From New York Times best-selling author Jay Crownover comes the fourth book in the Marked Men series.
Saint Ford has worked hard to achieve her childhood dream of becoming a 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?
©2014 Jennifer M. Voorhees (P)2014 HarperCollins Publishers
Definitely the hero. Nash was a total sweetheart, it was great to watch (or hear) him overcome his issues with his family and come to a place where he could accept himself and be proud of who he was. Pacing kinda dragged in some parts, but not to the point of being unreadable (unlistenable).
Both narrators were just alright to me. It might be my imagination, but Paula Costello sounds like Kristen Stewart to me, so I kept seeing her deadpan face. I think the fact that I disliked Saint as a character might have made it worse. Tad was great as Nash, but his other voices didn't really go over all that well for me (maybe Asa's, if I'm being generous).
Yep, I've been waiting months for it, so I powered straight through it.
Looking forward to the next two books in the series, even though this heroine was my least favorite, the story overall was enjoyable.
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This series is my go to series when I want to listen to something enjoyable, entertaining and no fuss. This is a perfect weekend listen. This is more of a YA listen, but despite my advanced age ;) I enjoy the stories. I think they are worth a credit or a sale!
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Narration really good. This one is narrated by both a male(Tad Branson) and a female (Paula Costello) and Paula Costello is so good. She really could have done the whole thing herself, but the book switches back and forth in POV's so it makes sense to have two narrators.
The only thing I want to say right now is that I wish the covers in this series depicted men that looked like the actual marked men.(with the exception of the guy on the cover of Rome) Nash has dime size gauges in his ears and his nose is pierced so let me see a man with that? The cover model is gorgeous, don't get me wrong, but then I read the book and think...hmmm...that's not him...sigh.
OK, one more thing. All their kisses taste like things I'm unfamiliar with. I wish I would have kept track of them all, but the first one I remember is a kiss that tasted like winter. Huh?
Edited 7/8/14 - (I listened to it again and just had to keep track!)
Annnnnddddd....here's the list:
He tasted like sorrow and injury
He tasted like a bar floor that hasn't been scrubbed clean in a month (uh...ACK!)
She tasted like Winter & Some kind of tangy citrus
She tasted like Oranges and Fire
She tasted Wild and Special, Slightly Illicit
She tasted like Sex and Mystery
She tasted like Velvet and Candy on my tongue
He tasted like the Past and the Future, the Then and the Now
A kiss that tasted like Satisfaction and Always.
I'm being sassy, it really is a good book. I love all the marked men. They are all a bit broken, but they love their women fiercely and I find myself really wanting to be included in their circle of friends and to hang out with them.
That is all!
This one really hit close to home for me. I really liked the story line & happy to have "the love of self" brought to light.
I'm never prepared for what i expect.
What made this really enjoyable was that their situations I could really relate to. I loved the love story. Great series
the story first off. and second the performance by both narrators was exceptional.
answering this would be a major spoiler.
i cant choose between them
yes, and i have more than once
I am a bibliophile to the fullest. Love audio and print equally. But I seem to find time for more audio books!
I just fell in love with Nash from the door
Nash- Tad made the character believable,
Honest, Loving & Sexxxy
Because of Saint's behavior and unwillingness to commit, it reminded me of Dublin Street. Otherwise, this book held its own amongst the competition.
I liked that the emotions were expressed properly. After all thats how we readers connect.
What moved me the most is when Nash had the opportunity to tell his side about what took place in the past. I sympathized with Saint on being outcasted and talk about. It never really matters whether or not people name you directly it still hurts. It meant a lot for him to tell her the truth.
Good book overall. This is the first book from this author that I listened to.
I'm one of the reviewers at the Guilty Indulgence Review Site. I am always reading - I don't go anywhere without an ebook or audiobook!
I've loved this series but this time, I changed it up and did this one on audiobook. It was fun to listen to the story and hear the characters. They were similar to what I had imagined and I found the reading well done. Now, the story was maybe the most serious Crownover has tackled in her Marked Men series. The boys lose an important person to them and as they deal with it, readers see their friendships again win out. And now Nash discovers his HEA, though it doesn't come easy or during a good time in his life, and readers learn what's underneath all that tattooed, hunky man flesh. Once again, this is another hit.
loved it. cried alot at some point. Not very sure I liked Saint much though.
"Not as good as the other stories in the series."
Yes. The narrators were both good, and I have read several other books by this author which is why I bought this audio book.
Saint, the main female character is whiny and irritating, and rather unfeeling towards others - especially her mother. It was her character that spoiled my enjoyment of this book.
"A more emotional Jay Crownover book"
In the top ten
Nash easily because he is scary on the outside but deep and loving on the inside.
Nash by Tad Branson
Yes, I couldn't not cry at the tragedy that you know is coming right from the beginning but boy, the listening to it cuts like a knife.
A different Jay Crownover read but fits well in the Marked Men series. I love it when there are two voices in an audiobook.
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