Beautiful Carnage (The Boys of Sinners Bay book 1)

This is the first book in The Boys of Sinners Bay series which can be read as a standalone.

“If she sleeps in my bed every night, she’ll end up falling in love with me…and that’ll be awkward as hell when I have to kill her.”

SLOAN
He’s my twisted nightmare.

My blood bound enemy.

My ruthless desire.

Our fates were spun the night he tried to kill me and now he’s back to destroy me for good.

It’s always been us versus them. The Calabresis against the Romeros.

This city is ours but they vowed to take it from us. And when they couldn’t, they took me instead.

Now I’m chained by the cruellest of them all; the man who wrapped his hands around my throat and tried to squeeze the life from me all those years ago.

But I won’t fall prey to him. I’m older, fiercer and I’ve grown claws of my own.

Rocco Romero thinks he can keep me captive, but he’s about to regret bringing a sleeping tiger into his home.

ROCCO
She’s my greatest failure.

The name that always haunts me.

My dirty little secret.

And when I had the chance to kidnap her from her wedding, nothing on God’s green earth could stop me.

She’s mine. I could take her life, her body or her heart if I wanted to.

But my brothers refuse to believe me.

So when they bet I can’t make the little principessa fall in love with me, of course I step up to the challenge.

And when she’s down on her knees, pouring her heart out, I’ll crush it in my fist.

I’m lining the Calabresis up like dominoes. And she’ll be the first to fall.

This book was a little outside of my normal reading genre, but I actually thoroughly enjoyed it.

The characters are great, the storyline was great and the plot developed at a good pace.

Sloan was a great character. She started out being pretty helpless and naive, but developed into a strong character.

Rocco was also a brilliant character. He really was harsh to begin with. He’s a complete stronzo, a total ass, and he completly owns it.

I loved the character development that Sloan and Rocco each had. Their relationship was an interesting one, both of them hating each other until they didn’t. I loved the exchanges between them, and enjoyed watching them grow. Ultimately, their relationship grew to be on fire.

Nicoli was an interesting character. I didn’t like him to begin with and found him to be a little selfish and possessive, until the end when he actually listened to her and let her to make her own choice.

Frankie and Enzo were also great characters, and the addition with Coco was also great.

It was a good change to read a book with no cliffhanger by our Celestial Authors.

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

My rating: 5/5*

Kings of Lockdown (Brutal Boys of Everlake Prep Book 2) by Caroline Peckham and Susanne Valenti

This is the second book in the Brutal Boys of Everlake Prep

The sex tape
The fish stew
The Unspeakables
The storm
The font
The bathtub
The ice
The gun
The clothes
The humiliation
The shower
The letters
THE VOW


I had my chance to run from these brutal boys and I didn’t take it. The bonds between us are too strong now. Bonds of blood, oaths, betrayal and vengeance. And I intend to make good on all of them. I’ve made my list. And I won’t stop until each and every one of their crimes has been paid for.



Divide and conquer. We’re going to tear them apart from the inside out. I won’t quit until I’ve had my pound of flesh and then some. These broken boys paint themselves up as kings and stand themselves on a pedestal above everybody else. But that only means they’ve got further to fall. And they’re going to fall hard.



I know their strength now, but I’ve learned their weaknesses too. And I might just be becoming their greatest one. My father taught me how to survive, and it’s time to use everything I know about predators to lure them into my own trap.



Lies, betrayal, seduction. I’ll use every weapon at my disposal to bring them to their knees and once I’m done with them, they won’t own me.


I’ll own them.

🦑 – That is all.

This book was absolutely brilliant. I was glued to it from the start. The storyline is brilliant, the characters are fantastic and the plot developed well.

There was plenty of humour in this book, and it had me proper laughing at various points, but it also had a dark twisted storyline as well. It was incredibly well balanced.

Tatum is absolutely brilliant. She’s such a strong character and after everything she’s gone through, she just keeps fighting back. I absolutely loved seeing her get her revenge in this book.

The boys actually grew on me and Blake definitely shined more so than the others in, this book. Kyan is an interesting character. The little mentions of his family and life leave you intrigued and I hope we learn more about what he’s gone through. Saint is also an interesting character. He definitely showed his softer side, but he is also the strictest and still punished her more than the others. I think the three of them are having a fantastic character development.

Nash Monroe might just be one of my favourite characters from any book, and he’s definitely made the top three at least. He’s Tatum’s knight in shining armour and the sexual tension between them is on fire. I absolutely loved seeing their relationship grow, especially as he became one of the tribe. The chemistry between them, especially at the end, was smoking hot. I really hope that this relationship between them continues to grow because it’s absolutely fantastic to read.

The development with the Unspeakables was an interesting one.

The ending. Our Celestial Authors are notorious with their cliffhangers. I found it quite unexpected and it’s only left me buzzing to read the next book. My heart breaks for Tatum, but I believe that she’s a strong enough character to thrive and conquer the situation. She also has her tribe at her back.

Overall, this book was absolutely fantastic. I would definitely recommend this series. The characters are brilliant and the storyline is fantastic.

My rating: 5/5*