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- Book 2 of 5 in Sweet Home Series
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- File size : 2654 KB
- Publication date : January 28, 2014
- Print length : 463 pages
- Word Wise : Enabled
- ASIN : B00I4D2QYS
- Language: : English
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- Page numbers source ISBN : 1495373959
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- X-Ray : Enabled
- Lending : Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #92,708 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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Because the book ‘Sweet Rome’ is namely the same story as ‘Sweet home’ but this time it’s told from Rome’s POV.
I decided to give it another try now because this time, enough time had passed for me to enjoy the story again. And I’m sooo happy I did because I just loved it. You really experience Rome’s pain in this story, his loneliness and his feelings for Molly. But what I loved most of all are the epilogues at the end of the story and yes! I said epilogues (plural!!!). They really touched my heart. For those alone I’m very happy that I read this book.
Do you have to read the first book to read this one? I would recommend it because I think you will get more out of ‘Sweet Rome’ if you read ‘Sweet home’ first but I would recommend that you leave some time between reading the first book and this one. Or not if you’re very curious ;)
5 Stars (Re-read 10/21/2016)
Overall Opinion: I still loved this one! It'll definitely stay on my favorites shelf, and I have no desire to change my rating from 5 stars! I would highly recommend reading Sweet Home first. I read them in order, and I don't think that this packed as a big of a punch as that one did the first time I read it. Don't get me wrong -- this one tapped into my emotions for sure (as Ms. Cole always seems to do), but I think that Molly's POV is too valuable to miss! This is a retelling of that story from Rome's POV, and I know that some readers get irritated by the repetition, but I thought that it is awesome to get Rome's POV and more back story into his family life. And the ending and epilogue?!? Too good to pass up!! Even if you have no desire to read the full story (after reading Sweet Home), I think the ending and epilogue alone are worth the read for the closure. One of my top favorite endings in a book to date!
**See Goodreads.com/NMmomof4 for my full review with spoilers**
Brief Summary of the Storyline: This is Molly and Rome's story. They meet one day before class, and Rome is instantly intrigued with the nerdy British girl that doesn't have a clue who he is. He is the star quarterback for the university, so this is definitely not something that he is used to. Molly ends up being his TA, and they bump into each other through other events around campus as well. They forge an instant connection through shared loneliness and painful pasts, and fall in love. They have some major drama with family and ex-flings, have some hot sexy times, as well as some sweet and sad moments...and they get a HEA ending.
POV: This was told in Rome's POV.
Overall Pace of Story: Good. I never skimmed and it flowed well.
Instalove: No, I felt like the had good development into stronger feelings. They did have an instant connection though.
H rating: 5 stars. Rome. Poor Rome. I felt so bad for all of the horrible things he had to deal with. Yes, he was a manwhore with anger issues before Molly -- but I loved him!
h rating: 4 stars. Molly. I liked her nerdy, sweet ways. The only issue I have is her pushing Rome away when he needed her.
Sadness level: Low/moderate. I remember crying like a baby in the first book, but because I knew what to expect in this one I didn't cry. I did choke up a few times when we were getting their HEA (in the good way ;D)
Push/Pull: Not really
Heat level: Moderate. They have some hot chemistry and scenes, but not so much that it takes away from the storyline.
Descriptive sex: Yes
OW/OM drama: Yes
Sex scene with OW or OM: No
Closure: This had great closure. This has to be one of my absolute favorite endings to a book!! We get a lot of closure and a good sense of security in their relationship with a long jump ahead epilogue. HEA for sure!
How I got it: I paid $2.99 on Amazon for it back in 2014.
Top reviews from other countries
The ‘Sweet Home’ series isn’t as dark as the ‘Hades Hangmen’ series but it’s still going to put you through the emotional wringer. ‘Sweet Home’ is told from Molly’s perspective. Book two, ‘Sweet Rome’ is the same journey told from Romeo’s perspective. They are both amazingly good reads. I actually preferred ‘Sweet Rome’ but I can’t tell you if that’s because I got more out of the story seeing it from Romeo’s point of view, or if I was familiar with the story and just loved reading it from the other side of things.
