Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Nash (Marked Men #4) by Jay Crownover: Blog Tour Review & Giveaway


Blurb:

Will their past determine their future?

Saint Ford has worked hard to achieve her childhood dream of becoming of nurse. Focused on her work and devoted to her patients, there’s no room for love. She doesn’t need a guy making waves in her calm, serene life—especially when he’s the unforgettable hottie who nearly destroyed her in high school. Dark, brooding Nash Donovan might not remember her or the terrible pain he caused. But he turned her world upside down... and now he’s trying to do it again.

Saint has no idea that Nash isn’t the cocky player he once was. Uncovering a devastating family secret has rocked his world, and now he’s struggling to figure out his future. He can’t be distracted by the pretty nurse he seems to meet everywhere. Still, he can’t ignore the sparks that fly between them —or how she seems so desperate to get away from him. But the funny, sweet, and drop-dead gorgeous Saint is far too amazing to give up on—especially since she’s the only thing in his life that seems to make sense.

When Nash discovers the truth about their past, he realizes he may have lost her heart before he could even fight for it. Now, Saint has to decide: is Nash worth risking herself for all over again?


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About the Author:

I’m supposed to share interesting details about myself so that my readers get to know me so here we go in no particular order: I’m an natural redhead even though I haven’t seen my real hair color in years, I’m a big fan of tattoos and have a half sleeve on either arm and various other pieces all over the place, I’ve been in the bar industry since I was in college and it has always offered interesting insight into how men and women interact with each other, I have 3 dogs that are all crazy, I live in Colorado and love the snow, I love music and in all reality wish I could be a rock star not a writer or a bartender but I have zero talent so there is that.

I love to write, love to read and all I’m interested in is a good story with interesting characters that make the reader feel something.

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Review by Yvette:

Four books in to the Marked Men series by Jay Crownover and the day has finally come where Rule has been knocked out of the number one spot as my favorite sexy, tatted up fictional hero. Taking his place is Rule's best friend and fellow tattoo artist, Nash Donovan, whose easygoing and unfailingly kind manner drew me in just as much, if not more than, his effortless good looks (anyone else spend an embarrassing amount of time staring at that cover?). Like his predecessors, Nash's colorfully inked body and bad boy persona are only one aspect of his character, as his love interest, Saint Ford, discovers.

Saint is my favorite of all the Marked Men heroines because she's so relatable. Her character is equal parts frustrating and sympathetic because she is the type of girl whose low self-esteem prevents her from recognizing her beauty. While this would normally frustrate me to know end seeing as I have a limited tolerance for heroines who have to be convinced of their good looks, but after reading Saint’s backstory, I understood her reasoning. Jay Crownover does a phenomenal job of placing the reader in the mindset of Saint, whose formative years were less than ideal. Saint is the quintissential underdog character - the one you root for because she deserves to experience happiness for a change.

What I love about the couples in the Marked Men series is that, no matter how different they seem at first glance, each individual is the other’s perfect match. Appearance-wise, Nash and Saint are polar opposites, yet at their core, they are strikingly alike, both suffering long-term effects from previous experiences. My heart broke for the evident impact their past holds on their present, but at the same time, their similar histories are what draws them closer as a couple.

Sometimes I wish I didn't empathize so much with fictional characters because reading Nash made me vicariously experience a wide range of wild emotions in a short amount of time. It's not often that I read a narrative where both the male and female protagonists have such complex and damaging backstories, so I wasn't altogether prepared for the depth of gut-churning and tear-inducing emotions that Nash and Saint would evoke in me. Their story is uncomfortable and messy but most of all, it's real. 

Rating: 5 Stars

Giveaway Prizes

1st $100 amazon gift card and signed book,

2nd $50 amazon gift card & signed book,

3rd $25 gift card & book

4th and 5th signed books and swag

2 comments:

  1. Thanks I have all the marked men book except for Nash I love this giveaway .

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