Review: SWEET HOME by Tillie Cole


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…


I could not put this book down! Gahhhh it was so good! 

Molly was originally from England. She came to the University of Alabama to assist in her professor’s/mentor’s research while pursuing her master’s degree. Molly has had a rough life and she has no one to go back to in England. Her mother passed away while after giving birth to her, and her father also passed away when she was still so young. All she had left was her grandmother, but her grandmother got sick and died. 

Romeo is the star quarterback. Everyone else calls him Rome, but only Molly calls him Romeo. Romeo has anger problems, but it was quite endearing when Molly was the only one who could calm him down. His parents are horrible. They are the worst and I found myself wanting to murder them throughout the book. I seriously thought of a lot of ways to kill them. 

I love their pre-game ritual.
I love how protective Romeo was of Molly. 
I love the nightly balcony visits.

This book was full of sweet moments and I definitely recommend you read this! 



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