New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Jay Crownover continues her delightfully sexy Saints of Denver series with the next thrilling standalone, SALVAGED! Order your copy today!
Hudson Wheeler is a nice guy. Everyone knows it, including his fiancée who left him with a canceled wedding and a baby on the way. He’s tired of finishing last and is ready to start living in the moment with nights soaked in whiskey, fast cars, and even faster girls. He’s set to start living on the edge, but when he meets Poppy Cruz, her sad eyes in the most gorgeous face he’s ever seen hook him in right away. Wheeler can see Poppy’s pain and all he wants to do is take care of her and make her smile, whatever it takes.
Poppy can’t remember a time when she didn’t see strangers as the enemy. After a lifetime of being hurt from the men who swore to protect her, Poppy’s determined to keep herself safe by keeping everyone else at arm’s length. Wheeler’s sexy grin and rough hands from hours restoring classic cars shouldn’t captivate her, but every time she’s with him, she can’t help being pulled closer to him. Though she’s terrified to trust again, Poppy soon realizes it might hurt even more to shut Wheeler out—and the intense feelings pulsing through her are making it near impossible to resist him.
The only thing Poppy is sure of is that her heart is in need of some serious repair, and the more time she spends with Wheeler, the more she’s convinced he’s the only man with the tools to fix it.
“I don’t know that I have the time to take on a puppy right now, Poppy.” He lifted a hand and rubbed it across the back of his neck. His mahogany-colored eyebrows pulled into a vee over the top of his nose and the corners of his mouth pulled down in a frown that was too harsh for his pretty face. I liked it much better when he smiled and his twin dimples cut deeply into his cheeks.
I bit my bottom lip to keep the distressed noise that I could feel climbing up the back of my throat at bay. I knew he might say no but I couldn’t hide the fact that I was disappointed by his decision. I honestly felt like he and the puppy would be good for one another, that they could bring a little joy into each other’s life. It broke my heart a little that Wheeler wasn’t ready to open his heart up again, even when it was to something that was so obviously eager to love him unconditionally and irrevocably, unlike his ex.
“It’s okay, Wheeler. Like I said, I’ll take him home until I can find a place for him. I’m sure Dolly could use a friend.” I crouched down and wiggled my fingers to get the dog’s attention, and grinned when he bounded over, tripping over his front legs as he scrambled in my direction. “I can take him to work with me and hold on to him until I figure something out. One of the boys at the shop will step up if Dixie doesn’t want another dog.”
I heard him sigh and looked up to see him watching me intently. He opened his mouth like he was going to say something, then let it snap shut with his teeth audibly clicking together. I didn’t know much about Wheeler, but what I did know I liked. He was nice. He was polite. He was thoughtful and he was kind. But more than any of those things, he went out of his way to hold himself in a way that wasn’t threatening or intimidating because he was aware without me saying a word how jumpy I was around people, men in particular. I hated that they were bigger than me. I hated that I knew firsthand how badly they could hurt me if they had a mind to. I hated that I wilted and cowered under their attention, even if it was innocent and friendly. The fact that he took care not to spook me spoke volumes and made me feel awful for putting him in such an awkward position.
“Poppy…” He sounded regretful and I had no interest in dragging the torture out any longer for either of us. I scooped up the dog and buried my nose in the top of his head.
“Seriously it’s no big deal. I love him and I’m happy to wait until I can find him a proper home. It was stupid of me not to consider how busy you are with everything you have going on in your life right now. A puppy is a big commitment and that’s not something you can put on someone else without discussing it with them first.” The dog swiped his tongue across my face, no doubt feeling my distress and rising panic. I wanted to tuck his warm little body to my chest and run away like I was trying to score a touchdown in the other team’s end zone. “I should have known better.”
Jay Crownover continues her Saints of Denver series with SALVAGED, available June 20, 2017
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"All I was left with was bleeding palms, rope burns around my heart and scars on my soul."
I don't even know where to begin with this book! Or anything that Crownover writes. I've been a fan of her books ever since Rule graced my hot little hands and I've been a fan ever since. And I don't see that changing EVER.
"I was nothing more than a vast, open wound. One that was raw, aching, throbbing, and leaking my heart and shattered emotions out everywhere."
Her books take me to another world, filled with the sexiest men in the world, loads of yummy tattoos, the fiercest woman, and the most beautiful storylines. You can never go wrong with one of her books! They are my everything.
"One day at a time, Poppy. That's what you focus on. Not what was or what will be, but what is."
So when I heard Poppy and Wheeler were finally getting a book...I jumped at the chance to get this book. After meeting Poppy in Rowdy, I was always interested to learn more about her and get her story. When I met Wheeler for the first time in Riveted, I had to suck the drool back into my mouth cause he's so damn hot and after hearing about his crappy life...I was crossing my fingers that he was going to get a book. Then put these two together and it's a book to die for.
"It was a kiss that seared my soul and set my skin on fire. It was wet and messy. It was teeth and tongues clashing. It was hungry and hot."
Salvaged is one of Jay's best. I never wanted the story to end. I fell for these two hard. Poppy has never had an easy go at life but that's never stopped her from surviving. But that's all she's ever done...survive. Poppy is ready to live though and she seems to see something in Wheeler. Something that she gravitates toward.
"When I stare at you, my eyes are wide open and there isn't anything that makes me want to look away from you."
Wheeler never had an easy life but he's doing well now. His garage is doing amazing and he knows what he's doing when it comes to working with his hands. He knows Poppy is timid and scared of the world but he wants to fix her.
In a world that is far from perfect these two were meant for each other. They heal their own festering open wounds and build each other up in a way that only they can.
"I gotta tell ya, Hudson, a bad day with you is still better than the best day without you."
Wheeler and Poppy are two people that need each other. They need each other in this crazy thing that we call life and nobody writes this world better than this lady here. Or sexy men...that definitely ruin you for all over men.
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About Jay Crownover: Jay 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 dogs.