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Asa (Marked Men #6)

4.18  ·  Rating details ·  14,366 Ratings  ·  1,318 Reviews
Starting over in Denver with a whole new circle of friends and family, Asa Cross struggles with being the man he knows everyone wants him to be and the man he knows he really is. A leopard doesn’t it change its spots and Asa has always been a predator. He doesn’t want to hurt those who love and rely on him, especially one luscious arresting cop who suddenly seems to be int ...more
Paperback, 416 pages
Published April 21st 2015 by Harper Collins (first published April 14th 2015)
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C.K. There is going to be a spin off series called The Saints of Denver. That is the name of the new tattoo shop as well. However, Jay mentioned that the…moreThere is going to be a spin off series called The Saints of Denver. That is the name of the new tattoo shop as well. However, Jay mentioned that the book isn't going to just focus on the new tattoo shop. I don't think it will be so much about the tattoo shop. I don't think the Marked Men people are supposed to make a lot of appearances. They might pop up every once in a while though. The Marked Men Series is done after Asa/Royals book. Remys boyfriends Lando is supposed to get a story with a cop. I hope Zeb gets a story. She mentioned something about a lawyer too. (less)
Miao Salvador Marked Men not only pertains to the Tattoos that the boys/girls have but the physical/emotional scars as well. All of them became friends/family.

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Val ⚓️ Shameless, Skanky, and B*tchy ⚓️ Steamy Reads
3.5-4 Stars

Oh man, trying to decide how to review this book has actually left me bereft of words...


Oh wait, there you are Words!


Honestly, I find myself torn as there were parts of this book I truly adored...And parts I adored not so much.

In fact, I'm gonna just go out on a limb and say...actively disliked a smidgen.


Now before I get started, I must say this:

Jay Crownover's writing has gotten wicked awesome over the course of this series.

In fact, many times after reading certain passages in th
Jan 07, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
4 stars!


I’ve been excited for some time to get to Asa’s book. I love reading books about reformed men. If you’ve read the Marked Men series, you know that Asa has a past. He’s not always been the best brother, the best friend or the best man. He’s had a wake up call and this southern charmer is trying to do the right thing, to stay on the straight and narrow and be a better man.

Royal is a police officer. How ironic that this police officer is insanely attracted to this ex con? Royal is going thr
4 Final Stars.

Asa is an ex-con. Royal is a cop.
He’s a guy who had a second chance at life and doesn’t believe that deserves happiness, not after his sins. She believes that everybody’s can change and that he’s worth loving.
She wants him forever. He believes she deserves better.
In a battle of wills, with a strong a girl willing to fight for what she wants, and a guy who is now learning how to sacrifice what he wants in the name of love, who will win? And when it is time to finally stop figh
Mar 18, 2014 marked it as to-read
I'm calling it now: Asa + Royal (from Nash)
Penelope Douglas
Sep 12, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Girl chases boy, but boy oh boy, did the tables turn!!!! That man let the little cop know who was BOSS! Loved it!
Mar 30, 2015 rated it it was amazing
We were marked and had been marked in unforgettable and forever ways. We were all better men for it. Marked men. None of us would have it any other way.

I love this series with all my heart. Looking forward to The Saints of Denver series and so much more from this author. Jay you rock ! Love and ink ❤
Dec 17, 2014 rated it it was amazing

I still remember the day my bestie and coworker, Laurie, told me she started a book and it's fantastic. I immediately downloaded it and started it on break. As soon as I finished my break I told Laurie I had to go home and finish it. I put in leave and left to finish Rule.

Rule Fucking Archer will always be my favorite Marked Man, but this series is so near and dear to my heart. Have I loved them all like Rule, no, but I have enjoyed them all. Asa is definitely one of my favorites in the series
Apr 22, 2015 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Jay Crownover Fans, romance
3.75 Closing One Door..Prying Open the Next
* * * 3/4 Spoiler Free
As I started this last installment for Jay Crownover's Marked Men series, a number of thoughts came to mind. When a series starts like this... so dynamic and fresh... it has to be a huge challenge to keep it that way throughout of all the projected books. I would think there was a concept of how we had these brothers and their tattoo business with the opportunity to grow from there...and it did, to the point of us, the readers, w
Dec 31, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
FINALLY Jay has a cover that I don't have to talk shit about!!

