Rome by Jay Crownover Series: Marked Men #3
Genres: Contemporary Romance, New Adult
Published by William Morrow
on January 7, 2014
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Sometimes the wrong choice can be just right . . .
Fun and fearless, Cora Lewis knows how to keep her tattooed "bad boy" friends at the Marked in line. But beneath all that flash and sass is a broken heart. Cora won't let herself get burned again. She's waiting to fall in love with the perfect man—a baggage-free, drama-free guy ready for commitment. Then she meets Rome Archer.
Rome Archer is as far from perfect as a man can be. He's stubborn, rigid, and bossy. And he's returned from his final tour of duty more than a little broken. Rome's used to filling many roles: big brother, doting son, supersoldier—but none of those fit anymore. Now he's just a man trying to figure out what to do with the rest of his life while keeping the dark demons of war and loss at bay. He would have been glad to suffer through it alone, until Cora comes sweeping into his life and becomes a blinding flash of color in a sea of gray.Perfect may not be in the cards, but perfectly imperfect could just last forever . . .
Things started out smooth as I slowly started getting to know Cora and Rome and all of their issues. In the beginning there was a bit of spark between Cora and Rome when they came into contact with each other. But then wham, they burnt up the pages with blazing passion like a flip of a switch.
There was a nice surprise that really amp up the drama between Cora and Rome and though they had a lot to deal with, they still had a strong connection and kept things real.
Cora and Rome totally pulled me into their world wind romance that was full of chemistry, struggle and connection. I felt the feelings that they had for each other and though things moved fast between them it was not easy.
Danger was interwoven within the story, happening at an integral parts, making them both realize their real feelings and what they really wanted.
Rome seemed a little too doom and gloom in the beginning but Cora quickly pulled him out of his shell and I got to see the real Rome, ferociously honorable and loyal that won me over. Cora was blunt, loud, tell it like it is women and I enjoyed reading her open Rome up and deal with her past issues that were haunting her as much as Rome’s was haunting him.
I really enjoyed Rome and Cora’s story in Rome by Jay Crownover. It had the drama, conflict and blazing romance that I enjoy. I liked the journey that Cora and Rome when through to get to each other, the struggles that Cora and Rome had to deal with was intense and engaging.