Rule (Marked Men #1) by Jay Crownover
Paperback, 432 pages
Published October 22nd 2013 by William Morrow Paperbacks
~Rating: 5/5 stars~
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.
I was surprised at how much I loved this book. A story of opposites attract and all the juicy bits in between. I loved the plot, the characters (main and supporting), the romance, the angst, the heartache most of all I loved sharing this journey. *sigh* I don’t think I’ve read a book with so many amazingly named characters (Rule, Shaw, Remy, Rome, Jet, Ayden, Cora) need I go on … ?
Rule and Shaw both have had life shit on them. Going through something so tragic that will break your heart in to little pieces. Shaw does everything that everyone wants her to. She is little miss perfect. A little too perfect. But her passion for Rule shows in the entire book. I hurt for her for every single time in the beginning she was hiding when all Rule needed to do was open his damn eyes. But Rule has so much pain burned inside of him. He pushes everyone out of his way, jumps from one, one night stand to the next. While Shaw is seating there seeing the entire after fold of it. But you can’t help but love Rule. He makes it towards it’s impossible to love him, but for me it was easy to come.
Shaw Landon has been in love with Rule Archer FOREVER! She’s been drooling over him on the inside, but hides her lust behind the disgusted scowl she wears on her face when around him. When she finally decides to take the mask off, the questions start flying. Yeah, it’s complicated, but it is sexy and fun. Along with all the ink on his body and metal in his face and o*cough cough*… other places, comes the bad boy attitude and type of dominance and possessiveness that makes other boys definitely NOT want to fuck with his woman! He thinks being in Shaw’s life for good means he has to clean up his act, but what she really wants is the man she has loved her entire life. Being good is tough and being bad comes easy for Rule.
I can not stress how much I loved this book. I just love stories where the characters have known each other for ever and eventually get it together. There’s something about the intimacy and connection that only a complicated history can add to a relationship. The book is super hot and the sexual chemistry between Shaw and Rule is scrumptious! hehe, I highly recommend it!
Jay Crownover is the International and multiple New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of the Marked Men Series, The Saints of Denver Series, and The Point and Breaking Point Series. Her books can be found translated in many different languages all around the world. She is a tattooed, crazy haired Colorado native who lives at the base of the Rockies with her awesome dogs. This is where she can frequently be found enjoying a cold beer and Taco Tuesdays. Jay is a self-declared music snob and outspoken book lover who is always looking for her next adventure, between the pages and on the road.
Teaser Tuesday (#31) ~ Rule by Jay Crownover