Jay Crownover books in order
Genres: Contemporary , Erotica, Romance, Suspense, Thriller
- Recovered (2018)
- Better When He's Bad (2014)
- Better When He's Bold (2015)
- Better When He's Brave (2015)
- Unbroken (2019)
- Justified (2019)
- Rome (2014)
- Nash (2014)
- Rowdy (2014)
- Asa (2015)
- Rule (2012)
- Jet (2013)
- Leveled (2015)
- Built (2016)
- Charged (2016)
- Riveted (2017)
- Salvaged (2017)
- Honor (2016)
- Dignity (2017)
- Respect (2018)
- Retreat (2016)
- Shelter (2017)
- Escape (2018)
- Runaround (2018)
Detailed book overview
I hated Cable James McCaffrey. He was a spoiled and entitled addict who never even hid the fact that he was out of control.
He had everything anyone could want but still seemed hopelessly lost.
Cable made me learn that having everything counts for nothing if you can’t have the one thing you desire the most.
I was obsessed with Affton Reed. She wasn’t any fun, yet I found myself drawn to her.
Though I liked her, I still acted like she didn’t exist.
She made me learn that the trick to having it all is realizing that it was already there. All you have to do is keep holding onto it.
Welcome to the Point Series
The dark and sexy Shane Baxter is an expert when it comes to bad choices, until one terrible decision lands him in prison for five years. Now out of prison, he’ll stop at nothing to get the answers he wants.
Dovie Pryce isn’t a stranger to making tough choices. She has done her best to be good and to help others, determined not to allow the darkness to pull her down.
When things however escalate badly, the only one who can run to her rescue is the terrifying and wickedly sexy Bax.
As scary as Bax is, Dovie soon realizes that some boys are just better when they’re bad.
In a land full of bad things and bad people, Race Hartman is bold enough, smart enough, and lost enough to wear the crown. Although he has a plan to minimize the destruction at the Point, can Race do it without ruining himself?
For Brysen Carter, Race has always been nothing more than her best friend's brother. He is too handsome and too dangerous to get too close to.
But when an attempt is made on her life, Race is the only person who can protect her.
And Brysen has to be bold if she is to stay alive.
For Titus King, there has always been a huge difference between black and white.
It is that firm belief in right and wrong that prompted him to leave his family as teenager and seek to become a useful member of the society.
Now a police detective in one of the most dreadful cities in the country, his life has changed in more ways than he’d like to admit.
To add onto his already skewed moral compass is the fact that the beautiful and mysterious Reeve Black is back in town.
And he simply can’t walk away from her, as he needs her in more ways than one.
After losing everything in a bad bet, rodeo star Crew Lawton takes a new job in order to clear his debts. He becomes the face of a lavish male skincare line, quite different from the sweat and dirt he is used to. Crew despises his boss Della but still goes with the flow in order to pay off the dangerous criminals he owes money.
Della Deveaux isn’t going to let some rude and rough cowboy ruin her campaign for a new men’s line in her family’s company.
She wouldn’t have picked him, but the fact that her father has invested millions in Crew’s sinfully gorgeous face doesn’t give her much of an option.
But opposites attract, and so will Crew and Della.
Case Lawton, the sheriff of Loveless, Texas, hails from a family of criminals. But his job demands that he plays by the rules, something he does until he is summoned to Aspen Barlow’s office. Why would he want to assist the lawyer who cost him custody of his son?
Aspen’s life is in danger and Case is the only one who can protect her. She will however have to reveal a bitter truth from the past in order to win over his trust.
As the two spend more time working together to catch a deadly criminal, the trust between them grows, and the line between love and hate becomes as blurry as can be.
This book includes the bonus story: “It’s All About That Cowboy” by Carly Bloom!
Marked Men Series
The bold and fun-loving Cora Lewis is somewhat of an expert at keeping her tattooed "bad boy" friends in check. However, underneath all the glitter and sass is a wounded heart. She is determined to fall in love with a baggage-free guy ready to commit, until she meets Rome Archer.
The obstinate and overbearing Rome Archer is everything but a perfect guy. Returning from his final tour of duty more shattered, all he wants is to figure out what to do with the rest of his life—until Cora crosses his path.
Things may not be perfect, but who says they can’t be perfectly imperfect?
