Measha Stone-The Mob Boss’ Pet

Measha has published another one of her lovely pet books. This one isn’t part of the series that she has, it’s a complete standalone. The Mob Boss’ Pet has all the wonderfulness of pet play and humiliation play that we expect to see out of Measha.

So, we start with Stephania who is going to her favorite coffee shop. She’s an ER doc and she needs her caffeine fix to make it through her day. When she gets there, the guy at the register seems really nervous and is staring at the only other people in the place. Stephania doesn’t seem all that upset about that, but I would’ve thought it was sketchy af, but I’m paranoid, sooo… Anyway, she eventually looks down and sees blood. Remember, ER doc, she knows exactly what blood looks like. That’s when she gets dragged into the kitchen, where she found a dead man in a puddle of blood on the floor and another man laying on a table, bleeding with 2 holes in his chest. She’s ordered to handle the injured man and keep him from bleeding out or dying.

Meanwhile, back at the ranch, or more precisely his estate, we have Dominic. It’s his younger brother who was shot and his cousin who is dead. He rushes into his brother’s bedroom where he finds out that their other brother has locked the nice lady doctor in the basement. So, Dominic goes to get her and takes her into his brother’s room, so that she can continue to treat him. Stephania, of course, wants to be let go, but Dominic isn’t going to do that in any way, shape, or form. For one thing, his brother is hurt. For another, she knows too much now. When she does try to run away, he takes her into his room, strips her, and locks her into a cage.

I like Stephania. She’s strong and smart. She’s also stubborn af, which is both good and bad for her. It’s good because she really does need to have that tenacity at times. It’s bad because at other times, that stubbornness gets her into more problems than she would’ve been in otherwise. I can respect that, because I may or may not be stubborn myself. I think that she has a really caring heart and really wants to help people, especially Dominic.

Dominic. Hmmm… Well, I generally like him. With that said, he’s got his issues, like the fact that he has a brick wall 3 feet thick up around his heart. And I have to say that denial ain’t just a river in Egypt when it comes to certain things with Dominic. I think that he has a very good core, and he wants to make sure that his family are taken care of, and he love his family deeply, but he’s not ready to trust anyone, which makes him hard to deal with, I think. He’s bullheaded too, in a different way than Stephania is. I don’t think I can describe the difference, but it’s there.

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Finding out who and what was behind it all was shocking, for damned sure.

OK, that’s all there is for this one. Go check it out! Happy reading!

SC Ellen-Irrevocably Shattered

Irrevocably Shattered is the first book by SC Ellen I’ve read, but I will be finding more of her work and reading it. It was a great story and one that kept me engrossed from beginning to end.

We start years ago with Carson’s origin story, which is incredibly sad, tragic, and hard to read. Then we periodically skip forward and get glimpses at Carson’s life. It’s not an easy life. He’s in a boarding school and his parents are both dead, so there’s a lot of other kids who are picking on him because of that. But, Carson isn’t going to necessarily going to stand by that, and he beats the everloving shit out of some people. He also gets to make a good friend, named Elliot, who gets into all kinds of trouble with him. Then his guardian, Vinny, flies into NYC from MI to make sure that he’s not in trouble. Vinny has offered to have Carson come to Michigan to live with him, but he’s turned him down for reasons. Eventually, Carson finds out that Vinny is the head of the Casa Nostra, and becomes his second in command.

Alayna is Vinny’s daughter, his principessa, his tresoro. She helps out some with the family business, but only on the barest periphery. Most of the time, she works in the mental health field, hangs with her bestie Tessa, and pesters her brother, Jace, who, BTW is madly in love with Tessa. She is happy being out of her parents’ house, and living a mostly independent life. It’s not perfect, but it’s hers. Right up until the Russians decide that they are going to cause problems. When that happens, her dad wants to make sure that she is safe, and calls in his best man, Carson. Vinny tells Carson that he needs to protect Alayna 24/7, and oh, keep his dick in his pants, or else.

I think that Alayna is a really interesting mix and worldly and naive. I mean, she’s aware of what her family is and does, at least in broad strokes, but she also is isolated from a lot of it at the same time. She’s also been kept at a distance from the world, so she’s also been isolated there. I think that it’s the difference between being aware that these things are happening and actually seeing them happening directly in front of her face, if that makes sense.

