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.
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.
HATE is a full length mature college/new adult romance with enemies-to-lovers/love-hate themes. This is a reverse harem novel, meaning the main character has more than one love interest. This is book one of four in the series.
OMG! JUST OMG! I love Tate James, little bit of a lady crush, she knows it. This book was everything. The silent reverse harem that just sneaks up on you! Madison Kate, what a mouth full of a name, you know she is trouble. After her mother dies on Halloween, the night just isn’t the same for her. Thus, MK finds herself at a MMA underground fight and all hell breaks loose when a shot fires and a girl ends up being killed. Was the bullet for MK though? She looked just like her. I feel bad for MK, there is so much mystery in this book and it’s killing me! Now we have the guys, Kody, Steele, and Archer. They all have their successful lives after the night that changed everything for MK and her reputation is ruined. AND they live with her now! HA! I would be epically pissed off as well. This book has a lot of steam, RH action, and lots of WHYS! Of course we get the cliffhanger and it was soooo good. I almost didn’t want to read this because I knew it would be. I just can’t! Loved it, read it and you will know why!
Serenity Rayne is a new, up and coming author, known mostly for her Aurora Marelup Series, that you are going to LOVE! She writes hectic, action packed, gory, reverse harems about shifters. If you like shifter books, fated mates, thrillers, then these books are for you! A little trigger waring, these books might not be for everyone. For someone who is obsessed with Halloween, being scared, loving the reality of the books, it was for me. Serenity is a down to earth Author and will answer any question you have, or just chit-chat about how much wine you’ve consumed throughout this quarantine. She is excited to hear from her fans and likes to interact with them on a daily basis. She is legit amazing and I can’t wait to see who comes next!
Onto the Interview!
Q: What got you into witting? A:To be perfectly honest with you I couldn’t find anything on the market that sparked my interest in the least bit. So I decided to write something that I was interested in. If it happened to take off then wonderful.
Q: What is your favorite book/series of yours? A: Well that’s honestly a toss-up. I have Aurora series which is shifter paranormal reverse harem that falls on the side of thriller/horror. Then I have Once Upon a Raven that is a Edgar Allan Poe inspired book that is the first of many to come from the Poe inspired series I intend to write.
Q: What got you into writing thriller reverse harem books? A: Reverse harem is fun all by itself. But I tend to like my horror movies thriller action movies things of that nature so I brought that love and passion into my stories.
Q: What is your favorite character from your books? A: I’d have to say that Alaric and Jayce are my favorites from Aurora series. And Kol is my favorite from the Raven.
Q: How did you come up with the characters from the series? A: It honestly wasn’t that difficult. Aurora is basically me with none of the human restraints upon her. I took some of my favorite qualities that I thought were embodied by a specific animal and gave them to each of the mates.
Q: What is the most difficult thing about writing? A: Honestly, It’s staying focused, and ignoring those that decide to nick pick and rip a book apart instead of enjoying it for what it is..
Q: About writing reverse harem? A: That’s actually a funny answer It’s more like when you have intimate moments with more than one mate in a scene. Keeping track of where all the limbs and appendages are and making sure that nothing is misplaced.
Q: Where do you get your inspiration to write supernatural/shifter books? A: As i said earlier I absolutely love horror movies. I grew up watching some of the old favorite black and white movies all the way up to current day.
Q: Any recommendations for someone looking to get into writing? A: Definitely find a good editor and proofreader for your novel. Do not trust and editing program to handle your document the same as a human would. A program cannot and will not ever understand how an emotion needs to be portrayed.
Q: What is your favorite writing spot? A: Usually I’m sitting on my bed. or or I’m going for a long walk and using my dictation program.
Q: What is your favorite vacation spot? A: I’m not a big fan of being around large groups of people. So anywhere that I can isolate and just enjoy myself is perfect vacation spot for me.
Q: What is your favorite food? A: I love extremely rare steak. I love sushi and sashimi. I love all sorts of Japanese and Indian cuisine. And I also enjoy cooking traditional German or Italian dishes.
