The New York Times and USA Today bestselling Marked Men series continues with this sizzling, sexy story of love, heartbreak, fate, and second chances.
Release Date 10/21/14
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.
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Reviewed by Cindy 5 out of 5 Stars!
Jay Crownover is a writing mastermind. I’ve read all of her Marked Men books and have loved the whole series. She is able to weave a tale so well you feel like part of the story.
Rowdy St. James was no different. I was intrigued with his character from the beginning & he did not disappoint. The insight into what makes him tick is heartbreaking. His backstory is beautifully sad. Finding his home with the Marked Men family through Uncle Phil, he’s made a life for himself but refuses to let his heart free after having it crushed and left alone on numerous occasions.
Salem Cruz has been running from her childhood and has run straight toward Rowdy even after she left him 10 years prior.
“I was trying to climb up him, trying to get inside of him…” Salem
Their reunion is one of confusion and avoidance but when they finally come together and give each other a chance it becomes a perfectly imperfect love story. Can they both manage to get over their fears of each other and help each other move on from the past and realize the both deserve love?
“I have plenty of friends, Salem. I don’t want to get any of theme naked or take any of them to bed. We don’t need to try and be friends again – we always were. That never went away- you did. You started this game of chase, so when you figure your shit out let me know because I’m already caught.” -Rowdy
Jay’s ability to involve the whole cast of characters in each book of the series as well as introduce new characters is amazing. Her books flow nicely into the next and leave you waiting impatiently for the next one.
Jay Crownover is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of the Marked Men series. She also introduced the dark and sexy world of The Point in a new series this last summer starting with BETTER WHEN HE’s BAD. Like her characters, she is a big fan of tattoos. She loves music and wishes she could be a rock star, but since she has no aptitude for singing or instrument playing, she’ll settle for writing stories with interesting characters that make the reader feel something. She lives in Colorado with her three dogs
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