Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Book Review: The Closer You Come by Gena Showalter

The Closer You Come by Gena Showalter definitely could have been a five star book. I think the heroine that seemed to be missing a screw part of the time is what really stole that final star for me.

Synopsis: New York Times bestselling author Gena Showalter introduces the Original Heartbreakers, where three not-quite-reformed bad boys are about to meet the women who will bring them to their knees.

Just released from prison, Jase Hollister has a dark and twisted past. And now, he has only one goal: stay out of trouble. Strawberry Valley, Oklahoma, sounds like the perfect place for him and his two brothers-by-circumstance to settle down and live a nice, simple life. But model citizen isn’t exactly this rugged bachelor’s default setting—especially when it comes to a certain hot-blooded Southern beauty…

Brook Lynn Dillon has always been responsible. Not that it’s done her much good. The down-on-her-luck waitress is broke, single and fun-deprived. Until Jase comes along. He is dangerous, stunningly protective, breathtakingly sexy and as tempting as sin, and the passion sizzling between them is undeniable. But can it melt her resistance? After all, the right kind of trouble might be just what they both need.


That first part about these bad boys being brought to their knees immediately drew me in.

I love the setting of a small town that Showalter set up. Everybody knows everybody's business and while you think there are preconceived notions, not everybody is following the crowd.

Brook tries too hard to take care of her wayward sister and sometimes it almost seemed like she lost all common sense when it came to everything she was sacrificing for her sister.

It always makes me swoon when a bad boy ends up being a good guy and swoops in to save the woman that's down on her luck. It helps that they always seem to have whatever resources needed to help them out, but it's fiction and I love it. I will say I'm interested in seeing what the rest of this series brings for Jase's friends and just reserved book two at the library!

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I was provided with a copy of The closer You Come in exchange for my honest review.


  1. I loved this one!!! It was one of the first romance novels that I read so it will always be one of the ones I think back to :)

  2. I'm always cheering for the bad boy to be good too - I think its why all girls are attracted to the bad guy :)

  3. I have this waiting to read. The female lead sounds like a train wreck though. Fingers crossed.

  4. i did not know it was a series! i enjoyed this book though a few things annoyed me, overall i liked it. i'll have to check out the next one.


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