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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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.
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.
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 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.