Q: What is coming next from you? A:There’s actually a lot on the table currently. Just finished up book one of Hybrid Royals. Working on book five of Aurora’s series Welcome Home Little Wolf. After that I am probably going to be working on Jayce’s daughters series and my Bear Claw Ranch series that will feature two of Dimitri’s daughters and Ellis. I also have a Valkyrie series slated for 2021. There’s also a reverse harem vampire novel that I have outlined. There’s also going to be a three book series with Klaus’s daughter that will be reverse harem. There’s several other things that are in the works in the background The hybrid royal series is going to be four books when it’s completed and then there’s another four book series that is on the back burner currently.
This week our Author Spolight is from J. Bree, the extremely talented Hannaford prep queen. J. Bree just finished up her first series with To the End: Hannaford Prep Year Four. If you haven’t started this series yet, you need to! A few spin off series are in the works and you won’t want to miss out on what happens! This is definitively an upcoming author that you will want to keep your eye on!
Onto the Questions! Thank you again J. Bree for answering our questions! We really appreciate it!
Q: What got you into witting? A: I am a voracious reader and daydreamer, there has never been a time in my life that I haven’t been tinkering with an idea.
Q: What is your favorite book/series of yours? A: This question is too hard to answer because I have HUNDREDS of favorite books lol.
Q: Why write high school bully romance stories vs others? A: I had the characters in my mind for a while and the ghost of an idea and then I read three books that helped me figure it all out: the Rich Boys of Burberry Prep series by CM Stunich, The Rebel of Raleigh High by Callie Hart, and Broken Wings by Tate James and Jaymin Eve.
Q: What is your favorite character from your books? (Or another book/series) A: My favorite characters change depending on who I’m writing but if I HAD to choose I would say either Lips or Nate. They are very interesting to play with, I love the ride or die, no prisoners, cutthroat ways they both have.
Q: How did you come up with the characters from the Hannaford prep series? A: Characters always walk into my head and take it over. That’s just a part of my process, I can’t explain it lol.
Q: What is the most difficult thing about writing? About writing bully romance? A: Time is always the hardest thing. I have two under four so finding time is always hard. I have a lot of time to think thing through though so when I do finally get to sit at my laptop I can usually knock out a couple of chapters very quickly.
Q: Any recommendations for someone looking to get into writing? A: Read a lot and read critically. What do you like, what have the authors done well, what would you do differently. I ask this in every book I read.
Q: What is your favorite vacation spot? A: In my writing cave while my kids are out lol.
Q: What is your favorite food? A: Melbourne, in another life I’d live there.
Q: What is your favorite food? A: Chocolate, I’m a total whore for chocolate.
Q:What is coming next from you? A: The Butcher of the Bay Part I, Illi and Odie’s backstory. I’m very excited to share it with my readers
-Jacq and Jess
Click here for our review on Just Drop Out: Hannaford Prep Year One!
Check out how Just Drop Out ranked in our Top Ten Reverse Harems from 2019 here!
Hi I’m Serenity Rayne and I love to write paranormal stories. My first book out Hide Little Wolf is a dream come true. I’ve read a ton of books over the years , I’ve always felt they were missing something. So I was encouraged to write the book I’ve always wanted to read. In real life I’m a mom, wife and outdoors woman. I love supporting and being supportive of others. You’ll find in my books that the female characters are strong independent women that don’t lose their bite no matter what is thrown their way. I hope you enjoy reading it!
Ascend Little Wolf: The Aurora Marelup Series
My name is Aurora and I am the last of my bloodline. The Strigoi killed my family within moments of my birth. They entrusted my life to my Guardians Dimitri a Great Bear and Andre a Golden Eagle.
They sent us through a portal to the new world to hide and protect me. We’ve spent the last two hundred years on the move like gypsies. The time has come and I’ve obtained my full power. The hunt for my mates is on. Once I succeed, I will take back my mother’s throne and dance on the bones of the Strigoi.
