Tuesday, 18 November 2014
Rule (Marked Men #1) Review
Rule by Jay Crownover
Opposites in every way . . . except the one that matters
Shaw Landon loved Rule Archer from the moment she laid eyes on him. Rule is everything a straight-A pre-med student like Shaw shouldn’t want—and the only person she’s never tried to please. She isn’t afraid of his scary piercings and tattoos or his wild attitude. Though she knows that Rule is wrong for her, her heart just won’t listen.
To a rebel like Rule Archer, Shaw Landon is a stuck-up, perfect princess-and his dead twin brother’s girl. She lives by other people’s rules; he makes his own. He doesn’t have time for a good girl like Shaw-even if she’s the only one who can see the person he truly is.
But a short skirt, too many birthday cocktails, and spilled secrets lead to a night neither can forget. Now, Shaw and Rule have to figure out how a girl like her and a guy like him are supposed to be together without destroying their love . . . or each other.
Lisa's Rating - 5 out of 5 stars
So I went about reading The Marked Men series in the wrong order, after Harper Collins kindly asked me to review book 3 in the series, Rome, which then I have followed with Nash and Rowdy, so decided to go back to the beginning and read Rule, and it was great to go to the beginning and find out how it all started.
Rule is a bad boy. Bedding a different woman every night, drinking too much, and trying to avoid his family who he thinks hate him after the death of his twin brother, Remy. Shaw is a good girl,
always doing what she can to keep everyone happy, except for herself. Shaw has been in love with Rule since she was 14 years old, but everyone thought she was in a relationship with Remy. But Remy had his own secrets that Shaw has been keeping for him, and those secrets are about to blow everything wide open. That, along with a drunken night, changes everything for Shaw and Rule.
Like the rest of the Marked Men books I have read so far, Rule is amazing. From the very start, the characters are easy to fall in love with. Rule may be a bad boy but he is totally loveable. and as hot as the other guys. The difficulties in Rule's life are relatable which makes the book even easier to read, and as the pages fly by you cant help but fall in love with him more and more. Shaw is the same, as different as she is to Rule, she is a very relatable character and you cant wait for her to become her own person.
The sex scenes as usual are fantastically written, hot and steamy without being repetitive and porn star ish and these are in a very small category of books in which I actually enjoy reading the sex scenes and cant wait for more!
I love Jays writing style and the obvious love she has for her tattooed men. The way she writes makes the end creep up on you far sooner than you want it to!
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