Better When He’s Brave by Jay Crownover

better when he's braveTitle: Better When He’s Brave
Series: Welcome to the Point bk 3
Author: Jay Crownover
Genre: Contemporary, Romantic Suspense, New Adult

Titus King has always seen his world in black and white. There is a firm right and wrong in his mind, 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 walking the straight and narrow seems far less important now. 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. This girl might be as dangerous to Titus as the guy trying to destroy the Point but he can’t walk away because he needs her—in more ways than one.

Reeve knows all about the threat trying to destroy The Point. She knows how ruthless, how vicious, and how cruel this new danger can be… and instead of running away, she wants to help. Reeve knows that 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.

Thoughts: I’ve been a fan of this series since the very first book, for a lot of reasons, but the main ones being 1- We have no clue in what city this series takes place, 2- The characters 3- It’s gritty and in your face about the lines between black, white and grey.

When Titus escaped The Point as a desperate teen he knew he’d be sacrificing something important, his brother Shane, to save himself. It’s taken years but his brother has finally forgiven him for abandoning him AND for sending him to prison and they are slowly rebuilding their relationship. So the very last person he needs walking into his office is the woman who almost got his brother and the girl he loves killed. She’s also the only woman to get his motor going in way to long, and the key to what is going on in The Point.

I honestly felt like this was more Titus story than his and the heroines. So much so that weeks after I’ve finished it I can tell you everything about Titus from the book, I had to look up the heroine’s name.

The story picks up right where Better When He’s Bold ends and we get to see how the actions of those in the first two books effect everyone in The Point.

As I said earlier one of the things I love about this entire series is how gritty it is. Making it unlike most the books that are being published. In a market where we have so many choices in the romance genre finding those that are well written and different enough that we step out of our reading comfort zones can be tricky.

But sometimes those books make it so worth it. So if you like your characters with an edge to them, ones who straddle the line of good and bad to protect others you won’t want to miss not just this book, but all the books in this series.

Grade B+


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