I received this book for free from Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.Rome by Jay Crownover
Series: Marked Men #3
Published by William Morrow on January 7, 2014
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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 . . .
Rome is book three in the Marked Men series. I’ve been waiting for this one to become available. I love military heroes. There is just something about them that draws me in. This story had me laughing and crying. Yes, Ms Crownover brought me to tears a couple of times. Both Rome and Cora are secondary characters from previous books and I was happy they got their own book.
Rome. He’s a sexy alpha male who suffers from PTSD. He’s in a grumpy mood most of the time. Even though he’s grumpy I loved him. He’s strong willed and a protector.
Cora aka Tink. She’s smart and sassy, doesn’t take crap from anyone, and is very protective of her friends. She also meddles. I didn’t really care for this aspect of her. Since starting this series there has been a time or two where I think she overstepped her boundaries. Having said that I liked her for the most part and I think she had the best of intentions in her actions.
While I enjoyed Rome I did have a few issues with it:
The plot was interesting and held my attention for the most part, but there were a few times I found myself skimming pages. 🙁
The hero and heroine have unprotected sex from the get go. Although I’m against this I do however understand that sometimes this is necessary for storyline purposes.
They both agree that they’re not each other’s type, but Rome goes on to state Cora is smoking hot. I don’t get the “She’s smoking hot, but not really my type thing” It just doesn’t make sense to me.
Overall, I liked this one. It didn’t blow me away, but it was good. If you’re a fan of this series I think you’ll enjoy this one. If you haven’t read it yet I hope you’ll give it a try.