Monday, February 27, 2017

ARC Review: Riveted (Saints of Denver #3) by Jay Crownover

SummaryFrom the New York Times bestselling author of the Marked Men books comes the next installment in the Saints of Denver series.

Everyone else in Dixie Carmichael's life has made falling in love look easy, and now she is ready for her own chance at some of that happily ever after. Which means she’s done pining for the moody, silent former soldier who works with her at the bar that's become her home away from home. Nope. No more chasing the hot as heck thundercloud of a man and no more waiting for Mr. Right to find her; she's going hunting for him...even if she knows her heart is stuck on its stupid infatuation with Dash Churchill.

Denver has always been just a pit stop for Church on his way back to rural Mississippi. It was supposed to be simple, uneventful, but nothing could have prepared him for the bubbly, bouncy redhead with doe eyes and endless curves. Now he knows it's time to get out of Denver, fast. For a man used to living in the shadows, the idea of spending his days in the sun is nothing short of terrifying.

When Dixie and Church find themselves caught up in a homecoming overshadowed with lies and danger, Dixie realizes that while falling in love is easy, loving takes a whole lot more work…especially when Mr. Right thinks he's all wrong for you. (Via

Release Date: February 14th, 2017 

Rating: 4/5 Stars


I received an advanced digital copy of Riveted from InkSlinger PR in exchange for an honest review. Riveted is the third novel in the Saints of Denver series, the spin-off series of Jay Crownover's Marked Men series. I fell in love with Jay Crownover and her books after the first Marked Men novel, Rule, and it has been an amazing two years journeying with the other Marked Men and Saints of Denver. Riveted was a captivating, emotional read and a great addition to both series. 

The two main characters of Riveted, Church and Dixie, are tied into both series; however, the setting of Riveted separates itself from both series and was a refreshing twist. Instead of the typical Denver background, Riveted takes Church and Dixie down south to Mississippi. While it was a refreshing road trip, I am excited to be back in Denver for the final installment in the Saints of Denver series, Salvaged. Salvaged is my most highly anticipated novel of 2017. I cannot wait for Poppy and Wheeler to get their happily ever after. 

Although Riveted was a fantastic addition to both series, my excitement for Salvaged overshadowed Dixie and Church's story. Instead of being excited for the couple, I was fangirling at all the scenes associated with Poppy and Wheeler. Dixie and Church are great characters, but I never felt a huge pull towards them, much like Avett and Quaid from Charged, the second book in the Saints of Denver series. While the six Marked Men were obvious choices, the Saints of Denver were not. Unfortunately, I was not as excited for the second or third novel in the Saints of Denver series as I was for the other novels. 

Riveted went to unexpected places. Not only did Riveted traveled to the deep south, it also delved into racism and other important topics. I hope that Jay will revisit Mississippi in the future and explore the stories of some the secondary characters we will be leaving behind in Salvaged. If you are a fan of both Jay's Marked Men and Saints of Denver series, I recommend picking up a copy of Riveted. If you have yet to read any books by Jay, I highly recommend changing that. Jay's signature characters and relationships, both friendships and romances, are irresistible combined with varying plot that easily make Jay one of the best New Adult authors.

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