Rome (Marked Men #3)
Author: Jay Crownover
Publication Date: January 7, 2014
Publisher: William Morrow an imprint of HarperCollins Publishing
Event organized by: Literati Author Services, Inc.
Cora Lewis is a whole lot of fun, and she knows how to keep her tattooed bad boy friends in line. But all that flash and sass hide the fact that she’s never gotten over the way her first love broke her heart. Now she has a plan to make sure that never happens again: She’s only going to fall in love with someone perfect. Rome Archer is as far from perfect as a man can be. He’s stubborn and rigid, he’s bossy and has come back from his final tour of duty fundamentally broken. Rome’s used to filling a role: big brother, doting son, super soldier; and now none of these fit anymore. Now he’s just a man trying to figure out what to do with the rest of his life while keeping the demons of war and loss at bay. He would have been glad to suffer it alone, until Cora comes sweeping into his life and becomes the only color on his bleak horizon. Perfect isn’t in the cards for these two, but imperfect might just last forever . . .
Book Heaux Rating: 5 Stars!
I’ve been a huge fan of Jay Crownover from about the second page of “Rule.” There’s just something about her writing that makes you fall in love with every single character she introduces you to. The skepticism I felt before reading Jet reappeared when I started Rome. I was nervous, thinking that I might not love this book the way I loved the others. That she couldn’t possible recreate the same magic again. But just like she did for Rule and Jet… She hooked me, in the very first chapter. This book is a great continuation for anyone who loved her first two.Situations and emotions that were left unresolved are addressed in Rome.
And now let’s talk about Rome! As messed up as he was on the inside… He sure was hot!
He had short, dark hair cropped close to his head, and over the reflective lenses of the sunglasses there was no missing a jagged white scar that hooked through his eyebrow and down next to his eye. His face had a vivid intensity about it that just made him stupidly hot. Even without that body he was bound to make the opposite sex stupid. Panties across the nation would melt.
Are you drooling after reading that? Cuz I am!
And then of course we have Cora. HOLY HELL!!!!!! Those two are smoking hot! Sparks fly from the moment these two have their first interaction and I found myself on the edge of my seat..Waiting for Cora to continuously give him major tongue lashings.
We don’t need all that negative, Captain No-Fun. Why don’t you go spread your doom and gloom somewhere else?
Yes, Tiny Ms. Cora packed a mean punch. These two were just awesome together, both needing to be loved but in very different ways. You know what else is awesome about this book, you don’t have to suffer through ridiculous bouts of angst. Are there problems? Sure! But nothing that would cause me to shut my kindle and throw it on the floor for a few hours. This book is honestly just a beautiful story about love. And it’s awesome.. And I want more.. Soon! Please don’t keep us waiting too long Jay!
About the Author
I’m an natural redhead even though I haven’t seen my real hair color in years, I’m a big fan of tattoos and have a half sleeve on either arm and various other pieces all over the place, I’ve been in the bar industry since I was in college and it has always offered interesting insight into how men and women interact with each other, I have 3 dogs that are all crazy, I live in Colorado and love the snow, I love music and in all reality wish I could be a rock star not a writer or a bartender but I have zero talent so there is that.
I’m supposed to share interesting details about myself so that my readers get to know me so here we go in no particular order: I’m an natural redhead even though I haven’t seen my real hair color in years, I’m a big fan of tattoos and have a half sleeve on either arm and various other pieces all over the place, I’ve been in the bar industry since I was in college and it has always offered interesting insight into how men and women interact with each other, I have 3 dogs that are all crazy, I live in Colorado and love the snow, I love music and in all reality wish I could be a rock star not a writer or a bartender but I have zero talent so there is that.
I love to write, love to read and all I’m interested in is a good story with interesting characters that make the reader feel something.