Series: Welcome to the Point #3
Published by William Morrow Paperbacks on August 11th, 2015
Genres: Contemporary Romance, Romantic Suspense
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Titus King has always seen his world in black and white. There is a firm right and wrong in his mind, which is why as a teenager he left behind the only family heÔÇÖd ever known to make a better life for himself. Now a police detective in one of the worst cities in the country, he canÔÇÖt deny his life has turned into a million different shades of gray.
The new criminal element in The Point has brought vengeance and destruction right to TitusÔÇÖs front door, and walking the straight and narrow seems far less important now. The difference between right and wrong is nothing compared to keeping those he loves alive. To add to his already strained moral compass, the beautiful and mysterious Reeve Black has made her way back to town. This girl might be as dangerous to Titus as the guy trying to destroy the Point but he canÔÇÖt walk away because he needs herÔÇöin more ways than one.
Reeve knows all about the threat trying to destroy The Point. She knows how ruthless, how vicious, and how cruel this new danger can beÔÇª and instead of running away, she wants to help. Reeve knows that she has a lot to repent for and saving the city, plus the hot cop that she hasnÔÇÖt been able to forget might just be the only way she can finally find some inner peace.
With an entire city poised on the brink of war, Titus and Reeve stand in the crossfireÔÇöand it will take two brave souls to fight for the ultimate love.
I knew it. I knew from the start of the series that Titus will be my favorite and the sexy cop didn’t disappoint.
Better When He’s Brave by Jay Crownover is the third book in her ÔÇ£Welcome To The Point SeriesÔÇØ.
Unlike the first two books, “Better When He’s Brave” is about a through and through good guy.
Titus King knows right from wrong like no other and he lives according to it. There are no gray areas, no murky grounds where he is concerned.
Too bad that he’s the only one who thinks this way. In a city of crime, violence and mayhem, he has both hands full when someone starts waging a war against the city’s inhabitantsÔÇöthe people Titus has sworn to protect. To top things off, more trouble comes in the shape of Reeve, a woman who has long left black and white thinking behind and made herself at home in the gray area.
She’s a woman he’d love to put behind bars or in his bed. She puts his values, beliefs, and convictions to the test and brings out a side in him that he’s been trying to keep buried and under control for years.
But no matter how much he tries to stay away, he needs her if he wants a chance at ending the war that is raging in his streets.
With the two of them working together, pent-up feelings are bound to rise to the surface and force them to question what they believe in.
The Point is not a place for happy endings though and as the body count rises and loved ones get hurt, their own interests might count for nothing when they have to look at the greater good.
This story was intense, brutal and captivating. There’s just no way to ever get enough of Titus. He’s just so perfect. For one, he’s a cop so he knows how to work those handcuffs. Also, he’s a good guy and proof they don’t always finish last. He has integrity, values and a sense of loyalty that is off the charts. God, does that make him sexy.
But he’s also rough, edgy, and has an uncontrolled, animalistic side that could bring every woman to her knees. Despite his own convictions, he’s willing to let people prove themselves, willing to give second chances. He doesn’t give away his heart or trust easily, but when he does, it’s for good.
I loved the mix of his tough attitude and his love and devotion to others. He’s what dreams are made of.
That’s a belief Reeve and I have in common.
Reeve has made bad choices in the past. Choices that were fueled by revenge and grief. But she’s willing to right her wrongs and that earned her my respect.
She’s more than just a pretty woman and although she knows how to work her looks to her advantage, she’s more than a dress-up doll. She’s fierce in her love and understanding for others. She has a huge heart, on that beats only for one manÔÇöTitus.
With him by her side, she learns to make better choices and to see what consequences her behavior might have. And she learns, that there’s nothing worth the risk of losing what she has with Titus.
She’s an intriguing mix of softness and strength. Vulnerability and toughness. The perfect match for Titus.
The book starts with a bang and it kept me hooked from page to pageÔÇönot once losing my attention. The amounts of suspense, sensuality, drama and softness are perfectly balance.
The writing style is so atmospheric, I pretty much lived in the Point. And the side characters are absolutely amazing.
Now I’m only curious if Stark or Booker have a chance to knock Titus down from his pedestal.
5 “The-Point-Was-Never-Better” Stars.
~Review by Paula
(Previously posted on TBE)