Inarticulate by Eden Summers

Published: 2 September 2016
AuthorEden Summers
Read : 28 May 2020
Shelved : 29 May 2020
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Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

Rating: 4 out of 5.

He’s silent—but his touch speaks louder than words.

At first sight, Savannah is drawn to the harsh appeal of a man who refuses to talk to her. Keenan’s hard stare is arrogant and unapologetic. The quirk of his sensuous lips is cocky and in control.

But there’s more. There’s something deeper he’s trying to hide behind those steely grey eyes—a slight hint of vulnerability which captures her intrigue.
She’d been warned, told that his silence hides a myriad of lies capable of affecting her career and relationships with loved ones. Only she can’t help herself. Testing Keenan’s defenses is an addiction she can’t deny.

Falling in lust is easy. Learning his secrets comes with a price. The cost? Her broken heart.

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The Characters.

Savannah: a feisty, sarcastic, hardworking, and resourceful employee of works for a hotel chain that is under the slow transition of a merger with a bigger hotel chain in her hometown, Seattle. She is tasked to help ‘smooth things’ over with the employees of the hotel since there were some ‘issues’ going on. Being back home, she discovers that the cousin who despises her forever works for the competitor chain sabotaging the merger. As conflicts mount and employees resign, her frustrations got to her and she marched head-to-head with the owner of the merging hotel chain, Keanan’s father, and gets introduced to Keanan, whom she only meets via email.
Savannah proved to be a very loyal employee and did her job to the best of her abilities while making sure that everyone in their hotel is taken cared for. She would stick out her neck for everyone and even worked as one of the wait staff to make sure everything pushed through – i.e. the wedding that worked everyone’s stress levels to its maximum.

Keanan: son of the acquiring hotel that Savannah is working hard to make sure everything runs smoothly (while Penny’s destroying) before the official merger. He is an unlikely alpha dominate who’s few words make up in his body language, presence, and written words (emails). His actions seem to scream in his head and transmit it to Savannah.
He is expected to follow his father’s footsteps and take on the family business of hoteling though his father doesn’t see him as is protege but by default. There are expectations that Keanan has to stand up for himself due to his secret that he does work out later on versus just taking what is given to him – an example is when stood up to Penny and Dominic for Savannah’s love.

Penelope/Penny: right-hand man/woman of Keanan in the hotel chain industry. She got the seal of approval from Keanan’s father and is waiting to “seal the arrangement” with Keanan. The problem was that Keanan didn’t see her as anything than a hook up of convenience. She knows his secret but doesn’t disclose it to Savannah. She is treated like a ‘fragile’ doll by Keanan so she tends to acts entitled till the end. She makes the worst trouble for Savannah. She goes into these intense pressure tactics that imposed so much fear on the acquired hotel chain’s staff that Savannah was asked to help them.

Dominic: Penny’s brother and Savannah’s favorite. He makes her feel welcome and is also the best friend of Keanan, who pressures him to tell his secret to Savannah. He warns Savannah of Keanan and also vice versa. He is loving and supportive especially in the last few parts of the book.

Spencer: is the ex-boyfriend of Savannah and is the son of the owner of the hotel chain that is seeking the merger. He is a pathetic, self-centered cheater in the story. Good thing that Savannah broke things off them him…but he now wants back with her. He placed Savannah in a tight position with handling the merger in her hometown in the hopes that she would fail and he would come to the rescue. What a cruel thing to do to someone you already did so much wrong.

The Verdict.

I liked it but initially, it got me worried about its pace. It surely got better as I kept on reading.

Savannah and Keanan’s interaction is epic!
They could communicate in their silence, without Savannah realizing his secret. They seem to be at the same wavelength of communication that didn’t require words. They just “get’ each other so well and I didn’t feel lost in that. I can still remember the porch meeting that broke all expectations I had for a first meeting.

Keanan is an enigmatic character that is full of tension and emotion each time he sets his eyes on Savannah and wanting to express himself fully to her. His POV is less discussed since it might have given the readers a peek of his secret but when his voice is shared with us, you can feel all the intensity of his wants and needs.

Savannah initially was like a ‘fish-out-of-water’ but as the days progressed and with the help of a few dependable hotel staff, she really proved to everyone that she was the right person for the job. It was a tough one but I’m glad that Spencer got the last laugh on this. She managed Penny, the hotel staff, her boss, Keanan’s dad, and Keanan himself in the end.

