From 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.
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As an avid reader I have read many outstanding novels and become deeply involved with book series the author creates. Their world and dynamic characters are vibrantly alive. I can’t wait to see what happens next in their world. I want to get to know each character intimately. I want to know what makes them tick, what influences have made them the way they are, what secrets they are hiding, and what is in store for them in the future. I want them to find the HEA with the perfect partner.
Jay Crownover has created a world with the Marked Men series and the Saints of Denver series that has me chomping at the bits for the next book. Her characters have become my friends and family in my vivid imagination. They have stolen my heart. Within both of these series there has been one character that has captured my attention with his mysterious allure, alpha behavior, and honorable actions. That man is Dashel Church, Rome’s former special ops teammate. Church came to Denver to work at Rome’s bar as a bouncer. His strong silent demeanor and contributions in both series has left the readers wanting more of this man. At last Jay Crownover is giving us his story in Riveted. Like the man, this story is complex and completely unexpected.
Dashes Church went to Denver after he left the service. He wasn’t ready to return home to Mississippi. He’s been biding his time working for Rome at the bar, but knows at some point he is going to have to return home and face his family. He has avoided his family under the pretense that he went to Denver because of a woman rather than returning home. When the dreaded call comes, he has to return home and face his family. He doesn’t have the heart to disappoint them with his lies so he convinces Dixie, the bright and sunny cocktail waitress at the bar, to make the trip with him and spend a few days with his family. His family will love Dixie and Dixie will make his return easier.
Dixie has always wanted the perfect happily ever after. She is the sunshine and rainbows type of girl. She sees the good in everything. She’s there with a smile, dependable to those she loves, and always willing to go above and beyond for those she loves. She has secretly been in love with Church since he first walked into the bar. She has finally given up hope of capturing his attention and winning his heart. After a few years and many failed attempts, she has come to realize that Church is unavailable. With a discouraged heart she realizes she needs to start dating again. She turns to the dating websites and has come across some epic losers. Maybe it’s time to throw in the towel and forget about finding her happily ever after. The tables turn when Church asks her to return home with him to Mississippi. She sees this as final opportunity and last ditch effort. She may return home to Denver with a broken heart or she may find her happily ever after.
Traveling from Denver to Mississippi on the back of the bike with Church is more than exciting. It’s an eye opener. Seeing where Church comes from and meeting his family is a interesting. Learning the truths about his past and the values of the community is a shocker. When the past and present collide and becomes dangerous, it’s downright frightening. Finding her happily ever after with Church is worth it all. It is perfection.
Once again Jay Crownover has delivered another great addition to the dynamic Denver crew. She gave Church and Dixie the perfect happily ever after they needed. He needed her sunshine and she needed his strength. They both found love and peace. They found a place to call home.
Jay gave a few hints of who might be next in the Saints of Denver series. I can’t wait to see their story unfold. But for now I am going to bask in Church and Dixie’s story.
About Jay Crownover:
Jay Crownover is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of the Marked Men, The Point, and the Saints of Denver series. Like her characters, she is a big fan of tattoos. She loves music and wishes she could be a rock star, but since she has no aptitude for singing or instrument playing, she’ll settle for writing stories with interesting characters that make the reader feel something. She lives in Colorado with her three dogs.