Nash by Jay Crownover
Goodreads Rating: 4 stars
I want to say, as much as I love the Marked Men series, I feel like 4 stars is generous, that the actual rating is more like 3.5 stars. I like Nash, but I didn’t like Saint. As far as the females in the Marked Men series, Saint is my least favorite.
In the Marked Men series, there are very real life issues that the relationships face, but with Nash and Saint, Saint has so many issues I am surprised that Nash stuck around. Most men would have head for the hills. Saint created her own issues back in high school. Instead of ASKING him, or attempting to find out, she automatically blamed him for something that she believed he said because she walked by and overheard a conversation. Now, I am sure, at some point in time, everyone has walked by a conversation and assumed it was about them, regardless of the situation and if it was or was not actually about that particular person. But in this case, Saint had created some random event in her head and instead of ever asking, talking about or mentioning, instead assumed. Turns out, Nash was deeply hurt when Saint randomly started to avoid him in high school because she was the only thing that made him truly smile. Nash thought she was too good for him to associate with, she was too smart and would amount to more than he could ever be. Saint on the other hand, thought she was disgusting and fat and not worth a moment of Nash’s time. A little bit of conversation could have gone a long way! Now, I have to admit, I am writing this review from a 30 year old mindset. So I have to attempt to think back on whether or not, I would have mentioned something if this were me in this situation, if I would have said anything? Unfortunately for Saint, that answer is still yes! I have always been that person to ask or point out or make others have emotionally draining conversations until I get to the bottom of whatever the issue is.