What shall I say… I knew this book would be worth a freaking, shiny, ten gold stars. No one can write like LJ Shen. No one is as creative when it comes to metaphors. No one breaks all those f******* editing rules like a pro and shows writers how it’s done. Her writing is simple with no endlessly long sentence, but straight to the point. Her word choice is crazy good. Her ideas are awesome. And I think I only found one typo in all the 300+ pages she wrote. This woman really gives 100% percent every time.
After reading all her other books, I’m seeing a pattern, of course. LJ likes to write about f****** up moms and rich-a** trust fund babies, always include the “frenemy” who wants to take the girl at some point. But it’s TODOS SANTOS, right? :D The place where all the sinners are born.
Don’t know what more to say – great plot, great characters, great ending. I wasn’t surprised to see her hit the Amazon top 10 yet again. You deserve it, sister! 😊
Three years ago, I read the first book in Stephanie Hudson’s Afterlife saga. Now, about 10 books later, I’m still as obsessed with this story as I was back then. I have to admit, I was skeptical when Stephanie announced the 2 “Happy Ever Afterlife” books. The first book of the two didn’t meet my expectations, to be honest, because I found it too much information about things that don’t push the story forward, but Stephanie excelled herself once again with the second book. I can’t believe what Stephanie managed to put into that story by now including all the enemies Keira has to face throughout her journey, and it is insane how well the puzzle pieces fit together, now Draven’s demon being the one Keira has fight. What I also love about Stephanie’s books are the various settings and locations and all the history stuff she manages to stuff into the story flawlessly. It’s really cool that Draven and Keira have their honeymoon in Scotland (and not on one of his private island’s as I suspected :D), and I had to laugh so hard when I read the scene about Pip and the Loch Ness monster! Truly imaginative once again! I can’t wait for the next book which, as far as I know, will be Vincent’s story, and I’m so glad because, seriously, I NEED to know what’s going on with him and Ari!!! Thx for this awesome book, Stephanie – you are and always will be the best author in the universe 😉
After diving into King last week – my first book by T.M. Frazier – I was super excited to start Tyrant, Book2 in the series, also because Book1 ended with a major, gasping-like-a-fish-out-of-water cliff-hanger! Tyrant didn’t disappoint and was at least as good as King. I was very happy with the ending (no spoilers, don’t worry) because I already feared T.M. wouldn’t solve this issue, but she did so perfectly in the end.
As with Book1, I can only give 4 stars even if I enjoyed every second of the book. Why? I’m usually not prone not harsh language and violence, but this book in downright frightening. It’s one thing if George Martin includes these scenes in Game Of Thrones, but it’s another thing entirely if they are used in romance, if it’s more on the suspense side of the genre. It gives the appearance as if the author always wanted to include the most violent and raw scenes just to give the book more peaks. And as with Book1, I doubt that everything that is included in the story is compliant with the Amazon guidelines, but if you look at the amazing reviews, I guess people don’t complain (which I find really funny, because I read below-the-belt bad reviews if an author includes scenes of deception when a couple is already married, but r***** of minors and nearly cutting out a baby with a rusty knife is ok…???). Anyway, it’s not a big issue for me, but I think the story could have done without the exaggerations.
I was also a little bit disturbed because in Amazon it’s categorized as “Romantic Suspense”, which is totally misleading. This is a raw, gritty, super-dark, very sinister romance that should wear 3 stamps of warnings.
Frankly, I won’t dive into the other books in the series – mostly because I don’t want to go from King’s POV to Bear’s (I prefer reading a series from one main char), but this is just my personal preference. But I’ll definitely keep an eye open on her next releases!
I've never read a book written by T.M. Frazier, and I'm so happy I stumbled over it! I read it in 2 days which is rare for me with having a full-time job and being an author myself, but I just couldn't stop reading. King is a very dark romance (if you can even call it romance), something I usually don't dive into, but the story T.M. created was very unique and different from the usual MC Biker stories. There were a lot of parts in this book that really surprised me - (attention: spoiler) like King's decision in the end to trade Doe for his daughter. It breaks the reader's heart, but you can also sympathize with him. He thinks Doe is better off without him anyway, so his decision makes sense to a certain part - let's see how that turns out in the next book. I was super shocked about the ending and didn't expect it to end on such a mind-blowing cliffhanger, so I'll definitely dive into Tyrant - Book2 soon because I HAVE TO KNOW how the story continues! I gave only 4 stars because there were a few parts in the book that were seriously disturbing and on the verge of complying with the Amazon guidelines I think (because as far as I know, explicit r*** scenes and sex with minors is not allowed). Still a fantastic book and can't wait to read the others in the series! Thanks, T.M., for the great story :)