Review: Violent Things

Violent THings

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


Synopsis:

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:

Deviant
Fracture
Burn
Fallen
Twisted
Collateral.


Review:
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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Review: Twisted (Blood and Roses Book 5)

Title: Twisted (blood and Roses Series Book 5) 1
Author:  Callie Hart
Publisher:  Amazon Digital Services
Pages: 171 Pages
Genre: Dark Romantic Suspense, New Adult, Erotica
Source: Amazon
Rating: 5 Stars

Summary:

Twisted is book 5 in the Blood & Roses series. Make sure to check out Deviant, Fracture, Burn, and Fallen before reading this instalment!

Sloane

How many times can a person fall down and still get back up? How many times can things go wrong before you just give up?

I’ve lost everything. My home, my job, my purpose in life—everything has been turned upside down. But while life hasn’t exactly turned out the way I would have liked it to, I wouldn’t change a thing. If things were different, I wouldn’t have Lacey. I wouldn’t have Michael.

But most importantly, I wouldn’t have him.

I’ve realized what I feel. He knew it before I did. Only one question remains:

Is he capable of feeling the same way?

Zeth

Secrets are a prison, and I have been behind bars for years. Sloane Romera has been turning keys in all of my locks, throwing light on corners of my mind that I thought would forever be shrouded in darkness. Or at least I had hoped would be.

I have done so many wrongs in this life, and yet this woman has forgiven me. She’s done something I never thought possible—she has learned to understand me, and she hasn’t run. She’s amazed me. She’s saved me. She’s fallen in love with me.

If it’s within my power, I’m about to do the same for her.

Review:

 

Alright so call me a bad reviewer or whatever but I completely forgot to review this book…I read it weeks ago and I remember only bits and pieces of it ONLY because the very last installment wrecked my life and it’s all I can really remember and focus on now.  So here is what I do remember:

–  I was seriously worried for Zeth and Sloane at the end of this one. I was all OMG ARE THEY GONNA BREAK UP! *shrugs* I was being a fangirl because how could they ever!?!

–  What the hell is Rebel’s Story!!!

–  Lacey how could you go with him!!!

–  Dad really!?! WHY HAVE YOU LIED TO ME ALL THIS TIME!!!

–  Could Charlie be anymore psychotic?

–  Did you guys HAVE to kidnap the loud mouth too!?

–  Holy shit Duchess!

–  Poor Michael being tugged back and forth right now

–  Oh god what crazy plan do Rebel and Zeth have?!

–  Awww Zeth you got a puppy?! Yaaaaaaay!

–  Are we there yet!? Where are we going?!

Yes…these are some of the things I recall saying out loud while I was reading. The whole series has sort of merged in my head into one HUGE story and I am sorry I get so excited about reading another book that I didn’t take the time to stop and write about this one. I will say I was NOT in anyway disappointed. I did not feel let down anywhere in the story at all. I keenly remember those moments when they do happen. I did not experience unhappiness with the writing or story itself at anytime. So…This is my tidy, very understated review…im going to bury my head in a sandbox now and hope no one makes fun of my disorganization now.

Recommendation:

Yes please with an extra side of Zeth. Thanks so much!

Facebook Page Giveaway!

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Just because I loved this series and author so much would like to gift out (5) Ecopies of the Blood and Roses Boxed Set! All you have to do is “like” this page and share this post to be entered to win!! You only have a short window though! Giveaway ends 6/18/2015 at 11:59p!

*Please note, this is a Dark Romance series and deals with themes including violence and murder.

-*-*-Blurb-*-*-

Zeth Mayfair’s never been troubled by morals before. As one of Seattle’s most dangerous, feared men, he’s always carried out the jobs he’s sent on without a second thought. Drugs? Guns? Dirty money? They’re all fair game. But girls? Girls are another matter entirely. When Zeth’s employer decides buying and selling kidnapped women is a lucrative sideline, Zeth’s usually uncomplicated life suddenly becomes very complicated indeed. And his biggest complication goes by the name of Sloane Romera.

As a trauma doctor at St. Peter’s Hospital, Sloane’s finger is hardly on the pulse of Seattle’s underground crime scene. Her sister is missing and she needs to find her, yet all doors leading into the seedy world of human trafficking are firmly closed in Sloane’s face. She needs information. What she really needs is help…and help presents itself in the most unlikely of forms. Zeth Mayfair is terrifying, scandalously hot, and comes fully loaded with a terrible attitude and wicked smile. He also looks like he’s Sloane’s only hope. Can she work with the guy without getting herself killed, losing her job, or falling head over heels in love?

What happens in the dark never stays in the dark.

* At the end of this special edition boxset, you can also read the first chapter in Violent Things, Zeth & Sloane’s brand new story

-Please note that facebook is not in anyway responsible for this giveaway.