Every once in a while, you need to get away from it all.
Retreat is different from Jay’s other books due to type of characters and their location, however, you can still tell this is Jay Crownover because of her amazing writing.
I will be honest and say that had this not been written by Jay, I probably would not have made any attempt to read this book. It’s a country read – not my normal read. But it’s Jay Fucking Crownover writing it, so I’d be an idiot to not give a try. And let me tell you, I absolutely enjoyed this story and all the characters we meet.
Leo is a city girl who wants to escape from her pain and hurt. She’s sassy and fiery and wants to move on. So what better way than to do something totally nontraditional and go on a wilderness exploration! Except she’s not expecting anyone like Cyrus.
Cyrus (Cy) has returned to his father’s ranch. He’s the oldest of three boys and holds the family together. And he himself has gone through a divorce and just doesn’t want anything to do with falling in love ever again.
The dynamics between Leo and Cy are amazing. These two definitely butt heads on more than one occasion. They couldn’t be more opposite if they tried, but it’s what pulls them together. These two banter like you wouldn’t believe and it’s what keeps this book interesting. I enjoyed the second half of this book much more than the first half, but that’s because there was more scene and character building in the first half.
And that’s all you’re getting form me. I am not going to pick apart and divulge the book to you and give away anything. There are some steamy and sex times mixed in with some funny times. It’s all-around great read.
I really enjoyed this “non-typical” Crownover book. It’s a great start to a new series that I think many fans will love and will also gain Jay new fans.
Now bring on the next book!!
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