BETTER WHEN HE’S BRAVE by Jay Crownover – Review & Excerpt Tour + Giveaway!

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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!!

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BETTER WHEN HE’S BRAVE – Review & Excerpt Tour

August 3rd

Textteaser – Review & Excerpt

People Like Books – Review & Excerpt

Vilma’sBook Blog – Excerpt

Book Babes Unite – Review & Excerpt

August 4th

Ceres Books World – Review

LuLoFangirl – Excerpt

Random Book Muses – Review & Excerpt

Martini Times Romance – Review & Excerpt

August 5th

Greyland Reviews – Excerpt

Talk Books to Me – Review

Ficwishes – Review

Milky Way of Books – Review & Excerpt

Words with Sarah – Review & Excerpt

August 6th

Must Read Books or Die – Review

NightOwl Reader – Review & Excerpt

From the TBR Pile – Review & Excerpt

TjLovesToRead – Review & Excerpt

August 7th

Book Freak – Review

The Book Hoarders – Review & Excerpt

The Fairest of All Book Reviews – Review & Excerpt

Total Book Geek – Review & Excerpt

Zili in the Sky – Review & Excerpt

August 8th

Ramblings From This Chick – Review

Nose Stuck In A Book – Review & Excerpt

Reese’s Review – Review & Excerpt

Guilty indulgence – Review & Excerpt

August 9th

Red Hot + Blue Reads – Review & Excerpt

Oh My Shelves – Excerpt

Romance Addict Book Blog – Review & Excerpt

The Phantom Paragrapher – Review

This is the Story of My(Reading) Life – Review & Excerpt

August 10th

Morning Books and Coffee – Review & Excerpt

Jen in Bookland – Review & Excerpt

StuckInBooks – Review & Excerpt

Belle of the Literari – Review

August 11th

Bookalicious Babes Blog – Review & Excerpt

Literati Literature Lovers –Review & Excerpt

Love Between the Sheets – Review

Book Starlets – Review & Excerpt

Waves of Fiction – Review

August 12th

Desert Divas Book Addiction – Review & Excerpt

Emilie’s Book World – Review & Excerpt

Biblio Belles – Review

Ali’s Reviews and More – Review & Excerpt

Reading Between the Wines Book Club – Excerpt

August 13th

Works of Fiction – Review

kimberlyfaye reads – Review

Fiction Fangirls – Excerpt

Reading is Sexy – Review & Excerpt

Obsessive Book Nerd – Review & Excerpt

August 14th

t’irla’s talk – Review & Excerpt

Book Sojourner – Review & Excerpt

Shameless Book Club – Review & Excerpt

Typical Distractions – Review & Excerpt

Read Love Blog – Review & Excerpt

August 15th

Pages Abound – Review & Excerpt

2 Girls Book: An Asian & White Chick Walk into a Book Blog – Review

Girls With Books – Review & Excerpt

Cocktails and Books – Review

August 16th

BBF BookBoyfriends – Review & Excerpt

Scandalous Book Blog – Review & Excerpt

Romance Obsessed Book Blog – Review

Four Brits and a Book – Excerpt

August 17th

Resch Reads and Reviews – Review

Words of Wisdom from The Scarf Princess – Review & Excerpt

Cruising Susan Book Reviews – Review

Red Cheeks Reads – Review & Excerpt

August 18th

Alii’s Book Jungle – Review & Excerpt

Mommy Reads What?! – Review

Buchjunkies (exclusively German blog) – Review

Love N Books – Review

August 19th

Flirty Fiction Blog – Review & Excerpt

Live Read and Breathe – Review

Book Angel Booktopia – Review & Excerpt

Got More Books – Review & Excerpt

August 20th

The Revolving Bookcase – Review & Excerpt

NC 2 DC – Review & Excerpt

Made For You Book Reviews – Review

PBC – Excerpt

August 21st

The Book Enthusiast – Review & Excerpt

The Unofficial Addiction Book Fan Club – Excerpt

EscapeNBooks – Review & Excerpt

A Literary Perusal – Review & Excerpt

And don’t miss the previous books in The Point Series!

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BETTER WHEN HE’S BAD

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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.

Excerpt:

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.

Review:

Hot damn. That is the first two words out of my mouth once I finished this book. The best part of Jay’s Welcome to the Point books is always how far she takes her characters. You’d think there would be a line drawn in the sand somewhere as to just how ‘bad’ these characters can get. However, Jay has a good habit of taking that line and completely drawing over it. The bad get badder and the good learn that things are never black and white in the Point. That’s what I love so much about this series; the complex theme of what’s right and what is wrong, how far someone is willing to go for their loved ones, and what exactly defines good and bad. Reading this book and diving back into the world of the Point, I’m taught once again that those complex themes and questions all revolve around perspective. Something in the Point is only as bad as the character makes it out to be. For some, like the badass, fierce woman, Reeve, bad is what you do in order to try and make things right. For the #hotcop, Titus, bad is what he realizes can never be fully eradicated from the Point. When you put these two characters together, holy hotness, it is beautiful. There’s a good balance of change and continuity between the characters. Reeve has to learn to trust the system because that also means trusting Titus. Titus, on the other hand, has to learn that sometimes bad can be good because it is what makes girls like Reeve a force to be reckoned with, and ultimately allows them to survive in the Point. That’s another reason I love Jay’s Point series (and her books in general). It doesn’t feel like these characters need to change their personalities to be with each other. Instead, it feels like an acceptance. While change in a person can be good, accepting a person for who they are, flaws and all, is really what love is all about. And I think the characters of Reeve and Titus really show that.

If you’ve read Jay’s other series, Marked Men, then you’ll know right off the bat that the men of the Point are drastically different. They’re badder, harder, more stone cut. But it is also what makes you love them. Because no matter how hard or bad you are, love can always find you and give you hope. Jay’s books accomplish that. They give you love and hope and wrap it up with some bad, sexy men (and equally sexy [and bad] women) and call it a day.

What really solidifies my love for Titus and this book (as if differs from the other two in the series) is what we learn about Titus. I always held the impression, from books one and two, that Titus walked the side of good and that he was pure in that regard. So, of course, Jay flips that idea around because, well, it’s the Point. Nothing is as it seems. We learn about this darker, edgier side of Titus that shows me exactly why he stays in the Point and why he tries so hard to save people in it.

Oh. And how could I forget the sexy time scenes. SUPER HOT. The lovely excerpt shown above is the beginning scenes to one of my favorite more intense sex scenes I have ever read. That should be incentive enough to go out and buy the book and read it! But also for Reeve and Titus. And all the people in the Point. They each have stories waiting to be told. Which makes me very excited for the next one! Well done, Jay. Well done.

MY RATING: 5/5

Jay CrownoverAbout 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.

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