**Trigger warnings: Decapitation. There is m/m & m/m/m scenes. There is shifted sex. (Wolf on mate) Blood and Gore. Why choose romance (multiple men faithful to one female). Cliffhanger. This is book one of five
My name is Aurora. I am the first of my kind. After I ascended, it became clear to my Guardian’s that I wasn’t your average Lycan. My father’s noble bloodline has gifted me with powers unheard of for a Lycan. Half Lycan.
Half dragon. I am a lethal hybrid of the two. With the help of my mates, I am hunting down the traitors to my kingdom, one by one. The Strigoi may be an ever present pain in my ass, but even they can’t compare to what I feel waiting for us.
I feel that something lurks in the background, a puppeteer pulling the strings of the usurpers. With only two mates left to gather, my harem is almost complete. With their added strength, I will finally be able to avenge my family and take back my Mother’s throne.
On my blood, I will triumph over my enemies… let my bloody coronation begin.
**Trigger Warning: Decapitation. There is m/m & m/m/m scenes. True mates, blood and gore. A Why choose romance with a Cliffhanger
My name is Aurora and this is my journey. I have traveled far, hunting down my enemies. What I’ve learned so far hurts, the betrayal runs bone deep. So many cogs in the machine, and so many traitors to pursue.
The ice dragon castle is a place of wonder and great danger. I settle two scores and receive a surprising arrival. Oberon, King of the High Elves takes an interest in my journey. He bestows a powerful and lethal gift upon me. Sometimes it pays to be a beast of legend.
During my time in the castle, I finally complete my harem and reach my full potential. With all five mates at my side and an army at my command, I am almost ready to return to my ancestral home. Along the way, we’ve discovered the identity of the puppeteer, and there’s a major score to be settled there.
The body count is rising and there doesn’t seem to be an end in sight. By my blood, I swear I will avenge my family and take back what is rightfully mine. This is the second coming of the Blood Queen.
Do you know what it’s like to be cursed? I do. The last ten years of my life I can only return to my human form for five days. All because of the Voodoo Witch Doctor Jacques. One of the idiots in my congress broke his daughters heart.
In turn, He dubbed all raven shifters evil, and cursed us. He gave us calavera’s and a choice, kill or die. I’m a survivor, and I plan on beating last years body count. There’s one unforeseen glitch in my plans, and her name is Mina.
** TRIGGER WARNING** BDSM elements, torture, prostitution. Graphic death scenes in unique ways, Stockholm syndrome elements. Mass murderer turned anti-hero
“Girls like you aren’t exactly welcomed at a place like this, so keep your head down and look the other way.”
Those were the exact words of my social worker when she dropped me in my newest hellhole, a place for “troubled teens”.
I didn’t listen, and now I’m on their radar.
They expect me to play along in their games of hierarchy, to fall in line in the social order they’ve deemed me fit.
Too bad for them, I don’t follow rules. Too bad for me, they’re determined to make sure I do.
Inconceivably attractive and treated like kings…these are the boys of Brayshaw High.
And I’m the girl who got in their way.
Boys of Brayshaw High by Meagan Brandy is fast paced and hot! This is the first book in the Braydshaw high series with all 3 out. This was a re-read for me, I had to wait until all 3 were out because I hate book hangovers!
High school bully romances always get the feels going. You are right along the main character with every mean and hateful thing that is done to them. You let the tears slide even though they don’t. This is how you know a book will be great. When there is so much emotion that you realize it is 3am and you have been reading for the past 5 hours.
Raven has been taken out of her “home”. Not that she ever called it that. She is fierce and does things her own way. She is thrown into the Brady house with other delinquents. She is a take no shit from no one type of girl who stands up for what is right, even if it gets her into more trouble.
The boys – Maddoc, Royce & Captain – run this high school, this town and won’t let a trailer trash girl bring them down. They are way out of their league.