Carson is very much two disparate parts. There’s the part that is his darkness, his monster, but then there is the loyal part, the one with the good heart, and the compassion that he hides really down deep. I mean, living as part of the mafia the way that he does, he has to hide that part down. I think that he even hides it from himself, which can’t be nearly as easy as it sounds. Even when he is violent, he’s violent for a reason. The goal is always to protect la familiga and keep everyone safe and strong. That’s what makes him so loyal and strong. That’s why I like him so much.

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I wanna talk about Vinny for a minute. He’s a really volatile character, and it’s not always possible to know what will set him off. I think that he knew some of what happened would be happening, and I wonder if he did certain things to make it happen.

OK, that’s all I have to say about this one. Go check it out! Happy reading!

 

Jane Henry-Nolan

Jane has another book in her Irish mafia books, this time with Nolan. This is the 3rd book of the series, and Nolan is the youngest of the brothers, well those related biologically, there are others that our guys consider brother and call brother who aren’t biologically brothers. We’ll get into them in the next book. This one is Nolan and Sheena’s.

Nolan, who at his youngish age, is a recovering alcoholic, and is trying to prove to Keenan and Cormac that he is a good man of the Clan, and is responsible, and all those good things. And he’s mostly doing it, but one of the things that he needs to do to prove himself is to handle the investigative reporter, Sheena, who has been trying to get dirt on the family and has recently been writing some very nasty articles in the paper, which is ruffling feathers in the village and causing problems. Nolan has handled her once before, when she caused problems and trespassed on the grounds, and now he needs to do it again. But, he hasn’t seen her in a while, and she hasn’t shown up at The Craic, the local sex club.

Meanwhile, Sheena has been doing what she can to find out info on the Clan. She wants revenge, and she has a plan in place. She is going to bring them down, and they will pay for what they’ve done to her family. She’s also trying to balance caring her younger siblings, 2 brothers and a sister, while trying to keep their mother from causing too many problems. So, tonight, she’s going to go to the club and try to attract Nolan, without him knowing that it’s her. Hopefully, she’ll be able to trick him so that he will take her home with him, and she can get her story. Only, of course, it never works that way.

Sheena is rather ruthless, I think. She will do just about anything to get the information that she wants, and she has done just about anything. I think that some of it bothers her, but there are parts about it that don’t really bother her much, I think. She’s very laser focused on her plan and on her goals. I think that without that singular focus, some of her choices might’ve been harder for her and on her. I think that she also has a very, very loving heart, witnessed by the way that she takes care of her siblings, even though she hates her mother so much.

Nolan has more to prove than his brothers did, I think. I mean, he not only had to measure up to them from a baseline measure, he had to overcome his drinking problem and a reputation of carelessness. I don’t know how much of proving himself he had to do to Keenan and Cormac for real and how much he had to prove himself to himself in order to feel like he measured up to his brothers. I think that he’s a good man of the Clan, and definitely follows their sense of honor. I think that he’s excellent with Tiernan, which he really needed.

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A spy? We shall see.

OK, that’s all I have to say bout this one! Go check it out! Happy reading!

 

Measha Stone & Alta Hensley-Mafia Lullaby

Measha and Alta teamed up and gave us a really perverted, perverse, kinky, debauched, deprived, and filthy story with Mafia Lullaby.

So, we start with Ariana. She works at a bakery, lives her quiet life, and just goes about her life. One night, after working late, she goes to check her ATM and it says that her account is empty, which WTF? She should have money there, so now she has to ride the bus, so she’s sitting at the bus stop, in the dark, at night. And there are two strange men who sitting there with her. At least, until they grab her, shove her in big black car, and inject her with something.

When she wakes up, she discovers that she’ being held in a place where she’s going to be trained as a little girl and sold off to a permanent Daddy.

Costello is her Daddy. He’s part of the Mafia family who developed a special drug called Lullaby that causes the people who take it to regress, so when they give it to the girls they have taken, the girls regress back to acting like a little girl who just wants to make her Daddy happy, and it lowers all their inhibitions. They take women who are isolated so that they can sell them. Ariana is the latest girl for him to train, and there’s just something about her. She has a fire that most girls there don’t seem to have, and there’s something that draws him to her. There may be some reasons that she seems to have that fire, but Costello isn’t sure.

I like Ariana. I think that she has a lot of strength. I think that she is very smart, and more importantly, she’s very canny. She scopes out the situation and figures out what she has to do in order to survive. I think that she is also a good actress. I don’t know if she’s always been good at acting or if it was one of those things that she learned how to do as a survival technique after she was stolen. One way or another, she managed to do it.

