Carnival Hill (The Harlequin Crew Book 3) by Caroline Peckham and Susanne Valenti

This is the third book in the Harlequin series.

I thought that I was broken before, but my damage never tasted as bitter as this.

The Harlequin boys are more than just a memory now. More than a daydream of our youth and an idea to cling onto.

They’re my greatest weakness and my biggest regret, but I’ve started to realise that coming back to Sunset Cove was always my fate.

My heart beats to the turn of the tide here. My skin only warms beneath this sun. And my soul will only ever be home on these streets and with the men who grew out of my memories.

But nothing is the same as I remember and the time for childish games is coming to an end.

I may want to pretend that the last ten years never happened, but the nightmare I lost myself in has followed me home and I can’t keep ignoring the things I once did to survive.

The question is, will my mistakes be the end of me and my boys? Will the choices I made then change everything now?
And will the life I never wanted steal away my only chance at the life I’m afraid to wish for?

Firstly, sometimes I really hate our celetrial authors.

I also love them because their ability to draw you into a story and connect you to characters is a darn gift.

I loved reading this book. The characters are brilliant, if not frustrating, and the story is great.

Rogue is brilliant, but her decision at the end was just pure stupid. She’s strong willed and determined, but I love how broken she really is inside.

The boys are great. I love JJ and Maverick. Seeing them together was brilliant in this book and I absolutely love the connection they have with Rogue.

Chase redeemed himself in this book. He definitely suffered enough and got way more than he deserved, but his experience has turned him into a better character. I loved seeing him and Rogue grow closer.

Fox is frustrating. I like him, and I love how possessive he is, but he is also unreasonable. You can’t control Rogue and he needs to realise that. He made stupid decisions, especially at the end and ultimately, it’s knd of his fault that Rogue did what she did.

Luther actually grew on me in this book which I never expected to happen. I enjoyed seeing a more humane side of him and seeing him face the mistakes he made.

Fucking Shawn.

Just fucking Shawn.

Jesus christ that man. I hate him. He is a psycho and I seriously hope he meets his end at some point.

The ending is painful and you two are seriously mean sometimes. I hope the boys realise the truth and save her from her stupid decision.

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

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*

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*