Forbidden Frost is an excellent continuation of this series! Kudos to Riley Onyx.
I’m going to try to do this without spoiling too much because Forbidden Frost has a lot of essential elements in its story that I think build the world and lore, and you should experience it in the book, not a review! So here goes.
This is the story of the rescue ship sent to save Rin; she watches it crash at the end of Succumb to the Storm. Leah is a medical technician on the team whose life is endangered when she nearly dies at the crash site. But what saves her, damns her and her savior, both.
DARK. Very brutally dark. Some twisted minds wrote Caged. And they should be proud of themselves.
Caged is the last in the Primal Obsessions books, and the series was so easy to devour in two days that I’m ashamed of my gluttony–lies, I reveled in it. I liked this entire series, but this book has some harsher visuals than the other two, in my opinion.
Aimee trespasses onto Pride territory with her boyfriend and his two friends and is met with brutal force. Taken prisoner, she watches the other members of her party be viciously murdered. She is then gifted as a prize to Blaze, one of the Pride Alphas by the Pride Mother, for bringing the trespassers to justice.
Okay, Marked is not as good as the book Captured. Or maybe I’m just not into bears–Goldilocks and all did nothing for me growing up. I thought it was a story about buying new beds. Marked is a Goldilocks story that, to me, is more porn-y than sexy, and less dark than it is kinky.
Rosalie has a very crappy marriage and a crappier husband. She has finally pulled the trigger on an escape plot to get away from the zero-promise future that is her life. Her escape plan is desperate, and the execution is bonkers. It’s no shock that she ends up in a car accident where there is a fatality who turns up to be a bear–yep, a bear. Then it couldn’t get more surreal, but she finds an adorable baby bear in the back seat, and crazy Rosalie is off on another hare-brained adventure.
The three main bears are easy to dislike and not find sexy–I only liked the most psychotic, go figure, and I think it was because he was the least bow, chicka, wow-wow. Brooks, Colt, and Lincoln quite quickly become ‘kitty’-trained to come whenever Rosalie has even a thought of straying. The bears mean to keep her close–but she doesn’t want to leave because her creeper husband is out there just waiting to kill her so, really, peeps.
I read Big Bad Claws and immediately went and one-clicked three other first in series this author wrote, so it’s safe to say I liked it.
Lila is a shut-in. She is the heir to her family’s business ventures, but she certainly isn’t ready to join society. She’s happy with her little world with her house staff and her cats. Lila would happily leave the family business to the other members of her family. And all would be well if an “ethical” assassin didn’t warn her that someone wanted her dead and then escaped her of the planet to a “safer” place. Now she is lost, in the open, under the outdoors, in a strange land, without protection.
Mmmm, something dark, dirty, and sexy lives here, but it’s not for the faint of heart.
Werewolves: Jax, Reid, and Thorn Woodward are out for retribution; only blood will do.
There is a debt to pay for the death of their brother Chase, and despite killing the death dealers, there is no sweeter boon than taking the surviving daughter, Isabel, as a slave. They can’t punish the dead for their sins, but they can continue receiving payment from Isabel’s soft flesh. That works until she starts liking how the Woodwards discipline her for the sins of her kin.
Are you in the mood for a quick little feel-good romance? Secret Plunge could be it.
Harper’s had a rough year. It’s New Year’s Eve, and she and her bestie are letting down their hair for a farewell to the old and ringing in the better. And what could be better than a hottie one-night stand?
But Harper’s luck is crap and last year’s BS is chasing her into the new one because she has a souvenir and in nine months so will her one-night stand. If only she knew his last name. No, wait–sucks to be Harper. She just found it out. Mr. Sexy is her dad’s new swimmer trainee.
A girl with the sight who knows not to tempt fae, a fae king cursed not to look like himself, an unachievable quest, and a fated love; Delia Castel has all the ingredients and whips up an excellent fantasy novel based on the Beauty and the Beast Fairy Tale.
Something you can be sure of is if there is trouble, there are fae. Neara keeps her head down because she can see the fiends, unlike the others of her village. Her father has instilled the importance of not bringing herself to their attention. She’s young and pretty, two things the fae like to collect and corrupt. So, over the years, he’s trained her into a warrior and taught her all the ways to fight the monsters.
I received this novel from Booksprout in exchange for an honest review.
Because my review of this series book one was extensive and not favorable I am reviewing this second book against the first. I will not be repeating former criticisms in grudge form so any comments herein are specific to Volume Two.
You know when you are fully aware that something awful is happening but you have hopes that some divine intervention will save you from the horror? Well, the cliffhanger of Volume One did its job and allowed the moment of dire catastrophe to breathe. It gave the reader the hope that ill-will would somehow dissolve. Betti Rosewood is not going to be your white knight and just as Pandora is screwed and bound for destruction so are we as readers. We will not be saved and at this point, divinity has forsaken us all.