REVIEW – Epic Fantasy // Shadow Lands by K.F. Breene

Shadow Lands
The Warrior Chronicles #3
by K.F. Breene

Back in the day, the men made the law for their family. Is it so wrong that women have a defense?”
Ruisa shifted, sticking out one hip and adopting an expression Marc had already come to realize was stubbornness.
“You can use swords and knives and muscles, and we’re supposed to… what, be totally fine in our vulnerability? We aren’t allowed to look after ourselves because we have vaginas, is that it?”

Marc winced at the word—female anatomy was still mostly foreign to him.
Even the words embarrassed him.

God I love this series. I really love Shanti, I totally love Cayan and I absolutely love Marc, Leilius and the rest of the Honor Guard. I massively have a soft spot for Marc. These characters have become real people to me, from the slightly mad Burson, to the soft-centred Rohnan and the take no $**! Sanders. Even some of the animals wove their way into my heart. This is one of those books that you want everyone you know to read, just so you can fan girl and sigh over it endlessly with someone who loved it just as much as you.



The whole story is rife with humour from the gentlest of touches to the most cutting sarcasm, yet at the same time it has a well paced plot, amazing world building, a cracking story and captivating writing. As soon as I finished this I wanted to immediately jump into book 4, even though I have a TBR of already owned books longer than my arm. Shanti and Cayan’s journey to the Shadow Lands gave me all the feels, it smashed my emotions and left me with a huge book hangover. This took me back to my days of reading David EddingsMercedes LackeyKatharine KerrAndre Norton and Melanie Rawn but with more sarcasm.



And have I said yet just how much I loved this or how much you need to read? After you’ve read Books #1 and #2 of course.

Sanders glanced at Marc, red-faced and looking at the ground.
The youth said, “S’am always jumps out at us. If you don’t strike first, you get punched really hard.”
“And the running?” Sanders asked as he checked his weapons.
Marc shrugged. “I was always too slow to get her, so rather than getting thumped after I struck out, I ran.”
“Ruisa got the other one.” Tobias threw her a proud wink. “Who says girls are only for cooking?”
“Not me. She’s a terrible cook,” Marc mumbled. Ruisa shoved him.

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Fantasy Adventure

Goodreadshttps://www.goodreads.com/book/show/25617383-shadow-lands

Synopsis
***Book three in the bestselling series.***

In order to finally claim her title of Chosen and lead the Shadow People out of the Land of Mist, Shanti must make it through a century’s old system to test her battle awareness, her fighting skill, and her ability to stay alive. She’s about to enter The Trials, and she must do it alone.

Separated from Shanti on a dangerous island, Cayan must learn to use his mental skill while keeping his men safe from the people set out to kill them. But as more Inkna and Graygual flood the island, Cayan hears of a sinister force deep in the woods, rigging The Trials and killing any who venture too close.

It is now a race against time. The battle to become the Chosen has begun, and the victor is anything but decided.



REVIEW – Epic Fantasy // Hunted by K.F. Breene

Hunted
The Warrior Chronicles #2
by K.F. Breene

I think this series is shaping up to be a top read of the year, if not my favourite fantasy series of all time. The book is just jam packed with plot AND great characters. Every single character is complex and layered, unique and wonderful. Shanti has been the hope of her nation almost since she was born and that pressure, alongside seeing so many of her people slaughtered so that she might live, has her riddled with self-doubt and insecurity. Not to mention a soul filled with pain, sorrow and suffering. Yet she still manages to strategize, plot, fight and kick ass brilliantly.


I enjoyed getting to know Cayan a little more in this book. He was still very much an enigma at the end of Chosen, and I suspect we will find out a lot more in Shadow Lands, book #3 of The Warrior Chronicles. I adored his quiet broodiness, his utter conviction of right and wrong and his sheer determination to support, defend and care for Shanti, even when she tries to stand in isolation.

You will not kill yourself if you get taken—you will wait for me to come and get you. In the meantime, you will need to be able to get yourself out from under someone bigger.”

