Review: Retreat by Jay Crownover

Retreat by Jay Crownover

Release Date: December 28, 2016

Series: Getaway #1

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Synopsis

Every once in a while, you need to get away from it all.

I was a woman on the edge, shaken and shattered after a breakup that felt like it tore my entire world apart. 

My best friend, sick of watching me drown in misery and melancholy, harassed me until I agreed to go with her on a week-long wilderness retreat.

She promised days spent bonding and getting in touch with our inner bad-asses. 
It was supposed to be all about the two of us roughing it and making do with the bare minimum. She assured me we were going to be pushed to our limits in ways that were unimaginable. Neither one of us could have ever guessed just how right she was.

Nowhere in the glossy brochure did it say anything about the fact I was going to have to battle the insufferable but deliciously rugged and sexy trail guide instead of the elements. The brochure also forgot to mention the part that warned when you left civilization behind, there was no place to pack your inhibitions and fears.

I was told that I would be facing a week where the only thing I should expect was the unexpected. However, no one mentioned that I was going to have to fight for my life…and my heart as soon as I ventured into the unknown. 

I was a pro at hiding from my feelings but when it came time to face a real threat, one that could change everything, I learned I was more of a no surrender, no retreat kind of girl.

Retreat is a standalone novel, the first in the Getaway series which centers on the hardheaded and brokenhearted Warner brothers and the women that dare to love them. These boys are very good at putting the wild in wilderness.

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Review

I didn’t know that Jay Crownover was writing a cowboy romance, I just kind of stumbled on Retreat one day and as soon as I read the blurb, I was hooked! I mean Jay Crownover writes awesome inked bad boys, Rule was always my favorite, but I always had a thing for cowboys so I couldn’t really resist Retreat!

Cy is Mr. Personality, at least that’s how Leo calls him and honestly that’s the best description ever. Cy is the oldest of 3 brothers, we also get to meet Sutton (“grumpy”) and Lane (“smiley”), they run a ranch in Wyoming and that’s exactly where Emrys, Leo’s bestie, booked a week-long wilderness retreat. But Cy is not exactly a picture perfect cowboy, with his styled hair, biker boots and no Stetson… Leo is a little thrown off about it and her insane attraction to him isn’t helping. At all.

Leo is as feisty as they come, she got her heart broken by a scumbag boyfriend and she’s still dealing with trust issues which means her walls are sky high. So, Leo is definitely angry and bitter at first, which kind of makes the banter between her and Cy amazing, but she’s also healing and pushing herself out there. I kind of loved the moments when she pushed her bitterness away for Emry’s sake.

The character growth is insanely perfect, the plot is flawlessly balanced, with amazing suspense, a lot of steam (the shower scene is one of my favorites!) and action packed but the damaged characters and how they grow through the story is definitely what I loved more about Retreat.

It’s a story about love, yes, but there’s so much more to it, it’s also about an amazing friendship between two strong girls, a journey about trust, self-growth and self-discovery. If you haven’t read Retreat yet, you’re definitely missing out! Highly recommended for anyone who loves a romance with cowboys or “not really cowboys”.

Rating

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Author

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Jay Crownover is the international and multiple New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of the Marked Men Series, The Saints of Denver Series, the Point Series, the Breaking Point Series, and the Getaway Series. Her books can be found translated in many different languages all around the world. She is a tattooed, crazy haired Colorado native who lives at the base of the Rockies with her awesome dogs. This is where she can frequently be found enjoying a cold beer and Taco Tuesdays. Jay is a self-declared music snob and outspoken book lover who is always looking for her next adventure, between the pages and on the road.

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