Friday 30 March 2018

✪ Recovered ✪ Jay Crownover ✪ Blog Tour ✪

It was hate at first sight...


I hated Cable James McCaffrey.

He was entitled, spoiled, a userand an addict.

He was out of control and didnt bother trying to hide it.

He had everything anyone could want but still seemed miserable and lost.

Every move he made, every mistake he stumbled his way through, rubbed me the wrong way. However, I couldnt stop myself from trying to save him from himself when no one else would. In the sweltering heat of the summer, Cable taught me that having it all means nothing if you cant have the one thing you want more than anything else.


I was obsessed with Affton Reed.

She was rigid, uptight, and no fun. There was something about her innate goodness that called to me.

She acted like she was above all the normal faults and failures that clung to the rest of us like the scent of smoke after a fire.

I was infatuated with her, but that didnt stop me from acting like she didnt exist.

In the scorching heat of summer, Affton taught me that there is always a way back from the brink of despair. She showed me that the trick to having it all was realizing that it was already there, in my hands. All I had to do was hold onto it.

The road to recovery is full of twists and turns no matter who is in the drivers seat.

ARC received for an honest review

** this was released through Jay's newsletter back in 2017 so if you read that, you are not getting a new story**

I was a little leery when I read at the beginning of this book that this is kinda based on events in the author's life.  Been there, read that and it has usually been a shocker!

I am happy to say though that this was not the case with Recovered.

Recovered is a story that will break your heart, stomp on it and heal it again.

Cable and Affton (yeah, I admit I rolled my eyes and thought WTF as we go those names - I am all for unique names in stories but these just felt a bit ridiculous to me - but this could just be me).

I like the way C and A's relationship unfolded.  It felt organic, it didn't feel rushed, and I felt that they dealt with issues well.

It did take me a little while to get into Recovered, but once I got into it I didn't want to put it down.

I can't wait to see what Ms Crownover brings us next.

He looked like a surfer with his shaggy, dirty blond hair and the careless scruff that darkened his chin and cheeks. He had on a light gray t-shirt featuring the logo of his parents brewery and a pair of jeans that were in far better shape than the ones hed dipped in the Gulf last night. He was wearing faded black Converse that were almost identical to mine. Looking at him, it was impossible to tell he was the privileged son of a couple of millionaires. He didnt look like an ex-con or recovering addict. At least he didnt until you got to his eyes.
Those dark orbs were perfect for hiding secrets, but if you looked hard enough, you could see the storm raging inside of Cable McCaffrey. There were shadows in those dark eyes, and they were at war with him.
They were winning.
I stiffened as his hand landed on the small of my back where my shirt was tied so it fit instead of handing down around my thighs. It was one of my favorites. I stole it from my dad and refused to give it back even though it was three sizes too big. The bare skin where his palm landed tingled, and I quickly took a step forward to break the contact.
Yeah, I can surf. Weve had this house since I was little. I learned how so I didnt have to be stuck inside while my parents did their best to eat each other alive. I never particularly looked forward to summer vacation, but I always loved being on the water. He took the car from me and immediately put his feet on the bar and rode it like a scooter as we started through the store. I was into the girls in bikinis who liked surfers even more.
I bristled and was going to snap at him that he was into anyone who had a willing vagina when I realized by the smirk on his face and quirk in his gold-tinted eyebrows that he was baiting me. He knew it ruffled my feathers when he brought up sex and his vast experience with the opposite sex. He was purposely rattling my cage just to get a reaction.

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, the 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.