Shelter (Getaway #2) by Jay Crownover
Review: I was not too sure what to make of this series or book as a whole before I got the chance to read Shelter, because I have not read the first book in the series. But I also did not really take the time to find out what this series was about, and I’m kind of glad I didn’t. The reason why was because I really liked having what I thought the book was going to be about turn out very different.
Anyway, back to the review of Shelter…
Although I was jumping into this book without any back knowledge of the first or what the series plot was. I was able to read Shelter (as a standalone) without having to read any of the rest of the series, but there were just a few small parts that it would have been nice to know the backstory to.
The plot and characters moved at a bit of a faster pace in this book and there also seemed to be a lot of stuff going on (emotionally). And although I know this was an ARC I read, I still felt there were a handful of inconsistency with the two main characters (Emrys and Sutton). This was a bit of a drawback for me because I’m not a huge fan of main characters talking in circles about their feeling for each other that really don’t make that much sense. But the book was still good plot wise, and seeing the dynamic of Lane and Cyrus, really made me want to read their books. Like I am super hungry for their own backstories and their story that ties into Shelter (and the Getaway series as a whole).
Favorite quote: N/A
Would I? Reread this book? No I don’t think so. Read the other books in this series? Yes please.
Rating: 3 out of 5 stars.
Edition: Kindle Edition, 259 pages.
I received this book as an E-book ARC from the author in return for an honest review. Thank you so much for the book!
New Adult. Romance. Mature Themes. Mature Content. Contemporary.
Published December 26th 2017.
Summary: His life is chaos and confusion. It’s a storm of uncertainty and raging emotion.
Sutton Warner is a mess. Everything in his life feels like it’s unraveling.
He’s let a lot of people down lately, including his daughter. Sutton always promised his little girl he would never disappoint her and that he would always be there when she needed him. Until he wasn’t.
The truth is, he’s used to disappointing the women in his life. First was his mother who couldn’t find a reason to stick around when he was growing up. Then there’s his ex. The woman who takes unbridled delight in making his life incredibly complicated. Luckily, his daughter is still young enough to believe her old man is some kind of hero. But, he knows the day is coming when she realizes the truth, which is, he’s just a man with some serious flaws and a list of ever-growing weaknesses.
Finally, there’s the woman he’s desperately trying to forget with every shot tossed back and each pill popped.
He more than disappointed Emrys…he almost got her killed.
Her love is steady and sure. It’s a shelter shaped by conviction and silent assurance.
Emrys Santos is lost. Everything in her life feels pointless and futile.
She’s been busy running away from her feelings and all the people who love her the most—including her best friend, the one person who knows exactly what she’s been through. They promised to always stick together and to lean on one another. It was a promise Em had to break so she could lick her wounds and figure out her next move. For once, there is no easy way out of the tangled web of emotions she’s caught up in, and right now, she recognizes that all roads lead back to Wyoming…and back to Sutton.
The man she nearly got killed.
Shelter is a standalone novel, the second book in the Getaway series, which features the hardheaded and brokenhearted Warner brothers and the women who dare to love them. These boys are very good at putting the wild in wilderness.
-Summary from GoodReads.com