Better When He's Brave
A Welcome to the Point Novel
In New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Jay Crownover’s third novel in her sexy, thrilling Welcome to the Point series, a woman’s search for repentance leads her to the one man from her past she can’t forget as they join forces to save their city—and the explosive love neither can live without.
Titus King sees the world in black and white. Right and wrong. Which is why as a teenager he left behind the only family he’d ever known to make a better life for himself. Now a police detective in one of the worst cities in the country, he can’t deny his life has turned into a million different shades of gray.
The new criminal element in The Point has brought vengeance and destruction right to Titus’s front door, and the difference between right and wrong is nothing compared to keeping those he loves alive. To add to his already strained moral compass, the beautiful and mysterious Reeve Black has made her way back to town, and she might be as dangerous to Titus as the guy trying to destroy the Point because he needs her—in more ways than one.
Reeve knows all about how ruthless this new threat to destroy The Point can be… and instead of running away, she wants to help. She has a lot to repent for and saving the city, plus the hot cop that she hasn’t been able to forget might just be the only way she can finally find some inner peace.
With an entire city poised on the brink of war, Titus and Reeve stand in the crossfire—and it will take two brave souls to fight for the ultimate love.
Crownover's third Welcome to the Point contemporary (after Better When He's Bad) returns to her rough but generic wrong-side-of-the-tracks urban setting to frame a frantically torrid connection between a tough cop and a sexy criminal amid escalating wars for the control of the city's underground. Reeve Black breaks the anonymity of the witness protection program to help Det. Titus King bring Conner Roark, her traitorous ex-boyfriend, to justice. Titus and Reeve start a showy public affair to provoke possessive, jealous Conner out of hiding, but Reeve's respect for Titus, not to mention their sizzling chemistry, soon leaves her wanting a genuine emotional connection. Series followers will appreciate the couples from previous novels reappearing in significant roles, along with the recapitulation of the series theme of a gritty but kind man winning over a soft-hearted woman who was only made tough by circumstance. But there's endless tedium in Crownover's continual reminders to the reader that the bland Point is a bad place that people can never escape, and seeing all the relationship dynamics together makes the pattern of limited roles for women, always seen in relation to their men, very obvious.
5 brave stars
I cannot say enough good things about this book. It gives such a nice balance of fight, suspense,and sex appeal. I love that Jay writes such strong female roles because often women get lost in love stories. Titus and Reeve were from opposite sides of the law but when they got to know each other they weren't all that different at all. Cannot wait for the next Jay book.
I enjoyed this more the the first two of this series. Marked Men books are still my favorite, especially Rule. Looking forward to more from this author.
Another good one!
Jay has done it again and written another exciting book. Problem is I couldn't put it down until finished! Looking forward to the next books in both series - wish we didn't have to wait so long!