From the New York Times best-selling author of the Marked Men books comes the second installment in the Saints of Denver series featuring a bad girl and a by-the-book attorney who could be her salvation...or her ruin.
Avett Walker's and Quaid Jackson's worlds have no reason to collide. Ever. Quaid is a high-powered criminal attorney as slick as he is handsome. Avett is a pink-haired troublemaker with a bad attitude and a history of picking the wrong men.
When Avett lands in a sea of hot water because of one terrible mistake, the only person who can get her out of it is the insanely sexy lawyer. The last thing on earth she wants to do is rely on the no-nonsense attorney who thinks of her as nothing more than a nuisance. He literally has her fate in his hands. Yet there is something about him that makes her want to convince him to loosen his tie and have a little fun...with her.
Quaid never takes on clients like the impulsive young woman with a Technicolor dye job. She could stand to learn a hard lesson or two, but something about her guileless hazel eyes intrigues him. Still, he's determined to keep their relationship strictly business. But doing so is becoming more impossible with each day he spends with her.
As they work side by side, they'll have to figure out a way to get along and keep their hands off each other - because the chemistry between them is beyond charged.
©2016 Jay Crownover (P)2016 HarperCollins Publishers
I have come to expect a lot from Jay Crownover's books. She is creative and fun to read. I have everything she has put out and I have loved them all. Until now. I never found Avett to be likable. Charged did not change that. She is a spineless wonder. I had high hopes for this book based on a passage in the last book. Sadly, this is the worst book of Ms. Crownover's I have listened to.
Monica Palms narration is painful to listen to. I had to turn this book off so many times because of it. The male narrators are good.
l would read this one instead of listening to it. It might be enjoyable that way. If you don't have time for that then I would skip Charged. Hopefully the next one will be better.
I don't mind the steamy stuff... In fact, I would expect it in a book like this. That said, there also needs to be some storyline or the book gets boring to me, and quickly. Worst money ever spent right here. I couldn't even finish it.
I didn't really care for the book that much. I liked the charactersbut the storyline was kind of uninteresting IMO if that makes sense. I loved the marked men books and her book Built from this series but this one, not so much. I read a complaint that there was a lot of inner dialogue and not enough dialogue between the characters and that is spot on. You could not get that attached to the H and h all that much IMO because so much of the talking was inner dialogue and not to each other. Jet seemed to have that same issue. Jay needs to stay away from that habit IMO.
I usually can't put Jay's books down and listen to most over and over but with this one, I really don't intend to ever read/listen to this one again and had a little bit of a hard time getting through it. But as I said, I really liked the two main characters so I wish they were given a better storyline and instead of so much inner dialogue, which became very annoying, more dialogue between each other. For example, on both of the last two sex scene, they had one exchange with about five words each during each one and the rest was description and inner dialogue. I want my H and h to talk more. They never spoke until after, except that one short meaningless exchange each
The narration was fine. I really liked the voice for Quaid and the female pulled off sounding young well but didn't do as good when she did male voices but was fine. Also, whoever did the narration for Church for a chapter, did great also.
I read or listen to several romance books a week so I have become very discriminating since I "read" so many so I am going to be honest about my feelings, even if a lot may really like and give it 5 stars. It is just that IMO, I would give many of Jay's books 5s but since I didn't find this book near as good as those, I couldn't just give it all 5s even if it is just my opinion.
I almost was not going to by this book, but i m so happy I did! I was not pleased with the first book in this series and was skeptical about continuing with this series, but I'm so happy I did!
The plotline was fantastic. I loved both characters, but the heroine, Avett, felt very similar to Sayer from book one. Self haired was heavy, and we again have a Hero who did everything he could to pull her out of it. Now, this makes for a great story, but after starting this directly after book one, it just bothered me a little. Both book just felt a bit too similar.
The male narrators did a great job, but the female sounded too old, more like a grandmother instead of a young girl in her early twenties.
All narration stars are for both male narrators. I really loved Church's voice and hope his story comes soon!
Love to read and I am really enjoying audible. Fantasy and sci fi are my faves but I also enjoy period novels and historical fiction.
Normally I really love jay crownover books. The marked men are some of my favorites. This one just didn't cut it. First the character of Avedd was just not endearing in any way. The continual mea cults was annoying to hear how her response for being the cause of so much pain to people she loved was to cause more. Next I just didn't understand why quaid
liked her. He just suddenly found her too appealing to resist after a few conversations with her in jail.
Also I typically enjoy sexual scenes but these were just way too long. The euphemisms for sexual behaviors were irritating and tiresome not sexy or intriguing.
The male narrators were great. The female narrator was so monotone. There were times when the character of Aved read by each narrator made me think they were describing two different people. In addition to her boring narration she mispronounced several words. Very irritating.
If you're reading the series this is a fair addition but far from the quality of the other stories
Before starting I was not excited about the main characters but I have to say they rank toward the top of my favorites that Jay Crownover has crafted. A bit more repetitive then the others have been but wow the depth was pretty great. Loved how this one included so many people from past books. I hope that continues!
love series....this one was a bit long on sex scrne descriptions I fomd myself rolling my hand to indicatd move on. anyway story was good. Do we get Church's story next?
Mother of a grown daughter and three pugs. I love to have fun, watch college football Texas Tech and I never turn down an adult beverage. My favorite author is Sandra Brown.
Once again, Jay you knocked it out of the park with your amazing and uncanny story telling. I felt every beat of each characters heart. YOU ROCK.. Thank you.
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