4.75 stars – ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
Arthur’s story was so very much worth waiting for…
A huge bravo to Jo-Anne Joseph – in this book she took me from really disliking Arthur to having quite a soft spot for him. The picture I’d got of Arthur, from the previous Cavalieri Della Morte books had felt a little disjointed and almost contradictory at times. Whether by pure luck or fantastic writing (and based on the rest of the book I’m plumping for the latter) this story drew all those stands together and added enough extra to build a very believable and coordinated picture of the man. Everything we had seen of him previously melded so well with the man we saw in this book.
And then there is Gaia, who I utterly and totally fell in love with. My god she was just kick-ass, tough and determined. Honestly if you don’t love her then I just can’t be friends with you, for me she made this book. Did I mention I loved her and that she was absolutely amazing?
The power battles between Gaia and Arthur were so much fun, this was one alpha guy who wasn’t going to steam-roller all over the girl. Most of the time it was a toss up as to who had who by the balls. This is the type of heroine I love to read about, but I’m fairly certain you already guessed that!
Talking of guessing, this plot has one ‘ta-da – surprise!’ moment after another, this was one abso-bloody-lutely amazing and suspense filled plot. Whilst I could see one tiny twists JUST before it was revealed, for me there was nothing trite or predictable about this plot. It was also so captivating and un-put-downable that I read it in one sitting.
Whilst I’ve enjoyed this series, there are some books that have clearly stood head and shoulders above the rest, this is one of them. For me it had the perfect balance of action, suspense, mystery, conflict and steam and this is a book I am only too happy to recommend.
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Release Date: June 20, 2019
They call me a God, Demon, Monster,
Depends on which side of me they’ve faced.
I’m cold, with an insatiable thirst for blood, lust, and money.
If you’ve got my attention,
You’re either next on my list, or about to slip into my sheets.
I’m Arthur Calthorpe, leader of the Tabella Della Morte.
I don’t trust, I own.
I don’t love, I desire.
I don’t ask, I take.
And I want Gaia.
The silver haired tyrant is a ruthless criminal,
The first time I saw him was in my mother’s bed,
But the monster has set his sights on me.
He’s relentless, and he’s found my Achilles heel.
When he offers me a bargain, I’m hard-pressed to refuse.
What lengths am I willing to go to be free of him, and how far will he go to stop me?
The trouble is those eyes and the fact that I want to know the story behind them.
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Praise for the novel:
“…THIS BOOK, y’all!! It scrambled my brain, put my heart through a blender and scorched my soul. I had no idea what I was getting into, but I never could have imagined this. This bloody, vindictive, sinister and oh-so-delicious masterpiece! …” – Book Addict
“…This is a perfect end to this series, it has twists and turns, harrowing scenes that they have endured throughout their lives and moments of reflection and regret that humanised the monsters. Happiness is fleeting unless you work at it and pursue it and Arthur finds his happy in others pain. He is sinister and brutal and yet beautifully controlled and precise with each movement he makes against his enemies. …” – Obsessed by Books
Jo-Anne Joseph is an indie contemporary romance author, dreamer, doer, artist with a flair for creating stories about the seemingly impossible and second chance romance. Along with a passion for writing, she is an avid reader and enjoys painting and coloring. She also has a deep love for poetry and prose. Her lifelong love affair with words started at a young age and resulted in her debut novel Infinity.
Jo-Anne is a business professional by day and also writes on a volunteer basis for on-line publication Still Standing Magazine and the website Glow in the Woods. Her articles have been republished in several newsletters.
Jo-Anne lives in Johannesburg South Africa which provides the inspiration for the settings in her novels, with her husband Brian and their beautiful son Braydon.
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