Need Us by Amanda Heath

 

 

 

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BOOK : Need Us by Amanda Heath

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

synopsis 

They made us.
They broke us.
Now they’ll save us.

Final book in the Make or Break series. Featuring POVs from Royal, Channing and Rachel.

MY THOUGHTS ABOUT IT 

Need Us is the final book in the Make or Break series. Featuring POVs from Royal, Channing and Rachel.

SIDE NOTE : I REALLY LOVED THE THIRD BOOK , SO IM DUE THAT  REVIEW 

Well I was a big fan of this series , and even as at first I wasnt convinced about reading it , I ended up just loving it (especially Pierce’s story) BUUUUUUUT
Mm Mm… Yeah … This book was just Ok to me … why ?? because I was completly lost about the Ashley part of the story ( I later find out that there is another spin about that) I dont know what happened to Ashley and Victor but weren’t they supposed to be and epic love story !!??
I really liked some of the stories her , like Royal and Wesleys , but WTF !! WHY DID THEY HAD TO DO THAT TO CHANNING AND PAYSLEY ???
Besides i cant understand why did the author went with the Donnovan Arc … it made me very unhappy to read that part, didnt that guy suffered enough already ?? it was a very uncomfortable part for me i felt bad for him … i just didnt understand the way this story went, i enjoyed some parts very much … but other made me cringe.
to me this book was unnecessary and the final part , with the kids , it just was to much !! just everybody with everybody else’s kids ?? uhhhh no … i just noo .l.. i dont know it kind of ruined it for me

3 stars

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The first time I met Brody Easton was in the men’s locker room.

It was my first interview as a professional sportscaster.

The famed quarterback decided to bare all.

And by all, I don’t mean he told me any of his secrets.

No.  The arrogant ass decided to drop his towel, just as I asked the first question.  On camera.

The Super Bowl MVP quickly adopted a new hobby—screwing with me.

When I pushed back, he shifted from wanting to screw with me, to wanting to screw me.

But I don’t date players.

And it’s not because I’m one of the few women working in the world of professional football.

I’d date an athlete.

It’s the other kind of player I don’t date.

You know the type.  Good looking, strong, cocky, always looking to get laid.

Brody Easton was the ultimate player.

Every woman wanted to be the one to change him.

But the truth was, all he needed was a girl worth changing for.

Turned out, I was that girl.

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Let’s face it.  It never is.

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Corrupt by Penelope Douglas

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BOOK:  Corrupt by Penelope Douglas

MY RATING FOR IT: 4 ½ stars

SYNOPSIS

Erika

I was told that dreams were our heart’s desires. My nightmares, however, became my obsession.
His name is Michael Crist.
My boyfriend’s older brother is like that scary movie that you peek through your hand to watch. He is handsome, strong, and completely terrifying. The star of his college’s basketball team and now gone pro, he’s more concerned with the dirt on his shoe than me.
But I noticed him.
I saw him. I heard him. The things that he did and the deeds that he hid…For years, I bit my nails, unable to look away.
Now, I’ve graduated high school and moved on to college, but I haven’t stopped watching Michael. He’s bad, and the dirt I’ve seen isn’t content to stay in my head anymore.
Because he’s finally noticed me.

Michael

Her name is Erika Fane, but everyone calls her Rika.
My brother’s girlfriend grew up hanging around my house and is always at our dinner table. She looks down when I enter a room and stills when I am close. I can always feel the fear rolling off of her, and while I haven’t had her body, I know that I have her mind. That’s all I really want anyway.
Until my brother leaves for the military,  and I find Rika alone at college. In my city.
Unprotected.
The opportunity is too good to be true as well as the timing. Because you see, three years ago she put a few of my high school friends in prison, and now they’re out.
We’ve waited. We’ve been patient. And now every last one of her nightmares will come true.

MY THOUGHTS ABOUT IT

Holly mother!! This book was good!! Full of suspense, an interesting revenge plot that has you guessing what happened to get to this point all thru the story.

