Devil’s Pass by Caroline Peckham and Susanne Valenti

This is a Novella prequel to Sinners Playground (The Harlequin Crew Book 1)


Ten years ago, The Harlequin Boys broke my heart.

I thought my life was complete with them at my side, the five of us against the world, having each other’s backs no matter what the cost.

I’d fight for them until my dying breath.

It’s just a shame they didn’t feel the same.

Once upon a time, my imperfect world shone bright with the light of four boys I would have killed for.

This is the story of how they destroyed me.

I really enjoyed this Novella and it has me super excited for the first book in the series coming out.

Rogue is a brilliant character and I can already tell that she’s going to be really hardcore. She’s already been through a lot and I think the events of this Novella are only going to make her stronger.

The four boys are great. Each one seems to have their own personality and I loved the relationship they each had with Rogue. You can’t fault their reasoning behind their actions, however harsh it was. I’m looking forward to getting to know each of them more in the main book.

The storyline was brilliant. They did everything to protect her, but she doesn’t know that. I can already imagine how the main book is going to go. She doesn’t know the truth behind their actions and hates them for what they’ve done. They eachoce her but want to protect her from Luther’s threats.

I can ready tell that Luther is an arsehole, and if he’s in the main book, I can imagine he’s even more of a dick 10 years later.

This was a brilliant prequel and introduction to this new series. The characters are ready great and I’m looking forward to reading the main book and seeing what has changed in 10 years.

My rating: 5/5*

The Golden Boys (Kings of Cypress Prep Book 1) by Rachel Jonas and Nikki Thorne

This is the first book in the King’s of Cypress Prep series.

West Golden—so easy to hate, yet so hard to resist.

Don’t let that pretty face of his fool you. He isn’t the boy next door, or the kind you trust with your heart. He’s the devil in designer jeans, with all the charm of a bona fide psycho.

Trust me.

He swears I did something to cross him before I even stepped foot inside Cypress Prep, but it’s a lie. No one knows better than me that I’m all out of chances. One more misstep and I can kiss my future goodbye, which means I can’t possibly be guilty of whatever he thinks I’ve done.

West marks me with a target anyway, and as this town’s football star, no one dares to go against him. His money, status, and the loyalty of his equally entitled brothers makes him seem untouchable. Only, I know better than that.

This false god isn’t infallible like he wants the world to believe. Whenever I stare into those devilish green eyes, I see it plain as day. The chink in his armor. His one and only weakness.

Me.

The King of Cypress Prep has finally met his match, and taking him down just became an inside job.

I enjoyed reading this book. The characters are great, the storyline is great and the plot developed well.

Blue is such a strong character. She has a lot to deal with at home, and then coming to this new school and dealing with everyone there just adds to her problems. She’s a fighter and gerts through everything thrown at her.

West is also a great character. I loved his nicer side, and even a bit of his dickish side, but at the end he was just pure savage. I loved the development between him and Blue. The tension between them is hot, and it was nice to see those walls drop at times, but the end. Savage. Just Savage.

Vin is an arsehole. I’m really intrigued to find out what went on between him and Blue, but damn West for believing what he was told. He just needed to ask Blue about it, but of course, he didn’t.

All of the other characters were great additions, except for Parker. She’s a bitch. Pandora was a great addition.

The storyline was great. There’s that underlying mystery surrounding the photos circumstances, and I’m really looking forward to finding out more about that.

I’m looking forward to the next book and I really hope Blue comes back fighting hard. West deserves some payback for that stunt at the end.

Overall, this was a great book and I’d definitely recommend it.

My rating: 5/5*

Darkmore Penitentiary 2: Captive Fae (Supernatural Prison for Dark Fae) by Caroline Peckham and Susanne Valenti

This is the second book in the Supernatural Prison for Dark Fae series.

I came here with a single goal in mind. An aim. A purpose.
I will break out of Darkmore Penitentiary.

But I was a fool to think that it would be so simple. And now with more and more Fae relying on me to get them out of this slice of hell, I find myself unable to do a damn thing.

