A Dominant Man (A Dominant series Book 1) by Lena Black

This is the first book in A Dominant series.

Gabrielle Hyde is bright, beautiful, and feisty, with a brilliant future ahead of her and an even darker past to overcome. Damian Hunt, CEO of Hunt Industries INC., is tormented by his inner demons, shattered past, and need to control.

When Elle falls into Hunt’s life, their need to be possessed by the other takes hold, beginning the young couple’s roller-coaster affair. Damian becomes obsessed by Elle, his need to dominate her, and his ability to give her what she deserves…Possibilities.

When their pasts decide to make themselves present, Elle starts to wonder if she could ever truly give in to such…A DOMINANT MAN

I enjoyed reading this book. The characters are good and the story developed well.

Gabrielle is a great character. She’s got a troubled past, but she’s also a strong independent woman. Damian’s lifestyle is new to her, and she doesn’t just give in to his every demand.

I loved reading their relationship develop. They’re so much more to eachother and both have scars from their past haunting them. Everything moved very quick though, and understood her reluctance. He is very intense. Their problem is that they don’t communicate as much as they should. Their answer to every problem is sex. Given his lifestyle, I understand it, but they are also claiming to be more which requires more.

The ending was exciting. Everything so happy, and I knew something was going to go wrong. I hope they manage to sort it out. I think the spark between them is natural, but they just need to communicate. I think he deserves to know what happened.

Overall, I enjoyed reading this book and I would definitely recommend it. I’m looking forward to reading the next one.

My rating: 5/5*

Havoc at Prescott High (The Havoc Boys Book 1) by C. M. Stunich

This is the first book in The Havoc Boys series.

There’s one word you don’t utter at Prescott High, not unless you want them to own you.
H.A.V.O.C.
Hael, Aaron, Victor, Oscar, and Callum.

The Havoc Boys rule the hellhole we call Prescott High.
Once upon a time, they ruled me. For an entire year, I endured their shit.
But senior year is going to be different.

This year, I own them.
I’ve made a pact with the Havoc Boys to get the vengeance I deserve.
Their price? Me. At their beck and call, in their beds, a part of their gang.

Their girl.
A Havoc Girl.
Those dirty, rotten boys are going to get revenge against everyone that’s wronged me—everyone but themselves.

I enjoyed reading this book. The characters are great and the storyline was good.

Bernadette is a strong character. She’s been through some rough shit before and calls Havoc as a last resort. I think she’s right to not trust the boys, but there’s also obviously a undeniable spark there as well. I like how she handles everythings.

The boys all have different personalities alongside their problems. I think they’re all good characters. Vic is a bit of a arsehole. I think Oscar is as well. I like Aaron, Cal and Hael the most.

This book had a slow start, but it really picked up in the last third. I’m intrigued to see how the story develops in the next because of that ending.

Overall, I would definitely recommend this book.

My rating: 5/5*

Entwined (The Devil and His Dove Book 3) by Jax Hart

This is the third and final book in The Devil and His Dove series.

She changed me.
I’m no longer a dark, broken man but the sins of my past haunt me.
I destroyed lives while breaking countless woman who thought they could reach my black heart.
They all failed.
All but one.
HER.
But I’m not a man worthy of my dove. Not yet anyway. But I vow I will be someday. I hope she’ll still fly for me then.

Jessie
Freedom.
It’s all I’ve ever wanted.
I know we can fly together.
He left me, a broken shell of who I was. But who I am now is perhaps who– I was always destined to be. I see that clearly. I know deep in my heart–Christos and I belong together forever. His handsome face is on the cover of every magazine. The internet is full of pictures of him giving his millions away to countless children’s charities. My dark one is now the golden one, and I won’t let him leave me behind.
He won’t shine for anyone but me.
I gave him light.
I deserve his bright future.
But first I need to prove to him just how strong I’ve become. Together we can rule the world, chart our own course and soar higher than the stars.

I absolutely loved reading this series. The characters are fantastic and the storyline was great.

It was great to see Jessie and Christos work towards their own goals. They both needed it. Jessie made a life for herself, even though she couldn’t forget him. Christos made himself a better person, doing so much good in the world, and all for her. They both ached for one another.

I wanted to see them come back together. I would have liked them to find each other sooner, but I also think that the pace it went at was right. It made it all the better. He hurt her deeply in more ways than one. The journey to them finding each other was brilliant.

When they finally found each other, I loved how she made him work for it. They both needed to know that their love was real, and it was. The end result was brilliant to read. It was definitely a happy ending.