Having worked hard, Saint Ford has finally fulfilled her childhood dream of becoming a nurse. Focused on her work, love to her is too much of a luxury, especially the kind that nearly destroyed her in high school thanks to the incredibly hot Nash Donovan.
Although Nash is no longer the cocky player he used to be, he neither remembers Saint nor the immense suffering he caused her. The only thing he knows is that sparks run riot every time he sees the cute nurse.
When Nash however learns about their past, he realizes that he may have lost the battle before it even began.
Will Saint give him a second chance?
After being told that he will always be inadequate by the only girl he ever loved, Rowdy St. James set out to live up to his nickname. Hurt by love once, he is never going to trust a woman again, until he meets his new co-worker.
Salem Cruz may have had an unhappy childhood with far too many rules, but the one thing she could never forget is the memory of the cute, blue-eyed boy next door that had fallen in love with her younger sister.
Salem's attempt to prove that Rowdy fell in love with the wrong sister works perfectly, until the reappearance of one person threatens to tear them apart forever.
“A leopard never changes its spots.”
Despite starting over in Denver with an entirely different circle of family and friends, Asa Cross just can’t stop breaking the law.
A terrible situation at work not only threatens Royal Hastings’s career but also her partner’s life. As she puddles through the confusion, she can’t seem to get over the sexy southern bartender she arrested.
A longtime criminal and a cop could never work, yet for Asa and Royal, being wrong together seems like the only right choice.
For Shaw Landon, her love for Rule Archer was at first sight. Rule is the type of guy that a straight-A pre-med student like Shaw needs avoid like plague.
He has wild piercings and a reckless attitude, and Shaw knows she needs to stay away from him, but her heart just won’t listen.
To Rule Archer, Shaw Landon is not only a perfect princess but also the girl of his deceased twin brother. He lives by his own rules and doesn’t have time for a good girl like Shaw.
When a birthday party however ends in an intense night of passion, both Shaw and Rule have to discover whether it’s possible to be together without destroying each other.
Adorning tight leather pants with a dangerous look, Jet Keller is every girl’s rock and roll fantasy. Ayden Cross is however done with bad boys, and utterly refuses to submit to the flare that she sees in Jet’s dark, eerie eyes.
Jet on the other hand is having a hard time pushing away the Southern Belle laced with cowboy boots on her mile-long legs. Whereas he is tempted to get under her skin and rock her world, he knows full well the outcome when it comes to two people with parallel ideas about relationships.
Will the flare ignite into an everlasting love or will it consume them both?
Saints of Denver
Knowing what it means to feel real pain, Orlando Frederick has made it his mission to help others: from sports stars, wounded war vets to all sorts of survivors. Having loved an obstinate man before, he has sworn not to do it again—until a wickedly attractive and damaged cop by the name Dom makes his way into Lando’s physical therapy practice.
Dominic Voss is a cop and his police badge is more of an identity than a job. So when he is sidelined by injury, the only thing on his mind is getting back into the action. But as they spend more time together and their attraction grows, Dom realizes that Lando also needs some healing of his own.
Sayer Cole and Zeb Fullerare are as different as can be. She is a refined fine-dining attorney while he is a sinfully sexy wreck of cell-block and sawdust.
Zeb fell in love with the beautiful blonde at first sight, but the reserved lawyer doesn’t show any interest despite his numerous smooth moves.
But when Zeb needs Sayer’s professional help to right a wrong from his past, he puts his feelings aside—given the gravity of what is at stake.
As the two absolute opposites face the biggest challenge of their lives, they realize that the sexual tension between them simply can't be ignored.
Avett Walker is a pink-haired mischief-maker with a rotten attitude and a penchant for picking bad boys, while Quaid Jackson is a wickedly sexy high powered criminal attorney. So when Avett lands into trouble, Quaid is the only person who can save her.
Quaid is determined to keep the relationship strictly professional, given how he sees her as nothing more than a nuisance. However, the more time they spend together, the harder it becomes to ignore the sparks.
Will they be able to keep their hands to themselves, given how the chemistry between them is getting well beyond charged?
Dixie Carmichael is ready to give love some room in her life, given how everybody around her is making falling in love look easy. Done with chasing after the hot-as-hell guy, she is now hunting for Mr. Right.
