Riveted by Jay Crownover – Review



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.



Y’all need Church. We have seen Church around since Rome’s book, but he is the strong silent type so you don’t get to know much about him. I can tell you after reading this book that you will want to get to know this man. And Dixie… Dixie is the perpetually happy waitress that has had her eye on Church since he came around. These two had such a special journey I didn’t want it to end.

My Thoughts

I will admit that this book started slow for me, but once they got to their destination I was hooked and could not put this story down. Church has to leave Denver to go back home and he asks Dixie to join him. Along the way truths are revealed and the two get close. I really liked Church and his over protectiveness, but I loved Church when he had something to say it was always truthful and meant something. We also get to peel back a few layers and see the real Dixie. I loved that she was the eternal optimist and her reasons for being that way were so beautiful. I loved that her nice persona was not just for the bar patron’s benefit and that it carried over to everyone. These two strong characters are what made this book special.

I loved their journey, both the actual road trip and their journey to finding love and redemption. There were so many things about this book that I loved. I’m gonna go out on a limb here and say one of my favorite things about Jay Crownover’s writing is that she makes all of the characters so real and so developed you end up falling a little bit for everyone in the story. This is especially true with Church’s family and Elma. I could have read an entire book full of these small town characters and I hope sometime in the future I will be able to.

I highly recommend this book and all of Jay Crownover’s books. She is a master of writing the broken men that kick ass and take names. The broken men that find their forever and will do anything to protect that little bit of peace. She also writes strong, smart, sassy females that kick ass in their own way, but will move heaven and earth to keep the peace for their bad ass dudes with big ass hearts.

My Favorite Quote




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About the Author

Jay Crownover is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of the Marked Men, The Point, and the Saints of Denver series. Like her characters, she is a big fan of tattoos. She loves music and wishes she could be a rock star, but since she has no aptitude for singing or instrument playing, she’ll settle for writing stories with interesting characters that make the reader feel something. She lives in Colorado with her three dogs.

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