Rowdy: A Marked Men Novel

Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers

Date: October 2014

Duration: 10 hours 30 minutes

Summary:

After the only girl he ever loved told him that he would never be enough, Rowdy St. James knocked the Texas dust off his boots and set out to live up to his nickname. A good ol' boy looking for good times and good friends, Rowdy refuses to take anything too seriously, especially when it comes to the opposite sex. Burned by love once, he isn't going to let himself trust a woman again. But that's before his new coworker arrives, a ghost from the past who's suddenly making him question every lesson he's ever learned.

Salem Cruz grew up in a house with too many rules and too little fun, a world of unhappiness she couldn't wait to forget. But one nice thing from childhood has stayed with her: the memory of the sweet, blue-eyed boy next door who'd been head over heels in love with her little sister.

Now fate and an old friend have brought her and Rowdy together, and Salem is determined to show him that once upon a time he picked the wrong sister. A mission that is working perfectly, until the one person that ties them together appears, threatening to tear them apart for good.

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  • Nikki a

    This book was okay at best. I wasn't really interested in Salem's and Rowdy's story from the beginning in all honesty. so I originally skipped this book and went straight to Asa's book. But doing that I discovered there were new characters introduced along with some important back stories. So I gave it a shot... I have to say I really enjoyed the male narrators voice. It was very attractive and basically the number one reason for me liking Rowdy. Other than that Rowdy I felt was kind of a wimp. I mean, really? You have been all torn up for years after a girl turned you down and refused to really date anyone because you don't want your heart broken. That doesn't sound very manly to me and I am not into overly sensitive guys. Then there is the female narrator; I hate to say it...I really really didn't like her. I just wanted her lines to get over with as soon as possible. Salem was an okay person but there were things about her I just didn't like. Such as the way she did her makeup and dressed. That extreme makeup and dressing overly provocative just was a huge turn off. It makes me think she has low self esteem. If she is so beautiful why does she need all that. Secondly I don't appreciate that she feels she can tell her boyfriend's new found relative his life long hardships without his knowledge. Then there is one thing I have caught in majority of this author's books that actually are really starting to annoy the heck out of me: the metaphorical way they think/feel. The description of how a character physically felt during an intimate scene didn't make sense to me. I get that this was supposed to give me the impression of how "intense" and "powerful" their love making was. But it failed miserably in my opinion. I gave it 3 stars though because I genuinely wanted to hear out the whole story. It had a few exciting parts. But I will most likely not read/listen to this book again.