Justified (Loveless, Texas #1) by Jay Crownover [arc review]
The New York Times bestselling author of the Marked Men series delivers a romance about a rugged Texas sheriff who must protect the woman who was once his sworn enemy...
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Case Lawton comes from a family of criminals. So as the sheriff of Loveless, Texas, he's determined to do everything by the book--until he's called to Aspen Barlow's office after a so-called break-in. The last thing he wants to do is help the woman who cost him custody of his son. But Aspen isn't the heartless lawyer Case remembers, and he starts to question his long-held grudge...
Aspen is scared for her life, and Case is her last hope for protection. But to get him on her side, she'll have to reveal the painful truth from all those years ago. Now, as they work together to track down a dangerous criminal, Case and Aspen learn to trust each other. And as the threats escalate, it becomes clear there's a thin line between love and hate... because there's nothing Case wouldn't do to keep her safe.
The Review: 4 Stars
Is hate to lovers a trope you like? If so this is the perfect book for you.
Case has every reason under the sun to hate Aspen and hate her he does. Who wouldn't in his shoes? no one. Case was loyal, protective and big hearted. He is doing all he can to be better than his crooked father was, including now protecting someone he really dislikes.
Aspen is a good person with a good heart. She had her reasons to help Case's ex, he just doesn't know them.
The mystery and suspense kept me on edge the whole time. I definitely did not see that ending coming and that is always a plus.
It is not a 5 for me because I honestly can't remember much about Aspen. She was not the most memorable character.
All in all a fantastic romantic suspense. One of the best I have read in a long while.