Better When He’s Brave..Review

This is book 3 in Jay Crownover’s Welcome to the Point series and although each book can be read as a stand-alone novel I don’t recommend it. The books feature recurring characters so their storylines end up tying together…


Better When Hes Brave - coverSYNOPSIS: Titus King sees the world in black and white. Right and wrong. Which is why as a teenager he left behind the only family he’d ever known to make a better life for himself. Now a police detective in one of the worst cities in the country, he can’t 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 Titus’s front door, and 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, and she might be as dangerous to Titus as the guy trying to destroy the Point because he needs her—in more ways than one.

Reeve knows all about how ruthless this new threat to destroy The Point can be… and instead of running away, she wants to help. She has a lot to repent for and saving the city, plus the hot cop that she hasn’t 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 crossfire—and it will take two brave souls to fight for the ultimate love.


The car finally skidded to a stop in a shower of gravel and dust. The headlights illuminated the drop-off in front of us. The moon was high in the sky, forcing its way through smog and clouds to shine silver. It was the same color as Titus’s eyes when he was turned on, when he was buried deep inside of me.

“I haven’t had my parents in my life for a long time, so I shouldn’t feel like I lost them. But I do.”

“I felt that way when I locked Bax up. I knew he wouldn’t understand that I had to do my job, and when he got out, the first time I saw him he punched me in the face. He hated me.” He turned off the car and reached out a finger to twist a piece of my long hair around it.

“Don’t let Roark win. Once everything is settled, go back to them and make them understand.”

I turned to look at him. He was fierce in the shadowy light. He was what heroes were supposed to look like no matter the path he had taken to become one.

“I don’t even know if I understand. At the time it felt like my only choice. Now I’m not so sure.” I leaned across the space separating us and brushed my knuckles across his still-bristly cheek. He was almost in full beard mode and it looked so good on him. “Lately the only thing I understand is you, Titus.”

He lifted one of his dark eyebrows at me and asked, “What is it that you understand about me, Reeve?”

“That you make everything better. You make me better, and I might never be good enough for you, but you make me feel like I can get close.”

One of his hands slid down to my wrist and the next thing I knew he was guiding me over the console and the emergency brake so that I was straddled across him with my back to the steering wheel. I hadn’t been in a car like this with a boy since I was a teenager. I kind of liked it. More than kind of.

“You make everything better too, Reeve, and there is no good enough because this with you is the best there has ever been.” And then his mouth was on mine and I didn’t get a chance to tell him we had left this behind and were now firmly venturing into more. Knowing that Titus was flawed, that he had made some questionable choices on his road to becoming the man he was today, made me love him even more. Where he was from was even uglier than where I was from, and that was beautiful to me. So was the way he was pulling on my clothes and kissing me along my throat.

REVIEW: OMG this book was good. I did read book one, Better When He’s Bad, and loved it to pieces so I expected nothing less here. Titus is the cop that keeps things straight in The Point so when he has to deal with Reeve, who’s supposed to be in WITSEC things go from bad to worse. The bad, she runs with known criminals..the worse, she is so hot and the chemistry is so thick Titus is conflicted with what he knows is right and wants to BE right. I loved reading from Titus’ POV. You could feel his struggle with what he wants to do and what is the right thing to do. You get so sucked into his pain and struggles that you want to just hug him and tell him it’s okay. He’s got BBF sex appeal and when he unleashes “The Beast,” get your fan ready…

Reeve is cool. You want to hate her because of what she did but you end up loving her because of what she does. She’s a fighter and she gives 110% every time. Reading from her POV was interesting as she and Titus has similar struggles, hers were just on the wrong side of the law. This was definitely an opposites attract situation.

We also run into the other players in The Point, mostly the underground criminals that tend to turn The Point on its ass. The plot twist that takes place has you so invested into this book that you can’t put it down. Waiting to see if Titus and Reeve can save The Point from burning to the ground while trying to fight their own burn for each other made me anxious and I loved it! So 4.5 stars for this gritty crime romance/drama/awesome story

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