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 . . .
I rated Rome with FIVE LEAVES! Jay Crownover did it again. I've had the pleasure of reading the other two Marked Men series books, Rule and Jet, and I loved them. Rome's story was just as great. First off, Rome is HOT. Have you seen the cover? Wow! When we met him in the first book, we found out that Rome is in the military. I don't know about you but I have a soft spot for military men. Rome has always been the protector in his family. He is also the middle man. He wants everyone to be happy and feels like this is his job. He also protected all his men overseas. Now that he is home from the military, he is having a hard time trying to find his place in life.
Cora is a spunky girl who works with Rule and a bunch of the guys at the tattoo parlor. She is a fun girl who knows what she wants and that is Mr. Perfect. She has decided she isn't wasting her time with anyone who isn't Mr. Perfect. That is until Rome comes along and turns her world upside down, meanwhile, she helps him find his place.
I absolutely love reading Jay Crownover's books because they are ones that I can't ever put down. I enjoyed Rome just as much as I did Rule and Jet and I absolutely can't wait to read Nash's story next.