The Story starts with College student Erika “Rika” Fane , we can see right off the bat that she is a very wealthy and connected girl , that is desperate to escape the golden cage that her wealth pouts her on , but also , she’s trying to move on from the feelings attached to her past and what happened a few years back.

“Run all you want, Little Monster,” he said, sounding like a threat. “We’re faster.”

She think she’s running, she doesn’t know that she’s being lured to the thing that she is trying to forget.

Since infancy, she’s always been attracted to the older brother of the Crist family, but he never saw her or even care that she existed alongside his family. Except, there was a shared moment 3 years ago when she thought that might have been different.

“I didn’t feel so lost when he was around. It was the only time I didn’t feel lost.”

She has no idea that the events that happen one night 3 years ago brought her to this moment in her life and that a plot is developing against her for revenge.

Michael Crist is a dark and enigmatic man, and he’s not prepared to face the consequences of living so close to his enemy.

“I’ll look out for my little brother’s girlfriend and keep her nice and safe in the light of day and not violate the fuck out of her in the dark.”

He and his friend want revenge, and they want it now , and they have a plan in motion to make Rika pay for what was done to them 3 years ago .

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There’s a huge attraction that brews beneath the surface of this 2 characters and as thing develop the steam grows bigger and headier.

This book is told in Dual point (which I love) and this makes the plot, so much more entertaining.

And what can I tell you about the sex scenes … WOWZAAA!! They are scorching hot, all 4 horsemen have something to add to the table (some more than others, according to me!)

Let me tell you this , Miss Penelope Douglas writes effortless and unputdownable story’s.

“Does this hurt?” he asked. I brought my head up to look at him, but he wasn’t looking at me. He was looking at Michael. I twisted my head, seeing Michael’s mouth open a little, taking in quick, shallow breaths. “Yeah,” he said in a low voice, his eyes meeting mine. “But you like it,” I stated, feeling one of Kai’s hands trail up my belly between us. “You like the sting. It turns you on.

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The only reason I didn’t give this amazingly fun and hot story a 5 star rating is ….. Because I love so much the fall away series that I just can’t compare it (at least not yet)

AMAZING BOOK … YOU MUST MUST GO FOR IT

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King and Tyrant by T.M. Frazier

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BOOK:  King and Tyrant

MY RATING FOR IT: 4 ½ stars

SYNOPSIS

Homeless. Hungry. Desperate.

Doe has no memories of who she is or where she comes from.

A notorious career criminal just released from prison, King is someone you don’t want to cross unless you’re prepared to pay him back in blood, sweat, pu$$y or a combination of all three.

King’s future hangs in the balance. Doe’s is written in her past. When they come crashing together, they will have to learn that sometimes in order to hold on, you have to first let go.

MY THOUGHTS ABOUT IT

This book has had some great reviews, and for some reason I just didn’t feel it, so I was postponing it as much as I could, BIG MISTAKE!!

This story was amazing, like really amazing, I just can’t even …. King is my new God!!

This was my first T.M. Frazier’s books, I have other books of her but haven’t read then yet, I have heard some great things about her writing though! So I jump in to this story that was being raved at everywhere.

This story begins with Doe, a girl without her memory, and living in terrible conditions on the streets. She doesn’t know why she’s there or what happened to her to put her at this place.

I don’t know where I came from.
I don’t know how hold I am
I don’t know my real name.

The only person she apparently know s is her prostitute friend, that’s convincing her to buy herself some protection with some biker at some random party.

Doe was frightened, but strong and willing to do whatever it took to save herself of more hurt on the streets but her faith somehow gets her in contact with King.

“In all the time I’d been living on the streets, I’ve had some close calls, some serious gut check moments. I’ve seen things that have made my skin crawl and my heart race. I was very familiar with feeling afraid. Fear had nothing on King.”

King is coming back from a 3 year run prison , and he’s not feeling like his old self, he feels a little broken and a lot changed by the different things going on  he’s life , but he’s so strong and though , hell do what it must be done in order to get what his.

