Series: Saints of Denver, #3
Published by William Morrow Paperbacks on February 14th 2017
Also in this series: Leveled, Built
Also by this author: Better When He's Bold, Asa, Better When He's Brave
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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.
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I thoroughly enjoyed Riveted and I have been eagerly anticipating reading Dixie and Church’s story. Jay Crownover weaves such enjoyable stories with amazing secondary characters that you have to patiently wait for her to write their stories. I’ve been making up Church’s backstory and how Dixie finally lands him in my mind for quite awhile.
Dixie might be my favorite heroine from Jay Crownover to date. I identified with her and really understand her. She is the one that everyone expects to always have it together, to be the mediator, the person who fixes everything and hold it together no matter what is going on. She always sees the good in any situation and wants to help. The problem with this role is maybe Dixie needs someone to lean on every once in awhile. Dixie believes in true love and the everlasting kind and she thinks Church is the guy. And it all happened in one moment.
The problem is Church. He doesn’t think he is worthy of Dixie. Church’s backstory is painful and heartbreaking. You just want to reach through the pages and shake him. Tell him it isn’t his fault and he deserves a little sunshine. Church hasn’t been home in 10 years and he needs to go after bad news reaches him in Denver. Church enlists Dixie’s help and of course she decides to go to Louisiana with him.
I adored Church’s family and once again, Jay makes you love a whole cast of characters. I loved how Dixie and Church handled everything thrown their way and slowly they realized they needed each other. Dixie and Church open up to each other about their pasts and they try to fight their attraction to each other but it is really a pointless endeavor. These two made for an awesome ride. I read this book in one sitting and loved that Jay laid the groundwork for Wheeler and Poppy. Can’t wait!
From the New York Times bestselling author of the Marked Men books comes the next installment in the Saints of Denver series.
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