Mason Cain stabbed me in the back and left me to rot in the dark. So now I have another goal in mind before I escape this place, because no one messes with the Queen of the Oscura Clan and lives to tell the tale. The moment I get out of this place, my sights will be set on him.

Between the four alpha males luring me in, the psychopaths trying to kill me and the monster roaming the halls at night, I have my hands full in here.

But one thing is for sure. I’m not throwing my life away in this place.

So I’ll do whatever it takes to escape.

This was absolutely fantastic. The storyline was brilliant, the characters are great and once again, our Celestial Authors have outdone themselves.

Rosalie is such a strong feisty character. After spending that amount of time in the hole, and coming out of it sane, she deserves a darn medal. I love her relationship with all of the guys, and love how it’s developing with each of them. Her group therepy sessions were absolutely hilarious, and I loved how Cain reacted to them.

Mason Cain has stolen my heart. I absolutely love him. He is an absolute stronzo for sure, but he let out his softer side at moments in this book. Once Rosalie told him what her father did to her, he felt bad for what he’d done. He’s growing relationship with her is absolutely brilliant and I loved the moment he gave in to his desires. Mason at the end though… Oh my god, I was feeling so sorry for him. I sure as hell hope that Rosalie isn’t too much of a arse towards him in the next book, and I hope he does actually help her.

I love Sin. He’s hilarious, but bloody hell he doesn’t listen. I also love Ethan. It was great to see him finally grow some balls towards the end of the book. Both of them with Rosalie was hot as hell.

Roary is probably least favourite out of them, although I do still like him. I just don’t see the natural chemistry between him and Rosalie, but that may be because he keeps holding back. He deserves to get out of this prison, and I sure as help he does. I hope they all do.

I set myself up for everything to go wrong at the end. It was all going too well and nothing ever goes that well. I didn’t expect it to happen the way it did though and I’m really looking forward to seeing what happens in the next book now that they have a deadline. I’m also intrigued to see how the news about phych will play out.

Our Celestial Authors need to keep some food sacred. Is nothing safe? Gah. Thank for ruining more food items I love.

I love all of the easter eggs we get, but I have so many questions.

Who is Benjamin Acrux? What the hell happened with Darius? What happened with Ryder? Gahhh

This book was absolutely fantastic. I love the storyline and the characters are absolutely fantastic. All the books in Solaria are fantastic and I would definitely recommend them all.

P.S I love Mason Cain.

My rating: 5/5*

Just Drop Out: Hannaford Prep Year One by J Bree

This is the first book in the Hannaford Prep series.

After surviving foster care and a high school that breeds gang members and drug dealers I’ve finally found my path to freedom: emancipation and a full ride scholarship at the ultra-exclusive Hannaford Prep.

All I have to do is survive.

After attracting the wrong sort of attention from the richest boy in the country, pissing off the hottest guy in school and being humiliated in front of my favorite rock idol I am now the target of the most popular, and cruelest, group in the freshman class.

They want my blood.
They can have it.
I’m stronger than any spoilt rich kid.

But can I survive the game the Juniors have started with me as the goal? Now every boy at Hannaford wants to have me.

All except the three I want.

Ash, Harley, and Blaise don’t care about the game, all they care about is destroying me.

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

Lips was a great character. She’s strong, determined and stubborn. Her background was a little bit of a mystery until we learnt more at the end. Her connection to the gangs and the Jackal are kept quite vague most of the way through. I’m looking forward to learning more about her as the series progresses.

Avery was a good character and I love dher character development. She makes life hell for Lips but always fails in making her leave. After the development at the end, I’m looking forward to seeing how things change.

Ash, Harley and Blaise are complete dicks. They, alongside Avery, make life hell for her most of the time. I didn’t mind Harley as much and I believe that he does actually like her. I’m intrigued to see how things will develop between them, especially with Avery’s change of heart.

