Welcome to our stop on the blog tour for Rome by Jay Crownover. If you've read any of the Marked Men books we don't need to say anything more than "be sure to add this to your collection". If you haven't yet met Rule, Jet and now Rome then you've got some serious catching up to do!!
Title: Rome (Marked Men #3)
Author: Jay Crownover
Genre: New Adult
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 . . .
I love the Archer boys but there was always something about Rome that spoke to me and I've been eagerly awaiting this book. I don't know what it was exactly. Maybe it was his protective nature, I'm not sure. But I soon found out once I finished it, he's completely and utterly imperfect. I mean this in a good way. No one is perfect and I loved getting to see Rome's demons and his struggles. We all have them. We just choose to deal with them differently and some of us without the right help, not at all. Rome also carries guilt. Guilt over feeling that he's failed both of his brothers.
Cora was always a favorite of mine. She says what's on her mind but extremely loyal. Someone you'd always want on your side. We see a side of Cora where she's vulnerable and it's not something we ever saw. We've always seen the strong protective nature that she had with Rule.
Great story with the perfect amount of sexy. I love a book where I can pretend I'm right there in the story. I may or may not have been pretending that I was Cora the entire time.
Jay Crownover has quickly become a favorite Author of mine and you certainly can't go wrong with Rome!!
5 out of 5 stars
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.
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