Review: Riveted (Saints of Denver #3) by Jay Crownover

Riveted (Saints of Denver, #3)Riveted (Saints of Denver #3) by Jay Crownover

Publication Date:  February 14, 2017
Page Count: 368
Published by: William Morrow
Source: eArc from Publisher for review
Genre: New Adult Contemporary Romance

Synopsis from Goodreads:

From the New York Times bestselling author of the Marked Men books comes the next installment in the Saints of Denver series.

Everyone else in Dixie Carmichael's life has made falling in love look easy, and now she is ready for her own chance at some of that happily ever after. Which means she’s done pining for the moody, silent former soldier who works with her at the bar that's become her home away from home. Nope. No more chasing the hot as heck thundercloud of a man and no more waiting for Mr. Right to find her; she's going hunting for him...even if she knows her heart is stuck on its stupid infatuation with Dash Churchill.

Denver has always been just a pit stop for Church on his way back to rural Mississippi. It was supposed to be simple, uneventful, but nothing could have prepared him for the bubbly, bouncy redhead with doe eyes and endless curves. Now he knows it's time to get out of Denver, fast. For a man used to living in the shadows, the idea of spending his days in the sun is nothing short of terrifying.

When Dixie and Church find themselves caught up in a homecoming overshadowed with lies and danger, Dixie realizes that while falling in love is easy, loving takes a whole lot more work…especially when Mr. Right thinks he's all wrong for you.

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I was late joining the Marked Men party - I binge read the entire series after the last book was released. But I have been lucky enough to read every book in the Saints of Denver series when they were released. I have to say that Riveted was a great addition to the series, and I really enjoyed reading it.

I wasn't sure I liked Church after meeting him in the previous books. But after reading Riveted I can say I can understand him better, and I like him more than I did. Dixie was a positive little thing, not letting anyone or anything bring her down. I liked how she dealt with things, including Church. I loved seeing Dixie and Church being able to finally open up to each other and show their vulnerabilities. It was interesting watching them grow closer throughout the story.

I was grateful for the Mississippi setting - it was a nice change getting out of Denver for this story. (So, Ms. Crownover, please don't apologize for it!)

Church's family was totally awesome. They seemed really down to earth, and I loved how patient, yet determined, they were to bring Church home where he belonged.

I can't wait to read the next book in this series, Salvaged. I've been interested in Wheeler since he was introduced. And Poppy needs some serious TLC, so I hope Wheeler can deliver!

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4 Stars

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