The storyline was good. Joey is a complete maniac. We learn more about how psychotic he really is as the book develops. The power of the Jackal impacts him though. I’m intrigued to see how things will develop. The whole gang situation with the Jackal is interesting too and I suspect that there’s more to the story than we know.

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

My rating: 5/5*

Alchemy Academy: Champions Secret (Book 3)

Book 3 of an upper YA magic academy romance series, Alchemy Academy: Champions Secret, is out today!

Break the lock – Check
Retrieve the Ruby – Check
Now to enter the dark realm and bargain for my freedom.
Everything has come together at last, and I’m ready.
How could anything go wrong now?
It couldn’t .

How wrong I was to believe that.
Things couldn’t get any worse and I’m now faced with the biggest challenge of my life.
I will conquer it though.
I have to.

Haven’t started the series yet? Check out Alchemy Academy (Book 1)

Welcome to Alchemy Academy.
We’ll give you the building blocks to harness your natural power and control your magic. You’ll learn to let the waters flow and let the fire burn strong, to let the earth shake and the winds blow. The only limit is yourself.

I was never meant to be on this island, but my own curiosity got the better of me. The Shadowmaster let me stay for whatever reason. Everyone seems to be able to do magic, except me.
Yes, magic is indeed real.
I don’t belong here.
But I’m Roxy. I make the best of any situation and this one will be no different.


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Knockout Queen (The Heights Crew Book 4) by E. M Moore

This is the fourth and final book in The Heights Crew series.

I came to the Heights with a purpose.

Join the Heights Crew. Move up the ranks. Make it implode from the inside out.

But more than anything, make them suffer as much as I’ve suffered over the years because of them.

I planned everything…or so I’d thought. I had a contingency plan for my contingency plan, but that was before I met them. The few members of the crew who’ve already irrevocably changed my life.

I thought I knew what I wanted, and I still do want that, but if getting my vengeance means ruining my future—our future—how can I live with that?

Oh, hell, what a book this was. I absolutely love it, and I can honestly say that I hardly ever read a book this quick.

Kyla has been absolutely brilliant. She’s had chance after chance to get out of the Crew, but she hasn’t. She doesn’t want to let her plan go, and she doesn’t want to leave her boys behind. She’s such a strong character, and some of the stuff she goes through in this book, and yet comes out the over side just proves it.

Johnny is everything. He’s my new book boyfriend. He’s been an absolutely fantastic character and his character development has been brilliant. I absolutely love his relationship with Kyla, and I love the development he has over her relationship with the other three. Those moments between them all were hot. I loved seeing him finally stand up to his dad. Kyla brought the best of him out.

Magnum has been a brilliant character too. I’ve loved seeing his relationship with Kyla grow. His loyalty and friendship with Johnny has also been brilliant, and he really helped with making Johnny understand Kyla’s choice to want all four of them. His big secret at the end. Holy shit, I did not see that coming. Sly, Mag, sly. He definitely saved the day at the end.

Oscar and Brawler have both been brilliant characters too. They’re relationship with Kyla has been brilliant. I also love how they’ve gradually gotten closer to Johnny, and accepted him, and in the end, they’ve all become a family.

Big Daddy K. Jesus christ, what a man. I did not see his manipulation and plot at the end coming. I knew he was a monster the whole way through, but jesus, he exceeded my expectations. His relationship with Johnny, I mean, god it was wrong. I felt so sorry for him growing up with that monster. At the end, I was just wishing for his death. He was a disgusting monster of a man. I was completely satisfied with his ending, and I couldn’t have wished for it any more than I did.

The storyline was absolutely fantastic. There was twists and turns that I really didn’t see coming. It was just brilliant to read. I haven’t been this gripped on a book for a while, and I’ve completely binge read this series.

Overall, this series has been absolutely fantastic, and it’s slipped its way into my all time top 5. I would definitely recommend this series. It’s a masterpiece.

My rating: 5/5*

Beautiful Soldier (The Heights Crew Book 3) by E. M Moore

This is the third book in The Heights Crew series.