“Is that right…?” Shanti said in a deathly quiet voice. “That’s mighty presumptuous.”

Cayan sat up. Blood dripped down his neck. “Yes. This is non-negotiable. I will protect you if the worst comes to pass, even from yourself, just as I have done since you were carried into my city. I will not lose you, Shanti—you should know that by now. Since they will not kill you, that allows me time. Xandre might be a battle lord, but he is only a man. If he harms you, he will be a dead man.”

“Poetic.” Shanti wiped her face from sweat and stood. “But you have no idea what you’re talking about. He’s not just a man, Cayan, he has elevated himself into a nightmare. One I can’t seem to wake up from. I will not let myself be raped and tortured so you can try to play the hero.”

“I will get my way,” Cayan said easily as he stood.

“In all things, I will get my way.”

Saunders, Rohnan and the Honor Guard boys all add facets to the story that I didn’t even know I needed. Their humour, their insight, their bravery in the face of terror and their love for Shanti made me laugh with joy, cry with sorrow and feel every just about every emotion between. I don’t know how she does it but K.F. Breene writes characters that feel so real you expect to find them standing next to you. It doesn’t harm that many of them have a wicked sense of humour, perfect for adding levity back to the story following some of the darker, more emotionally draining moments. And if all else failed then Shanti’s horse could be relied upon for a little comic relief!


“We can get through this place because we’re a team, Shoolan. And we have the Captain. These other people, they didn’t have the Captain.”

Leilius sounded so sure. The kid was the most trusting, positive person Shanti had ever known.

“Cadet, if you keep talking like that,” Sanders said in a voice that could cut through a monsoon and still reach the intended ear. “People are going to think God scooped out your brains and replaced them with rainbows and horse shit.”Since I know something of leadership,

Hunted is not a stand alone book and the series must be read in order for the story to be followed and understood. I’m totally kicking myself for not having read this series before because it absolutely kicks ass and is amazing. I can not recommend this series highly enough.

She turned in her saddle so she could see Leilius.
He rode like a sack of potatoes not properly tied on.
She really hoped she didn’t look like that.

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Fantasy Adventure

Goodreadshttps://www.goodreads.com/book/show/40874184-hunted

Synopsis
With a new Chosen coming forward, Shanti has lost sight of her duty. With her plans unraveling, she does the only thing she can think of– frees her brother and a mysterious stranger from a Graygual camp before heading back to beg for Cayan’s aid.

Unfortunately, that stranger was precious to the enemy, guarded by one of the elite. A Superior Officer known as the Hunter, this man always catches his prey, and his focus is now on the elusive, violet-eyed girl and the man she ripped from the his hands.

With danger mounting, and one of the best constantly on her heels, Shanti will learn that running will never be enough.

She will unite them with her suffering, and lead them with her love.



REVIEW – Epic Fantasy // Chosen by K.F. Breene

Chosen
The Warrior Chronicles #1
by K.F. Breene

Their small party rode ahead. Tobias, knowing nothing about Shanti,
couldn’t contain his displeasure at a woman tagging along.
He kept his distaste to huffs, however, being a well-versed fighter—he knew better than to piss off the Captain. Shanti, knowing better than to waste time, didn’t punch him in the throat.
All in all, they got along.

The only reason this wasn’t read within one or two days was that I had several arc reading commitments to complete at the same time. Quite simply this was a book I didn’t want to put down, one full of tension, angst and peril, with some truly wonderful world building to boot. I adored Shanti, loved her irreverent humour, her toughness, her determination and her willingness to cry. Whilst we get several other view points, she is the main character of this book, and one who easily carries the story on her slender but strong shoulders.


A powerful story with a well thought out and cohesive plot that hooked it’s claws into my soul and didn’t ever let go. It is imbued with so many wonderful moments, some replete with humour, others that are deep, filled with troubled self reflection and yet more where Shanti challenges the pompous males around her with her sharp wit and sparkling repartee. Those quieter moments provided a perfect foil to the more hectic, high velocity, action sequences and gave the story a feeling of balance.


