Title: Nash (Marked Men #4)
Author: Jay Crownover
Genre: New Adult/ Coming of Age
Publication Date: April 29, 2014
Publisher: William Morrow Paperbacks, an imprint of HarperCollins
Event Organized By: Literati Author Services, Inc.
The more you read the Marked Men Series, the more and more you will fall harder for each one of them.
"That’s the thing, Nash, you aren’t ‘some girl’s boyfriend, you’re ‘the girl’s’ boyfriend and when it’s ‘the girl’ you find the time for it, and you get your head around it really quick because the idea of being without her is about the worst thing you can imagine."
Ever since I read Rome, I was looking forward in reading Nash’s story. This purple-eyed guy immediately fell to my list of favorite book boyfriends the moment the story started, and stayed there until the final page. He’s a great guy: sweet, thoughtful, and kind, with a baggage that came from him not knowing his father, and a mother who chose her new husband over him. He didn’t seem good enough for his mother, or for anyone at all. Not to mention that he found his mentor-slash-friend on the floor almost lifeless, and to add up to all of this he just found out that this dying man, the man who had been there for him all his life held a family secret and he didn’t even manage to tell him that.
Saint Ford – I love her name by the way, and it’s a plus that she’s a nurse. So I can totally relate to her. Let me tell you why I love her – despite all her issues, she knows how to focus when she’s in the field. She’s a great ER nurse and she knows what she’s doing. But beneath this façade is a girl whose self-esteem is barely non-existent. She’s always guilty of letting other people’s words and actions hurt her, and it affected her so much, she allowed herself to believe what other people thought of her. I loved this girl, but when it came to this issue, it was pretty much frustrating. Nash saw what she didn’t see for herself, and he was willing to do everything to make her see it. Only that this girl was too stubborn for her own good. It started when they were in high school, when she nursed a crush for the popular handsome guy that eventually broke her heart. It didn’t help when she was betrayed by her boyfriend, and his father filed for a divorce after decades of being married to her mother. So, her history with men is pretty much jaded, couldn’t really blame her for not trusting anyone.
But Nash is willing to break the walls that she built around his heart. Painfully struggling with the newfound family secret, the impending death of someone dear to him, and an unsure future – the red-hair nurse might be the only one who can distract him. The chemistry is there, the attraction and not to mention the sexual tension was soooo palpable I can feel my kindle vibrating in my hands. Saint now discovers that Nash wasn’t the man she thought he was, but can the present erase the thing of the past she had long been holding? Or will she let their past ruin what they have in the present?
The novel teaches its readers that loving yourself is as important as loving another. You cannot give what you don’t have. Saint was insecure, she didn’t believe in herself, and she thought so low of herself that it affected her relationship with Nash. She didn’t trust Nash to be loyal to her – it took one trip, and one hard push from her mother and new-found friend for her to finally open her eyes and see herself the way others see her – amazing.
Jay Crownover wrote a compelling, swoon-worthy, romantic novel that will melt hearts, heat your lonely nights, and make you fall in love. I can’t wait for the next Marked Man in the series, Rowdy. I’m sure Salem would be a handful. I loved her already!
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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.
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