Monday, 13 February 2017

Retreat - Jay Crownover

Title - Retreat
Author - Jay Crownover
Series - Getaway #1
ISBN - 9781540751300
Genre - Adult > Romance 
My Copy - Purchased
Format - Kindle
Where You Can Find It - Goodreads - Barnes & Noble - Indigo - Book Depository - Amazon UK - Amazon US
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 civilisation 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 centres 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.

I didn't know that this book had been released until January but when i found out about it, i brought it straight away. Jay Crownover is an auto-buy author for me and these books are always my guilty pleasure. 

I read this book straight through in a few hours and it was good, not the best books that she has written those go to her marked men and saints of Denver books. But they are enjoyable nevertheless. 

The characters were your typical run of the mill romance characters, but Cyrus and Leo were still perfect in the situation and i love me a cowboy even a 'fake' one. Leo was strong and perfect she was written in a way that most women can relate to. And Cyrus is pretty much every straight woman's fantasy man.

The story albeit a tad far fetched, was fun and fast to read. It didn't have slow points it was action and romance all the way through. A book that you can read when on a rainy Sunday afternoon and not feel that the day has been wasted. 

Towards the end it get very action packed and gets quite a bit emotional but please don't let that put you off when i say it has action in it, it is still predominately a romance novel. 

I highly recommend this book and all others by this author one of the greats when it comes to romance writing about strong female characters in romance and the men she writes are all dreamy and the kind of men dreams are made of.

Until Next Time
Happy Reading

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