King has a business that he and his best friend Preppy built from the ground up since they were kids, but nothing feel the same for King, especially after he meets Pup.

“I found myself again in the most unlikely place. I’d found myself again in the haunted eyes of a girl who was just as lost as I was. Or maybe, we didn’t find each other at all. Maybe, we just decided to be lost together.”

Doe makes him feel something, he doesn’t know what, but it’s different, and that’s something he can’t get out of his mind, he just knows that nothing is as it used to be and this girl is part of that, so he won’t hesitate to make her his..

This is the kind of gritty strong and heart felt story  that u have to read for yourself , so I won’t spoil it for u , cause let me tell u it gets better and better and the second book Tyrant ….Dayuuuuuuuuum , it’s amazing

This book has amazing character all the way; cause let me tell you, the secondary character Bear and Preppy are amazing to read.

U guys have to read this book, cause it will blow your mind, it’s full of action and hotness with a side of sweet and very funny at times.

(Well in the second book there are some asshole characters too, but I can’t explain because it will give too much away!!)

King is a magnetic, super alpha , rough around the edges character that will win your heart , and Doe is no wall flower , which is a joy to read , she’s strong and willful and no push over , and they together are smoking hot !!!

“King filled me so completely. Not just my body. My heart. My soul. My life. I didn’t give a shit if I ever got my memory back. Because with King, I knew exactly who I was. I was his.”

If you like your romances a little on the dark side, this certainly will hit jack pot for you

Be aware that the first book leaves you with a brutal cliffhanger, but since the second book is out since a few months ago you should be able to skip some of the angst and go straight to the second one like I did.

U wont regret this choice causes it was ……AMAZING!! Both of them where

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Title: Corrupt Author: Penelope Douglas Genre: Dark | Erotica | Contemporary Romance Release Date: November 17, 2015 Tour Hosted by: As the Pages Turn

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Synopsis

Erika

I was told that dreams were our heart’s desires. My nightmares, however, became my obsession.
His name is Michael Crist.
My boyfriend’s older brother is like that scary movie that you peek through your hand to watch. He is handsome, strong, and completely terrifying. The star of his college’s basketball team and now gone pro, he’s more concerned with the dirt on his shoe than me.
But I noticed him.
saw him. I heard him. The things that he did, and the deeds that
he hid…For years, I bit my nails, unable to look away.
Now, I’ve graduated high school and moved on to college, but I haven’t stopped watching Michael. He’s bad, and the dirt I’ve seen isn’t content to stay in my head anymore.Because he’s finally noticed me.

Michael

Her name is Erika Fane, but everyone calls her Rika. My brother’s girlfriend grew up hanging around my house and is always at ourdinner table. She looks down when I enter a room and stills when I am close. I can always feel the fear rolling off of her, and while I haven’t had her body, I know that I have her mind. That’s all I really want anyway.

Until my brother leaves for the military, and I find Rika alone at college. In my city. Unprotected. The opportunity is too good to be true as well as the timing. Because you see, three years ago she put a few of my high school friends in prison, and now they’re out. We’ve waited. We’ve been patient. And now every last one of her nightmares will come true.

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Michael

••• Corrupt ~ Excerpt •••

I fell back to my feet and crept through my apartment as I listened to the pounding that had now become a steady attack. My feet followed the sound, stepping absently closer to it, and I finally pressed my ear against the wall leading to my hallway, my heart racing as the vibrations touched my skin. Resting my cheek against the surface, I swallowed the tight lump in my throat as the thumping against the wall grew faster and faster. There was someone over there. In the empty apartment. Holding up my phone, I dialed the office downstairs but got no answer. I knew there was a night manager named Simon Something-Or-Other, but I didn’t think many people were on duty at night. He must be away from his desk.I continued listening, wondering if I could ignore it and just wait until morning to ask the manager about it, but the further down the hall I travelled, the louder it got until I was standing next to the rear entrance. Opening up the door, I peeked my head into the hallway, holding the heavy steel exit open just enough to inspect. Glancing to my right, I saw a door just like mine. And then I heard a woman’s high-pitched cry ring out around me, and I started breathing harder. And then there was another cry. And another, and another, and…Was she having sex? My mouth fell open as I tried not to laugh. Oh, my God. But I thought the place was supposed to be empty. I stepped out, knife in hand—just in case—and walked quietly down to the other door, glancing up and seeing small security cameras along the wall, probably installed when the apartments were built. Pressing my ear to the door, I listened, still hearing the thump, thump, thump of something hitting the wall, and the girl’s breathy cries over and over again. I folded my lips between my teeth, covering my smile with my free hand. But then the woman cried out. “ No! Ah, oh, God! Please!”

