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.
~ Synopsis ~
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 . . .
~ Our Review ~
5 Star Review by Annie
Rome is what every NAUGHTY THOUGHT is made of. I love all the Marked Men, but the older Archer brother puts them all to shame. He may not be marked with tattoos and piercings, but he is definitely marked in a different way.
Rome is back from war, but now he is left to battle the most important fight of a lifetime, his demons. He feels all alone, so he turns to the one thing that will not judge him. Booze! During this battle he comes across Cora, a spit fire who doesn't take shit from anyone.
Cora is bright and colorful on the outside, but tray on the inside. She was burned and has never fully let her heart heal. No one will hurt her again. Holding out hope for Mr. Perfect, she pushes every guy away. Instead of finding her own happiness she tries to save everyone else from their own misery and pain.
There was a couple times in this book when I just wanted to shake the crap out of them and tell them to get it together. Between Rome and his constant battle with himself, and Cora with her need to make everyone else's life ok. The bad times were bad, but the good times....were GOOD. oh to be a fly on the bedroom wall. Their sex was what good porn was made of!
Way to go Jay Crownover. The Archer men again took a hold of my life and made me fall even more in love. I give this book 5 AH-MAZING stars. Can't wait for the next book in the series to see what happens to Nash.
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