REVIEW: Grunt by Kailee Reese Samuels

Drama and consternation..

This third in the SOS series begins where Tea for Two ends…the rabbit hole that Sal the main character has fallen into just gets deeper and more twisted…… this story is becoming darker and edgier as Sal begins to harness his inner strength which is tested to the limit and beyond..

The author is such a skilled story teller and her writing style is original and engaging….the expansive imagined world she has created in this series is well describe and contains so many fascinating and diverse characters…Sal’s personality is developing and it is intriguing to see how he matures and faces his situation with grit and determination refusing to accept his fate..

Grunt was a fast paced dark story…..slowly but surely the drama and consternation is moulding this younger version of Sal into the man that inhabits Juliet, the novel….This book was reviewed for Summer’s Eve Reads.

~Sheena (4/5)


REVIEW: The Story of Salvatore boxed set by Kailee Reese Samuels

Compelling Series….

Finally the SOS series is all in one volume providing the back story to the characters first encountered in the authors debut novel Juliet….the series follows the trials and tribulations of Salvatore , his journey from boy to man and his constant search for love and acceptance…

The series is dark, twisted and erotic story centring around the world of BDSM and examining the choices and preferences that lead Salvatore down a path of pain, submission and beyond…

The author utilises multiple points of view to relate the narrative…this switching between the characters takes some getting used to and initially I found it confusing but on reflection I can recognise that it provides varied and valuable insights and perspectives on the events unfolding..the expansive imagined world created in this series is well describe and contains so many fascinating and diverse characters….Salvatore is so beautiful and conflicted I could not help but be captivated by him….I loved the complexities of the world of Juliet and the myriad of beguiling characters with their own personal kinks and desires….

There is no doubt this story will not appeal to everyone so heed the warning given…for once the doors of Juliet are open the stories told within are compulsive and disturbing reading….the final book in the series is called HopeChest I looked up the definition and realised immediately how perfect the title is not only for this final story but the series itself…Sal experiences so much over the course of the series..each one of the lessons he has learned, all his stolen hopes, dreams, losses and disappointments are being packed neatly away to be uncovered and utilised at a later time when they will provide him with the emotional strength to become something better, more worthy and prepared in the future.

This compelling series ends with Sal finally ready to take on his true mantle in Juliet….the journey is a harsh one but there is also an unspoken assurance that Sal has conquered so much, experienced so much that no matter what the future holds he has the capacity to find a way…This series was reviewed for Summer’s Eve Reads.

~Sheena (5/5)


REVIEW: Grunt by Kailee Reese Samuels

Grunt was a well written fast paced truly captivating read, it is the third book in the series and to get the complete experience I’d recommend you read the first two I myself didn’t as this was my first time reading a book by this particular author and as a result it did take me some time to catch on but I was able to follow the journey Sal had been and was still going through.

Samuels has given us a wounded, tortured soul in the form of Salvatore Raniero who’d melt the pants of any female in a fifty mile radius of him without even really trying seriously he’s that good, this was a bit of a slightly darker at times read with some twists that will keep you on your toes wondering exactly where Samuels is going to take you.

Samuels shows us her impeccable writing skills throughout this book you could really feel the power and emotion behind every word written and the character development was amazing, I can’t wait to see what’s in-store next from this talented author but not before I check out the first two books in the series.

~Cheryl (5/5)