Review + Excerpt: RECOVERED by Jay Crownover



The road to recovery is full of twists and turns no matter who is in the driver's seat.

From New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author Jay Crownover comes a standalone romance with a hero sure to keep readers up long into the night. Check out the review below and pick up your copy of RECOVERED for just $.99 through release week only!

It was hate at first sight......


I hated Cable James McCaffrey.

He was entitled, spoiled, a user…and an addict.

He was out of control and didn't bother trying to hide it.

He had everything anyone could want but still seemed miserable and lost.

Every move he made, every mistake he stumbled his way through, rubbed me the wrong way. However, I couldn't stop myself from trying to save him from himself when no one else would. In the sweltering heat of the summer, Cable taught me that having it all means nothing if you can't have the one thing you want more than anything else.


I was obsessed with Affton Reed.

She was rigid, uptight, and no fun. There was something about her innate goodness that called to me.

She acted like she was above all the normal faults and failures that clung to the rest of us like the scent of smoke after a fire.

I was infatuated with her, but that didn't stop me from acting like she didn't exist.

In the scorching heat of summer, Affton taught me that there is always a way back from the brink of despair. She showed me that the trick to having it all was realizing that it was already there, in my hands. All I had to do was hold onto it.

The road to recovery is full of twists and turns no matter who is in the driver's seat. 

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Port Aransas
I liked the water. 
I appreciated the way it could be calm and serene one minute, but as soon as something disrupted the surface, it could rage and churn with a scary kind of violence. 
I also respected that you could never tell what was lurking beneath the surface. There was no telling how deep the water was until you waded in. One minute your feet were solidly on the sandy bottom, the next you were in over your head. Sinking, falling, flailing as you went under. 
That was pretty much how I felt every single day of my life. Some days I could touch the bottom, but more often than not I was struggling to find my way to the surface, desperate for a breath of air. 
I watched the water roll up over my toes, touching the torn hem of my jeans. My ass had been planted in the sand for a couple of hours now, and the tide was starting to come in. I was soaking wet, and my jeans were going to weigh a ton by the time I made my way back up to my dad’s waterfront beach house. I couldn’t find the energy to care about the tide or the hazy knowledge that I was going to be entirely uncomfortable when I finally got to my feet. My impending discomfort had little to do with wet denim and clammy underwear and everything to do with the reality that the solitude I’d been searching for was about to be snatched away from me. All I wanted was to be alone. I had spent the last year and a half of my life surrounded by criminals and correctional officers, and addicts and counselors. I’d been swarmed by the worst of the worst, and all I wanted was some room to breathe. 
I wasn’t getting it. 

"I couldn't remember a time when I woke up satisfied and content with my life. I was always getting sucked under, lungs filling with dissatisfaction; but the girls, the partying, all helped to make the feeling of suffocation less powerful." 

Anything that Jay writes, I instantly want to read. I already know that I will love it and brace for everything she's going to throw at me. Aka...all the feels. She always packs a punch in her stories and it's one of my favorite things. I normally go into her stories without having read the blurb and just go in head first. And that's exactly how I went into this one. Blind. 

"The dark orbs were perfect for hiding secrets, but if you looked hard enough, you could see the storm raging inside Cable McCaffrey. There were shadows in those dark eyes, and they were at war with him." 

Recovered follows the story of Cable and Affton, these two...gah I instantly fell in love with them. I related to Affton in so many ways, with things that she had struggled with in her life and I related to her right up front. Parts of this story was like peeking into my life and it shook me to my core. The story is beautiful and heartbreaking and so real. 

"Days when I wasn't drowning. Days I didn't float away. Affton was more than an anchor. She was gravity. She held me in place. It was hard to live in the past when she had me firmly moored to the present." 

Cable is an addict. He struggles with addiction and Affton hates addiction, and everything that is Cable. But she realizes she's the only one that sees him going off the deep end and she doesn't want that to happen to him. But nobody can help Cable but himself. Years later, they are thrown back into each other's lives and everything starts to take a turn. Possibly for the better. 

"Well...I'm going to ruin you, and're going to do your best to save me." 

Affton realizes maybe her summer won't be so bad spent with Cable and Cable starts to see that there is more to life that living in a haze. But it won't be easy. Every step with them is a battle. But it's so beautiful and I adored this book. It almost felt like a relief to read, like I was speaking my mind through Jay's words. Even though it hit close to home for me, this book is amazing. Affton and Cable are two characters that are far from perfect but their story will leave you wanting more. 

"Pulled, as if he was magnetic and I was a piece of metal. Tugged, because he was the sun and I was nothing more than a planet caught in his orbit. He moved me without even trying."



About Jay Crownover:   

Jay Crownover is the international and multiple New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of the Marked Men Series, The Saints of Denver Series, the Point Series, the Breaking Point Series, and the Getaway Series. Her books can be found translated in many different languages all around the world. She is a tattooed, crazy haired Colorado native who lives at the base of the Rockies with her awesome dogs. This is where she can frequently be found enjoying a cold beer and Taco Tuesdays. Jay is a self-declared music snob and outspoken book lover who is always looking for her next adventure, between the pages and on the road.         

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