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Sweet Home by Tillie Cole

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...

Mature New Adult novel — contains adult content, highly sexual situations and mature topics. Suited for ages 18 and up*

Five Huge Stars!

Oh Romeo, Romeo…

So are you to my thoughts as food to life, or as sweet seasoned showers to the ground ~ William Shakespeare 

Tillie Cole is an amazing writer. She is the reason why I am so blissfully happy right now. This is one of those books where if it weren’t for sleep, I could’ve easily read in one setting. God, I love those moments where you’re completely immersed in the story and you find yourself crying, laughing and just outright swooning. The only thing that saddens me right now is that it’s over. I’m just itching to just re-read the whole thing all over again; which who knows…I just might. 

I loved everything about this story; to me, it was a modern day fairy tale -- the sexy, unattainable, brooding, Alpha star quarterback falling for the sweet and lovable geeky girl, who just happens to be British (the Anglophile in me is screaming in delight). Seriously. I will never tire of stories like this, especially when they’ve been written as good as this. Plus, to top it all off, the H/h are named Romeo Prince and Molly Juliet Shakespeare.LOVED. IT!

“Why am I more? I don’t get it.”
“You just are. You somehow give me peace in my completely fucked-up world. You get me; no one has before. It’s that simple.” 

Growing up wasn’t easy for Molly. She never knew her mother; her father committed suicide and then lost her Grandmother a few years after. Raised in foster care didn’t stop her from accomplishing so much. Only at twenty years old, she moved from England to Alabama to earn her master’s. She’s always immersed herself in school and studying to forget the pains in her past. Molly has always been a little shy, never one to vie for any attention. However, when she accidently meets Romeo, her life will never be the same. 

“You’re not gonna be just a fuck to me, Mol – you’re gonna be my fuckin’ salvation!” 

Ah, Romeo. The name says it all. He’s the University of Alabama’s star quarterback. Everyone wants a piece of him, except for his parents. Though he’s never physically alone, he’s never felt so empty. There’s just so much pressure from his parents to marry well and to continue on the family empire. What he wants never really mattered. Why are his parents so unbelievably cruel to him?

When he met Molly, he didn’t know what to think. She’s different from all the other girls. First off, she didn’t even know who he was. That right there is a huge plus. Second, she’s not your typical cheerleader or wanna be groupie. She was pretty in a cute and quirky way, yes, but she was also real and interesting. He was drawn to her and he wanted to find out why. 

Home is with the person who throughout it all never gives up on you and brings you eternal happiness. 

The connection these two had was so flipping sweet. Romeo was so protective of Molly. He’s never had a girlfriend before, but once she became his, he was in the relationship one hundred percent. There were so many swoon-worthy moments, but one of my favorite moments were the kisses. OMG, the KISSES before the home games just made me melt. Plus the little parallels to William Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet were so cute: The climbing of the trellis, the star-crossed lovers theme, and just the overall strong love between the two really made this story unique in its own right. LOVED. THIS. BOOK!!!

For never was a truer story of love conquering woe than this of Molly Juliet and her Romeo. 

Author provided copy in exchange for an honest review. THANK YOU, TILLIE!!!


1 comment:

  1. Dang it! I was just dropping by to check how cute the blog looked these days. Of course I had to stop read this review because reading one of your reviews is like eating cake. Just so fun. Now I'm hooked solid on this story. You know I love stories (any and all) with football players...sigh...sounds soo good. xo