Review: Sweet Home by Tillie Cole

18105011Blurb from Goodreads

At age twenty, Molly Shakespeare knows a lot.

She knows Descartes and Kant.

She knows academia and Oxford.

She knows that the people who love you leave you.

She knows how to be alone.

But when Molly leaves England’s grey skies behind to start a new life at the University of Alabama, she finds that she has a lot to learn — she didn’t know a summer could be so hot, she didn’t know students could be so intimidating, and she certainly didn’t know just how much the folks of Alabama love their football.

When a chance encounter with notorious star quarterback, Romeo Prince, leaves her unable to think of anything but his chocolate-brown eyes, dirty-blond hair and perfect physique, Molly soon realises that her quiet, solitary life is about to dramatically change forever…

Kindle Edition, 401 pages
Published October 13th 2013
edition language: English
series: Sweet Home
genre: Contemporary, Romance, New Adult
My Thoughts
First part of the book is quite boring and I was annoyed with the heroine, Molly. She keeps misunderstand Rome, her love interest, and it makes their relationship works in a pattern. They are attracted to each other, make out, Rome is trapped at the wrong place in a wrong time, Molly caught him in the act, misunderstand it, blame Rome for it and run away, he explains to her she takes it the wrong way and he swear that he only has his eyes and mind for her, they forget it and make out. And then the pattern repeats again a couple times. But second part is a bit interesting. It has more stories, though Molly still likes to run away since it’s her defend mechanism.

This book reminded me of Dangerous to Know & Love  which I didn’t like, but thankfully Rome and Molly’s story is slightly better than Daniel and Lisanne’s story. The main part that reminded me was in the way Rome acts and thinks. He’s one caveman guy regarding of Molly. Other guy couldn’t even stare at her, unless they don’t mind being punch by him. I don’t have problem with alpha hero but if he lets his emotion changes easily it makes him dangerous to other characters, I don’t like it. Being alpha doesn’t mean he has to have unstable emotion.

I couldn’t help but laugh. “Mm-hmm! And why, Romeo, do you want to help me write notes again?” He lost his playful smile, the same flash of vulnerability that I saw spread across his face yesterday dulled his beautiful features, and he crossed his arms defensively. “You don’t want me here? I’ll go if I’m gettin’ in your way. I don’t wanna be where I’m not wanted.”

I shook my head, ready to argue, and he shuffled forward until he held me captive with his tall, broad body.
“Say you get me, Mol?”
“Rome, I—”
I groaned.A clenched fist hit the shelves behind, causing stacks of boxes to crash loudly to the floor. “You’re not runnin’. YOU GET ME???.

So yeah…I didn’t like reading Rome takes Molly’s words wrongly because it mostly makes him mad and hurt her, emotionally. With his possessive attitude, his moodiness and Molly’s defend mechanism I think they have an unhealthy relationship. I’m sure Molly disagrees with me, though, since they are in love in a very short time. Yes, they are fall in another insta-love pattern, just like most of NA books I read.

I liked that Molly is different from Lisanne. So it’s just Rome that actually reminded me of Dangerous of Know and Love and for that I’m happy. She has more backbone than Lisanne, especially regarding of Rome moodiness. She can say no and refuse him when she disagrees with him. And she knows what she wants and her priorities, though in the end she also compromise with Rome’s needs.

I think this book is quite interesting and has the kind of story that I like. I like reading good girl/good boy falls in love with bad boy/bad girl with problems on their way as the ingredients. But it also has things I don’t like. So 2 stars for me.

Result: 2 out of 5 stars
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