Monday, May 15, 2017

ARC Review: Salvaged (Saints of Denver #4) by Jay Crownover

Summary: The New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of the Marked Men books continues her delightfully sexy Saints of Denver series.

Hudson Wheeler is a nice guy. Everyone knows it, including his fiancée who left him with a canceled wedding and a baby on the way. He’s tired of finishing last and is ready to start living in the moment with nights soaked in whiskey, fast cars, and even faster girls. He’s set to start living on the edge, but when he meets Poppy Cruz, her sad eyes in the most gorgeous face he’s ever seen hook him in right away. Wheeler can see Poppy’s pain and all he wants to do is take care of her and make her smile, whatever it takes. 

Poppy can’t remember a time when she didn’t see strangers as the enemy. After a lifetime of being hurt from the men who swore to protect her, Poppy’s determined to keep herself safe by keeping everyone else at arm’s length. Wheeler’s sexy grin and rough hands from hours restoring classic cars shouldn’t captivate her, but every time she’s with him, she can’t help being pulled closer to him. Though she’s terrified to trust again, Poppy soon realizes it might hurt even more to shut Wheeler out—and the intense feelings pulsing through her are making it near impossible to resist him. 

The only thing Poppy is sure of is that her heart is in need of some serious repair, and the more time she spends with Wheeler, the more she’s convinced he’s the only man with the tools to fix it. (Via

Pages: 334

Publisher: William Morrow

Release Date: June 20th, 2017

Rating: 4.5/5 Stars


It is hard to believe that Salvaged marks the end of the Saints of Denver and Marked Men series. Before I officially start this review, I want to thank Jay Crownover and Melissa Shank for allowing me to read Salvaged early. They were hosting a giveaway for Salvaged ARCs in Crownover's Crowd, a Facebook group dedicated to Jay's novels. I am extremely thankful for the ARC, Salvaged is my most highly anticipated novel of 2017 and it did not disappoint.

If you are unaware, Salvaged is the fourth and final novel in Jay Crownover's Saints of Denver series. The Saints of Denver series is the spin-off series of Jay's Marked Men series. Both series are New Adult companion series that have an order; however, the reader can decide if they want to read each book in the series or if they only want to read the stories of specific characters. 

Salvaged follows Poppy and Wheeler who are two of my absolute favorite characters from both series. They have both been through the ringer. It was amazing to finally read their happily ever after. Salvaged also included plenty of scenes and mentions of the other Marked Men and Saints of Denver characters. At times, it got rather emotional to see where all the characters currently are. While it is sad that these characters will no longer be written about, at least anytime in the near future, it is comforting to know that they are all living in safety and are happy. 

It is hard to describe my love for Salvaged without posting spoilers. It was a wild ride, but my love for these characters only grew stronger as the story continued. It was great to see the blossoming of Poppy and Wheeler's relationship while also seeing the development of the relationships between the characters in each of the Marked Men and the Saints of Denver novels. Poppy and Wheeler's relationship was beautiful and worth the wait.

I, without a doubt, loved Salvaged, but Built, the first novel in the Saints of Denver series, is still my favorite Jay Crownover novel. Poppy and Wheeler's story was fantastic, but Zeb and Sayer will always have a special place in my heart. For that matter, all of the Marked Men and Saints of Denver characters have a special place in my heart, but Built knocked me off my feet. 

My favorites in the Marked Men series are Nash (Book 4), Rowdy (Book 5), and Jet (Book 2). To give the novels a ranking after Built, I would need to reread them all, which would be a delight, but I do not have enough time to do so. Sometime in the future, I plan to revisit these characters. I have been with the Marked Men and Saints of Denver for the last two years and the journey I have had with them is unforgettable. Whether you are a long-time fan or a new one, I hope you pick up a copy of Salvaged on June 20th and devour it.

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