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Title: Blacklisted
Series: Loveless, Texas #3
Author: Jay Crownover
Publisher: Forever
Publication Date: Oct 2020

Synopsis from Goodreads

From the New York Times bestselling author of the Marked Men series comes an irresistible and suspenseful romance between a doctor who plays by the rules and the outlaw who breaks them in order to protect her.

Dr. Presley Baskin has always lived a quiet, calm life. Unfortunately, nothing about her life in Loveless, Texas—especially not the wild, rowdy, and impossibly close-knit Lawton family who’ve claimed her—is quiet or calm. Which is how loner Presley finds herself roped into patching up local bad boy Shot Caldwell against her better judgment. Presley wants nothing to do with the dangerous, brooding leader of the local outlaw motorcycle club. But when someone starts stalking her, Shot is the only person she trusts to help. Plus he owes her one…

Palmer ‘Shot’ Caldwell has always known his life isn’t made for relationships. At least until shy, secretive, Presley reluctantly pulled a bullet out of him. He’s oddly protective of the pretty doctor, so when she comes to him for help, hard-hearted Shot suddenly realizes there’s nothing he wouldn’t do to keep her safe.

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Blacklisted continues with Presley’s story and her entanglement with the local biker club following the emergency surgery she undertook to save Shot from what surely would have been certain death.

On paper Presley and Palmer (Shot) are complete opposites and shouldn’t gravitate to each other; there is something between them which is beyond their control. Both of their lives are oddly drawn together and the chemistry between them proves irresistible.

There is a continuation of the thriller elements involving Presley’s former friend alongside the integration of Presley into the Lawton family. However, the main aspect of the narrative is the way in which the developing relationship between Presley and Palmer which allows them to be themselves with each other. Presley and Palmer balance each other in a way that neither has ever experienced before, bringing out a side in each other though unexpected brings a sense of symmetry to their lives.

I adored the way in which Presley and Palmer accepted each other whole heartedly without the need to alter any aspect of each others lives. Although I do not think I, personally, could cope with not knowing the details of Palmers biker interactions, I am too curious by nature. I commend Presley for accepting the man as is without questions or compromise.

Blacklisted is a stunning series finale brining all of the outstanding threads together while seamlessly melding the characters into one.