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Book Review for Sweet Home By Tillie Cole

Sweet Home
Sweet Home by Tillie Cole
My rating:  4.5 Stars

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*


“So are you to my thoughts as food to life, or as sweet seasoned showers are to the ground,”

I bought this book based on the cover and synopsis and I am glad that I jumped in and one-clicked it. This is the first book I have read by this author, but it surely will not be my last. Tillie put it out of the park with her debut Mature New Adult Novel. This is definitely a one clicker and everyone who loves New Adult should one click it today.

I Absolutely LOVED this story. Romeo (Rome) Prince and Molly Shakespeare's story is not a re-write of Romeo and Juliet, but it sure as hell is one sweet read with some angst thrown into it.

Molly has suffered a lot of loss in her life. She has been alone for a longtime. Instead of letting all the loss in her life define her she chose to go through college studying all the time (studying is her escape from life) and wants to become a Philosophy Professor. She is so driven and totally puts everything she can into her studies. She may be shy to everyone else, but she definitely can hold her own in a lecture. Because of all the tragedy she has dealt with when things get to be too much she runs. She ran from England and is now in the states in Alabama.

“Then I’m the first, because I want you without anything in return. Why does any human want anyone? My body recognises you as something that’s good for me. My mind recognises you as someone who’s right for me, and my soul recognises you as someone who is meant for me.”

I loved Molly, although she is very shy at first she is one strong girl underneath it all. When she meets Rome she feels something, something she has never felt before and slowly the walls she has had around herself her whole life are slowly starting to come down. She stands strong when the time is needed and does everything she can to protect her relationship with Rome.

“I want you, Romeo. You give me something I didn’t even know I needed too.”

Rome (Romeo) Prince, Star Quarterback for the Crimson Tides. He is the town’s top player, he has it all, the athletic build, the friends, rich family, girls swooning over him daily. He is aggressive, he is moody. So why the tough exterior. Well as we get to know Rome we learn that he does not have everything he needs in his life. We get to see firsthand bits of how Rome’s life is right after Molly first meets him. Rome tries to hide what his life with his parents is really like but we soon find out why Rome has the tough exterior.

“My head is all over the place, I can’t sleep or get focused, and thinkin’ about a certain English girl keeps me up every night. Every fuckin’ night. She’s plaguin’ my dreams.”

How does a brainiac book worm and a star quarterback have anything in common? Underneath all the exterior of these two people we see the strong connection these two have and how they were truly meant for each other. I love how their story played out.

“This is crazy, Romeo. We’ve known each other for such a short space of time, yet I feel as if I’ve known you my whole life.”

I love how they repeated the same thing before every single game with the kiss…..

“Hey, Mol.”
“Hey, you.”
“You gonna give up that sweet kiss?”
“If that’s what you want.”
“It definitely is.”

I love how this story was written. I loved everything about it. Tillie brought in the reference to a classic story within this story perfectly. This is a strong 4.5 star read for me. Only reason it is not a solid 5 stars is because it does need a little bit of editing with spelling errors and in a couple instances an extra word in a sentence. Other than that definitely don’t hesitate to one click this book today. I look forward to reading more from This author.

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

And just because I highlighted so much in this story here are some of my other favorite quotes from the book.

“To you… I just want to be Rome.”

“You’re not the only one who feels like splittin’ when times get rough, baby, but from now on, I won’t let you run anywhere if I’m not right there runnin’ beside you.”

“Not at all, Shakespeare, but hear this. I’m gonna fuck you, but I’m also gonna make love to you. I’m gonna own every goddamn piece of your soul, and I’m never gonna let you go. You’re gonna scream my name over and over until it’s permanently lodged in your friggin’ throat. You’re not gonna be just a fuck to me, Mol—you’re gonna be my fuckin’ salvation!”

“You’ll make love to me—Romeo—not some pathetic fuckin’ football alter ego. You’ll get the real me, all of me, forever and ever. Is that clear enough for you?” He closed his eyes, pressing his forehead against mine. “Christ, Mol!

“You go out there and fuckin’ show everyone we’re together. You own this… us. Time to be bold, baby. Bring the fuckin’ rain.”

“You’re everythin’ I thought I could never have. Makin’ love to you, it was… you know… beyond…”

“We don’t have to feel lonely anymore, baby. I have you and you me.”

lips. “We’re star-crossed, Shakespeare. Fateful star-crossed lovers. We have a lifetime to get to know each other, unlike our namesakes. I’ll make sure we get our happily ever after.”

“I love you. I love you beyond anythin’ I could’ve ever imagine was possible.”

We can’t erase the secrets and marred memories of our pasts, but we can build the next chapter of our lives together.”
“Were you ever happy?” Shaking his head, he whispered, “No.” “Are you now?” “Completely. I finally know what it is to love and to be loved. But I’m scared as all hell that it’ll end.

“Why are you doing this?” I panted. “What?” “Me… on top… in control?” “Because I wanted to know what it would feel like to give you all of me, completely. You own me, heart and soul. I just wanted to show you how much you mean to me, in the only way I know how.”

“Molly, a home is not a place. It’s not a country or a town or a building or possession. Home is with the other half of your soul, the person who shares in your grief and helps you carry the burden of loss. Home is with the person who throughout it all never gives up on you and brings you eternal happiness. That, Molly dear, is your home sweet home, and I think we both know that you found yourself a very handsome young man who might just be that person. Don’t let go of it, Molly, even when things are tough, just don’t let go.”

“You. Back in those stands. Now. I’ve got a championship title to take back home. Then I’ll deal with you. Quite frankly, I don’t know which one I’m more excited for.”

“Some things in life are bad. They can really make you mad. Other things just make you swear and curse. When you’re chewing on life’s gristle, don’t grumble, give a whistle, and this’ll help things turn out for the best. And always look on the bright side of life…”

“I love you. I love you more than anythin’. I can’t and won’t be without you ever again. I want to give you everythin’ possible. I want to give you happiness… I want to one day give you children.” He dropped his head against mine, whispering, “Marry me. Be with me. Have forever… with me.”

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