Oh. My. God. She got me with this one. She sure did. Forget Me Not didn’t feature as much racy stuff as the other books I’ve read by this author, but it sure delivered on mystery and suspense! It was different, and for that, I LOVED it. It is certainly a broken road that leads these two to their HEA, but man does their ending wrap my heart in a warm little hug. No matter how dark and hideous a place love originates, it is still love. It can still become something beautiful. In short- read it. 😊
More of my favorite characters? Happy Valentine’s Day, indeed!
What a great gift to her readers to have more of our favorite characters, especially Mateo, Rafe, and Sebastian. These men. Oh, my. We couldn’t get enough, so she responded to our begging. And that bonus scene from Last Words? JESUS. If you read and loved the Morelli series and Stitches then I highly suggest reading these shorts. I mean, who wouldn’t want more Mateo?
I love the change-up here from the traditional forced-marriage trope (which I love, btw). Usually I see it where they eventually fall in love. Awww. Well, Sam said NOT this time, readers! The love interest is someone else entirely. Someone dark. And strong. With bad intentions. And if you’re taking orders, I’d like one of those as well (j/k- I already have my tall, dark, and handsome 😉). Being a dark romance we obviously knew how it would end, but instead of finding that predictable I instead find it comforting. Gimme that HEA! I’d love to read more about Liam’s friends some day, just sayin’. I feel like we had a little spark there… Recommended!
My heart is so happy right now. After a string of mediocre reads it feels so GOOD to experience a 5-star. And this here? This is a 5-star trilogy. Glory be. I did not see the twist coming. Well, any of them. I got to be surprised. I got to laugh. I got to read about the beloved main characters finding their HEA. I love how complete this world was- three gangs (plus a mafia-esque group) plus additional characters to boot. And so much depth to each- it made for such a satisfying story. My husband came downstairs when I had just reached a twist, and looked at me like a crazy person as I bounced on the couch, yelling “this book is so gooood!” A few short minutes of that and he ran back to the tranquility of his man cave. #noshame Recommended!
I am so enamored with this trilogy! I read #1 and #2 today, and the second I get done writing this review I’m diving into #3. Who needs sleep? I love the passion that Grim and Tricks have for one another, particularly Grim since he is not so much a “feely” person. I also love Tricks’ strength. After everything she goes through, she is able to bounce back. It took a while, but she rallied. Amazing. I have so many questions for the third book! And I am SO, SO grateful I didn’t start any of this trilogy until it had all come out. Highly recommended… that you clear your calendar and call off work so you can binge-read this whole trilogy immediately.
Whoa! Came out swinging! What just happened? While I feel like this book started a little slow, I think it NEEDED to in order to build the characters and establish the relationships. Plus, they were kids at the beginning, so… Once it got going it is SO good! I love how this author really jumps into the deep/dark with both feet. Dark romance from T.M. Frazier truly is DARK. And I love her for it. I actually LIKED how Emma Jean was only 12 when she ended up at the compound (no funny business takes place with anyone while she is a minor, review readers). Here’s why: it really adds to the hopelessness of her situation, to her dependence on Marco. Where else could she go? I loved this book, and am running off IMMEDIATELY to read the next one!
This is my first read from this author. Truth be told I read it on the heels of a darker bully story by another author, and was hoping for a read similarly dark. Don’t get me wrong- Vicious is horrible to Emilia. And by that I mean I thoroughly enjoyed the story. It wouldn’t be enemies to lovers if he just half-heartedly picked on her every now and then. I loved the ongoing interactions where he told Emelia to ask him what he wants. In different contexts, and at different points in the story, the responses were vastly different- cruel, sexy, or sweet. I don’t always like the use of flashbacks, but it really worked here. It set up what happened 10 years prior to set the scene for the current-day interactions. Overall, I am a fan! Recommended!
I’m pretty sure I would read ANYTHING this author writes. Possibly even owner’s manuals. She’s THAT good. I loved the humor in this duet. While the other aspects I was looking for were certainly there as well (dark romance and suspense) it is a rare and welcome surprise to also find humor. I actually laughed from these books, and let me tell you: I am a tough cookie to crack. To get an actual laugh or cry out of me with a book is a feat. I still have one more series left unread from this author, and I am SO looking forward to it. When she writes the dual POVs you really “hear” each personality, loud and clear. She is so, so good at getting a reader inside the characters’ heads. It makes for an outstanding read. She also takes the time to build the characters and relationships. Having this story be a duet allowed for it to become SO much more than what it would have been if she tried to squish it into 180 pages of standalone book. In short: read book 1 first, but then come back to this one! Also, I love J.M. Darhower!
Another home run from J.M. Darhower! I fell in love with Monster in his Eyes and its sequels. I didn’t immediately realize this was the story of Lorenzo from those books. This book, as do all of her books, really keeps the story moving. There were no lulls. And I love Lorenzo- he is funny and witty even though he seems a bit unbalanced and frightening. He plays off of Scarlet/Morgan so well. Their respective damaged hearts just fit. I love the development of their relationship. I love how much crazy Lorenzo loves his brother. And how he waffles between caring for, and wanting to murder, Scarlet/Morgan. His character is unpredictable in the greatest way. He comes across as charming, but also someone who might slit your throat on a whim. He reminds me a bit of Preppy from T.M. Frazier’s King series. All in all, a great read! I am falling all over myself to get started on book #2!