Day 4 of the 4 Day Puzzle Piece Cover Reveal: Rome by Jay Crownover

It’s time for the final cover reveal for ROME by Jay Crownover!

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Title: Rome (Marked Men #3)  (full reading order below)
Author: Jay Crownover
Genre: New Adult
Published Date: January 7th, 2014
Publisher: William Morrow an imprint of HarperCollins Publishing

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Cora Lewis is a whole lot of fun, and she knows how to keep her tattooed bad boy friends in line. But all that flash and sass hide the fact that she’s never gotten over the way her first love broke her heart. Now she has a plan to make sure that never happens again: She’s only going to fall in love with someone perfect.

Rome Archer is as far from perfect as a man can be. He’s stubborn and rigid, he’s bossy and has come back from his final tour of duty fundamentally broken. Rome’s used to filling a role: big brother, doting son, super soldier; and now none of these fit anymore. Now he’s just a man trying to figure out what to do with the rest of his life while keeping the demons of war and loss at bay. He would have been glad to suffer it alone, until Cora comes sweeping into his life and becomes the only color on his bleak horizon.

Perfect isn’t in the cards for these two, but imperfect might just last forever . . .

Reading Order: Marked Men series

Rule by Jay Crownover Jet by Jay Crownover Rome by jay Crownover

#1 ~ Rule: Ebook • Paperback • Goodreads
#2 ~ Jet: Ebook • Paperback • Goodreads
#3 ~ Rome: Ebook • Paperback • Goodreads

about the author

Jay Crownover

I’m supposed to share interesting details about myself so that my readers get to know me so here we go in no particular order: I’m an natural redhead even though I haven’t seen my real hair color in years, I’m a big fan of tattoos and have a half sleeve on either arm and various other pieces all over the place, I’ve been in the bar industry since I was in college and it has always offered interesting insight into how men and women interact with each other, I have 3 dogs that are all crazy, I live in Colorado and love the snow, I love music and in all reality wish I could be a rock star not a writer or a bartender but I have zero talent so there is that.I love to write, love to read and all I’m interested in is a good story with interesting characters that make the reader feel something.

Twitter @jaycrownover

Summer Lovin’ Day 4: Tears on My Pillow


It’s day 4 of the Summer Lovin’ Readathon, and today’s topic is…

Share a quote from your current read or tell us about a book that really pulled on your heart strings. What was it about that book/quote that made you cry?

Well, shucks. I’m not reading anything right now since I just finished a book, BUT I’ll share with you a book that I finished about 2 days ago that became one of my top, all-time favorite books ever… LOSING HOPE by Colleen Hoover!!! Aaahhh I don’t know how to express how much I loved that book. I’ll be posting my review of it soon, so be on the lookout for that!

So. Which quote to choose? I have so many to choose from. I practically highlighted the entire book. Seriously. I think Losing Hope is the book that I highlighted the most quotes in. I probably highlighted over a hundred things. It’s just too heartfelt and poignant and deep and sad and happy, and all narrated by my favorite book boyfriend ever. The sizzlin’ hot, yummylicious, droolworthy Dean Holder. Ahem, where was I? Ah, yes, Dean Holder. This boy. If he were to appear in front of me right now, I would hand over my heart to him and say, “Here. Take it. It’s yours.” *strokes gorgeous his face, cries, and runs away*

But of course he’s NOT REAL, which is the greatest sin in the whole world.

I cried buckets at the end of Losing Hope. No tears on my pillow, but they were soaked in about 4 pieces of tissues. I can’t share which quotes that made me cry, since those would be spoilers, BUT I can share with you my favorite, non-spoilery ones!

I’m pretty sure it’s too soon to love her, but shit. She’s got to stop doing and saying these unexpected things that make me want to fast forward whatever’s going on between us. Because I want to kiss her and make love to her and marry her and make her have my babies and I want it all to happen tonight.
But then we’ll be out of firsts, and the firsts are the best part. Good thing I’m patient.

“I need to know for sure that you’re feeling every single thing that I’m feeling the moment my lips touch yours. Because I want your first kiss to be the best first kiss in the history of first kisses.”

Being with her had me thinking about tomorrow and the day after that and the day after that and next year and forever.

And my all-time favorite quote:

“Fuck all the firsts, Sky. The only thing that matters to me with you are the forevers.”

Other books that made me tear up/cry:

Losing Hope by Colleen Hoover   Pushing the Limits by Katie McGarry   Clockwork Princess by Cassandra Clare   The Fault in Our Stars by John Green   Iron Kissed by Patricia Briggs   The Book Thief by Markus Zusak   Slammed by Colleen Hoover

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