A STARLET REVIEW: HONOR BY JAY CROWNOVER

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New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author Jay Crownover returns with her most complicated hero yet, in the first book in the romantic suspense series The Breaking Point. 

 

 

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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 standing front and center.

 

 

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An excerpt from Honor

KEELYN

“What are you doing here, Nassir?”

Nassir Gates, half man and half monster. He was lethal and toxic, keeping all that sinister beauty covered up in a ridiculously expensive suit that made him look elegant and falsely civilized. To the untrained eye, Nassir was an outrageously handsome man that looked like he was on his way to a business meeting, but if you had spent any time on the streets, were familiar with life in the gutter, there was no missing who he really was, what he was. The top of the food chain. If you knew about what it took to make it where I came from, you could look at Nassir and see that he not only thrived in chaos, but was comfortable there. He even managed to make it look good.

I left all of that behind. I liked Denver. I liked the laid-back vibe. I liked the monotony. I liked the predictability. I liked that I could walk to my car after my shift at the diner and not have to worry about taking a knife in the ribs or getting a revolver shoved in my back. I liked that I didn’t have to shake my ass or get naked to pay my bills. I liked that here, soccer dads were just that, and weren’t secretly banging hookers in the back room or gambling the family’s grocery money away at an illegal poker game. Most importantly I liked that I didn’t have to look my biggest addiction, my worst temptation, in the eye every single day and pretend like I didn’t want him. Here I didn’t have to deny that I had been infatuated with him for years. I was foolishly obsessed with this particular devil in a designer suit and I knew he was absolutely detrimental not only to my safety but to the thing I valued above all else…my independence.

After a childhood spent evading the hands of my mother’s overzealous and unhinged boyfriends and barely escaping the clutches of a sick and twisted stepfather, and too many years working my ass off—literally—to make a life for myself, I could never risk letting myself care for Nassir the way I wanted to because I knew that if I did, I would become nothing more than his, and I refused to be any man’s possession or accessory.

When the opportunity arose to take off without an explanation or without looking like I was running from him and the promise and future I saw so clearly in his eyes, I grabbed it. Ran away with both my heart and my tail tucked between my legs. But now he was here in this fragile and predictable paradise and I wanted to stab him with the broken pen and jump in his lap and put my mouth on his smirking lips all at the same time.

You’re here, Key. Where else would I be?”

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My Review

Ok so it’s no secret that I have loved every single word of The Point series from the moment that we got Bax, till the last words of his brothers book.  But…. I’d been waiting for Nassir for what felt like forever.  I always knew that this dark, brooding and ruthless man, that walked the edge of legal/illegal activity had a story that would break me.  I wasn’t far from that truth I’d known before Jay even wrote this book.  We had enough of a glimpse of this man through the three previous books to know what he was about.  I will say that I wasn’t shocked to hear his back story, to hear what he was raised as, where he came from.  What did shock me was that through it all his compassion for a young woman he didn’t even know upon seeing her for the first time, would be the only thing to ever make his heart beat.  Her name, Honor, her real name Keelyn. Honor is what drove Nassir to his knees in so many ways.

This is the BEST BOOK IN THE SERIES!  Yes I love Bax, and I even loved the other two men of the point, but Nassir is EVERYTHING!  I wanted to dive into their world sometimes just to experience their passion for the cesspool that is The Point, the people in it and their love for each other!  These characters all from different upbringings, love this place, no matter the path, or the consequences you suffer living there.  Keelyn always wanted something more then what she was raised on, she wanted out, but unfortunately, sometimes we leave and realize that what we had is really what we want. Or who we want in this case. Keelyn is all piss and vinegar and fire.  She’s Nassir’s equal in many ways.  She fights for what she wants, she doesn’t take anyones crap, and she will die for those that she loves. I was so proud of the woman that she was in the book, she’s no sweet girl, but she’s one of the most beautiful souls.

Nassir’s story will bring you to your knees.  It’s passionate, heartbreaking and absolutely beautiful!  I wish I could read it all over again for the first time!  I got all the feels in this one.  I felt the pain, the horror, the heartbreak right down to my toes.  I cannot imagine her ever writing a book I love as much as this one.  I might have said that about Bax too, but this one is really and truly something special.  From beginning to end I couldn’t put this book down.  I read it cover to cover on a flight cross country.  I laughed and cried right along with the ebb and flow of every scene.  This book really and truly is one of the best I’ve read this year!  If you haven’t met the characters from this series yet, I highly encourage you to read them right now!  Jay just has a way of making you love the good in every bad boy she creates in this series!  I need and want more of each of them, that’s how much I love the people of The Point.

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jay-crownover-headshotAbout Jay Crownover:

Jay Crownover is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of the Marked Men, The Point, and the Saints of Denver 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.

 

 

 

 

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