By: Jay Crownover
Published by: William Morrow
To Be Released on: April 29th, 2014
Series: Marked Men #4
Source: arc from publisher to review / won from Goodreads
Rating: 5 Stars - I Loved It
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Will their past determine their future?
Saint Ford has worked hard to achieve her childhood dream of becoming a nurse. Focused on her work and devoted to her patients, there's no room for love. She doesn't need a guy making waves in her calm, serene life—especially when he's the unforgettable hottie who nearly destroyed her in high school. Dark, brooding Nash Donovan might not remember her or the terrible pain he caused, but he turned her world upside down . . . and now he's trying to do it again.
Saint has no idea that Nash isn't the cocky player he once was. Uncovering a devastating family secret has rocked his world, and now he's struggling to figure out his future. He can't be distracted by the pretty nurse he seems to meet everywhere. Still, he can't ignore the sparks that fly between them—or how she seems so desperate to get away from him. But the funny, sweet, and drop-dead gorgeous Saint is far too amazing to give up on—especially since she's the only thing in his life that seems to make sense.
When Nash discovers the truth about their past, he realizes he may have lost her heart before he could even fight for it. Now Saint has to decide: is Nash worth risking herself for all over again?
Another fabulous swoon-worthy Marked Men read. Nash made me laugh, cry, swoon and fall even more in love with Jay Crownover's characters.
I have so many feelings over this book. Jay does such a brilliant job at creating characters who make it so easy to relate to them. With her band of misfits who get misjudged for their looks rather than who they are, she allows readers to really get to know her character. It's so easy to fall in love with them as I've gotten to know their strengthens and weakness, and watch them work through things that break my heart, and make me cheer them on all at the same time. Yes, the Marked Men guys do have flaws. They never claim to be more than they are, but, they live, they learn, and boy do they know how to love. *sigh* The women in this series are just as strong as the guys. I love the way Jay's characters compliment each other. The loyalty these guys have to each other and to the women they love is something to definitely swoon over.
I loved this story! I sighed, I cried, I laughed, cried some more, swooned, and cried again. It's been awhile since I felt this emotionally connected to a story and it's characters. Nash and Saint are such well written, developed characters whom fans of Jay Crownover will enjoy reading about. They both have things they're dealing with that I know so many readers will relate to. From insecurities, wanting to be loved, valued, and accepted for who they are, both Nash and Saint deal with realistic things that at one time or another many of us have dwelt with. While both characters have realistic flaws, together these two give the other something no one else can. They complete each other, help each other, and love each other. It's true that no relationship is perfect, and these two do have a lot they have to work through, but it's so worth it.
Nash and Saint's devotion and love ignites the pages of this book. This book is one hot marked men mess of feelings. *grabs the tissue box*.
Saint is someone I think many girls will relate to. Jay made it easy for me to understand her struggles. To see why she felt the way she did, and why it was hard for her to get over those thoughts and feelings. I'm so glad she had Nash. Nash of course doesn't play games. He says it like he sees it, and when he wants something, he gets it. Nash and Saint together, are awesome. They both give each other what the other person needs, and then some. Their relationship is one that just fits. It works. I love how the rest of the group welcomes Saint in.
There is a lot that happens in this book. Nash has a lot that he's dealing with, and has to come to terms with. Aside from Saint, I loved the interactions with Nash and Rule in this book. These two have a bond that goes beyond being like brothers. At the lower points in this book, it was nice to know that Nash had someone to always turn to, to be there for him. Can I just say, there's only been one other dragon tattoo that I've falling in love with in a book, and that's Will's in Cassandra Clare's Clockwork Princess book. Nash's dragon tattoo is on a whole different level, and wow, I can only imagine what that thing looks like in real life.
Speaking of tattoos, there are some moments between Saint and Nash that literally going beyond the sexy times that happen in this series. One of those moments had to do with Saint seeing Nash's dragon tattoo on full display. Some books have one of those moments where the characters hit the point of no return when it comes to their feelings, and they are completely vulnerable to the other, well this was one of those really incredible moments between the two of them, and I loved it.
I loved reading about Nash. There is so much I want to say about Nash and Saint, but I won't for the sake of spoilers. I totally got them in this book. His story broke my heart, and made me want to love him the way the characters in this book love him. Saint. I loved this girl from the moment she entered Nash's life in the hospital. She ended up being someone I related to more than the others. I love the women in this series, as I previously mentioned, they're all incredibly strong. They have to be considering the men in this series have some extremely strong, and bigger than life personalities.
One of the things I love about this series is the way each book focuses on a certain couple, while at the same time continuing to tell the over all story of the group. I loved seeing the continuing journey of each character. Yes there is a lot of heartache in this story, but are some incredibly happy moments too. I totally loved Rule and Rome in this book, and loved seeing what Nash's story brought for them, and each character. All these guys are great. I love seeing them with each other, and with the women they love.
Nash's book is my favorite out of the series, which I had a feeling it would be. Now I'm impatiently waiting for Rowdy's story. That ending has me guessing that Rowdy's about to get a run for his money. I know, I sound like a broken record in all my reviews of Jay Crownover's Marked Men series when I say this, but I loved this book.
Read my review for Rule, Jet and Rome.
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