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Retreat (The Getaway Series Book 1) Kindle Edition
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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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 and Breaking Point 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, as well as live music and terrible TV shows. 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.--This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
- ASIN : B01MT3IMGJ
- Publisher : Jay Crownover LLC (December 27, 2016)
- Publication date : December 27, 2016
- Language : English
- File size : 825 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 356 pages
- Lending : Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #263,182 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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There was just way too much of the "heroine's" inner monologue. Therefore, this story was mostly a narrative... as if I was being read a story until I fell asleep. Narratives don't invite the reader into the story.
There is a lot of repetition with Leo's inner musings about Chris and her whining about the brothers not being real cowboys was just annoying. I didn't feel the attraction or connection between Leo & Cy. In fact, I did NOT like Leo at all.
UPDATE: So, I did actually finish this book. It did get slightly better, but Leo's annoying and constant inner monologue remained. In the end, I'd give this book 1.5 stars.
To say I fell hard for this gang of rustic, alpha heroes would be an understatement. They're what kept me glued to the pages, pushing through. I wanted to know everything about them and then some. Hell, if I had my way I would've written out Leo, Emrys, and Brynn and claimed ALL of them for myself. Not because I didn't like the girls, because I did. Its just these "cowboys" had me wanting to be the filling in the middle of their cookie.
Bwahahahaha! Sorry, I know that is so wrong, but I couldn't help myself. So I guess that would be a #sorrynotsorry.
Cyrus, Sutton, and Lane are NOT your typically defined “western ranch owners.” And Retreat doesn't fall into any one defined genre. My blog partner, Rachel, wrote it best when she described Cy and Leo's journey as "part western, part romance, and part suspense." I'll go further and state that this is most definitely not your typical Crownover book. In fact, I would venture to say this is quite unique to anything I have read from her. I’d strongly suggest setting aside any preconceived notions you may have regarding this author and go in with no expectations. If you do, I think you’ll find she pleasantly surprises you with a balanced mix of love, witty banter, low angst, twists, and adventure.
Overall, this was an enjoyable start to Ms. Crownover's, Indie published, Getaway Series. And if books were rated solely on the likability, tangibility, and chemistry of all the characters Retreat would get five stars hands down. However, since I look at the book as a whole, I have to mention where things went wrong for me and why I only rated four stars. My struggle in the beginning, the editing issues, the repetitiveness at times, and the couple of inconsistencies I saw held back that last star. Even with that, though, I would recommend this to readers.
From the beginning, the chemistry between Leo and Cy is combustible. Her snarky attitude and his alpha maleness...makes for fantastic read. I love how their love evolved through out the harrying experience of gun fire and separation. Yes their previous love problems impacted the beginning of their relationship but made the love they found with each other so much more.
I can't wait to read about Sutton and Em. Hopefully we will see their happily ever after soon. I'm thinking they aren't going to top Leo and Cy!
Thanks Jay for such fantastic read!
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Leo is a girl who has been betrayed in life through lies and deceit, and Ems is a beautiful sole who has been hurt, along with Sutton. The Walkers are a breed to explore as well as Ems and future characters. Once you start to read this novel it is difficult to release to the end. Written from one POV( Leo's) only the descriptions are so interesting, that you also get Cy's vibes and his dominant attitude immediately.I hope I have not disclosed to much of this exciting differently written novel for future readers but it really is worth far more than 5 stars.