I liked Costello from the get-go, basically. He has a good heart. He’s not a good guy, I mean he is highly involved in human trafficking, but he’s not the absolute worst guy out there. He does at least make sure that he takes good care of his girls while he trains them, which is good, I guess. His girls are at least ready to go when their adoption day comes out.

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I do hate Nanny Nancy. She’s a fucking bitch. She needs a house to fall on her.

OK, that’s all for today. Go check it out! Happy reading!

 

Jane Henry-Cormac

Cormac is the second of Jane’s Irish mafia books. It follows the second of the McCarthy brothers, Cormac, and Aileen.

So, here’s the story. The Martins killed Cormac’s father, who was the Clan Chief for the McCarthy family. That put the two families at war with each other, but Keenan, as the new chief, was able to negotiate a cease-fire, partly because the Martins offered a virgin daughter of their clan to the McCarthy clan for a bride. And since Keenan was already married, it was either going to be Cormac, the second son, or Nolan, the youngest son. Cormac knew that he had to do his duty to his family, and as the second in command, he would have to step into Keenan’s spot if anything were to happen, and you can’t be the chief for the clan without being married, so, he’ll do it.

Meanwhile, we have Aileen, who hates her family. She is the youngest of 6 daughters, all of whom have been sold off to be married to other people, none of whom are happy in their marriage. Her parents are nasty creatures, and her brother is a vile rapist, and I’m not lying on that one. The whole Martin clan is manky. So, she overhears her parents arguing, and tries to find out what’s going on. It turns out that she’s to be married on Saturday, and that night is Wednesday. She doesn’t want to be there anymore, and she definitely doesn’t want to marry someone from her clan’s enemy and someone who she doesn’t know at all. So, she does the only thing she can think of to do, she runs.

And no one tells the McCarthys until they show up on the day for the wedding. War nearly starts until Aileen’s brother says that he found her, but she needs to be punished before the wedding. Cormac steps in because both Blaine and Martin look a little too excited to punish her, and he says if anyone is going to do it, it’s going to be him because she’s his bride.

I like Aileen’s fire. I felt really sorry for her, because you can tell how her family traumatized her. She really didn’t have a lot of experience with the world outside her immediate family and the Martin Clan, so when she’s dealing with anyone else, she’s seeing them through those lenses, which makes it hard for Cormac to get to her a bit, because she’s way, way behind walls. I really liked her later in the book while she’s trying to figure out all kinds of things, because I think that she was slightly freer then, and not quite as guarded.

I had some issues with Cormac. I liked him most of the time, but there were a couple of times when I wanted to smack him into next week because he was being either very stupid or a raging asshole. Or, you know, both. I think that some issues could’ve been handled better if Cormac had looked more at Aileen’s side of the issue before he did or said anything. But, overall, I think that he was a pretty good man.

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You know, I don’t think I have anything I can safely put down here. So, go check out the book! Happy reading!

Jane Henry-Keenan

Keenan is the first book in a new series from Jane Henry. We’re in Ireland, and dealing with the clans. In this setting, the clans are basically the organized group families. In Keenan’s family, he’s the heir to the throne, so to speak. So, here’s our story.

Keenan is having a meeting with his father and their inner circle, including his father’s brother, the Father. At the meeting, the Father tells Keenan that he would find the answers he needs about a particular problem at the lighthouse. Now, the priest is a little obtuse, but he has to be, because he might be nudging the lines of confidentiality from the confessional. So, Keenan takes one of his men with him, and they go off to the lighthouse.

Caitlyn lives in the lighthouse. She’s never been anywhere but the lighthouse, in her entire life. Her father, who has been dead for the last month or so, always told her that there were people who would kill her if they knew about her, so she has always stayed in the lighthouse and stayed hidden. Which, she would be doing now, if only she could. But her father is now dead, and she’s eaten all the food in the house. In fact, it’s now been several days since she ate the last bit of food in the house. She’s searched all over the house, and there’s no money, no food, nothing. So, she decides that she needs to do something about it. First she decides that she’ll go to the shed to see if there is anything in here, and if there isn’t, then she’ll have to leave altogether, but she’s worried because she doesn’t even have shoes, and she doesn’t even know anyone there. But before that happens, some guys rush into the shed. She hits one and racks the other, and tries to get away. Too bad it doesn’t happen that way.