My words simply can’t do justice to this absolutely amazing opening book of what looks set to be an awe inspiring series.


Since I know something of leadership,
I can say that the woman in front of me is not thinking with her experience,
but instead, with her fear.”
With that, Master All-Knowing got up and walked toward the center of the encampment,
leaving Shanti to feel hollow and alone.
Leaving her to think on her options.
To mull over what he had said.
It would be really irritating if he was right.

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Sword and Sorcery

Goodreadshttps://www.goodreads.com/book/show/22668541-chosen

Synopsis
It is said that when war threatens the world, one individual will be selected by prophecy to lead the Shadow Warriors out of the Land of Mist and reclaim the freedom which has been stolen.


Shanti has grown up under the constant threat of war. Since she helped her people defeat a raiding party by using a special power, she’s been a hunted woman. Carrying rare abilities and an uncanny fighting aptitude, Shanti is the only hope of salvation for her people. The problem is, she doesn’t believe in her own divinity, and when she flounders, she nearly fails in the duty hanging so heavy on her shoulders.


It seems like any other day when Sanders and his band of misfit boys find a foreign woman clinging to life in the wastelands. Oblivious to the weapon they now have in their possession, they are content to harbor the mysterious woman until she is well enough to continue her journey. But when the war spreads its arms and lands on her borrowed doorstep, Shanti has no choice but to reveal her secrets, plunging her saviors into danger.


If they band with her, they will face certain death. But to trade her to Xandre, the warlord desperate to add her to his war machine, would be to give up their entire way of life.



// REVIEW \\ Sin & Surrender

Sin & Surrender
(Demigod of San Francisco #6)
by K.F. Breene

KF Breene pulled out all the stops with this one! Harding? Didn’t see that one coming, and it should have been obvious, but the author so cleverly misdirected and blurred the edges that it was like a smack in the face.


The intrigue, the battles, the sneaky underhand maneuvering had me power reading through at an incredible rate of knotts. I really couldn’t put this down and *may* have read far too late into the night just to finish it. I may well be yawning and hoping I can cope with work on a few hours sleep at the moment (oops).


I loved how my wish was granted, though being a very typical *insert cackling laugh* author Breene gave with one hand and took away with the other. I’m fairly certain she made this face whilst creating the scene that stomped on my heart.

I’m rambling because my brain is still scrambled from the sheer genius that is this book. Which I must tell you now can NOT be read stand alone. It’s part of a six book series and whilst you could at a push start with book 4, to get the full benefit of this book, this story, you do really need to start at the beginning. Without a shadow of a doubt, and you really need to keep an eye on those pesky shadows, this is a book and series that I hugely recommend. 

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Goodreads – https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/53285819-sin-surrender

Genre – Urban Fantasy

It’s the moment Kieran and Lexi have been preparing for. The Magical Summit.
Ready or not, they will take their assembled team into the belly of the beast. The stakes couldn’t be higher. If the powers that be don’t approve of Kieran, he will not earn the official title of the Demigod of San Francisco.
The real danger concerns Lexi, however. With Kieran away in meetings, she must brave the treacherous halls of the Summit with just her crew and her wards, fighting for social placement and status, open to attack from all angles.
She could’ve never expected what comes at her. No one could’ve.
Prepare yourself for this epic conclusion to the Demigods of San Francisco series!

// REVIEW \\ Sin & Lightning

Sin & Lightning
(Demigod of San Francisco #5)
by K.F. Breene

This left me on such a high that I can’t wait to start the next book – though I’m equally gutted that it’s the last one in the series. I’m not sure if I’m ready to let Lexi, Kieran, Bria, the Six, Daisy and Mordecai go just yet. I was captivated from the first line to the last, sneaking reads in any spare moment I had and reading late into the night to finish it. Of course I instantly regretted not taking my time to savour each moment, regretted not stretching the reading experience out as long as possible. I could live in this world, would live in this world given half a chance.