In the Heights, everyone fears the Heights Crew. I wish I had the luxury.

I can’t afford to run away from them, I have to run to them. Why? Because now they’re my only chance at survival.

Johnny, Brawler, Oscar, Magnum—I hope we can all come together to get out of this. It’s going to take a lot more than luck to free me from the wrongs I’ve been accused of. Like relying on the one person I’d rather put a bullet in than place my life at his feet.

It’s done now, though. Now I’m more a part of them than I’ve ever wanted to be.

I’m not just their prizefighter. I’m their Beautiful Soldier.

This series has got me completely gripped. I absolutely love it, and this book was brilliant.

Kyla is a brilliant character. After the events of the last book, she finds herself in a sticky situation at the beginning of this one. Magnum and Johnny pull through the get her out of it though. She’s such a strong character, physically and mentally, and things definitely didn’t get easier for her in this book.

I’m in love with Johnny. I feel so sorry for him and we really get to see what his life is like in this book with how his dad treats him. His love for Kyla is quite endearing and I absolutely love how their relationship has developed. I was so happy to see him go against his dad’s orders and finally take his moments with Kyla. His reaction to finding out about the other guys was brilliant. Rather than kill them like you’d expect, he swears to fight for Kyla. I can see him eventually accepting them all, especially as he seems to be accepting Mags relationship with her. I just love him. He needs them all in his life.

I love Magnum too. You really see his relationship with Kyla develop in this book, and I just love his character. I love the respect and friendship he has towards Johnny as well.

Oscar and Brawler are also brilliant characters and I also love their relationship with Kyla. I also love they willingness to help Kyla save Johnny. They all have reason to hate him, but they accept what Kyla sees in him and are willing to help, bring him into their little family. I hope it all works out well in the end.

I didn’t think it was possible to hate a character as much as I hate Big Daddy K. He is a monster of a man. His reaction and punishment after finding out about Johnny and Kyla disobeying his orders was the last straw for him. I really hope he gets what he deserves.

The storyline is brilliant. More twists keep occurring and it’s exciting to see. The ending was another cliffhanger which has left me desperate to know what happens next. I swear that if anything happens to Johnny, I’ll loose it.

Overall, this series is fantastic, and I loved this book. I would absolutely recommend it.

My rating: 5/5*

Arm Candy Warrier (The Heights Crew Book 2) by E. M Moore

This is the second book in The Heights Crew series.

I don’t belong in the Heights.

Truth be told, no one does. It’s dirty, grimy. Riddled with crime, the destitute, and the desperate. Where the family unit doesn’t always mean a mom, a dad, and two-point-five kids. It’s whoever gives you the time of day.

That’s how the Heights Crew came about. The only relationship that counts in the Heights is if you’re a part of the Crew. There, gang ties are thicker than blood. More important than money, safety, or any other promise we’re supposed to have in this life. Even more important than yourself.

Me? I’m in, and I can’t get out.

Some days, I’m not even sure I want to.

I’m absolutely loving this series, and this book was brilliant.

I love the characters. Kyla is such a strong, intense character who’s gotten herself in a situation which is far more complicated than she expected. She’s doing the best she can why sticking to her motive to be there.

I absolutely love Johnny. I love the chemistry between them and I absolutely loved seeing their relationship develop in this book. God it’s frustrating how he won’t give into his desires though. I can’t wait to see them have each other fully and I bloody well hope that it’s in the book. He’s fiercely protective and possessive of her which is endearing, except he is literally beating anyone who so much as touches her up. I’m intrigued to see how it’s going to go with the other guys in the scene.

Brawler and Oscar are both great characters. I love the relationship they have with her, and I love the fact they know about each other. Magnum is a great character too. I love how their relationship is developing, but they haven’t crossed that line yet. I’m looking forward to Magnum taking that leap, and giving into his feelings.

The storyline is brilliant. There’s new twists and turns and we’re learning more about the Crew. Big Daddy K is clearly a ruthless leader, and obviously slightly unhinged. Johnny can’t see what Kyla sees with it being his dad. I’m intrigued to see how all all this will play out, especially with her original plan and motive.