Now for the romance part! I at first want to say this is a slow to medium burn, but when it gets hot…dam it is hot, so we can just say fast burn! To top it off, the good parts start out in the woods, don’t they all?
Raven and the boys end up sneaking into another kids cabin, they come close to getting caught and end up in the dark. For most people this would be fine. But Raven has a fear of the dark. The boys need to think fast to keep her under control and from blowing the whole thing. This is where it gets steamy, touching and kissing…and a bit more. Now this isn’t a reverse harem book, but you definitely get all 3 boys for the price of one.
Meagan builds a fantastic world for Raven to fight her way out, only to be pulled back in again and again by the boys. Raven only trusts herself, the boys only trust in each other, they all must learn trust in one another.
I give this a 5 on the steamy factor. While the good stuff doesn’t start right away it does make up for it by the end.
We had the pleasure of asking K. Webster some questions for our Author Spotlight! If you don’t know, K. Webster is my queen of Taboo writing and writes some amazing taboo, standalone books and even some great series! These books are usually darker and definitely on the taboo side.
On too the questions!
Q: What got you into writing? A: I always loved reading and wanted to write a book, but felt intimidated by the process. It wasn’t until I went to a book signing for a few favorite authors and went with a friend that I realized maybe this wasn’t such a pipe dream after all. My friend (who wasn’t even close to being as big of a book nerd as I am) told me she was self-publishing a book. I was so blown away and thought, “If she can do it, I most definitely can.” I came back home, incredibly inspired, and ten days later I had my first book! Been tapping away ever since.
Q:What is your favorite book/series of yours? A: I think I’d have to say the War & Peace series. I loved delving into the dark, psychological elements of that series!
Q: Why write taboo stories vs others? A: I love those awkward, face-burning moments when I read taboo stories…so, naturally, I like to make my readers feel just as awkward as me.
Q:What is your favorite character from your books? A: Benny from Pretty Stolen Dolls. He’s so multi-dimensional and psychotic and broken. I just love him.
Q:What is the most difficult thing about writing?About writing taboo? A: I think the most difficult aspect is swallowing the pill that not everyone is going to like it, and some may even hate it passionately. You have to be ready to accept negativity about what you write. It’s something I’ve had to learn along the way…to let those things roll off me and keep on moving forward.
Q:Any recommendations for someone looking to get into writing or transverse into the taboo subjects? A: I think if they’re looking to write taboo, they should read taboo. I think reading always helps shape and mold us as authors. Reading is one of my biggest tools. It helps me learn.
What is your favorite writing spot? A: My favorite writing spot is my recliner and I will NOT write anywhere but there.
What is your favorite vacation spot? A: My favorite vacation spot is the beach (Gulf Shores, Alabama) because it’s so peaceful and relaxing and warm.
What is your favorite food? A: My favorite food is probably meatloaf and I’m obsessed with coffee.
What is coming next from you? A: As far as what’s next….ALLLLL the things! I have so many things coming up! In the nearer future, I have The Free (a taboo story for those familiar with The Wild world) and Hood River Rat (a bully romance) which will be available in the Bully Me anthology. Then, not long after that, I have Cocksure Ace which is a funny and sexy story about a cocky pilot and a sassy heroine which is an enemies-to-lovers romance.
Thank you again, K. Webster for answering our questions and helping us dive into the realm of dark romances and taboo series! Benny was definitely a surprise for us and we hope everyone enjoys his craziness as much as (Jacq) did! Let us know what you think below!
This book is MMF. The starting of this book will get you hot and bothered. Is it a MM romance? Is it a cheating romance? Is it a professor-teacher romance? It is alllll of the above! The scene in the in the professors office with our MC, OMG sooo hot! And then when the twist happens. NO Spoilers here…yet. 😉
Well if you are looking for a mafia romance this series is for you. All books are standalone but should be read in order to understand the story. You think you have it easy? Try leaving with a family that literally has a game where your life is your value. Your lively hood is based off how well you can do in this came and if you win your own bounty, freedom? YES! Just yes, I loved this series. Heartbeat, drama, ugly cry!
