Review: Salvaged (Saints of Denver #4) by Jay Crownover

Salvaged (Saints of Denver, #4)Salvaged (Saints of Denver #4) by Jay Crownover

Publication Date: June 20, 2017
Page Count: 368
Published by: William Morrow
Source: eArc from Publisher for review
Genre: New Adult, Contemporary, Romance

Synopsis from Goodreads:

Hudson Wheeler is a nice guy. Everyone knows it, including his fiancĂ©e 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 always enjoy a good love story! This pairing is definitely my favorite in this series. What a perfect combination of opposites. Crownover did a great job at balancing the emotional highs and lows in this story.

I may have a bit of a crush on Wheeler, so I don't think he could he could do anything wrong in my eyes. Even though he wasn't exactly in the best place in his life, he decided to go after what he wanted. I appreciated how special he thought Poppy was. He pursued her with a determination that I admired, especially since I knew that he had Poppy's best interests at heart. Wheeler had a lot going on in his life, but he was able to sort through it with Poppy's fresh perspective.

I love how Poppy changed and grew stronger after being treated with kindness and love from the other characters in this series. She just needed to accept that she deserved to be happy and go for it. I liked seeing her open up with Wheeler and become comfortable with how wonderful he was. I really enjoyed Wheeler and Poppy together, and they certainly earned their HEA.

I'm so glad the author gave us Wheeler's story. He was first mentioned in Built. He drew my interest in Charged. But it was his small role in Riveted that won me over big time. Salvaged was perfect in every way! It was funny, sweet, heartbreaking, and ultimately one of the most endearing books Jay Crownover has written. (If this is truly the end of the series, I'll be sad to see it go.)

4.5 stars

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