Thursday, February 6, 2014

Sweet Rome (Sweet Home #2) by Tillie Cole with Giveaway, Excerpt & Review

Sweet Rome (Sweet Home #1) by Tillie Cole

New Adult Contemporary Romance
Self Published on 30th January 2014


You met Romeo Prince in the Amazon & USA Today bestselling novel, Sweet Home. Now hear the story from his lips: unbarred, uncensored and raw to the bone.

It makes me laugh when I hear that folk think Mol and I rushed into it too fast, spouting that we couldn't possibly have felt what we did for each other in such a short space of time. I say, how the hell would they know? We made it, didn't we? She became my whole life, didn't she? And as for my folks not being real, being true? Tell that to me aged ten, eleven, twelve — damn, all my bastard life — when I was never enough, when I was beaten until I bled for being too good at football and not being everything they'd dreamed: the perfectly dutiful son. Tell that to thousands of kids around the world getting wailed on by asshole parents for whatever stupid reason; tell them that evil don't exist in their eyes. 

Fuck Romeo and Juliet: this is the story of me and my girl, from my lips. No mushy sentiment, no cheese, just the plain, hard truth, and, because I'm feeling generous, I'm going to let you in on more of our story too.

Sweet Rome is a New Adult Companion Novel to Sweet Home — contains adult content, sexual situations and mature topics. Suited for ages 18 and up.

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Before I knew it, I was back on the field. You got this, Rome. You got this, I told myself, trying like hell to psyche myself up. If ever sports psychology was to work for me, for my team and for my school, well, its time had come.
And then it was on. Snap. Catch. Pop.
The ball sailed toward Carillo, not even coming close to his outstretched hands, and instead spiraled straight into the crowd. Whatever amount of heart I had left in this game immediately sank into my stomach as the fans began to fall to their seats in exasperation at my shit execution of pass plays.
I could throw better in pee-wee football.
Turning away from my equally frustrated teammates, I caught a glance of the Jumbotron, expecting to see my fucking horrendous replay, but instead saw a fight break out in the lower student section of the stands, right near where Ally was sitting, and I witnessed some chick get pummeled to the floor by the douchebags. A brunette chick, who, when the crowd cleared, sat up, stunned, holding her nose.
Recognition hit me like a damn truck.
Shit. Shakespeare!
Acting on pure instinct, I unsnapped my chinstrap, tore off my helmet, and charged off, completely ignoring the entire on-field coaching staff screaming at my back and my teammates staring at each other in absolute disbelief.
Jumping the barrier into the stands, I pushed my way through the student body, shrugging off grabs at my jersey and ignoring the chicks trying to rub up against me.
A path appeared before me and at its end, Molly peered around, looking so fucking hot in a short white dress and brown cowboy boots that showcased her tanned legs to perfection. But that didn't distract me from the panic seeping into my veins at the thought of her being hurt… because of my shit pass.
"Shit, Shakespeare! I'm so sorry. Are you okay?" Dropping my helmet to the floor with a crash, I powered through the crowd to Molly's flushed-with-embarrassment face and without thinking, grabbed her flaming cheeks in my hands—my sanity, once again, gone without a trace.
Large golden eyes darted everywhere, clearly expressing her lack of comfort at being put on display, but fuck that; I needed to know she was okay. And more than that, it quickly hit home that she'd shown up. Shit. She'd come here for me… because of that note… She'd actually done as I'd asked…She'd actually come for me.

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My Review: 4 stars
Great story that you can't read until after you've read Sweet Home, book one in the series, which is Molly's point of view. This is from Rome's point of view, and gives you a bit more too. They truly were Alabama's modern day Romeo and Molly Juliet. I read this book on Superbowl Sunday, so there couldn't have been a more appropriate read for me that day. I loved the story line, the main characters, Rome and Molly were just great together. They got each other in a way that no one else ever did. I'm glad that Rome had his cousin, Ally and his teammates there for him as well as his coach. I thought it was great that they did their best to pull Molly into their protective circle. I hated his parents and Shelly. Sometimes it amazes me just how stupid smart people can be, to have everything that money can buy but you still want more. Greedy bastards. I hated how they (Rome's parents and Shelly) treated Molly and what was done to her and Rome. I guess it just goes to show that money does not equal happiness. This was a great read that was easy to slip into and gave you that glimpse of the future at the end. I love reading books that are purely from the male perspective and this one did not disappoint. It was great to see what was happening in Rome's mind as he went after his happiness and his Molly Juliet. Oh, the bonus chapter - Fantastic. You won't be disappointed with this modernized, happier version of Romeo and Juliet. There are still tragic moments, pain that just shouldn't be, blatant disregard for what others (Rome) want, and people trying to control other's lives. Tillie did a great job with that and also wrapped it up with football (which I personally LOVE). Nice!!


Tillie Cole is a Northern girl through and through. She originates from a place called Teesside on that little but awesomely sunny (okay I exaggerate) Isle called Great Britain. She was brought up surrounded by her English rose mother -- a farmer's daughter, her crazy Scottish father, a savagely sarcastic sister and a multitude of rescue animals and horses. 
Being a scary blend of Scottish and English, Tillie embraces both cultures; her English heritage through her love of HP sauce and freshly made Yorkshire Puddings, and her Scottish which is mostly demonstrated by her frighteningly foul-mouthed episodes of pure rage and her much loved dirty jokes.


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