Thursday, June 18, 2015
Review: Asa by Jay Crownover Book 6 and the finale of the Marked Men Series
I have loved this series since book one 'Rule' and not a single Marked Men novel has let me down. Asa the book which is ending this marvellous series is no different.
Asa not only gives us Asa and Royal's story but also helps us catch up with the other couples from the series so we as readers can rest assured that the HEA from all the previous books is continuing on into the future. I really loved that Jay Crownover did that...it gave me some closure on the series so that I don't feel adrift now that it has ended.
I have read several reviews where the reviewers did not like Asa as much as the other books in the series. I disagree with them entirely. Asa is a different kind of book with very different characters. There was no way JC could have made Asa another Rule, Rome or Nash his background and past just would not lend to that type of character. Same with Royal, as a police officer her view of the world would be much different than our other heroines, slightly Jaded, more worldly and a bit harder around the edges. She is definitely a woman who knows what she wants and goes after it.
I totally enjoyed that it was Royal who did the chasing and turned the tables on the hero/heroine dimension totally. I liked that she wasn't put off by Asa's background and she gave him the benefit of the doubt when it came to him remaking himself.
Asa was very aware of who he is and who he was and that the was could very easily come back and bite him in the butt. I liked how he didn't chase Royal but let her call the shots. I understand the "lie" and can see how he was caught between a rock and a hard place. I think that not telling her was a selfless act of love and made her decide whether she truely loved him and could be with him knowing that there is something that she just doesn't know. I kinda felt that Royal was a bit TSTL because if she thought about it she would know who it involved and could have pestered that person for answers.
All in all a great ending to a favorite series. Thank you Jay Crownover for many hours of enjoyable reading and for giving us all the information on our beloved Marked Men so we can happily put them to bed! I look forward to your next series. This book was a 4.5 star read for me. The Series for me is a 5 star series and one that is on my favourites shelf so I can reread when I"m in a book slump. If you haven't met the Marked Men then you are missing out on some of the sexiest alpha men in contemporary romance today.