Published By: Harper Collins
Details: Digital copy for honest review, 416 Pages
RATING: 4.5 ASA STARS
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.
BOOK REVIEW by Michelle:
I have to admit I was a bit sad when I got to the end of the Marked Men series, but then I read at the back that this is not fully goodbye, so to speak, there is The Saints of Denver series coming based on many of the secondary characters found in the Marked Men series. It takes place in the same world as Marked Men...so how cool is that! Some of the faves may pop up every now and again too.
I am no longer sad.
I really enjoyed Asa and Royal’s story. Good cop and the bad boy make a great team. Each have their own mental struggles, Royal with Dom and Asa with learning how to accept love and friendship after his bad boy days are no longer.
I liked being in Asa’s head and the things he has learned from back in the day when he was a bit of a conman and getting into trouble and how he has moved forward and watching his own insecurities take a hold of him.
I love Rome being the big brother to Rule, when he was in need.
I loved Ayden being there for her brother.
I remember that day when I cracked Rule open after it was ten days old and now two years later...I feel in a fictional way close to them and everything they have been through.
It’s not goodbye, it’s see you around.
About Jay Crownover:
Jay Crownover is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of the Marked Men series. She will also be introducing the dark and sexy world of The Point in a new series this summer starting with Better When He’s Bad and is currently working on her newest series The Saints of Denver. Like her characters, she is a big fan of tattoos. She loves music and wishes she could be a rock star, but since she has no aptitude for singing or instrument playing, she'll settle for writing stories with interesting characters that make the reader feel something. She lives in Colorado with her three dogs.