Wednesday, March 04, 2020


The New York Times bestselling author of the Marked Men series delivers a romance about a rugged Texas sheriff who must protect the woman who was once his sworn enemy...

Case Lawton comes from a family of criminals. So as the sheriff of Loveless, Texas, he's determined to do everything by the book--until he's called to Aspen Barlow's office after a so-called break-in. The last thing he wants to do is help the woman who cost him custody of his son. But Aspen isn't the heartless lawyer Case remembers, and he starts to question his long-held grudge...

Aspen is scared for her life, and Case is her last hope for protection. But to get him on her side, she'll have to reveal the painful truth from all those years ago. Now, as they work together to track down a dangerous criminal, Case and Aspen learn to trust each other. And as the threats escalate, it becomes clear there's a thin line between love and hate... because there's nothing Case wouldn't do to keep her safe.

Release Date: June 25, 2019
Loveless, Texas Series #1
Romantic Suspense
Review copy provided by publisher

Nikki’s Review:

What could be better than a hot cowboy from Texas? Not much, in my opinion. Well, maybe if that cowboy was also the Sheriff of a quaint little town, and he wears a Stetson!

Case is surly and mean when it comes to Aspen. He sees her as the person, and lawyer, who helped his ex-wife take away his little boy. Of course there are circumstances that he never knew about. Even though he has a crazy hate on for her, I couldn’t help but really like this guy. He was kinda like an onion, you had to peel back all his layers to get to the heart of him.

Aspen is trying to rebuild her life after leaving her husband, and dealing with the Sheriff who was once her childhood crush, but now hates her, is not on her list of fun things to do. Circumstances throw these two together and that’s when the sparks fly. And it wasn’t always the sexy kind. 

I loved the push and pull that Case and Aspen had going on. It kinda made my head spin, but being kept on my toes makes things so much more interesting. You could really feel the anger radiating off of Case, but there was also some strong sexual tension simmering under all the that. The author did a great job in making the emotions feel almost tangible. 

I really enjoyed watching the relationship between the hero and heroine evolve. There was so much history and hurt surrounding them, and it seemed to cling tightly. There was a ton of character growth in this book. All of their vulnerabilities were laid bare. I think at the end of the day, they were just what the other needed. Even if it took them a long time to figure it out.

This is the first book I’ve read by Jay Crownover, but it won’t be the last. I’m so excited to read the next installment in this series! Good thing I have the ARC of Unforgiven waiting for me, because patience is not one of my virtues. 

Rating: 4 Stars (A)

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