From the New York Times bestselling author of the Marked Men series comes an irresistible and suspenseful romance between a tough Texas Ranger and his first love--a woman in danger who insists she doesn't need his protection.
Hill Gamble is a model lawman: cool and collected, with a confident swagger to boot. Too bad all that Texas charm hasn't gotten him anywhere in his personal life, especially since the only girl he ever loved has always been off-limits. But then Hill is assigned to investigate her father's mysterious death, and he's forced back to the town--and the woman--he left behind.
When Hill left Loveless, he broke Kody Lawton's already battered heart. And now that he's working on her father's case, avoiding him is impossible. She can handle Hill and her unwanted feelings--until he puts his life on the line to protect her. Suddenly, Kody realizes that Hill could be taken away from her...for good.
"Crownover delivers the goods."-Lori Wilde, New York Times bestselling author
"Crownover writes cowboys that make you want to pack your bags in search of a small-town ranch!" -Melissa Foster, New York Times bestselling author
Includes the bonus novella Cowboy to the Rescue by A.J. Pine!
Crownover (Justified) returns to small-town Loveless, Tex., in this suspenseful contemporary romance featuring angst-ridden lovers and an unsolved murder. Straight-laced Texas ranger Hill Gamble has loved reckless Kody Lawton for as long as he's known her, even after she got together with his younger brother, Aaron. Kody had a crush on Hill too, but she didn't believe she was good enough for him and bonded with irresponsible Aaron instead. After Aaron dies by suicide at age 22, Kody blames Hill, who'd distanced himself from the couple out of guilt over his lingering feelings. Years later, Kody's father, the former town sheriff, is murdered and Hill is assigned to investigate, throwing the pair back together. Kody uses angry outbursts and flippant jibes to cover her own guilt about her attraction to Hill, and her juvenile behavior will soon grate on readers' nerves. Forthright Hill proves an excellent foil, however, and, when danger comes for the Lawton clan, readers will be taken by Hill's vow to protect the woman he loves. Crownover leaves the central mystery dangling in a cliffhanger ending but reaches an emotional resolution that will satisfy romance fans. Readers will be eager for the next installment.
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ARC for honest review with no compensation 4.5 stars received from NetGalley and Forever
Unforgiven is book 2 in the Loveless, Texas series by Jay Crownover, a new to me author and will definitely be reading more of her books and this series!
Hill Gamble, Texas Ranger has come back to Lovelace, Texas to investigate the death of the town’s corrupt sheriff and father of the woman he fell in love with years ago except she fell in love with his younger brother Aaron who had lots of issues and has passed away.
Kody Lawton fell in love with Hill and his younger brother Aaron but when push came to shove she chose the younger brother. Hill backed off and left town but now he’s back to investigate her dad‘s death and all the old feelings arise again but can she open her heart, leave the past behind and let her love shine through…
Suspense, tragedy, anger, longing, mystery and a love everlasting are just some of the things you will find in this book.
Love is a Gamble
Riveting and a rush of love! Jay Crownover once again makes me want to relocate to a small town full of eligible cowboys to find “the one.” Really enjoyed this third book in the series. I can’t wait for Blacklisted to find out what happens next!!!
Sexy Cowboy Suspense Romance
Absolutely loved this book!!! I was looking forward to it since the I finished the first book! Hill was the perfect hero for Kody. Those two deserved an HEA! Hill and Kody have known each other practically their whole lives. These two have a past but not as lovers but as friends & Kody dates his younger brother. Hill came back into town to help with the murder of Kody’s father. This book holds a lot of drama, tension, and angsty! I enjoyed watching these two finally get their HEA and the suspense along side that! I highly recommend this book!! I can NOT express how I’m dying for Shot’s book next!!! Read this now! I was given an advanced copy from netgalley & readforeverpub for an honest review!