At the eye of a violent storm, everything is calm. It’s only when the storm shifts that your life explodes into chaos.
The $#*& is finally about to hit the fan for Zeth. After months of blissful quiet, the wolves are at his door, teeth bared and snarling, baying for blood, and the sinister elements of the Seattle underground are closing in tight. In other words, things are about to get bad. Real fucking bad.
Zeth Mayfair isn’t your average criminal, though.
If the New York mob wants his allegiance, they’re gonna have to force him to submit. If the cops want his ass in chains, they’re gonna have to catch him first.
He’ll kill the wolves. He’ll ride out the storm. He’ll make his enemies suffer. Zeth Mayfair is about to crown himself ruler of the city, and fuck anyone who dares to take on the king.
They will obey, or they will fall.
The choice is theirs.
Death is a bitch.
Sloane Romera sees death every day, looks it square in the eye, and she does not flinch. When Mason Reeves brings his little sister into St. Peter’s emergency room, a dark cloud hangs over the kid—one Sloane recognizes all too well. Millie is gravely ill, but it’s not too late. Sloane’s determined to do everything in her power to help her, regardless of the cost, regardless of how many rules she must break in the process.
Mason’s struck a deal with the devil, though. A deal that has painted a huge target on Sloane’s back. There’s every chance she’ll be dead by morning, and the man she loves might not be able to save her this time.
If there’s one thing Sloane knows, it’s that you can’t cheat death. When the Grim Reaper demands a life, a life must be given. Bargaining won’t work. Begging is futile.
A life for a life.
The debt must be paid in full.
Title: Savage Things
Author: Callie Hart
Series: Chaos & Ruin #2
Genre: MC, erotic romance, thriller
NB: This is the second instalment in Callie Hart’s Chaos & Ruin series, the sequel to the Blood & Roses series. For full enjoyment and immersion, it is best to delve into this universe from the beginning.
Once again, Callie Hart takes us on a suspenseful, romantic, sexy and emotional journey in her latest novel. I really cannot get enough of Zeth and Sloane’s relationship and adventures, and with a highly strong, complex supporting cast (both the good guys and the bad guys), populating one of the most tightly planned and well-executed universes out there. Every time I read one of these books I feel overwhelmed at how brilliant it is.
This particular instalment is perhaps one of the least suspenseful, but turns back into a much more emotional read, allowing us to see the more vulnerable sides of Zeth and Sloane, along with the secondary characters Michael and Mason. Hart once again pulls no punches, with the brutality she writes so well.
It’s an intriguing direction this series is being taken in, and has opened up a number of further questions to be answered in the coming instalments (and, of course, potential for further series set in this addictive universe). I’m very appreciative of Zeth’s actions in the ending, which for me was surprising in the best possible way, and is testament to how Hart does not conform to romance tropes whilst still managing to involve real romance and progression in these characters’ lives and relationships.