BOOK REVIEW – Callie Hart – Rooke

April 8, 2017 ALL POSTS (archive), Review Vault. 0

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.

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It’s not often a book comes along that has you bawling your eye’s out and intrigued as to the employment status of the Hero and what he gets up to and how these two could possibly be right for each other. But crikey they are, Rooke is exactly what Sasha needs to get over her son.

The way Callie wrote the scenes to do with Christopher tore my heart right out of my chest. I lived those moments with Sasha as though it was my own child. So well done!

The relationship between Rooke and Sasha absolutely did not feel like ‘older woman – younger man’. Rooke is written in such a way, he knows exactly what he wants, he’ll stop at nothing to get it to. I rarely read older woman relationships, but I’m so glad I got to read this and thoroughly enjoyed every minute of their story.

This book will certainly bring on the feels, both sexy and full on sadness. Full of drama, great characters and scenes that you find yourself easily pulled into, I loved his watchmaking job and could easily be right there with him tinkering with the watches.

Callie is cementing herself into my goto authors that I know will deliver a great read. I received a copy of Rooke to review, my reviews are my own and 100% how I felt while reading.




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