As I neared the last few chapters, I was getting a bit lost on how the story would end. I was so anxious that I kept checking on how far along with the book I was, bracing for maybe a tragic (not HEF) breakup. There was no inkling whatsoever on what is going on, especially after Keanan sent his “last few emails”. I think I cried a thousand tears on with the secret and how it changed the relationship between Savannah and Keanan before the ending. Yes, it’s a HEF ending but a chapter or two caused so many heart-crushing moments that I had to put the book down to ‘calm myself’.

After reading the book. I totally understand how and why the author placed the emails in between the chapters. It was so heartfelt and so heartbreaking at the same time so I thought wrong on how it was all going for them. I mistook some things also that I was glad I was wrong in the end.

Overall, it is a wonderful read. I enjoy a good tugging of my heart from left to right. Yes, Eden, you did these characters right with what you had them do. 

Eden Summers is a bestselling author of contemporary romance with a side of sizzle and sarcasm. Best known for the Reckless Beat seriesInarticulate, and the Vault.
She can’t resist alpha dominance, dark features, and sarcasm in her fictional heroes and loves a strong heroine who knows when to bite her tongue but also serves retribution with a feminine smile on her face.
She lives in Australia with a young family who is well aware she’s circling the drain of insanity.

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Arrogant Bastard by Zara Cox

Title: Arrogant Bastard
Author: Zara Cox
Published on: 12 September 2017
Series: Dark Desires Book 2.5, a novella
Get it at: Barnes & Noble
Rating: 5 out of 5 stars
Read: 16 May 2020
Shelved: 17 May 2020

I’m known as the Black Widow because the desires I hide inside are pure poison.
I was a different person once. Faith, a young wife, hoping to become a mother. My life was pleasant. Stable. It was hell. Until Killian Knight opened my eyes to a world of espionage and intrigue. He saw something in me, something I was too afraid to acknowledge. I didn’t want to be excited by the danger. Didn’t want to crave the wicked passion only he could provide. But I did want, so now I run. And I pay.

I never meant to corrupt her, but I’m not sorry.
After all, I’m already damned.
After four years of searching and longing, I’ve finally found her. Faith, the one person in the world I breathe for. She lives beneath my skin as surely as I wear proof of our transgressions inked on my body. And like the forbidden fruit that doomed us from the beginning, our end is inevitable. We lived with no regret. We loved without inhibition. We betrayed those closest to us. We killed for that love. Now…we will burn in hell together.

The Characters.

Faith Carson/ Black Widow/B: wife, spy, manager of the Punishment Club in NYC
Married to Congressman Matthew Knight, brother of Killian, Faith was a loving wife who used to live in Arkansas but later was recruited by Killian to work for the Fallhurst Institute to spy on her husband thus started her undercover work while still maintaining her wifely duties. She was informed of her husband’s infidelity and questionable actions. After the unexpected death of her husband, she left Arkansas to go into undercover work with Killian to finish what she started. An incident in one of their missions together, Faith saw the opportunity to get out of the spy business and disappeared after getting back to the States. She moved around and led her to become one of the managers of the Punishment Club (owned by Axel in Black Sheep). She keeps to herself and is focused on her work. She is prepared to move anytime she feels that her cover is blown.

Killian Knight: a brother, a computer nerd and a spy
Son of Randall and Patricia Knight, Killian was a very capable and gifted boy at a young age who had to survive alone even with the privileges of his wealthy family. His family prefers to focus on money and power while he had found his own way into Cambridge, which he had to work and pay his way through.
He was recruited by the Fallhurts Institute for his wit and tenacity to get the job done. One of the tough jobs he had to do is to investigate his brother’s involvement (or turning his blind eye on some heinous acts like underage sex trafficking and corruption charges. He had to get proof thus he recruited Faith, his sister-in-law, for this. He trained her and became her handler, which worked well in both their cover. In the process, he fell for her.

“I never meant to corrupt her, but I’m not sorry. After all, I’m already corrupt.”

― Killian, Arrogant Bastard

Fionnella: a quirky fellow spy who helps Killian and Faith
She works independently and does side contracts. She knows Killian and B during their time at the agency and to the point where B asked her help to ‘disappear’. She is very resourceful and specializes in surveillance and intel-gathering. Readers got to know her first in Beautiful Liar under Quinn Blackwood’s employment which she later comes popping up in the two other books previous- an unexpected meeting with Black Widow/B in Black Sheep outside Axel’s club and in Wicked S.O.B. working for Quinn. In the book, we really get to know more about her and what she does for the Institute which is a real treat.

