October 21, 2014
After the only girl he ever loved told him that he would never be enough, Rowdy St. James knocked the Texas dust off his boots and set out to live up to his nickname. A good ol’ boy looking for good times and good friends, Rowdy refuses to take anything too seriously, especially when it comes to the opposite sex. Burned by love once, he isn’t going to let himself trust a woman again. But that’s before his new co-worker arrives, a ghost from the past who’s suddenly making him question every lesson he ever learned.
Salem Cruz grew up in house with too many rules and too little fun—a world of unhappiness she couldn’t wait to forget. But one nice thing from childhood has stayed with her; the memory of the sweet, blue-eyed boy next door who’d been head over heels in love with her little sister.
Now, fate and an old friend have brought her and Rowdy together, and Salem is determined to show him that once upon a time he picked the wrong sister. A mission that is working perfectly—until the one person that ties them together appears, threatening to tear them apart for good.
I am such a fan of this series, I could not wait to get my hands on this book. Jay Crownover has created such a great family of characters with these Marked Men you can not help to fall in love with them and want to get yourself some tattoos.
Rowdy was a rough upbringing, orphaned at a young age growing up in foster care he never seemed to have found a home until he met and joined the guys at the Marked tattoo shop. Just when his life seems to be in order Salem walks into the shop and Rowdy becomes a mess.
Salem's home life as a child was no picnic either but she got out the first chance she got and left Rowdy behind. Now she is on a mission to get him back in her life for good. She always thought Rowdy was in love with her younger sister, Poppy and never understood what had happened between them as neither one of them will talk about it.
This is a really great story about second chance love. Watching these two very strong characters get over the past to come together is great and you see little pieces of the marked men family. Salem is the perfect fit for Rowdy.As the reader, you root for these two every step of the way and these two certainly have some smokin hot chemistry.
This is a great read and a perfect addition to the Marked Men series. If you like tattooed hotness and some smokin hot sexy time this is a great choice for you. It can be read as a standalone even though it is book 5 of the series.
Rowdy : 4/5 stars