Better When He’s Brave by Jay Crownover
“I’ve been fighting every single day of my life. Sometimes I think all I have left is fight.”
Finally got around to reading this one! I’ve been enjoying The Point series and this book didn’t disappoint. Titus is a character I’ve been intrigued about since the first book and I am so glad he got his own story.
Better When He’s Brave is about bad girl Reeve and good guy cop Titus. Reeve has made some horrible mistakes that she feels she can never atone for, but she’s going to try her damn hardest. In doing this she goes to Titus for help to bring down the local big bad, and the two of them come up with a plan to bring him down.
“I will make THIS worthwhile. I will make THIS enough until we can tackle more. THIS matters, whatever it is, and for now THIS is everything, okay?”
This was the first book in the series where I really felt the grit of The Point. I feel like Reeve and Titus’ perspectives showed The Point in a new light and it wasn’t a good one. I also loved the angst of the relationship between the two, the girl being bad and the boy fighting that. The beginning of the book was a bit slow but about a third of the way in it picked up speed and I couldn’t put it down.
This book can be read as a standalone but I recommended reading the first two books in the series as you will gain better insight into the characters and their motivations.
“Love can really look strange in the Point. In fact, if you aren’t paying attention you might miss it altogether because it doesn’t look like love at all.”