Sunday, February 23, 2014

Sweet Rome by Tillie Cole

You met Romeo Prince in the Amazon & USA Today bestselling novel, Sweet Home. Now hear the story from his lips: unbarred, uncensored and raw to the bone.

It makes me laugh when I hear that folk think Mol and I rushed into it too fast, spouting that we couldn't possibly have felt what we did for each other in such a short space of time. I say, how the hell would they know? We made it, didn't we? She became my whole life, didn't she? And as for my folks not being real, being true? Tell that to me aged ten, eleven, twelve — damn, all my bastard life — when I was never enough, when I was beaten until I bled for being too good at football and not being everything they'd dreamed: the perfectly dutiful son. Tell that to thousands of kids around the world getting wailed on by asshole parents for whatever stupid reason; tell them that evil don't exist in their eyes. 

Fuck Romeo and Juliet: this is the story of me and my girl, from my lips. No mushy sentiment, no cheese, just the plain, hard truth, and, because I'm feeling generous, I'm going to let you in on more of our story too.

Sweet Rome is a New Adult Companion Novel to Sweet Home — contains adult content, sexual situations and mature topics. Suited for ages 18 and up.

Favorite lines from book:
“My body recognizes you as something that’s good for me.  My mind recognizes you as someone who’s right for me, and my soul recognizes you as someone who is meant for me.”

“I’m not sure a lifetime is long enough to try to give you all that you have given me, but I promise I will spend all my days striving to make you happy.  I will laugh and cry with you, and if you run, I’ll be right there running…

“We are better together than apart, and no matter what happens in our lives, I know that waking up and seeing you each morning will always be the best part of my day.”

Once again, the author knocked my socks off with Romeo and Molly’s story.  The story was told from Romeo’s point of view and he didn’t disappoint with his rough touch guy persona.  He was amazing!  I fell in love all over again with Rome!  We were given an insight into his childhood in the first book, Sweet Home, but a deeper understanding of his pain and suffering at the hands of his parents was detailed by Rome in this book.  You could feel his despair and longing throughout the story.  It was amazing to read how Molly brings peace, acceptance and love to Rome and the sense of belonging he craved.  She is patient and kind, yet strong when she needs to be.  Their love story was beautifully written!  Wonderful story!

I’m looking forward to the next book in this series. 

Overall rating:  4 Rockin’ Stars
Hero: 4.5 stars
Heroine: 4 stars
Steam Level: 4 stars 
Plot: 4 stars 
Cliffhanger: No

Would I recommend this book: Yes!
Would I read other books by this author: Yes!

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