Rowdy: A Marked Men Novel

Paperback | October 21, 2014

byJay Crownover

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The New York Times and USA Today bestselling Marked Men series continues with this sizzling, sexy story of love, heartbreak, fate, and second chances.

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 co-worker arrives, a ghost from the past who’s suddenly making him question every lesson he 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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The New York Times and USA Today bestselling Marked Men series continues with this sizzling, sexy story of love, heartbreak, fate, and second chances.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 looki...

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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, h...

Jay Crownover is theNew York TimesandUSA Todaybestselling author of the Marked Men and Welcome to the Point series. Like her characters, she is a big fan of tattoos. She loves music and wishes she could be a rock star, but since she has no aptitude for singing or instrument playing, she'll settle for writing stories with interesting ch...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:416 pages, 8 × 5.31 × 0.94 inPublished:October 21, 2014Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0062333054

ISBN - 13:9780062333056

Customer Reviews of Rowdy: A Marked Men Novel

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Review from This is the Story of My(Reading) Life By now my love and obsession for Jay and her Marked Men series should come as no surprise. Right before the fourth novel, Nash was released I discovered the series. I also devoured every single book and than try to not pull all my hair out waiting on, Rowdy. I knew Rowdy would be different. Before each guy gets their own book, you kind of get a sense of that guy through his friends. You know Rowdy is this mysterious ladies man with a very distinct look. Call me intrigued. I love how Jay is able to seamlessly set up the next Marked Men book in each epilogue. At the end of, Nash we saw, Rowdy coming face to face with his past. She goes by the name of, Salem. They have some history together. Just a tiny bit. The past saw, Salem leaving a fifteen year old, Rowdy heartbroken and in her dust. He's understandably not very excited to see her standing in his shop. And even less enthused to find out she'll be working with him. The thing is, Salem took the job at the new shop only when she realized, Rowdy worked there. It's been ten years since she last saw him, but that doesn't mean she's stopped thinking about him. He was her best friend. And by her landing in his life again, she's hoping to make it more. Rowdy follows a different formula than the other Marked Men books. There isn't some big fallout between the lovers that they need to overcome. Rowdy and Salem need to understand their past before they can move forward together. Rowdy was brought up in the system after his mother was murdered, but when he found himself neighbours to, Salem and her sister, Poppy things got better. Until the sisters ended up leaving him, too. Rowdy comes across as the big guy. He's covered in ink and piercings. And ladies never get a second go with him. He doesn't see the point, he lost his first love, as far as he's concerned that was it. Salem showing up beings to change all that for him. Not only is she this beautiful 50's pin-up looking women, she's sassy, smart, strong and caring. The past may be hard to bring up and get out in the open, but once it is they find a home in each other. Rowdy also realizes it's not about firsts, it's about lasts. That's what's most important. I loved Rowdy and Salem together. I loved how they were brought together again. And I loved how they dealt with their pasts finally really being out in the open. They dealt with it together as a strong partnership, but they also dealt with it individually with the support of the other. Score one for a strong relationship with communication and hot sex. I love watching these intense, scary yet beautiful looking guys find love. They all have these big hearts and once they find their lady that can match them and their intensity it's game over. It's quite enduring and heartwarming. Jay also may have given me unrealistic thoughts about the type of guys I'd find in a tattoo parlor around here. I'm sure these guys exist somewhere else. I just know that if I walked into a shop around here all I'd come out with would be herpes not a Rowdy. Brittany sad.
Date published: 2015-08-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Rowdy - A Marked Men Novel Great story love the whole series.
Date published: 2014-11-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Marked Men 5 Rowdy. Need I say more?!
Date published: 2014-11-10
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Rowdy I love her books, live this series, can't wait for the next.
Date published: 2014-11-01

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Full of intimate yet spicy scenes, this novel takes readers on an emotional ride.