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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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.
Avett Walker; how do I sum her up in words, she has a past. In order to deal with her past. She is one of the self destructive types, however those actions lead to a tricky situation and possible jail time. She realises that she is doing more harm than good to herself and also to her family who have to watch what she is doing to herself, which is not an easy feat I’m sure. Avett is a girl who is not perfect, she doesn’t claim to be perfect. She has a criminal record a mile long but she owns her mistakes. She has found herself in a tricky situation and is facing real jail time which is when she meets her lawyer, the hot and charming Quaid. She does come across as unlikable in the opening stages of this book but as you get to know her and understand her. You see the vulnerable side to her. She is still one of the strongest female characters that Jay has written in my personal opinion.
Quaid is a legal lawyer who defends bad guys but somehow he just knows that Avett is not one of the. She intrigues him in a way that he isn’t willing to admit to himself but when she finds herself in danger, he is there to protect and support her. He is one of the hottest men I’ve read in a really long time.
“You’re the best bad decision I ever made, and you are, by far, my favourite story to tell.”
Avett is not the ‘cliché’ heroine. She’s not perfect but she owns her mistake and for me that is what sets her apart from the rest. She isn’t trying to redeem herself, she just wants to make the best out of a bad situation and move forward. I’m so glad that Jay didn’t attempt to change her into someone else and that Avett stayed true to her personality and to her character. She is who she is and she doesn’t apologise for it.
Quaid. He has some of the hottest moves ever and I honestly loved every single scene with those hot moves. I was squirming! He is a bit of a stuck up at the beginning but once the real Quaid came out, his character developed more quickly and I loved it.
This book demonstrates moving forward and learning from your mistakes, the message is make the best out of a bad situation and do your best. I’m a big fan of this book and I’m truly excited to read more from Jay in the future!
Don’t worry, Sprite, bad decisions always make for good stories…
I could hear my dad’s gruff voice, lightened with humor, in my ear as he told me those words every single time I got caught doing something I wasn’t supposed to do when I was growing up. I was always doing something I shouldn’t then and now, so I heard those words a lot from him. Unfortunately, as an adult, my bad decisions resulted in consequences far worse than a scraped knee or a broken wrist from falling out of the tree in the backyard he warned me repeatedly wasn’t sturdy enough to limb. And sadly, my dad reassuring me in his firm and gentle way, while calling me his little Sprite as he kissed my boo-boos, wasn’t going to help my current situation at all.
This boo-boo was big-time.
This boo-boo was life-changing.
This boo-boo was anything but a good story waiting to be told.
This boo-boo very well could be the end of me, the end of the rope where my patient parents had dangled precariously for years, and it very well could be the end of any kind of future I may have had. A future I was well on my way to letting a lifetime of bad decisions and even worse choices screw up. At barely twenty-two, bad decisions had sort of become my stock in trade and were as familiar to me as my own face. I was almost legendary, at this point, for putting all my trust in the absolutely wrong kind of people. If there was a wrong path to take, I was going to skip gleefully down that road and not look back until I ended up exactly in the kind of situation I found myself in at the moment. It wasn’t like this was even a new dead end; it was the same one I ran into over and over again. No matter how hard I tried, I couldn’t get myself turned around, and the longer I was at this dead end, the darker and more wicked it became.
I knew better. I really did, even if there was a boatload of evidence contradicting that fact.
I wasn’t stupid, naïve, immature, or senseless. I might appear that way to anyone on the outside looking in, but I had my reasons for being a consummate failure and lifelong loser. All of those reasons had nothing to do with me not knowing better and everything to do with me knowing exactly what I deserved.
For a long time now I had been spiraling out of control, whirling, falling deep and deeper into a pit of really awful actions and consequences, each seemingly worse and more painful than the last. I also hadn’t made any kind of effort to try and pull myself out of it, so logically I knew the only place I was going to end up was right here, right at the lowest part of rock bottom. I never imagined the landing would be so jarring.
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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.