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Lissa's Review: Retreat (Getaway #1) by Jay Crownover


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PUBLISHER: Jay Crownover

RELEASED: December 28th 2016

GENRE: romance, contemporary western

LENGTH: 364 pages

FORMAT: ebook, paperback

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SYNOPSIS

Every once in a while, you need to get away from it all. I was a woman on the edge, shaken and shattered after a breakup that felt like it tore my entire world apart. My best friend, sick of watching me drown in misery and melancholy, harassed me until I agreed to go with her on a week-long wilderness retreat. She promised days spent bonding and getting in touch with our inner bad-asses. It was supposed to be all about the two of us roughing it and making do with the bare minimum. She assured me we were going to be pushed to our limits in ways that were unimaginable. Neither one of us could have ever guessed just how right she was. Nowhere in the glossy brochure did it say anything about the fact I was going to have to battle the insufferable but deliciously rugged and sexy trail guide instead of the elements. The brochure also forgot to mention the part that warned when you left civilization behind, there was no place to pack your inhibitions and fears. I was told that I would be facing a week where the only thing I should expect was the unexpected. However, no one mentioned that I was going to have to fight for my life…and my heart as soon as I ventured into the unknown. I was a pro at hiding from my feelings but when it came time to face a real threat, one that could change everything, I learned I was more of a no surrender, no retreat kind of girl. Retreat is a standalone novel, the first in the Getaway series which centers on the hardheaded and brokenhearted Warner brothers and the women that dare to love them. These boys are very good at putting the wild in wilderness.

FOUR BOUNDLESS STARS

*I voluntarily received a copy of Retreat, in exchange for an honest review.*

Retreat, is an action packed, insta-romance.

Leo, is a bit jaded. Doesn’t want anyone close to her. After, finding out a previous relationship was a lie. Her friend Em decided, it was time to take a vacation. In the rugged mountains of Wyoming. Whats supposed to be a simple vacation, quickly turns into way more than simple.

Leo meets Cy, the not so cowboy, cowboy. He comes off as grumpy but really he does have a heart. They have the insta attraction towards each other, that leads to a lot of steaminess in the sheets.

“All I could do was face my fear. This entire trip had been me, being forced to do just that”

I’ve never read any of Jay’s books. I really didn’t know what to expect. I’ am aware that it’s not her normal type of story. But it did work. There was action, romance, character growth. It was all there. But the only thing was, I didn’t connect with the characters. I didn’t feel exactly what they were feeling. It was highly enjoyable though, glad I got a chance to read it.

Overall, I give Retreat Four Boundless Stars.


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