“Just wait until you consent to taking those cats around with you.” Harding murmured, finally looking away. “You’ll take strange to a whole new level. Death on a pale horse is for losers – give me a cat lady in her pajamas any day. You can ride next to Poseidon’s Demigod on his goldfish steed.”

The complexities of the plot and the sudden twists held me spellbound, every single reveal was totally plausible but I never found myself guessing them because is a master of misdirection, having me look in totally the wrong direction. Lexi’s realisation regarding the “shadow man” at the end was a real shocker, as was the unexpected pronouncement/promise by Magnus. Every mention of Jack still breaks my heart a little and I’m still holding out for some kind of miracle on that one.


I really felt the love between Kieran and Lexi in this one, it was shown in so many little ways. Subtle hints, small gestures, passing touches all built a picture of utter devotion. My favourite scenes were always those that included Daisy and Mordecai, the latter was a little sidelined and I needed more of him, but this pair light up every scene they are in. We also get to meet some great new characters and some heinous villains, all of whom add depth and richness to the story.

“Stop talking or no more phone,” I said through clenched teeth.
“I’m already on phone restriction.”
“Then no more allowance. No more money. Or nice things.”
“Just tell her you’ll pick out her clothes for a week – that’ll shut her up,” Mordecai said.
Dylan looked slightly bewildered. We could derail anyone.

Fast paced, exciting and jam packed with a tumultuous range of emotions I don’t think this book could have been any better.

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Genre – Urban Fantasy

Goodreadshttps://www.goodreads.com/book/show/49291451-sin-lightning

One thing has become incredibly clear to Alexis and Kieran, if they hope to last in the arena of Demigods, they’ll need a more robust defense team.
They must take two incredibly dangerous journeys, seeking the prized talents other Demigods would kill for. Except, there is a reason other Demigods don’t have these magical workers–they are as ruthless as they are dangerous, and the last thing they want is to be on a Demigod’s team.
If that isn’t enough, Alexis has received an invitation from Demigod Lydia, the only Hades Demigod who hasn’t openly declared war. She’s talking like they could be allies, but those of Hades cannot be trusted. A trap is just as likely as a handshake. Still, it’s a chance they must take.

Any one of these trips could be their last, but to back down would be the most dangerous of all.

// REVIEW \\ Sin & Spirit

Sin & Spirit
(Demigod of San Francisco #4)
by K.F. Breene

Sometimes you just don’t know whether you want to hug an author or punch them!


I’ve just re-read this, in preparation for reading books #5 and 6. I have to say that everything I wrote in my last review is totally true still. The only thing I could clearly recall was the “consequences” of Jack’s actions during the big fight scene. And it still gutted me even though I was totally prepared for the heartbreak. An amazing book and an even more amazing series.


Original Review –
Not only does K.F. Breene crow bar a humongous amount of plot, funnies, smexy time, action and adventure into this book, she also throws a huge side serving of heart break into it too. It’s one of those books that you shouldn’t start reading just before bedtime, because there is NO WAY you will be able to put it down after only reading a few chapters. No sir-ee, once started this book will sink it’s claws into you so deeply that you won’t want to put it back down until you have read and savoured every single word.


Kieran, Alexis, Daisy, Mordecai and all the other amazing characters that inhabit this world, both real and spirit based are all absolutely amazing. There are so many different people and each one has their own distinct and unique voice in the book. Some are likeable, others immensely loveable, whilst a handful are vile and despicable beings but they all have depth and personality by the bucket full.


I never know where the story will take me, I never even begin to suspect what surprised are in store and what curve balls will be thrown in my direction. I do know that I will love every moment of it, even when I hate what is happening, even when my emotions are being stomped on, because the writing is so fantastic and the story so amazing that I can’t help myself.

