the Point series, a woman’s search for repentance leads her to the one man from her past she can’t forget as they join forces to save their city—and the explosive love neither can live without.
Titus King sees the world in black and white. Right and wrong. Which is why as a teenager he left behind the only family he’d ever known to make a better life for himself. Now a police detective in one of the worst cities in the country, he can’t deny his life has turned into a million different shades of gray.
The new criminal element in The Point has brought vengeance and destruction right to Titus’s front door, and the difference between right and wrong is nothing compared to keeping those he loves alive. To add to his already strained moral compass, the beautiful and mysterious Reeve Black has made her way back to town, and she might be as dangerous to Titus as the guy trying to destroy the Point because he needs her—in more ways than one.
Reeve knows all about how ruthless this new threat to destroy The Point can be… and instead of running away, she wants to help. She has a lot to repent for and saving the city, plus the hot cop that she hasn’t been able to forget might just be the only way she can finally find some inner peace.
With an entire city poised on the brink of war, Titus and Reeve stand in the crossfire—and it will take two brave souls to fight for the ultimate love.
About Jay Crownover:
Jay Crownover is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of the Marked Men and The Point series. Like her characters, she is a big fan of tattoos. She loves music and wishes she could be a rock star, but since she has no aptitude for singing or instrument playing, she'll settle for writing stories with interesting characters that make the reader feel something. She lives in Colorado with her three dogs.