“Dragonsworn” Review

Sherrilyn Kenyon returns with the next addictive novel in her globally bestselling Dark-Hunter series . . .

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There is nothing in the universe the cursed dragon, Falcyn, hates more than humanity . . . and in particular, Greek humans. In a war he wanted no part of, they systematically destroyed everything he’d ever cared for. Now he lies in seclusion, away from the world and waits for the day when evolution will finally rid him of the human vermin.

Medea was born the granddaughter of the Greek god Apollo, and among the first of his people that he cursed to die. But she will not let anyone rule her life. Not even her notorious grandfather. And when Apollo sends a new plague to destroy what remains of her people, she refuses to standby and watch him take everything she loves from her again.

This time, she knows of a secret weapon that can stop the ancient god and his army of demons. Once and for all. However, said device is in the hands of a dragon who wants nothing to do with politics, the gods, humanity, demons or Greek Apollites. And especially not her. He is the immovable object.

When Apollo makes a strategic move that backfires, he forces Falcyn back into play. Now Medea either has the weapon she needs to save her people, or she’s unleashed total Armageddon. If she can’t find some way to control the dragon before it’s too late, Falcyn will be an even worse plague on the world than the one Apollo has set loose. But how can anyone control a demonic dragon whose sole birthright is total destruction?

Hello once more, dear book fans. We’re back on familiar ground now with one of my (and i’m sure yours as well) favourite genres. Yep, you got it, the (in)famous  PNR. And this review concerns an equally well known book an author. It’s no surprise to some of you that Sherrilyn Kenyon is an old beloved of mine.  Same goes for the New Work bestseller “Dark Hunters” series, which has reached an impressive number of books (28 so far, with the 29th expected to appear on the shelves in summer 2018)

Right now, i’ll start raving about the last book in the series, a.k.a. “Dragonsworn”. *stares in adoration at the cover*. Since we’re talking about so many epic books, i’ll try my best not to spoil it for you, eager fans, who have no yet managed to read all 28 bundles of goodness.

The couple this time is made out of a very sexy and grumpy dragon and the very tough cookie who happens to be a granddaughter of Apollo.

Yes, that Apollo.

Ladies and gentlemen, i give you *drum noises* Falcyn and Medea.

Let me start by saying that i have a very huge, very weak spot for dragons. And we just happen to have a red dragon right here, with a grumpy, sullen attitude and a heart of gold.

The book starts pretty slow if you happen to be the impatient type of reader, but catches up pretty fast in the second half where i was bouncing like an overeager kid on the edge of my chair in my haste to find out what was bound to happen in the next page (i think i also fried my kindle this time, but God, was it worth it).

We have everything you might want in a story. We have a kickass heroine i utterly approve of (most of you probably caught up pretty fast that i have an inborn distaste for weak-willed females as MCs), we have snark, we have funny moments and excitement as far as the plot line is concerned and of course, in the usual Sherrilyn Kenyon fashion, we get some long-awaited questions answered and some brand new questions to BE answered in the next books to the delight and impatience of all concerned

Mainly me, obsessed (#veryproud) fan that i am; cue in the above gif.

To be blunt, these two characters rocked. They didn’t accept any crap from anybody, they gave as good as they got and there were some pretty fiery sparks going on in this book, if you catch my meaning *hint, hint below*

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OK, that was pretty obvious and kind of impossible not to catch my meaning, So, if you don’t have this book quite yet, well then, pounce on the internet and make sure to hit that Buy button to the delight of everyone concerned because it.is.worth.it. And if you haven’t yet reached the 28th book, then shame on you, fellow book reader. How else would you know what will happen with this awesome couple, adorable grumpy dragon included?

Or even the very interesting hints about Urian, Apollymi and others? We even get to see our favorite villain again, well, certainly mine, because Morgen le Fey does the job very well.

So make sure to put your paws on the latest book in the Dark Hunters series. That is, if you like your men scorching hot and with emotional wounds that only a tough and kickass heroine can heal.

And i have a hunch you kinda do.

A big THANK YOU to Piatkus Books for providing me this book for review.

You can buy with a click on the links bellow :

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“Devil’s Cut” Review

In #1 New York Times bestselling author J. R. Ward’s thrilling finale of the Bourbon Kings series, the Bradford family dynasty teeters on the edge of collapse after the murder of their patriarch—and a shocking arrest.

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At first, the death of William Baldwine, the head of the Bradford family, was ruled a suicide. But then his eldest son and sworn enemy, Edward, came forward and confessed to what was, in fact, a murder. Now in police custody, Edward mourns not the disintegration of his family or his loss of freedom . . . but the woman he left behind. His love, Sutton Smythe, is the only person he has ever truly cared about, but as she is the CEO of the Bradford Bourbon Company’s biggest competitor, any relationship between them is impossible. And then there’s the reality of the jail time that Edward is facing.

