Monday, January 20, 2014

Rome by Jay Crownover

Author: Jay Crownover
Publisher: William Morrow
Date of publication: January 2014

Fun and fearless, Cora Lewis knows how to keep her tattooed "bad boy" friends at the Marked in line. But beneath all that flash and sass is a broken heart. Cora won't let herself get burned again. She's waiting to fall in love with the perfect man—a baggage-free, drama-free guy ready for commitment. Then she meets Rome Archer.

Rome is the third book in the Marked Men series by Jay Crownover.  I am really loving this series and Rome is a great addition to it. This is Rome and Cora's story.  Rome is Rule's older brother.  He is back from war and at loose ends.  What he didn't count on was a little bit of a woman named Cora.  I loved Cora. She is fiercely loyal and does a good job of playing Momma Bear to all of the guys at the shop. She may be small, but she packs a punch. Rome is a really complicated guy.  The war has changed him and the people around him don't know what to do with the new person they see.  Cora helps everyone realize that they have to learn to love who Rome is now.

What I loved about Rome and Cora together was that they were both damaged.  They both needed to learn to trust someone else to be able to give their all.  Their first interactions weren't all flowers and sunshine.  In fact, Rome is the farthest thing from the ideal man that Cora has in mind.  It just goes to show you that what we think we want isn't always what we need.

There is a lot of healing that happens in the story, especially between Rome and his family.  What Cora did for them was really great.   The other thing that I liked was we got to know Asa and Rowdy a bit more.  The book ends with a HUGE reveal about Nash.  I can't wait to see how that all plays out!
About the author:

Jay Crownover is the bestselling author of Rule and Jet. Like the characters in her Marked Men
series, 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 that have interesting characters and make the reader feel something. She lives in Colorado with her three dogs.
Follow Jay’s musings on her blog and connect with her on Facebook.

Jay’s Tour Stops

Tuesday, January 7th: Sara’s Organized Chaos
Wednesday, January 8th: Nightly Reading
Thursday, January 9th: Celestial Reviews
Monday, January 13th: Ladybug Literature
Wednesday, January 15th: Schmexy Girl Book Blog
Thursday, January 16th: Ginger-read Reviews
Monday, January 20th: From the TBR Pile
Tuesday, January 21st: A Dream Within A Dream
Wednesday, January 22nd: The Bookmark Blog
Monday, January 27th: cupcake’s book cupboard
Tuesday, January 28th: Into the Hall of Books
Wednesday, January 29th: Book Marks the Spot

1 comment:

trish said...

"What we think we want isn't always what we need." Man, is that ever the truth! This sounds like it would be my favorite book in the series so far. I'm so glad you're enjoying them!

Thanks for being on the tour!