Saturday 31 January 2015

BETTER WHEN HE’S BOLD by Jay Crownover Review/Excerpt Tour ~ #giveaway & #bookreview


From New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Jay Crownover, comes the second book in a combustible new series, Welcome to the Point, that is sexier, darker, and better than ever.

There’s a difference between a bad boy and a boy who is bad. . . . Welcome to the Point.

In a dark and broken kingdom, a ruler has be fearless to control the streets and the ruthless people who run them. Race Hartman is just bold enough, just smart enough, and just lost enough to wear the crown. Places like The Point will always have bad things and bad people, but the man in control of all that badness can minimize the devastation. Race has a plan, but can he prevent total annihilation without destroying himself?

Brysen Carter has always seen the real Race—a guy too pretty, too smooth, and way too dangerous. Basking in his golden glow is very tempting, but Brysen knows she’ll eventually get burned. She has enough problems without the risky danger and mayhem that comes with a guy like Race. Too bad Brysen faces a threat close to home that might be more dangerous than anything The Point has ever produced.. And the only person interested in keeping her safe is the one man she can’t allow herself to have.

Sometimes being bold is the only way to stay alive. But can she let Race save her life . . . if it means losing herself to him?

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And don’t miss the previous books in The Point Series!


About Jay Crownover:
Jay Crownover is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of the Marked Men and The Point 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.

 BETTER WHEN HE’S BOLD Review/Excerpt Tour

January 27
Book Starlets-Review and Excerpt
Jen in Bookland-Review and Excerpt
Shameless Book Club-Review and Excerpt
Flirty and Dirty-Excerpt
Red Hot + Blue Reads-Review
January 28
January 29
A Literary Perusal-Review and Excerpt
Love Between the Sheets-Review
Nose Stuck in a Book-Review
Waves of Fiction-Review and Excerpt
January 30
Emilie’s Book World-Review and Excerpt
Literati Literature Lovers-Review and Excerpt
LuLo Fangirl-Review
Typical Distractions-Review and Excerpt
January 31
Live Read and Breathe-Review
The Book Enthusiast-Review and Excerpt
Romance Addict Book Blog-Review and Excerpt
February 1
Holly’s Hot Reads-Review
Kimberlyfaye Reads-Review and Excerpt
Reviews by Tammy & Kim-Review and Excerpt
The Book Hoarders-Review
February 2
Three Chicks and Their Books-Review
Give Me Books-Review and Excerpt
Grown Up Book Reviews-Review
Red Cheeks Reads-Review and Excerpt

Source: eARC for Honest Review Courtesy of William Morrow via Edelweiss
Genre: NA Contemporary Romance
Part 2 in an ongoing series

My Better When He's Bold Review...

I LOVED Better When He's Bad so I could NOT wait to finally get behind behind the new brains of the point - Race Hartman.
The two sides of him that made him unpredictable and hard to really get my head around. Altruistic and selfless while, in turn, being arrogant and flippant about his current circumstances.

Race is the best friend to Shane 'Bax' Baxter and the brother to Bax's girl Dovie Price.  He was also originally from the privileged side of the tracks but when he gets a taste of really living and then cuts his ties with his family that he knows to take care of the family that only matters he ends up in the Point.
"Don't be.  I was an asshole and a spoiled brat when I lived like them.
 It took making my own place in this world, finding my real family and my real place, to understand what life was really about."
Race will do anything to protect his sister but those choices almost lost his best friend.  Now that they are a package duo, it forces Bax and Race to mend bridges while trying to help change the Point to what it could be.  But not everyone is okay with these changes and a lot of shit is going on their own doorstep trying to prevent these changes.

The last things Race needs is a distraction especially one who has her own suitcase of issues, but Race has always been drawn to Brysen and can't deny the opportunity when he finally gets his chance.  They're in the middle of a war brewing but their chemistry is on fire and undeniable but with Brysen been torn between her family and Race, while Race is being torn between Brysen and the Point.
"I'm glad you're not absolutely physically perfect, Race. Trying to handle all the obvious perfection is distracting and hard as it is.  Knowing there are parts of you that aren't flawless makes you so much more human."
With Race the new king of the Point he's willing to have a queen but she has to be able to accept all that comes with this title as it won't be easy.  Brysen waivers back and forth between going all in or not but in the meantime she is barely keeping alive with a new threat lurking around and at the same time her family is imploding.  Race can't be everywhere at once but he tries to keep his hands still inside the Point while protecting Brysen.
"If he's nice to you, takes care of you, and makes you happy, the choices he has to make that affect others shouldn't matter.  People are always hurting each other, and if you have a guy going out of his way to not hurt you, well, that's what matters.  Rich, poor, and everything in between."
Brysen's little sister Karsen seems to be one of the only logical ones in the middle of this mess.  Her advice helps Brysen find balance while at the same time we get to see a potential love match for the future with Booker & Karsen. (fingers crossed for this duo).

There is so much drama brewing in the Point while Brysen's issues come to a head with many potentially bad outcomes.
"Take that.  If you need to use it then shit is fucked and I don't know what else to tell you other that good luck, Blondie. Now get your ass upstairs"
By the end of the story the drama is only simmering we have to find out in the next book(s) how it all comes to a boil and if they can all survive and still come up on top.  My fingers are crossed for these bad boys that they get to live some good while being still being bad. In the meantime Race, Brysen, Bax and Dovie are doing their best to find the slice of happiness in the middle of this shit storm. I can't wait to read Titus's book next because you know it's going to be good.  While the others are bad Titus is good to the bone but he will have to find more gray to survive this war.

4 A War is brewing Thumbs up!
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  1. My favorite genre is romance! I just love love! Thanks for the giveaway, I'm so excited for this book!

    1. This was a great book! I hope you get a chance to read it soon. :) L


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