Sunday, June 29, 2014

Sweet home by Tillie Cole

Sweet Home (Sweet Home, #1)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...

Love, Love, Love Romeo. The names are very cheesy tho.  The main female is named Molly Juliet Shakespeare from England. And the main male is named Romeo prince. So yeah this story is basically about Romeo and Juliet. And there story isn't as tragic as the original Romeo and Juliet but it has it's fair share of drama. And angst, fear, love, fun, learning, and philosophy. There were some amazing quotes in this book. One quote I really liked, Romeo aka rome has it tattooed on his ribs. This is the quote: The greatest accomplishment is not in never falling, but in rising again when you fall.’ It’s Vince Lombardi.

What is this sorry about
This book is written in Molly's point of view. Molly is a transfer student from England. Her mother died while giving birth to her and that killed her father. When she was six years old he died. Her grandma was the only family she had left. But when Molly turned 14 she died as well. After that molly went into foster care. Molly's way of coping with things is to study, study and study some more. She runs from her problems, maybe without noticing it most of the times. Molly is a TA at the university of Alabama. She is also a student there. I'm not sure if she was studying for her bachelor or master or something else. 
On her first day of class Molly meets, well not meet but literally runs in to Romeo aka Rome.  Rome is a Quarter Back  for the schools football team and he is a well known player with a bad temper. He does have a soft spot for molly. Rome didn't have it easy growing up. He had to life with the constant verbal and physical abuse from his parents. This has left him with a crappy self-esteem. He had himself convinced that everybody would leave him and that he isn't good enough. This made him even more eager to protect molly from everything.  
Molly has an interesting group of friends.  Lexie, the gothic cheerleader,  Cass the two-hundred pound southern bell, Ally who is Rome's cousin, and Jimmy don who is Cass's boyfriend. These are regular people in Molly's life. 
Molly' and Rome's relationship really has it's ups and downs and there both dealing with there personal problems. Trow piss poor excuses of parents in the mix, along with the arranged fiance ,who is a bitch straight from hell,named Shelly, and that will really stir the lot up 

What did I like about this story.
I thought this story was really, really sweet. I could really connect with Molly and Rome because i'm going threw some problems of my own. I felt horrible for the things molly and rome were put threw. But i'm so so happy that they got threw. 
There relationship did go a bit fast but it didn't bother me. It seemed good for them and I'm very happy for them. 

Oke don't read this if you don't want to read any spoilers!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Molly got pregnant and she and Rome were really happy about it. When they found out they were in shock of course but the accepted it. So the pregnancy goes along just fine until she is cornered in a room with Rome's mother and got in an argument. Rome's mother pushes molly and she lands on her stomach which causes her to miscarry the baby. Molly end up having surgery ( no worry's she can still get pregnant) and while she is recovering rome's mother 'visits 'her and ends up punching her in the stomach
This is very, very horrible and I don't like it happening to molly and I feel bad for her but on the other hand I'm kind of glad that she miscarried because I feel like it would be to soon in there relationship and it would be a bit predictable. 

End of the spoiler. 

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