Thursday, October 13, 2016

Honor (The Breaking Point #1) by Jay Crownover: Blog Tour Review, Excerpt & Giveaway


Blurb:

Don't be fooled.

Don't make excuses for me.

I am not a good man.

I've seen things no one should, done things no one should talk about. Honor and conscience have no place in my life. But I've fought and I've survived. I've had to.

The first time I saw her dancing on that seedy stage in that second rate club, I felt my heart pulse for the first time. Keelyn Foster was too young, too vibrant for this place, and I knew in an instant that I would make her mine. But first I had to climb my way to the top. I had to have something more to offer her.

I'm here now, money is no object and I have no equal. Except for her. She's disappeared. But don't worry, I will find her and claim her. She will be mine.

Like I said, don't be fooled. I am not the devil in disguise… I'm the one front and center.

Releases: October 18, 2016


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Excerpt:
  
NASSIR

She harrumphed and slid off the desk so she was towering over me in those killer heels. I was glad she was back in her right skin.

“Business only?”

I nodded solemnly and ran a tired hand over my face. It was a deal with the devil, but we both knew she was going to make it anyway.

“Very lucrative and profitable business only, and if for some reason the cops shut me down, I’ll return your investment plus fifty percent of my own.”

“How much did you sink into this place? And how much do you expect me to buy in for?”

I shrugged. “I spent enough to make it what I wanted and you can pay in the same Race did. Two hundred K. I’m the primary backer, so my word is law, but if you see something now working or a way I missed to bring more money in, we can have a discussion.” Race had actually put in double that amount, but I wasn’t about to tell her that, and no one had ever accused me of being honest.

She whistled. “That’s a lot of money.”

“You have it.” She would hate to know that I knew exactly what her bank balance was. It paid to have a computer hacker on the payroll. There wasn’t much about her I didn’t know, both inside and out.

“I do have it. I just don’t know if I want to give it to you.” It sounded like she was taking about a lot more than money.

“We open this weekend, so you don’t have much time to decide.”

“I feel like I never had a choice. The second you showed up in Denver, this was all bound to happen because you always get your way.”

I shook my head slightly. “Not always.” We both knew that.

Her eyes sparked with charcoal flecks and she took a step closer so that she could bend down and put her hands on the arms of my chair. She leaned closer and closer until her mouth was hovering a mere millimeter away from mine. When she spoke, the words danced across my lips and tasted like victory and fate.

“No, not always.” Her lips pressed into mine and I had to curl my hands around the arms of the chair to keep from grabbing at her.

She teased the clamped seam of my lips with her tongue and lightly scraped her teeth across my bottom lip. I wanted to toss her backward on the desk and bury myself inside her with no finesse, just pure, animalistic lust. She brushed her lips back and forth and laughed lightly as I bit down on my already injured tongue to keep from reacting. If I mauled her now, it would undo any progress I might have made with her.

She pulled back and reached out to run her finger over each of the high arches of my eyebrows. It was the softest, gentlest touch I had ever felt from another human being and it made my focus on her pulse even more heavily in my veins.

“Fine. I’m in. I’ll write you a check.”

About the Author:

I’m supposed to share interesting details about myself so that my readers get to know me so here we go in no particular order: I’m an natural redhead even though I haven’t seen my real hair color in years, I’m a big fan of tattoos and have a half sleeve on either arm and various other pieces all over the place, I’ve been in the bar industry since I was in college and it has always offered interesting insight into how men and women interact with each other, I have 3 dogs that are all crazy, I live in Colorado and love the snow, I love music and in all reality wish I could be a rock star not a writer or a bartender but I have zero talent so there is that.

I love to write, love to read and all I’m interested in is a good story with interesting characters that make the reader feel something.

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Review by Michelle:

When I read Better When He's Bad I was dumbfounded by Bax, the baddest of the bad boys, and by Jay Crownover who dared to give us a true bad boy in all his shocking glory, who made us love a hardened criminal, who showed us the very definition of hard times and finding beauty in even the most dire of situations. Then there was Race who proved to be a man with a heart of gold despite engaging in some less than legal activities. And then of course, Titus, a good man through and through. Finally it's Nassir's turn and, if you were as floored by Bax's story as I was, hold on to your seat because you are about to get blown away!

Nassir's story is among the ranks of the most intoxicating, consuming, and compelling stories I have read in quite some time. His story is so involved, so layered, so complex, so terrible, so heartbreaking, and so intense it was both hard to look away from and hard to move past in the end. Jay Crownover has an uncanny way with words that draws you in and almost makes Nassir's horrific past enjoyable to read about...almost. In each word you can feel how they could have compulsively flowed forth in a great purge to bleed his painful past out on the pages of this book and yet, at the same time, it also feels as if each and every word was meticulously chosen as the truest, most powerful and impactful. However they were written, I, as the reader, both savored and devoured each word as I came to finally know, to understand, and yes, even to love this devil and his magnificent muse.

As Keelyn attempts to gain the upper hand on The Point's most formidable man, she finds that when you play the devil's games, you are bound to get burned. She also comes to find the strength, the power, and the justification that she has been seeking all along, the very qualities she has really always possessed. Nassir is obviously the man in The Point but who knew Keelyn was the true Queen? Once she realizes her rightful place, she could be considered even more powerful and influential than her man, and talk about badass, this woman definitely has got it going on.

It seems, Keelyn is not the only unexpected challenger that can bring Nassir to his knees though. When someone starts messing with the devil's loot, you know there will be consequences, but could they ultimately be the unthinkable?

The tension, the heat, the complexity, the emotion, the drama, and the surprise. You know a story about Keelyn and Nassir is going to be hot, between the aura of sensuality each exudes in their own right and the electricity between them that has jumped off of the page over the course of multiple books now, but the romance and the emotion, that was what hooked me.

Honor is a must read for every fan of the Welcome to the Point series, Jay Crownover newbies, and anti-hero lovers alike. A potent, thrilling, passionate story that is not to be missed.

*complimentary copy provided by publisher for an honest review

Rating: 5 Stars

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8 comments:

  1. I think u could because I grew up around things that happened in The Point. It wouldn't be anything new. I just wouldn't want to. Lol

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  2. I could live in the point. I can adapt to many situations and handle myself efficiently.

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  3. Thank you so much! ~Jessica, InkSlinger PR

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  4. I think I could live in the point. I love new surroundings

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  5. Probably not. It seems a bit rough. But I love this series!

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  6. I don't think I could live in The Point. I'm used to my nice, safe, quiet suburbs.

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  7. I can and have lived in great places and not so great places when I was younger so I would live there!

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  8. I think I can, If I have my people with me I guess :D

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