Rome

Rome by Jay Crownover

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I really enjoyed this story, possibly more than Rule/Shaw. I felt that the emotional difficulties that they had to work through in order to have a relationship read true to life. I think there was the right amount of heat and angst, of promise and roadblocks, to make keep the story engaging. I read it in one sitting in the middle of the night, if that tells you anything.

I really respected the honor and integrity that Rome had. He has always been a stand-up guy and this gave him bonus points in my opinion. It shows that a man can be a badass and edgy and complicated, without sacrificing his morals or breaking the law.

Cora was also a great character to follow around. I think she was a bit livelier and bold than Shaw, which I liked. While Shaw had to grow a bit as a character throughout her plot arc, Cora was ready to go toe-to-toe with any of the men from the start.

Did some of the plot elements veer off and feel a little contrived at times? Sure. But not that it affected the enjoyability of the story at all. It was like a good blend of reality with a hot soap opera.

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