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Rowdy by Jay Crownover



Shameless Recommendation

In Rowdy, Jay Crownover brings Salem and Rowdy’s story to life. Rowdy is bringing the emotion and the downstairs hardware to the table. Their backstory is beautifully nuanced and complex. When Salem’s sister comes to town it cause a whole s-storm of drama! So good! ~ Nelle [October 2014]

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Shameless Recommendation

In Rowdy, Jay Crownover brings Salem and Rowdy’s story to life. Rowdy is bringing the emotion and the downstairs hardware to the table. Their backstory is beautifully nuanced and complex. When Salem’s sister comes to town it cause a whole s-storm of drama! So good! ~ Nelle [October 2014]

Where To Buy

Buy Now From Amazon
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About Our Heat Ratings

The hottest of the hot!
ex. BDSM, kink, dub-con

Super hot for adults only.
most modern romance

A little bit of heat.
not overly descriptive

Light romance and fade-to-black.
ex. young adult

Publisher Synopsis

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The New York Times and USA Today bestselling Marked Men series continues with this sizzling, sexy story of love, heartbreak, fate, and second chances.

After the only girl he ever loved told him that he would never be enough, Rowdy St. James knocked the Texas dust off his boots and set out to live up to his nickname. A good ol’ boy looking for good times and good friends, Rowdy refuses to take anything too seriously, especially when it comes to the opposite sex. Burned by love once, he isn’t going to let himself trust a woman again. But that’s before his new co-worker arrives, a ghost from the past who’s suddenly making him question every lesson he ever learned.

Salem Cruz grew up in house with too many rules and too little fun—a world of unhappiness she couldn’t wait to forget. But one nice thing from childhood has stayed with her; the memory of the sweet, blue-eyed boy next door who’d been head over heels in love with her little sister.

Now, fate and an old friend have brought her and Rowdy together, and Salem is determined to show him that once upon a time he picked the wrong sister. A mission that is working perfectly—until the one person that ties them together appears, threatening to tear them apart for good.

ISBN: 0062333054

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+ Favorite Quotes

“You’re a dumb shit. There a million first girls for a million different first things. There’s the first girl you slow-Ìâå_dance with, and the first girl you go to bed with. There’s the first girl to give you a kiss, and then the first one you take home to your mama.” His amber eyes lit up with humor. “There’s the first girl you fight with and the first girl you fight for. There’s also the first girl you have to let go of. There’s the first girl you love, obviously, and the first girl to break your heart. There’s always a first girl, Rowdy, but there is also the girl that is going to come after her until you get to the last girl. The last girl is the one that really matters.”
I felt both of my eyebrows shoot up in surprise. “A magic cross?” I had been in the body modification business for a while, and had seen my share of dicks wearing adornment. I had to say this was a first, however. I was intrigued by his hardware and turned on by it at the same time.

Marked Men Series Reading Order

  1. Rule
  2. Jet
  3. Rome
  4. Nash
  5. Rowdy
  6. Asa (Preorder)

Rowdy R-E Tour


“I’m trying to get on a plane out of Boston to get back to Denver but there’s fog and nothing is getting off the fucking ground.” He growled something I
couldn’t make out and told me, “I need you to take care of my girl for me. Asa got arrested last night and I know she’s about to lose it.”

“What!” I was so shocked the car swerved a little and Salem shouted my name. I apologized to her and pulled over onto the shoulder so I could focus on what
Jet was telling me.

“What happened?”

“I don’t know for sure. Ayden didn’t even find out from him. Royal called her.” He sighed and I could just picture him pacing and shoving his hands through
is messy, black hair.

“She’s the one that took him in.”

“You’ve got to be kidding me.”

“I wish I was. All I know is my wife is there and I’m here and it’s a bunch of bullshit. I need you to make sure she’s okay.”

“Of course. We’ll be back in the city in just a few. She’ll be my first stop.”

“Thank you.”

“Of course. For what it’s worth I think Asa is a good dude. I really think he’s turned it around.”

Jet swore again. “I thought so too, but I’m not surprised by anything that guy does anymore. I gotta go. I gotta figure out a way home. Thanks man.”

I hung up and just stared at my phone for a second. I looked at Salem and shook my head.

“Royal arrested Asa last night.”

She bit her lip. “For what?”

“Jet didn’t know. He’s worried Ayden is freaking out over it.”

She nodded. “I bet. Hold on a sec. I’m gonna text Saint. She and Royal are attached at the hip. She probably has the insider info.”

I lifted an eyebrow at her. “You don’t think Ayden would have tried that already.”

She shrugged. “Maybe.”

I pulled back into traffic after sending Ayden a text saying I was headed her way. It was a solid ten minutes before Salem’s phone pinged and then pinged

“Assault. Some kids came into the police station and lodged a complaint against him. She says one was pretty busted up and claimed that he went back to the
bar to apologize for some ruckus he and his buddies caused and Asa jumped him in the parking lot.” She frowned and looked up at me. “Aren’t there cameras
at the Bar?”

“Not outside. Shit. I bet I know exactly who those kids are.”

“You do?”

“Yeah. There was this group of punks in the bar the other day while I was there and they were giving Asa a really hard time. He let it go but kicked them
out and the one kid told him he would regret it. It wouldn’t be hard to find out Asa has a record and claiming something like assault means the cops would
have to pick him up.” I tightened my hands on the steering wheel.

“Son of a bitch.”


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Nelle is a quiet, unassuming, yet bossy bitch who works in downtown Manhattan. Her hobbies include smut reading and recommending, luxury travel, celebrity gossip, deal hunting and keeping up with Real Housewives' shenanigans. She also enjoys fussing over her dog and her condo. She's always on the search for the Best Book Ever. The Best Book Ever will have her Trifecta (heat/heart/humor) and she doesn't mind a dose of danger or suspense.

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12 thoughts on “Rowdy by Jay Crownover

  1. Suzanne Edwards

    I have a lily on my ankle which hurt super nasty to get and a sunflower on my hip. I love them and I am so happy I have them. As far as I know I am done inking myself! I can’t wait to read this series, thanks for the chance

  2. Kate I.

    I do not have any body art yet, but have considered an ankh or the Egyptian god Anubis. The former could be placed just about anywhere (nape, inside wrist or ankle, upper arm), but the latter probably would fit over my scapula.

  3. Tess H

    Yes, I have tattoos on my left wrist, my right inner elbow and one mid-size piece on my upper back! :) And I’m still planning to get more!

  4. Jenn McElroy

    No tattoos, but I considered tattooing some shamrocks and the names of my daughters on my back near my shoulder blade. Thanks for the giveaway!

  5. Shannon Blackwell-Williams

    I have 3 tattoos, a ladybug on my hip, 2 skulls on back of my neck & the roman numeral 1 on my foot. Can’t wait to go back to get my leg tattoo done!

  6. imi

    Im have a tattoo of a candy skull on my thigh and planning on getting more and I’m also training to be a tattoo artist myself

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