Review: RETREAT by Jay Crownover @jaycrownover

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Review: RETREAT by Jay Crownover @jaycrownoverRetreat by Jay Crownover
Series: Getaway #1
Published by: Self Published
on December 27, 2016
Genres: Contemporary Romance, Western
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Every once in a while, you need to get away from it all.

I was a woman on the edge, shaken and shattered after a breakup that felt like it tore my entire world apart.

My best friend, sick of watching me drown in misery and melancholy, harassed me until I agreed to go with her on a week-long wilderness retreat.

She promised days spent bonding and getting in touch with our inner bad-asses.
It was supposed to be all about the two of us roughing it and making do with the bare minimum. She assured me we were going to be pushed to our limits in ways that were unimaginable. Neither one of us could have ever guessed just how right she was.

Nowhere in the glossy brochure did it say anything about the fact I was going to have to battle the insufferable but deliciously rugged and sexy trail guide instead of the elements. The brochure also forgot to mention the part that warned when you left civilization behind, there was no place to pack your inhibitions and fears.

I was told that I would be facing a week where the only thing I should expect was the unexpected. However, no one mentioned that I was going to have to fight for my life…and my heart as soon as I ventured into the unknown.

I was a pro at hiding from my feelings but when it came time to face a real threat, one that could change everything, I learned I was more of a no surrender, no retreat kind of girl.

Retreat is a standalone novel, the first in the Getaway series which centers on the hardheaded and brokenhearted Warner brothers and the women that dare to love them.

These boys are very good at putting the wild in wilderness.

All I can say is WOW! WOW to every single thing about this book! I’ve only read one other book by Jay Crownover, but I still have to say that RETREAT will probably go down as one of my FAVORITES from her. RETREAT was such a wild and sexy ride that I never wanted to get off of. Ms. Crownover had me HOOKED from the cover and the blurb, and now I can tell that this new GETAWAY series is going to be one to watch out for. 

“Redheads are easy to love but are hard to keep ahold of, which is why you went from distracting to dangerous as soon as you opened that smart-ass mouth of yours, Sunshine. I don’t have the time or the patience to deal with the kind of destruction you are capable of.”

OMG! The banter between Leo and Cy was just EVERYTHING! It was angry, flirtatious, sexy, and downright dirty! I LOVED it! Expecting to meet some ‘real’ cowboys, Leo was surprised to meet the Warner brothers, especially the gruff and hard-headed oldest brother, Cry.  These two characters weren’t ready for each other but they were forced to be around each other and things got insane from there. RETREAT was SO MUCH MORE than I was expecting. It had action, adventure, and so much heart. 

“I’ve always managed to keep my feet under me. No matter what hit me, I stood standing. You left and I fell to my knees, Sunshine.”

I laughed. I cried. I gasped. I sighed. There was nothing to stop me from reading this cover to cover in one night. I had SO MUCH FUN while reading RETREAT, and with the impeccable writing that is Jay Crownover’s, I know you will devour this book as quickly as I did. We were introduced to the other Warner brothers, Sutton and Lane, and boy, there is SO MUCH to tell there. I can’t wait to see what Ms. Crownover brings us next with this AMAZING new series!

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 three dogs.

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