I would definitely recommend this series. It was written so brilliantly that you felt the feels reading it. It was a journey between these two characters. Both of them found themselves as much as they found each other.

My rating: 5/5*

Enraptured (The Devil and His Dove Book 2) by Jax Hart

This is the second book in The Devil and His Dove series.

I’m lost.
No longer the golden girl from California seeking a world of adventure. He pulled me into his dark underworld. I might have escaped, but he still has me enslaved, craving his dark, devilish touch and the pleasures of the world he introduced me to.
But he broke more than my boundaries.
He broke me.
I hate him… loathe him… can’t stop dreaming about my master– half wishing he’d find me and punish me like only he can.

Christos

My little dove ran.
But I will find her. No one escapes EL DIABLO. And when I do find my little dove, she will learn just how far I’ll go to keep her forever.

I really enjoyed this book. The characters are great, the storyline is good and it hit the feels.

Jessie is a great character. She is so strong willed to put up with what he makes her suffer through. I love her adamance to say no to him until he changed his tune.

Christos is a brilliant character. He’s very complex. He took things way too far in this book and was actually pretty cruel. When he realised how he truly felt about her, he changed how he treated her.

They both just needed to talk to each other more. He needed to open up and she needed him to listen. He needed to apologise for his behaviour. He was cruel and he deserved to be told no. She really has suffered more than anyone should.

I absolutely loved it when they were both on the same page, deciding that they loved eachother. They have a spark between them, and she does understand who he is. He actually has feelings towards her, and she really does bring out the best of him.

His actions at the end were a little gut wrenching. How could he do that to her? I can see his reasoning, but I think he’s wrong. I think her feeling are true. I’m looking forward to reading the next book and I seriously hope she find him. I really want them to both have a happy ending together.

I would definitely recommend this series.

My rating: 5/5*

Enslaved (The Devil & His Dove Book 1) by Jax Hart

This is the first book in The Devil and His Dove series.

My mother warned me about men like him. She also told me looks can be deceiving. Sure when I first saw him I thought he was just another gorgeous jerk cruising the Med on his mega-yacht. But he was so much more. He drew me into his world of pleasure and enslaved me before I could even ask for a safe word. I was a victim to his skilled seduction. All I wanted was him, nothing else mattered. I knew I had to escape before I completely succumbed to his every deep desire and lost every last piece of who I was.

I plotted. Waited. Executed. It was all a trap to catch her. The beauty of it was she thought she was coming to work on my yacht. She would work…in my master stateroom and on her knees. I wanted to break this beauty, make her beg and plead for me. But who trapped who? How did this woman turn it around and enslave me?

They call me “El Diablo” and Jessie Montgomery is about to find out exactly why. I stop at nothing to get what I want. No price is too high… no boundaries bind me. In my world, there are no safe words and nowhere to run where I won’t capture little birds trying to flee their masters.

I enjoyed reading this book. Jessie and Christos were great characters and the story was good and developed at a good pace. It was a very dark romance though.

Jessie is a great character. She’s strong willed. She defys him whenever she can until she started to understand him. I don’t blame her for running at the end though. He went too far. Way way too far.

Christos is a brilliant, complex character. He’s dark, heartless, ruthless, but there’s more too him underneath. Jessie brings the best of him out. He learns to feel because of her. His actions at the end were unnecessary and way too far. She done right by leaving him. I think he needs the time to think about things. I really hope that he listens to her in the next book, and I damn well hope he apologises for his disposable actions.

The storyline was good. Their relationship built up well before crumbling at the end. His world is very dark though and his dominant nature is pretty hefty. It wasn’t in Jessie’s nature to enter his world, but their became more. There’s far more to him that meets the eye and he’s a very complex character. I’m looking forward to seeing how things develop in the next book

I would definitely recommend this book.

My rating: 5/5*

The Death Club (Dead Men Walking book 1) by Caroline Peckham and Susanne Valenti

This is the first book in the Dead Men Walking series. It’s a spin off with character cross overs from the Brutal Boys of Everlake Prep series, however they can be read separately.

Chaos. Carnage. Killing.
The three Cs that make my life complete.

I know killing technically doesn’t start with a C – but wouldn’t life be better if it did? Just like it would be better if the Devil was my boyfriend, Santa wasn’t a d*ck and I didn’t live under a bridge.

I wished for my life to improve, but it didn’t. I was kidnapped, sold, sold again, stuck in a death game, sold AGAIN and now I’m living in a serial killer’s basement.

