5 stars RK
Some men are just better when they're bold.
Welcome to the Point...
In a dark and broken kingdom, a ruler has to be fearless to control the streets and the ruthless people who run them.
Race Hartman is just bold enough, just smart enough, and just lost enough to wear the crown. Places like the Point will always have bad things and bad people, but the man in control of all that badness can minimize the devastation. Race has a plan, but can he prevent total annihilation without destroying himself?
Brysen Carter has always seen her best friend's brother for what he is--too pretty, too smooth, and way too dangerous to touch. Basking in Race's golden glow is very tempting, but Brysen knows she'd eventually get burned.
When she starts receiving threatening texts and someone tries to take her out in parking lot, the only person interested in keeping her safe is the one man she can't allow herself to have.
Sometimes being bold is the only way to stay alive. But can she let Race save her life . . . if it means losing herself to him?
I was gifted this book in exchange for an honest review. (Thank You)
Better When He's Bold is the second book in Jay Crownover's Welcome To The Point Series. I was scared that nothing could ever come close to "Better When He's Bad", that book had me on the edge on my seat. So, going into "Better When He's Bold", I had no idea how Jay Crownover was going to be able to accomplish the way the story grabbed me and pulled me right into the Point. That is exactly what she did.... again.
At one time, Race Hartman, had his daddy's money but he craved excitement in his life. He was just a teenager when he and Shane Baxter met. They formed a partnership of sorts and had a good run, then Bax went down taking a nickel for Race. That's family... that's what they became....
Now that everything has went down in the Point, Race is the new King. That is a huge responsibility, Race is smart enough to do the job, but can he do it without anyone else getting hurt in the process? Race is bold, he has minions that does a lot of his small work for him.... when things really matter he does what needs to be done. He is always several steps ahead, that's what you have to be when you are running an entire city, and it could be your life on the line.
Jay Crownover makes you feel like you are right there in the point. I can see the diner where Brysen works. You are right there in the garage with Bax, but don't expect any conversation. You're on the college campus..... she has so much detail, she put you in the book. There is even more emotion, you feel every heartache, every pi$$ed off moment, and she makes your toes curl in those steamy times. Is there anything this woman can't do? Pick this book up only, if you want a book that you can't put down!!!
Jay Crownover, do you read your reviews?
I give Better When He's Bold 5 Star's
BETTER WHEN HE’s BOLD by Jay Crownover
Better When He’s Bold is the 2nd book in the Welcome to the Point series and I thought I loved a Bad Boy when I first met Bax in Better When’s He’s Bad but what I did not know was that Race would have Bax move over to share the thrown of badness. I was super excited to get my hands on Race’s story. Race has the good-looks of a God and just is always teetering on that very thin, thin line between right and wrong. Race earns his King status of the Point by being determined to do whatever it takes to take care of his, and the Point is exactly that, his.
Race was once just another spoiled rich kid, but when his life is thrown into a tail spin by someone that he thought he could trust, Race has to look inward and find his own truth, his sense of right and wrong, and find his own way, where he feels the most of everything, The Point. Race becomes the King of the Point, not for greed or power but to keep the balance and not allow evil to take over. In a constant internal battle between the light and the dark within himself, Race finds his small personal salvation in the only girl he craves, Brysen.
Brysen however, only sees Race as another problem in her stream of bad luck. Byrsen is taking care of everyone and she does not need to worry about not one more person. Responsibility is the only thing on her mind but her body has other plans. Brysen cannot think with her head when Race is around and she is scared of all the heartache and trouble that Race will sure to bring. Her icy façade works on everyone around her except Race. He sees right through her to the real beauty inside. However, it goes both ways, Brysen sees the goodness that is just right under the surface in Race. Race is the only person that might be able to keep her safe from the danger that her and her family faces. Brysen is fierce. She has so many layers that only Race can peel away. The relationship between Race and Brysen is totally straight forward and honest and organic.
Better When He’s Bold is full of suspense, mystery, fights and all the ugliness the Point can bring but mixed with the beauty of a character driven plot that Jay Crownover is known to write. The Point is a place that comes alive between the cover of Better When He’s Bold and once there, one will never want to leave.
Better When He’s Bold by Jay Crownover receives 5 stars.
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