Review: Violent Things

Violent THings

Links: Amazon, GoodReads
Pages: 184
Genre: Dark, New Adult Fiction,
Stars: 2


You’re never really out until you’re dead. That’s what the mob bosses, gunrunners and car thieves of Seattle will tell you, anyway.

Zeth Mayfair, ex mafia enforcer, has other ideas. Since falling for Sloane, he’s managed to turn her life upside down. Now, he’s determined to give her a stable, happy and, most importantly, safe life. If that means he has to sleep with one eye open and one hand on a shotgun, then that’s what he’ll do.

Mason Reeves is just looking for a way to take care of his sick sister. Since their mother left, things have been hard, and they’re only getting harder. Prescription meds don’t come cheap, and working as an auto mechanic only pays so well. If he wants to give Millie the life she deserves, he’s going to have to earn it with his fists. And who better to teach him how to fight than the guy who took down the biggest gangster in Seattle?

You can try to get out…

You can try to be good…

You can steer clear of trouble…

But it’s only a matter of time before trouble comes looking for you.
*** Zeth and Sloane are back alongside a cast of new characters in the new Chaos & Ruin series ***

Violent Things is Book 1 in this, the sister series to Blood & Roses.

You can read this book if you haven’t already read the Blood & Roses series! Upon delivery of the book, you will find an in-depth synopsis of the previous series, should you wish to jump straight into Violent Things but are yet to meet Zeth Mayfair & Sloane Romera.

Of course, Violent Things will be more enjoyable if you start their journey from the very beginning. If you choose to do so, the reading order for the Blood & Roses series is as follows:


Imagine the look on my face after really looking forward to the last 45 minutes of my book and realizing that I had met the end of the book within 25 of those 45?

Okay now imagine the outrage when I kept clicking and while yes! There was an excerpt from another book by the fabulous Callie Hart, there was no more to Violent Things.

Pretty upset human being. The book just….ended. And it felt like it ended in the middle. I understand Callie writes shorts for blood and roses – I wasn’t expecting a full novel but I also wasn’t expecting 20 minutes on the back end to be anything other than the rest of the book. This abruptness is accounting for a lot of my review I think because I am really genuinely upset.

As for the rest of the book. What gives with Mason Reeves? Why did Callie give us all this warm and fuzzy Zeth and and Sloane view? Where is she going with this and why the hell is Lowell back threatening the unassuming new kid. Let’s be honest. No one knows how to handle domesticated Zeth so I am hoping that she blows the lid off the next part of chaos and ruin. I really hope that it explodes in my face and makes me wish I had stuck with domestic Zeth. I hope that I won’t be as disappointed with the next one. Honestly and sadly I was really disappointed with this. I know that it’s going to be hard to be stimulated after reading the last bit of blood and roses. I wasn’t expecting to be reading that. I was however expecting to be entertained. I was hoping for a little tease.

No. It was all warm and fuzzy. There was a little bit of intrigue and a huge cliff hanger. No dark romance read here. Is Callie Hart going soft on me?!?


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