This book is the latest entry to the King series, telling the story of Nine. I enjoyed seeing my favorite King characters again, and getting more of their dynamic. I also enjoyed the twists in the book which, admittedly, I didn’t see coming. Truthfully I thought the feelings between Nine and Lenny developed a bit fast, but to be fair my last reads were a trilogy and a duet so I suppose any standalone will feel rushed after that. I did enjoy the little details like the necklace and tattoo, and the interactions Preppy has with his kids. Bo, in general- at eight years old that kid is already even crazier than Preppy. And I love it. Overall this wasn’t my favorite entry into the series (King still holds that title), but I did enjoy it. Recommended!
I have read several of this author’s books. This was not my favorite. That may be more my fault. Is it possible to get spoiled by the story/character development possible with a trilogy/duet, and become disenchanted with standalones? Because I feel like that has happened to me. If it’s a standalone I need it to be pretty lengthy so I can get my fix. Truthfully this story, while I liked the premise, felt a bit rushed. I would have loved to see it as a duet. There would have been so much more potential. As it was the development of the relationship felt very quick, dare I even say insta-love. If this book have been twice as long, or had a sequel, or something to give it room to stretch its legs, I think it would have been so much better. I finished the book, but I wasn’t as enthralled as I’ve been with some of her other books. Recommended for an easy, breezy read, but this isn’t one I see sticking with me.
I loved reading this series. That said, this was not my favorite piece of it. Somehow it didn’t grab me the way the others did. Don’t get me wrong, it was still really good, but it fell a bit short for me after the masterpiece that was Malum 1. I loved the relationship between Nate and Tilly. After the first three books of the series I was so in love with Nate, and so excited for his books. And this author did not disappoint. Nate and Tilly are so good together when they get out of their own way, and don’t let fear rule. These men she writes… oh, my. Now I’m just going to have to try to be patient for the books still to come. Brantley, I’m waiting on you, boo! I also hope we get one for Tate. Perhaps with Spyder? And what about Bailey and Abel? What about that saucy Benny? I want ALL the books/spinoffs/whatever it would be that keeps these characters, and this world, alive. Because I love their crazy. I love their surprises. I love that just when you think you know something… it turns out you don’t. This book is much safer than Malum 1. Malum 1 tore my heart out and put it through a wood chipper, making me cry harder than I have in quite some time. This one didn’t, thank god. So you can feel safe on that front. I was glad to read that, while this series is technically slated to end after a few more books, the author intends to write some additional standalones for these characters. I can’t wait! My pre-order trigger finger is standing by! Recommended!
I’m twisted up. I’m sad. I’m confused. I’m anxious. I’m even more confused. I’ll start with this- the author gives a trigger warning in the beginning of this book. And I suspected I knew what it would be for. Still, I wasn’t paying attention to where I was at, and the source of the trigger snuck up on me. And I haven’t cried that hard in a long time. I’ve read almost 300 dark romances in recent months. Only one other book made me cry. This is now #2. And it wrecked me. Legit had to get a tissue. So, there’s your fair warning on that. If you are in a blue mood maybe save this one for another day. That said, amazing book. The craziest one yet in this series. That ending has me stunned. And confused. And disappointed in one of the characters in particular. And so very sad for another. I can’t get my grabby hands on the next book fast enough. I don’t know where Amo Jones manages to get her ideas, but it is a place of darkness and crazy. And I love it. Recommended! So very much!
Oh man, what a ride! I love this series! The suspense! The intrigue! The mystery! The secrets! The sexy men, and strong women! Give me all the things!! I haven’t stopped since starting the first book of this series. I fought sleep last night, finally succumbing with my Kindle app open, only to go right back to it when I woke up. All day I’ve done very little outside of reading, and finished all three books in a little over 24 hours. I can’t get enough of these King men! Lord have mercy, they did not have boys like that when I was in high school. And they still don’t. Because the Kings are basically 30 year old men in 18 year old bodies. And I have NO problems with that. Oh how I love these books, let me count the ways. I couldn’t put them down- I needed to know the next secret. I needed to unravel the next mystery. And each one was merely pulling a thread of yet another chest of secrets. And it was AWESOME. I am so excited for the next books in this series, but these cliffhangers are so brutal that I might wait until the next character’s set is complete. I absolutely couldn’t stand it if I had to wait for one of these. Well done, Amo Jones! Recommended!
Have mercy- this series! I’m not sleeping. Barely eating. I NEED to know what happens next. Thank everything that is holy that these first three books are all out. I literally could not if I had to wait for answers. This book raced along as it parceled out answers, slowly and in pieces. I suspected in the first book that there may be a paranormal element to this series, and although I still have that suspicion I suppose it could all be explained away by the power a legend can hold even if it isn’t true. The actions it can cause people to take. The way it can cause people to act. The fears it can create. At the end of the first book I was flabbergasted that Madison was allowing Bishop within 100 feet of her for the bulk of the story, well after my forgiveness meter for him was empty. He earned back some street credit in this second book, I’ll give him that. This series. Good lord. What is happening? So many secrets! So many lies! It seems literally everyone knows more about Madison than she knows about herself. Literally everyone is telling her not to trust anyone else. Insinuating, and even outright claiming, that she is being lied to. I NEED ANSWERS, AMO JONES! GAH! Recommended! So much! Off I go, sprinting over to book 3 and praying for resolution.
Whoa! Crazy! This book! Whoa! I don’t even know what to make of this. My emotions are everywhere. Why was Madison so quick to forgive after all of the incidents of being provoked and taunted? Why did she let them near her after the woods? I would not have been quite as friendly, I assure you. The simmering chemistry between, well, several of these characters made it a blast to read. The mystery. The suspense. The back and forth of what is real, and what isn’t. Some answers were given, but certainly not all. And I can’t wait to leap right into the next book! Oh my! Recommended!
This was a great duet. It was just the right length to do the story justice without it being bloated. So many books I’ve read lately have been too short, and the story suffered. This was perfect. I loved the portrayal of the dynamic between Emily and Amber. Between Amber and Reeve. Between Reeve and Emily. I put Reeve and Emily last because I felt this second book was more about the other two relationships. It was different for a romance read. The relationship between Emily and Amber was so toxic. It so thoroughly dictated both of their lives in ways neither of them fully realized. It was just really good writing. The damage that led them there. The different love they had for Reeve. The ways in which they were both, in their own ways, incapable of actual love. Such a study in personalities and relationships, this book. I loved the journey these characters took throughout these two books. What a satisfying read. Recommended! A memorable story that I could see myself reading again and again.