“She was just my speed, fast and a little bit wild.”
*I received a copy in exchange for an honest review*
I have followed the Marked Men series from the beginning, falling in love with my favourites along the way. Therefore, when it came time for Asa’s story, I knew it would be bittersweet. I couldn’t wait for Asa to get his time in the spotlight but I also knew that meant we had come to the end of the road with our favourite gang.
Asa is his own harshest critic. With a past full of regrets, he has been slowly trying to stay on the straight and narrow, namely for his sister Ayden. But what Asa doesn’t realise or refuses to acknowledge is that he isn’t that person of the past anymore; he’s made his amends and is now living the life he deserves. But the southern charmer is stubborn and it takes a sexy cop called Royal to show him that he is indeed a man worthy of love. Worthy of Royal’s love.
“I was going to actively try to avoid causing any more damage, and so far it had being going pretty well. I just had to hold on to those memories, those regrets and that remorse, tight enough that my hands would be too full to ever do the devil’s work again.”
Royal is struggling to come to terms with an accident at work; she blames herself for putting her partner in danger. So that’s what Royal has come to seek; danger. She throws herself at Asa thinking he can give her a night or two of wild sex to escape from her current nightmare but what she doesn’t bet on is being Asa’s salvation as much as he is hers.
“There are amazing things happening right here in the moment with us, Asa. It would be a real bummer for you to miss any of them because you can’t let go of the past and because you’re too busy trying to sabotage the future.”
The characters drove Asa’s story and I liked that. It wasn’t over dramatic and full of angst, the focus on was Asa’s change of character and his self acceptance. It really was a fitting ending to the series.
“I threaded my fingers through her hair and bent down so I could kiss her again. We tasted like sex and always.”
As always, Jay’s writing held my attention throughout the story and I was intrigued a hundred times over with her side characters, hoping each and every one gets a story of their own!
It was great to catch up with the whole gang and discover how their relationships were progressing. They seem so familiar now, it was really bittersweet to say goodbye.
If you are a fan of this series then Asa rounds it off perfectly and I have no doubt you will love it. If you are new to these books, I suggest you snatch them up, start at the beginning, and prepare yourself to fall in love with a lot of marked men!
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. 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.
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