This dude is YUMMMMM

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NiCoLeTa E.
***5 "the Criminal & the Cop" big stars from me***

At this point, you all know how much i love this series...

The stories were so lovely, so intense... They had me on edge and made my heart throb in a wild rhythm...
But Asa was the greatest of them all!!! It was the most emotional and the most heartbreaking book...

Literally, in "Jet" i couldn't hate that guy more... and i was wondering why the hell Jay decided in some point to write his story...

But as the books were passing, i started to sym
Dec 21, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Picking up Asa, I was a little unsure that I’d fall for him, because he was a serious jerk in the past. He was out for himself and didn’t care who he conned or took advantage of to get what he wanted. I should’ve never doubted because I fell hard for Asa! He was a different guy, sorry for the past and sweet with a little wicked thrown in!

Asa learned his lesson, almost dying in the process, and now he beats himself up over all the sins he committed. Asa loathes what he once was, and carries a loa
Jan 07, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Perfect in EVERY way. So sad it's over!!!!!

And Asa too?!?!?!?! My dear fucking lord Jay. I love you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Jul 21, 2016 rated it liked it
Asa was difficult for me because his self-loathing was so strong that I felt he held himself back and didn't get much of an opportunity to flourish as part of a couple with Royal. The push and pull felt overdone and was frankly frustrating to follow. The secret he wants to keep seems like it could be very harmful to the relationship in the long run and doesn't set a good tone for the structure. When talking about moving forward, he is letting Royal be the driver which seems more complacency than ...more
Give yourself a break Asa I will take care of ya ; )

Asa as been on the wrong side of the law so much he as put his sister in danger so many times an he nearly got himself killed for just bein a total ass this is what made him really think that he had to turn his life around even after treating his sister Ayden so bad she was there when he really needed her an this is why he had 2 make his life better he thinks he can't make a good life for himself but after Rome helped him with a job in The Ba
Apr 08, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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"A Standing Ovation to Jay Crownover..."

What made the experience of listening to Asa the most enjoyable?

I really enjoyed this one and had been looking forward to it for a long time. It was the perfect ending to the series and loved hearing about the rest of the cast so much that I'm itching to go back and listen to the other five books again...

Who was your favorite character and why?

This entire series is full of characters that I just love, and I'm sad it's over.

Which character – as performed by
Jul 13, 2014 rated it really liked it
“When we love someone there’s an endless amount of times we forgive them when they screw up."


Asa is the final book in the Marked Men Series. I have been a fan of Jay Crownover ever since the day she introduced me to RULE! The way that Ms.Crownover crafts her characters with such ease draws you in. You feel relaxed and ready for the ride. Although Rule is still my favorite in the series, each book has been unique and unforgettable.


We met Asa in Book 2 of the Marked Men Series. Asa is Ayden's wa
~ Stéphanie ~ Tied up in Romance ~

Look at that stunning cover! I think I'm in love ♥ It's the most beautiful cover I've seen for the Marked Men series!


Release date: 04/21/2015
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Jan 07, 2014 rated it it was amazing
April 21, 2015! Nope. Not good enough. I CAN'T WAIT THAT LONG!!!!

I can't wait to read Asa's story. He did so much to come around in Rome. I've developed a soft spot for him.

I'm thinking there is going to be something with him and Brite's daughter (who we haven't actually met)...but then who will Royal end up with...can Zeb get a book and end up with her???

Update: It's Asa and Royal! Jay posted a teaser on her FB page! The cop and the criminal...I can't wait for read this!

Update 2: Just finished
Beth Hudspeth
Jan 31, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2017-reads
Asa came to Denver to get a fresh start. After he died in the hospital and was brought back to life he knew he needed to turn his life around to protect his sister. Never wanting to see her hurt because of him again he vows to stay on the straight and narrow.

