Rule (Marked Men #1) by Jay Crownover is more than just a story of Opposites Attract.
Shaw Landon loved Rule Archer from the moment she laid eyes on him. Rule is everything a straight--A pre-med student like Shaw shouldn’t want--and the only person she’s never tried to please. She isn’t afraid of his scary piercings and tattoos or his wild attitude. Though she knows that Rule is wrong for her, her heart just won’t listen.
To a rebel like Rule Archer, Shaw Landon is a stuck-up, perfect princess-and his dead twin brother’s girl. She lives by other people’s rules; he makes his own. He doesn’t have time for a good girl like Shaw-even if she’s the only one who can see the person he truly is.
But a short skirt, too many birthday cocktails, and spilled secrets lead to a night neither can forget. Now, Shaw and Rule have to figure out how a girl like her and a guy like him are supposed to be together without destroying their love . . . or each other.
This book was recommended when a few of us attended RomFest 2013 and sat in on a session on tattoos and piercings. The session was good (and helped me to recognize the placement of Rule's piercings... lol) but this recommendation was even better. I loved this story, felt like I was among friends. The characters were warm and multi-dimensional, both the main characters and the secondary ones.
The love story was so good because it was more than the usual formula of the romance genre. These two jumped off the page and lived their own lives while coming together as a couple. They overcame obstacles both together and apart. I was cheering them on.
Marked Men is one of the top series in the New Adult sub-genre without a doubt.
5 Chocolate-Dipped Strawberries