Nash (Marked Men #4)
by Jay Crownover
Genre: New Adult/ Coming of Age
Publication Date: April 29, 2014
Publisher: William Morrow Paperbacks, an imprint of HarperCollins
Event Organized By: Literati Author Services, Inc.
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?
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. Thanks for taking the time to check my stuff out...
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What I say: I think by now it must be clear how much I love Jay Crownover's Marked Men series, but if you were ever in doubt, then it's a LOT! From the second I finished ROME, I've been impatiently waiting for Nash's story. The hot guy on the NASH cover really helped too. I was fortunate enough to get my greedy paws on an ARC of NASH and have already read it twice!
Saint (epic name, right?) is the pretty nurse we met at the end of ROME. On the outside she's kinda introverted and skittish, but she's also loyal, strong and intelligent. Without giving anything away, I found it really interesting to discover Saint's backstory and find out if or where Nash fit into it.
Oh Nash! Our Mr nice guy (well sort of)! It was really good to get to know Nash as more than Rule's friend. As you can probably tell from the blurb and if you read ROME, Nash goes through a lot in this book. With the other guys (Rule, Jet, Rome, Rowdy etc) having such strong personalities I didn't really expect to like Nash as much as I did (I seem to end up saying this after reading every new book in the Marked Men series). Nash has mainly been in the background until now (in more ways than one) but after reading NASH I really felt as though I knew him so much better. I have no intension of spoiling anything for you, but watch out for his tattoos! Oh boy!
The reason I like this series so much is because of how well Jay presents her characters. They are all sort of so-called-misfits, but in a variety different ways. Crownover's group of characters are often judged/misjudged by society and Jay does a great job of giving them a voice. She keeps things balanced by showing not only their strengths, but also their faults.
The book does get heavy at times (keep the tissues ready), but there are plenty of light and funny moments. I really liked seeing our favourite characters back (oh Rule!) and being introduced to some new ones. NASH is a fab addition to the Marked Men series and I'm now very impatiently waiting for Rowdy's story!
4.5 Stars in my Sky!