Review: Honor by Jay Crownover

Posted November 19, 2016 by Francesca in Reviews / 3 Comments

Review: Honor by Jay Crownover
Honor
by Jay Crownover

3 Stars

BOOK INFO


Released: October 18th 2016
Series: The Breaking Point #1
Published by William Morrow Paperbacks
Narrator: Sloane Carson, Youssif Kamal
Length: 10 hrs and 15 mins
Pages: 400
Format: Audiobook
 

“Do I think I’ll continue this series?  Probably not.  I’ll stick to Ms. Crownovers’ cuter books.  I think when I read books about REAL bad guys I want to be a bit darker.”
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I debated long and hard whether I wanted to pick up this book.  The main reason was that I never went back to the Welcome to the Point series after reading book 1.  Somehow, it never called to me enough.  So I knew I would go into this one (which is a spin off) not knowing the characters.  I hate that!  But I do like Jay Crownover’s writing, so I ended up trying it.  Here’s the thing.  The writing is good.  The emotion that the author wanted to convey is there, even.  But I just can’t connect with the characters of The Point.

I was expecting Nassir to be a ruthless badass.   I know sometimes I complain when there’s too much violence, but based on the background we are given, I wanted more from his persona.  I’m not sure if he was a bit more ruthless in previous books in the original series, but he came across a bit tame to me in this one.  And I also never got to fall in love with him, and for that I’m not sure why.

This isn’t the first book with a stripper heroine that I’ve read, and I’ve enjoyed some in the past, however this one didn’t quite hit the mark for me.  Keelyn grated on my nerves often.  There’s just something about her that kept pushing my interest away.  Ultimately, I find that my lack of caring for either of the main characters made me a bit ambivalent about this book.  Even though they have chemistry and there’s quite a bit of sexy in here.

Do I think I’ll continue this series?  Probably not.  I’ll stick to Ms. Crownovers’ cuter books.  I think when I read books about REAL bad guys I want it to be a bit darker.  I know I’m in the minority here since most people have loved this book.  Nonetheless, I still enjoyed reading it for the plot and writing.  Just took me a little longer to finish than I would’ve liked.

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About Jay Crownover

Jay Crownover is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of the Marked Men and The Point 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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I’m a 30 something sun lover living in the Big Apple (read New York).I’m a book and coffee addict and lover of all things elephants.

I get easily distracted by pictures of sexy guys and have tons of book boyfriends.I keep all my alpha males chained to my basement and guard them fiercely.*Back off bitches*I like to see Jason Momoa as a lot of those boyfriends, because ….. mmmmmmm JASON.MOMOA!

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No matter how well written, if I cannot connect with the characters, I won’t continue a series

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Timitra

I think I’ll skip this…thanks for sharing your thoughts Francesca

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Thanks for the review, I haven’t read any books by this author yet but I have some of her older titles on my TBR pile. The cover is nice but I require characters I connect with as well as a good story.