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From the New York Times bestselling author of the Marked Men series comes a captivating novella about a rugged rodeo star who will do anything to protect the people he loves.

When rodeo star Crew Lawton loses everything in a bad bet, he has no choice but to take a new job to pay off his debts – even if it means becoming the face of an expensive male skincare line. Crew is u
Kindle Edition, 160 pages
Published May 14th 2019 by Forever Yours
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Apr 28, 2019 rated it liked it
3 stars

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Unbroken is the start of Jay Crownover's newest series, Loveless Texas. Jay Crownover can write books about tattoo artists, she can write romantic suspense, and she can also write about cowboys. It's not very often I read cowboy romances, but I thought I'd give this one a try. It hooked me and I can't wait to get more from this family.

Crew Lawton is in a bit of a pickle. He's a rodeo star, but he's got himself into debt from his gambling and has to find a way to pay it back. This me
Lana ❇✾DG Romance❇✾
You can be my bad habit, Crew. You can be the entirety of my rebellious phase.”

Confession: it's been a hot minute since I read a Jay Crownover book. I know, I know! I'm ashamed of myself and I don't even know why it's been so long. And it has been. TOO LONG. And this was the perfect novella to throw me right back into my Jay lovefest. Consider me hooked. Line and sinker. I'm frothing at the mouth for more of her Loveless series. FROTHING AT THE MOUTH I TELLS YA.

This was a s
May 08, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: netgalley
Unbroken by Jay Crownover is a prequel novella in the contemporary romance Loveless, Texas series. The first book of the series will actually be a full length novel that will change the main characters so as with most romance you can read them in any order or simply by themselves as each are standalone stories.

In Unbroken rodeo star Crew Lawton finds himself deep in debt to the wrong people and needs to do whatever he can to pay off his debts. The last thing this cowboy thought he’d find himself
May 20, 2019 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Jay Crownover Fans, Western, Romance
4 Coming to Terms Stars
* * * * Spoiler Free
It has been a hot minute since I binged on a Jay Crownover series. When I discovered the Marked Men series a few years ago, I went on a tear, reading one right after another to catch up and then wait impatiently for the next one. There was something different and special about those books. People who were not normally seen as heroes through the eyes of others...and Crownover made them bigger than life yet relatable. She touched on so many social issues
3.5 rodeo stars!

This was my first Jay Crownover book and despite a few issue I had with it I enjoyed her writing style. My main issue is that it was a novella and really could have been made into a full length novel. There was still so much to explore between Crew & Della. I really wanted to feel the connection between these two but the length of the book left me wanting.

I'm a sucker for a handsome rodeo cowboy and Crew didn't disappoint. He's gotten himself into quite a bit of trouble follow th
Some times opposites do attract and when they do, even in the imagings of an author, it makes for great reading. Cowboy bad boy, who has pushed his luck way to far and a woman who runs her NYC/Paris corporate cosmetic family empire. Great romance with almost a novella length making for enjoyable, quick and easy reading.

I received this ARC copy of Unbroken from Forever (Grand Central Publishing) - Forever Yours. This is my honest and voluntary review. Unbroken is set for publication May 14, 2019.
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May 04, 2019 rated it it was amazing
If ever a title matched the story, this was it!

I just finished this novella and I want to read and savour it all over again. This story had me at cowboy and Crew lived up to my high expectations! He was used to being the black sheep in the family, even if he didn’t like it. Caught in a trap of his own making, he was his own worst critic but knew he had to sort out the mess himself. Even if Della was a curveball he never saw coming… Della was fighting her own demons and was determined, like Crew,
Bookphenomena (Micky)
This review can be found on A Take From Two Cities blog here.

3.5 stars

This novella was a good series starter, it set the context and the family well for the series that is up and coming. UNBROKEN brought a cowboy, Crew out of his failing broncho-riding world and into New York for a makeover related to sponsorship deals. Della was the product lead and therefore responsible for his transformation. I liked their opposites dynamic.

As can be the case with novellas, the characters were sketched more b
Carmen Rae
So Idk if you know that a pre-order of Rebecca Yarros’ book got you a free copy of Girl in Luv co written by Jay. For me this was such a massive win I was thrilled. Until I got to the end and realised there was a second half Boy in Luv, which I could only get with a pre-order of Justified by Jay. Too easy! I jumped on Amazon and pre-ordered that sucker immediately then realised I have to wait for freaking ever for both books. Obviously this led to some stalking and obsessing and then BOOM there ...more
May 03, 2019 rated it liked it
3.5 Stars

Unbroken was a great start to the Loveless, Texas series with a wonderful opposites attract romance.

