Thursday, February 27, 2020

Blog Tour Review: Unforgiven by Jay Crownover

Publication Date: February 25th 2020 by Forever
Pages: 410 (275 without bonus story)
Source: Publisher
Purchase Links: Amazon | B&N | Apple | Kobo | Audible

About the book: 

From the New York Times bestselling author of the Marked Men series comes an irresistible and suspenseful romance between a tough Texas Ranger and his first love--a woman in danger who insists she doesn't need his protection.

Hill Gamble is a model lawman: cool and collected, with a confident swagger to boot. Too bad all that Texas charm hasn't gotten him anywhere in his personal life, especially since the only girl he ever loved has always been off-limits. But then Hill is assigned to investigate her father's mysterious death, and he's forced back to the town--and the woman--he left behind.

When Hill left Loveless, he broke Kody Lawton's already battered heart. And now that he's working on her father's case, avoiding him is impossible. She can handle Hill and her unwanted feelings--until he puts his life on the line to protect her. Suddenly, Kody realizes that Hill could be taken away from her...for good.

My Thoughts:
Hill and Kody have a complicated past where both have loved each other from afar. It was complicated as Kody was involved with Hill’s younger brother, Aaron, before Aaron took his own life. Lots of guilt, blame and anger have colored their relationship since, but underneath it all, Kody has always loved Hill.

Hill was more honest to himself with his feelings from the beginning.  Knowing that he loved his brother’s fiancĂ©e made it impossible to stick around home. He couldn’t stay and feel the way he did for Kody and not feel completely horrible.

Being assigned to investigate the murder of Kody’s father brings Hill back home, making these two finally face their true feelings, and move on from the past, and oh did things get deliciously steamy!

I’m a sucker for the unrequited love trope, and a fan of Jay Crownover so I knew I was pretty much guaranteed to love Unforgiven!  Like Justified, book one, Unforgiven is romance with a mystery/danger element, and while the culprit is identified, the Lawton’s are not out of danger yet. You don’t have to read any of the previous books first to love Unforgiven, but Justified was oh-so-good, too, and should not be missed! I’m already dying for the next book, Blacklisted, featuring Shot, the president of the local biker club, and Presley.  

4.5 Suns


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, 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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  1. This is an author I definitely need to read more of and who can resist a cowboy? Wonderful review!

  2. I really like the cover for this one. I like a book like this one at times. This sounds good.

  3. I've been wanting to read this series but I haven't gotten to it yet. Happy to know you thought it was good as I think we have some similar tastes.

    Anne - Books of My Heart

  4. I’m definitely on board for this one! I read the prequel novella and really enjoyed it so I need to get caught up. I love unrequited love so this sounds right up my alley. :)

  5. It's a great set up for bringing these two back into contact. The situation would already involve a lot of heightened emotions, and then add in their past, I could only imagine a feelsplosion.

  6. I loved Unforgiven and am dying to get my hands on blacklisted! Shot is one sexy male! I love the unrequited love trope also, and have loved Jay Crownover since her Marked Men Series.

    Lindy@ A Bookish Escape

  7. I do not know what's up with me and cowboy covers, but bring it

  8. I've read so many Jay Crownover books but I've never read any of her cowboy books before. I probably need to give them a try at some point too... The TBR list never stops growning... :)