Saturday, April 26, 2014

Book #Review: Rule ( A Marked Men Novel 1)

Book Title: Rule ( A Marked Men Novel)
Author: Jay Crownover |WebsiteTwitterFacebook|
Publisher: HarperCollins
Genre: New Adult Romance
Series/Standalone: Series
Format: ebook
Cost: $1.99
Pages: 327
How I got it: Purchased
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Opposites in every way . . . except the one that matters Shaw Landon loved Rule Archer from the moment she laid eyes on him. Rule is everything a straight--A pre-med student like Shaw shouldn’t want--and the only person she’s never tried to please. She isn’t afraid of his scary piercings and tattoos or his wild attitude. Though she knows that Rule is wrong for her, her heart just won’t listen. To a rebel like Rule Archer, Shaw Landon is a stuck-up, perfect princess-and his dead twin brother’s girl. She lives by other people’s rules; he makes his own. He doesn’t have time for a good girl like Shaw-even if she’s the only one who can see the person he truly is. But a short skirt, too many birthday cocktails, and spilled secrets lead to a night neither can forget. Now, Shaw and Rule have to figure out how a girl like her and a guy like him are supposed to be together without destroying their love . . . or each other.(less)
I thoroughly enjoyed this one. I went to the bookstore, *hey hey don't gimmie those looks I was just here to browse ok, just to look* the other day and it was one of the first book covers I saw.  I was so drawn in because it was just so gorgeous, you can't help but pick it up. I took a picture to remember it by then came home and as i was scrolling through my books on my kindle I discovered a sampler of New Adult books and almost danced with joy to discover the first three chapters.  Yeah, after getting hooked I knew I had to have it; I went looking on amazon to learn about it and it was only 1.99 so yeah I have read 20 books so far this month so I get two books, I snagged it and totally enjoyed reading this, I did it in 1 day and I can't even begin to explain how awesome it is that the author is a tattoo fanatic too.

Rule is your 'typical' bad guy, who happens to be a tattoo artist, he has his issues and he's a bit of an a** when we first meet him and he doesn't change much. I liked that Shaw liked him as an a** and he didn't need to change completely and neither did she. It wasn't insta-love, and they didn't lose themselves completely but man oh man together they were awesome.

Rule has some interesting piercing, one called the "Jacobs Ladder" that even I didn't know about and had to Wiki (yes you can look them up on Wiki with pictures and everything...learn something new everyday).  With that visual I could totally see why Shaw loved the heck out of being with him, because hello stimulation!!  Rule as a boyfriend was amazing to read and I loved that he was doing so much for Shaw, Shaw's issues with knowing his history really put a damper on her being able to trust him (which I totally get, cause ole' boy was a hoebag). Yet when pushed, well no spoilers but it really made her look at her life and her moment in the Starbucks?? Had me cracking up!! Shaw is no joke and I'm glad she really made Rule work at being with her.

I really loved reading their story, and reading the other characters as well. I can't wait to read the others, but the character development, the flow of conversations, the interactions were all well done and I loved every second of it!!  I didn't like Rule's family especially not his mother 'cause damn really?? Who does that?? I really felt for them, both Rule, and his mom having to see a child who constantly reminded you of the one you lost has to hurt. She didn't have to take it that far though, no madam, I don't like you for that.

The added element of her being his twin brother's previous girlfriend or not girlfriend was a great little twist and I enjoyed reading them getting around that.  Their families were beyond batshyt crazy and poor Shaw has a really twisted mother like really out there; who ignores their daughter's boundaries like this??  And even when it came back on her she was still so damn deluded I wanted to bitch slap er a**. UGH some people I tell you.

I enjoyed all the side characters especially because I know they have their own books which I'm going to be purchasing as soon as I clean up this TBR a bit and have room for them (April 22nd where you at??)*I'm leaving this in, I bought, read & wrote the review for this in Feb*

I highly recommend this one.  She included a playlist and I will be making it to add to my Music playlist, from all the songs listed in the book. I keep discovering new bands all over the place.
I really enjoyed their dynamic and their love and I can't wait to get the other stories
Happy Reading

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