And my face fell, hearing the fear in her voice. The short, shrill screams were now different. Panicked and scared, and her cries sounded struggled. My mouth suddenly went dry as I stood there listening. “ Ah!” she cried out again. “ No, please stop!” I backed away from the door, not finding it funny anymore. But then something hit the door from the other side, making a loud thud, and I scurried backward. “ Oh, shit,” I gritted out under my breath. I shot my head up to the cameras, now wondering if they fed to Securitydownstairs or to whoever was inside the apartment. Did they know I was out here? I spun around and dashed for my door, grabbing the handle and trying to twist it. But it was locked. “ Dammit!” I mouthed. Fucking thing must lock automatically. Another thud hit the door, mere feet away from me—so close—and I darted my eyes over to it, my breathing turning fast and painful. I pulled on the door handle again, twisting and yanking, but it didn’t budge. Another thud hit the door, and I jerked upright, dropping the knife. “ Shit.” I dived down to pick it up, but just then I heard the other door swing open, so I bolted down the stairwell, hiding behind the wall and forgetting about the knife. Fuck! Screw this. Whoever was coming out of the vacant apartment was definitely someone I didn’t want to meet. I dashed down flight after flight, a cry lodged in my throat as fear gripped my chest. A pounding echoed above me, and I spared a quick glance upward, seeing a hand sliding down the railings as whoever it was jumped flights of stairs. Oh, my God. I raced down, one flight after the other, a drop of sweat gliding down my neck. The pounding was getting closer and closer, my legs about to give out as my exhausted muscles worked as fast as they could. I gasped, seeing the door labeled LOBBY. I yanked it open and burst through, looking behind me once again to see if he—or she—was behind me.
But then I slammed into a wall, and I let out a small cry as hands gripped my upper arms. I looked up and exhaled a breath, seeing Michael Crist towering over me, his eyes narrowed. “ Michael?” I breathed out, frozen in confusion. “ What the hell are you doing?” He arched a brow and set me back, away from him, and let go of my arm. “ It’s after one a.m.” I opened my mouth, but nothing came out. Why was he here? He stood in front of an elevator, a different one than I had taken this morning, dressed in a black suit, looking like he’d just been at a club or something. A young brunette stood next to him, beautiful in a tight, navy-blue cocktail dress that fell mid-thigh. I suddenly felt exposed, dressed in my silk sleep shorts and black tank top, my hair hanging about, probably in tangles. “ I…” I looked over my shoulder again, noticing that whoever had followed me down the stairs hadn’t come out the door yet. I twisted my head back, looking up at Michael. “ I heard something up on my floor,” I told him. And then I shook my head, still confused. “ What are you doing here?” “ I live here,” he shot back, and I immediately recognized that ever-present intolerant tone that he always used with me. “ Live here?” I questioned. “ I thought you lived in your family’s building.” He slid a hand into his pocket and cocked his head, looking at me point-blank like I was stupid. I closed my eyes, expelling a sigh. “ Of course,” I breathed out, realization hitting. “ Of course. You’re the one who lives on the twenty-second floor.”

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Penelope Douglas is the New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal bestselling author of the Fall Away series.

