Review: Rule (Marked Men #1) by Jay Crownover

Howdy everyone!  I know I have been MIA for a few days but I hope you are prepared cause I have been having a read-a-thon and will be having lots of books coming your way.  Today, I finally ready Rule by Jay Crownover.  This book has been on my TBR list and boy am I glad I got my greedy hands on this hot piece of fiction 🙂  I loved this book so much that I couldn’t wait to read the next and believe me I am in deep with this series.  For my full review keep reading after the book blurb.

17900545Book Blurb:

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.


Shaw has always loved Rule.  Rule hasn’t looked at Shaw as more than his brother’s girlfriend.  But, after Shaw’s birthday full of cocktails, Rule sees first hand that he’s never really seen everything clearly.  Shaw and Rule begin a tumultuous relationship that has more hurdles than an Olympic race.  As Rule learns more and gets closer to Shaw he begins to panic and his old fears surface.  Between Shaw’s secrets and Rule’s insecurities can they come together to share a love they both feel or will they let it all go without a backward glance?

I adored this book.  Shaw was an awesome character.  She was feisty in her own way and definitely wouldn’t put up with Rule’s shenanigans.  Rule is the epitome of a sex god with tattoos and piercings.  Their relationship burned through the pages of this book.  It wasn’t just Shaw and Rule that made this book awesome.  Their friends are some of the best parts of the story.  I adored all of them and everything they added to the book.  Jay Crownover’s writing and storytelling skill is fantastic.  It’s definitely addictive and pulls you in and won’t let go.  If you like sexy, tattooed and pierced guys with sassy girls you will love the Marked Men series.

Fresh Face Friday: Permanent by Kim Carmichael

Happy Friday!  Today I have an awesome new read for you guys.  Kim Carmichael’s Permanent is now one of my new favorite series’.  It’s a wonderful first book in a series that has a lot of potential.  All I have to say is hot tattooed guys.  That sums it up but yet there is so much more to this group.  Be sure to check out my full review after the book blurb.  I hope you all have a great weekend and I know I will be watching a bit of the Olympics between reading.  🙂

18658846Book Blurb:

What is Permanent?

Always on the outside looking in, accountant, Lindsay Stevens, has calculated her transformation from a small town, nerdy bookkeeper to a sleek, high-powered accountant down to the last penny. With all her checks finally in balance, she moves to California to start a new life free of her embarrassing past she never wants revealed.

As Hollywood’s hottest tattoo artist, Shane Elliott thrives on standing out. Charismatic and free of commitments, he travels through life with a wink and a smile, hiding the letters he receives from the IRS as if they don’t exist. Now with bills to pay and tax collectors breathing down his back, for the first time in his life Shane can’t charm his way out of his situation. However, when his new neighbor literally falls into his life, he knows he has struck gold once again.

Though Lindsay tries to keep her distance, she suddenly finds herself trying to hide her true self as she thrust into a world she doesn’t think she belongs, but can’t resist. In his good-time life, Shane must discover there is more to life than a party if he wants something more.

With their lives intertwined, the two must learn accept each other, themselves and their love.

Worlds collide as they decide what is truly permanent.

Permanent is the first book in the Indelibly Marked Series that follows the lives and loves of those surrounding Permanent Tattoo


When we first meet Lindsey she is lying on her back, bleeding and staring up at a tattooed, mohawked knight in shining armor.  When Shane bursts into Lindsey’s apartment he fully expects a little old lady with lots of cats.  He is surprised to find a beautiful accountant.  Shane soon realizes Lindsey could be his salvation with the IRS and inserts himself into Lindsey’s life.  Lindsey tries to guard herself against Shane’s charms.  She’s been along this road with guys who only want her brains.  But, Shane seems different and that isn’t just the artwork on his arms talking.  Can Lindsey let herself open up to Shane or will he prove to be just like all the others?

I fell in love with this book and all the characters.  I couldn’t put this down and even had dreams about meeting my own tattooed, mowhawked, knight in shining armor.  Shane and his gang area all wonderfully unique and very fun characters.  They really bring the story to colorful life.  It’s almost as if the characters themselves are tattooed into the story.  They are permanent and colorful works of art.  Kim Carmichael weaves an opposites attract story like no other.  Lindsey and Shane couldn’t be more different but by the end you see how similar they are.  The love story set in the tattoo parlor and accounting offices is definitely a new take.  I loved every bit of this story and can’t wait for book two.  Kim has a wonderful gem in this first book that will bring anyone who picks it up on to the side of hot bad boys with awesome tattoos.  Overall, I can’t say enough wonderful things about this book and Kim Carmichael.  When you pick this up (because I know you will) you will be like me and unable to put it down and waiting anxiously for book two!.

Author Bio:

6524806Kim Carmichael began writing eight years ago when her need for graphic sex scenes and love of happy endings inspired her to create her own.  She has a weakness for bad boys and techno geeks, and married her own computer whiz after he proved he could keep her all her gadgets running.  When not writing, she can usually be found slathered in sunscreen trolling Los Angeles and helping top doctors build their practices.

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