Lane Baldwine was supposed to remain in his role of playboy, forever in his big brother Edward’s shadow. Instead he has become the new head of the family and the company. Convinced that Edward is covering for someone else, Lane and his true love, Lizzie King, go on the trail of a killer—only to discover a secret that is as devastating as it is game-changing.

As Lane rushes to discover the truth, and Sutton finds herself irresistibly drawn to Edward in spite of his circumstances, the lives of everyone at Easterly will never be the same again. For some, this is good; for others, it could be a tragedy beyond imagining. Only one thing’s for certain: Love survives all things. Even murder.

AAAANNNDD we’re back!

 

This time with a well-known personal favourite I’ve been pestering you guys with for quite some time, a.k.a. the all-time epic J.R. Ward. Today’s book review is “Devil’s Cut” the 3rd book (and the last one, unfortunately) in the Bourbon Kings series.

I’m a bit of a sucker for romantic suspense and southern tales, and since i get both of them in this book, imagine my joy and enthusiasm. “Devil’s Cut” was just as well-written and epic as the first 2 books in the series (here is me admitting that i absolutely adore anything that this awesome woman writes)

I got all my long-awaited questions answered and i got to see front row how  everything worked out for everyone.

If i were a weaker soul, i would admit that i cried like a babe at this last

instalment  of the trilogy and at how everything worked out in the end for my beloved characters. The saga has been for me something like a glorious journey, full of soul and even poetic sometimes (which i simply loved, despite not being the type to go all teary-eyed at soul-wrenching drama)

If some of you, beloved readers, remember “The Angel’s Share” review from a while back, then you’ll no doubt recall my comparison to that delicious old-school soap opera “Dynasty”. You will be happy to hear that “Devil’s Share” maintained the same air and writing style we all came to love and worship.

This series has followed the Bradford family through lots of good and bad experiences (well, mostly bad to be honest). We finally find out who killed Lane’s father, we get to see wayyy more of Gin’s and Samuel, who had quite the chemistry going on as lovers and we witness how everything comes together in the end.

Now, if only that pesky pride would stop getting in both their ornery ways, we’ll be all set, as far as Samuel T. and Gin are concerned.

I’m very sure it’s not just me who has been valiantly rooting for Gin and not so secretly hoping that she finally gets to have her much deserved happy ending. She did grow up and became more mature as far as decision making goes, and we have to admit that we all love some serious character development in a good book.

To sum it all up, my eyes looked like this at the end:

Add to all this goodness a compelling Kentucky setting and the usual scandalous moments we have come to expect from the Bradford family and I foresee some very generous rereads in the future for this one.

2lmtmah, signing off.

A big THANK YOU to Piatkus Books for providing me with a copy of Devil’s Cut for review.

You can buy the book with a click on the links below

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“Black Sheep” by Zara Cox

In a family of cold-hearted black sheep,
I, Axel Rutherford, am the blackest.
My father has hated me since the day I was born. The feeling was mutual. In the shady underworld that was my legacy, Cleo McCarthy became my light. She was beautiful, passionate, and my whole world. So naturally my father had to destroy us. First he sent me away. Next he claimed Cleo as his own. But now I’ve returned, and nothing will stop me from taking back everything that is rightfully mine.

He was the love of my life – when my life was still my own.
We were young enough to believe we would last forever, Axel and I. But neither of us realized how cruel life – and our families – could be. Now I’m trapped in a gilded cage: desired by Axel, who must never know the full truth, and controlled by his father, who would sooner see me dead than free. And I wouldn’t even care, except that it’s no longer only my life at stake

29453362Surprise, surprise! This week’s review is a bit of an unconventional read. Shortly put, if you’re under 18 or feeling particularly adventurous, well, either pounce on this awesomeness or look the other way.

This month’s dark read is ” Black Sheep”, the second book in the “Dark Desires” series by Zara Cox and let me tell you, we have Hot written all over it, with a capital “H”.

So if you happen to be a contemporary romance fan,  and you like your heroes dark and roguish , this is the perfect read for you.

Now, ladies and gentleman (but mostly ladies at this point), i will simply start by posting this:

I need my boyfriend right now and i’m not joking after this steamy read.

*cough, cough* Now back to the review.

But before starting one must always gently warn the blog’s devoted followers

The book is not for the fainthearted or for folks who are not into some serious also very steamy- dark romance. And by steamy, i mean steamy and by dark i DO mean dark.

So, if this is not your cup of tea, kindly run away.

Now, then.

Insufferable villain? Check.

Hot male lead? Check.

Beautiful chick? Check.

Captivating, dark plot? Check.

Despite being part of a series, the book itself is a standalone and pretty fast paced, the characters are flawed, human and real just like i like’em and if my inner fangirl didn’t have enough, we’re talking here about 2 rival mafia families. So, double the pleasure.

