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Saturday, April 18, 2015

Blog Tour Review + Contest: Asa by Jay Crownover

Posted by Irish in 3 Stars, Blog Tour, Contest, New Adult, Review2 Comments

Blog Tour Review + Contest: Asa by Jay Crownover

Blog Tour Review + Contest: Asa by Jay CrownoverAsa by Jay Crownover
Series: Marked Men,
Also in this series: Rule, Jet, Rome, Nash, Rowdy
Published by William Morrow on 21 April 2015
Genres: Contemporary Romance, Dating & Sex, Emotions & Feelings, Family, Friendship, New Adult
Pages: 416
Format: eARC
Source: Edelweiss
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Also by this author: Rule, Jet, Rome, Nash, Better When He's Bad, Rowdy, Leveled, Built, Charged

Place(s) Traveled To: Denver, Colorado // Louisville, Kentucky

First Line(s): Not too long ago when I watched a girl purposely get as drunk as this pretty one did, I would’ve moved in for the kill.

With the release of Asa, Jay Crownover’s Marked Men comes to a close and it was with mixed feelings that I started this book as I wasn’t ready to leave this world or these characters. (Even with all their crazy, cooky, totally out there names.) We first meet Asa in Jet (my review) as he is Ayden’s older brother and a bit of an ass, if I’m honest. But over the course of the series you see Asa start to change and become more redeamable as he leaves his criminal ways behind him to try and make a better life. Along the way he also meets Royal, Saint’s (Nash Review) neighbor and friend and they are often tossed together as they have the same group of friends. Asa, thinking he’s not good enough for Royal since he’s a reforming criminal and she’s a cop. Royal, on the other hand, has other ideas.

Overall, I did enjoy Asa and Royal’s story but its not my favorite in the series. There was just a lot of back and forth going over the same issues again and again that it got old. Then there was their big dramatic, lets break up moment that was just so eye-roll inducing that it wasn’t funny. It was all another case that things would have been fine if they just talked about it and got it out into the open but instead its this long drawn out thing. Not to mention how crazy unrealistic the whole resolution of that matter was because there is no way that little seed won’t grate over time.

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Speaking of seeds, Asa is also filled with lots of seeds for other stories so it shouldn’t come as a surprise that Crownover has a spin off series in the works, currently titled The Saints of Denver. That will bring in some of the side characters that we’ve met over the course of the Marked Men books. Right now I have a pretty good idea of who most of the stories will be about so it will be interesting to see how right I am on that. I also think that Asa’s story may have been a better fit to kick off that series since this book never even visited the tattoo shop that played such a role in all the previous stories. Even the characters from the previous books weren’t as present in this one as the previous ones.

If you’ve enjoyed the Marked Men books then you will most like enjoy Asa as well. Its the sort of story and plot that I’ve come to expect from Crownover with a little random, over the top action thrown in for fun. There were definitely elements of this story I could have done without as I don’t think they added value to Asa and Royal’s story ARC but they don’t distract from it either so it could have been worse. The names still drive me nuts and I don’t think that will ever change. But despite that I will check out the spin off series and continue to read Jay Crownover’s books as they are like crack and I can’t get enough.



IR - Asa


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2 Responses to “Blog Tour Review + Contest: Asa by Jay Crownover”

  1. Linda Romer

    I haven’t read the marked men series yet. But I would like to. Thank you

  2. Kelly G.

    I haven’t read the series, but just based on the covers, Imma go with Asa!