Rome by Jay Crownover
My rating: 5/5
DRC provided by Edelweiss for an honest review
Series: Marked Men #3
Genre: New Adult Contemporary Romance
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, super-soldier—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 . . .(Thanks to GoodReads.com for the summary)
My Thoughts –
Initially all I can say is Ermahgerd! There were tears, tears, and more tears. I’ve followed this series from the beginning and am totally in love with this group/family.
Cora has been a consistent character throughout this series and in Rome, you really get to know her in depth. Seeing what’s behind her smile and her ‘take no prisoners’ attitude is what really makes you fall in love with her as a character. I love, love, love how she took over the situation and set out to mend the Archer family.
Rome is a tortured soul. He’s seen too much and it’s taken damn near the ultimate toll on him. He’s not sure how to handle Cora and doesn’t think he deserves her. Men are so dumb sometimes.
Rome and Cora have great chemistry and honestly are just plain perfect together. I hope to heck that Jay Crownover puts out more stuff like this to read, because I loved every one of the books in this series - great job!