Dead Man’s Isle (The Harlequin Crew Book 2) by Caroline Peckham and Susanne Valenti

This is the second book in the Harlequin Crew series

I’m the girl who no one wanted. Or the one who got away. Depending on who you ask.

Either way, betrayal and heartache have been my friends for far too long and it’s time for me to start over.

I gave the Harlequin boys a chance to change. A chance to prove that history wasn’t just set to repeat itself. But they failed with spectacular colours.

Maybe it’s time for me to stop running. After all, Sunset Cove has been living under the Harlequins’ thumb for far too long. It’s time to set our demons free and let them burn this place to the ground. Who knows if I’ll survive the fallout?
But I guess I’ll soon find out if dead girls can die twice.

This book was fantastic. The characters are brilliant and the storyline is great.

Rogue is a fantastic character. She’s strong-willed and I love her snark towards the boys. She has a unique relationship with each of the boys. She’s just brilliant.

I loved Maverick in this book. It was interesting to learn what he went through and you can understand why he is the way he is. He’s such a broken boy, and his relationship with Rogue is great. She’s just as broken.

I love JJ. He’s just so genuinely nice. I love his relationship with Rogue and I love how he’s changed his lifestyle because of her. The scenes of him trying to make up the money in the Dollhouse had me laughing.

Fox is alright, but he’s so possessive and he’s not giving Rogue what she needs. I completely understand how she feels and acts towards him. I was struggling to like Chase most of the way through this book…until the end. He deserved everything he got for what he did, but the ending was too much. He’s had his punishment and I think his actions at the end made up for it. To end the book like that…damn you Celestial authors.

The Everlake Prep crossover was fantastic. I’d love to see more Tatum and Rogue moments.

Fucking Shawn.

I hate that man. He’s awlful and I hope he gets everything he deserves eventually.

Luther intrigues me. His actions in this book have made me almost like him when I feel like I shouldn’t. I don’t want to like him. I don’t kniw whether to believe what he says or not. Will he screw everyone over or not? Only time will tell.

Overall, I would definitely recommend this book. The series is amazing. The characters are brilliant and the storyline is great.

P.S fucking Shawn

Shattered Soul (Riverside Docks Crew Book 2)

The second book is the Riverside Docks Crew series is out now!

Claimed.
Shot.
Kidnapped.
Threatened.
Kidnapped again.
Tortured.

The Crew has taken everything from me. I’ve even lost the only family I had, and yet I’m still here.

Frankie Gomez staked his claim on me, but even he didn’t expect to develop feelings.

My shattered soul craves more though.
Frankie, Joe, Ash and Chris.
They all saved me. They all own a part of my broken soul.

The Crew may be thicker than blood, and Tiger might be the boss, but I’ve made my own gang with these men. And we’re going to rage war upon the Royal Gang for what they did.

The Riverside Docks Crew, the Downtown Bridge Crew and the Royal Gang might have been at war before, but they’ve seen nothing yet.

The war is only just beginning.

This is the second book in a reverse harem, dark romance series, featuring dark themes and gang violence.

Check out book one, Riverside Warrior here:

Dirty Dom (Valetti Crime Family Book 1) by Willow Winters

This is the first book in the Valetti Crime Family series, although this book can also be read as a standalone.

I’m not always proud of the man I am, but when you grow up in a crime family, there aren’t a lot of options.
I do what I have to do, and more than often, I crave it.

The power, the women, the money. All of it comes easy to me.
Until Becca walked into my office.

Everything about her was tempting. Her beautiful eyes that pierced into me, her body that was made for sin.
She came to pay off a debt, but I wanted more.
So I did what I’ve always done, I took what I wanted.

She’s a good girl who never should have walked through that door.
I never should have touched her, but now that I have, I can’t stop.

I’ll push her boundaries, she’ll cave to temptation.
We’ll both forget about the danger.
And that’s a mistake I can’t afford…

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

Becca was a good character. She’s having a hard time, and then stumbled into Dom while laying off her dead husbands debt. She’s a strong character and deals with everything well given the circumstances. She battles against her feelings towards Dom though.

Dom was brilliant. He’s got a dark family, but they’re also close. He knows he wants Becca from the start and he fights to get her. He saves her, and I love how hard he takes her rejection. I enjoyed the small insight to his family as well. It was nice to see a mob family so close.