Royal watcher her best friend and partner get shot it the line of duty and blames herself. She starts hanging around the bar where Asa works and tries to get him to take her home. But Asa can't let go of all of the horrible things he did in
Jen ♥Star-Crossed Book Blog♥
***4.5/5 Stars***

That was the perfect ending to such a pleasurable series.  Not only did we get to watch Asa's incredible story unfold, but we also got snippets of all of the other characters that we love.  As if that wasn’t enough, we were left with an amazing epilogue!  Happy tears were falling down my face, and I honestly could not be more satisfied with the way this series ended!

To say that Asa had lived a hard life would be an understatement.  Asa went to jail, played people, and did beyo
May 22, 2014 rated it it was amazing
The preview was so good! Asa was actually trying to be a gentleman so that was nice to see. I can't wait to read the whole book.

“You wanna spend some time with me when we aren’t naked and in bed, Red?”
She shifted under my weight a little and her hands stilled on my shoulders. I knew she liked fucking me. I needed to know if she wanted any part of me outside of the bedroom.
“Like on a date?” She asked the question quietly and it made my back teeth click together.
“It can be whatever you wa
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Re-Read: Oct 6-13, 2017

Still such a fan of Asa. So much change in him. He continued to feel such guilt over his past and it was so good to him slowly let go and focus of the man he had become instead of the man he had been. I could keep on reading about these characters book after book.

3.75 STARS

When Asa was first introduced in the second book, Jet, I couldn't stand him. And knowing the final book in the series was focused on him had me cring
Mar 04, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Crownover shows such artistic growth and maturity in Asa, the final installment in her Marked Men series. The writing style, the character development and the way the problems are dealt with, were all head and shoulders above where she started with Rule. She's hitting her stride and Asa is proof of that.

Those who have been reading my reviews for some time know that my favorite characters are the broken ones. The more messed up they are, the more I want to read their story. Asa is beautifully, tr
Jan 11, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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3.5 stars. Hot and sexy bad boy meets a beautiful policewoman. Sounds like fireworks to me!

Royal and Asa's story was definitely a nice way to finish this series. I enjoyed their journey to find their HEA but I felt it stalled out a few times by Asa's never ending self doubts and lack of self worth. Skimming started happening by the millionth time Asa blathered about what a bad guy he was. Enough already!
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The whole secret drama was silly and not necessary.

Royal was awesome! She was strong and

I'm not totally opposed to heroines doing the chasing every once in a while but this was pathetic. How many times was Royal gonna throw herself at Asa before she admitted defeat and moved onto greener pastures? And I am so over heros like Asa with their "I'm no good for you" mentality and hot and cold attitude. I like reading about heros who know what they want and go after it.

For my safety gang members who don't like reading about detailed descriptions about the heros sexual past we get thi
Ah this was just ok for me. Asa kind of depressed me a bit. The whole woe is me routine was annoying. There was also something in the book that was a little predictable. I kind of wish they cleared that up. I am looking forward to the next series that Jay is coming up with. :)
Nov 05, 2017 rated it really liked it
Quería leer la historia de Asa desde Jet, el segundo libro de Marked Men, y no me ha decepcionado. La relación entre Asa y Royal se ha ido cociendo a lo largo de los libros y en éste explota por todo lo alto para conformar una de las parejas que más me han gustado de toda la serie, a la altura de Rome y Cora. Buen final para una saga de fácil lectura y muy entretenida, donde las madres ausentes o catastróficas son una constante y que fundamentalmente habla sobre la confianza y sobre hombres marc ...more
Jan 15, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 4-stars
Let me start by saying that I was so excited to get to Asa's story. I enjoyed him from the moment he was introduced even though I knew he was a criminal and didn't care who he hurt to get what he wanted. Although the story starts with him staying away from Royal because he's just no good for her is always annoying to me, I'm glad that it didn't take to long for him to start something with her. Royal was awesome. She was in a bad place in the beginning but I loved how she wanted Asa and set out t ...more
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“We were marked and had been marked in unforgettable and forever ways. We were all better men for it. Marked men. None of us would have it any other way.” 29 likes
“Karma has a way of catching up with you, especially when you laughed in her face one too many times.” 15 likes
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