Monday, 7 October 2013

A Review for Rule (Marked Men #1) by Jay Crownover

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Posted by Donna
Release Date: October 24th, 2013
Finished Date: September 20th, 2013
Publishers: HarperCollins UK
Genre: New Adult
Source: For Review
Format: Paperback
Pages: 339
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.

The first Marked Men novel in Jay Crownover's combustible New Adult series.

The Review: “I don’t care what colour your hair is, if you’re pale or tan, if you have makeup on or just woke up all I care about is that when I look at you, you always look back and see me.  You’re beautiful inside and out and if you wanted to tattoo all that pretty white skin from head to toe I would be honoured to put it there for you but if not I’ll take you all smooth and milky white any chance I get.” 

This is the first book I've read by author Jay Crownover and it definitely won't be my last! Rule is a great start to a series following some hot bad boys and it's one you won't want to put down once you start.

Immediately I was draw to Rule because of the hot guy on the cover - well who wouldn't be? Secondly, once I started reading this book had my complete attention. It was easy to read, it was well written and it was honestly a good read. It had some exciting and emotional twists and some a little predictable, but nonetheless, it was still a good read. 

Rule and Shaw have known each other most of their lives, however Shaw was always closers to Rule's brother. Shaw's always had feelings for Rule but she's never told him because of his ways. Rule is a ladies man, a rebel, a tattooed hottie but Rule has some emotional baggage. Luckily enough Shaw has her fair share of baggage, so she can relate to Rule....but will Rule let her in?

I really enjoyed Rule and Shaw's story. Even though I read a few book similar, what made this stand out the most was the way the author wrote the characters. I connected to them and really felt their emotions. They were both very likeable and honest. Their story is a slow one to start with but once Shaw opens up to Rule, it's literally spine-tingly! It gets so good. It's intense and completely crazy sometimes but it's such a good thing. The story was very emotional, and that's not just the relationship between the two main characters but with Rule and his parents and Shaw and  her parents. It was sad to see such great characters going through so much angst because of their parents. 

Overall, Rule is a book that ruled! It's a great addition to the NA world and I for one, can't wait to read more from Jay in Jet and Rome. 

1 comment:

Dre @ Sporadic Reads said...

Rule did rule! I liked this book. Great review!