The Verdict.

I highly recommend this book!

This book is different from the previous Dark Desires series, wherein there is more mystery/suspense in the forefront versus just the romance. I am so okay with this especially since it gives a bit of a variety to the series but without taking away the passion between the main characters. I liked how more details were placed for the mystery component for the book compared to the last book. I am enjoying the whole spy background and that nothing is what it seems.

Even with so many things going, I didn’t get confused since each part of the book was clearly written and even if I need to go back to recheck on a thought, it wasn’t hard. Believe me, there were a lot of things going on between Faith, Killian, the agency, Cairo, Arkansas, Matt, Galveston, etc. The pacing was good with ‘breaks‘ from being a target and B and Killians’ issues. I didn’t feel any parts were rushed compared to other books who pushed so many details to have it all come crashing into the end in a mixed mess.

This book, being still a contemporary romance, also tackles on second chances between Faith and Killian. I like second chances themes especially when you see the guy give it all this time around. I am glad that the final character is all about Faith since she piqued my interest in Black Sheep. She was as cool and as “bad a**” as they come in the spy business and I really liked her bravery during her mission.

For Faith/B’s backstory, it was an unexpected one. She becomes this multifaceted woman from a ‘good wife’ to a professional spy. Her story showed us that she actually is not as strong as we thought she is. Her secrets consumed her so much that I wished she shared it with Killian to help each other.

On Killian, there is no doubt about his love and passion throughout the story. I’m thankful that Killian is one “stubborn” and “head-strong” alpha who didn’t give up on Faith. He really gave her so much space that I’m glad that they did work things out in the end. It really tested his patience and being a “good guy” in her eyes. He searched for her for 4 years, gave up working for the Institute to dedicate his whole time finding her and she still has doubt of how he feels for her. His only flaw from her was keeping her husband’s corruption involvement a secret and wanting Faith for himself at the same time. I’m so broken each time he was trying to confess his feelings to Faith but had to hold back for fears of losing Faith forever.

The circumstances surrounding their union were unfortunate but it proved to all that they were meant for each other. They somehow held on to their heart’s desires (she and Killian never got around to see other people during their separation) until the day that they found each other again. I just love persistent alphas who still balance themselves to what they promise and Killian is definitely one of them.

“We’re going to burn for this.”
“Then we will burn together”

Faith and Killian, Arrogant Bastard

I’m sad that this is the final installment of the Dark Desires series. Faith and Killian’s story made this final book worth it all in the end. It would have been wonderful to get an epilogue for Killian and Faith…if they would be having a baby down the line but I will just put it as they did put a “ring” and “baby” to their relationship.

Zara Cox has been writing since she was thirteen years old, but it wasn’t until seven years ago that she decided to share her love of writing sexy, gritty stories with anyone besides her close family (the over 18s anyway!). Her best-selling Indigo Lounge Series is Zara’s first step in her erotic romance-writing journey. In 2015 she hopes to bring her readers even more sizzling-hot stories featuring panty-melting alpha heroes and the women who rock their world. She’s also working on an entirely new super-hot series, so watch this space and keep in touch! She’d love to hear your thoughts.

Wicked S.O.B. (Dark Desires #2.5) by Zara Cox

Title: Wicked S.O.B.
Author: Zara Cox
Published on: 11 March 2016
Series: Dark Desires Book 2.5, a novella
Get it at: Barnes & Noble
Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
Read: 11 May 2020
Shelved: 14 May 2020

For so long, I lived for revenge. Now I live for her.
Ask anyone and they’ll tell you that Quinn Blackwood is not someone you mess with. I see. I want. I take. And you better not get in my way. That’s how I built my billion-dollar empire. That’s how I made my enemies pay. That’s how I won the one good, pure thing in my life, Elyse “Lucky” Gilbert. But after what I’ve done, my luck may have run out.

There is a fine line between love and obsession.
I’m not a fool. I didn’t think coming back to Quinn would be easy. That we would fall into a happy future and the darkness inside him would just disappear. Still, after everything we’ve been through, I couldn’t leave him to fight his demons alone. I’ve tried to convince myself nothing else matters as long as we’re together. But if I give him what he needs, will there be anything left of me?

We continue on to the relationship of Quinn Blackwood and Elyse Gilbert a year after the scandal. They were the main characters of Dark Desires Book 1. They develop further as a couple and as individuals.

