Saturday, April 7, 2018

Amie's Review of Shelter by Jay Crownover



His life is chaos and confusion. It’s a storm of uncertainty and raging emotion.

Sutton Warner is a mess. Everything in his life feels like it’s unraveling.

He’s let a lot of people down lately, including his daughter. Sutton always promised his little girl he would never disappoint her and that he would always be there when she needed him. Until he wasn’t.

The truth is, he’s used to disappointing the women in his life. First was his mother who couldn’t find a reason to stick around when he was growing up. Then there’s his ex. The woman who takes unbridled delight in making his life incredibly complicated. Luckily, his daughter is still young enough to believe her old man is some kind of hero. But, he knows the day is coming when she realizes the truth, that he’s just a man with some serious flaws and a list of ever-growing weaknesses.

Finally, there’s the woman he’s desperately trying to forget with every shot tossed back and each pill popped.

He more than disappointed Emrys…he almost got her killed.

Her love is steady and sure. It’s a shelter shaped by conviction and silent assurance.

Emrys Santos is lost. Everything in her life feels pointless and futile.

She’s been busy running away from her feelings and all the people who love her the most—including her best friend, the one person who knows exactly what she’s been through. They promised to always stick together and to lean on one another. It was a promise Em had to break so she could lick her wounds and figure out her next move. For once, there is no easy way out of the tangled web of emotions she’s caught up in, and right now, she recognizes that all roads lead back to Wyoming…and back to Sutton.

The man she nearly got killed.

Shelter is a standalone novel, the second book in the Getaway series, which features the hardheaded and brokenhearted Warner brothers and the women who dare to love them. These boys are very good at putting the wild in wilderness.


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So my favorite thing to do with a Jay Crownover book lately has been to listen to it !! Partly because my review is late so I need to take every possible chance to read and get it done like carpool line , grocery store etc etc and also because it is so HOT to listen to (but then that also makes it weird to be walking around wondering what people think I am listening to and if they can hear) LOL. Regardless I spend all my audible credits on Jay's books , even the ones I have already read. I am also admitting that I DID NOT read Retreat first but am listening to it now and plan to grab Escape when it comes out. Now to review...

So firstly no matter how much I loved this book I do not feel it really is a stand alone because I hate not having the full story of Sutton and Emrys beforehand. Nothing I can do about that now BUT I wonder if I will feel differently about them when I get to that piece in Retreat ?? 

Sutton has so much going on in his life no wonder he has hit rock bottom. I feel for him but because he has the responsibility of his daughter I am also angered at his lack of care. I didn't realize the level of animosity there would be towards Emrys but it does make it juicy. Emrys has been dealing with her issues differently but finally decides she needs to get back to the ranch and be with her bestie Leo. This of course puts her in direct line with Sutton as he breaks the final straw. There is a lot of inner monologue and back and forth angst BUT you know the chemistry is sky high and will be SO hot once they give in. Trouble is that it seems this ranch is cursed with drama. Sutton's ex attempts to be a burden but doesn't really succeed and manages to find herself in serious danger. The danger and suspense amps up in this story and I was a bit shocked where the hatred and violence stemmed from. After so many screw ups and time healing yet not actually healing I think Sutton and Em get to a place where they can be honest and overcome their guilt towards one another. It is a sweet love they find and I do look forward to their presence in Escape I just hope they have happiness and no more drama or hurt !! Is that too much to ask...


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About Jay Crownover:

Jay Crownover is the international and multiple New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of the Marked Men Series, The Saints of Denver Series, the Point Series, the Breaking Point Series, and the Getaway Series. Her books can be found 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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