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 have to say, Jay Crownover, you made me cry again. I think Jay has outdone herself with the latest book, Rome. When I think I love Jet the most, I started to love Rule more. Then Rome came along and has taken the #1 spot of hot book boyfriends of Jay's.
Besides the crying(sad to type this out, but it was a rolling down the cheek crying. What a mess!) the book was great. Rome comes home from the being in the army for 10 years. As you can imagine, Rome is left with major baggage. He has his moments of breakdowns with all the memories. He needed to change his new life back to where he was at before he left.
Cora was introduced in the past books. She is a badass tinkerbell. Full of life and everyone loves her and wants to protect her. But she can't get over her broken heart. All she is looking for is the perfect man to replace what she was left with. She meets Rome, hates him and somehow wants to help him. Also the fact he is part of the Archer family leaves a small place in her heart. She always wants to take care of everyone.
As you can imagine, their relationship changes into a real romance. They can be a mess at times but great at others. I am not going to say much. BUT the part at the bar and Rome protecting her along with seeing his brother, that was when I had the cryfest. Read, you will understand.
I love Jay's books and how they seem to intertwine with each characters is seamlessly. They start back up to the happily ever afters we had with the other books. Love each one!
I would rate this book a 4.5. Congrats to Jay for another awesome book. Now read it!
About the AuthorI’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.