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(Saints of Denver #3)

4.02  ·  Rating details ·  5,823 ratings  ·  639 reviews
From the New York Times bestselling author of the Marked Men books comes the next installment in the Saints of Denver series.

Everyone else in Dixie Carmichael's life has made falling in love look easy, and now she is ready for her own chance at some of that happily ever after. Which means she’s done pining for the moody, silent former soldier who works with her at the bar
Paperback, 368 pages
Published February 14th 2017 by William Morrow
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Karen Mc
Jan 09, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

"Show me the most damaged parts of your soul, and I will show you how it shines like gold." ~Nikita Gill

When you begin and end a book in tears, you know it’s a game changer of a story that’s ruled not only your head but your heart.

Riveted by Jay Crownover slammed into my soul with a force I never saw coming, but one I felt with every word from beginning to end. I had no choice but to fall into the words that bled into me – becoming me – because each word that Jay Crownover pens shines like gold
Jan 19, 2017 rated it really liked it

I'm pretty sure I've said this before, but holy wow Jay Crownover is one amazing author. She has a unique ability to take a simple storyline and turn it into something spectacular. She somehow subtly entwines real life issues into her stories and I am in love with how she does that.

Riveted follows Dixie Carmichael as she tries to find her forever person. She's sure that the one she's supposed to be with is the big and brooding Church, but he doesn't seem to want her ba
Rachel Reads Ravenously
3.5 stars

“I was the girl that everyone always assumed was good... so they never asked... but he had and the world stopped.”

Riveted is the story of Church and Dixie. Dixie is that girl who is always sweet and happy, who never lets it show when life gets her down. Dixie knew early on that Church was the man for her, but he didn’t get the memo. Coworkers at a bar, Church is aware that Dixie is attracted to him and a nice person, so that’s why he asks her to come home with him to the South
XxTainaxX Curvy and Nerdy
Feb 13, 2017 rated it really liked it
Jay Crownover has a way of sucking you into her stories that is quite remarkable. The webs she weaves, interlocking these great characters together, bring me a sense of nostalgia as I get to read about the previous couples in the Marked Men series.

Dixie and Church share a special connection that our hero is quite adamant about resisting. Dixie is the happy go lucky girl that wants someone to finally see her heart. She has this vulnerability to her that makes her all the more likeable as a heroi
Apr 22, 2017 rated it it was ok
The author would not let up on Church's inner turmoil. Ugh. Too repetitive and nothing much going on. This one is my least favorite in the series. ...more
The Romance Book Disciple (Samantha)
Link to full review below! Dixie is the heroine I didn't realize I was looking for. She is perfect! This book was perfection! See full review on The Book Disciple ...more
Riveted was my first exposure to author Jay Crownover or this series: Saints of Denver. I was in the mood for a contemporary romance and the audiobook was available at my local library so I thought I would try out a new-to-me author. I was surprised how familiar Ms. Crownover's writing style felt. It reminded me very much of Kristen Ashley and I am not a reader who typically compares authors, but the familiarity was strong. Riveted features a strong but humble heroine and a flawed and compli
Pam Nelson
5 Riveted Stars

I am LOVING this series, though I wanted Poppy’s story sooo badly I am kind of glad we have to wait a little bit longer.

Dixie and Church are phenomenal I loved their story so so much. I think I like that Dixie was a ray of sunshine. Maybe because I relate to that, sure life can be hard and get you down but there is always something to smile about. :)

And being able to make others have a smile because of something you did or just a kind word. Well, I feel like I try and do that e
ARC provided by publisher in exchange for an honest review

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A riveting, sexy, steamy romance that packs an emotional and heartwarming punch!!! Jay Crownover is no stranger when it comes to writing romance that has sass and steam but her stories and characters have a magical way of always leaving a lasting impression when it comes to the matters of the heart and in her newest release, Riveted, Jay lures readers to feel for her characters and see behind the facade. She allow them to see and unde
Aisling Zena
Soooo, who else is rooting for Wheeler and Poppy next?

