Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Sweet Home Review

September 8. 2014

Sweet Home (Sweet Home #1)
by: Tillie Cole

Blurb ~ 
At age twenty, Molly Shakespeare knows a lot.

She knows Descartes and Kant.

She knows academia and Oxford.

She knows that the people who love you leave you.

She knows how to be alone.

But when Molly leaves England's grey skies behind to start a new life at the University of Alabama, she finds that she has a lot to learn — she didn't know a summer could be so hot, she didn't know students could be so intimidating, and she certainly didn't know just how much the folks of Alabama love their football.

When a chance encounter with notorious star quarterback, Romeo Prince, leaves her unable to think of anything but his chocolate-brown eyes, dirty-blond hair and perfect physique, Molly soon realises that her quiet, solitary life is about to dramatically change forever...


My Review & Rating

August 29. 2014
5 "Tragically Beautiful" Stars

Romeo, Romeo, Romeo. The name alone says a lot. And our main character and bad boy hottie Romeo in Sweet Home is a lot and so much more. As Alabama’s MVP in football everyone in school, hell, the whole state knows Romeo “Bullet” Prince. But Romeo hates the spotlight. Sure he loves to play ball but nobody sees him, the real him, inside-he’s really deep guy who’s not afraid of feelings or emotions but then again Romeo never expected his very own Juliet. 

Molly is from England and has transferred to her new Alabama University where she will work as a TA and is working on her Masters in philosophy. Suffering from more heartache and loss in her young life, Molly appreciates the new scenery and the chance to run from her problems and start anew. When Romeo and his ‘Juliet’ crash into each other, their lives are forever altered and bad boy Romeo goes from manwhore to puppy dog practically overnight. 

Being smart has always helped Molly. Studying and doing homework gives her mind something better to focus on and understanding the material doesn’t hurt much either. Why Romeo attracts her so much , she can’t figure but then again, she is not the only one with deep emotional scars and issues. 

Where Molly has lost her family and is alone in the world, Romeo’s family is one of the wealthiest in Alabama and even as they try to control his life, they do any and everything they can to prove to him how much they hate him, their son. Molly slowly begins to see that Romeo needs just as many reassurances about ‘them’ as she does and perhaps he is hiding more demons in his closet than she can expect. 

The relationship between Romeo and Molly was very romantic and thankfully only partly tragic unlike Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet. Romeo goes out of his way to do something he’s never had to do before, woo a girl. A girl who could care less about his football status and one he’ll have to dare to even get to a game. 

Overall I loved this book. When I saw it on Amazon I one-clicked (which I recommend you do as well). Somehow this book wasn’t even on my Goodreads TBR and I couldn’t be more surprised and angry at myself. Then again, now I’ve read it and was floored by the romance, tension and heartbreaking backgrounds of both characters. I can’t wait to read the rest of the series. This was certainly a New Adult read, high with drama and super steamy!!!


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