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(Getaway #1)

4.16  ·  Rating details ·  4,589 ratings  ·  774 reviews
Every once in a while, you need to get away from it all.

I was a woman on the edge, shaken and shattered after a breakup that felt like it tore my entire world apart.

My best friend, sick of watching me drown in misery and melancholy, harassed me until I agreed to go with her on a week-long wilderness retreat.

She promised days spent bonding and getting in touch with our inn
Kindle Edition, 364 pages
Published December 28th 2016 by Jay Crownover
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Karen Mc
Feb 01, 2017 rated it it was amazing

“Everything that is precious and valuable is usually kept behind glass. It usually takes someone unafraid of the shards and the edges to break through that so that they can get to the treasure inside.”

Every time I open a book by Jay Crownover, I know it’s going to be a voyage into unchartered territory: unique, unpredictable, and utterly brilliant. I know I’m going to just jump because the unknown is the adventure. MY ADVENTURE. Oh was Retreat the biggest Jay Crownover adventure yet. I lived
All I can say is WOW! WOW to every single thing about this book! I've only read one other book by Jay Crownover, but I still have to say that RETREAT will probably go down as one of my FAVORITES from her. RETREAT was such a wild and sexy ride that I never wanted to get off of. Ms. Crownover had me HOOKED from the cover and the blurb, and now I can tell that this new GETAWAY series is going to be one to watch out for.

"Redheads are easy to love but are hard to keep ahold of, which is why you w
Dec 28, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: cowboy-fever
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Retreat is not your typical Jay Crownover story but it definitely doesn't lack that usual Jay flair. You get more than a sexy, no-nonsense cowboy and a city girl running away from her problems, you also get a hold-your-breath suspense thrown in around the romance. I loved that there was a lot going on in the story, but never so much that I got lost or confused. Everything that was going on just added to the intrigue and kept me captivated.

I was a lit
The Romance Book Disciple (Samantha)
This is a different Jay Crownover. I loved this Jay as much (if not a little more even) than the Jay I have read and loved. Her Marked Men are the boys that got me back into being a voracious reader. But the Warner brothers will stick with me forever. These characters are raw and damaged and broken. Yet the rise and grow, then take another beating, only to rise and grow again. The suspense is good and the sex is hot, but the characters are why I gave Retreat 5 stars. Stunning story that ha
Aisling Zena
3.5-4 stars

Due to a hand injury, I can't expand much on this review so I'll just give you a heads up and say this had quite a different feel than Jay Crownover's other books. Also a lot of introspection by the heroine with a fair amount of repetition (in her introspection that is). Generally I enjoyed it but I have a feeling I'll like the next one a lot more.

Dec 29, 2016 marked it as dnf
Dnf 50% - at least for now
I just can't, this is the case of 'it's me not you' because I like when h is H's first love, I don't like hearing the ex wife was his everything.
Don't get me wrong he is NOT pinning away for ex, I think he even hates her little, but as I said it is case of me here because it bothers me that he loved someone sooo much in the past although he doesn't feel aynthing now

The book is decent (at least these 50 percent) and is really steamy, I would just change (the obvious I st
Dec 29, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: western-romance
“Sometimes the heart just chooses wrong. All you can do is wait for it to figure that out and hope it picks better the next time around.”

It’s not a secret how much I love all things Jay Crownover—she just knows the way to my heart a little too much. She nails every single one of my bad boy fantasies—ones who are big, troubled and broody with a soft heart and a broken, yet beautiful soul. And it never mattered where the story took me—may it be the city, the wrong side of the tracks, and now,
Jenny - TotallybookedBlog
Jan 06, 2017 rated it it was amazing

4.5 ‘We just fell in love’ stars!

His lips hit my temple as he lifted the hand splayed across my ribs to settle over my racing heart.
“Destroyed, Sunshine. This is what it feels like to be destroyed.”

Dust off those cowboy boots and head out to Wyoming and prepare to fall in love with the unlucky in love but very delectable Warner men from Jay Crownover’s new Getaway Series! ‘Cause oh boy, didn’t we just fall head over heels for ‘not quite a cowboy’, Cy Warner. What a man. A very sexy, alph
4 Cy and Leo Stars

A Cowboy who isn't quite a Cowboy??? Sign me up...
This is a really strong start to a new series which has quite a different feel to it from Jay Crownover's previous work. Yes , there are hot alpha men with a heart of gold under a gruff exterior. Yes, there are heroines that are strong and kickass with a dash of vulnerable. But, there was not a single tattoo artist/ shop in sight. In fact, in the depths of Wyoming there was not much in sight that connected you with any city lif
♡Julalicious Book Paradise♡
Original review onJulalicious Book Paradise

Surprise book by Jay Crownover? Hell Yeah! I was sooo happy when she announced this to us that I was jumping up and down with excitement.