So, Caitlyn is really smart and she’s really insightful. I think that she sees things about people that no one else has seen about them. I think that’s because she spent her entire life alone, except for her father, so no one told her that she couldn’t see that, if you know what I mean. She’s very direct, and is willing to tell people exactly what she thinks and ask them questions that she really wants to know the answer to. I like the way that she talks. It feels a lot like Jane Austen or something, because of the way that she phrases things. It gives the book a very distinctive flavor.

I mostly like Kennan. He’s a good man who has to do bad things sometimes, but there’s a good man there. Of course, that doesn’t mean that he doesn’t act like a jerk, and he doesn’t do things that hurt Cait, even if he doesn’t mean to. I think that he just isn’t used to dealing with someone who has a wold view like Cait does, and a lack of understanding of the world. But, I think that she’s really good for him.

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You know, I kept putting things in here, but then I’d change my mind, so nothing here.

OK, that’s all for this one. Go check it out! Happy reading!

Dani Rene-The Devil’s Plaything

Dani has a new book out to get us through the quarantine. Today we have The Devil’s Plaything, which is a dark mafia book, although I would probably call it a cartel over a mafia, because it takes place in Colombia, but whatever, however.

So, here’s our story. We have Victor who is the head of the Cordero Empire. He’s not a nice guy. In fact, he’s pretty much a monster, just ask him, he’ll tell you. He likes to burn people alive, after chopping off their fingers, and feeding the person their fingers. See, not a nice guy. He’s just discovered that one of his men is stealing drugs from him and selling them to someone else. That is a major no-no. No one steals from Victor. He’s off to find the person who stole from him so that he can punish them. When he does find the person, he finds Hector, who used to work for his father as well. Then he finds something even better. He finds out that Hector has a beautiful daughter named Sofia. And guess who just became the repayment to Victor? If you guess Sofia, you would totally be right.

Sofia is a young woman who has faced death for a long time, and expects to walk along with death for a while longer. When her father doesn’t show up one day, she gets a call from her uncle, who tells her to run to a particular address, stay there until 0 dark 30, and then run. She’s supposed to get the fuck out of Colombia and never come back. Only Victor’s man catches her, and she ends up being taken to Victor, whether she wanted to go or not.

Victor is an asshole a great deal of the time. The thing is, I don’t think asshole is actually his default setting. Of course, nice guy definitely isn’t his default setting, but I think that reaching asshole is something he has to hit a button to get. And there are a couple of times when he’s not just an asshole, but he’s a huge fucking asshole who needs his ass kicked. No one is every going to do it, or tell him he can’t, but it really needed to happen. I think that he was blinded by what had happened in his past, and was transferring his experiences on to Sofia, and he made a seriously shitty choice.

I think Sofa is legit a queen. I think that she had to grow up a little too fast, and she’s definitely weary of the world, and I don’t blame her a bit for it. I would kind of be weary of the world in her case too. I think that she has a lot of strength, grit, courage, and bravery. I mean, she stands up to the man she calls Diablo, devil. Not only does she stand up to him, she defies him, she demands things from him, and she holds her own. Not all the time, for sure, but sometimes, yeah. And it’s a good thing that she has all those things, because she really needs them and she is sorely tested.

I’m looking forward to seeing if we get to see more of Javier, because I’m looking forward to his story.

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It was nice to see some old friends pop up. And I almost wanted it to turn into some kind of MMF thing, but I’m pretty sure that Victor wouldn’t be having with that. I do like Javier though.

OK, that’s all for this one. Go check it out! Happy reading!

 

Alta Hensley-Sinners & Gin

It’s been a minute since we got to have some top shelf booze from Alta. She’s decided to rectify that with Sinners & Gin. I’m not complaining or anything, I know that Alta had some life happening, and I’m always happy to get any book, whenever it comes out. So, yay! Let’s sit down with some gin and talk about this book.

So, we start back at Spiked Roses in NOLA. Matthew, who deals in a little bit of everything, has just had a big shipment of paintings stolen from him by a mafia boss. He’s not happy about having his paintings stolen, but that’s not the worst of it. Now, the worst of it is that each of those paintings had a metric shitload of diamonds behind them. Now Matthew is out the paintings and the diamonds, and he’s pissed AF. Which, really, can you blame him? I sure don’t. Anyway, he has a plan. He needs to talk to the other owners of Spiked Roses because he needs their help. He really doesn’t need them to do much, other than show up at this kitty party he knows about. The party is right up the guys’ alleys. It’s a kinky kitty party, with pretty subs dressed up as kitties.

