Opposites in every way . . . except the one that matters
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.
I think I have found a new series that I am going to love. “Rule” is the first book in the Marked Men series by Jay Crownover. This book was sexy and fun, and at times suspenseful. It has great characters and backstory that can uphold the rest of the series. I like how the characters weren’t what you would expect. Jay Crownover did a nice job of really telling a tale about not judging a book by its cover. All the characters have layers that you have to peel at to get to their essence.
The lead in this book if you can’t tell by the name of the title is Rule Archer. He is an angsty, sexy womanizing tattoo artist who needs a good woman to reel him in. Rule is a character who pretends that nothing can hurt him, he does what he wants and to hell with what anyone thinks. However there is so much more to Rule, and Jay Crownover does a nice job of exploring his different dimensions. His relationship with Shaw is really great in that we get to see Rule’s growth as a character. He is not stagnant, but constantly growing and improving.
Shaw Landon is just the girl to get Rule to change his ways and I love that. Shaw is a good person. She tries to do the best buy people even when it is not given back to her in return. She is a rock trying to hold the people she cares about together, while trying to learn how to be herself . She is the opposite of Rule, but this was the perfect story of opposites attract. Shaw is a girl who live inside the rules and Rule lives outside of them. He is a tattoo artist, and she is a Pre-Med. She tries to please her parents, Rule likes to aggravate his. I love how Jay Crownover shows how these two characters, who you would think would be polar opposites, really are quite compatible.
I really enjoyed this book, and I have already started reading the second book in the series Jet. I can’t wait for more from the Marked Men.