Black Sheep is a definite must read if this fits your kink. You basically have everything: darkness, suspense, romance and danger. Think more along the lines of dark and dirty but at the same time sweet and sexy.

Yes, yes this awesome author managed to incorporate all of the before mentioned and made it work wonderfully.

So if you happen to like your male leads to be alphas, tough guys no one dares to mess with AND part of the mob, then you most definitely won’t be disappointed with Axel. It helps a lot that the mister mentioned above is a complete master of dirty talking, sexy brooding style and… well, panty-melting sex personified god (no, i’m not joking here).

The only thing i did NOT like was the heroine’s personality. Gurl, for landing such a great guy like Axel and having the poor guy love you so desperately,  you sure lack in the brain department.

Make no mistake this book is still a 5 stars out of 5 stars, but it would have transcended the rating if dear, ol’ Cleo would have had more… well, brains.  Axel, if you ever get bored of her and decide you want better, i am single and available.

And this is why dear reader, communication is the key. It is something i have learned from my younger British literature days. Meaning I have read Romeo and Juliet and deduced that indeed communication is important in any relationship.

P.S. *SPOILER *this book happily does not have Juliet and Romeo’s ending, despite the similarities in the couples’ relationships. To my personal joy.

A big THANK YOU to Piatkus Books for providing me with a copy of Black Sheep for review.

If you guys want to buy this book you can do it with a click on the links below

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Review Forbidden Promises by Katee Robert

New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Katee Robert delivers the next book in her sizzling O’Malleys family series, hailed as “The Godfather meets Romeo & Juliet.” FORBIDDEN PROMISES features Sloan O’Malley and her mysterious new next-door neighbor, Jude MacNamara.

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Some lines should never be crossed . . . not even for love.

Sloan O’Malley just left her entire world behind-her family, her wealth, and even her real name. For the first time in her life, she’s free. She can live the “normal” life she’s always wanted. A life without fear. But there’s nothing safe about her intensely sexy next-door neighbor.

Jude MacNamara has no room for innocence in his life. Only revenge. Still, he’s never been able to walk away from the forbidden, and Sloan–who is every inch of pure, mouthwatering temptation–has forbidden written all over her. Only after it’s way too late does he discover the real danger: claiming Sloan as his puts a target on her back. To protect her, Jude is willing risk everything . . . and to hell with the consequences.

So dear followers, next up we have  another book review for you! *drum noises*

Yep, you guessed it. Another pretty gem, and by that I of course mean a contemporary romance book review!

To be more exact, we have this:

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My body is ready.

*cough cough* Moving on. Fourth book in the O’Malley’s series, last one out on the shelves for everyone joy and enjoyment. Now, if you happen to be a Mob romance fan like moi, you will definitely love this book. If you happen not be a Mafia fan, you might still love this book just as much since the whole mob deals are a touch lighter as far as this couple’s story is concerned.

First things first, while this book can well be read as a standalone, I highly recommend that you also try the other books in the series (in order of course, you savages) for a higher enjoyment. Plus, you won’t regret it once you see the smoking hot guys involved.

Trust me on this one, ladies.

I simply adored Jude, the badass hitman. But that’s me with a very huge weak spot for ice-cold assassins with the occasional tolerable standards as far as killing innocents is concerned. And his social skills happen to be on par with those of an infantile llama. For people not fans of Animal Planet, llamas either hate you, ignore you or spit at you.

BUT! I still like Jude and Sloan was the perfect match for him despite everything. Plus… Sloan is the quiet type so that clicked pretty well. And she h

ad the guts to flip the bird to all her Mafia family drama and be independent elsewhere.

I mean sure, all things considered, Jude might not seem like the most likeable, cute, next-door neighbour in the beginning and he does have this very debatable habit of using people for his end game, but, hey, what MacNamara doesn’t?

Wait… SPOILER ALERT he’s the last living one…

No matter, I foresee some tiny versions of him in the near future with Sloan avidly involved in that plan, so that’s partially taken care of as far as I am concerned.

Oh, and did I mention that we also have the head of the Russian Mob involved? What more do you want from life when you have a guy named Dmitri Romanov which also happens to be the head of the New York Russian Mafia?

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That’s just my inner demon talking, her and her strange fascination with anything Russian, especially if it involves hitmen or the mob.

Let’s just wrap up my bookish ramblings and say that this book doesn’t disappoint in either drama, smexy levels or hot characters.

And who can blame poor Sloan for not being able to keep her determined, little hands off her very hot alpha neighbour?

I sure as hell don’t.

Next book in the series is going to hit the shelves in November this year, so guard your piggy banks for the release day.

A big thank you to Piatkus for sending me this book.

 

2lmtmah signing off…

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