This standalone is a trick! Right off the bat, you don’t know who you are dealing with, this book deals with some mental heath issues. Without any spoilers…this book has MANY characters that you will love and hate and then think, WTF just happened! The ending I am still trying to wrap my head around, but it was worth it. Yup, add to your TBR!
So here comes a taboo story. Girl is 18, coach is..well coach lol. She doesn’t mean to seduce him, she really wants to just be a student and get over with the year. This short read is perfect for the teacher-student romance. The shower scene after track practice, just go read that. I say just a lot. JUST DO IT! Taboo, ready, amazing. YES!
You can find my review of Pretty Stolen Dolls here. This series is so dark romance and the perfect serial killer, some Stockholm syndrome, taboo, soo dark romance. The whole series just makes you think and wonder what is going to happen next!
A rock star with demons. A manager with a secret past. Can they overcome it all and find love?
After relentless bullying throughout her childhood, Tia Marie Daggen dropped out of high school and homeschooled herself, determined to create a better life. Now she is one of the best band managers in the music industry. She starts out on her own when the company she works for screws her over.
Her first client? Her old high school crush, Mikey Ecosta. When she lets down her guard and lets him in, things don’t go as planned. When he asks for one more chance, can Tia let go of the past and trust him with her heart?
Cocky, self-assured rocker Mikey Ecosta knows his effect on women. He flashes a sexy smile and they’re clamoring for his attention. When he meets his new manager, Tia, sparks fly, but she’s determined to keep him at arm’s length. Just when he finally convinces her to let him in, a lie rips them apart. When the truth is revealed, can he win back the one woman who can bring him to his knees, or has he lost her forever?
**TRIGGER WARNING** This book discusses suicide and attempted suicide. In-depth details are not given, but it is spoken about at length. It also talks about mental health and drug addiction. If you feel like these subjects would be hard for you to read about, please avoid.
Secret Smiles by Laura John is the first book in Love in Seinna Series. This was an amazing book. Rock star romance, sex, heart ache – it is an emotional roller-coaster on how miscommunication can turn your whole world upside down.
Tia is bullied as a kid. But she doesn’t let that stop her, she takes things into her own hands and becomes a manager for a rock star group. She is heartbroken to find out that the lead singer was lost due to suicide. In comes Mikey a face from the past soon to be her future.
Love hits you hard and fast here – Tia and Mikey both feel the pull to each other but Tia doesn’t want to mess anything up being Mikey’s manager. In the end the heart wins when they finally give into the passion. This only lasts so long – communication is key to any relationship – but if you don’t talk to each other things will spiral – fast.
One thing leads to another and Mikey breaks things off with Tia. I found this hard to read, but it is so true on how relationships in the real world work, people get hurt emotionally and let that anger make their decisions for them rather than facing it head on.
Tia finds herself in a situation – she is pregnant – but Mikey won’t talk to her and she doesn’t know why. All the while Mikey is letting his anger take him down a dark path. If only they he would talk to Tia. This leads to Mikey falling deeper and deeper into depression until he feels like it isn’t worth it anymore – and attempts to take his own life.
I loved how Laura tackled writing about suicide. Depression is a hard issue for people to talk about. It is thought of as a weakness to ask for help – when in reality there is nothing ever wrong with saying you can’t do it by yourself. That you need the support of your family and friends to get you through the darkness.
I highly recommend this book! It is a quick read filled with tons of emotion to keep you turning until the very last page. I am excited for what comes next.
From Bestselling Authors Ker Dukey & K Webster comes, Pretty Stolen Dolls.
Benny loves his pretty little dolls. As long as they do exactly as they’re told. He keeps them perfect by brushing their hair and gives them pretty dresses to wear. He likes to toy with them late at night. One so timid but the other likes to fight. When his favorite doll runs away… despite the other doll promising to stay, his heart becomes broken and he can’t help but cry. He wants her back home or his pretty little doll must die.
