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Sweet Rome
     

Sweet Rome

4.5 17
by Tillie Cole
 

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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 folks think Molly 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

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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 folks think Molly 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 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.

Product Details

BN ID:
2940045585866
Publisher:
Tillie Cole
Publication date:
01/29/2014
Series:
Sweet Home Series
Sold by:
Smashwords
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
147,633
File size:
605 KB
Age Range:
18 Years

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Meet the Author

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 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. Having been born and raised as a Teesside Smoggie, Tillie, at age nineteen, moved thirty miles north to the 'Toon', Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, where she attended University and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts honours degree in Religious Studies. She returned two years later to complete a Post-Graduate Certificate in Teaching High School Social Studies. She regards Newcastle to be a home from home and enjoyed the Newcastle Geordie way of life for seven 'proper mint', 'lush' years. Tillie, from a very young age has been part of the theatre community and loves nothing more than to entertain through the mediums of cheerleading, dance, drama and singing (sometimes in the rain). She can also be found in nightclubs around the world imitating her favourite artists alongside her crazy BFF’s - The Teesside Massive - or, sat on the front row at the theatre bopping along to her favourite musical, ‘The Rocky Horror Picture Show ’, clad in a only a maids outfit, clutching a bag of rice and sporting a vibrant shade of red lipstick. One summers day, after finishing reading her thousandth book on Kindle, Tillie turned to her husband and declared, "D'you know, I have a great idea for a story. I could write a book." Several months later, repeating the same tired line, she was scolded by her husband to shut up talking about writing a novel and 'just bloody do it!' Immediately she set off on a crazy journey, delving deep into her fertile imagination. Tillie, ever since, has written from the heart. She combines her passion for anything camp and glittery with her love of humour and dark brooding men (most often muscled and tattooed – they’re her weakness!). After years of teaching high school Social Studies and following her Professional Rugby Player husband around Europe, they have settled in Calgary, Alberta where Tillie spends most of her days (and many a late night) lost in a writing euphoria or in her dream of pursuing a dazzling career as a barrel-racing, tasselled-chap, Stetson-wearing cowgirl... Ye-haw!