When I woke up this morning, I could finally buy it, started it and finished in less than a day. You get sucked right into the story from the very first lines.

The reason for that is because Jay created characters that just get to you. Leo is a girl with a broken heart, a broken trust and a broken confidence. She got bu
Jul 14, 2018 rated it really liked it
3.5 stars

His look, the way his entire face tightened in hungry, appreciative lines made me feel like something more, made me feel like I deserved to be worshiped and maybe even loved. If that was how he looked at his girl, then I never wanted to be anything else.

Cyrus Warner had just as many control issues as I did, which was why we both liked to test the other’s limits and neither one of us liked to fail.

This was pretty different from the usual Crownover stories I have read and I not only
Jan 15, 2017 rated it it was ok
Why 2 stars? I can't over how judgy and negative the heroine is. I just hated being in her head. It isn't a happy place, you could say. I waited though, for her to improve her attitude I guess. But I had to get through a lot that I skimmed so many parts of the book--just to see if she becomes a lil more Sunshine-y. (I don't think she did.) With my irritation on the h in the way, I just didn't feel the romance. I didn't feel the chemistry.

How the H was described in the plot/reviews that I read w
Pam Nelson
Jul 12, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
5 Retreat Stars

I loved this book and I am going to tell you why.

First we have to talk about the incredible relationship Leo & Em have, they are what everyone should have in a best friend. Leo is in need of some girl time and some time to come to terms with things from her past.
So Em convinces her to come with her the journey isn’t easy but I loved that Em was there for Leo no matter what.
And in turn when Em needs her Leo is there for her. It’s incredible to have a friendship like that.

We me
Jan 01, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Retreat was such a good read, I didn't want it to end. This book was something I did not expect and more.
I definitely recommend read this book if you like Jay books. That something new and refreshing. The whole book was full of anticipation, because I do not know what will happen next.
I can't wait for the next book. I hope that it is equally full of adventures/ surprises.

"Cy’s a rock, or maybe he’s more like a goddamn boulder since he’s so big."
"If he’s a rock what does that make me?"
"Well, Sun
LOVED this one! A little slow to start but once it got going it was fantastic. Super steamy with smoking hot sexy scenes, a sexy cowboy and a bit of a suspense - this was such a great book! I can't wait to read the next book in this series.
Nov 20, 2018 rated it it was ok
I usually like Jay Crownover books. Especially the Marked Men series.

But Retreat for me is like watching spaghetti cowboy movie with never ending cliffhanger. I end up weary and frustrated. Into the romance Miss Crownover throws is action, and suspense which does nothing to enhanced the story plot. The narrator is also done a very bad job reading it.

And it is 12 hours long! Liie I said, never ending cliffhanger.

2 stars
Miss Rail
3 stars
I enjoyed this book but the main reason for it wasn't the couple this romance is about.

I couldn't believe Cyrus and Leo's connection was more than sexual.
Cy says he has lost half of his heart to his ex wife and he openly tells Leo he has flings with visitors pretty much every time an attractive woman comes along...
How I'm supposed to believe Leo is a different matter?
Because she makes him smile? Really?
A couple of DAYS and they're in love.
So... yep there's sexual chemistry but LOOVE?
I d
Mónica BQ
May 08, 2018 rated it did not like it
I must like punishing myself. I don't know what I was thinking.

No hay necesidad de que les de pena ajena, me doy pena propia.

That's all I planned on saying about this book. But me caga la verga la ignorancia gringa.
Apparently the protagonist of this book can't conceive there's anything related to drugs happening in the USA, she's all *shook* and *gasping*, even when the States is the second country that most consumes pot (cannabis) in the world, second only to a country where it's actually legal
Gitte TotallyBookedBlog
Jan 07, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2017

4.5 ‘We just fell in love’ stars!

His lips hit my temple as he lifted the hand splayed across my ribs to settle over my racing heart.
“Destroyed, Sunshine. This is what it feels like to be destroyed.”

Dust off those cowboy boots and head out to Wyoming and prepare to fall in love with the unlucky in love but very delectable Warner men from Jay Crownover’s new Getaway Series! ‘Cause oh boy, didn’t we just fall head over heels for ‘not quite a cowboy’, Cy Warner. What a man. A very sexy, alph
Jan 02, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2017-reads
Boy, does Jay Crownover sure know how to keep a secret. I learned of the existence of Retreat right after Christmas and immediately applied for an ARC. The very next day, I learned it was out in the world, and I have so much faith in Jay's storytelling abilities that I didn't even wait to learn if I had been selected for the ARC - I went to Amazon and bought the paperback right away. Best. Decision. Ever.

