“The love between us is fire and ice. It’s loss, and it’s redemption. It’s pain, and it’s comfort. It is everything.”
Rooke is a contemporary romance full of healing, raw passion, and heart-stopping action. An unlikely pair, Sasha Cross, and Rooke Blackheath find peace in the chaos and turbulence of life.
“Drowning is a peaceful way to die.”
Sasha Cross has experienced great loss in her life. Despite her successful career and her support system of friends, Sasha has never recovered from the pain and loss in her life. When she meets a tattooed stranger at the museum, a spark ignites, and Sasha begins to feel things that she hasn’t felt in a long time.
“Do you think I won’t lock you in a basement and fuck you stupid until you can finally see how important this is?”
Rooke Blackheath is a watchmaker by day and a car thief by night. With a quick temper and a passion for life, Rooke has lived life in the fast lane. When he meets Sasha, he is drawn to her brokenness and wants nothing more than to fill her up (both emotionally and physically). Rooke feels a connection to Sasha, and although she is unwilling to accept Rooke’s presence in her life, he will stop at nothing to be by her side.
“Rooke, my raven King.”
Told in dual POV, Sasha and Rooke create a beautiful bond that is unique, passionate, and tender. Sasha has experienced loss, and throughout the course of the story, she suffers more trauma and life-shattering events. Rooke is Sasha’s protector, and although he is broken himself, their love acts as a healing balm for them both. The tempo of the story is steady, and although this wasn’t my favorite Callie Hart read, I thoroughly enjoyed the strong connection between Sasha and Rooke. The action is intense, and the physical connection between Sasha and Rooke is off the charts! Rooke and Sasha are quite a mismatched pair, and yet, I found them to be perfect together. There were certain plot points that I would have like to have been more developed and yet, the presence of Rooke and Sasha was enough to keep me happily entertained.
Rooke is a perfect read for someone who enjoys a tatted broken hero who finds redemption and strong independent heroine who finds peace in the most unlikely place. The relationship between Sasha and Rooke is what makes this read appealing. Be forewarned the plot takes some interesting turns but as always, Ms. Hart delivers!
*ARC graciously provided via author in exchange for an honest review!