Review: I feel like Asa just took everything else I had left of me and broke me open. I had never thought that Asa would be so down on himself and feel so much guilt over what he had done in his past. I never saw what this book had coming. I got teary eyed on more than one chapter in this book. I really loved reading about Asa and Royal.
The first thing I really loved was their names, I know corny but true. The second thing I loved was how in depth the story got for Asa and Royal. The last and best thing I loved was how Crownover is able to tie up all the loose ends of everyone’s story and Happy Ever After in this book. Although….. She does hint very sneaky like about other side characters that I would love to see together. Good thing she is writing a new series with the new side characters in them called the Saints of Denver. Which I heard with also have appearances from our favorite Marked Men series showing up from time to time.
Anyway back to the most gut retching book I have read this year so far….
I think that overall I loved how Asa and Royal were able to lean on each other and learn more about who they really are. While at the same time putting each other back together, even if it did involve some handcuffs….
5 out of 5 stars.
E-book. Received e-book from publishers/author for an honest review in return.
New Adult. Romance. Mature Content. Mature Themes. Contemporary.
Published by William Morrow & Company.
Summary: Jay Crownover’s New York Times and USA Today bestselling Marked Men series continues with the much anticipated story of southern charmer and certified criminal Asa Cross.
Starting over in Denver with a whole new circle of friends and family, Asa Cross struggles with being the man he knows everyone wants him to be and the man he knows he really is. A leopard doesn’t it change its spots and Asa has always been a predator. He doesn’t want to hurt those who love and rely on him, especially one luscious arresting cop who suddenly seems to be interested in him for far more than his penchant for breaking the law. But letting go of old habits is hard, and it’s easy to hit bottom when it’s the place you know best.
Royal Hastings is quickly learning what the bottom looks like after a tragic situation at work threatens not only her career but her partner’s life. As a woman who has only ever had a few real friends she’s trying to muddle through her confusion and devastation all alone. Except she can’t stop thinking about the sexy southern bartender she locked up. Crushing on Asa is the last thing she needs but his allure is too strong to resist. His long criminal record can only hurt her already shaky career and chasing after a guy who has no respect for the law or himself can only end in heartbreak.
A longtime criminal and a cop together just seems so wrong . . . but for Asa and Royal, being wrong together is the only right choice to make.
-Summary from GoodReads.com