Saturday, January 4, 2014

Book Tour, Review & Giveaway: Rome by Jay Crownover

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 . . .

Laura's Review: I'd been hearing such amazing reviews about this series from Ms. Crownover that I jumped at the chance to get to review one of the titles. I have not read the previous books in the series, but I felt caught up fairly quickly. I just love a damaged bad boy - especially a military one - and clearly Jay Crownover knows how to write ones to make you swoon. Rome had that protective streak we expect from ex-military, but such a vulnerability I just wanted to hug him. I found Cora a little annoying and difficult to relate to (cannot say more without spoiler, but you'll know why when you read the book too). Their chemistry was hot, but the relationship felt a bit forced and unnatural. Still, I was drawn in enough to devour the book and go back to read the ones I missed.

Rome: 4/5 stars. 

About the Author
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.
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