I'm so glad Retreat was my first read of 2017. I started the year off on a high note, becau
Jan 03, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: series
4 Man & wilderness stars

I’m always up for a bit of cowboy action, and this delivered in spades.

Bestfriends Leora (Leo) and Emrys sign up for a weeks escape adventure in the mountains of Wyoming, trailing the scenery on horseback. Hopefully it will help Leo extricate the dating demons she’s fallen foul of lately.

On meeting the three Warner brothers, the not so much cowboys, Leo hadn’t prepared for the immediate effect one of their trail leaders would have on her.

Cyrus (Cy) Warner was the eldest o
Red Cheeks Reads
Jan 09, 2017 rated it really liked it
Fast paced and action packed, Retreat was very different from Jay Crownovers previous novels. She took a chance on a new type of book and I applaud her for that. I love me a sexy cowboy and Cy was oh so sexy. Retreat was exciting and fun. Filled with steamy moments and heart stopping action.

“Destroyed, Sunshine. This is what it feels like to be destroyed.”

There hasn’t been a Jay Crownover book I haven’t enjoyed and Retreat was no different. I will say the second half of this book was better
Cassie C
Dec 30, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Last book of 2016! I couldn't have asked for a better way to end the year. Review to come!

Update 12/31/16:

See more reviews on my blog Novels and Necklaces

Seeing as this was the last book of 2016 that I read, I think it's fitting that it's also the last review of 2016 I write. To say that I was excited to read this book was an understatement.


A surprise book by Jay Crownover just in time for the end of 2016? Heck yes! I got the book as soon as it went live on Amazon, and started reading it almost
Aug 03, 2019 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
This was sometimes ridiculous and definitely over the top but I had to find out how it ended lol.
Gretchen  (About That Story)
4.5 stars

Amazing story! The depth, emotion, and passion blew me away. I loved the world the Jay Crownover created in her new Getaway series and am looking forward to reading more.

I loved Leo and Cy meeting, there was this great antagonistic banter and tension between them. There was also a fun, flirtiness happening and attitude being thrown around which was awesome as well. I loved them sharing and opening up. It was honest, raw, and real. I could feel all that emotion. Not only that, but there
Michelle [Helen Geek]
12/31/2016 -- 3.5 Stars

I think this will be the last book I complete for 2016. It was good. Conceptually, it was more than good, but the execution was a bit lacking.

At about 64%, I almost laid it aside. I'm glad I didn't because it finished off well. I liked the characters and the plot line was good, but there were elements that didn't completely add up [this is like ringing a death knell for me] and it lulled at about 50% until about 66% percent. I'm never good waiting for the "good parts." I t
Jan 08, 2017 rated it really liked it
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4.5 Stars

I enjoyed this book, a lot. There were a couple of parts where I thought the pacing was a little off compared to the rest of the book, not slow or fast, just not in keeping with other similar scenes, but this was not something to really remove me from the story itself.

I liked that the blurb doesn't tell you the names of the main characters or all that much about them, and I am not going to here a lot of fun with the story is g
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Title: Retreat
Author: Jay Crownover
Category: Romance,
Series or Standalone: Standalone
POV: Heroine's POV
Plot: 4
Characters: 4
HEA: Not telling

I loved this book!!! Quite refreshing and steamy! Leo and her cowboy, Cyrus nearly melted my Kindle!
What happens when a city girl with a broken heart goes to a cowboys' retreat for some much needed away time? Chaos ensues!
Cy, Sutton & Lane offer an exciting retreat in the wilderness and Leo with her friend, Emrys, decide to take the plunge and follo
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Trying to escape from the reality that is life, running away from a relationship that almost shattered her, Leo agreed to go on a retreat with her best friend. A wilderness, with real live sexy cowboys that take them out and protect her, what else could a woman ask for?

Except when Leo arrives at the ranch, the three men that pick her up surely DO NOT look like cowboys. They might not be hard on the eyes, but they do not look like the cowboy she had ever envisioned. They better b
Pamela Lilley
Dec 28, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Cyrus can be my "Not Quite a Cowboy" any day
I love everything Jay Crownover, and this surprise self published gem did not disappoint. During Jay's introduction she wrote quite an intense explanation regarding her complete 180 from tattooed city boys, and this only made me love her more. Essentially I would say this is a love story between city girl Leo and "not quite a cowboy", country boy Cyrus, but it's also so much more. It's a gritty, no holds barred, tense thriller that takes us on an inno
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