Oh and there’s another dude down here who lives in a cage and doesn’t talk. I call him Dead Man on account of his soulless eyes. He either wants to kiss me or kill me. I can’t decide which I want most.

Anyways, my hot, tattooed, muscular insane Irish captor thinks I might make a good hit woman once he trains me up. Which is a freaking insult by the way as I’m already the best killer in town. Ask anyone. Except the cops. Don’t ask them or they’ll send me back to that creepy asylum where they gave me the crazy pills. But shh, that’s a secret.

Want to know another one? I quite like it here. Every day is anarchy and that’s my favourite flavour.

So I think I’m gonna join The Death Club and let my freak flag fly.

This book was absolutely fantastic. The characters were brilliant, the storyline was great and the cliffhanger made me shout at my kindle.

Brooklyn was absolutely brilliant. Our Celestial Authors have outdone themselves in creating her. She’s totally crazy. You feel sorry for her because of her background, but she turned herself into a little psycho and learnt to go stabby stabby on people. I love her stories, and when she talks away to the boys about random things. Living in Naill’s basement is actually an upgrade, and she knows it. She’s just a fantastic character and it’s brilliant to be in the head of a crazy little psycho.

Naill is the best. I absolutely love him. He’s totally unhinged and wild, and it makes him fantastic. I feel sorry for him and what happened to his wife. He blames himself, and as he gets to know Brooklyn, he’s scared it will happen again. It’s interesting to see him interacting with his crazy family. I seriously hope he finds a way out of his dad’s wishes.

Mateo was great as well. He’s living as a prisoner in Naill’s basement, but Brooklyn tries getting to know him. He’s a dark man, and we slowly learn more about his past.

I absolutely love the interactions between them all. Brooklyn is brilliant with the boys. Naill is great with Mateo, and I love how he calls him, El Burro. The boys with Brooklyn is brilliant. I loved it all.

All three of them are completely crazy and unhinged, and it’s just brilliant.

There was a lot of humour in this book, mostly with Brooklyns crazy stories, and just in her head in general. The ending was brilliant, although I shouted. How could you both end it like that? Holy fucking tits summed it up just right.

Overall, this book was a masterpiece. Our Celestial Authors have outdone themselves with the characters, and I think Brooklyn might just be my new fave.

I’d completely recommend this book. I’d recommend reading the Brutal Boys of Everlake Prep series first, although it isn’t necessary. It would just give a good background to Naill and his family, plus the club Brooklyn was sold too.

My rating: 5/5*

The Gender Lie (The Gender Game book 3) by Bella Forrest

This is the third book in The Gender Game series.

“I’d want you to help me win a war…”

After discovering the shocking secret buried deep within The Green, Violet has a grave decision to make. Trust the woman who saved her, or not?

So far, everything about the woman has taken Violet by surprise. Her behavior has been honest and upfront – a refreshing change for Violet. Besides, with one of her loved ones hanging on life support, and the other close to falling completely out of reach, Violet doesn’t exactly have a lot of choice.

Her only way forward is to embark on a dicey excursion. For this, she knows she needs the Liberators’ help – and must be prepared to take whatever risks that comes with.

But what neither she, nor any of her new Liberator comrades can prepare for, is just how deep the lies of their homelands run…

I enjoyed this book. The storyline continues to develop well and the characters are great.

I love how Violet and Viggo. Oth have separate point of view chapters. It really adds to the story, especially with Viggo and his recovery.

Violet develops well as a character. Her and Viggo both know there’s something else going on.

I love the other characters introduced as well. Owen is great, and I love Melissa Dale. It’s good to see how things are with the boys as well. They’ve been trapped and experimented on, so it was only natural that there was going to be problems. Viggo is brilliant with them.

Desmond is an interesting character. She talks well, but you just know she’s hiding things. The last quarter or so is great. It’s fast paced and exciting. The ending was unexpected and it leaves you wanting to read the next book.

Overall, I would definitely recommend this book. This series is a brilliant YA adventure.

My rating: 5/5*

The Gender Secret (The Gender Game book 2) by Bella Forrest

This is the second book in The Gender Game series.

Gliding over the treacherous Green in a shaky aircraft she has no idea how to land, Violet Bates is still in shock. The harrowing events of the previous night play over in her mind as she asks herself question after question.

Why did Lee Desmond Bertrand behave the way he did?

What is the truth about the mysterious silver egg stowed beneath her seat?

