Published January 7, 2014 by William Morrow Paperbacks
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 . . .
I couldn’t wait to get my hands on this book! Just take a look at that cover! Rome is so sexy and I just knew that I would love his story;-)
Rome Archer…..ugh! I’ve just died and gone to heaven *heart flutters*
Rome has always been the good boy. For his brothers and his parents. He was always the one that kept everyone in check and was literally like the golden son. Until he comes back from his tour of duty. Then all hell breaks loose! He is having a really hard time keeping his life together and figuring out his place in the world as well as his family. When he least expects it, a little spitfire named Cora walks into his life and things start to change quickly.
I loved Rome! Sure, he had a lot to figure out with his life but he is a heart throb and a half! Sexy, military, built and able to protect you at all costs…what else could a girl ask for? I also enjoyed getting into the mind of Rome Archer. He has a lot going on in there and really wanted to do the right thing, but just needed to find what he was worthy of.
I have only known a few people in the military so I can imagine that the author’s take of what these men and women go through when they come back to us was spot on! The nightmares and the confusion of trying to get back into every day life has got to be taxing.
I wish Cora was my BFF!
I just adore Cora and I have throughout the series. She is like a rock when it comes to her friends and family and I love the way she is like a protective mama bear. I liked getting her perspective on the situation with Rome and enjoyed the fact that she really could not stand “captain no fun” in the beginning. I enjoyed that it was not love at first sight and Rome really had to work to get under Cora’s tough exterior.
My favorite part…*eyes wide*…*gulp*
I had many favorite parts in this book but the one that stands out the most was when Cora & Rome first had…hmmm…relations. I loved getting that scene from Cora’s perspective especially when she gets to see some much needed eye candy and tries to comprehend what she is going to do with Rome’s….ahem…package.
I absolutely adore this series and cannot wait to continue it! Next up, we will get to see more of Nash. BUT, I am (patiently) waiting for Rowdy’s book. I really adore Rowdy. He just seems like such a sweet guy and I really got a good glimpse of him in Rome’s book. He is like a big brother to Cora and is always there to give advice.
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