on February 25, 2020
Also by this author: Rule, Recovered, Justified
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.
"Crownover delivers the goods."-Lori Wilde, New York Times bestselling author
"Crownover writes cowboys that make you want to pack your bags in search of a small-town ranch!" -Melissa Foster, New York Times bestselling author
Includes the bonus novella Cowboy to the Rescue by A.J. Pine!
First of all, you know I’m brutally honest in my reviews, right? That being said, here’s the thing. I kinda struggled with this one. I read it, but every couple of pages I kept checking my phone, scrolled down facebook, took a shower, found things to do beside turning another page.
I wasn’t bored, but I couldn’t connect with the characters, nor the story itself.
Even if it’s categorized as romance, i didn’t quite feel it like that. I mean, yes, the main characters were in love and it was soooo complicated, but the focus of the plot was on something else completely. And again, you know me. I need pink fairytales!
Hill Gamble had a brother, Aaron. Both of them have been friends growing up with Kody Lawton. Kody loved Hill right from the start, but felt like he was too good for her, so she ended up with his brother. Unfortunately, that said brother suffered from bi polar disorder, depression and in the end, took the easy way out. Hill checked out long before that, so he wasn’t there, which turned Kody to blame him for everything.
He’s now back in town, because Kody’s father has been murdered. This is the focus of the story I was telling you about.
On one hand, we have Hill’s and Kody’s relationship, this slow burn that needs some forgiving and a lot of work to mend fences, plus the whole struggle with Kody being Aaron’s first, and on the other hand, finding who’s responsible for Conrad’s murder.
It took me a lot of time to understand how could she possible love two brothers at the same time, why not owning her feelings and acting the way she did and how could Hill take every punch that came his way. It’s not a love triangle, no cheating, so don’t worry about that!
The mystery of the crime was thrilling. A lot of happened with twists and turns I didn’t see coming. I just wish I had a better ending to this whole mess.
This was a shocking and dramatic story, but it also had some heated/sexy parts.
I don’t consider this novel being my cup of tea exactly, but I’m sure some of you will definitely enjoy it! If you love romantic-suspense, complicated relationships and a little mystery in your stories, then it one is definitely the one for you to read.
I also need to say that if Shot’s story is next, I can’t wait to read it!!!
Unforgiven is the second in the Loveless, Texas series, but it can be read as a standalone, though I highly recommend you picking Justified first, just because I enjoyed it so much more. ☺️
Unforgiven will be released February, 25th!
”ARC provided through Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.”