Reaper’s Pack, by Rhea Watson | Book Review

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Today on the blog, I have my book review of:

Reaper’s Pack by Rhea Watson.

Reaper’s Pack is the first book in the All the Queen’s Men series.

Trigger Warnings: Mentions of Death, Abuse, Violence, Torture, Attempted Murder, Murder, Physical Abuse, Rape, Blood, Death, Murder, Loneliness, Blood, Sex Scenes.

One grim reaper. Three hellhounds who refuse to bow down to her. A monster hunting them in the shadows…

Ten years ago, I was judged worthy of life after death and returned to the mortal realm as a grim reaper. Scythe in hand, I guide souls to deliverance—and it’s time for a promotion.

My new territory is triple the size of any I’ve worked before. High death rates mean one busy reaper, and the only way to keep up is with a pack of hellhounds. Faithful. Strong. Merciless. Hellhound shifters are a reaper’s right hand in the field, shepherding and guarding souls until they can be reaped.

We get our pick of the litter from the best breeders in Hell, but for some reason, I’m drawn to the pack no one wants.

An alpha who refuses to yield.

A beta who doesn’t take me seriously.

A runt who flinches at every command.

I want them—even if they don’t want me.

Because the hunger in their eyes tells a different story. But the fact that they can’t decide whether to love me or hate me, fight me or screw me, is making our situation way too complicated.

Still, I refuse to give up. If this infuriatingly handsome trio can’t be trained, if we don’t pass the trials, they go back to a cage and a cruel demon master.

Yeah. Not happening.

Reapers and hellhounds are natural allies, and the sooner we secure our bond, the better, because as it turns out…

All our lives depend on it.

Reaper’s Pack is a standalone why-choose paranormal romance and is part of the ALL THE QUEEN’S MEN series. Each book in the series is a full-length standalone featuring layered heroes and a headstrong heroine who never has to settle for just one happily-ever-after. The books can be read in any order and are part of the same supernatural universe.

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Hello hello! Beyond this point there’s going to be spoilers. Read at your own risk.

Going back more than a year to try and remember what happened in a book I’d read so long ago was…easier than normal as my memory isn’t the best… Yet, I do remember Reaper’s Pack! Which speaks to how much I enjoyed Reaper’s Pack.

Throughout the book the characters face multiple challenges, both in house, and otherwise. Even though the challenges the pack faced out of house kept me on my toes, I was more so concerned and incredibly interested in their problems in-house. And knowing that these 4 would eventually become a functioning group, but not knowing how genuinely kept my interest. Like, edge of my seat, what’s going to happen, I-need-to-know-right-now, interest.

Reaper’s Pack was fabulous, in my opinion.. I loved all the different points of view; which there are 4 of. Also, I especially love that each character was different enough from one another so that the guys didn’t meld into one, in my mind when I read Reaper’s Pack.

Moving onto talking about the characters we have: Declan, Gunner, Kale, and our main lead.

Declan, who in the hierarchy of the pack, is the omega. I remember him being the softest of the three of them. Another thing that stuck out to me about Declan, was that he was abused by his litter mates when he was young. This topic is going to be talked about in the book, seeing as how the abuse that Declan suffered through left a huge imprint on his life.

Gunner, who in the hierarchy of the pack, is the beta. Gunner, being the beta, takes his role as such very seriously. Almost to the point where Gunner is insulting others. However, Gunner loves to learn, and he’s actually a genius.

Kale (who might not actually be named Kale. I have his name as such in my notes though..), is the alpha of the group. Being alpha means that Kale is incredibly standoff-ish, because he wants to protect his pack. He knows the most about his guys and this shows over and over again. He’s also incredibly head strong. Kale is the alpha — he won’t let anyone take that position. I can’t remember if there’s a specific reason for that, but I believe that that’s because they’re all used to some form of abuse, and will not let history repeat itself.

Lastly, we have the main lead! Our femme fatale. Our badass little lady. Who I literally cannot remember the name of. ..My bad. Even though I can’t remmeber her name at the moment, I do know that I love love looove her character! And even though she works for Death now (yes, it’s been capitalized), she still retains her humanity (in her actions, how she cares for others, and her new pack).

Reaper’s Pack left me wanting more of these 4, but unfortunately as I came to find out, Reaper’s Pack is a single book in a companion series. If I end up reading more of the All the Queen’s Men‘s series I can only hope to catch glimpses of them. Yes, I love them that much.

Also, I love reaper stories so I knew I had to read Reaper’s Pack; and the fact that the story involved shifters? The icing on the cake, for me! Reaper’s Pack certainly delivered. I might just have to get my own physical copy of the book when I can. I’m still in love with the story even after all this time, so *shrug* I need to re-read RP asap.

