ROWDY by Jay Crownover

Posted: December 13, 2014 by BA Dillon in BOYS are just BETTER in BOOKS (Romance and Indie Authors)

RowdyMy heart is FULL of love …

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Can fate bring old friends together again? Can old friends become more? Can he forgive her for running away from their sorted past? Rowdy and Salem’s story is both heartwarming and heartbreaking – but also a bit predictable. The story of past friends meeting up in the future is a bit overdone and stale. But, Jay Crownover is an amazing author is who continues to deliver fresh, well written tales about her Marked Men. Rowdy’s story doesn’t diverge from the formula except that his character has a bit more depth than some of the other marked men. Rowdy is vulnerable and definitely has a softer side. His back story is rich and full of a great deal of emotion. I did not connect well with Salem. Salem’s back story felt forced and lacked emotion. I had no sympathy for her past, and only hoped for a reunion for Rowdy’s sake. However, the physical connection between the two is HOT, HOT, HOT! Jay Crownover is a master at creating believable, intense physical connections. The rest of the gang is back, and I enjoyed having the opportunity to be brought up to speed on what’s new with Rule and Shaw, Jet and Ayden, Nash and Saint, and Rome and Cora. This cast of secondary characters is phenomenal – and they give substance and breathe life into the hero and heroine. However, I would have liked to see more of them. In previous installments, the entire gang was together a lot, but less in Rowdy’s tale. I thought Poppy’s story wove into Rowdy and Salem’s tale very well. Her presence, along with Rowdy’s long lost sister tied a lot of looses ends together. Personally I like more dialogue driven stories, and this one was full of more descriptive narration. This is a personal preference and does impact the review. I really liked this cover as well – more than others in the series! Can’t wait for Asa’s story!

 

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