Have you ever had to make a decision that haunts you every single day for the rest of your life…the life you stole back? I have. I ran for my survival, rocks and twigs cutting into the soles of my feet, my lungs burning and screaming for rest, every muscle tensed and fighting along with me for existence. I left her. I ran, ran, ran—from Benny and his lone, pretty little doll—until I couldn’t remember where to find them again. I’m sorry.
Pretty Stolen Dolls by K. Webster & Ker Dukey, holy yes! This book is a dark romance, as in dark, dark. Not for the faint of heart and may cause some triggers for people. Lots of mystery and suspense in this book.Very creepy because you get some POV’s that you don’t know who they are of but you have a good guess. BUT you’ll be wrong! This is not a standalone and a series. Yay for more psychological thrillers! I loved this book/series. K. Webster knows how to write the dark scenes and taboo series.
A serial killer, a detective, a lost sister, this book is just dark. Jade and Macy Phillips aren’t like most teens. Nope, they grow up in cells, taken by a man named Benjamin, “Benny”. Benny loves to dress up his dolls. He loves to make them pretty. He has taken them while they are at a fair looking at dolls. Their father warned them of the monsters of the world, maybe they should have paid attention better. Little do they know the man who is selling the dolls is going to take them away from everything. K. Webster wrote very well in-depth scenes that painted a pretty picture for the readers.
Jade escapes but can’t get her sister out at the same time. How heartbreaking would it be to have to leave your sister in hopes that you will return to save her? The book jumps to 8 years later and Jade is a detective just trying to find a lead on her sister and their case. Jade has a killer (not stabby, stabby) personality that throws her attitude towards anyone and everyone. Not the meek type here ladies! She is obsessed with finding her sister and looking for fairs where she can find Benny and his dolls again. Amazing character development and emotions from the characters and story-line.
Jade and Dillion, her partner (in more than one way) are a duo-dynamic. Their storyline is so hot and has so much drama/thrills. Dillion comes off at a jerk at first but soon worms his way into Jade. She opens up to him, in more than one way, and he starts to believe her more and more. Dillion is obviously the overbearing partner *cough* boyfriend material*cough*. As the book progresses it looks like Jade is spiraling because of the new gory killings that are happening and she is positive that Benny is behind them and is out to get her back into his collection. With no one believing her, it looks like she will dive off the deep end. The first book does end in a cliffhanger. But no cliffhanger hangovers for you!
Ahh this book was so dark and twisted! I loved it. If you need a good dark romance with some gore, violence, bad language then this is the book for you. The series is complete and is all on Kindle Unlimited. Thanks K. Webster! Lovvved all your work!
A breakup is never easy.A breakup when you’re famous? The worst. I’m Evan Michaels, and I’ve been a major recording artist for years. I have plenty of money, sell out tours, and won major awards for my music. You’d think that my life would be pretty amazing, wouldn’t you?Not so much.It’s true that money can’t buy happiness because now I’m alone and no mansion, fancy cars, designer clothes, or cash can make that better.
I only have my playboy manager, Christian, and my silent, over-protective bodyguard, Isaiah by my side. Oh, and about three-million of my closest “friends” on social media who aren’t really friends, but a gorgeous man from Michigan named Jordan Nashton clearly is.
He’s a long-time follower of mine, and his words and messages of comfort offer me hope for love, friendship, and family for the first time in a long while. When we meet sparks fly almost instantly despite the fact I make him nervous with my big mouth and big career.
And, things might be perfect if not for Christian’s secrets and all the scandals that follow me around every corner I turn. But, Jordan is a humble English teacher with simple needs, and nothing about my life is simple. How can he love me when no one else could? Maybe it’s not possible for anyone to love someone like me who’s bruised, broken, and infamous.(Trigger and author warning…please see ebook description or “Look inside” function for more information)
Infamous by Sariah Skye is a must read for those rockstar romances who also like a bit of reverse harem and M/M scenes. This book has so much in it! The drama of a female rockstar, the nerdy, sexy teacher, and the alpha manager.
