Series: Marked Men bk 3
Author: Jay Crownover
Genre: New Adult
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 .
Thoughts: Thoughts: This was the first book by this author that I’ve read and I have to say that it won’t be the last.
I’m not a huge fan of the first person pov but the way this was written we get both of their POV’s as it’s told from both Rome and Cora’s perspective.
Cora, is one of those heroines I wasn’t sure I was going to like but by the end of the first chapter I was wishing I had a friend like her. She’s not perfect and never claims to be. She’s made her own family and will do everything to make sure that no one rains on their happiness. So when Captain No Fun unleashes his unhappiness on the group she lets him have it. The result isn’t what she ever expected.
For the last ten years Rome has known exactly what he needed to do, but after an IED where he was the sole survivor it takes everything in him to get through each day. When he stumbles across a place that becomes his haven. Now if he can only get the pixie who dumped her beer all over his head out of his head.
Watching these two come together was awesome. Their road to HEA wasn’t easy as they had to combat Rome’s PTSD, Cora’s insecurities, the feelings of those around them in regards to their relationship and the family drama in Rome’s family. But it’s one that kept me glued to the pages wanting to ignore everything else and simply read.
Another thing I loved about the book was it didn’t matter that I’d never read the other books in the series, as this one gave enough back information to let me know what had happened, but also those things were in the background.
If you love imperfect Alpha heroes and heroines who have no fear then you will love this book.