Rodeo star Crew Lawton is used to taking risks due to his job and those risks have become an addiction. When Crew can’t pay his debts, he’s forced to take a new job to get a quick payout which means this rough and tumble cowboy is now the face of a new expensive male skincare line. Keeping Crew in line is Della Deveaux, the woman behind the skincare line. Della isn’t going to let a cowboy
Jay Crownover launches her Loveless, Texas series with Unbroken, a sexy and appealing novella about a rough and rugged cowboy who needs to pay off his debts and protect his family at all cost.

Rodeo Star Crew Lawton owes a lot of money to a dangerous criminal and he’ll do just about anything to pay them back and keep his family safe. That means he’ll have to trade in his cowboy hat and boots for expensive designer wear while posing for photo shoots while being bossed around by the beautiful Dell
Wendy ⏃: ✦Cheeky Chicks Blogger✦

Unbroken by Jay Crownover, starts this brand new series off with a BANG! From the start, we're immediately brought the action as we sit on the edge of our seats, biting our nails in anticipation!

Crew Lawton I would say is the bad boy of the Lawton siblings. A famous rodeo star whose got himself into some deep trouble. He's got charm and swagger but his downfall is his gambling addiction which has caused him to owe a lot of money to someone he should not.

This brings us to Della Deveaux,
Books Just 4 Me
Feb 03, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: cowboy-western
I already read book 1 of this new series and loved Cases’ story so I had to go back and learn how the sexy, rough bronc-riding Crew linked up with sophisticated, elegant Della. His character was honest and self-reflective. It was a quick romance built on opposites attract. Case and Della both had obstacles to overcome, his were far more substantial and dangerous, but they both grew. There were plenty of issues that could of made this a full book and I think it would of been nice to have their st ...more
Lynsey A
I wasn't too sure about starting this series but I really ended up liking this book. The heroine was a bit off putting in the beginning but I really liked her by the end. Kind of interesting to have the black sheep of the family be the first book but it's kind of nice to see him settled when the other books in the series come around.

Definitely got the hot cowboy vibe off of this story and it was quite enjoyable. The cover was perfect and fit the story to a T!

Looking forward to Case and Aspen's s
***4 Stars***

This was a great intro to a new series. It had just the right balance of humor, heart, drama and smexy and characters I want to get to know better.

Crew and Della were a lot of fun. Crew is a sweetheart, he really is. He may not know when to reign it in, but the man is a good one with more charm and charisma than he knows what to do with. Della is a spitfire. Hardworking and stubborn, she know what she wants and isn’t afraid to do what it takes to make it happen. Though things ha
Nerdy Dirty & Flirty
May 13, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Two people, as opposite as can be, somehow find their way to one another. A big city girl, doing everything to prove herself worthy and a country boy doing everything to prove he isn’t. I was enamored with both Crew and Della from the start. They were incredibly intriguing and endearing. Their chemistry was sizzling and captivating.

I was surprised how much depth Crownover was able to convey in this story. As it’s a novella, I expected things to feel more rushed but that wasn’t the case. We were
“𝗬𝗼𝘂 𝗵𝗮𝘃𝗲 𝗵𝗲𝗮𝗿𝘁𝗯𝗿𝗲𝗮𝗸 𝘄𝗿𝗶𝘁𝘁𝗲𝗻 𝗮𝗹𝗹 𝗼𝘃𝗲𝗿 𝘆𝗼𝘂 𝗶𝗻 𝗻𝗲𝗼𝗻 𝗹𝗲𝘁𝘁𝗲𝗿𝘀, 𝗟𝗮𝘄𝘁𝗼𝗻."

𝐔𝐧𝐛𝐫𝐨𝐤𝐞𝐧, the amazing introductory novella to Jay Crownover’s brand-spankin’-new 𝘓𝘰𝘷𝘦𝘭𝘦𝘴𝘴, 𝘛𝘦𝘹𝘢𝘴 series, is available now and you DO NOT want to miss out on this ride, my friends! This opposites attract romance had me grinning and swooning all over the place! Crew and Della’s story had so much heart…so much soul…so much emotion, you won’t be able to help but finish it in a single sitting. Their happily ever after definitely pumpe
May 05, 2019 rated it really liked it
*I received a copy of this book from the author/publisher in exchange for an honest review.*

❝ We were so different. We hardly knew each other. We lived very different lives, but I couldn't deny that if there was a way to make it work, I wanted it all with him too.❞


Me when Jay Crownover announced that she was publishing the Loveless, Texas series.


