Sunday, 15 December 2013

Reviving Izabel (In the Company of Killers #2) - J.A. Redmerski

Cover Rating: 4.5 out of 5
Rating: 4 out of 5

Synopsis:

Determined to live a dark life in the company of the assassin who freed her from bondage, Sarai sets out on her own to settle a score with an evil sadist. Unskilled and untrained in the art of killing, the events that unfold leave her hanging precariously on the edge of death when nothing goes as planned.

Sarai’s reckless choices send her on a path she knows she can never turn back from and so she presents Victor with an ultimatum: help her become more like him and give her a fighting chance, or she’ll do it alone no matter the consequences. Knowing that Sarai cannot become what she wants to be overnight, Victor begins to train her and inevitably their complicated relationship heats up.

As Arthur Hamburg’s right-hand man, Willem Stephens, closes in on his crusade to destroy Sarai, she is left with the crushing realization that she may have bitten off more than she can chew. But Sarai, taking on the new and improved role of Izabel Seyfried, still has a set of deadly skills of her own that will prove to be all she needs to secure her place beside Victor.

But there is one test that Izabel must face that has the potential to destroy everything she is working so hard to achieve. One final test that will not only make her question her decision to want this dangerous life, but will make her question everything she has come to trust about Victor Faust.


Review:

The first book was a lot more captivating for me; however this was still a fab sequel.

Sarai is given the chance to live a normal life but after the life she endured she can't cope in the 'normal' world. She can't be released back into the wild.

She has vengeance on her mind and will stop at nothing. She shows strength, going from a victim in book one to a survivor who is a kick arse chick in book two.

I do wish it took a little longer for Victor to be with her for some reason but it was all planned and written precisely.

I really enjoyed the look into Fredrik and his past, I would like to read more about him, more about him finding love potentially as he was a very strong character, and although mysterious and a little dark - I shamelessly loved him a little.

Read this series for something that takes the Stockholm concept and spins it on it's head - the victim becomes the monster. The scared become the feared.


Sunday, 8 December 2013

Beautiful Rose (Beautiful Rose #1) - Missy Johnson

Cover Rating: 5 out of 5
Rating: 5 out of 5


Synopsis:

**HAVEN'T READ SEDUCE? GO READ IT NOW! THIS SYNOPSIS WILL SPOIL IT FOR YOU ;)**

Jack Falcon is a new man. Three years after he left his life behind in London, Jack finally feels settled. He’s surrounded with everything that is important to him; a great relationship with his brother, Alex, a bar he is about to re-open, and most importantly, he has control of his life and his dreams. He knows he can’t undo the wrongs of his past, but he sure as hell can determine his future. He has worked hard to move forward and nothing is going to undo that.

Until he meets Rose.
Rose Wilson has never felt normal. Since she was a child, Rose has felt nothing but the overwhelming desire to end her life and she has no idea why. We live to die, so what’s the point in living? Rose has pushed the limits in the past, and pushed people away. She can’t figure out why Jack and Alex are so insistent on helping her. Twelve years of therapy has failed to help her, so why should they be any different?
Jack sees just how beautiful and important Rose is, but convincing her of that means putting his heart on the line, something he isn’t sure he can do. He can’t deny his feeling for Rose, but that doesn’t mean he has to act on them. And Jack isn’t the only one developing feelings for Rose.

Before Rose, Jack vowed he would never let himself fall in love again.

Before Rose, he had control.

But sometimes, it’s losing control that makes you really see what’s really important in your life.

Review:

Missy, thank you so much!

I have been in a book funk recently and Missy has just pulled me out. I thought that after the first book that I wouldn't be able to Imagine Jack with someone else, Belle was gone and it was shattering.

Then there was Rose. An absolutely stunning character, so strong but warm. I felt for her and wanted to protect her, I saw her as almost a part of Belle. 

Jack still loves Belle, she isn't swept under the rug, he cares for her deeply and always will. 

I adore how Missy gave us the Seduce book first, she let us know Jack and Belle and it was a risky move, absolutely brilliant though.

This was so touching and heartfelt, and also very original in the way the story was told and the outcome.

I fell for Alex through this book and I really want him to have a happy ending, can't wait for the next book.