The New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of the Marked Men books continues her delightfully sexy Saints of Denver series.
Hudson Wheeler is a nice guy. Everyone knows it, including his fiancée who left him with a canceled wedding and a baby on the way. He’s tired of finishing last and is ready to start living in the moment with nights soaked in whiskey, fast cars, and even faster girls. He’s set to start living on the edge, but when he meets Poppy Cruz, her sad eyes in the most gorgeous face he’s ever seen hook him in right away. Wheeler can see Poppy’s pain and all he wants to do is take care of her and make her smile, whatever it takes.
Poppy can’t remember a time when she didn’t see strangers as the enemy. After a lifetime of being hurt from the men who swore to protect her, Poppy’s determined to keep herself safe by keeping everyone else at arm’s length. Wheeler’s sexy grin and rough hands from hours restoring classic cars shouldn’t captivate her, but every time she’s with him, she can’t help being pulled closer to him. Though she’s terrified to trust again, Poppy soon realizes it might hurt even more to shut Wheeler out—and the intense feelings pulsing through her are making it near impossible to resist him.
The only thing Poppy is sure of is that her heart is in need of some serious repair, and the more time she spends with Wheeler, the more she’s convinced he’s the only man with the tools to fix it.
I must admit that I am extremely sad to see this series come to an end because I’ve spent the last five years with these characters between both the Marked Men & Saints of Denver series. But as they say…all good things must come to an end and what a perfectly perfect ending it was!
Ever since Jay first introduced her readers to the shy and timid Poppy Cruz in ROWDY I knew that I wanted to get to know this broken soul on a much deeper level because she truly deserved a happily ever after, especially following the events of her past two abusive relationships. This beautiful broken girl never thought that she deserved better then the previous men she had been with at least until she falls into the arms of Hudson Wheeler, a young man with his own demons. These two couldn’t be more perfect for each other and I was so happy when I learned that they were getting to tell their story.
In ROWDY – Rowdy and Salem’s story – we meet Poppy (Salem’s sister) after she runs away from her abusive husband. She finally decided to escape and ran to the two people who have always had her best interest at heart. After being kidnapped and watching her husband blow his brains out in front of her she finds herself more lost then ever. As the series moves into the Saints of Denver we get to know Poppy even more as Sayer’s roommate as she fights to step outside her comfort zone. Throughout BUILT we watch as she blossoms and even more in RIVETED when she’s Dixie’s neighbor. I loved watching her grow and when we finally got to this story I was more then ready to watch her fully repair her broken soul.
Over the past few years readers have witness brief encounters between Poppy and Wheeler, but it isn’t until SALVAGED that we finally get to see the full story! A story that was full of twist and turns. A story that will stay with my heart for years to come. Truthfully as sad as I am to see these characters go, I know it was time and I know without a doubt that Poppy and Wheeler’s story needed to be the final one!
About Jay Crownover
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 she can frequently be found enjoying a cold beer and Taco Tuesdays. Jay is a self-declared music snob and outspoken book lover who is always looking for her next adventure, between the pages and on the road.