I've been waiting two years for Crownover to bring this series to life and the time has finally come for us to meet the Lawton family! I
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Joey Love
May 25, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I am a sucker for a bad boy (but Jay already knows this). Especially one that wears wranglers, and is crazy enough to ride Broncos. This world is something new for Jay, so I didn’t know what to expect, but was not disappointed. She added a little spice along with her drama, so it was mixed up nicely. Crew and Della’s chemistry was believable and hot!
I can’t wait to meet Crew’s big brother, Case!! I love me a Law man!! ;-)
May 04, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 4-stars
This is a novella getting us more ready for the Lawtons in Loveless, Texas. This one is about Crew Lawton, middle brother, rodeo star, and total screw up. He's impulsive, a risk taker, adrenaline junkie, womanizer, and has some bad vices...some so bad that he now owes a lot of money to a dangerous man. His life is spiraling fast and just as he hits rock bottom, there is a little unexpected glimmer of hope.

Della Deveaux is his opposite. She is controlled, cautious, driven, and hard working. She h
Apr 18, 2019 rated it really liked it
I really enjoyed Crew and Della's connection in Unbroken. They were the epitome of "opposites attract" which made it even more satisfying. When this rodeo tough guy agrees to be the "face" for Della's new cosmetics line, you knew he had to be in dire need of money. As this was a novella, things move pretty quickly so I'm not going to tell much more about the story itself. Suffice it to say, this novella not only gives us their story but sets the groundwork for this series. We get to meet Crew's ...more
Ryan - Sweet Red Reader
Jan 14, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc-love, netgalley
Unbroken does an excellent job of setting up the Loveless, Texas series - we get to meet all 3 Lawton siblings (Crew, Case, and Kody) as well as get a glimpse of the interesting dynamic they have amongst themselves and with their patriarch. I didn’t really like Crew in the beginning of the book; it wasn’t until he started taking his commitment to Della and his task Seriously that I could see that he had some redeeming qualities. I also had to remind myself that addiction comes in many forms and ...more
Paula White
Apr 18, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: netgalley
I enjoyed this introduction to the Lawton family. Della and Crew were good together and showed that opposites can indeed work. Crew had got himself in to a bit of trouble and needed to do something he would not normally do to make some money. Crew was not Della's usual type but they hit it off straight away and felt comfortable together. Loved the Lawton's siblings dynamic and after reading the prologue to Case's book - I would love to dive right in, if only it was out!

Thanks to NetGalley for t
Deanna (A Novel Glimpse)
Original review: A Novel Glimpse

Note: This review is for an ARC and is my unbiased opinion.

Unbroken was a really fun way to begin a new series. Crew and Della were complete opposites and I liked what that effect that had on the story and their relationship. There were so many great little moments between them. I’m a little sad this was just a novella because I could have read an entire book about Crew and Della. Unbroken made me excited for what’s to come in Loveless, Texas.
Jun 30, 2019 rated it really liked it
This is a great start to a new series, and like every book from Jay Crownover I loved it. She's an amazing author who does a phenomenal job of grading your attention. And her heroes are always amazing
Jun 11, 2019 rated it it was amazing

5 "You can be my bad habit..." Stars

I read this on the heels of book one and really loved digging further into two characters I have met in this series already. Crew and Della are unexpected surprises to each other and to the reader. A great novella to kick off the series.
Alecia (The Staircase Reader)
May 13, 2019 rated it really liked it
I am obsessed with COWBOY romances. But when you take that cowboy and put him at the top of his game in the rodeo circuit, you've just made my day entirely! Unbroken is a novella to the Loveless, Texas series by Jay Crownover. After reading Unbroken, I am so freaking pumped to get more involved in this series. I need all the words NOW!

Unbroken is the story of one rodeo man, Crew, who has found himself in very hot water with his gambling debt. And one city woman, Della, who will do anything and e
Apr 08, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I had the chance to read this novella before it's released because it was included in a book I ordered :).

Unbroken was a great introduction to Jay Crownover's newest series. We meet Crew Lawton, a rodeo cowboy and adrenaline junkie with a taste for gambling that got him in trouble. After a far from friendly visit from a dangerous and influential man, Crew need to find the money to pay his debts and reluctantly accept a contract imposed by his agent to pose for a skincare male beauty campaign.

Dirty Dayna
Apr 22, 2019 rated it really liked it
4 ride it cowboy Stars
I must say I haven’t read this author in quite a long time but I feel she has come a long way since the dreaming book series Marked Men. I wouldn’t even put them together if I didn’t know. Which is not a bad thing. She left her tattooed bad boys behind and decided to grab the reigns of the bronco riding bad boy. Crew is on top of the rodeo world until a bad year with a back alley broker takes control of his life and shifts his focus away from the rodeo which gives him a ba
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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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