The focus is further on Quinn, 29, as he reconciles the aftermath of his actions to bring down his father and try to sort his life out. He started seeing a shrink to help him with the support of Elyse but has been an uphill battle. He becomes too dependent on Elyse, wherein he questions his worth to be with him so he tries his hardest to “buy” off as much as he could like trying to win Petra’s approval with a horse.

Elyse is continuing her education and wants to be with Quinn. She convinced Quinn to take couples therapy after their traumatic experiences. Elyse knows that Quinn has to face his demons before they can move on to being together. In the book, she is afraid to tell Quinn her problems since it might trigger issues in their relationship. Given this, she slowly becomes stronger compared to Book 1. Elyse is balancing her focus on her situation, school, sister and Quinn without losing herself. She has a lot of control over her emotions, which you see at the start of the book, that gives you a sense that she’s got it together…without realizing that she has her own internal battle of being enough for Quinn to heal.

“Are we good?”
“We will be when I find a way to keep my heart from beating when I’m not with you. For now…you think about me every fucking second we’re not together and I may just survive.”

― Elyse and Quinn, Wicked S.O.B.

I enjoyed seeing both of them support each other but also fighting for becoming a better couple on the road to HEF. This book also shows another sinister danger around Elyse that she enlists the help of previous supporting characters, Fionnella and Detective Schultz. The story takes again more mystery on solving that made things exciting. There are a lot of moments in the book that I think Elyse should have asked Quinn for help or told him about it but this time around, Quinn does step up to take charge in protecting Elyse and made him overcome and fight for their relationship when Elyse needed him.

The story is less complex in outside elements and the pace was perfect. We are more focused on the two of them. I love the emotions between the two of them and make you fall in love with their relationship. A wonderful conclusion to Elyse and Quinn since both help each other find what they both really needed in the end – each other.

A preview of the Arrogant Bastard is included in the book that also got me excited about who will be next.

Zara Cox has been writing since she was thirteen years old, but it wasn’t until seven years ago that she decided to share her love of writing sexy, gritty stories with anyone besides her close family (the over 18s anyway!). Her best-selling Indigo Lounge Series is Zara’s first step in her erotic romance-writing journey. In 2015 she hopes to bring her readers even more sizzling-hot stories featuring panty-melting alpha heroes and the women who rock their world. She’s also working on an entirely new super-hot series, so watch this space and keep in touch! She’d love to hear your thoughts.

Black Sheep (Dark Desires #2) by Zara Cox

Title: Black Sheep
Author: Zara Cox
Published on: 14 March 2017
Series: Dark Desires Book 2, Standalone
Get it at: Barnes & Noble
Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
Read: 10 May 2020
Shelved: 11 May 2020

In a family of cold-hearted black sheep,

I, Axel Rutherford, am the blackest.

My father has hated me since the day I was born. The feeling was mutual. In the shady underworld that was my legacy, Cleo McCarthy became my light. She was beautiful, passionate, and my whole world. So naturally my father had to destroy us. First he sent me away. Next he claimed Cleo as his own. But now I’ve returned, and nothing will stop me from taking back everything that is rightfully mine.

He was the love of my life – when my life was still my own.

We were young enough to believe we would last forever, Axel and I. But neither of us realized how cruel life – and our families – could be. Now I’m trapped in a gilded cage: desired by Axel, who must never know the full truth, and controlled by his father, who would sooner see me dead than free. And I wouldn’t even care, except that it’s no longer only my life at stake.

The Characters

Axel is one of the four sons Finnan Rutherford, a big mafia boss. He didn’t want to do anything with the family business and was shipped out to the military to separate himself from the family business. He is a war hero and has served the country but unknowingly, helped his father be part of the government contracts.
He comes back after a few years and starts his own business of clubs and other vices. He deals with other bad vices instead and has the alpha complex and takes what he wants. He is no saint but he gives a twisted honor to making sure he exacts his revenge even if he goes through all the most unethical, illegal means that is needed to destroy the family who turned their backs from him. You surely can relate to his form of justice and understand where all his anger is coming from. The book talks a lot in his POV for a change in the last book series.

Cleo is a broken woman, who was used, lied and manipulated for what she believes is her duty to save her family. She is constantly controlled by others and is always the obedient one to the point that I can hear everyone laughing behind her, especially Axel’s brothers and father and it frustrates me. I understand that is stuck to owing Finnan for her family and clan’s survival but the betrayal was brutal! I know she knew it thus the guilt. Thankfully, she slowly got ‘stronger’ as we progressed through the book (after so many years) to rise up and tell Axel her side of what happened. Sometimes, the timing is important so as the let things happen for the better.

