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Product Details

  • Series: Marked Men (Book 1)
  • Paperback: 432 pages
  • Publisher: William Morrow Paperbacks (October 22, 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 006230240X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0062302403
  • Product Dimensions: 5.3 x 1 x 8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 6.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1,903 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #52,648 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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“A wildly addicting read. You’ll love Rule, the man and the book! ” (Cora Carmack, New York Times bestselling author of LOSING IT)

From the Back Cover

Opposites in every way . . . except the one that matters

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.

The first Marked Men novel in Jay Crownover's combustible New Adult series.


More About the Author

Jay Crownover lives in Colorado. She loves tattoos and body modification and loves to incorporate what she sees into her writing. She loves to read, particularly any kind of great story that engages; and of course a pretty, tatted-up bad boy always makes it better.

Customer Reviews

There were way too many grammatical errors.
Kate Eliz
Great writer, story line and characters were well developed and I loved it!
jodie Bartley
Rule is the tattooed, pierced, bad boy we all love.
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Most Helpful Customer Reviews

129 of 137 people found the following review helpful By As on January 3, 2013
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I'm definitely not above trying out a new indie writer. I prefer my indie books especially by an author I've never seen before to be .99 or better yet free, but to be honest the book cover drew me right in and I figured a dollar more was worth the hottie on the front. :)
With that being said I actually really enjoyed this book. It kept my attention and flowed quite well. The hero in all his bad boy-ness was hot, not quite smoldering...but hot. Shaw, the heroine, was likable, mature (given her age), and kept the whiny-ness to a minimum. I didn't quite grasp why a rich, beautiful girl was such a high school outcast but it was pretty irrelevant.

The supporting characters were good, the banter was good, the passion and angst were good...but it wasn't, "cant put it down-think about it every minute-great." It was simply good. However the potential for "downright freaking fantastic" was most certainly present.

For the criticism...let me say I am not what I'd call an editing snob, meaning I can easily overlook bad grammar and misspelled words. If you can't...then maybe wait for someone to lend this to you. Ms. Crownover seems to be the queen of run on sentences. And there were a few times when the author said "he or she" multiple times in one sentence but was talking about two different people. It made me have to back track and figure out who she was talking about. There was definitely a lack of editing. I think having had a few friends run through this book could have caught many mistakes. I would recommend that Ms Crownover lower the price of this book until a revised edition with proper editing is released. Also there were a few slow, boring parts that I found myself skipping BUT it didn't take away from the story, perhaps I'm just inpatient.
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56 of 61 people found the following review helpful By Book Worm on January 10, 2013
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There was a lot to like about this book, but mostly what I really liked was the lead characters. Both Shaw and Rule were interesting, likable, and engaging characters. This was told from their alternating POV. Shaw was not some weak female, she was strong, she fought for what she wanted, and stood up for what she believed in. She was great, she had her morals, boundaries and she stuck to them, if only she had stood up to her parents earlier, but that was part of her story. But one thing I don't think was explained very well about her was why she was so unpopular at high school - and this was a key point as to why she became involved in this family. Rule was very interesting; he reminded me a lot of Brian from Rock Me, misunderstood by parents, came across as rough, but ultimately a softie for the girl he wants who does not want him to change.

Very early on in the story I wanted to know what was going to happen and where everything was leading. A lot of this story is similar to a lot of other contemporary romances out there - `good' girl likes `bad' boy, parents don't approve, there is an obsessive ex, and both hero and heroine have `issues'. What was different about this one, what made it stand out, were a couple of great points. Although Rule has going through tough times with his family ultimately they were a loving family. Rule had a brother and father who cared deeply for him, and a mother who just needed to take care of her own issues who then would. I liked that a part of this story was actually how a family that was great can go through a huge rough patch but get through it. The other major point I loved in this story was about the obsessive ex.
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57 of 68 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on January 7, 2013
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While the story of the uptight rich girl in love with the bad boy is a fun one, there were so many errors in this story that it was hard to read. On top of the errors, there were great walls of dialogue that made my eyes cross in boredom. Finally, the parents in this book are caricatures with her parents hounding her to date one particular guy who turns out to be a stalker/rapist wannabe and his parents rejecting him because he's tattooed and his twin brother died instead of him.

If the great walls of dialogue were trimmed down, the parents and villain less obvious, and the errors were eliminated, it would have garnered a much better grade.

Examples of errors:

"I shuttered a little and wrapped a carful arm around his waist."
"I kissed her again as she hopped of the table carful to keep all the good stuff covered."
"She never cared what my hair looked like and long she could get hands in it our around it she didn't care what style it was..."

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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful By Tambrie L. Robinson on January 11, 2013
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I really loved the characters and their interaction. The storyline kept me interested and I found it hard to put the book down. However the editing was horrible. Words were flip flopped, left out, replaced with incorrect words.....I wondered if the author had reread his work. All in all, I very much enjoyed it. Looking forward to the sequel!
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18 of 21 people found the following review helpful By Nicoleski on January 10, 2013
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I couldn't even get into the book because the editing was so bad. I've never seen so many misspelled words, run on sentences, bad punctuation, etc etc. The story had potential as it was a story line I haven't read before, but my brain would get hung up on every problem in the editing. There was literally one incorrect word on every other page.

I'm going to say skip the book until it can get corrected.
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