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Sweet Rome 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 17 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Pretty much just as the synopsis says, this is the same exact story as book one, Sweet Home, except its Rome's side of things. So those secret conversations on the phone with his parents, the fights with his team mates, discussions with Shelly are all explained here, along with his feelings and a few extras that didn't come up in book one. Its actually quite easy to just skim through most of the book since about 90% of it is just repetition. Only the last two or three chapters are new additions to the Rome/Molly love story, which is probably this books biggest saving grace as those last few chapters are quite enjoyable. I don't really think its necessary or essential to read this book as part of the series, the author mentions that readers wanted more of Rome and while I appreciate reading something from his POV, I would have enjoyed this better if it actually contained a new story. His POV should have just been included in book one from the start. I'm a little peeved that I paid, essentially twice for the same book. SR
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Great read
mathphilosopher More than 1 year ago
Tillie Cole’s “Sweet Rome” is told entirely from the leading man’s point of view. I think Cole put on her “man hat” and gave a very good accounting of Rome’s side of the story. Only once or twice could I detect something that sounded a little British rather than something a fella from Alabama would say. I loved hearing the re-telling of the sex scenes from his side of things. I liked the extra details he added to the story as he retold it, although I would have liked to have heard more about his backstory and things that happened to him that were separate from their story. The flash forward at the end was good, but I could have dealt with it being a bit briefer. You know how the end of the Lord of the Rings went on and on with way too many hobbity details? Yeah, it was a little like that. Leave the happily ever after a little more to the imagination, less LOTR, more Harry Potter.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I liked this book fron Rome's perspective better than the original!
Solmarie More than 1 year ago
This is the second book in the Sweet Home Series. It is Rome's POV of how he and Molly came to be together. I read this book immediately after reading Sweet Home and couldn't put it down. When I read book one I was on the fence of how I felt about Rome. In this one I learned to love him so much more. Being able to understand why he did or said the things he said made the story even richer. It was absolutely wonderful that Tillie Cole actually took the story to twenty years out of when Sweet Home ended. I LOVED it! "For never was a truer story of love conquering woe than this os Molly Juliet and her Romeo" Here is my review from Sweet Home: Molly Shakespeare is a loner. Being the last of her family, surviving tragedy after tragedy in her young life she has become adept at one thing.... hiding behind knowledge. Descartes, Kant, and Shakespeare are her closest confidantes. Leaving England to start school at the University of Alabama as a research assistant is right up her alley allowing her to do what she loves without the complication of letting anyone in. Alabama is a culture shock for her. Being introduced to campus life and the Bama love of all things football. When she meets Romeo (aka Rome) Prince before her class and then again at a sorority initiation she doesn't know what to think of the handsome quarterback. Although there seems to be a connection between the two of them Rome seems too much of a playboy for her. Rome Prince likes to have control of everything around him. He has a short temper and figures if girls are going to throw themselves at him than why not take them up on it. From the moment he meets Molly he realizes that there is something about her that calls to him. The darkness that he holds in himself recognizes something in her that makes him want more than just a one night stand. I had a love hate relationship with Rome in this book from the beginning. He was so domineering and controlling at times that I kept waiting for the moment when he scared Molly away permanently. Because of his past and how he grew up he was so closed off most of the time. It was interesting watching the relationship between him and Molly develop. I really liked how even though he didn't understand what was going on between the two of them he kept coming back for more. And his growth throughout the book was beautiful. Molly was so shy and innocent from the beginning. Even though she didn't realize it half the time she was so strong for overcoming all the things that happened to her. I liked her little spurts of backbone that showed on and off.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Absolutely loved this book! Great POV in Rome's version. Can't wait for your next book.
CrystalMarie218 More than 1 year ago
Since I’m in my thirties, I refuse to be pigeon-holed into the role of cougar. No, no…I’m a puma. And if here’s any character that has of late made me feel like a puma, it has got to be Rome Prince. I read and reviewed “Sweet Home” a while back, and “Sweet Rome” is that same story, but told from Rome’s point of view. I do have to give some props here though and say that while it’s the same story, it doesn’t feel like it’s just rehashing the same story. Rome’s POV is different, and it adds an element to the overall story that I thought enriched it, instead of just making me angry that the author was trying to capitalize on the popularity of the first book (come on, you know what I’m sayin’…you’ve thought it too!). Rome has had a less than perfect upbringing. His father is an overbearing jerk who wants to control Rome and all he does. Rome uses football to channel that rage, and he’s good at it. He’s the star Quarterback for the Crimson Tide (Roooooollll Tide!) and it’s been speculated that he’ll be a first round draft pick for the NFL. Rome wants to play football, but his father wants him to take over the family business, and he’s attempting to control Rome through forcing him into an arranged marriage. It’s awful, and Rome feels lost. Enter Molly. Sweet, shy, studious Molly is Rome’s salvation. She doesn’t want to be a notch on his bedpost, and gives him a run for his money. Can Rome give up his self-destructive behavior and go after something that he really wants, against his family’s wishes? Will he take a stand and be his own man? Rome’s story is so heartbreaking and sweet. I think I may have liked it more than “Sweet Home”, and I really liked that book! Be able to see inside Rome’s mind and understand his struggles on a deeper level was heart wrenching, but watching him blossom into the man you know he can be was quite rewarding, and it left me with a smile on my face. Plus Rome is an alpha-in-training. I think if given more time, he’d definitely go down in the annals of alpha badassness. And yes, I decree “badassness” to be a word. At the end of the day, what really made this story shine for me was the writing. For a book that I have read before, the writing of this version kept me interested and invested. I think the two books worked together really well and that’s not something that all authors can do. The characters are done well and are endearing. Plus, there’s an element of realism to the story that didn’t make it feel forced or generic. Overall, I really enjoyed this book and I think you will too! 4.5 Stars! Reviewed by Sara for Crystal’s Many Reviewers *Copy provided for honest review*
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
These two books are wonderful. Molly & Rome were made for each other. Thier lives prepared them for the future together.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
3.5 Stars. Although I loved "Sweet Home", this book although from Rome's POV was really redundant.. We should have seen more of Rome's POV not re-reading dialogue from the first book. This book could have been tied into book 1.... LOVETOREAD
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
After sweet home I wondered if there was going to be another book/ series and when I checked there wasn't any.. It was upsetting but I was fine with it, then a few days ago I learned about the series and I was more than ecstatic. Ms. Cole as such a unique way of making her words come to life and it even had me thinking of her book while I wasn't even reading. I was able to have a connection with both Molly and Rome because of this one. I'm not one to usually leave reviews.. But this one was an AMAZING read! If it hadn't been for work or having to go to class I would have finished this book in one sitting, but instead it took me two days. I never wanted to put it down! Reading Romes POV gave a better grasp of what he was feeling. How he felt the weeks molly had left, how he felt after the lost of their angel and everything he went through. I was anxious to learn about what would be coming up after they reconciled.. I wasn't expecting it.. Usually authors give a short preview to what happened and leave it to us guessing that they indeed had the whole happily ever after.. But with this ending it gave you more than enough..it wasn't short and it wasn't long it was simply amazingly perfect !!  There's a spoiler coming up so I suggest stop reading now *SPOILER ALERT* when Ms. Cole had moved to the twenty years later I was a little upset because I wanted to know about the earlier years but once I started reading I was SO grateful Ms. Cole gave the time frame ! I loved the interaction with the children and the fact that the love of Rome and Molly was very much alive ! She showed what happened after the beautiful wedding and after nfl it was great! As well as the bonus chapter ...it was exactly what I wanted and as an amazing author she delivered more than enough ! I could continue to brag and keep writing but Im sure you all get the grasp of how we'll write it was and what an AMAZINGLY GREAT read Sweet Rome was!!!!! It was a beautiful story and it broke my heart to say goodbye to these amazing characters ..I'm looking forward to the rest if the series !!  
MeganRC More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed this book. It was awesome to read everything that happened in Sweet Home but from Rome’s perspective. Just as in that first book, the characters were excellent and the whole story flowed well. I was immediately drawn into the story and had no problem finishing it in one sitting. I completely engrossed in the world of Rome and Molly. This was a great opportunity to see everything from not only Rome’s perspective but also little bits from his friends as well. All of the characters were fantastic. They had personality and depth that made them feel like real people. I was easily drawn into their world and found myself empathizing with them throughout the book. I liked the flashback layout of the book and the extra we get to read beyond where Sweet Home left off. I really can’t wait to read the rest of the books in the series and see this whole gang of great people come together. It was an easy decision to give this one a 5 out of 5 stars!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved reading Mol & Rome's story from Rome's POV.  Glad we got to see a little bit more of what happens to them 'after' the draft.  Great Epilogue!!!  Can't wait to find out who Ally's mystery man is...but from the small clue  we get there is only one man it could be....
Anonymous More than 1 year ago