I loved watching them come together, because ultimately, he gives everything up for her. I feel like they needed to be together. She needed someone strong to have her back and I feel that he needed something more in his life.

Overall, this book was a quick enjoyable read and I’d definitely recommend it.

My rating: 5/5*

Wild Card (Advantage Play Book 1) by Kelsie Rae

This is the first book in the Advantage Play series, but it can also be read as a standalone.

Rule #1: Keep your head down and your eyes up. It makes you invisible. But not stupid.

I should’ve known I’d get caught counting cards, especially in a mob-owned casino. But I’m desperate. And desperate times call for desperate measures. Now I find myself in the basement beneath the casino with a bruise the size of Texas on my cheek and the promise that the head of the family, Kingston Romano, will be visiting me soon.

I’ve heard the rumors.

This is just the beginning.

I’m screwed.

Then I meet Kingston face to face. Sensing my desperation, he approaches me with a proposition to pay for my transgression. And I have no choice but to accept it.

What I’m not ready for, however, are the consequences that follow, putting me in the crosshairs of a war between the Romanos and a rival family, the Allegrettis.

As the cards are played and lives are threatened, I’m left with no choice. I need to pick a side and decide if I’m all in, or if I’ll be taken for all I’m worth.

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

Ace is a brilliant character. She’s feisty and strong. She’s had a rough past that has shaped her into the person she is. She’s screwing over the casinos on the way to her little plan of vengeance, and she gets caught by Kingston.

I loved Kingston. His fairly new to taking charge of his family. He’s a dark man, but Ace finds the light in him. He gets completely drawn in by Ace, and ultimately, they fall for each other.

It was brilliant to watch them grow together. They just work. She got him, to bring down his walls, and he made her do the same. They both hate the same man, but for different reason.

The story was brilliant. I loved how it revolved around poker, while using it to bring down the Allegrettis. I enjoyed how everything slowly pieced together, and then came together at the end. I also loved the connection with Gigi.

I think the difference POV chapters added to the story and gave a wider picture.

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

My rating: 5/5*

Scorned Princess (Crooked Paradise Book 1) by Eva Chance and Harlow King

This is the first book in the Crooked Paradise series.

Hell hath no fury…

I thought I was trading one evil for a lesser one. Marry a man I might eventually love, forge an alliance between his gang and my father’s, and get out from under Dad’s sadistic thumb.

Turns out my fiancé has other plans. Like slaughtering me and my entire family the night before the wedding.

I make it out alive, left with nothing but a thirst for vengeance. But if I want to crush the prick who betrayed me, I have to turn to the biggest pricks of them all.

Hot, cocky, and dangerous, Wylder Noble and his men rule Paradise Bend. Their help doesn’t come cheap. I’ve got to prove I’m strong enough to deserve it.

Whatever they throw at me, I can take it. No taunting words or scorching looks will break the wall around my heart.

They think I’m made of glass? I’m a girl of shards that can cut you to the bone.

Before this is over, someone’s going to bleed. And this time, it won’t be me.

I really enjoyed this book. The characters were great, the storyline was great and the plot developed well.

Mercy is a fantastic character. She witnesses absolutely hell and barely escapes with her life. She turns to the Nobles because she doesn’t have anywhere else to go. She’s strong, fierce, stubborn and determined. I loved her character. She puts up with a lot of shit by the boys, and yet there’s a connection between them all.

The four boys are good characters. Wylder is an interesting character. He’s naturally suspicious about her, and given his family and her family, you can understand it. He does treat her like shit though and some of the things he makes her do is just harsh. Kaige, Gideon and Rowan are also good, interesting characters. The spark between Mercy and Kaige is brilliant. Gideon seems like the quiet one although he was nice to her. She has a history with Rowan which has left things a little bitter. I’m intrigued to learn more about that. They’re all very different characters with very different personalities. I think the occasional POV chapter from the boys helps you to understand them more.

I think there was just the right amount of spark between Mercy and the boys. There’s clear tension between them all, but their bodies are also betraying their thoughts. I’m looking forward to seeing this develop.

The storyline is brilliant. Ultimately, Mercy wants revenge on Colt. She does everything to make them believe that she isn’t going to screw them over. I loved reading her solve they’re little murder case and I loved how it all turned out.

