HO-LY CRAP!!!! Not to quote Alicia Key’s here, but ‘this girl is on fire’!! She has slayed me yet again with an all-consuming and gritty work of art! Time has come to write another review for an Amo Jones book and I genuinely say after each book, ‘I don’t know how she can top herself’. Ladies and gentlemen let me introduce you to the world of Mayhem and The Brothers of Kiznitch. In Peace Lies Havoc we were introduced to the brothers, King, Killian, Keaton and Kyrin, with King and Dove being center stage.
In Fury Lies Mayhem is Killian’s book with Saskia and straight up and honest here, HER BEST BOOK YET!! It’s been a few days since I finished, and I CAN’T GET KILLIAN AND SASKIA OUT OF MY HEAD!! Major book hangover!! I have said this before, and I’m going to say this again. Amo creates worlds with such clarity, from the overall generalized setting, i.e. location, down to the description of a tiny button on a pair of pants. It is impossible to not imagine what she is talking about. Her plotlines and storylines are ALWAYS on point, character descriptions are never lacking, and they always show growth from beginning to end.
I’m sure I’m not going to be the only one that says this, but Killian, good God, Killian was killing it. He’s completely and utterly addictive. You can NEVER have enough of him. He has turned into my favorite Hero that Amo has ever written. He’s everything a member of Mayhem should be. He’s smoking hot, wicked, determined, mischievous, a badass and a straight up trickster. He has the face and the body to get a person to do whatever they want, even without his special ‘powers’ of telekinesis, hypnosis and coercive persuasion. As much as I loved him in the beginning, by the end, that love had deepened, simply because we got to see different aspects of his character that are not readily seen.
“I’ll f*cking wait for you for as long as I need to, because time doesn’t tick unless you’re in my arms.
Saskia, mmm, girl, she is a match waiting to go up in flames. If gasoline was Kill and Sass is the match, they are one wickedly combustive inferno. She is perfectly ‘match’ed for Killian. She not only stands up to him and fights him, but she deviously plays the Trickster with his games. Killian has never met someone like her.
“There’s sexy, beautiful, hot, banging, and then there’s Saskia, whose beauty trumps all the mundane adjectives that the Oxford Dictionary can generate.”
In Fury Lies Mischief has consumed me and left me in a cyclone of emotions. I adored seeing this rough and hardened couple come together and show us all sides to their relationship and individual character. Amo is an epically gifted author/writer and I feel blessed to be able to read her books. Due to her incredible writing skills, I can still feel Mayhem swirling through me. Amo Jones, you are the Queen and I humbly bow down at your feet, screaming ‘I’m not worthy, I’m not worthy’.
Stolen Soulmate is such an appropriate title. MCG not only stole my soul but eviscerated it to smithereens. I am amazed at her writing. Mary Catherine Gebhard appears so sweet, but don’t let that fool you. She wrote a fabulous book that has left me gutted. It is heart-wrenchingly beautiful with a twist of cruel perfection.
Grayson ‘Gray’ Crowne is the Hero in this bully romance. I have an incredible love-hate relationship with him. When he was in the light, he was cruel, demanding and inhumane. Let’s just say, the ‘Playboy Prince’ treated the staff like dogs, especially Storybook Hale. In the dark, Story saw another side to Gray, his true side.
“Grayson Crowne is the cruelest person in the world, and I’m hopelessly in love with him, but his love only bloomed in the dark.”
Story is ‘the help’ and therefore, has many rules she needs to follow, yet somehow has trouble with one. Do not look a Crowne in the eyes. Story has no problem challenging and standing up to Gray. As Gray is almost two sided, so is Story. She is meek and submissive, yet this sassy woman has a fiery side. In each other, Gray and Story find their equal, their soulmate.
“Because for this moment I’m Story, and you’re Gray, and right now it’s okay.”
Gray and Story’s story is romantic and easy to fall in love with them. Yet this romantic relationship is also tragic and grippingly emotional. MCG had me crying, yelling, drinking, stupefied and dumbfounded. I am still reeling internally when thinking about this doomed couple. I am thoroughly addicted and need more of the Crowne Point world.
”When you look at a Crowne, they ruin your life. When you cross a Crowne…they make sure you wish you’d never been born.”
5 ‘Whoa, holy flipping’ stars
Umm, what in tarnation did I just read? I am sitting here flabbergasted and gob smacked not knowing how to describe this freaking incredible romantic suspense from S.M. Soto. I am so in love with KMWL, but really Ms. Soto that ending. Really? Talk about a MASSIVE book hangover. GAH!!!
Ok, so now that I verbally got that sort of out of my system, let’s see if I can write a review. I’m trying to figure out who my heart yearns more for, Mackenzie or Baz? Mackenzie has suffered so much loss in her life, it was emotionally heavy just taking on some of her loss. It was nice to see her move on to her new life, but where she had me rooting for her, was when she started to stand up for herself and find some answers.
Then there is Baz (sigh), he is exquisitely commanding, domineering, compassionate, addicting and hot AF. Beware though, ovaries will be erupting just a heads up. Oh, Baz is so edible, and S.M. Soto KNOWS how to write her Heroes.
Everything about Kiss Me With Lies is top notch! It is INCREDIBLY well written, perfectly timed emotional upheaval with well-placed twists and turns. Not one of my more well written reviews but Kiss Me With Lies has just blown my mind and I’m not sure if I’ll recover until I get to read Bury Me With Lies.
“You consume me to the point where I don’t think rationally when I’m near you.”
MissPetiteBrunetteBookBlog – “Get ready for a jaw dropping conclusion to this magnificent duet.”
BookHaven Book Blog – “I dove in and couldn’t stop reading!! I inhaled this in a few hours and my jaw was dropping all over the place!!”
Melanie Helms – “Holy shiitake mushrooms. What a great conclusion! Wow.”
Leave Me Alone I’m Reading – “Omg… the feels, the action, the sex, the fucking blood and gore… perfecccttttt.”
Jillian (Goodreads) – “SIX STARS! This duet is at the top of my list for favorite reads in 2019. I was blown away.”
So, there are a few things you should know going into this book. It’s supposed to be a dark re-telling of Merida, but the heroine here is Moira and it’s actually placed in present time. Now, knowing these two things, let’s begin.
Cynthia is a new to me author. Her writing is fantastic, despite not really getting any Moira vibes (which is ok with me). She can suck you into this mystical present time world that is full of darkness and mysteries and give you a dark mythical feeling story.
Moira is a heroine that has not been raised in a loving home. Her horrible family has done some unspeakable things to her. She is practicing her archery, when she comes across a dark and mysterious man. Sol and Moira despite the atrocities that life has thrown them, find comfort in each other. I loved that as the story progressed, Moira became stronger individual.
Insolent is full of twists and turns. It is best to go into Insolent with no pre-determined thoughts or ideas and just let Cynthia take you on this incredible, ethereal-like journey.