All in all, Reaper’s Pack was a great story, and I’m so glad that I read it! I had high expectations for Reaper’s Pack, and I’m very pleased to say that this book is worth every star I gave it. Which is 5 stars!

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Transfusion Saga (Books 1-3), by Stephanie Hudson | Book Review

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Today on the blog, I have my book reviews of:

Transfusion, Venom of Gods, and Blood of Kings, by Stephanie Hudson.

Transfusion (book 1), Venom of Gods (book 2), and Blood of Kings (book 3) are all books in the Transfusion Saga.

Trigger Warnings: Stalking mention, Stalking, Murder mention, Murder, Death, Torture mention, Blood.
Please note that there are probably a ton of other triggers that I’ve missed.

I’m just going to dive into this messy, messy review. Enjoy!

Also, quick side note, I don’t like the covers for the books, so I’m not including them in my post.

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Van Helsing Rising, by Helen Scott | Book Review

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Today on my blog I have my book review of:

Van Helsing Rising, by Helen Scott.

Van Helsing Rising is the first book in the Immortal Hunters MC series.

Trigger / Content Warnings: Abuse, Abuse from parent, Child Abandonment, Alcoholism / Alcoholic parent mention, Kidnapping, Abusive (past) partner mention, Fighting, Blood, Sexual Scenes, Drugging, Torture mention.

Please note that there are possibly more triggers within Van Helsing Rising that I may have missed.

I am an experiment, data to be collected, nothing but a number.

At least that was how my life had been until I was rescued by the most unlikely group of men.

Rescued might be too strong a word though.

The men of the Immortal Hunters Motorcycle Club aren’t exactly friendly. And when I find myself locked in a cage, yet again, I begin to question their intentions. They aren’t a regular MC though. Yes, they are heartless, merciless, violent, chaotic… but it’s all in the name of saving humans from supernaturals.

These men are tortured, each one stuck living with the demons of their pasts, and some of the sexiest men I’ve ever seen. Even if they are a little psychotic.

I can’t get attached though. Not when my life is on the line. And definitely not when I find out that I might be more dangerous than all of them combined.

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Van Helsing Rising was a good story–I’ll give it that. The story overall was one that I enjoyed, and there’s nothing about the book or the story that I would complain about. Which is great.

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The Rise of Eden, by Storm Song | Book Review

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Today on the blog I have my book review of:

The Rise of Eden, by Storm Song.

The Rise of Eden is the third book in the Elemental Eden series.

Trigger / Content Warning: Sex Scenes, Sex Scenes with Multiple Partners, Fighting, Broken Leg / Broken Bones mention (and scene; not Eden herself).

Please note that it is entirely possible that I didn’t capture all of the possible triggers.

The time cures has been shattered, but so has everything I thought was true.

With more questions than answers I restarted the clock.

My race to save the elemental districts has started again, but this time I don’t even know who I’m really fighting against.

But what if, the person I hate the most, is the person I need to unlock my ultimate powers and save everything I’ve ever loved.


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The Rise of Eden was pretty good! I read this right after finishing The Dark Eden (book 2). Let me tell you, this third book is one hell of a whirlwind.

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Dear Heart, You Screwed Me, by Ashlee Rose | Book Review

Hello and welcome to Adele Is Reading.
Today on the blog, I have my book review of:

Dear Heart, You Screwed Me, by Ashlee Rose.

Trigger / Content Warnings: Death of a loved one (partner), mention of Car Accident resulting in death, Grief, Sex Scenes, (Accidental) Pregnancy.

Dear Heart,

I can’t believe I am even writing this.
I wanted a fresh start, to follow a new dream that I had to find after I lost Elijah.

Moving to New York was the best thing for me.
I had it all planned out.
New Friends, New Job and a New Adventure.

And a new adventure I had.

My best friend’s dad.
It was supposed to be a taboo fling… but it was so much more.

We were tied together by more than a mutual connection.
It ran deeper than blood.

The thought of starting over again petrified me, but here I am, ready for a new beginning and the new adventure I craved, it just wasn’t the one I had planned.

Dear Heart, you screwed me.

Dear Heart, You Screwed Me is such an emotionally charged story.

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Hendrix, by Kelsey Clayton | Book Review

Hello and welcome to Adele Is Reading.
Today on the blog, is my book review of:

Hendrix, by Kelsey Clayton.

Hendrix is the first book in a companion series. Each book can be read as a standalone.

Triggers / Content Warnings: Drug Abuse mention, Physical Abuse, Physical Abuse mention, Partner Abuse, Partner Abuse mention, Alcohol mention, sex scene (fade to black), Pregnancy mention, Pregnancy.

I’m Colby Hendrix.
Football Legend.
Notorious Playboy.
Sarcasm Extraordinaire.

