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*

Earth’s Gambit (The Gam3 Book 2) by Cosimo Yap

This is the second book in The Gam3 series.

The Earth has changed. War is now fought in an alien virtual reality—the Game—where many of the players are anything but human.

Now part of the Black Rose guild, Alan heads to the Academy to level up and get stronger. He hopes to make allies and learn skills to win the battles to come. But with everyone pursuing their own agendas, what can one gamer do in a universe he still doesn’t fully understand?

I enjoyed reading this book. The storyline was good, the characters are great and the plot developed at a good pace.

Alan is a good character, although he’s a little bit naive when it comes to some aspects of the game. He relys on his AIs a lot and would be a mess without them. He’s also clever enough to gains the abilities he’s good at. It’s interesting to see him develop as he progresses through the game.

The world building is brilliant. Everything is so vivid and imaginative, which is what makes this book as good as it is. The off planet visits and other types of players are described brilliantly.

The storyline is interesting, although it can get a little complex at times. I absolutely love the pop up messages that Alan gets, and the missions. I love the way they formatted. It adds the the story and world building.

Overall, this is a brilliant RPG book. The storyline is great and the characters are good. I would definitely recommend it.

My rating: 5/5*

Queen of Quarantine (Brutal Boys of Everlake Prep Book 4) by Caroline Peckham and Susanne Valenti

This is the 4th and final book in the Brutal Boys of Everlake Prep series.

Once upon a time I met four monsters and thought the world would come to an end at their hands.

But I was a fool.
Because I didn’t understand the bigger picture.
That the enemies I thought I knew would become the reason for my entire existence. My strength. My pain. My life. My love.

The big bad wolf has teeth and claws as sharp as iron, and the danger before my eyes is blinding. So blinding that I didn’t see the true danger lurking in the dark.

But now my eyes are wide open and I see it all.

Alone and afraid and running out of time, I’m not afraid of monsters anymore.

I’m counting on them to come for me.

Because if they don’t, this foolish girl might be lost forever in the dark.

‘I am the dark in the dead of night. Hear me roar!’

This series is an absolute masterpiece. I absolutely love the characters and the story is fantastic.

I love Tatum. She is so totally hardcore, and she really does become a savage queen in this book. She overcomes everything she’s put through, even when the world is taking the fight from her.

Nash Monroe is my favourite. He’s fantastic and I’ve loved him from the start. He fits in with the others perfectly, and I loved watching him truly become one of them in this book. Blake is the perfect golden boy, so nice and funny. Kyan is the broody beast who’s fantastic. Saint is the brains who is able to keep them all together. Compared to what he’s like at the beginning, he has become a brilliant person. I love all four of them and they’re all so different, yet great.

Their relationship with Tatum is fantastic. They all compliment her in different ways and the five of them together just works. I also loved the hotness when they were taking her together. It was great to read and Tatum’s a champ for navigating all four of them.

The storyline developed well with the virus, Kyans crazy family, and Saints dad. I think everything worked out well in the end. It was exciting and everything rounded up well. There was some touch and go moments for the characters and there was humour. I laughed and I shouted at them.

I love Naill. He’s absolutely brilliant and I loved seeing him in this book. I’m so happy that he’s getting his own series.

I also loved the sly additions of mentioning their other books. Sneaky and clever.

I’m glad that the time was taken to really explore the happy ending between them all. I think it was absolutely perfect in every way. Nothing was left out and it couldn’t have ended any better.

The last line made me laugh a hell of a lot. Absolutely priceless. 🦑

Overall, I have absolutely loved reading this series and it’s kind of sad that it’s over. The characters are fantastic and I feel like we’ve truly been on a journey and got to know them. The storyline has been absolutely fantastic, and the ending was pure perfection.

I would wholeheartedly recommend this series.

My rating: 5/5*

P. S 🦑

A Single Touch (Irresistible Attraction Book 3) by W. Winters

This is the third and final book in the Irresistible Attraction series.

Sometimes you meet someone, maybe meet isn’t the right word. You don’t even have say hello for this to happen. You simply pass by them and everything in your world changes forever. Chills flow all the way from the crook in your neck where you imagine he’d kiss you, all the way down, with only a single glance.
I know you know what I’m referring to. The moment when something inside of you ignites to life, recognizing their other half that’s been gone for far too long.
It burns hot, destroying any hope that it’s only a coincidence, and that life will go back to what it was. These moments are never forgotten.
That’s only with a single glance.
I can tell you what a single touch will do. It will destroy you and everything you thought you knew.
I felt all of this with Jase Cross, every flick of the flames that roared inside of me.
I knew he’d be my downfall, and I was determined to be his just the same.

I enjoyed reading this book. The storyline was good with great characters.

Bethany and Jase have been brilliant characters. It was good to see Bethany learn the truth of everything. She had ever right to be mad and Jase, but I’m glad that she gave him a chance to explain. He hid too much from her.

I loved watching their relationship grow and develop. That spark they had was hot, especially when they played with fire. They deserved to be happy with each other. The ending was brilliant as well.

I liked the storyline and it was great to see Bathany reunite with Jenny. Marcus is an enigma, although it seems like more it learnt about him in other series by this author.

Overall, this series was Jase and Bethany’s story. It was great to read and I would definitely recommend it.

My rating: 5/5*