#BlogTour “Recovered” by Jay Crownover

The road to recovery is full of twists and turns no matter who is in the driver’s seat.

From New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author Jay Crownover comes a standalone romance with a hero sure to keep readers up long into the night. Check out the review below and pick up your copy of RECOVERED for just $.99 through release week only!


Musings…

3 It’s Not the Book, It’s Me CROWNS

I’m generally a huge fan of Jay Crownover’s books. I love the suspense, the romance, the broken characters finding redemption and healing, but Recovered just never sparked any feelings in me. I never got caught up in the story of Cable and Affton, sadly, and to be honest, I’m not sure I could tell you why.

There wasn’t anything wrong with the story. Cable is broken. I felt bad for him based on his story and the secret weighing him down. I grew to respect him for his choices to achieve true sobriety. His churlish behavior is understandable. I was happy with his story and how it ended. However, I never grew to fall in love with him.

Affton, like Cable, affected me in a similar way. She is level-headed and honest. Understands the life of an addict, and she is the perfect person to help him help himself. She is worthy of the HEA Crownover gives her.

Their story ultimately, though, just didn’t do it for me. I felt it was missing angst. The hate part of their enemy story fell flat. I never felt the anger and hatred toward each other. They fought, but it never seemed like real hate. They began to having feelings for each other, but it never felt like interdependence. It almost seemed like everything I was promised with the synopsis, I got on a low dose. I need more of it. More angst. More hatred. More something.

Recovered is written well. The plot progression moves appropriately, allowing readers to know the characters. The chemistry in the sheets is hot, and the relationship outside of the bedroom is good. At the end of the day, it just didn’t click with me. I truly wish it did, but alas, I really had to push myself to finish it.

ARC received in exchange for an honest review


Synopsis:

It was hate at first sight……

Affton

I hated Cable James McCaffrey.

He was entitled, spoiled, a user…and an addict.

He was out of control and didn’t bother trying to hide it.

He had everything anyone could want but still seemed miserable and lost.

Every move he made, every mistake he stumbled his way through, rubbed me the wrong way. However, I couldn’t stop myself from trying to save him from himself when no one else would. In the sweltering heat of the summer, Cable taught me that having it all means nothing if you can’t have the one thing you want more than anything else.

Cable

I was obsessed with Affton Reed.

She was rigid, uptight, and no fun. There was something about her innate goodness that called to me.

She acted like she was above all the normal faults and failures that clung to the rest of us like the scent of smoke after a fire.

I was infatuated with her, but that didn’t stop me from acting like she didn’t exist.

In the scorching heat of summer, Affton taught me that there is always a way back from the brink of despair. She showed me that the trick to having it all was realizing that it was already there, in my hands. All I had to do was hold onto it.

​The road to recovery is full of twists and turns no matter who is in the driver’s seat.

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About the Author:

Jay Crownover is the international and multiple New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of the Marked Men Series, The Saints of Denver Series, the Point Series, the Breaking Point Series, and the Getaway Series. Her books can be found translated in many different languages all around the world. She is a tattooed, crazy haired Colorado native who lives at the base of the Rockies with her awesome dogs. This is where she can frequently be found enjoying a cold beer and Taco Tuesdays. Jay is a self-declared music snob and outspoken book lover who is always looking for her next adventure, between the pages and on the road.

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3 Comments

  1. I love her books! I’m starting the second book in the Marked Men series tomorrow!

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