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Genre – Urban FAntasy

Goodreads – https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/48570608-sin-spirit

Kieran has stepped up to take his place as the ruler of magical San Francisco. As his girlfriend, that unfortunately means I’m under the magnifying glass. Everything I do is noticed, from how I act to how I style my hair. Most notably, of course, is how little I know about my magic.
The Hades Demigods want me on their team, and they don’t plan to ask nicely. Kieran and I are both under fire. They will kill him to get to me, and they’ll take me by force if necessary. It is essential I learn more of my magic.
With no other options, I do what scares me the most – I summon the last Spirit Walker to help train me. Except, he’s a loose cannon with looser morals and learning spirit is treacherous. I might evade the Demigods only to be lost in spirit forever.

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// REVIEW \\ Revolutionary

Revolutionary
(Clandestine Magic, #3)
by Colleen Cowley

I read this both trying to savour every moment of this final book, whilst also being absolutely desperate to find out what happens next. I wanted to complete the story yet at the same time never finish it, because this story of Beatrice, Peter, Rosemary, Lydia, Martinelli et al has rapidly become one of my favourite series’ ever.


There was just so much that happened in this final instalment, with twist upon shock upon surprise. Not once did the pace drop, this held my attention with a firm grip and a depth of emotion that had me laughing, crying and raging in equal measure. The story had me on the figurative edge of my seat, unable to get even close to guessing what would happen next.


Colleen Cowley surpassed all my expectations with Revolutionary, it had action, it had adventure, it had love and it had battles of good verses evil on an epic scale. She created a tale that was the very essence of magical, both in storyline and in its ability to transport the reader into another world.


The only bad thing about this book is that it had to end. Despite the inequalities of the world, I’d love to actually spend time with Bee, Peter, their family and friends. I do hope the author has more stories in the pipeline and I don’t have to wait too long for her next book.

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Genre- Alternative History/ Paranormal

Goodreads- https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/55522131-revolutionary

In this final book of the Clandestine Magic trilogy, Beatrix Harper is poised to help her sister accomplish an audacious goal. They’re on the brink of winning back a key right for typics that wizards took away—and maybe, just maybe, getting women more rights in the bargain.
But first she has to rescue Peter Blackwell, trapped in a dark-magic coma. And figure out what a former friend is plotting after nearly killing Peter and disappearing. And stay one step ahead of the vice president’s men.
What her enemies have planned is worse than she realizes. Far worse.

Praise for Subversive, Clandestine Magic #1:

“A spectacular story of magic, politics, social classes, and the uncompromising need to do what you think is right.” — Bookshelf Adventures


“I read this book in a day. I could NOT put it down.” — My Heart is Booked Blog


“What a captivating story! … Readers who enjoy fantasy stories with strong female protagonists, magical powers, intriguing political plots, and a great love story will love Subversive.” — One Book More

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// REVIEW \\ Beautiful Tyrant by C.P. Mandara

Beautiful Tyrant
(Enemies to Lovers #3)
by C.P. Mandara

The man is about as much use as the ‘g’ in lasagne.

Harper, Brandt, Gabriel et al definitely saved their best until last!


C.P. Mandara never ceases to amaze me with the unexpected and eccentrically offbeat way her stories evolve. That’s “eccentrically offbeat” in a very mesmerising, amusing and bloody brilliant manner, just in case you wondered. It’s a cliche but it’s also true that I couldn’t put this book down. No I’d not had an accident with superglue, it was the fast paced and exciting plot, the mind-bending twists and the even more amazing characters that had me hooked.

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This was the book where I fell in love with Gabriel, and where he found that gooey, soft centre that we all knew he possessed. He’s still a sadistic alpha-hole but one that you worryingly find quite attractive and appealing. Especially once you compare him to the unhinged malevolence that is Mal. These two are cut from the same cloth, but it’s the tailoring of the outfit crafted from that fabric that makes all the difference.