♡Julalicious Book Paradise♡
rating: 4.75/5

Original review on Julalicious Book Paradise

If you have been on my blog for a while now, you know that Jay Crownover is one of my favourite authors. There isn't a book of hers that I don't love or a series that didn't catch my eye. When I received this ARC for Riveted, I was jumping up and down seriously because I was really excited to read it and I wasn't disappointed at all.

I'm trying to find where to start my review without is being too spoilerish and it's hard. So, let’s just t
Jan 31, 2017 rated it it was amazing
*ARC provided by the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.*

I want to be Church's pretty girl.

This book was brilliant. I really enjoyed it. I was dying to know aghast was holding Church back from being with Dixie (I just luv that name). Dixie is such an amazing girl she sees the best in everyone and everything. Life hasn't been easy for her but things could always be worst. I really liked how she was so up beat even dealing with Church and his broody ways. I don't think I
Feb 19, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: contemporary, arc, 2017
Riveted is about a woman who waited so long to find the right one and when the right one came along she wasn’t sure if she would ever be the right one for him. Dixie Carmichael has always believed in love, she has this bubbly happy personality and she wants everyone around her to be happy. Dashiel ‘Church’ Churchill is trying to recover himself before heading to his hometown, he is the silent brooding type.

Church and Dixie work together at the bar owned by Asa and Rome, in the months that Church
Feb 21, 2017 rated it did not like it
I should start by saying a few things. First, I usually really like Jay Crownover. She is the only author I have ever taken the time to go meet, I’ve bought all of her books regardless of whether the premise actually sounded good to me, and, for the most part, I have enjoyed them all. Second, I am from the south; not the deep south of Mississippi, but from a place where confederate flags flying are not unusual (on trucks, in front yards, and on as many articles of clothing as you can think of). ...more
Bex |
I’m such a fan of Jay Crownover and her easy style of storytelling. I love her lovable yet broken men and her strong, redeeming heroines. I also like The Saints of Denver series because of it’s strong overarching theme of family bonds. Riveted is no different, and like Charged, it’s an ‘opposites attract’ love story (who aren’t as opposite as they first think).

Dixie and Church work together at Rome and Asa’s bar. He’s the strong silent type and she’s is an open book who wears her heart on her sl
Jan 29, 2017 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: netgalley
"Received an advance reader copy in exchange for a fair review"
This book didn’t work for me, but it might work for readers who like a story about a tormented biker hero with lots of explicit sex. I’ve requested it on NetGalley because of the blurb, the tortured hero and because I had “Rome” ("Marked Men”) in my wish list for a while and so I was curious about this author.
Overall, I liked the main characters and some of the secondary characters, namely the hero’s family, a very heartwarming group
Francesca the Fierce (Under the Covers Book Blog)

When this series started, I really enjoyed BUILT. It’s a spin off of the Marked Men series so that attracted me to it in the chance of seeing some of those characters. And when I met the new set of characters here, I was hooked. As of late, I’ve been feeling a bit disconnected with this authors’ books. RIVETED was maybe another example of that. I didn’t connect with this story and characters as much as I wanted to.

Part of that is because I didn’t really like the fact that the hero had this p
Liv ☾
Mar 12, 2017 rated it liked it
3.5 STARS!

☾This was surprisingly a really good story. I didn't think much of the book when I read the summary because it didn't give me that "this book is going to be amazing!" Feeling, you know? It didn't really draw me in.

☾What I felt was most interesting about this story is that it was a romance but it was also kind of a thriller. When Dixie was trapped in the bathroom I instantly knew something was up but I didn't realize that was the plot of the book.

