Better When He's Brave: A Welcome To The Point Novel by Jay CrownoverBetter When He's Brave: A Welcome To The Point Novel by Jay Crownover

Better When He's Brave: A Welcome To The Point Novel

byJay Crownover

Paperback | August 11, 2015

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In New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Jay Crownover’s third novel in her sexy, thrilling Welcome to the Point series, a woman’s search for repentance leads her to the one man from her past she can’t forget as they join forces to save their city—and the explosive love neither can live without.

Titus King sees the world in black and white. Right and wrong. Which is why as a teenager he left behind the only family he’d ever known to make a better life for himself. Now a police detective in one of the worst cities in the country, he can’t deny his life has turned into a million different shades of gray. 

The new criminal element in The Point has brought vengeance and destruction right to Titus’s front door, and the difference between right and wrong is nothing compared to keeping those he loves alive. To add to his already strained moral compass, the beautiful and mysterious Reeve Black has made her way back to town, and she might be as dangerous to Titus as the guy trying to destroy the Point because he needs her—in more ways than one.

Reeve knows all about how ruthless this new threat to destroy The Point can be… and instead of running away, she wants to help. She has a lot to repent for and saving the city, plus the hot cop that she hasn’t been able to forget might just be the only way she can finally find some inner peace.

With an entire city poised on the brink of war, Titus and Reeve stand in the crossfire—and it will take two brave souls to fight for the ultimate love.

Jay Crownover is theNew York TimesandUSA Todaybestselling author of the Marked Men and Welcome to 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 ch...
Title:Better When He's Brave: A Welcome To The Point NovelFormat:PaperbackDimensions:352 pages, 8 × 5.31 × 0.79 inPublished:August 11, 2015Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0062385925