Is it me, or are we going around in circles? Why won’t Mal take no for an answer? I seem to be a homing beacon for psychopaths.
His question hangs in the air between us like an STD, because Mal’s sure he’s got it, and I sue as hell don’t want to touch it. I don’t have the energy to lie to him any more , either. Still, I guess I can give him a weak smile. Sell the lie, Harper. Sell it good.

How I can be reading scenes of torture and terror and laugh at the sarcasm and irreverent humour is testament to the superior writing of this author. That or I’m just a twisted saddo, but I prefer to believe it’s the first option. The lies, the secrets, the hope offered, the nightmare promised, the pain, the joy, the horror and love, the bluffs, the double bluffs are piled one atop the other until your head is spinning in the best possible way.


Whilst there is foreshadowing, it is very lightly done, so there is no guessing as to just what exactly will transpire next. However all the shock reveals and gob-smacking twists worked . I’ve read plenty of stories where the big twist was obvious from chapter 2, and others where the twist required a sudden influx of never previously mentioned characters or facts to work. It’s rare for me to genuinely feel surprised by a twist and yet know that all the hints were there just waiting to be woven together. C.P. Mandara has that ability in spades.


This ending gave me everything I wanted, including the requisite HEA, a scorching hot sex scene (I’m still wondering just how big that butt plug was) and an epilogue to go to heaven on. I adored this trilogy and highly recommend it to all those who love a good dark romantic suspense with a generous dollop of kinkiness in it. In fact I already want to re-read the whole thing because I was in such a rush to read it all I’m bound to find even more amazingness to absorb from within it’s pages. 

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Genre- Erotic Romantic Suspense

Goodreads- https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/55050165-beautiful-tyrant

Brandt and Gabriel have me tied down on the bed. While Mal points a gun at them, they’re going to mess with me a little. Gabriel looks almost gleeful at the prospect, Brandt not so much. It’s too bad. He might as well get his kicks where he can.
After Mal’s finished with them, hopefully he’ll find something unpleasant for them to do. He always needs a patsy to murder someone or other. My fingers are crossed that the pair can find an opportunity to run and get out of this mess. That’s what I’d do if I had the chance.
Unfortunately for me, my last few days are to be spent at Mal’s warehouse. The Airfix King is about to take his superglue addiction out on me, before he chops me up into little pieces and leaves me for dead.
This is probably not the time to wish I’d killed myself earlier, right?

// Review \\ Faris by Shane Starrett

Faris (Dad Bod Doms #4)
by Shane Starrett

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Loved it!

Whilst Faris is book #4 in the series, I read this one first, so I can absolutely guarantee that it can be read stand alone! It does contain one smallish spoiler for Henry’s book, but the blurb for that book also hints at it. I loved that we got both point of views in this book, and Shane Starrett is one of those male authors who CAN write a woman’s pov accurately. He can also write scorching hot, erotic scenes – I never knew dancing at a club could be so hot.


There are so many things I loved and enjoyed about this story, but the main one was how humble Faris was. Well, once he’d stopped being a complete head-up-his-backside idiot. It’s no spoiler to say that Faris and Leyla have relationship issues and they were the sort of things that happen to ALL couples as the shiney newness wears off a marriage, as the birth of children and the pressures of life distract from what is actually important.


Too often in books containing some kind of PE dynamic, when things go “wrong” somehow it’s the submissives fault. Too often the Dom is a mind reading, all seeing, all knowing, omnipotent genius. Too often I get annoyed by that (even if unintentionally) misogynistic crap. So this got a gazillion kudos points for sharing the blame equally, for having a Dom that not only made mistakes but owned up to them. Admitted them not just to himself, but to his peers and his submissive, and that was not only refreshing but it just made the whole story feel so much more honest.


I found myself believing in Layla and Faris, they were characters living a real life, facing real problems and finding real resolutions to those problems. I would easily believe it, should I be told, that the author had drawn on his own experience, or the experiences of close friends. It had such an air of authenticity about not only the problems, but their feelings, their responses and their solutions. They were both absolutely perfect in their imperfections, totally honest characters – though not always honest with one another. I adored them, even when I wanted to shake them! These were so true to life they feel more like people than book characters.


