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.
Seeing everything from Rome's POV was indescribable, it took the whole story to another level. There was never before seen scenes, and the swoon factor went through the bloody roof! From the very beginning Tillie ensnares you, so much so it's almost impossible to look away for fear of missing something. She draws you in from page one with the intense emotion, picking up from a scene in Sweet Home. As if Rome's pain wasn't portrayed enough in book one, Tillie illustrates beautifully the depth of his feelings for Molly, the hardships of his life and his fight to win, own and keep the woman he loves. It was just heartbreakingly beautiful. My emotions were all over the place, I cried, laughed, swooned and screamed bloody murder. Through Molly's POV in book one we cast our assumptions and judgements on Rome and his decisions, but getting his side has you questioning just how wrong you were. As with any good story there's always more than meets the eye, and Tillie makes sure we not only know but understand why Rome does the things he does. If I haven't already said so, his father needs to be castrated with a dull knife and as for his mother Satan's already reserved a special place for her in hell. I'm not someone who hates, that's a very strong emotion and one I hardly feel but his...God they weren't even parents...far bloody from it...but those people had me fuming and screaming in anguish. What a way to get you engaged with the characters. I get why it was necessary and all I'm gonna say is well played Tillie, well freaking played.
“I can’t do this without her. I can’t fuckin’ live without her by my side.”
“There was always something about her, you know? Something I wanted, needed. Even back then. I knew she’d understand me if I just let her. I could see something special in her, and she in me.”
“I like the way you are with me. I like me when I’m with you. I feel like I could tell you anything, that I could bear my fuckin’ black soul. You make me feel… well… you know… You get me?”
Another huge hit was meeting all our favorite characters again, and witnessing Rome's perception of Molly's crazy friends. Which was hilarious but frustrating all at the same time, I mean if you read between the lines you could see there was so much more going on with each character. Which although made me giddy with excitement, frustrated me with the knowledge I'd have to wait and see if Tillie gave them their own book. I mean I liked Austin in Sweet Home, but I'm now craving him after Sweet Rome. Urgh and who can forget Lexie? I adored her in Sweet Home, she was the best friend Molly never had and needed but in Sweet Rome she was the support and family Rome needed, and seeing more of her through Rome I want her story baaad minions. Do not get me started on Ally, seriously I don't think I'll be able to shut up, but sufficed it to say I need their stories or someones gonna get hurt. Just saying.
“No! I won’t let you go. I know I’m all kinds of wrong for you, but you’ve changed me. You’ve fucking changed me!
My body recognizes you as something that’s good for me. My mind recognizes you as someone who’s right for me, and my soul recognizes you as someone who is meant for me.”
Sometimes you just know when a person is meant for you, and I always had with her. She got me… She fucking saved me.