Saints of Denver (2) – Charged, Crownover, Jay

 

Charged (Saints of Denver, Book 2) by [Crownover, Jay]

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Genre:  Erotica, New adult.

I’ve read a few of Jay’s novels now, hadn’t read the first in this new series though but that didn’t matter it was easy to keep up with. There’s characters here from the Marked Men series and its fun to see how they’re all getting along now.

I loved Quaid, and of course Avett. Its easy to judge people looking at their outsides – the faces they show, and yet underneath they have reasons for portraying that appearance that isn’t really who they are. That was so true of Avett, she was judging herself so harshly, acting up because she just had no self esteem left, blamed herself for some things in her past. She was so lucky in her support from parents and dad’s “brothers”.

I loved the push and pull tension between Avett and Quaid, their sensuality was tangible, it jumped off the page to the reader just how connected they felt, but of course who Avett was and where she was going didn’t match with who Quaid wanted to be and where he wanted to go in his future. I really enjoy that, when two such disparate people get together, wondering if and how they can make things work. I enjoyed the suspense angle, it was fun- though not for Avett of course! but somehow, just like their romance, it felt a little “lite”, a bit slick and polished, where I need the rawness and unpredictability of both to really love this type of book. It was a well deserved fours stars for me but a bit short of the full five. For JC lovers though I’m sure this will be the perfect read.

Stars: Four, a fun and sexy read

ARC supplied by Netgalley and publisher

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I'm an avid reader, love my kindle and I have my head in a novel for hours daily : ) Mum used to say I'd read toilet paper if it was printed- it wasn't, so i had to contend myself with the back and sides of the cereal packets. I've always Needed to read and we had few books when i was a child hence my penchant for reading anything including adverts then... I review mainly contemporary, erotic and paranormal romance books though dystopian and urban fantasy also appeal. I'm currently rated around the 300 mark on amazon.co.uk for my reviews. I try to keep them structured and to say what I do and don't like about a book so other readers can use my review as a guide to whether they may enjoy the book.

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