“Once upon a time, when my addled state didn’t know better, I stupidly believed the phenomenon of our gazes connecting had the power to stop the world from spinning.”

― Axel, Black Sheep

The Verdict

I had trouble putting it down and the plot got more complex from start to finish.

This is a book filled with a tangled web of deceit and manipulation that got me all wrecked and engrossed all at the same time. She manages to have simultaneous POV and different story-lines that merge well, in the end, to come out cohesive.

I enjoyed the multi-leveled secrets, conflicts and discoveries that came with Axel and Cleo, Axel and his family, Cleo and her duty to her family, etc. Both have mafia background and understand where their duty lies – one is to maintain and survive while the other seeks to destroy his father’s legacy. Both characters were childhood sweethearts whose lives were not their own when they promised to be each other forever. Both were manipulated by their parents especially Axel’s father and brothers that are just so wrong at all levels! The saying that “blood is thicker than water” is moot for this family and it is more like “whatever it takes to get ahead” is what they practice. In the process of finding then later losing each other, their assumptions and fed-information were used to manipulate them for so many years that the “real story” got muddled all throughout.

I appreciate Cox’s direction of focusing on the two heroes in their own world while the other forces outside them laid low but still being worked on separately. The pain and disgust ran so deep that until they got isolated from the rest of the world (at the Punishment Club) and started remembering, then the healing started. The love-hate intensity was off the charts that for sure, there is still passion between them.

“Whatever we felt for each other was as old as dirt, filthy as sin. What I feel for her now is…too fucked up to name.”

— Axel, Black Sheep

I wish Zara discussed a bit more about Axel’s brothers like what happened to the brothers in the flashbacks since I can sense that their lies started tearing family members apart. It’s implied that the brothers are split on who they side with or who’s sympathetic to Axel’s plight. I have to say though…Zara got it right – Axel’s life is far more interesting than maybe all the brothers combined.

All in all, I rushed through this book since I was dying to see how things end and so far…it was all worth it! Zara has been great on “redemption” stories, especially in this series. The writing is well made to mesh so many things into a cohesive story. I’m glad that no matter how twisted the stories were between Axel and Cleo, their love for each other persevered through time and space, and that their hearts got it right, even if their heads were stubborn from the beginning.

Zara Cox has been writing since she was thirteen years old, but it wasn’t until seven years ago that she decided to share her love of writing sexy, gritty stories with anyone besides her close family (the over 18s anyway!). Her best-selling Indigo Lounge Series is Zara’s first step in her erotic romance-writing journey. In 2015 she hopes to bring her readers even more sizzling-hot stories featuring panty-melting alpha heroes and the women who rock their world. She’s also working on an entirely new super-hot series, so watch this space and keep in touch! She’d love to hear your thoughts.

Beautiful Liar (Dark Desires #1) by Zara Cox

Title: Beautiful Liar*
Author: Zara Cox
Published on: 11 March 2016
Series: Dark Desires Book 1, Standalone
Get it at: Barnes & Noble
Rating: 3.5 out of 5 stars
Read: 05 May 2020
Shelved: 08 May 2020
*Other editions are under the titles “I, Porn Star” or “Master Q”.

My name is Quinn Blackwood:

By day, I’m a billionaire CEO. Rich. Entitled. By night, I’m the exclusive porn star only known as Q. Why? Because I love women. If I believed in an almighty being, I’d thank him for creating them. They’re by far his most perfect creation… especially when I’m fucking one of them.

Oh, did I mention I’m an asshole? Fuck yeah. According to my shrink, I’m one twisted motherfucker. And that’s just the way I like it. Until she walks into my life…

My name is Elyse Gilbert, nicknamed ‘Lucky’ because according to my dad, I’m the unluckiest person alive, and I’ll die the same way I came into the world: naked, screaming, and dirt poor.

Yeah, my life is a twisted, seething mess. But that life changed the day I met HIM. He made me forget the cameras. He made me forget I was doing this for the money. He made me forget my shame.He made me forget everything. I was consumed by him. Only him.

But now my past has caught up with me.

The Characters

Elyse/ Lucky is a survivor with a secret that is costing her freedom and sanity. She moved (hitchhiked) her way from her small town in the Fresno (West) to New York (East). She is running away from her mother’s past, which her mother initially shielded her but still fell her way into it to live. She is running away from a very dangerous man who still owns her and it was only a matter of time. She wants a quiet ‘normal life’ but until she gets enough money to buy her freedom, she needs to get the job done and quick before she is found. Her backstory is a heartbreaking one and it is tackled early on. Most of the early sharing POVs is on her that makes us feel for her.
She is desperate but smart as she entered into a deal with Mr. Q, who uses a voice distorter, for one million dollars for sex or her freedom. Nothing new right? It gets crazier as the ride starts in this story.