She dresses for autumn year round, loves anything lemon flavored, and believes there is too much blood in her Coca Cola stream. Or too much Coca Cola in her blood stream. Or…You know what? It doesn’t matter. She loves Coke. Now you know.
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Sweet Evil series by Wendy Higgins

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BOOK:  Sweet Evil Series  by Wendy Higgins

MY RATING FOR IT: 4 stars

SYNOPSIS

Embrace the Forbidden

What if there were teens whose lives literally depended on being bad influences?

This is the reality for sons and daughters of fallen angels.
Tenderhearted Southern girl Anna Whitt was born with the sixth sense to see and feel emotions of other people. She’s aware of a struggle within herself, an inexplicable pull toward danger, but it isn’t until she turns sixteen and meets the alluring Kaidan Rowe that she discovers her terrifying heritage and her willpower is put to the test. He’s the boy your daddy warned you about. If only someone had warned Anna.

Forced to face her destiny, will Anna embrace her halo or her horns?

MY THOUGHTS ABOUT IT

The sweet Evil series, is one that I had heard sooo much about, and since a few weeks (months actually) ago I was feeling  very into Y.A books , so after having it on my kindle for ages I fearfully  decides to give it a go… great choice , cause once I started I just couldn’t stop

I guess I’m easy that way, because I just loved the premise of the story.

Anna was a normal high school girl or was she?? She knows that something is different about her, but she doesn’t know exactly why she feels everyone’s emotions, she knows it’s a gift, but she doesn’t know where it comes from or why her!!

But during a party she starts to realize that there’s this whole other world that she doesn’t know about with people that apparently are similar to her cause  they all have gifts of some sort ….

She is especially dawned to a particular guy , (hot guy)  who is sin personified ( quite literally)  and weather she likes it or not she is part of this world , his world of debauchery and sin … why ??? Cause she is the daughter of the god of a very powerful deity (called king)

This book is about fallen Angels (sons and daughters of them) and powerful beings searching to full field their destiny while discovering love amongst them, because we are talking about teenagers and twenty somethings here!!

The story was very griping and even as the romance part feels a little slow at first, it does gets steamier and lovelier as the books progresses.

One thing that I really enjoyed was how great the second characters where, everyone has a really great story to them and everyone was involved, there was not a dull moment on this several books.

It’s a great series that u should read, its fun swoony romantic, with a really amazing hero /bad boy, (even as I wanted to smack Kaidan’s face at times, he was so stubborn)

I really liked the twin’s characters and was very surprised at how fast paces this story’s where, I just gobbled them up in a few days, and they are several books.

I don’t like to give the plot away so I’ll just say that its very action and emotion packed for every character involved, and you get very invested in their happiness.

So I really think that if you are in to Y.A this is a must.

I guess that’s why so many people raved about this series.

4 STARS

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Corrupt by Penelope Douglas

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Title: Corrupt
Author: Penelope Douglas
Genre: Dark | Erotica | Contemporary Romance
Release Date: November 17, 2015
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Erika

I was told that dreams were our heart’s desires. My nightmares, however, became my obsession.

His name is Michael Crist.

My boyfriend’s older brother is like that scary movie that you peek through your hand to watch. He is handsome, strong, and completely terrifying. The star of his college’s basketball team and now gone pro, he’s more concerned with the dirt on his shoe than me.

But I noticed him.

I saw him. I heard him. The things that he did, and the deeds that he hid…For years, I bit my nails, unable to look away.

Now, I’ve graduated high school and moved on to college, but I haven’t stopped watching Michael. He’s bad, and the dirt I’ve seen isn’t content to stay in my head anymore.

Because he’s finally noticed me.

Michael

Her name is Erika Fane, but everyone calls her Rika.

My brother’s girlfriend grew up hanging around my house and is always at our dinner table. She looks down when I enter a room and stills when I am close. I can always feel the fear rolling off of her, and while I haven’t had her body, I know that I have her mind. That’s all I really want anyway.

Until my brother leaves for the military, and I find Rika alone at college.

In my city.

Unprotected.

The opportunity is too good to be true as well as the timing. Because you see, three years ago she put a few of my high school friends in prison, and now they’re out.

