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.

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*

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Liar (Madison Kate Book 2) by Tate James

This is the second book in the Madison Kate series.

“Liar, liar, pants on fire.”

The words scrawled on the back of my newest stalker mail makes my blood run cold. I have no idea if it’s the lie I know, or one that I don’t.

Since arriving back into Shadow Grove, I’ve been stalked, tormented, chased and almost killed. I’ve been lied to, repeatedly, by people I was growing to trust.

Liar.

That word haunts me. Someone knows more about my life than I do. Someone is taunting me with answers and teasing me with secrets. Am I desperate enough to fall for more deception?

Archer and his boys made a huge mistake when they lied to me. They thought they could play me but they’re about to learn that they’ve met their match.

No one stabs Madison Kate and gets away with it.

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

Madison Kate is a great character. She’s strong, tough, sassy and doesn’t take any shit from anyone. She’s been through a lot, and goes through more. She makes it through everything, and you have to admire her determination to get by.

I love Kody and Steele in this book. Both of them developed well, and actually became more understanding of how Madison Kate feels. I loved how their relationships developed and the three of them together was hot.

Archer is an arsehole. I love the sexual tension between them, but he is still a dick. It was nice to see his family home at thanksgiving, and we got to learn a little more about his family. He just continues to act like a dick around Madison Kate though.

I enjoyed the storyline and the development with her attempted murder and stalker. Are they the same person or different? I like how the boys are protective of her, and they do save her life.

Madison Kate’s dad is a dickhead, especially after the revelation at the end. I do feel like theirs more to the story though.

I enjoyed the ending. It was action packed, and then with what happened to Madison Kate. I liked seeing her with Archer then, before they argued as usual. Then the revelation at the end was a shocker. I’m looking forward to reading the next book and finding out how that develops.

Overall, I really enjoyed this book. The storyline was great and the characters are brilliant. I would definitely recommend this series.

My rating: 5/5*

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*

Those Heartless Boys (Saint Clary’s University Book 1) by E. M Moore

This is the first book in the Saint Clary’s University series.

Stone Jacobs must die.
Okay, okay. Maybe just maim him a bit. Peel off his perfectly chiseled handsome looks until he knows what it feels like to be normal. And while I’m at it, I’ll throw his friends in, too. They all deserve to be taken down.

I should’ve seen it coming. I should’ve felt it in my gut. The moment my treasure hunter father went missing, my arch enemies sprang into action. While I still reeled, they mapped out their twisted trail of retaliation. They planned their payback, finally acting on what they’ve always wanted.

Because grieving is the perfect time to blackmail someone in the Jacobs’ playbook.

Well, I have news for them. My back may be up against the wall now, but a Wilder will never bow to a Jacobs.

Never

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

Dakota is a brilliant character. She’s feisty and strong willed, and I loved watching her emerge from her sheltered life. Her relationship with the three boys is brilliant too. They are harsh at the start, but they each grow on her.

Each one of them has their own personality. Stone is a tough character. He’s harsh, but I love how he’s gradually changing the more he’s around Dakota. Wyatt and Lucas are both brilliant. Who doesn’t love a cowboy? I loved all of the moments they had with her.

The storyline is brilliant, and definitely different. Lance Jacobs is a dick, and I was quite happy with the ending. I don’t believe that Stone knew what he’s father was up to at the end. What a cliffhanger though, and the reveal of that third party leader. Definitely didn’t see that coming.

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

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*

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*