New Review – LEVELED by Jay Crownover

The very first book in the Saints of Denver series is here!! Check out my review and series links below.


We all need a hero…let the Saints of Denver begin.

Orlando Frederick knows what it is to be leveled by pain. Instead of focusing on his own, he’s made it his mission to help others: sports stars, wounded war vets, survivors of all kinds. But when Dom, a rugged, damaged, sinfully attractive cop, makes his way into Lando’s physical therapy practice, he might be the biggest challenge yet. Lando loved one stubborn man before and barely survived the fallout. He’s not sure he can do it again.

Dominic Voss is a protector. The police badge he wears is not only his job, it’s his identity, so when he’s sidelined because of an injury, the only thing he cares about is getting back on the force. He expects Lando to mend his body, he just doesn’t realize the trainer will also have him working toward a hell of a lot more. As attraction simmers and flares, Dom sees that Lando needs repair of his own…if only the man will let him close enough to mend what’s broken.


When Jay Crownover announced the sneaky release of a series crossover novella from the Marked Men series to the Saints of Denver series, I about keeled over with excitement! I am a huge, huge, huge fan of Jay’s books, and I couldn’t wait to see how she would set up the story for Built, as well as give us another dose of some of my very favourite fictional guys.

As novellas go, Leveled was a pretty long one! I was expecting to finish it in a couple of hours but it actually took me a lot longer. I loved, loved, love seeing the Marked Men again, though I wished we’d seen more of the Saints of Denver crew. After all, this is a SoD novella…

I did find the book lacking Jay’s usual sizzle and spark, and I felt some parts were rushed. I didn’t feel the connection between the two main characters like I usually do with Jay’s books, but my excitement and anticipation for the first SoD novel, Built, has now officially doubled!

Whether you’re already a fan of Jay’s book, or you’re a newcomer, I think everyone will enjoy Lando and Dom’s story. They were really sweet together and I liked seeing them each overcome their own issues, so they could find their new normal together.


*ARC received in exchange for an honest review*


LEVELED – Out Now!
Goodreads | UK eBook | US eBook

BUILT – Out 6th January, 2016!
Goodreads | UK eBook | UK Paperback | US eBook | US Paperback

HOOKED – Out August 2016!
Goodreads |
buy links available upon release



Jay Crownover is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of the Marked Men and The Point series. Like her characters, she is a big fan of tattoos. She loves music and wishes she could be a rock star, but since she has no aptitude for singing or instrument playing, she’ll settle for writing stories with interesting characters that make the reader feel something. She lives in Colorado with her three dogs.

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