I loved this book! Evan Michaels is our main lady who just got out of a bad breakup from domestic abuse and finds her self alone amongst all her friends and fans. She is sexy, fierce, and vulnerable. She has her uber sexy manager Christian to keep her bed occupied on her tour bus, but it’s not enough. She doesn’t want to just be an easy lay, she wants more. She wants All The Feels! And So, in steps our sexy, nerdy teacher, Jordan.
Jordan can relate to Evan because of his sisters death from an abusive boyfriend. He is protective and reaches out to her on social media just giving her his support. Little does he know, Evan actually responds to him and actually wants to meet him. Jordan is a shy, debt-ridden teacher who needs a side job at a coffee shop just to get by. I can sure relate to Jordan with college debt, oofftah.
Ah when these two meet it’s so cute. She just walks right into that coffee job and blows the pants off of Jordan. Evan and Jordan hit it off and the steamy scenes are worth the wait. This first book is a slow-medium burn but it gets there!
Then we have Christian who is Bi and doesn’t care who he lets in his bed. But what he really wants is to call Evan his own. Lots of missed opportunities in this book because people don’t communicate their feels. He doesn’t know how she really feels and she doesn’t know how he really feels. It doesn’t help that. Christian is just a player and super flirt. He even flirts with Jordan to rile him up and Jordan’s male co-worker, in comes the M/M.
This book was well written, lots of emotions, character development and a storyline that will keep you entertained. A lot of he’s not good enough for her and she just wants to be normal. The ending is very emotional because you just want everything to work out! The Feels! Evan and Jordan’s story ends on a cliffhanger but don’t you fret, book 2 and 3 are out! And ho boy, the steamy scenes in book 2, yass please! AHH I just loved this book!
When she was sold at the age of nine to a Suitor, Fawn believed he would protect her from the “Mainworld”, where those who know nothing about the Order dwell. Living with the cruel man who bought her freedom, she finds just what the Order is about: money, control, and status for the Owner and humiliation and abuse for those they own. Unwilling to accept the expectations of being Owned, Fawn goes from golden girl to maid, content to live in the shadows of the Order as long as she isn’t Owned again. It’s been ten years since she disgraced her former Owner’s name, and now the brooding Frenchman Elliot Lyon wants her. Master Lyon is kind, smart, and unlike any man she’s met. She doesn’t want to admit it to herself, but Fawn is drawn to him despite constantly planning her next escape. Even the prettiest flowers have thorns, and Master Lyon is hiding secrets that will uproot everything she thinks she knows about him
Trigger warning – this book contains sensitive subject matter dealing in human trafficking, abusive and violence
Boom by Nikki Rae was exciting, erotic and fascinating. Nikki paints a world for our MC Fawn for this dark romance. Through pain and suffering she will survive.
Fawn was taken at a young age by the “Order” a league of people above everyone else. They take what they want and treat those below them worse than animals. Raised to be a submissive girl for her “suitor”, thinking she will be praised and loved – only to be caged. After finding out what her role is to be she ends up being returned to the Order after an accident with her Master.
In comes steamy Master Lyon, Elliot, to train her where others have failed.
Emotions run high throughout the whole book, try as I might not to – tears were shed. Fawn tries to lock her emotions up and not feel, but with a steamy master to serve that is harder said than done.
Holy hotness! When things heat up between Fawn and Elliot there are fireworks. Fawn learning more about her body and not to be ashamed of herself.
Finally after a night where barriers are dropped she escapes! I was right along with her, running through the house. Heart pounding, terrified of being discovered and the chance to get away fleeting in the wind.
While I loved this book, I also found parts to be hard to read. Reading about someone that is subject to abuse and violence with no hope in sight definitely kept the pages turning hopping that Fawn finds the strength to stay alive.
If you have a hard time reading about these sensitive matters, this book is not for you. Besides that I recommend this book to everyone else. It will leave your on your toes right alongside Fawn, waiting to find out what happens next.