What happened to Viggo and where is her brother? Is either of them still alive?

When Violet manages to reach the toxic ground alive, she has landed in a world of unimaginable danger. She has barely time to catch her breath before she is sucked into a perilous journey at breakneck speed – to uncover secrets guarded for centuries and find the only two people that matter.

I enjoyed reading this book. The storyline developed nicely and I love the characters.

Violet is great, if not stubborn. She’s stuck in the middle of this mess with the egg with no idea what to do. She’s in the green with limited knowledge of it and limited supplies.

I loved Viggos chapters in this. He’s been betrayed and framed by her, and now sent to bring her to justice. His heart has other ideas though. He learns the truth and is unsure what to think. Is she telling the truth or is she lying? Ultimately, they both find themselves in the large research building fighting for their lives.

I love this series. The world building is a great dystopian one. We learn that both Matrus and Patrus have secrets which are messed up. The storyline is brilliant, and the ending really shakes things up. It leaves you hanging for the next book in the series.

I would definitely recommend this book.

My rating: 5/5*

The Gender Game by Bella Forrest

This is the first book in The Gender Game series.

A toxic river divides nineteen-year-old Violet Bates’s world by gender.
Women rule the East. Men rule the West.

Welcome to the lands of Matrus and Patrus.

Ever since the disappearance of her beloved younger brother, Violet’s life has been consumed by an anger she struggles to control. Already a prisoner to her own nation, now she has been sentenced to death for her crimes.

But one decision could save her life.

To enter the kingdom of Patrus, where men rule and women submit.

Everything about the patriarchy is dangerous for a rebellious girl like Violet. She cannot break the rules if she wishes to stay alive. But abiding by rules has never been her strong suit, and when she is thrust into more danger than she could have ever predicted, Violet is forced to sacrifice many things in the forbidden kingdom … including forbidden love.

In a world divided by gender, only the strongest survive…

I read this series a while back but never reviewed it, and I’m currently listening to the audiobook and thought I’d review it this time.

I really enjoyed this book. The storyline was great and the characters were great.

Violet is a great character. The situation she’s in isn’t her fault. It unfortunate accidents which have happened. After agreeing to Matrus’ offer, she really doesn’t fit in over in Patrus.

I love how she gets to know Viggo, and I love the natural chemistry between them. Her feelings make her question why she’s doing what she’s doing with Lee.

Lee’s a sneaky bugger. He has the plan all ready for Violet and himself, and they execute it. Then at the end, he really surprises you.

I loved reading, and listening to this book. It an exciting YA dystopian. I love the characters and the storyline is good.

I’m looking forward to moving onto the next one in the series, and I would definitely recommend this book.

My rating: 5/5*

Professed by Nicola Rendell

This is a standalone.

At a secret masked ball at Yale, Naomi Costa is literally swept off her stiletto-blistered feet by a man with a killer jawline, a perfect body, and an even-better kiss. They bust out of an emergency exit and have axis-shaking sex. He pours whiskey in her belly button and after they run out of condoms, they have to get creative. That kind of sex.

The next day, she learns that he is none other than Dr. Benjamin Beck, a brand new member of the Yale faculty and the hottest thing to happen to academia since… well, ever. She has to take his damned junior seminar to graduate, but it gets worse. He’s also her College Master: her boss, her advisor, her everything. And he’s just moved in, right downstairs.

They can’t stay away from each other. They’re either fusion or fission or both. They’re making out in libraries, hiding notes between stones, and sneaking off to nautically themed AirBnbs. Hear that sound? It’s the academic code of ethics going up in flames.

If they’re found out, he’ll lose his job and his reputation. She’ll lose her scholarship and be forced to return to the life of lobster fishing that she thought she’d escaped.

And they will be found out, yes they will.

So what the hell are they going to do?

I enjoyed reading this book. It was a nice, quick and easy read with good characters.

Naomi was a good character. She was very down to earth and I liked how her background was a little different to everyone else at that University.

I absolutely loved Ben. He was also very down to earth, and like Naomi, he was different to the other staff. He learnt from Naomi, and learnt about himself. He discovered things he didn’t believe existed. I liked seeing him learn about his feelings.

Together, they had an instant spark. I loved seeing there relationship develop, and they were pretty hot together.

The storyline was good with the forbidden aspect. They truly fell in love, and found ways to be together. I’m not normally a fan of age gaps that big, but it worked between these two. The spark was undeniable between them.

Overall, I enjoyed reading this book and would recommend it.

My rating: 4/5*