Monday, September 15, 2014

Rowdy by Jay Crownover (Marked Men #5)


Written by: Jay Crownover
Series: Marked Men
Sequence in Series: Book 5
Paperback: 416 pages
Publisher: William Morrow Paperbacks
Publication Date: October 21, 2014
Rating: 5 Stars
ISBN-10: 0062333054
ISBN-13: 978-0062333056
Genre: Contemporary Romance | New Adult
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After the only girl he ever loved told him he would never be enough, Rowdy St. James knocked the Texas dust off his boots and decided he was going to do everything in his power to live up to his nickname. Life was all about a good time, good friends and never taking much too seriously. Rowdy learned his lesson early on, when you care that much about anything it can destroy you, and he never wants to risk feeling like that again. Only now he has a new coworker, a ghost from the past who’s making him question every lesson he ever learned.

Salem Cruz grew up in a house with too many rules, too many regulations, and no fun allowed. That never worked for her so she left it all behind as soon as she could, but she never forgot the sweet, blue-eyed boy next door who’d been in love with her little sister. Fate and good intentions from an old friend have placed her right in Rowdy’s path and she’s determined to show him he picked the wrong sister all those years ago. A mission that is going along perfectly until the one person that ties them together shows up and could very well tear them back.

Rowdy (Marked Men, #5)My Review:
Rowdy by Jay Crownover

A sexy bad boy and a deliciously turbulent romance, rock the pages of Rowdy, book 5 in the Marked Men series.

Rowdy St. James was once burned by the only woman he loved. Now her sister and his childhood best friend, Salem, has returned churning up the waters of his past.

Salem was offered a position at a renowned tattoo parlor, but nothing is moving her from her happy life in Vegas…until she discovers Rowdy, her past crush and best friend works there. Now Salem is out to prove that the fires still burn bright between them…even if Rowdy fights the blaze.

Rowdy is a story about healing old wounds and discovering a happy life path. Both Rowdy and Salem have some family issues, with Rowdy scars also traveling down the road of abandonment. Crownover takes us on the adventure of their budding relationship and the extensive healing process while providing a steamin’ hot romance.

I connected emotionally almost immediately to this story. Who would have thought a story about a tattoo pallor in Texas would create such an engaging hold on me? Marked Men is definitely series for my must read shelf and Rowdy has made an excellent addition to this series.

I received this ARC copy of Rowdy from William Morrow Paperbacks in exchange for a honest review. This book is set for publication October 21, 2014.

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