☾Dixie and Church's relationship was
DNF @17%

You know what? Fuck it. I'm not going to try and push through a book I am already finding exasperating just because the author is(was?) a favourite.
I had a lot of problems with Charged, but the point is that one random chapter from Church's POV in it told me something, I probably wasn't going to like nor connect with Church. And here we are now, having got a few chapters from Church's POV and yup, I don't like the guy. And Dixie is nothing special either. In fact, this is a typical Jay s
While this wasn't my favorite in the series, I really enjoyed what Crownover did here. Having read all of the Marked Men series and then followed the characters over to this series, a lot of these people weren't new to me. And let's be honest, Church has been a mystery since the beginning. And I never would have expected him to wind up with someone like Dixie.

Dash Churchill is a man of mystery and recluse. You can tell he's had a hard past but he won't talk about it. When an emergency calls him
Nancy The book junkie
Rating: 4.5/5

Review to come!
Feb 13, 2017 rated it it was amazing
#YallNeedChurch. Definitely. Certainly. That hashtag now means so much more to me than just seeing it on every post about this book. Because it's nothing but the truth—y'all really do need to get to know this complicated soldier with a huge heart and has so much love to give, even if he doesn't realize it at first. He's captivated me right from the get-go and the long wait for his and Dixie's story is just more than worth it. It was raw, gritty and all too beautiful at the same time.

Jay Crownov
Linda (un)Conventional Bookworms
This review was originally posted on (un)Conventional Bookviews

Riveted took me on a trip away from danger, where danger was lurking in every dark corner, and it was impossible to know whether Dixie or Church was the target.

Riveted did exactly that to me while I was reading it - I was riveted from start to finish, especially because Dixie and Church had been dancing around each other in prior books in the Saints of Denver series, and I was eager to see what would happen if they finally gave i
Apr 11, 2017 rated it really liked it
Loved Church and Dixie especially with his southern drawl.

Can’t wait for Wheeler and Poppy’s story.
Pavlina Read more sleep less blog
Jan 24, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc

I love this series and I was so excited to read this but for some reason I didn't feel like in the previous books.It wasn't bad, I just couldn't feel the connection with the characters.

My main problem was Dixie.Even though there were moments I liked her most of the time she was getting on my nerves.

I can't wait for the next book!!


Jan 23, 2017 rated it really liked it
*** ARC kindly provided by the publisher HarperCollins UK, via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. ***

I have already read some of Jay Crownover’s books and there are some more on my TBR. She can really create such hot, protective, loveable men ...

This book brings us the story of Church and Dixie. When both his mom’s get ripped from his life he runs. He doesn’t want to lose anyone else en thinks running helps. Will his fear be able to keep his heart closed?

Dixie wants her own Prince Char
Heather andrews
Jan 13, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I liked that when Church was in the zone, he was in the zone, "he let go of my hands and slid his palms around my waist so that his hands had ahold of either side of my ***. “I will gladly make you glisten all over.” I loved that Church was willing to go the distance for his girl, "I wanted to kick myself for not thinking ahead and grabbing her some of the unpronounceable flowers as well. I needed to up my romance game, needed to put some oomph in my wooing skills." I really loved this book. ...more
Michelle [Helen Geek]
February 2017 --

At 21%, it just couldn't hold my interest. This author is hit or miss for me. When I like her, I really do. But, when I don't .. I didn't this time.

You may be just fine. Hope you are.

Happy Reading!
Suze Lavender
Feb 15, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Dixie dreams of being with her soul mate and wants nothing more than to have her own happily ever after. While everyone around her seems to have found true love she's still waiting. She is in love, but is certain Church, the man she's been smitten with for quite some time, doesn't feel the same way about her. That's why his request to visit his family with him comes as such a surprise. Dixie takes whatever he's able to give her and says yes to the trip.

Church has been damaged by all the losses h
Bookphenomena (Micky)
RIVETED felt more like a Marked Men book than the previous Saints of Denver to me. The type of story and Church as a character, in particular, felt like Marked Men crew. I'm not complaining, it worked and fitted in well.

Church was a closed-off character, self-restrained and close to no-one. He was so elusive in the initial part of the book, it was a guessing game as to who he was and why he was this way. Dixie was the opposite, an open page, bright and genuine. They say opposites attract and thi
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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, and 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 sh ...more

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