Book Review: Sweet Rome

Sweet Rome (Sweet Home #2) by Tillie Cole: 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.

TeriLyn's thoughts: **ARC generously provided by the author in exchange for an honest review**

5+++ Stars! Sweet Rome is awesome. I absolutely loved Sweet Home, the first book in this series. Sweet Rome is a re-telling of Romeo and Molly's story but from Rome's perspective. It was awesome! Wait, did I already say that? Just reiterating how much I loved it. Seeing this story play out again from Romeo's perspective is like reading an entirely new story. The author's seamless writing takes us inside the beautifully complicated mind of Romeo Prince. Sweet Rome takes a deeper look into his sordid past and completely unravels his present. We gained a surface level understanding of Rome in the first book but this book just blows those already exceeded expectations right out of the water. His need for Molly and his feelings surrounding his life, his future, and how Molly so perfectly fits into that mold run so much deeper than we could have ever known. I loved his reactions to her. It was fascinating to hear Romeo's thoughts. Sweet Rome also furthers the story after where we were left in Sweet Home. And to top it all off, the cherry on top, we get the sweetest, most awesome, completely satisfying epilogue. And since that could never be enough of these two great characters we get a bonus chapter from Molly's POV. Sweet Rome is a brilliant follow up to Sweet Home. There was nothing disappointing about it. I have found before that the re-telling of a story from a different POV can get redundant. Thanks to Ms. Cole's flawlessly executed, beautiful words it didn't even come close to being boring or repetitive. You’ll fall in love with Romeo and Molly's story all over again and feel so happy after reading that epic epilogue. Bravo! Just awesome!

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