Dash Churchill always makes a pit stop in Denver on his way back to the Mississippi country. It’s supposed to be an uneventful time, until he crosses paths with the hyper redhead with innocent eyes and endless curves.
When the two find themselves in the midst of a homecoming riddled with lies and danger, Dixie realizes that falling in love is the easy part. The hard part is making the love work.
Everybody knows Hudson Wheeler is a nice guy. But after being deserted by his fiancée, who left him with a canceled wedding and a baby on the way, he starts living on the edge. That’s until he meets Poppy Cruz, a girl with the saddest of eyes and the most beautiful of faces. And that makes Wheeler want to care for her.
Having been heartbroken by the same men who swore to protect her, Poppy is determined to safeguard herself from practically everyone else. But the more time she spends with him, the more comfortable she gets.
Her heart needs healing, and Wheeler seems like the only one who can fix it.
The Breaking Point Series
I am not a good man. I’ve seen a lot and done a lot of things that should never the admitted. Honor and conscience are a luxury.
My heart missed a beat for the moment I saw her dancing on that seedy stage in that second rate club. Keelyn Foster was too young and energetic for this place, and I had to make her mine.
But before all that, I had to claw my way to the top. After all, I needed to have something more to offer her.
Here I am now. Money is not a problem. She has however disappeared without a trace.
No worries though. I’ll find her. And she will be mine!
Looks can be deceiving.
Most people who looked at the tattoos and masculine frame probably concluded that I was a brawler. Woe unto them, for am more of a thinker than a fighter.
The only problem is that I used my brain for evil—selling my soul to the highest bidder.
Noe Lee is a sloppy thief who is just as smart and twice as street wise as I am. She was however in trouble, and I convinced myself that it wasn’t my job to save her.
But now she has vanished without a trace. It’s then that I realized that I had to find her.
And I’ll do whatever it takes to bring her back home.
There was once a beautiful princess who lived in a corrupt kingdom. Despite being shielded from the very worst around her, she fell in love with the tumbling city, and gave her heart to a violent and deadly man.
He was vicious to say the least, except when it came to her. He warned her on several occasions that he wasn't good for her, yet she couldn’t listen.
Betrayed, the princess runs away from her home, and from the man who shattered her fragile self into pieces.
She was certain she would never go back. But family is everything and the princess finds herself going back.
The past is about to attack with a vengeance…
The Getaway Series
I started living on the edge after a breakup nearly destroyed me. I finally agreed to go on a week-long retreat in the wilderness after being harassed by my best friend.
The last thing I expected on the retreat was to meet a rugged and deliciously sexy trail guide. I was informed that the only thing I should expect for the next week was the unexpected. Never was I told that I would have to fight for my life.
I’m somewhat seasoned at hiding my feelings, but in the face of real danger, anything can change.
Sutton Warner’s life is a complete mess. He is used to disappointing the women in his life like his mother, his ex, and even his daughter.
Despite his massive flaws and endless list of weaknesses, he just can’t seem to forget Emrys—the woman he almost got killed.
Emrys Santos is leading a hopeless life. All she ever does is run away from anyone who dares to love her.
As her life gets more complicated, all roads lead Em back to Wyoming, and to the man she almost got killed.
Being overshadowed and overlooked is nothing new to Lane Warner. After all, he is the youngest brother. Of the few things that excite him, his childhood friend Brynn Fox—who became part of their family—is right up there.
Upon realizing that he wants something he’ll never have, Lane takes off.
Of the few things that have brought peace and security to Brynn’s life, Lane is right up there. She has loved the youngest of the Warner brothers from the moment she laid eyes on him.
So when Lane walks away, her first instinct is to run after him.
And she'll stop at nothing until she brings her stubborn cowboy home.
Webb Bryant drifts and wanderers from one place to another, always attempting to establish distance between himself and demons from his past. That’s until he crosses paths with Tennyson McKenna. Webb has not been able to forget the beautiful blonde since she stormed out of nowhere and saved the day.
After a frustrating series of failed relationships, Ten returns home in a desperate attempt to mend her broken heart. Everything seems to be going right for her until she meets a bloody and bullet riddled Webb Bryant.
Will she take a gamble on a man who might be gone tomorrow?