Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Riveted by Jay Crownover - Book Review & Giveaway


Book review

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Review by Suze

Dixie dreams of being with her soul mate and wants nothing more than to have her own happily ever after. While everyone around her seems to have found true love she's still waiting. She is in love, but is certain Church, the man she's been smitten with for quite some time, doesn't feel the same way about her. That's why his request to visit his family with him comes as such a surprise. Dixie takes whatever he's able to give her and says yes to the trip.

Church has been damaged by all the losses he's suffered in his past and isn't capable of letting anyone in. He's never even let a woman come close, but that changes when he needs to go back home together with a woman. He's admired Dixie from afar ever since he first met her, but he thinks he isn't boyfriend material and won't be good for her. That's why he's trying to be careful with her heart, but is that really the safest and least hurtful option for both of them?

Riveted is an amazing emotional story. Dixie is all smiles. Everyone around her sees her as their ray of sunshine. She has a beautiful loving personality, but like everyone else she needs someone who cares about her from time to time as well. She's perfect for Church. The darkness he has inside him makes it difficult for him to find the good things in life. He's been through a lot and is still grieving. My heart often ached for him and for the little boy he once was. He's protective and kind, but he doesn't let himself get close to the people he loves. That was sad to read about, but being with Dixie slowly changes him and that was beautiful to see. They have more than just chemistry, their connection is intense and special.

Jay Crownover writes moving love stories about tough and brave people who deserve a chance at happiness more than anyone. She knows what she's writing about and the feelings of all of her characters are being described with honesty and depth. I love how she always gets to the core of the psyche of her main characters. She combines this with skillful and raw writing, which makes her stories unique and fantastic to read.

Advice

Riveted is part of a series, but the books can all be read as standalones. If you like multilayered emotional stories with interesting main characters I highly recommend the Saints of Denver series.


About 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.

Links

Website: http://www.jaycrownover.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AuthorJayCrownover?ref=hl
Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/JayCrownover
Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/Crownover

Giveaway

One very lucky winner will receive a $50 Amazon gift card.

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42 comments:

  1. I have a beautiful kitchen. That's a big reason why we chose to buy this house. That, and this is going to be the home my children will grow up in, so that makes me feel all warm and fuzzy and slightly sappy.

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  2. I love that home is where I can find the people I love the best.

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  3. My favorite things about home are my family and cats.

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  4. My favorite thing about home is the peace it gives me to be there - and of course the people and felines I share it with!

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  5. My family is at home. And books.

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  6. Home is where I feel loved by my family.

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  7. My favorite thing about home is being with my family.

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  8. Home is where comfort and family is

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  9. The feeling of comfort and warmth that surround me, along with my great family and my beautiful things.

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  10. I love the comfort of having my own place, and of course my loving family!

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  11. The family, the people in it. I've moved places a few times, and they have all being home due to my family. The comfort of it, the fact that you can be yourself and relax. :-)

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  12. I love that my home is filled with what I love...my family, my cats, my plants and the things I love.

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  13. I love that my home has my family and all of my books:)

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  14. My favorite thing about home is the comfort and quiet.

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  15. My favorite thing about home is the feeling of safety and comfort.

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  16. My favorite thing about home is I am familiar with everything.

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  17. I love my home, it's comfortable & there's enough room when everyone comes to visit. Most importantly, home is where your family is, a safe harbor against the storms of life.

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  18. My favorite thing about home is being with the ones I love.

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  19. My favorite thing about home is my family. As long as my family is with me, anywhere can be home.

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    1. It's that wonderful feeling you get when you can just shut the door against the hustle & bustle of the world and know that you're safe.

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  20. My favorite thing about home is the safe feeling I get walking through the door.

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  21. Home feels safe to me. Home is a place I can be myself without any worries. :)

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  22. All my friends are here. Wait,that was at the Sunset Grill.

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  23. My favorite thing about home is the comfort and peace I get.

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  24. My favorite thing about home is the familiar scent of home cooked food!

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  25. Home is where my family, friends, & pets are.

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  26. My favourite thing about home is family :)

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  27. Home is where my loved ones are :]

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  28. Home isn;t somewhere i want to visit i never had a home as in foster homes and don't like any volunteered for the human services certifying homes and it just sent shivers up me how many were doing for money just like the homes i was in . ptclayton2@aol.com p.s. my worst worst memories are from foster homes that i was in.

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  29. My favorite thing about home is being with my family.

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  30. Well, of course my family! But also the fact that I can be myself, and no one can judge me.

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  31. My family, including my cats! And, I'm most comfortable in my home.

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  32. Home is where my loved ones are and where I am free to be myself.

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  33. Taking my shoes off and putting slippers or cosy sokcs on

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  34. Being with my family and for me home is where I grew up. I don't get home much, maybe once a year. It's very special when I get to see all of my family. Thanks

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  35. Home is where I have peace and quiet away from noise at work.

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  36. My favorite thing about home is my family, of course! Including my dog and cat. And the feeling of comfort and safety. Plus my books! Thanks for the giveaway! I love Jay books!

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  37. Hmm.. Home is a tough question for me. I have a place to live, yet I don't really consider it 'home'. I don't think there has ever been a place I have considered to be that besides the forest. What I love about the forest is that it is alive. You can breathe there. There are no TV's or internet. It is beautiful and no one yells at anyone in the forest unless they are about to get bit by a snake or attacked by a bear.

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