Aria is at the party, but she’s trying to hide. You see, it’s her father’s party, and he would blow his top if he knew that she had snuck into his kitty party. So, she’s standing on the sidelines, dressed all sexy, wearing a kitten mask, sipping champagne, and just watching. Just as she’s about to leave, a mysterious man comes up to her and starts talking to her. Then he warns her that her dad is watching, and she had better act like she belongs at the party. Turns out it’s Matthew, who has been watching Aria, because she is the key to his plan to bring down her dad, who stole from Matthew.

Matthew’s plan is to take Aria and then ransom her back to her father for his paintings and diamonds. He sneaks her out through her bedroom window, wearing nothing but a robe, and being shot at by her father’s men.

Matthew is an idiot. I mean, just an outright idiot who needs to be smacked hard AF. He’s a smart idiot who’s sneaky and tricky, but he’s an idiot none the less. I think Tennessee should’ve given Aria a belt so that she could belt his ass, or at the very least, Tennessee should’ve done it. Maybe Matthew would’ve learned then. He doesn’t listen really well all the time either. I think he hears, but if what he hears doesn’t fit into his narrative, then he isn’t quite listening. I know it sounds like I don’t like him, but I kinda do. I think that he has a code that he sticks to. It’s not my code, but it works for him.

I like Aria. I feel sorry for her because she was stuck in that house with her father and she never got to live. Then she had to deal with Matthew being a pain in her ass and kidnapping her. But even as I felt sorry for her being trapped with her father, I decided that I admired her. She survived. That’s always the important thing, I think, surviving. She may have survived by having to hide away, but you know, whatever it takes.

I can’t wait for more of these books. I think that there is at least one more of the owners. I’d have to go check.

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I think that Matthew should send Tennessee a lot of roses and money and a whole lot of thank yous.

OK, that’s all I have to say about this one. Go check it out! Happy reading!

Nicolina Martin-Capo

Capo is the 6th book in Nicolina’s Russo Saga books, and I have to tell you, I think that it is the darkest one yet. It is the story of Luciano Salvatore, who is the aforementioned capo, or head of the mafia family.

So, here’s our story. We start out with Chloe. She’s in Chicago where she has left her friend Kerry with her cousin, helping to hide Kerry from Christian, who was supposed to kill her. (Redemption and Absolution)

Fast forward 18 months, Christian has seriously gone off the rails, trying to find Kerry, and is drunk and crazy. During his crazy time, he decides that Chloe knows where she is, so he’s going to get Chloe to tell him. He beats her, mercilessly. He leaves her with a brain bleed, broken arm, broken ribs, and all manners of bruises, bumps, welts, and terrible things.

Then we have Luciano, who wants everyone to think that he’s happy, who kind of maybe thinks he’s happy, but he’s really not. He’s kind of just empty. He’s a monster, he knows he’s a monster, and he’s going to be a monster until he dies. He’s going to take women, hurt them while he fucks them, kill his enemies, and rule with an iron fist. Then, Chloe shows up. She lied to get into his house, saying that she knew where Kerry was, because she really wants to tell Luciano Salvatore off. She wants to point out what his fucknut nephew did to her, how he ruined her life, how he ruined Kerry’s life, and how it’s all Salvatore’s fault. Only, Luciano isn’t going to put up with that. Nor is he one to let an opportunity pass him by. He was just thinking that the prostitutes he’s been using don’t have any fight or spirit about them, and he wants to have a girl who will fight him but that he can train to be exactly who and what he wants. So, when already broken Chloe walks in, his cock gets hard and then he gets an idea. An awful idea. A wonderful, awful idea. He’s going to keep Chloe and break her so that she will be his little fuck doll.

He has one of his men throw her into a padded room under his bedroom, naked, unfed, soaking wet, hurting, with a damaged cast, and chained. Salvatore is going to break her, by leaving her there and basically brainwashing her.

This book does take place over a long stretch of time, and there is some overlap with Christian and Kerry’s story, but you don’t have to have read those books to read this one. It does fill up some holes though, because you are seeing things from a different POV.

I didn’t like Luci before we went into this book. I mean, really just kinda hated him a lot. And this book really didn’t help the case. I really fucking hated him during huge swaths of this book. You might think that this is a redemption book, but it’s really not. Luci doesn’t really want redeemed. He gets better, somewhat, but not redeemed, at least not in my opinion. He does go through a lot in this book, and there is a lot of upheaval in his personal life, family, and business. Those upheavals really throw him off balance, which you wouldn’t think would happen, considering who he is, but there you go. I don’t love him, but I don’t think I hate him at the end of the book. I don’t trust him so far as I can spit, but I don’t hate him.

