Book Review: Mark Cooper versus America – Lisa Henry & J. A. Rock

Mark Cooper vs AmericaMidway through this book, I was already thinking that this won’t end well but I was so wrong. It’s actually fucking golden. I specifically enjoyed the last half of the book because it was very fast-paced. I was sure glad that the author/s didn’t resort to rushing the characters the way some writers do it just to give it a happily-ever-after ending. This book was so realistic in so many levels.

Mark Cooper is a kinky Aussie teen dragged to America by his mum who re-marry and was forced to live the American way. Now in college, Mark found himself pledging for a fraternity which he didn’t care at all if only to please his mum and her new husband.

There, he meets the smart, responsible and gorgeous Deacon who is a member of the rival fraternity he’s pledging. Things aren’t that complicated as it seems even if they found themselves in the midst of frat-rivalry. It was rather complicated because it’s more than that – it’s how both of them will be handle what they have.

I thought Mark’s character is just LOVE. He’s sweet, witty and just oh so sexy. I loved the fact that he’s also shameless and so young. Deacon on the other hand was almost the opposite of Mark when it comes to personality so with that, they’re certainly a good fit. In the scope of things, I love that the author/s didn’t resort in an ideal ending but rather a more succinct and honest delivery involving the main characters’. This was rather a surprising read for me and I’m glad that I went through it all the way.

Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

Published January 28th 2014 by Loose Id LLC (first published January 27th 2014)

About The Authors
Lisa Henry
I like to tell stories. Mostly with hot guys and happily ever afters. They gotta work for it though. No free lunches on my watch.

J.A. Rock
J.A. Rock is the author of queer romance and suspense novels, including BY HIS RULES, TAKE THE LONG WAY HOME, and, with Lisa Henry, THE GOOD BOY and WHEN ALL THE WORLD SLEEPS. She holds an MFA in creative writing from the University of Alabama and a BA in theater from Case Western Reserve University. J.A. also writes queer fiction and essays under the name Jill Smith. Raised in Ohio and West Virginia, she now lives in Chicago with her dog, Professor Anne Studebaker.

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