We’ve waited. We’ve been patient. And now every last one of her nightmares will come true.

• • • Corrupt ~ Excerpt • • •

I turned and stalked off, taking a left down the hallway toward the elevator. The doors opened as soon as I pushed the button, and I stepped inside, trying to calm my racing heart.

They still intimidated me.

And excited me. And challenged me. And knotted me up.

I’d kind of wanted to go to a party but not with them.

The doors started closing, but just then a hand shot into the elevator, and I jumped, seeing the doors re-open. I sucked in a breath, staring wide-eyed as Michael reached in, grabbed my shirt by the collar with one hand, and pulled me out.

“Michael!” I shouted.

I stumbled into him, and before I knew what was happening, he grabbed my wrists and locked them behind my back, walking into me and forcing me backward, back down the hall toward the kitchen.

“Let me go!” I demanded, my lips brushing the tip of his chin.

“I don’t know, guys,” he teased over my head, “she still seems pretty fucking easy to push around. What do you think?”

Laughter greeted me as he forced me back into the living area.

Every muscle in my body was on fire, and the tips of my toes kept getting caught under his sneakers.

I twisted my body, trying to break his hold. “What the hell are you doing?”

I pushed against his chest and jerked my body to the left, tearing out of his hold with every muscle I could muster.

I stumbled, losing my balance, and fell backward, crashing to the floor. Pain shot through my ass, running down my legs as the fall knocked the wind out me.

Shit!

Shooting my hands behind me, I pushed myself up and bent my knees, looking up at him as he advanced.

He stalked over and then stopped, towering over me. I immediately moved my hands and feet, crawling backward, away from him.

But then I felt something at my back, and I halted. I twisted my head, seeing a dark pant leg, and I didn’t know if it was Damon, Will, or Kai, but it didn’t matter. I was closed in.

Oh, no. I slowly raised my eyes, seeing Michael’s lips tilt in a devious smile. I stopped breathing, seeing him lower his body to the floor, planting his knees between my bent legs, and his hands at my sides.

My neck arched back as his face hovered over mine, but I tried to keep myself up as much as possible, no matter how close his body got.

“I thought you were one of us,” his whispered, his breath caressing my lips. “I thought you could play.”

I stilled, staring into his eyes.

You’re one of us now. Will had said that to me on that night so long ago.

Michael’s amber eyes searched mine and then dropped to my mouth, his breathing growing heavy as he stared at me like he was about to take a bite.

I wanted to cry. What the hell was going on?

Three years ago was nearly the happiest night of my life, and it quickly became the worst. And ever since then, Michael not only acted as if I didn’t exist, but also, at times, as if he wished I didn’t.

Now the guys were free, and they were all back together again. What did I have to do with any of this? What did he want with me?

“I don’t know this game,” I told him, barely audible.

He stared into my eyes, thinning his own as if studying me. “All you need to know,” he finally answered, “is that you can’t tap out.”

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Captive in the Dark (Dark Duet #1),Seduced in the Dark (Dark Duet #2),Epilogue (Dark Duet #3) by C.J. Roberts

Dark Duet

BOOK:  The DarK Duet Series (Captive in the dark, Seduced in the dark and Epilogue)

MY RATING FOR IT: 5 stars!!

SYNOPSIS

Caleb is a man with a singular interest in revenge. Kidnapped as a young boy and sold into slavery by a power-hungry mobster, he has thought of nothing but vengeance. For twelve years he has immersed himself in the world of pleasure slaves searching for the one man he holds ultimately responsible. Finally, the architect of his suffering has emerged with a new identity, but not a new nature. If Caleb is to get close enough to strike, he must become the very thing he abhors and kidnap a beautiful girl to train her to be all that he once was.

Eighteen-year-old Olivia Ruiz has just woken up in a strange place. Blindfolded and bound, there is only a calm male voice to welcome her. His name is Caleb, though he demands to be called Master. Olivia is young, beautiful, naïve and willful to a fault. She has a dark sensuality that cannot be hidden or denied, though she tries to accomplish both. Although she is frightened by the strong, sadistic, and arrogant man who holds her prisoner, what keeps Olivia awake in the dark is her unwelcome attraction to him.

