Book Tour and Review: Charged by Jay Crownover

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From New York Times bestselling author Jay Crownover comes CHARGED, the latest in her sexy The Saints of Denver Series, releasing May 24th! Known for her strong heroines and alpha males, you won’t know what hit you as you read Avett and Quaid’s story. Keep reading for more about the Leagle Eagle and Avett and order your copy today.

 

 

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About CHARGED:

From the New York Times bestselling author of the Marked Men books comes the second installment in the Saints of Denver series featuring a bad girl and a by the book attorney who could be her salvation…or her ruin.

Avett Walker and Quaid Jackson’s worlds have no reason to collide. Ever. Quaid is a high powered criminal attorney as slick as he is handsome. Avett is a pink-haired troublemaker with a bad attitude and a history of picking the wrong men.

When Avett lands in a sea of hot water because of one terrible mistake, the only person who can get her out of it is the insanely sexy lawyer. The last thing on earth she wants to do is rely on the no-nonsense attorney who thinks of her as nothing more than a nuisance. He literally has her fate in his hands. Yet there is something about him that makes her want to convince him to loosen his tie and have a little fun…with her.

Quaid never takes on clients like the impulsive young woman with a Technicolor dye job. She could stand to learn a hard lesson or two, but something about her guileless hazel eyes intrigues him. Still, he’s determined to keep their relationship strictly business. But doing so is becoming more impossible with each day he spends with her.

As they work side-by-side, they’ll have to figure out a way to get along and keep their hands off each other—because the chemistry between them is beyond charged.

 

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EXCERPT

Quaid

I narrowed my eyes at her, shifted my weight from foot to foot as her proximity and the charge of her pushing and me pulling thickened both my blood and my cock. I was an attorney for a reason. I never met an argument I didn’t like or that I didn’t feel compelled to win. The way Avett always seemed to challenge me was as much of a turn-on as her curvy little body was.

“Where is your father?” I lifted my eyes from her penetrating gaze in search of the big biker. I didn’t need to try and explain a black eye or a broken arm to Orsen on top of why I suddenly had no interest in searching out a pretty piece of ass to spend time with.

“He’s waiting at the truck. I told him I had some questions I needed to ask you about what happens next.”

“Do you?”

“Do I what?” She was getting increasingly annoyed and I wanted to groan at the way it made her cheeks flush and her breathing hitch. I bet she looked the same way when she was about to come.

Shit. That was not the direction I needed my thoughts to go, but now that they were there I didn’t have a chance in hell of wrangling them back into the safe zone.

“Do you have questions about what happens next?” My voice didn’t sound like my own and I knew there was no hiding the wayward direction of my thoughts as they played out in my gaze as I watched her carefully.

Slowly, her head shook back and forth, dislodging the bun at the back of her head. Pink strands of hair floated around her face, curling over her shoulders, and my fingertips itched to reach out and push it off her face.

“I know what happens next, Quaid…do you?” Her tone had dropped to a husky whisper that hit me right in the dick. My entire body tensed up and I almost, very nearly, leaned down and met her as she lifted up on her tiptoes towards me. I wanted to kiss her. I wanted her to kiss me. But over the top of her head, as she moved towards me, I caught sight of a familiar face. The heady, little bubble of seduction and intoxicating risk that Avett had created around me popped, dropping me hard, back into reality.

I turned my head as her lips grazed my cheek, and even though it was as innocent as any kiss had ever been, it felt more erotic, more forbidden, and more illicit than any of the actual sex I had ever had. This little slip of a woman could demolish me, waste me, annihilate me, and if I allowed her to do it, I knew it would feel better than anything had in a very long time.

MY REVIEW

I was hesitant to read this book because Avett rubbed me the wrong way in some of Jay’s other books.  She is young, confused, angry and generally troubled.  But of course, Jay doesn’t shy away from her complicated, flawed characters.  She not only embraces Avett but throws Quaid into the mix.  Quaid looks perfect on the outside but is just as flawed as Avett but his flaws aren’t as noticeable to the outside world.  When their lives collide, there are definitely fireworks.  It isn’t just the chemistry between them but the journey of self discovery they both take together.  They each discover little pieces of themselves by knowing the other.  Their relationship shows them their is more to each one of them then what the outside world sees.

The story begins as Avett hits rock bottom.  She is in jail and isn’t shying away from the fact she brought this on herself.  When Quaid, who has been hired as her attorney, shows up, she is stunned.  She can’t believe anyone would want to help her out of this mess and assumes it is her father.  When Quaid tells her it wasn’t her dad, she realizes she may have finally crossed the line with the one person who has always loved her.

Quaid isn’t ready for the pink haired Avett.  He quickly realizes there is more to her than meets the eye.  She begs him not to call her father for bail and threatens to fire him.  He also realizes she wasn’t part of the crime she is being charged with and he wants to get her a second chance.

Avett also teaches Quaid that it is ok to embrace who you are and you don’t have to fit into a mold.  He hasn’t realized that he has been living a half life.  These two need each other and it is fantastic to see them help each other become better people.

The Saints of Denver series has not disappointed.  It is so different from the Marked Men series and yet we still get little glimpses of our boys.  Avett and Quaid are a story you don’t want to miss.  Avett is a heroine we don’t see a great deal in romance.  She is easy to dislike until you peel away the layers and you realize she just needs a little love and guidance.  Quaid looks like the perfect hero suit and all but when you dig deeper, he is hiding his true self.  When these two find each other, they find themselves….flawed and beautifully perfect for each other.

And don’t miss the first titles in The Saints of Denver Series!

 

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Jay Crownover is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of the Marked Men, The Point, and the Saints of Denverseries. 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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