By: Jay Crownover
Series: Saints of Denver #3
My Copy: Ebook from Publisher
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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.
I freaking love Jay Crownover. Her books, her characters, her writing makes me so happy inside my heart and soul.
Riveted was extremely riveting! (oh, I just did that!) I was captured in the first page by Dixie, whose light and wonderfulness just jump off the pages. Knowing her parent's and sister's beautiful love stories made her crave her own, so much so that she put herself out there online to find Mr. Right, even though her Mr. Right was working at the same bar that she currently waitressed for. Church only interacted with Dixie if customers got too rowdy but that didn't mean he didn't notice her beauty and positive personality.
This story is light verses darkness; Dixie being the light and Church being the darkness. He feels that all of those that he has loved have passed away and that Dixie’s light should never ever be blown out so he stays back. While he pushes her away, Dixie fights to show him just how much he is worth because she can see that his heart is pure and capable of loving; that he just needs a little light and a push in the right direction. After being called home, Church asks Dixie to attend to solidify the lie he told to his family but he realizes that he bit off more than he could chew. This is when the story gets more interesting. Church feels the pull of Dixie’s goodness on his heart and he is finding that it is harder and harder to resist. But he tries to resists even more when he realizes that somehow both of them have found some dangerous times.
On a personal note, Church, wowzers! I want to clone him and make him my own. In fact, where are beakers because that is exactly what I am going to do!