MY THOUGHTS ABOUT IT

This is a hard review to write, because this is by far one of my all-time favorites!!! And I’m very serious when I say that, cause this book did a number on me …

I decided to do a review of the 3 book at once, I don’t want to be too repetitive with my ohhh’s and Haaa’s . Besides if you read the first one you probably won’t stop and will read the other 2.

This book was a mind fuck, and when I finished the first one I didn’t know if I felt happy for Livvie or deeply sad ….

This is a twisted story of revenge and the people that get in the middle of that shitty situation.

Livvie is a pretty and shy teenage girl that get choose to be kidnapped to become a sex slave by the ruthless Caleb, he’s on his way to getting his revenged from the Man that took everything from him and his friend, and poor Livvie will play a big part in getting that revenged (even as she doesn’t know it yet)

“People often believed they were safer in the light, thinking monsters only came out at night.”

“Could she sense her life as she knew it hanging precariously in the balance? Could she feel his eyes on her? Did she have a sixth sense for monsters? The thought of it made him smile”

Caleb (the Male protagonist) is to train her to become a pliant slave and to understand that her life has change for ever …..He was hard to read, he was so good at times , sexy , demanding , but so very cruel, he was very confused , especially when he starts to developed some sort of caring feelings towards his slave girl.

“Like a Falcon, she needed the dark to understand who her master was. She would learn to trust him, to rely upon him, to anticipate what he wanted from her. And like any master with his salt, he would reward her for her obedience. He would be exceedingly firm, but he would also be as fair as he could be. He had notchosen the instrument of his revenge at random. He had chosen a beautiful submissive. And what was a submissive if not adaptable -if not a survivor?”

“I wrapped my arms around him and held on as hard as I could. He was my tormentor and my solace: the creator of the dark and the light within. I didn’t care that he would undoubtedly hurt me at any moment, right now; I just needed somebody to hold me… To tell me these exact words. Its going to be okay. It wasn’t of course, I knew that. But I didn’t care, I needed the lie.”

Livvie was terrified, but oh so brave, her character was willful and not easy to brake, she can’t’ understand what’s going on, why her?? Why him …. Especially why he, a man that makes her teenaged unexperienced body feel things that she has never before experienced …

Caleb was hard to like , he was cruel and very difficult to read at times , but somehow I was seeing that there was not all bad inside him…  he was put in situations that made him who he was and that was undeniably understandable …to a point obviously!!

The first book totally left make reeling!! I just needed to know what was going to happen … my angst levels where so over the roof ….

And then book to just shattered me!! It crushed my little Hurt!! L

“I’ve been doing this a long time- manipulating people to get my way. That’s why you think you love me. Because I’ve broken you down and built you back up to believe it. It wasn’t an accident. Once you leave this behind….. you’ll see that. -Caleb”

We get to experiences what Livvie went thru and the evolution of Caleb’s feeling towards her , all in an environment full of twisted people and sex slaves !!!

I feel so many things reading this book … I can’t even …

“It seemed to Caleb, the nature of human being revolved around one empirical truth: we want what we cannot have. For Eve, it was the fruit of the forbidden tree. For Caleb, it was Livvie.”

Wow as I re-read it last week I remembered why I loved it so much, C. J. Robert can tell a story like a few people can ,I have read several stories about the kidnaped/sex slave  theme, and I have enjoyed then very much , but for some reason I always compare the to The Dark Duet !!!

I don’t want to spoil you the amazing book by telling too much, because this book is a trip that you must endure by yourself.

Just a quick reminder, that the last book is an Epilogue of sorts and is in Caleb’s point of view and what could be better than that!!

“I’m writing this because you begged. You know how I love the begging”  -Caleb in Epilogue

Sooooo GO READ IT, I don’t want you to miss out.

4 STARS

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