Shelter by Jay Crownover
My rating: 6 of 5 stars
“We’ve been on a collision course from day one. We were always going to crash into one another.”
I love the authors who ditch the ordinary for the extraordinary, who take risks in their writing, who deliver the different to readers. Every time I open a book by Jay Crownover, I know it’s going to be a voyage into unchartered territory. Just like all of Jay Crownover’s other out-of-the box books, Shelter is UNIQUE, UNPREDICTABLE, and UTTERLY BRILLIANT. The Getaway series continues to be one INCREDIBLY INTENSE ADVENTURE!!!
Shelter is tale of tough love but also a story of survival, second chances, and strength. Shelter is a roller coaster ride of an adventure with twists and turns, and ups and downs—one that takes the senses for a spin. Shelter is a fierce and fiery flame of a love story that burns all over. Shelter is a fusion of feels where no emotion is left untouched. Shelter is UNPUTDOWNABLE. Shelter is EVERYTHING!!!!
Jay Crownover has truly outdone herself with this masterful, intensely mesmerizing portrait of a broken hero and heroine who fight the hardest of battles to become whole. Emerys and Suttons’ life-altering journey continues in Shelter. A hero and heroine, both strong and stubborn, may learn that the best way to heal and put their broken pieces together may be to come together as one.
”All his broken pieces made mine seem less jagged.”
Like older brother, Warner, Sutton is a man’s man. Tall. Rugged. Handsome. Brooding. Stubborn. Tough. Tender. Sutton is my favorite Warner brother and near the top of all of Jay Crownover’s complex and tough but tender heroes.
”Even when I didn’t want to want you, I did.”
Emerys is a tall beauty who sees the light in others’ dark. She is the perfect complement to Sutton: the soft to his hard. Emerys is as bold as she is beautiful, and one of the strongest heroines I’ve encountered.
”I like all your pieces, Sutton…You keep dropping them and I keep picking them up.”
Sutton and Emerys are on fire together!!! Their chemistry is COMBUSTIBLE! This hero and heroine are imperfectly perfect but so perfect for each other in every way. It’s as if Sutton and Enerys were forged together by fate, calming each others’ storms.
”You feel like fire wrapped up in silk.”
I LOVED THIS HEART-POUNDING ROMANCE!!! My heart pounded out of my chest where I forgot to breathe. Tears streamed down my face as Shelter—this mix of SORROW, SWEETNESS and SOUL—struck me hard, igniting every emotion. Shelter struck me everywhere!!! I was so lost in this story that I didn’t want to be found.
Humming with rich descriptions, deep emotions, and razor-sharp intensity, Shelter tears at the heartstrings in a journey felt all over. What a RUSH!!! Twists and turns. Fire and ice. Dark and light. Love and loss. Chase and calm. This book BUZZES WITH EXCITEMENT!!!
Shelter is a heart-clenching thriller of a tale of love wrapped in heroism, heartbreak, hope, and healing that strikes straight to the core. Shelter is the BEST EMOTIONAL CHAOS!!! Like a shard of glass, Shelter shines and then cuts deep. An ADRENALINE RUSH spiked with HEAT and HEART, Shelter is an ADVENTURE lived and a story loved long after the last page.
”What do you get out of any of this, Em?”
“I get you.”
🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 heart-striking and soul-shining stars
Sutton Warner is a mess. Everything in his life feels like it’s unraveling.
He’s let a lot of people down lately, including his daughter. Sutton always promised his little girl he would never disappoint her and that he would always be there when she needed him. Until he wasn’t.
The truth is, he’s used to disappointing the women in his life. First was his mother who couldn’t find a reason to stick around when he was growing up. Then there’s his ex. The woman who takes unbridled delight in making his life incredibly complicated. Luckily, his daughter is still young enough to believe her old man is some kind of hero. But, he knows the day is coming when she realizes the truth, which is, he’s just a man with some serious flaws and a list of ever-growing weaknesses.
Finally, there’s the woman he’s desperately trying to forget with every shot tossed back and each pill popped.
He more than disappointed Emrys…he almost got her killed.
Her love is steady and sure. It’s a shelter shaped by conviction and silent assurance.
Emrys Santos is lost. Everything in her life feels pointless and futile.
She’s been busy running away from her feelings and all the people who love her the most—including her best friend, the one person who knows exactly what she’s been through. They promised to always stick together and to lean on one another. It was a promise Em had to break so she could lick her wounds and figure out her next move. For once, there is no easy way out of the tangled web of emotions she’s caught up in, and right now, she recognizes that all roads lead back to Wyoming…and back to Sutton.
The man she nearly got killed.
Shelter is a standalone novel, the second book in the Getaway series, which features the hardheaded and brokenhearted Warner brothers and the women who dare to love them. These boys are very good at putting the wild in wilderness.
I’d been fooled once by the promise of quiet nights and serene days in the sunshine. I believed the brochure when it said I could leave my worries at home and escape to a simpler, quieter kind of life. I let myself be lured in by the picturesque landscape and stunning mountains. I foolishly fell prey to the temptation of leaving my current set of troubles behind in San Francisco while I hid away in the middle-of-nowhere Wyoming.
I now knew firsthand the glossy brochure that brought me to Wyoming the first time was nothing more than a bunch of pretty, packaged lies. I knew the bar brawl erupting in front of me was hardly the worst thing that could happen here. In fact, the level of bloodshed and violence was child’s play compared to what I’d witnessed the last time I’d stepped foot in this small, quaint town. Well, I hadn’t really been in Sheridan last time I was here. I’d spent most of my time in the backwoods that surrounded the Warner brothers’ ranch, which was still a good forty-five minutes outside of this tiny town. The ranch was where I was currently trying to get to so I could see my best friend.
When I left Wyoming, I told myself I would never come back.
I told myself there was nothing here for me but bad memories and heartache. I was a pro at lying to myself, at telling myself exactly what I needed to hear to justify my actions. I could convince myself of anything, like it was okay that my last boyfriend stole my grandmother’s silver when I kicked him out because he needed it more than I did. I had no problem believing that pulling Leo out of the city was the only way to heal her broken heart even though she didn’t want to go. It was easier to distract her than it was to watch her wallow. I persuaded myself into believing what I needed to heal was space and solitude. I held onto that until time passed and I was still a mess. I was sick of my own company and of hiding from everything I was feeling. I was the one who always went out of my way to fix everyone else around me, it wasn’t exactly a shock to learn I didn’t have the skills to repair myself. I spent my days helping others focus on their goals, on doing better and achieving more, so I didn’t have to think about the lack of any ambition of my own. I turned thirty at the end of the year and I was still trying to figure out what and who I wanted to be when I grew up. I’d been aimless for a long time; the only direction in my life come from the fact I knew all the way down to my bones that I had to go back to Wyoming and face off with Sutton Warner.
A MUST-MEET ROMANCE!!!
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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.
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