Author: Jay Crownover
Series: Saints Of Denver #0.5
Publisher by: HarperCollins Publishers
Published on: November 2, 2015
Genres: Contemporary Romance
Page Count: 224
We all need a hero...let the Saints of Denver begin.
Orlando Frederick knows what it is to be leveled by pain. Instead of focusing on his own, he’s made it his mission to help others: sports stars, wounded war vets, survivors of all kinds. But when Dom, a rugged, damaged, sinfully attractive cop makes his way into Lando’s physical therapy practice, he might be the biggest challenge yet. Lando loved one stubborn man before and barely survived the fallout. He’s not sure if he can do it again.
Dominic Voss is a protector. The police badge he wears is not only his job, it’s his identity, so when he’s sidelined because of an injury, the only thing he cares about is getting back on the force. He expects Lando to mend his body, he just doesn’t realize the trainer will also have him working towards a hell of a lot more. As attraction simmers and flares, Dom sees that Lando needs repair of his own...if only the man will let him close enough to mend what's broken.
Goodbye Marked Men…..Hello Saints of Denver.
My beloved Marked Men Series has finally come to an end. I have followed the series from the beginning. When Rule was first introduced into the big, bad NA world in all it’s not well-edited, tattooed glory. Sorry Jay 🙁
But through all the muck of the first self-published version I saw the greatness that would become MY Marked Men. They were raw and gritty but genuine and loved more than words could ever express. That loyalty drew me in and kept me through the series. I do not think I will ever love a group of friends the way I love Rule, Rome, Jet, Nash, Rowdy and Asa. So thank you Jay Crownover for sexy, tattooed guys who will forever feel like family to me.
I went into Leveled blind. I know that sounds dumb but I did. I had no idea what it was about until I started reading. I knew that she decided to release a book that would bridge the ending of Marked Men and the beginning of Saints of Denver. That really is all I needed. When I finally read page 1 and saw Dom, I was beyond excited but when she made his HEA with Lando…my world was complete. Orlando and Remy’s story broke my heart throughout the series. Remy died too soon so they had love that ended sooner than it should have. I was hoping after Rome’s book that Jay would not end the series without his story.
I am also very happy that she decided to not give Orlando his story by reviving Remy. She tells us where Lando ends up after the dust settles.
Getting through the death of someone you loved is never easy but it is inevitable. Life goes on and so must you.
Lucky for me…he gets sexy as hell, hero and cop Dominic Voss. Sweet Baby Jesus…I never wanted to be arrested so bad. Dominic is dealing with his rehab from getting hurt on the job and Lando is just the man for the job. Thier attraction just jumps off the pages.
Really I do not want to give too much because it really is great ending to a fantastic series. This is Jay’s first trip into the M/M genre and she knocked it out of the park. Plus she made my heart incredibly happy.
Bring on BUILT!
He reached out and shut the medical file in front of him and leaned back in his chair. His eyebrows arched up, and he laced his fingers together and put his index fingers under his chin.
“What exactly are you after, Mr. Voss?” His voice was smooth and modulated. I was a disaster, a bundle of nerves and anxiety, and this dude was acting like we were talking about the weather, not my entire life and everything I had ever worked my ass off for.
Defiantly I spread my legs apart and slumped back in the chair across from him, making it a point to affect a posture that was as casual as his was professional. I had on a faded DPD T-shirt and a pair of jeans with a hole in the knee, and both were a little baggy since I’d lost some of my bulk being laid up in the hospital after the accident. If the guy across from me was a cherry-red Ferrari, then I was a rusted-out and battered John Deere tractor in comparison.
“I want my life back, Mr. Frederick. I want to be able to move the way I used to. I want to pass the department physical so I can go back on patrol. I want to be able to walk without needing a crutch or a cane. I want to be the way I was before I got hurt.” I was asking for the impossible and I knew it. “And please call me Dom.”
He dipped his chin down a little, and the edge of his mouth tilted up in a slight grin. Damn the man was good-looking. I blew out a breath and lifted up my hands to run them over the top of my shorn hair. I was hanging on to my sanity by a thread and my unexpected reaction to the guy that I was hanging every hope I had left on wasn’t helping matters.
“All right, Dom. You can call me Lando. That’s what my friends call me.”
I felt one of my eyebrows shoot up. “Are we going to be friends?”