Monday, 4 January 2016

Sweet Rome (Sweet Home #1.5) by Tillie Cole

20653654Format: Kindle Edition

Print Length: 465 pages

You met Romeo Prince in the Amazon & USA Today bestselling novel, Sweet Home. Now hear the story from his lips: unbarred, uncensored, and raw to the bone.

It makes me laugh when I hear folks think Molly and I rushed into things too fast, spouting that we couldn't possibly have felt what we did for each other in such a short space of time. I say, how the hell would they know? We made it, didn't we? She became my whole life, didn't she? And as for my folks not being real, being true? Tell that to me aged ten, eleven, twelve—damn, all my bastard life—when I was never enough, when I was beaten until I bled for being too good at football and not being everything they'd dreamed: the perfectly dutiful son. Tell that to thousands of kids around the world getting wailed on by asshole parents for whatever stupid reason; tell them evil don't exist in their eyes.

Fuck Romeo and Juliet. This is the story of me and my girl, from my lips. No mushy sentiment, no cheese, just the plain, hard truth, and, because I'm feeling generous, I'm going to let you in on more of our story too.

Sweet Rome is a New Adult Companion Novel to Sweet Home—contains adult content, sexual situations, and mature topics. Suited for ages 18 and up.

Cover:  I like how the cover matches the first one.

I really love Tillie Cole's Hades Hangmen series- so I was stoked when I found she had more more books for me to get my teeth stuck into whilst waiting for my next Hangmen fix.
I read the first book in this particular series- and really enjoyed it, BUT I really missed having the male protagonist's point of view, and really think the story would have benefited from having his perspective.
So I was definitely looking forward to getting Rome's thoughts and feelings.  Seeing how much he loved and needed Molly- and I loved the bonus scenes.  My heart melted at some of the emotional scenes in this one.
Definitely worth picking up if you enjoyed Sweet Home.
I still think Sweet Home should have been told in alternating perspectives but still glad I got his POV at all.

4.5/5 stars.

Read from August 28 to 31, 2015

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