Saturday, January 6, 2018

[Review] Shelter, by: Jay Crownover

Getaway #2


by: Jay Crownover
Publication Date: December 26th, 2017
Read Date: January 6th, 2018
Genre: Contemporary Romance, Adult
Format: Kindle Edition
Pages: 259


His life is chaos and confusion. It’s a storm of uncertainty and raging emotion. 
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.

my rate

It is scientifically proved that Jay Crownover is in my top ten of favorite authors, and is actually number three on that list. Anyways, that's how much I love her writing, her stories, but mostly her characters and the scene she constructs for them. That said, I need a cowboy for myself. I'm not joking. I moved to Texas to find one and the near things I have found are books like these that tell me how they are all, but not my own cowboy.
"I never realized my heart was looking for shelter."
Since I read Retreat, I knew that reading about Sutton and Emrys (I really don't know how to actually say her name) was not going to be easy. They survive too much in that first book and their scars were still open at the beginning of this book. Sutton was in a state so bad that he had pity of himself. Em was still swinging and her mission was to sit down and have a talk with Sutton. Write all the periods on top of every "i". Em is a fabulous person that loves to fix people, but Sutton doesn't want to be fixed and to tell you the truth Em did not want to fix him, she just wanted him. Sutton doesn't know what to do with all this information, but when dead bodies started to appear and him being the suspect, things get not good.
"I need you to be our shelter. I need you to let me be your shelter, as well. We'll keep each other warm and dry."
The character of Sutton is simple. He dropped the ball. Big. And with everyone, but especially with his daughter, Daye. He wanted to be the perfect father figure, but when he couldn't protect Em of what happened in the last book, he doubted himself. Now, Emrys is a little complicated. She was a runner. Someone who never wanted to settle and always run as far as she could to any kind of commitment. When Sutton told her to go, she went as fast as she could, until she figures it out that she had to come back and close the chapter for good. These two didn't know that everything is better if they are together, they had to figure it out the hard way.

This book was pure action. If it wasn't something, then it was something else. Nothing was blah and everything was fast passed. Also, we got to read a little of what is going to happen in the third book because Jay is kind enough to always show what's in the works inside the book. The story of Lane and Brynn will not be easy to read, as this one, but it will be worth it, just as this one. Lane is an awesome character, but not valued enough, or so he thinks. Brynn is a blah character, but I think it will take better form in her own book. Now, I also loved to read more about Cyrus and Leo. They are the best OTP in this series, hands down.

I enjoyed the whole book. It was a quick read, active and very romantic. You might even shed a tear, so beware. Anyways, I'm out.

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