Chloe is just fascinating. I love her defiance and her spirit. She’s strong, stubborn, loyal, and smart. I think that she’s also more than just a little devious. She may also be a little impulsive, and if she had been a little less impulsive, she might not have ended up where she was. I think that she is very good for Luci. I’m not going to say that she’s his conscience, because I think that it’s impossible for him to actually ever have a conscience, but she is something for and to him.

I’m kinda hoping that this isn’t the last book, because we get to know Angela a little more, and I would like to see her story. I would also like to see more of what happens with Luci and Chloe.

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My favorite part of the entire book is when Chloe curses Salvatore, because, frankly, I think that her curse works.

OK, that’s all I have to say about this one. Go check it out! Happy reading.

2019 Round Up-Top Ugly Cry Books

I don’t know if there are going to be 10 or not, so this is probably just going to be a 1 part post. For me, an ugly cry book is different from a book that makes me cry. There are some books that will give me tears because there is something sad going on, a break up, a death, so on and so forth. Generally, they last for a couple of minutes, and they are just tears running down my face. An ugly cry is just that, really ugly. Full on tears, snot running out of my nose, sobs, the whole 9 yards. These are the reads that make my husband ask me if I’m OK. He’s learned to accept the answer that it’s just an ugly cry book. So, here are some of the books that made me ugly cry this year. There are some that I’ve already mentioned on other lists that gave me ugly cries, Nicky James’ Long Way Home and Eva Dresden’s Broken, so they are just getting Honorable Mentions here. So, let’s get on with the ones that made it, shall we?

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Nicolina Martin-Redemption

Redemption is part of Nicolina’s Russo Saga, and is its own Duet with Absolution. (Expect to see that one show up tomorrow or Wednesday.) Anyway, no matter what the title says, there isn’t a lot of redemption going on in this book. This is the story of Christian and Kerry. Kerry is just a nice, sweet woman who happened to be working at a childcare center where a mobster’s son went. When she asked him a question, he sent Christian after her. When we first met Christian, in an earlier book, I really liked him. I didn’t by the end of this book. In fact, I downright fucking hated him. When Nicolina read my GR review on in, she asked me what my ugly cry moments were, and there were moments, not just a moment. Because it is a duet, it is a cliffhanger, but the second one is already out, so there’s that.

Addison Cain-Ravaged Captive

Ravaged Captive is the 4th book in Addison’s Wren’s Song books. They are Omegaverse and RH. All of the books have made me cry, but this one really made me cry because everything started to really fall apart. Caspian, Toby, and Kieran are at each other’s throat, Wren has been tossed out and thought dead, and the doll is in the way. I think that it was the addition of the doll that really got to me. I expect that the next one will also give me an ugly cry. Sooooooon.

Anna Wineheart-The Pretense

Anna is one of my favorite MM Omegaverse authors, and I’m lucky enough to be able to ARC her books. All of her books have some strong emotions in them, but The Pretense was just loaded with it. It’s a second chance, pretend boyfriend kind of story. It can be read as a standalone, but if you read all the Men of Meadowfall books in order, you’ll enjoy it more. They are all interconnected. There is one very particular moment that gave me a seriously ugly cry. There are some other spaces where I got teary, but this one particular scene was so hard, so heartbreaking that it really stuck with me, and made me ugly cry hard.

India R. Adams-Blue Waters

Blue Waters wasn’t published this year, but this was the year that I read it, so it counts to me, and since it’s my blog, that’s all that matters. This is the first of the Tainted Waters series that feature Whitney, Link, and Crash. All of the books in the series have made me full on ugly cry, but I’m just going to go with the first one here. It’s not a very long book, but it is very intense. Everything builds on the things before, but you do get a second to catch your breath in between. The entire series is worth reading. I don’t know that I would recommend reading them back-to-back, because of the intensity, but I would definitely recommend reading them.

B.B. Blaque-FTW

FTW doesn’t mean for the win here. It’s outlaw MC slang that means Fuck the World, and that is pretty much what happens here. This is the 3rd book in BB’s Masters MC series, and it is dark. I fell in love with Colt, Tuesday, Kash, and Barely when I read their books the first time, and I was really looking forward to this one. Let’s just say that it wasn’t a happy book. There were terrible, terrible things that happened, and I was devastated. BB will have GFY, Go Fuck Yourself, out soon, and I can’t wait.

OK, there they are, the Top 5 ugly cry books from this year.

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