ISBN - 13:9780062385925


Rated 4 out of 5 by from Fave in the series! I think I loved this one even more than Better When He's Bad! LOVE Titus and Reeve. Reeve's sharpness, conscience, and self-awareness are so refreshing.
Date published: 2018-06-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Another great from this author! I was looking forward to reading this one because I loved Titus in the first two books. He is one of the characters in the series who is really trying to do good for the citizens of The Point. This time around, Reeve, the one who betrayed Dovey in the first book, is back and wants to make things right. She has information about who is causing havoc with the people of the city. She knows that Titus needs her to bring him down for good. Her arrival isn't welcomed by many so it causes some tense moment. So, did I love the book? Yep, I loved the book! I loved Titus and Reeve together. What I loved about Titus is that even though he has started to see more of a grey area between good and evil, he ultimately stays true to himself and his need to uphold the law. That made me admire his character more. I felt badly for Reeve. Her reasons for betrayal were understandable and I was rooting for her to be able to redeem herself. She is a strong female lead who really gets what The Point is all about. I also loved the way she insisted on calling people by their given names instead of the names The Point had given them. Her ability to see the person behind the facade was endearing. There are a couple of interesting twists in the story, so it will keep you guessing. It looks like Nassir's story is up next. While I look forward to his story, I am most looking forward to Booker's story and seeing how he gets back into everyone's good graces. I am a HUGE fan of Ms. Crownover's Marked Men series. If you love that one, I urge you to check out this series as well. It is a darker series, but the men are just as sexy and alpha and hard to resist.
Date published: 2015-08-16
Rated 4 out of 5 by from 4.5 stars! What I love about Jay Crownover is that she doesn't write typical new adult novels. Her books, and particularly this series, have realistic characters, engaging and suspenseful storylines, and scenery so vivid it feels like it's own character. Anti-heroes and the good girls who love them are Jay’s specialty. This series is my favorite of all of her books. I love how multi-layered, gritty, and realistic they are. Better When He’s Brave picks up immediately where Better When He’s Bold let off. The Point is on shaky ground and there is an unknown threat wreaking havoc and making people pay with their lives. The cast of characters we know and love is back to save their city and protect their family from a madman hell-bent on taking them all down. Having a book with Titus’s point of view is a nice contrast to the first two books, where the story is told from the wrong side of the law. Titus has dedicated his career and sacrificed most of his personal life to protect the people of the Point. Most days, it feels like a losing battle, but he feels he must save it to save himself. Reeve is an interesting character, and I had mixed feelings about her. She has faced bad situations and made bad choices because of it. Unlike most living in the Point, she has a conscience and wants to make things right--even when she knows that it will cost her her life. Reeve has intimate details about the threat attacking the Point, and Titus can’t save his city without her. I really wanted to hate Reeve for what she did to poor, sweet Dovie (in the first book), but she started to grow on me after hearing her side of the story and I came to the realization that Reeve is just a product of her (bad) environment. I also liked the fact that she is strong and confident, has nothing but fight in her, and isn’t afraid to do the hard work and get her hands dirty. Titus and Reeve seem like an unlikely pair; a saintly detective who falls for the criminal with a soft heart, but it works. And it is explosively hot when Titus finally lets go of his strict control and gives in to the temptation Reeve is providing. Although I didn’t feel as ‘warm and fuzzy’ about this couple as the previous two, the solid writing, the suspense, and the imagery kept me hooked on the story, as well as the series. I can’t wait to see what Jay has in store for the next book!
Date published: 2015-08-13
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Review from This is the Story of My(Reading) Life Umm so that was an intense read. But intense in the best way. I was pretty much on the edge of my seat the whole book. Because Jay never fails to deliver on the sexiness, #hotcop guys, #hotcop, it is not all just action on the streets. You get me. I was so excited to get immersed in Titus's story. The past two books we've known him as the cop that tries to keep a semblance of law enforced within his brothers life. Don't get me wrong, Titus is not a dirty cop. He's trying to keep the streets of The Point as clean as they can get. That leaves the poor guy exhausted. The Point is as rough a neighbourhood as one could imagine. I would want Titus protecting my streets. The Point can make it hard to stay on the right side of the law but Titus never wavered. It shows how much he cares for the people there. How hard he's trying to stay one step ahead. Titus is a great mix of hard exterior and soft interior(although not many will see that soft side) encased in one hot shell. Did I mention #hotcop? The job Titus has means you have to be clever and cunning and he sure is. Reeve walks back into his life and literally turns what he should want upside down. Reeve was the backstabbing biznatch who almost got Dovie killed. She took a deal and has been in witness protection. Until Reeve walked away from her handler. Not only did she fall for him but she also discovered he's as dirty as dirty can get. And also batshit crazy. It seems like Reeve tends to be on the wrong side of a good decision. Which coming from The Point happens more often than not. Reeve played the revenge card for her sisters murder and since than she's been living with the consequences. Reeve plays the bad girl well. She's simply gorgeous which she uses to her advantage. Reeve is no damsel, she can take care of herself. She just needs Titus to help her out, him being a cop and all. Also she's been crushing on him for forever. Titus can't want Reeve. She's dangerous on top of her history with Bax and Dovie. Titus trying to fight his attraction to Reeve is cute. It's cute that he thinks he can keep it platonic. *rolls eyes* When Jay called him a pantydropper she ain't kidding. Titus and Reeve are explosive. Here's a hard working cop that needs someone to take care of him well being able to handle his roughness. Reeve has no problem keeping up with him. And that's why being wrong for each other on paper means nothing. You gotta be able to handle your partner and yea, they got each other figured out. It was a whole bunch of sexy. Better When He's Brave took the dark and roughness of The Point to a new level of scary. Seriously, no one was safe. Some of our favorite characters found their lives hanging by a string. When you got a psychotic killer out to take what he thinks is his shit gets real. This series of books is truly gritty and edgy. I love love love Jay's writing and I've yet to find her books repetitive. The romance is hot and sexy. And the story always brings something different with a great cast of characters. As always I'm impatiently waiting her next book.
Date published: 2015-08-10

Editorial Reviews

“Full of action that will keep you on the edge of your seat, Better When He’s Bad is a sexy thrill ride.”