Molly is new to Alabama and isn’t prepared for sororities, (American) football and dating. She’s had a somewhat tragic past and has pushed herself to academic excellence in order to make something of herself. Romeo, on the other hand, is all about football, females and fame. Well, maybe not that last one, as he actually dislikes the majority of the attention he gets. No-one knows who he really is or what he’s been through. His past is different from Molly’s but equally as tragic. When the two meet, there’s an obvious connection and they soon begin to gravitate towards one another. They can’t be more opposite to one another, and yet they understand one another like no-one they’ve ever met before. I loved watching their story unfold. It’s beautiful and tragic and will keep you reading from the first to last page. Enjoy!
(Review is the same for ‘Sweet Home’ and ‘Sweet Rome’).
Reading for Rome's heart breaking emotional POV was just heart wrenching for me!
Its made me fall in love with this perfect man all over again and more.
Obviously the story line is the same but has added bits in when we get to read exactly what Rome was feeling... what was in his mind... just how Molly broke down his defences was absolutely amazing!!
The added extras at the end showing just how their life went gave me goose bumps and made me so happy for these guys!!
So so glad Tillie wrote this book as it made the story so much for me!!
But, starting it immediately after reading Sweet Home probably wasn’t the best of ideas as it felt a bit… Same-old in some places.
Now, there are lots of scenes, and lots of info especially about secondary characters, in this book that are not included in Sweet Home so don’t think you are just getting a bad copy and paste job with “she felt” switched to “he felt” or whatever.
You’re not. Rome has his own life and his own story to tell.
It’s just that it didn’t diverge enough, or contain enough ‘unknown’ to surprise me, so the burning need to keep turning the pages, that ‘must read now!!!’ feeling wasn’t there. It didn’t stop me from inhaling page after page, but I didn’t feel that I couldn’t part with it to eat my dinner, for example.
However, it was Molly. It was Rome! It was a wonderful read and the added bits at the end – especially the epilogue – were the business! This author is a master of the epilogue… Major feels!
If you loved Sweet Home, you have to read Sweet Rome. Have to. Just… Wait a few days at least to let Sweet Home digest a bit.
If you haven’t read Sweet Home, you should, but you don’t have to to read Sweet Rome as it can stand alone.
A must read!
Rome appears to have it all, the rich parents, the friends, the ladies that practically throw themselves at him on a daily basis; but no one knows what secrets he's hiding and how much the NFL draft means to him.
He's never been a relationship type of guy, preferring to love 'em and leave 'em, until he meets Molly Shakespeare. He sees her and he's immediately intrigued. She's clumsy, has bad taste in footwear, but with her sexy British accent he finds her hard to resist.
Rome doesn't trust easily and he certainly doesn't trust the way he's feeling about Molly. They seem to share so much pain, this he can tell from his few conversations with her.
Rome and Molly's relationship has many hurdles that it must overcome before they can even think about a happily ever after. Do they believe in themselves enough to try?
Having read Sweet Home, which is Molly's story, I really wanted to read the story from Rome's point of view; and I have to say it's amazing.
I think you could read either of these books, Sweet Home or Sweet Rome, and be completely happy with the ending; however if you read them both, you have an absolutely, fully rounded, fantastic view point from both characters and the extended ending in Sweet Rome, along with the bonus chapter, is brilliant.
The chemistry between the characters is palpable and it practically jumps off of the page. Rome and Molly are perfect for each other, they challenge each other and it's like they're two halves of the same coin.
Their story is one of boy meets girl, who fall in love and live happily ever after, but this is not without it's twist and turns and ups and downs. And I think this story is truly fitting to its characters, as their story warrants the drama that's involved because you know it can only make Rome and Molly stronger together.
I cannot praise Sweet Rome by Tillie Cole enough. I would absolutely recommend it as a fantastic read, and would also suggest that you read Sweet Home too. Molly and Rome are a couple to be remembered. Rome has sealed his place in the top 5 of the Top Ten Book Boyfriend listing; well, he is on mine anyway!