{Review} Charged by Jay Crownover (with Excerpt & Giveaway)

Charged by Jay Crownover

We Jay Crownover and all of the flail-worthy guys she writes. So that’s why we couldn’t have been more excited when we were chosen for the blog tour for her latest title, Charged. We’ve got a great giveaway to share with you, as well as our thoughts on the book. First, you know the drill–here’s the 411 on Charged by Jay Crownover, along with a fantastic excerpt!

***About the Book***

{Review} Charged by Jay Crownover (with Excerpt & Giveaway)Charged by Jay Crownover
Also by this author: Jet, Rome, Leveled
Series: Saints of Denver #2
Also in this series: Leveled
Published by William Morrow on May 24, 2016
Genres: Contemporary Romance, Erotica, Falling for Client, New Adult, Opposites Attract, Player Falls in Love
Character(s): Businessmen/Lawyers/Entrepreneurs
Pages: 384
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From the New York Times bestselling author of the Marked Men books comes the second installment in the Saints of Denver series featuring a bad girl and a by the book attorney who could be her salvation...or her ruin.

Avett Walker and Quaid Jackson’s worlds have no reason to collide. Ever. Quaid is a high powered criminal attorney as slick as he is handsome. Avett is a pink-haired troublemaker with a bad attitude and a history of picking the wrong men.

When Avett lands in a sea of hot water because of one terrible mistake, the only person who can get her out of it is the insanely sexy lawyer. The last thing on earth she wants to do is rely on the no-nonsense attorney who thinks of her as nothing more than a nuisance. He literally has her fate in his hands. Yet there is something about him that makes her want to convince him to loosen his tie and have a little fun…with her.

Quaid never takes on clients like the impulsive young woman with a Technicolor dye job. She could stand to learn a hard lesson or two, but something about her guileless hazel eyes intrigues him. Still, he’s determined to keep their relationship strictly business. But doing so is becoming more impossible with each day he spends with her.

As they work side-by-side, they’ll have to figure out a way to get along and keep their hands off each other—because the chemistry between them is beyond charged.



“This is a bad idea.” I knew it. I could feel it deep in my bones and the allure of letting go, of doing what I always did, and falling headfirst into disaster, was pulling at me hard. But I was supposed to be changing. I was supposed to actually be sorry, not just saying it and turning around into the next catastrophe. I knew kissing Quaid Jackson was going to lead to all kinds of sorry and sorrow. I knew it as much as I knew I didn’t care and that I was going to kiss him and chase this bad idea until it crashed and burned, like they always did.

“You made a lot of them lately. What’s one more?”

Keep Reading the Excerpt for Charged

Keep Reading the Excerpt for Charged

He was right. What was one more? Especially when it looked like him, when it smelled sleepy and expensive like he did, when it felt hot and hard pressed up against me. What was one more awful choice when it came with lips that were firm and demanding as they landed against mine? What was one more when it was attached to rough hands that brushed along my exposed rib cage and paused under the achy swell of my breast? What was one more bad decision on top of all the other ones that had led this particular mammoth-sized bad decision to my door?

I had plenty of time, tomorrow, to do the right thing, but now I was going to enjoy the hell out of the wrong thing as he pressed his mouth more insistently into mine, taking the choice of which came first—the kiss or the story—out of my hands. Maybe that was why I was so drawn to him, so attracted to everything there was about him. He didn’t give me the room or the chance to make any kind of choice, good or bad. He decided and I followed his lead towards victory or towards ruin…and this kiss felt like it had everything in it to ruin both of us.

It was the first time in my life that a bad idea felt like the best idea I had ever had.

**About Jay Crownover**

Author Jay CrownoverJay Crownover is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of the Marked Men, The Point, and the Saints of Denver series. Like her characters, she is a big fan of tattoos. She loves music and wishes she could be a rock star, but since she has no aptitude for singing or instrument playing, she’ll settle for writing stories with interesting characters that make the reader feel something. She lives in Colorado with her three dogs.

Find Jay Here: Website | Facebook | Twitter | Goodreads

***Our Thoughts***

Kassiah: So. I’m used to not liking female characters in books. I guess that’s why it surprised me that I actually did like Avett–especially considering that she was basically set up to be disliked before this book even starts.

For a long time now I had been spiraling out of control, whirling, falling deep and deeper into a pit of really awful actions and consequences, each seemingly worse and more painful than the last. I also hadn’t made any kind of effort to try and pull myself out of the tailspin, so logically I knew the only place I was going to end up was right here, right at the lowest part of rock bottom.

Where that is is jail. She’s basically looking at doing time for a real crime when her attorney walks in.

I never in a million years would have imagined rescue coming in the form of a man like the one siting across from me. He looked like temptation and ruin, not salvation and temptation.

Total manwhore Quaid Jackson can’t believe the pull he feels for this girl he’s been hired to represent. Even though Avett has gotten herself into the mess she’s in, she’s determined to get herself out of it, until she realizes that Quaid is the only one who can help her. I don’t know what else to tell you besides sparks fly between them, and then you know what happens–they can’t keep their hands (or mouths) off each other.

“I want to have you every way I can think of, and then I want to invent some new ways to have you so that there is never any question about who you should be with. I want every single part of you to have some part of me inside of it, so that you won’t go a single second without thinking about me and how much I want you.”

I already mentioned that I liked Avett. One of the things that I liked about her was how different she is. She’s totally kick-ass, but she’s so hard on herself. She’s her own biggest critic, and I enjoyed watching her character develop throughout the story. It’s difficult, but so worth it.

Charged Jay Crownover

“For the record, I’m always going to jump and think the risk is worth it. That’s part of who I am.”

As far as Quaid goes, the guy is crazy hot. Of course he is. Does Jay Crownover know how to write a guy that doesn’t totally make you flail? No. He seemed to be a little too stereotypical for me at the beginning, but it wasn’t long before I was falling for him, too.

“You feel better than anything ever has, Avett.”

Charged Jay Crownover

I loved them together.

“I went hiking with you, so of course I brought condoms. I would bring them with me if we were going to the grocery store, or to the post office. I would grab a handful of them if I was taking you to church. I told you…You make me desperate and needy. The time and place doesn’t seem to matter. The only thing that does is that you let me in.”

What didn’t I like? I’m a fan of instalove, but in this case, I didn’t feel like Avett and Quaid fought it very long–and they should have. They’re complete opposites. I also pretty much hated Orsen and felt like it was unrealistic for him to act the way he did toward Avett. Surely they’ve had another client who didn’t look the way he expected? I get that the drama had to come from somewhere; I just didn’t like it.

“I know you mentioned not wanting checks and balances between us but they were always there.”

I also didn’t love that he referred to her boobs as “pillowy flesh” 😀 😀 😀

I did love seeing/hearing about the other characters from Crownover’s previous books. If you’re a fan of the Marked Men series, you’ve got to read this book!

Opposites totally attract in this smoking hot tale of finding love where you least expect it. New adult fans cannot miss Charged by Jay Crownover.

Report Card
Overall: 4


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

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