Release Week Blitz + Review & Giveaway - HONOR by Jay Crownover


New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author Jay Crownover returns with her most complicated hero yet, in the first book in the romantic suspense series The Breaking Point.

Don’t be fooled.

Don’t make excuses for me.

I am not a good man.

I’ve seen things no one should, done things no one should talk about. Honor and conscience have no place in my life. But I’ve fought and I’ve survived. I’ve had to.

The first time I saw her dancing on that seedy stage in that second rate club, I felt my heart pulse for the first time. Keelyn Foster was too young, too vibrant for this place, and I knew in an instant that I would make her mine. But first I had to climb my way to the top. I had to have something more to offer her.

I’m here now, money is no object and I have no equal. Except for her. She’s disappeared. But don’t worry, I will find her and claim her. She will be mine.

Like I said, don’t be fooled. I am not the devil in disguise… I’m the one standing front and center.

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I was in the Point for less than a day when I got word that the man that ran the streets wanted to see me. I like to lay low. I liked to blend in, but here it didn’t see like that was an option. Instead of desert sand, the battleground here was asphalt and concrete, and as soon as my presence was known, it was as if this place recognized the fight lying dormant inside of me. 

This city called to it. I don’t know why I instantly felt like I fit, but I did. So I went to see the man in charge, fully expecting to offer him the last of my cash in order to gain a foothold in the desolate kingdom. I was a survivor. I could do without money for a little bit. No man was more resourceful than I was.

I walked into a disgustingly gaudy strip club, offended by its crass ugliness. I was expecting to meet the ruler of the land, state my intentions, and let him know I would bow to no man here or anywhere else ever again. I was expecting a shakedown and maybe some strong-arming since I was obviously foreign and undocumented. I was technically legal since my mother had been an American citizen before she fell in love with an extremist, but I hadn’t really existed on paper since she handed me over to killers and radicals when I was just a kid. Mossad didn’t want me to be anything other than their trained attack dog, so they hadn’t offered up any proof of identity for me during my time at the end of their string. What I wasn’t expecting was that my cause, my reason, my purpose for living, and my something to believe in would be dancing nearly naked on a horrifically ugly stage, looking like she was going to cry at any second. She was so much more than freedom.

She was Honor.

She was beautiful, young, innocent, and so obviously resigned to her fate. It pulled at a heart I was stunned to find I still had buried somewhere deep underneath the brutal history that filled up the inside of me. It was the first time I felt it beat, and the pulse of its yearning scared and electrified me in equal measure.

I started to move toward her like all those invisible gods I spent my life killing for were leading me directly to her when suddenly a man twice her age and triple her size leaped from his seat next to the stage and hurled himself up onto the platform directly at the girl. In the blink of an eye he was on top of her, rough hands all over her naked flesh. I heard her scream. I saw her long limbs flail and thrash under him. A red haze filled my vision and I forgot all about staying quiet and laying low. I forgot all about being a ghost, and realized that I could channel the fight that had been forged into my very soul, the fight that was slumbering restlessly inside me at that moment, into protecting something so innocent. She woke the fight up and she kept it alive.


**ARC provided by publisher in exchange for an honest review**

"He was both my hero and my worst enemy. He had always been my savior and my captor. He was everything I ever wanted and everything I shouldn't allow in my life, and there was absolutely no one I loved to hate more than him."

Honor was one of my most anticipated reads of the year and it didn't disappoint. The prologue was so intense and powerful, I couldn't wait to learn more about Nassir and his life. I just knew he would be this unique and intriguing character and I wasn't wrong. I already wanted to know more about him when I met him in Jay's previous books, because I have a thing for anti-heroes, and Nassir is definitely that. Honor was amazing and what I loved most about this book were the characters Nassir and Keelyn. They were so interesting and unique, and I loved the developments they both went through in this book, as individuals and eventually as a couple. 

"I never wanted him to know he was my greatest weakness even though he had never hidden the fact I was his."

I have a new book boyfriend and his name is Nassir. He was everything I look for in a (book) boyfriend. He was such an alpha male but was so much more than just a broody, dark, strong, aggressive, and controlling man. He was also very protective, loyal, understanding and supportive. He was imperfectly perfect in my opinion. 

As for Key, the first impression that I got from her was that she was more on the silent side and someone who doesn't know what she wants. But I was very wrong, Key was such a strong and sassy woman. She didn't let Nassir push or order her around, she had her opinion and made it very known to him. Key was the only person that could melt Nassir. Nassir never played around and made it known that he wanted Key from the start, which was a major turn-on for me. She was the only one that could soften him. It was just beautiful to see how she did that. I loved how they were together. They were one strong power couple. The connection and pull between them was very powerful, it was obvious they were meant to be. 

"She called me her devil and I called her my everything. We clung to each other, sweaty, spent, and forever entwined."

I loved this book. The writing style was phenomenal. I love Jay Crownover's darker books so this one is definitely my favorite so far. I really enjoyed and was intrigued by the backstory of both characters. I especially loved the development of their relationship, it was so heartbreaking and beautiful to read. I couldn't get enough of them. The only thing that was missing was an epilogue (I am a sucker for epilogues). But I know for sure that we will at least get to see what they are doing in the future books in this series (at least I hope so). In Honor we were introduced to potential two future couples, and I really hope they will get their story told in the next books.


        About Jay Crownover: 

Jay Crownover is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of the Marked MenThe Point,and the Saints of Denver series. Like her characters, she is a big fan of tattoos. 

She loves music and wishes she could be a rock star, but since she has no aptitude for singing or instrument playing, she’ll settle for writing stories with interesting characters that make the reader feel something. She lives in Colorado with her three dogs.        

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