The cliffhanger at the end was unexpected. The fact she’s now relying on the man she hates… I’m looking forward to reading the next book.

Overall, this book was brilliant and I would definitely recommend this series. I’m absolutely loving it.

My rating: 5/5*

Uppercut Princess (The Heights Crew Book 1) by E. M. Moore

This is the first book in The Heights Crew series.

Vengeance is NOT my middle name.

It’s in my blood.

It’s tattooed on my skin.

It’s with me 24/7. The thing that drives me.

It’s also what brings me to Rawley Heights. No one would willingly come here otherwise. But me? I don’t have a choice.

Here, everyone fears the Heights Crew. They’re not just some small-town gang, they’re the real deal. Crime. Sex. Murder. Angry, self-obsessed dudes with bad attitudes.

And they’re exactly who I need to get my vengeance from.

I have my work cut out for me, but don’t worry, they have no idea who they’re dealing with.

I’m counting on it.

I absolutely loved this book, and it had me completely gripped. The storyline was great, the characters were fantastic and the plot developed at a good pace.

Kyla is a great main character. She has a plan and she’s determined to see it through no matter what. She’s strong and feisty, and she’s dealing with the situation she’s in well.

I loved Johnny. He’s the sort of character you’re not meant to like, but I found myself really liking him. I think he’s just a product of his upbringing. Even though he’s essentially claimed Kyla, I do get the impression that he actually cares about her. He’s fiercely possessive. He’s morales aren’t completly right, but I’m hoping that Kyla can help change that. I’m actually really hoping that Kyla and Johnny’s relationship grows and develops into something real.

I likes Oscar and Brawler too. They are both strong characters although very different. She seems to have a natural connection to Brawler, especially after his past. Oscar however, she doesn’t, yet they still seem to click. Magnum is the mystery. He obviously feels something towards Kyla with all of his staring and help, but he’s not giving much away. I’m intrigued to how his character is going to develop.

The storyline was great. We gradually learn more about the gang situation, yet it’s not the whole story. I’m looking forward to seeing how the story develops in the next book.

The cliffhanger had me enough that I started the next book in the series straight away. The ending was definitely a turn of events, so I’m looking forward to seeing the consequences of that in the next book.

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

My rating: 5/5*

Hate (Madison Kate Book 1) by Tate James

This is the first book in the Madison Kate series.

“Madison Kate Danvers was murdered tonight.”

Those words changed my life, and not for the better.

They were wrong, of course. I wasn’t dead. But I was set up.

After being charged with a string of offences–and made an example of by my political minded father–I’m eventually released back into Shadow Grove with one thing on my mind.

Hate.

Someone is going to pay for derailing my carefully laid out future. Someone is going to catch the full force of my hate. How very convenient that someone just moved into the bedroom down the hall from me.

Archer D’Ath and his boys messed with the wrong chick and they’re about to learn just how cold Madison Kate’s hate can run.

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

Madison Kate is a great main character. She’s quite fierce and strong willed. She’s been through a lot which has moulded her into the person she is. She’s lost everything in her life but she comes back fighting. I’m looking forward to seeing how her character develops as the series progresses.

The boys are interesting characters. Archer comes across like a dick, but I think underneath the exterior, he isn’t. There isn’t too much to like at the moment with him really. He’s broody and grouchy, but I do see that changing the more MK gets to know him. I’m looking forward to seeing how he develops as a character. Kody and Steel are both great. They have moments of humanity and made more of an effort to connect with MK. I liked the relationship she has going with Kody more than the others at the moment.

The storyline was great. There are enough twists which come to light to keep you invested in the plot. I’m intrigued to see who her stalker is and I’m looking forward to finding out the actual truth about Riot Night and her mums murder. I suspect that MKs truth isn’t the actual truth.

Overall, this book was great to read and I’m looking forward to the next. I’d definitely recommend it.

My rating: 5/5*