Justified by Jay Crownover

justifies by Jay Crownover Loveless Texas Book one

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Case Lawton comes from a family of criminals. So as the sheriff of Loveless, Texas, he’s determined to do everything by the book–until he’s called to Aspen Barlow’s office after a so-called break-in. The last thing he wants to do is help the woman who cost him custody of his son. But Aspen isn’t the heartless lawyer Case remembers, and he starts to question his long-held grudge… Aspen is scared for her life, and Case is her last hope for protection. But to get him on her side, she’ll have to reveal the painful truth from all those years ago. Now, as they work together to track down a dangerous criminal, Case and Aspen learn to trust each other. And as the threats escalate, it becomes clear there’s a thin line between love and hate… because there’s nothing Case wouldn’t do to keep her safe.(Goodreads)

So pleasantly surprised

Normally I’m not one for a cowboy romance, but if they are all like this I may have to reconsider my stance.  It could be because this was basically an enemies to lovers romance, which is my kryptonite, but really I think it was simply a good story and great characters. I’ve noticed a new trend in romance books where the POV switches between the male and female characters, and I am here for it.  I really like this, because I feel like you get the full story this way. It also helps that in the instance Aspen and Case were two great characters that I really liked.  They have a history, but in getting both their POVs I understood where each of them was coming from and didn’t feel like I was stepping into the middle of the story like I do sometimes with these types of books.   The mystery in this book, for me at least, was secondary to the romance between Aspen and Case, but it certainly served its purpose.  Not only giving the characters a reason to interact but keeping the story interesting. I was a little surprised at the resolution of the mystery and thought maybe it would have more effect on the characters than it did.   I really enjoyed this book, and will definitely be reading the next one in the series.   Overall Rating: 4


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, 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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