Monday, April 28, 2014

Book #Review: Rome (A Marked Men Novel #3) .@JayCrownover

Book Title: Rome (A Marked Men Novel)
Author: Jay Crownover |WebsiteTwitterFacebook|
Publisher: William Morrow
Genre: Romance/ New Adult
Series/Standalone: Series
Format: ebook, paperback
Cost: $4.54
Pages: 387
How I got it: Purchased 
Purchase: Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Publisher
Publication Date: 1/7/2014
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Sometimes the wrong choice can be just right . . . 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 Archer is as far from perfect as a man can be. He's stubborn, rigid, and bossy. And he's returned from his final tour of duty more than a little broken. Rome's used to filling many roles: big brother, doting son, supersoldier—but none of those fit anymore. Now he's just a man trying to figure out what to do with the rest of his life while keeping the dark demons of war and loss at bay. He would have been glad to suffer through it alone, until Cora comes sweeping into his life and becomes a blinding flash of color in a sea of gray.Perfect may not be in the cards, but perfectly imperfect could just last forever.
I cried.. I shed genuine tears while reading this book and when you read it you will see why.  I just... I can't wait to read Nash's story and about him and the mysterious nurse, but for now let's talk about my man Rome. The military guy who is struggling with his family grief and his secrets.

Rome is so wounded and just so in need of a shoulder and some serious love and non judgement and our girl Cara is here to apply for that position. I loved Rome, I liked Rule (I mean he's so badass how can you not) but I really loved Rome. I liked Jet just fine, but man oh man these moments between Cara and Rome really made me burn. They just burned up the sheets and the pages.

It's an amazing story and my words aren't doing it any justice, we catch up with all the Marked Men and their lives are all going great, we are introduced to a whole new slew of men, given a glimpse of love's redemptive power, shown what bitterness can cause, seen what real PTSD looks like and just generally given an amazing story.

I loved every moment of reading this story and stalled on finishing it because I just didn't want them to leave.  The characters are so emotive and fleshed out you can't help but to relate, understand and truly love them,  Cara has a lot of baggage and she's so kickass and hell bent on being strong that she almost destroys her own happiness.  Rome was struggling and didn't want anyone to know, but a kick ass biker took a chance on him ( the moment that made me tear up) and it gave him a sense of direction.

I loved how he and Cara worked at become 'normal'. how funny they were together, how hot they were for each other and just generally how much each character grew throuhgout the story.  I really loved the girls all being there for her and of course getting all in her business because that's what Cara would have done.

There are several moments that made me gasp because really I didn't see them coming, and I'm totally dying to know just exactly what did Cara's dad mean about knowing the whole story. What story and what does it have to do with my baby Nash??  Also that moment in the parking lot?? *sobs* Yeah don't ever do that to me again Jay, I can't take it, just don't scare me like that again.

But I will say I'm not sure if I'm ever going to be a fan of ASA, I'll read his story and see which poor girl gets stuck with him but I'm not sure if he even knows what being good looks like.  I'm not sure if I can forget all he did, nor am I sure I trust him, but Rome does and I trust Rome so I'm going to be nice and read it. Jay has done a wonderful job sharing her story with us and I loved every moment I got with Rome and Cara. Now where is Nash??
Happy Reading

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