Posting a little late here in the UK, but hey it's still early in other parts of the world! *Winks* The countdown continues with number 9 minions, and it's none other than the amazing Jay Crownover! It's no secret I have a major girl crush on this woman, and well the Jungle just plain loves her people, but Jay's Welcome To The Point series earned it's spot.
I saw this book as a gamble for Jay, she went outside her comfort zone, and it was either going to kick ass or flop...It. Kicked. Ass! I wasn't prepared for the impact this story would leave on me, and if I'm honest I had a few preconceived notions *ducks face*, all unwarranted of course because Jay delivers a story so gripping, so raw and full of suspense it leaves you on the edge of your seat. I adored the characters, flaws and all minions. I found their stories beautifully poetic in a way, the blurred lines between good and bad, the right side vs the wrong side of the tracks, it not only all fit perfectly but it makes you think. You know I love a book that makes me stop, think and reevaluate my life...or ideas. Yup this book got me deeeep. Plus have you seen the gorgeous cover model? Pfft Jay could've made the list just for that, he is simply scrumptious.
Of course I have a full review over on the Reviews pager HERE, so you get the full Alii insight and Jungle experience. I don't know how you could have missed it, but if you did (which I doubt) I have the yummy cover and blurb below with buy links!
There’s a difference between a bad boy and a boy who’s bad . . . meet Shane Baxter.
Sexy, dark, and dangerous, Bax isn’t just from the wrong side of the tracks, he is the wrong side of the tracks. A criminal, a thug, and a brawler, he’s the master of bad choices, until one such choice landed him in prison for five years. Now Bax is out and looking for answers, and he doesn’t care what he has to do or who he has to hurt to get them. But there’s a new player in the game, and she’s much too innocent, much too soft…and standing directly in his way.
Dovie Pryce knows all about living a hard life and the tough choices that come with it. She’s always tried to be good, tried to help others, and tried not to let the darkness pull her down. But the streets are fighting back, things have gone from bad to worse, and the only person who can help her is the scariest, sexiest, most complicated ex-con The Point has ever produced.
Bax terrifies her, awakening feelings she never thought she’d have for a guy like him. But it doesn’t take Dovie long to realize . . . some boys are just better when they’re bad.
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You know what I'm gonna say. Not knowing and following all things Jay, can and will lead to your Jungle membership being revoked. Don't risk it. Stalk her!
Jay Crownover is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of the Marked Men series. She will also be introducing the dark and sexy world of The Point in a new series this summer starting with Better When He’s Bad. 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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Of course I once again have highlights from my review..
"Her first meeting with Bax isn't the best, neither is their second but somehow there's a spark. A small flicker in the darkness, which eventually grows stronger and brighter. It was brilliant. She knows Bax is bad news, it's not just written all over him but his badassness is like a physical thing, slowly wrapping around you screaming danger."
"Bax does not like Dovie (putting it mildly), in fact he see's her as a nuisance if anything, but the longer he's around her the harder it is to deny himself. He wants her. Plain and simple minions. What Bax wants, Bax gets. There's no promises of forever, or avowals of love and stuff, oh no it's about raw, primal chemistry and sexual gratification."
"Through it all I loved the writing style, if you pay close attention you can see Jay in there but then there's something different...in a really good way. It gives her writing a whole new dimension, and it enthralls you in a way we haven't yet encountered from her."
"This was a risky move by Jay, and I stand by what I said, it's paid off because she is definitely a woman of many talents. Dark, edgy and gritty is just another surprise she had up her sleeve."