Wednesday, June 23, 2021

REVIEW: Fortunate Son by Jay Crownover


We are so excited to help celebrate the release of FORTUNATE SON by Jay Crownover with you today! FORTUNATE SON is part of Forever Marked: The Second Generation of the Marked Men.

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It's been way too long since we've read a Jay Crownover novel, as verified by reading her most recent release, Fortunate Son. This novel had all the things we love about her writing and I'm already thinking about all the possibilities that could develop as she writes more in this series. 

In Fortunate Son we read about Ry Archer and Bowe Keller. For fans of the Marked Men Series and the Saints of Denver Series, these names may be familiar--they're children of characters in those series, as are many of their friends and family. SIDE NOTE: if you haven't read either of these series, never fear--Crownover gives enough (succinct) detail to explain all of the various connections without spoiling anything (and if you have read but may have forgotten, the details are helpful). The story of Ry and Bowe starts with heartbreak and then shows us their difficult history. It's obvious that they're meant to be together, despite how seemingly opposite they are and the hurts they've given each other, and with very little drama, they manage to get things back on track to see if there's any possible way that a real relationship is something that can happen. As we learn more and more about them and their friends and family, there are moments of fun banter and raw vulnerability...just when I thought I'd make it through without any gut punches, whew boy, I got choked up...and of course, romance and some sexy times.

Fortunate Son is a really good first novel for this series. It introduces new fans to this group of characters, reminds the O.G. fans of how much we love all of these characters, and opens the door for many more novels in this world and I am here for it.

FORTUNATE SON by Jay Crownover

Forever Marked: The Second Generation of the Marked Men


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Ry Archer and Bowe Keller are as different as night and day. But that doesn't stop the childhood frenemies from reconnecting whenever one of them needs some help tackling any of life's major puzzles, like figuring out why getting what you always thought you wanted isn't living up to all the hype. They might constantly rub each other the wrong way (except for the times when they rub each other the really-really right way), but there is no denying they've always made one hell of a great team. They manage to balance each other out… when they aren't driving each other crazy. For Ry, he thought he had the perfect girl, the one who was going to run headfirst into a methodically planned future. He was going to marry young and have the same kind of legendary, life-long romance his parents did… or so he believed. His girl was going to stand by his side as he chased his dream of being a professional football player all the way to the NFL. He was wrong. Now, Ry's gotta figure out the difference between a bruised heart and a broken one, and the only person who can teach him the difference is Bowe. Bowe always felt like she had to run before she learned to walk to keep up with her father's musical legacy. He's her hero, and she wants nothing more than to make him proud. Bowe's about to figure out that maybe she wasn't meant to be in a rock and roll band and that it is possible she let her father's success cloud her idea of what making music should be. Bowe needs to find her own path to fame, and there's a good chance she wouldn't be brave enough or bold enough to start over if Ry Archer hadn't charmed his way back into her life when she least expected it. Some days they're enemies. Other days they're lovers. For a while, they were strangers. But now, it feels more like they might have always been soulmates. Eventually, Ry and Bowe realize that letting go of an old dream and creating a new one is much easier to do with the right person by your side.

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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 Series, Breaking Point Series, and the Getaway 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. 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. Connect with her: Website | Facebook | Instagram | Goodreads | Reader Group IS-Blogger-1-1024x158

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