Publisher: Carina Press
Publication Date: February 20th, 2017
Series: Haven Brotherhood #1
Print Length: 432 pages
Characters: Jace, Vivienne
Live hard, f*ck harder and follow only their own rules. Those are the cornerstones the six men of the Haven Brotherhood live and bleed by, refusing to conform to society’s expectations, taking what they want and always watching each other’s backs.
A self-made man with his fingers in a variety of successful businesses, Jace Kennedy lives for the challenge and he always gets what he wants. From the start, he sees Vivienne Moore’s hidden wild side and knows she’s his perfect match, if only he can break it free. He will have her. One way or another.
Vivienne’s determined to ditch the rough lifestyle she grew up in, even if that means hiding her true self behind a bland socialite veneer. Dragging her party-hound sister out of a club was not how she wanted to ring in the New Year, but Viv knows the drill. Get in, get her sister and get back to the safe, stable life she’s built for herself as fast as humanly possible. But Viv’s plans are derailed when she finds herself crashing into the club’s clearly badass and dangerously sexy owner.
Jace is everything Vivienne swore she never wanted, but the more time she spends with him, the more she starts to see that he loves just as fiercely as he fights. He can walk society’s walk and talk society’s talk, but when he wants something, he finds a way to get it. He’s proud of who he is and where he came from, and he’ll be damned if he lets Vivienne go before showing her the safest place of all is in the arms of a dangerous man.
I don’t normally hand out advice. This one time… I must. Don’t start Rough & Tumble if you are exhausted, sleep deprived or hung over. If you’re in any of these states, then you might find this book boring. Then you would seriously hate yourself for missing an excellent read.
The title alone told you what you were in for. You would be introduced to two strong and determined characters. When describing Jace, the phrase “Don’t judge the book by its cover” came to mind. That was so true. Jace who was trying to overcome his past, but it’s hard to do when you have an enemy in a place of authority. But Jace didn’t let that stop him from succeeding and he does it in style.
Now with Vivienne, the words that best described this character are loyal, door mat, and determined. Even though loyal and door mat went hand in hand. Especially when it involved her sister. Her sister was a total mess and it was again Vivienne who had to basically cater to her needs.
The story was a tale of perseverance and determination. A nice steady pace with well-developed characters and secondary characters that you will fall in love with.
Rough & Tumble was an excellent introduction to Rhenna Morgan’s Haven Brotherhood series.