Whilst this isn’t a romance in the traditional sense of “boy meets girl” etc, it is still a beautiful love story and one where the depth of that love is so transparently obvious. Both protagonists are prepared to sacrifice their own wants and needs for the happiness of their partner, it’s just a shame they take so long to find out exactly what it is that the one DOES want. I’m fairly certain anyone who has been in a live together relationship for a few years would relate to this couple. So hooray for fishing weekends and Dom’s waking up and smelling the coffee, because it makes for one amazing, sexy and full of feels read!

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Genre – Erotic BDSM romance
Goodreads – https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/54852845-faris

Four men… One challenge.
The Dad Bod Doms are ready to put the spark back in their relationships and prove their mettle.
He stalked her. Watched her. And took her for his own. Faris is domineering, possessive, and harbors a dark secret he never told anyone until her.
Leyla is sultry, seductive, and Faris’ secret is her deepest desire. They were a match made in heaven until things went to hell. Now they have one chance to salvage their love, their life, their family, their home. But it’s not going to happen in the boardroom or PTA meetings. They’re back to where it all began: in the dungeon where he’d first seen her on her knees, begging for release…

As he watched her.

Review //\\ Make Me Yours Evermore

Make Me Yours Evermore
by Cari Silverwood

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Oh my lord I believe I may have fallen down a dark, dark rabbit hole straight into a very depraved Wonderland.


I enjoyed Take Me Break Me and Bind and Keep Me, in which both Kat and Chris have fairly minor roles. Book 2 in particular had some darker aspects, though the situation in that book happened more by accident than design. However Make Me Yours Evermore totally bypasses ANY sense of morality and dives straight in at the dark end. On a side note this book can be read stand alone.


I’m pleased I took a break between reading books 2 and 3, because my love for Klaus and Jodie might have altered my perception of this one. I might not have disapproved of Chris quite so much and found as much empathy for Kat. Chris uses the flimsiest of excuses, or at least fairly convenient circumstances, to take do something very, very bad. Only you know what they say about the best laid plans…


There might be those who find Kat too much, maybe too bitchy and belligerent (I’m always surprised by that – as though an alpha male is so wonderful a woman should be perfect at all times around him). I really, really liked her. To me her actions were those of a strong woman, determined to not be broken by the situation she finds herself in. I loved how she, along with Andreas, had more effect on Chris than he did on her.


I’ve felt recently like I’m suffering from dark-lag, no longer seeing the depravity and horror that others did. Well hot diggity dang, in this one I felt every single moment of the corrupt degeneracy of morals and the total lack of compassion or humanity demonstrated by Chris. I was shocked by the immoral and debauched desires that he not only gave free rein to, but considered his by right. I cheered every single time Kat fought back, supported every rebellion, commiserated when her libido ruled her mind. Especially since her feisty attitude led to ever more inventive punishments and humiliations. Never was a book more NSFW than this one!


Added in to all the hot kink and general steamy smexiness was an intriguing plot and some very unexpected twists. I loved every word, page and paragraph of the book, it dragged me out of a reading slump, fizzing my brain and enervating my reading mojo. I can’t wait to read the next one in the series.

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Genre – Dark BDSM Menage Romance

Goodreads – https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/18518593-make-me-yours-evermore

This book is part of a dark kinky fiction series and may disturb some readers.
Taking what you want may come at a terrifying price.
Chris calls his darkest, nastiest fantasy into the light of day when he has to kidnap Kat to save a friend. For years, he’s wanted to bring her to her knees.
But claiming her draws attention. Andreas wants to save Kat, until he sees her response to raw male dominance. More dangerous are the human traffickers, who regard the acquisition and selling of women as a very high stakes business. And they’re watching. Everything.
Death. The perversion of love. The loss of freedom. Sometimes there is no choice.
Also contains one Dom gone bad who believes obsession means never having to say you’re sorry.

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