Wednesday, 22 July 2015

REVIEW - Royal Blood Series by Amity Cross

Title - Royal Blood Series
Author - Amity Cross



Royal Blood  (#1)


Synopsis

A hit gone wrong, an impossible contract, revenge and the ultimate kicker... falling in love.

Mercy Reid is a runner.
She found the perfect place to hide, until it wasn't.
Xavier "X" Blood always gets what he wants.
He had the perfect arrangement, until it wasn't.

X is the mysterious tough guy from Royal Blood MC who gets shit done. Cross the Club and you get a visit from X. Only one person walks away at the end of it...and it isn't you.
Mercy is hiding something. Something big. Looking to get lost, she runs from one hopeless situation right into the clutches of a monster.
When X and Mercy meet, something more electrifying than sparks fly. Something dangerous, passionate and forbidden.

When you deal in death, there's only one way things can end...
Or is there?






What I thought

Xavier is a man that doesn't feel. He's a cold hard killing machine thanks to the life he has led with the Royal Blood MC. Until he meets Mercy, Mercy makes him feel, like he's never felt before. Bad stuff has happened to Mercy and she is running from it. Head first into a monster. Can the monster humanise himself and help Mercy. Can Mercy see past the evil and see the man?
"There was no black and white in my world. It was black and blacker. And I was the blackest of them all."
There is so much going on in this book, yeah it's dark and in some places it's downright vulgar. If you can handle deep dark and nasty, this might just be the book for you. Yeah it's an MC, but not as you know it. 

I thought I swore a lot, but Jeez, Amity loves to swear in here. There are SOOO many "fucks" I found myself wanting to light some incense and calm myself down.


Star Ratings:
Plot = 5/5
Characters = 4/5
Heat = 3.5/5
Writing Style = 4/5
Overall Rating = 4/5



https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/23448820-royal-blood?from_search=true&search_version=service


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Bad Blood (#2)   



                                        Synopsis

A killer without a master.
A monster without a leash.

Xavier “X” Blood is a contract killer. Cold, calculating, devoid of feeling.
He knows the best way to drive the life from another human beings eyes, but what he doesn't bargain on is wanting to save a life he’s meant to take.

Mercy Reid was good at running from her demons. That was until she met X and her life was thrown into chaos.
Mercy finally has him on her side…and in her bed, but it’s at a cost far greater than she could've anticipated.

On the run, they must learn to trust one another beyond their burgeoning love if they want to get through the coming chaos. Revenge, truth, lies...heartache...insanity. All of it threatening to drive them apart.
Mercy will do whatever it takes to avenge the horror that Sykes put her through. Anything. Even if she has to drown the last of her soul in the bad blood that threatens to destroy the last thing she holds dearest in her heart.





What I thought

Picking up where Royal Blood left off, Bad Blood continues on Mercy and Xaviers road to revenge and man is it a bumpy road! 

For a woman who has spent her life hiding and running from problems, she show's herself to be fiercely strong, and Xavier is developing a personality beyond the robotic self he has portrayed for so long. They're in this together now and so are fighting for more than themselves.

Bad Blood is just as Brutal as Royal Blood, but it has a new level of depth. The sex is more than heat it's passion and their journey is more than revenge, it's survival. 

Filthy, dirty and dangerous!
' "To move forward, we need information."  "What kind of information?"  "Everything" '

Star Ratings:
Plot = 4/5
Characters = 4/5
Heat = 4/5
Writing Style = 4/5
Overall Rating = 4/5



https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/23614867-bad-blood


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Blood Rites (#2.5)



Synopsis

A beautiful star, a dark prince with a price and an affair that pushes the limits of sanity...

Sebastian Vaughn has a secret.
Lorelei Lansford is the epitome of perfection.

Vaughn has darkness inside of him. Recruited by a criminal organization at a young age, he leads a double life. He deals in women, arms and intelligence, but to the outside world he's just another rich playboy living the lifestyle. That is until he crosses paths with a shining star, a beauty he can’t keep his hands off.
Lorelei was born into a wealthy family and has certain responsibilities she is expected to obey without question. One of those is not falling in love with high society bad boy, Sebastian Vaughn. Money, sex, danger... Vaughn exudes it and like a moth to a flame, she can’t stay away. When Vaughn steps into something out of his control there’s only one way he can escape with his life. He has to make a deal that will betray everything he holds dear.
The price?
Lorelei





What I thought

Vaughn. Ahh Vaughn. We met him in Bad Blood and now we hear his story. And jeez his story is a corker. This is the story of how he is, who and what he is.

The Hangman

He is a bad man, a very bad man and he met a good woman. Lorelei. She is high society and he is a successful businessman, by day. By night he's dangerous. They have incredible chemistry. However Vaughn is part of big bad Sykes' world and Lorelei is just a piece in Sykes's game.

Honestly, this was the dark and dirty I've come to love and expect from Amity Cross, but it was also so much more. I felt emotion here I hadn't felt in her other books.

Its deep, it's distressing, It's dirty, it's dark and it's devastating.
"Just let it out, Open up the wound and let me stitch it back up!

Star Ratings:
Plot = 4/5
Characters = 5/5
Heat = 4.5/5
Writing Style = 4/5
Overall Rating = 4.5/5




https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/24974946-blood-rites

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Devils Blood (#3)




Synopsis

We would embrace the darkness together…
Or not at all.

Xavier Blood is a man adrift. And a dangerous man without purpose is a lethal cocktail for disaster.
Mercy Reid has her revenge, but it’s not what her heart desires most.

After everything he’s been through, X doesn’t want to know where he came from, let alone who he was. Mercy has become his life, his anchor, his everything, so why should it matter?
Mercy thinks X is delaying the inevitable and pushes him to understand the thing he struggles with the most—his identity—but it might be one push too far in the wrong direction.
Who is Xavier Blood? Only one man has the answer and it’s the man Mercy wants to meet the least. The more X withdraws into his broken mind, the more desperate she becomes to save him, even if it means coming face to face with the man who tortured and conditioned her love to be a cold hearted killer.
The Watchman has the answers, but are they the ones she wants to hear?





What I thought

In Devil's Blood, we're back with Xavier and Mercy where they are truly finding the price of their revenge. What happens when you get what? What's left?

Xavier and Mercy are in love but they are being torn apart, but themselves and in order to fix themselves they need the full truth. Xavier learns who he really is, and who is, is a bit of a shocker! Like seriously, I was not expecting that!

This one is depraved it the best possible ways. In order to be free Xavier must first truly be the monster. It's hit & miss whether he can come back from the monster though after everything, can he really just be the man.

Questions are answered, pasts revisited and secrets revealed and oh yeah, it's still sexy!
"We were alone with the Devil that lived inside of me. Who the fuck knew what would happen when he surfaced again"

Star Ratings:
Plot = 4/5
Characters = 4/5
Heat = 4/5
Writing Style = 4/5
Overall Rating = 4/5


https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/23614892-devil-s-blood


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** Copies were kindly provided by the author in exchange for an honest review **