Saturday, 12 July 2014

{Review} Nash (A Marked Men #4) by Jay Crownover

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Release Date: April 24th, 2014
Finished Date: July 3rd, 2014
Publishers: HarperCollins UK
Genre: New Adult, Romance, Contemporary
Source: For Review
Format: eARC
Pages: 416
The fourth book in the scorching hot NEW YORK TIMES bestselling MARKED MEN New Adult series.

Nash Donovan, tattooist and good-time guy, never knew his father. Instead, he was brought up by his Uncle Phil, the best role model and mentor a guy could have. But when Phil is rushed to hospital and reveals he’s at the end stages of lung cancer, he wants Nash to know the truth. Reeling from the family secret Phil has let slip, Nash needs something to hold on to – and the nurse with the beautiful grey eyes taking care of Phil seems remarkably familiar…

Saint Ford doesn’t know what to think when Nash crashes back into her life. They went to school together what feels like a million years ago and although she feels – and looks – very different, she can’t tell if Nash is still the same guy: the guy who teased and bullied her way back when and who she vowed never to forgive.

But Nash is impossible to stay away from. From his flame-tattooed head to his multiple piercings, and his all-round good guy attitude, he’s unlike anyone Saint has ever known – does she still carry a flame for the first guy to steal her heart? And can she forgive him – and herself – for the mistakes of the past?

The Review: I love the Marked Men series! I’ve been dying for Nash’s story ever since I first started because I just couldn’t wait to unravel him as a character.  And his story wow, talk about an emotional tear jerker.

Nash Donavon has spent his whole life knowing he is unwanted by his mother. It’s only his Uncle Phil that Nash knows cares for him because he’s spent his whole life learning from Phil and being bought up in a loving home. It’s not until Phil become terminally ill that Nash’s whole world comes crashing down and secrets that were hidden from Nash become revealed. It’s only when he bumps into Saint Ford, a girl who he went to high school with does Nash find that person he believes he could be happy with.

Saint Ford remembers Nash Donavon from high school; it’s a little hard not too seems as he broke her heart. Now a nurse and looking after Nash’s Uncle, Saint still struggles with what Nash did to her and for that reason, she knows she cannot let him get close to her. But trying to ignore Nash is harder than it seems, especially when he’s determined to get to know Saint.

Through the heart ache, can Nash and Saint find the strength to deal with their lives and try to move on from the past?

Nash is a fantastic addition to this seriously hot and fantastic series! With each book I always wonder what Jay Crownover will do next and somehow she always manages to write a better story. I’m torn between who I love more now out of all the boys we’ve seen so far, they are all so different that it’s hard to pick a favourite. However, I do have a soft spot for Nash! 

Nash's story is so much more emotional that the other stories we’ve previously read. At times it’s simply heart-breaking and all I wanted to do was swoop Nash up into a big hug. He’s dealing with a lot at a very difficult time and I couldn’t help feel sorry for him. His Uncle Phil was the best Uncle ever. He took Nash in when his mother wasn’t interested and of course, there is a under laying secret hidden their too. It was a great twist – one I really enjoyed – but I do wish they had more time together.

I found Saint a little harder to connect too but still I thought she was a great match for Nash. I liked her back story but I didn’t really feel like it warranted the emotion block that she does. I could understand that it was a sensitive subject for her – how Nash broke her heart – but the story really isn’t as it seems and once you find out the truth and I think Saint turned it into something it really wasn’t. Still though, I liked her, I liked her with Nash and I loved when they were together too.

There are some interesting new characters introduced into this story too, Nash’s hot neighbour who I can’t help might be set up for Asa. If so, that will be very interesting. And of course, we see Salem who is set up for Rowdy. Overall, I can’t wait for the next two books. I’ll be sad to see this series end though! Simply, I can’t wait for more. 

Favourite Quote: “All I can see is you. Why can't you understand that? No one shines as bright as you in the sky I'm looking at. To me there is no sun, no moon, and no stars in the sky, just endless miles of storm clouds and pretty, pretty gray.” 

Thank you to HarperCollins UK for the opportunity to review this book in exchange for an honest review.  

1 comment:

Natalie Cleary said...

Great review!!! So many people love this series. Love the tattoo idea, men with tatooees can be so sexy :)