Review: RECOVERED by Jay Crownover


Recovered by Jay Crownover
Genre: NA, contemporary romance
Publisher: Jay Crownover LLC
Publication Date: March 24, 2018
Rating: ★★★★✰

Affton Reed wants nothing to do with the rowdy crowd of her high school. Her priorities are focused on just one goal – getting out of this wretched town and getting into her dream college. Only one person is standing in her way, Cable James McCaffery. Affton let addiction ruin her life once, she won’t let Cable do it to her again.

Cable’s life is a fast decent into addiction. One wrong decision and his life spiraled out of control in ways he couldn’t have imagined. Now he has to live with the dire consequences.

Affton and Cable hate each other but their lives have severely tangled and there is no way out alone.

This book was a hard one to read. Cable’s addition followed by his rocky road to recovery was a difficult journey and experiences it with him was equally tough. I just wanted to hug this poor man and make his problems go away. I was so proud of him at the end. I can’t even imagine how someone like him deals with problems that seem so severe. I loved his character arc and development. It was realistic, raw and so inspiring.

Affton is a badass. I am pretty sure she can bring down nations just with her words. I adored the way she gave all of herself to help Cable but still knew when to draw a line. She didn’t let anything bring her down or overtake her dreams. SUCH A MAJESTIC CHARACTER!

This is a hauntingly beautiful story which needs to be experienced by all.

4 Stars!


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It was hate at first sight…


I hated Cable James McCaffrey.

He was entitled, spoiled, a user…and an addict.

He was out of control and didn’t bother trying to hide it.

He had everything anyone could want but still seemed miserable and lost.

Every move he made, every mistake he stumbled his way through, rubbed me the wrong way. However, I couldn’t stop myself from trying to save him from himself when no one else would. In the sweltering heat of the summer, Cable taught me that having it all means nothing if you can’t have the one thing you want more than anything else.


I was obsessed with Affton Reed.

She was rigid, uptight, and no fun. There was something about her innate goodness that called to me.

She acted like she was above all the normal faults and failures that clung to the rest of us like the scent of smoke after a fire.

I was infatuated with her, but that didn’t stop me from acting like she didn’t exist.

In the scorching heat of summer, Affton taught me that there is always a way back from the brink of despair. She showed me that the trick to having it all was realizing that it was already there, in my hands. All I had to do was hold onto it.

The road to recovery is full of twists and turns no matter who is in the driver’s seat.

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