Tuesday, 14 March 2017

New Release & Review..Rooke by Callie Hart

Title: Rooke
Author: Callie Hart
Release Date: 14th March 2017

Watchmaker. Car thief. Heartbreaker extraordinaire.

Rooke Blackheath has spent enough time in juvie to know that he really doesn’t want to go to jail. The food sucks, the clothes itch, and there are absolutely no women in sight. Well…none he wants to fuck, anyway. 

He should probably stop boosting cars, but the money is stellar and the high is out of this world. And why should he turn his back on something that sets his soul on fire anyway? 

The answer to that question comes in an unexpected form: a petite five-foot-three firecracker named Sasha who refuses to give him the time of day no matter how thick he lays on the charm. 

Rooke’s not easily deterred, though. Just like the watches he builds from scratch, Rooke knows all too well how women tick. Women are a game to him. A game he always wins. 

Sasha doesn’t stand a chance.


Sasha Cross’s life has been permanently derailed since her son died five years ago. You wouldn’t know it to look at her, of course. She has a great job, a beautiful house, and caring friends. Every week, she hosts a book club featuring the sexiest, most romantic stories on the planet, and every week she falls for a new fictional knight in shining armor. 

Fictional men are perfect, though. They don’t hurt you. They don’t break your heart. They don’t cheat on you after your child dies, and they rarely ever leave the toilet seat up. 

When Rooke Blackheath shows up at Sasha's workplace, it’s clear he’s nothing like the men who grace the pages of Sasha's favorite books. Dangerous, arrogant, sharp-tongued and sarcastic, Rooke’s not the kind of guy she needs in her life. Not to mention the fact that he’s eleven years her junior. 

They don’t live in different worlds. As far as Sasha is concerned, Rooke lives in a different galaxy altogether. She’d like to keep it that way, but fate appears to have other plans.

When Cinderella lost her shoe, Prince Charming showed up at her door. 

When Sasha Cross loses her book, an entirely different kind of rogue comes a-knocking.

★★★★★ Five Stars

Sasha has spent the last five years reliving the worst night of her life. 
After surviving a horrific accident, Sasha is learning to live each day as it comes. She's built a wall around herself and her emotions but you can relate as to why she's this way. She's happy doing a job she loves and she has her book club with her friends to keep her spare time occupied, but she's not really living. When she meets tattooed bad boy Rooke, Sasha has no intention of it turning into anything more but she doesn't know Rooke, nor how stubborn he can be. I loved Rooke. There is so much more to him than meets the eye. He's not the usual bad boy character that we're all used to. He's not always done things the legal way but he's far from a bad guy. He's willing to take a chance and thinks outside the box and he sees something in Sasha that is worth fighting for. She brings out his better side and I really enjoyed seeing these characters evolved and grow. 

This has got to be one of my favourite books from Callie Hart. Sasha's past is heartbreaking, and even though it hurts to read what happened in her past, I've got to give massive credit to Callie for ability to use her words to paint a devastatingly real picture of how quick your full life can change. The emotions, feelings, everything Sasha is feeling is so easy to relate to that I couldn't help loving her character and her strength. Rooke is an amazing man. I'm in full on book lust over him. I don't think he could be anymore perfect if he tried.