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Crowned By Hate by Amo Jones–Review

img_3347Crowned by Hate by Amo Jones

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Ok, so I don’t know where to start right now. I just finished reading this about 30 minutes ago and I’m shook. I literally don’t know how I feel, because I have SO MANY thoughts and feelings whirring around in my head, I don’t know where to start.

I’m in agony, confused and in SO MUCH DANG SHOCK! I’m peeved that it ended where it did, because I so need book 2 to figure out…WTH just happened? Who did what? Where did this epic shock and awe ending come from? What’s real? What isn’t? How could they? When did this take place? Where can it possibly go from here? I’m just questioning everything right now.

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Now I should admit, when I first started, I thought, ‘Wow, this is a little bit tame for Amo? Why does it feel like it’s moving a little fast?’ Well, girls (& guys) let me tell you. Once you get to the ending it all makes sense in a crazy non-sensical way. The ending is just FLIPPING phenomenal! It has thrown me onto a total mindf*ck. I, seriously, am questioning everything I just read and feel the need to re-read CBH just to see if I can get something out of it that I might have missed.

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Bryant and Isa were a joy to read, despite their mutual hate for each other. Bryant is an alpha male of epic proportions. He’s twenty-seven years old and truly feels like his sh*t don’t stink. He’s domineering, a flat-out a**hole and yet he’s a family man in his own grumpy way. Isa is the rebellious child of the POTUS. She’s twenty, loudly voices her opinion, doesn’t take crap from anyone and is a Sex addict. Yet, when these two get together it’s the biggest power struggle ever. This, of course, makes for some incredibly hot, sexy and steamy scenes.

One thing I have learned after reading CBH, is that don’t go in with any preconceived notions. If you do, you will only end up hurt, lost, confused, wrecked and destroyed. I read the blurb and I thought I had a semi-storyline in place. WRONG ANSWER! Amo is the ‘queen’ of unpredictability and mind f*ckery so be prepared for one heck of a good book!

The only thing that was missing, is the link for book 2, because this girls gotta find out what’s going to happen next in that beautifully twisted mind of Amo’s. In all seriousness, read this book as soon as you can. However, make sure you have a bottle of wine, some beer or even hard liquor, cuz girl you’re going to need it!

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Awesome book with a different type of Hero! Villain by Jackie Wang

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Villain is dark, salacious and emotionally gut-wrenching. I wouldn’t necessarily call this a ‘romance’ but more like a relationship through a dark journey. Simply put, it was AWESOME!

Ryder was a character that you just had to ‘feel’ for. He wasn’t the typical Alpha hero that was rocking that swagger and machismo. He was a hurt and damaged boy who turned into a man looking for revenge. Through the course of this story he learned a lot about himself, the world and others he interacted with.

“This woman was fucking gorgeous, a ten out of ten; perfect proportions. C-cup tits, legs that went on forever.”

Cally was not your stereotypical heroine. She may have been blonde, was a princess in her daddy’s eye and was accustomed to the finer things in life, but she could definitely take care of herself. She was refined.

“He was also at least ten years older than me, and looked like a younger version of Johnny Depp. Depp from Donnie Brasco. Roguish. Magnetic. Hot. Rugged bad boy types turned me on.”

Ryder is a thirty-eight-year-old man who was physically and mentally abused years earlier by his own father. At the age of seventeen, an incident happened at his house that his father had punished him and banished him from his home with nothing but the clothes on his back and whatever he could pack into a backpack. His father was a prominent senator and Ryder felt that he had no choice, but to follow his commands.

A few years later, he met a man who would give him a job opportunity.  Unfortunately, for Ryder this was not the promise of a better future that he thought.  His life was irrevocably changed from then on.

Upon meeting Cally, he fell for her but didn’t expect to have her want to do anything with him.

“You make me wish I was a different man, Cally. Someone with integrity. With a good family background and nice upbringing. I wish I was the type of man you could brag about to your friends and family. The type of man who could take care of you, provide for you. And give you everything you’ve ever wanted.”

Jackie Wang painted a wonderful story, complete with emotions, descriptions of characters so vivid you can picture them along with a possible happy ending? You need to read Villain to find out the true twisty-turviness of Ryder and Cally’s relationship.

5 stars