I had everything you could ever want.
The career some would die for.
The friends that always have my back.
And an unmatched level of charm.

I never planned on settling down.
There wasn’t ever a reason to.
Or at least that’s what I thought,
Until she came barreling back into my life.

With long brown hair and hazel eyes,
She has the ability to disarm me with a single look.
And the little girl attached to her side?
She’s the shock I never knew I wanted.

The biggest mistake of my life.
The only woman I’ve ever loved.
If she were to say the words,
I might just give up everything for her.

Hendrix was a story I came across on social media, and I didn’t want to expect too much from it. Social media in general tends to hype things up waaay to much in my opinion. However, I’m really good at avoiding spoilers when I want to. I’m just going to say it:

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Reclaimed, by Jaymin Eve | Book Review

Hello and welcome to Adele Is Reading!
Today on the blog I have my book review of:

Reclaimed, by Jaymin Eve.

Reclaimed is the second book in the Shadow Beast Shifters series.

Trigger / Content Warnings: Sex Scenes, Fighting scenes.

Please note that there are most likely more triggers that I didn’t get around to making notes of.

They all made a terrible mistake. One they will pay for.

For the past ten years I’ve been a victim. A victim to my pack. A victim to my true mate, who rejected me in the most brutal of ways. And a victim to Shadow Beast, who used me for his own gains.

Or did he?

The beast of mystery never reveals his whole hand, but one thing is for sure… in my time with him, I’ve changed. Now I will no longer walk the path dictated by the powerful men in my life. Never again will I let my strength be taken from me.

I must evolve or die.

And we all know, with a choice like that, there’s really only one answer.

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Moon Kissed, by Jen L. Grey | Book Review

Hello and welcome to Adele Is Reading.
Today on the blog I have my book review of:

Moon Kissed, by Jen L. Grey.

Moon Kissed is the first book in the The Marked Wolf trilogy.

Trigger / Content Warnings: Dead Parents mention, Murder mention, Murder, Blood, Fighting, Sex.

Please note that it’s entirely possible that I might’ve missed any possible triggers pertaining to Moon Kissed.

You can’t outrun a curse … trust me. I’ve tried.

My heart was left shattered into a million jagged pieces. To survive, I did the only thing I could and forced myself to play the part of the perfect girlfriend. The perfect daughter. Because no one wants someone broken.

But now, the boy who owned my heart is a grown man — hardened and cold.

Seeing Aidan four years later forces me to face my greatest fear, and realizing he is my fated mate only makes things worse.

Secrets aren’t meant to stay buried, and fate always has a plan.

That’s the funny thing about destiny. Right when you think everything is figured out, you get dealt a new hand.

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Dead to Me, by Annie Anderson | Book Review

Hello, and welcome back to Adele Is Reading.
Today on the blog I have my review of:

Dead to Me, by Annie Anderson.

Dead to Me is the first book in the Grave Talker series.

Please Note that I didn’t record / write down any triggers that this book may have.

Meet Darby. Coffee addict. Homicide detective. Oh, and she can see ghosts, too…

There are only three rules in Darby Adler’s life.
One: Don’t talk to the dead in front of the living.
Two: Stay off the Arcane Bureau of Investigation’s radar.
Three: Don’t forget rules one and two.

With a murderer desperate for Darby’s attention and an ABI agent in town, things are about to get mighty interesting in Haunted Peak, TN.

What an interesting novel. For real for real. I love a good murder-mystery novel, and wowee. Dead to Me certainly did not disappoint.

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Widow, by Maya Nicole | Book Review

Hello and welcome back to Adele Is Reading!
Today I have my book review of:

Widow, by Maya Nicole.

Trigger / Content Warnings: Sex, Murder, Arrest, Blood

My job was to save lives.

I did a pretty damn good job until a woman was rolled into my ER seven months ago. She should have been dead on arrival. Under the bright exam lights, strapped to a gurney, she whispered her final words. I shouldn’t have leaned in.

My world was changed forever.

Bars were my hunting ground. Drink after drink. Man after man. I fed the eight-legged monster that lived inside of me. Or hundreds of monsters. They tended to pour out of me when I gave in.

I almost gave myself over to the urges. That was until I met them: a quirky alpha wolf shifter with a pocket-sized monkey, a fallen angel with a mermaid obsession, and the devil that had more baggage than LAX.

Will they help me fight the darkness that lurks inside of me, or will they let it consume me?

Reverse harem, full-length novel
Multiple POV
Medium burn, 18+ recommended
M/M touching
Foul language

Although this is a standalone novel, it is a spinoff of my Celestial Academy trilogy, which features Lucifer as the father of the female main character. The original Widow, Alaric, and Kai all make appearances in the series as well. Check out my author page to read Ascend (Celestial Academy Book 1).

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