Blacklisted by Jay Crownover_ Book Review

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From the New York Times bestselling author of the Marked Men series comes an irresistible and suspenseful romance between a doctor who plays by the rules and the outlaw who breaks them in order to protect her.

Dr. Presley Baskin has always lived a quiet, calm life. Unfortunately, nothing about her life in Loveless, Texas—especially not the wild, rowdy, and impossibly close-knit Lawton family who’ve claimed her—is quiet or calm. Which is how loner Presley finds herself roped into patching up local bad boy Shot Caldwell against her better judgment. Presley wants nothing to do with the dangerous, brooding leader of the local outlaw motorcycle club. But when someone starts stalking her, Shot is the only person she trusts to help. Plus he owes her one…

Palmer ‘Shot’ Caldwell has always known his life isn’t made for relationships. At least until shy, secretive, Presley reluctantly pulled a bullet out of him. He’s oddly protective of the pretty doctor, so when she comes to him for help, hard-hearted Shot suddenly realizes there’s nothing he wouldn’t do to keep her safe. 

 [I received a copy for an honest review]

Hands down, Blacklisted, is my favorite Loveless Texas book! I was patiently (or not so patiently) waiting for Shot’s book since he was first introduced and it did not disappoint. Jay Crownover brings us an emotion filled opposites attract story about wild biker Shot and quiet steady Presley.

Who would’ve ever thought I was going to end up with my very own hero…or rather, my very own antihero?”

Presley prefers to live her life in the slow lane but after more than a few life altering events it’s been far from slow. When she decides to draw her nemesis out and reclaim her life she’s determined to do it on her own. Shot has other plans, he owes Presley one for saving his life. Yet even after the debt is paid he can’t seem to stay away from her and makes it his personal mission to keep her safe. When he tries to solve her problems by doing it the Sheriffs way he might end up putting her at greater risk than he imagined.

“I’m not going to let anything happen to you , Presley.”

The first two books in the Loveless, Texas series starred men of the law Blacklist brings us a man from the other side of it. Shot is the president of a motorcycle club but besides it shaping his personality and way of doing things, it doesn’t take over the story. It’s a story of two opposites balancing each other out. Shot gives Presley the spark she needs to live her life while she soothes the chaos of the world he’s a part of. For all that Presley went through and deals with in her job she somehow hasn’t let it affect her actual personality. She’s sweet and caring but not naive. I loved how independent she was even when she didn’t need to be. Shot was the perfect motorcycle book bad boy, tough scary exterior but a soft inside for the right girl. He was perfectly supportive and caring of Presley. I just really loved them together 🙂 and the intimate scenes between them were scorching!

“No kiss had ever had me ready to risk it all for a man who was so absolutely wrong for me.”

This is a case of don’t judge a book by the cover, the leading man within its page is wild, tattoo covered and sexy as sin. Blacklisted also contains more than a few nail-biting situations and an intense climax. I felt out of all the books in the series this one felt the most like the Jay Crownover writing that I’ve always loved. 4.5

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