Monday, 14 December 2015

Sweet Home (Sweet Home #1) by Tillie Cole

  • Format: Kindle Edition

    • Print Length: 401 pages
    • ASIN: B00FVMDQ30
    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...

    Mature New Adult novel — contains adult content, highly sexual situations and mature topics. Suited for ages 18 and up*

    Cover:  A sweet but not a stand out cover.

    I LOVE Tillie Cole's adult series, the Hades Hangmen.  And I was missing it whilst awaiting the next installment to that series, so I was happy to discover that she had more books to delve into.  So I decided to try her New Adult books next.
    And I'm glad I did.
    I loved this.
    Molly and Rome seem to be opposites.  The geek and the jock.  Brit, American.
    But they have more in common that you'd think.
    Both of them are lonely.
    Molly has lost everyone that has ever been close to her.
    Rome has lived with the neglect and abuse of his parents his whole life.
    When they meet, they recognise their soulmate.
    But, with people trying to split them up, can their love survive.
    I really was drawn into Rome and Molly's story.  I found myself rooting for them.
    And hating Rome's parents, they truly are evil people.
    I'd say the only thing I didn't really like, was how 'dominating' Rome was in regards to their sex life.  I understand his need for control, but I feel he was a little bit too harsh at times.  Didn't make me love him to be honest.
    I loved their crazy group of friends.  They were hilarious.  And I look forward to seeing more of them in the other books in this series.
    I missed not having Rome's point of view.  The whole story is told in Molly's perspective.  I really enjoy with New Adult novels having alternating perspectives.  I feel it makes the story more well rounded, and I feel maybe if I had had Rome's POV I could have understood him that little bit better.
    There is a companion novel which IS Rome's POV, which I will obviously be checking out, but I do wish it had been in one novel.
    Over all, this was a great New Adult novel, that I really enjoyed reading, and I'm looking forward to reading more of Tillie Cole's books.

    4.5/5 stars.

    Read from August 24 to 27, 2015

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