Review by J. Hooligan
I was given an ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review for this blog tour. First of all, I absolutely love this series, Jet was even in my Top Books of 2013 list, so I was really excited to be part of this tour. I knew going into it that it would be different than the other two. Rome wasn't the same sort of tattooed hooligan (and I say this with love of both Rule and Jet) as the other men in this series.
My absolute favorite part of this book was Cora. She is, hands down, my favorite character in this series. I loved her in both Rule and Jet, and this book was made this much better by having her as the main story line. I loved how her and Rome's story played out. It felt natural, not at all rushed, and perfect for the both of them. Then there was Rome. As someone who grew up around people in the military, he felt so real. I could actually list a few people that came to mind while reading this book.
There were a few times I was put off by some parts in the story. A few things felt a little repetitive in the series. But it was nothing big enough to take me out of the story.
I loved this series, and Rome was a welcomed addition to it. I highly recommend everyone read it immediately.
I give Rome by Jay Crownover 4/5 platypires:
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’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.