Son of a Gun by Jay Crownover

Posted August 17, 2023 in review Tags: ,

Son of a Gun by Jay CrownoverSon of a Gun by Jay Crownover

Series: Forever Marked #3
Genres: Contemporary Romance
Setting: Denver, CO
Source: ARC
Also in this series: Fortunate Son, Prodigal Son
Also by this author: Asa, Built, Charged, Honor, Retreat, Riveted, Salvaged, Shelter, Unbroken, Justified, Unforgiven, Blacklisted, Fortunate Son, Prodigal Son
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Heavy is the head that inherits the crown.
The only thing on Daire Archer’s mind when she pulled a disappearing act on Christmas was proving she was worthy of being her father's daughter. She was born an Archer, which was a blessing and a curse, and Daire was determined to show everyone she deserved to carry the legacy that came with her name.
There is power in a name, and being an Archer meant Daire needed to do better, to be better. At least, that’s what she thought she needed, until a boy from nowhere—with a name that meant nothing—showed her that she was already pretty great just the way she was.
Campbell has always rejected everything concerning his maniacal father and his troubled past. When he left Nowhere, he was certain he wanted a nice, quiet life free from the only things he'd ever known: violence and bloodshed. He thought he needed to be a better man. He wondered if there was a kinder, gentler version of himself under his thick armor of scars and tattoos.
It wasn't until he started chasing Daire Archer all over hell and back that Campbell realized he needed to be a man who was better at being bad than everyone else in his troubled world.
Because now, he had a problematic princess to protect. One with an uncanny ability for finding trouble. Where Daire is concerned, being a good guy isn't necessary.

son of a gunSon of a Gun is where the 2nd generation Marked Men meets The Pointe. I was a little surprised because the Pointe is a darker series, but it worked. I haven’t read much of The Pointe, but it wasn’t an issue; however, I don’t think I got all the cameos and references. This is certainly an “opposites attract” story because Daire and Campbell are about as different as two people can be. Daire has had a privileged life for sure. Honestly, sometimes she does things that are just dumb and immature. But, she loves her family and is just trying to figure out who she is.

Campbell has not had any privilege in life. He is trying to do whatever necessary to survive and protect his younger siblings. This involved some less than honorable and legal things, but it was for the right reasons. He and Daire are just so different. Their romance is slow burn because while there is attraction, they just don’t have anything in common on the surface.

Son of a Gun is a character driven story. There is danger, but the focus of the story is really Daire and Campbell. Fans of flawed characters will love this book!



authors like Kristen Ashley, Aurora Rose Reynolds, Abbi Glines…then you will probably like Son of a Gun!

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About Jay Crownover

From Jay Crownover:

I'm supposed to share interesting details about myself so that my readers get to know me so here we go in no particular order: I'm an natural redhead even though I haven't seen my real hair color in years, I'm a big fan of tattoos and have a half sleeve on either arm and various other pieces all over the place, I've been in the bar industry since I was in college and it has always offered interesting insight into how men and women interact with each other, I have 3 dogs that are all crazy, I live in Colorado and love the snow, I love music and in all reality wish I could be a rock star not a writer or a bartender but I have zero talent so there is that.
I love to write, love to read and all I'm interested in is a good story with interesting characters that make the reader feel something.
Thanks for taking the time to check my stuff out....

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