The ending is definitely a cliffhanger. Just when things looked to be on the up, that happened. I’m intrigued to find out whether the boys did screw her over or whether Colt just said that. It has definitely left me looking forward to the next book in the series.

Overall, I really enjoyed this book. The characters are brilliant, the storyline is great and I’m looking forward to seeing how thing are going to develop.

I would definitely recommend this book.

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*

Riverside Warrior (Riverside Docks Crew Book 1) release

The first book of my newest series is out today!

The Crew stole my freedom.
They changed my life.
But I’m a warrior.

Frankie Gomez, the gang leader’s son, the future of the Riverside Docks Crew has claimed me.
I didn’t want anything to do with the gang. I didn’t want anything to do with him.
I didn’t have a choice.

Frankie, Joe, Ash.
I’m surrounded by these men with no way out.
But when I find myself in the middle of the gang wars, Frankie is the only person who can save me alongside his two bodyguards.

This is the first book in a reverse harem, dark romance gang series.

Riverside Warrior (Riverside Docks Crew Book 1) by Jess Peters

I have a new book available for pre-order!

The Crew stole my freedom.
They changed my life.
But I’m a warrior

Frankie Gomez, the gang leader’s son. The future of the Riverside Docks Crew has claimed me.
I didn’t want anything to do with the gang. I didn’t want anything to do with him.
I didn’t have a choice.

Frankie, Joe, Ash.
I’m surrounded by these men with no way out.
The Crew is for life. The Crew is thicker than blood.

But when I find myself in the middle of the gang wars, Frankie is the only person who can save me alongside his two bodyguards.

I will survive this.
Warriors always do.



This is the first book in a reverse harem, dark romance series, featuring dark themes and gang violence.

Sinners’ Playground (The Harlequin Crew Book 1) by Caroline Peckham and Susanne Valenti

This is the first book in the Harlequin Crew series.

Dead girls don’t feel pain.

But they like the taste of vengeance.

Maybe that’s why I came back to my hometown. Because it sure as hell wasn’t for the surf. But what else was I supposed to do when I found myself in Sunset Cove with twenty bucks to my name, the key to my enemies’ secrets hanging around my neck and a mouth full of grave dirt that wouldn’t wash clean?

I hate the Harlequin boys.

But this is the perfect opportunity to take what they owe me. Because once upon a time, they broke my heart, stole my life and sent me away from everything I’d ever known.

Fox, JJ, Chase and Maverick.

The four names tattooed onto my heart more permanently than any of the ink on my skin. They don’t just live in this town anymore, they rule it. And the view here may be beautiful, but the sun, sea and sand hide dark secrets.

The gangs.
The lies.
The violence.

It all lurks beneath a veil so thin that once you’ve seen through it, you can never close your eyes to the truth again.

But I don’t plan on closing my eyes. I have four devils set in my sights. And this dead girl no longer has anything to lose

This book was absolutely brilliant, like every other book these two write.

The characters are fantastic, the storyline is brilliant and the cliffhanger was just as painful as the other ones in all of their books.

Rogue is a fantastic character. In the ten years since the prequel novella, she has gone through so much stuff and come out a strong character. I love her.

The boys are great too. Their divided after what happened in the prequel. JJ is my favourite. He’s nice and fun, although his lifestyle and job isn’t particularly to my taste. Fox is ok too, however he is a possessive ass and isn’t giving Rogue what she needs. Chase had moments when he was ok, but at the end… What the hell, Chase? Maverick. What happened? Holy hell. He must have gone through some shit in prison to end up like that.

I love the way Rogue gets to know the boys again, as the men they are now. She has every right to hate them, but she also doesn’t know what they’ve been through with Luther.

I’m intrigued to see what Luther’s like now. He was an absolute dick, and by the sounds of it, he still is.

Shawn.

Bloody Shawn. It’s amazing how you can hate a character you’ve never met so much.

I loved the connection between his gang and the Harlequin’s, and yet they all don’t know it yet.

The ending. Christ, I didn’t see that coming. I had prepared myself for everything to go wrong, but it still managed to surprise me.

Overall, this book was fantastic and I’m looking forward to the next in the series. I would definitely recommend reading this. I’d also recommend reading the prequel, Devil’s Pass, although it’s not necessary for reading this book. It’ll just give an idea of how everything went to shit in the ten years and why they hate each other.

My rating: 5/5*