Make Me Lie (Rich Demons of Darkwood Book 1) by C.R. Jane and May Dawson

This is the first book in the Rich Demons of Darkwood series.

The world knows me as the Demon’s Daughter.
He’s a famous serial killer. And I may have been his accomplice.

But no one knows for sure except for me.

The dangerous, cruel men of the Sphinx secret society intend to uncover my secrets…and break me.

Stellan, my childhood crush who lost his sister to the Demon.

Cain, the boy with the face of an angel to who manipulation comes as easy as breathing;

Remington, the playboy soccer star full of secrets.

Pax, the dark psycho who hides behind his fists.

I hoped for a second chance at Darkwood University, only to have my dream ripped away the first time I kissed one of the handsome bastards.

They know who I am.

And they’re determined to make me pay.

They should have thought twice about who they were playing with.

Because I am the demon’s daughter. And just because they have the power, the connections, the faces and bodies of gods… do they really think they’ll win?

I wanted a new life, not a war.

But if they insist, we’ll see who ends up playing.

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

I love Aurora. She is such a fantastic character. Strong, determined, and yet vulnerable, and you can’t help to feel sorry for her. She’s the victim of her fathers actions, and yet she’s being prosecuted for it.

The boys are great characters, although they are right arseholes. They’re hypocrites. They have their demons just as much as she does, and yet most of their actions are of their own doing. Aurora didn’t exactly have a choice when her father made her do the things he did. They treat her like a murderer, and yet they aren’t much better, especially Cain.

And yet I liked parts of them. There was moments when they treated her better and more like an equal. I think Pax and Remington were my favourites. They seemed far more understanding towards her at times. Stellan was just harsh. He’s struggling with the past and with who she is now Cain seemed to connect with her darkness because he has his own, but he was also a dick.

None of them seem to be able to accept that she didn’t do the things she was made to do willingly. They just see and believe the worst in her.

I enjoyed watching the interactions and development between them all. They all have a spark towards her no matter how much they want to hate each other. There were some pretty hot moments.

The ending was just brutal. It was uncalled for and I seriously hope that she gets her own back and makes them pay.

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

My rating: 5/5*

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.

Feral Wolf (Darkmore Penitentiary Book 3) by Caroline Peckham and Susanne Valenti

This is the third book in the Darkmore Penitentiary series.

Books 1 and 2 have been renamed to Caged Wolf (Darkmore Penitentiary Book 1) and Alpha Wolf (Darkmore Penitentiary Book 2).

A morte e ritorno.

My family’s motto circles in my mind as I look this problem dead on and try to figure it out.

I’ve faced worse than this. Survived worse odds than this. I won’t let this failure break me.

We have 72 hours to turn this around.

72 hours to make a new plan out of the dregs of the old.

72 hours until all hope is lost.

This task is impossible, but I still like my chances. I have an ace in my pocket and his name is Mason Cain. He might not want to help me, but I don’t plan on giving him a choice in the matter.

My name is Rosalie Oscura. And I refuse to let anything beat me

I absolutely love this series. The characters are fantastic and the storyline is brilliant. I just love Solaria.

Rosalie is fantastic. She’s a true Alpha. She’s strong and determined, and I absolutely love how she always makes the best of each situation and finds a way to make a plan.

I absolutely love Mason Cain. I love how his relationship with Rosalie has developed. He’s hurt and angey after the end of book 2, and I loved seeing him come to terms with the truth. Seeing him willing to help her eventually has been great and watching him accept his feelings had been brilliant. I love seeing them both together. He’s by far my favourite of the boys.

Ethan and Roary are both great too. I’ve enjoyed watching the relationship between them and Rosalie develop. The relationship between the three of them has been great as well. I’m happy with what happened between Rosalie and Roary, but it also made the ending so much worst.

Sin is brilliant. He’s a whole new breed of crazy and I loved it. I think Roaslie was right to get angry at him after he keeps messing up though, but ultimately, that led to his plan which did work. I loved his never-ending supply of lemons. I felt sorry for him at times when he’s thinking that he’s the outsider. It was nice to see Rosalie assuring him that he isn’t.

I think Rosalie’s relationship with all four boys are brilliant and I loved seeing them gradually getting to know each other. They are all dominant, alpha men and sharing Rosalie isn’t exactly natural for them, yet they are making it work.

Plunger. Jesus. He’s just…wow. I absolutely loved the odd Hastings chapters and what he witnessed was hilarious. Potatoes. That’s all.

I laughed a lot. Although what the hell do you have against innocent food?

The small easter eggs mentioning what happened 5 years are painful. It’s making me anxious about Zodiac Academy.

The ending. Our Celestial authors are a little evil sometimes. I shouted at my kindle. Holy shit, it wasn’t something I saw coming. How the hell is that going to be fixed?

I can’t wait for the next book. Overall, this series is brilliant and I loved this book. I would definitely recommend it.

My rating: 5/5*

Voyeur by Candace Wondrak

Welcome to the Dollhouse, where devils rule.I used to be a good girl.

I did everything right. But then I came home and found my boyfriend in bed with my sister, so I left, eventually finding myself at the Dollhouse—a strip club. No good girl would be caught dead at the Dollhouse, but like I said, that was the old me. The new me? The new me likes it dirty. Likes it rough. I like being put on display and watched… and he likes watching. He will do anything to take me as his own and make me his in every sick way possible. He wants to own me. To control me.

Roman is a devil in a suit, the kind of dangerous man who can bend anyone to his will. Together, with his partner in crime, Carter, he dominates me the moment we meet. But I still have a mind of my own, my own wants and desires that include a sweet, kind, and dangerously cute neighbor of mine.

If Roman wants to keep me, he’ll either have to cage me or bow to me once in a while.

Even devils can break.

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

Zoey was a great character. I loved how she had a backbone and put up a fight against Roman’s possessive needs. I loved the relationship between them both.

Roman was brilliant. I love his dark nature and his desire to watch her made him interesting. I loved it when he gave in and took her for himself. I enjoyed his development, because he is undoubtedly possessive and controlling. He knew what he needed to do to keep Zoey. I liked the fact that he developed genuine feelings towards her.

Carter was brilliant as well. I loved the development in him and his feelings towards Zoey. I have to admire his loyalty to Roman. No matter what his thoughts and desires were, he followed Romans orders. They were definitely a package together.

Lake was alright. He definitely filled the gaps which Roman and Carter couldn’t fill, but I clearly prefer the darker men personally. He was an all round nice guy, and seeing him accept her situation with Roman was interesting to read.

Overall, I really enjoyed this book. It was pretty hot between Zoey and the guys, and I loved the character developments.

I would definitely recommend this book.

My rating: 5/5*

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:

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*

P. S 🦑