Oct 29

Blacklisted by Jay Crownover Review


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From the New York Times bestselling author of the Marked Men series comes an irresistible and suspenseful romance between a doctor who plays by the rules and the outlaw who breaks them in order to protect her.

Dr. Presley Baskin has always lived a quiet, calm life. Unfortunately, nothing about her life in Loveless, Texas — especially not the wild, rowdy, and impossibly close-knit Lawton family who’ve claimed her — is quiet or calm. Which is how loner Presley finds herself roped into patching up local bad boy Shot Caldwell against her better judgment. Presley wants nothing to do with the dangerous, brooding leader of the local outlaw motorcycle club. But when someone starts stalking her, Shot is the only person she trusts to help. Plus he owes her one . . .

Palmer ‘Shot’ Caldwell has always known his life isn’t made for relationships. At least until shy, secretive, Presley reluctantly pulled a bullet out of him. He’s oddly protective of the pretty doctor, so when she comes to him for help, hard-hearted Shot suddenly realizes there’s nothing he wouldn’t do to keep her safe.

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Jay Crownover’s writing speaks to me on many different levels, and several of her complex, hard-fought love stories are amongst my all-time, top favorite books. I have really enjoyed the entire Loveless Texas series, but I’ve been most anxious for this story. In Blacklisted, Crownover does what she does best – pairing two seemingly ill matched people in a love match that works spectacularly.

No one does an opposites-attract romance quite like Crownover. She works her magic wonderfully by pitting otherwise incompatible heroes and heroines, and challenging them to make sense of their attraction and to fight for their happily ever after. In Blacklisted, Shot and Presley couldn’t be any more different, but despite those differences, they’re powerfully drawn to each other in a way neither has ever felt before. Sizzling chemistry wasn’t all this couple shared, though. In each other they both found more than either of them anticipated, but also something they both desperately wanted. Coupled with the culmination of an exciting suspense plot, complete with a couple of curveballs, Shot and Presley’s story kept me on the edge of my seat and devouring Crownover’s words.

Blacklisted by Jay Crownover gets 4.5 smooches from me!

~Danielle Palumbo



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