by Lili St. Germain5 out of 5
*Please note this book is dark romance and deals with serious themes including rape, violence and murder.*
This story unfolds over seven volumes approx. 25 - 30,000 words each.
My father was most certainly NOT an innocent man. As the leader of the Gypsy Brothers MC, he was guilty of many things. But he died for a crime that he didn’t commit, framed by an enemy within who then stole his club and everything he had ever worked to protect.
Including my innocence.
When Dornan Ross framed my father, he set into motion a series of events that could never be undone. My father was murdered by Dornan Ross and his sons when I was fifteen years old.
Before my father died, Dornan and his sons stole my innocence, branded my skin and in doing so, ensured that their lives would be prematurely cut short. That they would suffer.
I’ve just turned twenty-one, and I’m out for blood. I'm out for revenge.
But I didn't expect to fall for Jase, the youngest brother in the club.
I didn't expect that he would turn my world upside down, yank my heart out of my chest and ride away into the sunset with it.
Now, I'm faced with an impossible choice - Jase, or avenging my fathers death?
Juliette is a survivor. Dornan Ross and his six sons destroyed her life and her innocence. After years of pain, she has decided that revenge is the only answer...
This was an intense little book. It does contain dark themes in detail, so if you don't like that, move on to something more fluffy.
I generally don't like stories centered around abuse and rape. I normally avoid them because they make me feel very uncomfortable.
But even though the violence and rape are handled realistically, it still comes off well. You feel for Juliettte, and understand her drive for revenge.
Juliette is not a victim.
She has meticulously planned everything; from the plastic surgery, and new persona Sammi; to infiltrating the Gypsy Brothers base. There's something cold and methodical about everything she does, but without losing her humanity.
I was absolutely hooked from the start, and was sorry to see the book end. It is short, it is abrupt; but I wouldn't want it any other way. I love how Germain balances out Juliette's revenge, and her reconnection with the youngest son, Jase. I can't see how she could do that as convincingly if it wasn't a novella for each target.
I am definitely continuing with this series! And I would recommend checking it out, especially as it's free to download!