“You’ve found me, Lucky, the guy who wants to fuck you more than he wants his next breath. Show me what I want to see. Convince me that you’re worth fucking. Convince me you’re worth dying for.”

― Quinn, Beautiful Liar

Quinn (a.k.a. Mr. Blackwood or Mr. Q) is a 28-year old, alpha rich businessman, who is as twisted as the family name he comes from. For a decade now, he has seeking justice to the only woman he has ever loved and will love. There is so much filth attached to the Blackwood history that Quinn is willing to sacrifice himself to ensure that he’s the last of the Blackwood line to walk the earth. He’s has been building on his plan slowly for a decade now and is finally seeing fruition upon the completion of his project with Lucky.

“I’m twenty-eight years old. I won’t live to see thirty, and I don’t care. Or I didn’t, until her.”

― Quinn, Beautiful Liar

The Verdict

It is important to note first that the book has run through a few edition changes, from the title to the book’s cover art, before finally settling to “Beautiful Liar” and I have to agree with a few of the reviewers that it’s a lot better and less misleading. I would also give a better chance of having a reader pick it up.

Secondly, this is NOT my first encounter with Zara’s works. I read Zara’s Indigo series first and liked her writing style a lot. Note that this is not the same as in Indigo, although the share the alpha brooding male and an unsure (but later stronger) female hero. This book deals with a rougher human side of revenge, redemption, and definitely lust/love bordering on calculated manipulation.

Thirdly, this is all about love-at-first-sight or Insta-love so manage your expectations. The start of the book tackles this one and can be a bit creepy since it’s done via video and Lucky didn’t even see Quinn but can “feel” him. It can also be a bit stalkerish with the voice distorter then later wit the mask and being mysterious.

I love the rawness of the characters – one is broken (Q/Quinn) and one is running away (Lucky/Elysie) – in each turn. Lucky is basically born to survive and take what she can. She’s no gold digger herself but will steal for her secrets. I do respect her. She’s the right balance of a heroine in trouble. Quinn, on the other hand, is someone I wished was strong enough to trust his feelings and go with it. I understand that his “goal” is important above anything else but I do fault him for having so many opportunities to “tell” Lucky of his “goal” and avoid all the possible heartaches that happened. It was a pure shock, to say the least. If he did tell her, it might have made the “goal” easier to achieve. It was really sad about how the secret was disclosed to Lucky in a very dark violent, twisted manner. It went through me like “a slap on my face” but I suppose this is all part of what the author wanted. Everything did tie in nicely in the end with the shock factor.

“Do you like me in your head, Quinn?” she asked softly.
My teeth grit for a second. “More than is good for you.”

― Lucky and Quinn, Beautiful Liar

The supporting characters like Fionelli and Suley were great and endearing. They balanced the two main characters, Quinn and Lucky respectively, that cut through their core to be “real” and touch on their vulnerabilities to help us connect with them. If this book teaches me anything … it is nothing is what it seems. Fionelli and Suley have their own way of being likable in the midst of the “roughest neighborhood”.

I’m wrecked inside out with how everything went down (speechless!) but for the end we got…it was all worth it! It tied in nicely.

And I murmur into his ear, “Am I worth dying for?”

― Lucky, Beautiful Liar

I love the titles of each of the chapters. I gave me a good idea (though some are not
I appreciate the length and how things were explained by the ending that makes a wonderful stand-alone book.

I cannot wait to continue with the stories of the other characters in this series!

The book reading arrangement goes…

  1. Beautiful Liar (published 2016)
  2. Black Sheep (published 21017)
  3. Wicked SOB (published 21017)
  4. Arrogant Bastard (published 21017)

Zara Cox has been writing since she was thirteen years old, but it wasn’t until seven years ago that she decided to share her love of writing sexy, gritty stories with anyone besides her close family (the over 18s anyway!). Her best-selling Indigo Lounge Series is Zara’s first step in her erotic romance-writing journey. In 2015 she hopes to bring her readers even more sizzling-hot stories featuring panty-melting alpha heroes and the women who rock their world. She’s also working on an entirely new super-hot series, so watch this space and keep in touch! She’d love to hear your thoughts.