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The sixth book in the #1 iBooks bestselling Gypsy Brothers series.
Juliette and Jase may be out of Dornan's immediate reach, but as tensions rise, will they end up walking right into the enemy's trap?
Can Juliette forgive Jase for his devastating betrayal, or will it destroy everything they've been fighting for?
Review: Surj Harvey
For those of you (like me) who started this series thinking it was going to be kinda predictable (you know, one son gets killed per book), how wrong were we? I've just finished reading "Two Roads" and OMG, Lili St Germain surprised me yet again by shifting gears. She completely changed the dynamics, the tone and the pace of Juliette's story and as such, I found myself feeling emotions that seemed completely alien for the story I'd been following to date. As much as there was still a sense of despair, anger and hatred, those flames definitely weren't burning as bright as they had in the previous books. Instead, I felt a glimmer of hope at what the future could possibly hold for our heroine. With obstacles yet to overcome, I knew hers wouldn't be an easy road but I found myself smiling, my heart feeling a little lighter as things appeared to be looking up.... yay.
I just traded one nightmare for another, one shitty set of circumstances for the next.
But I should have known it was too good to last... Lili you went and pulled the rug right out from under me, leaving me utterly devastated. How could you? Would Juliette ever get a break? It appeared not! And the twist at the end... I didn't see it coming. Whoa!!!
The "Gypsy Brothers" series is no longer about Juliette's need to exact revenge on the men that wronged her all those years ago. Instead, it's become a war against one man... Dornan himself. As each book has been given to us, the sons have featured less and less but Dornan... god I've felt his presence ingrained on every single page even when he hasn't physically been there, that sense of foreboding never going away... the fear that he could rear his ugly head and wreak havoc at any point a constant in my thoughts.
This is now a battle between two people who will not back down, neither of them willing to walk away, each of them having one thing on their mind.... This cannot end in a good way and and logic dictates that one or both must die for this war to end. I'm so scared at what the final book will give us and I'm truly hoping that I'm proved wring in terms of what I predicted after reading "Seven Sons." Please, please, please let me be wrong!!
Confusius said, "Before embarking upon a journey of revenge, dig two graves."
I know things will change massively for our leading lady in the final book in this series and I have no doubt in my mind now that this author is not going to give us a hearts and flowers, sunshine and unicorns HEA ending. Instead I feel she's going to keep us balancing on the edge of the precipice right until the very end... a genius move if ever there was one. Another amazing installment to what is become one of my favourite series of all time. Just brilliant and another 5 hearts from me!!!
Come and find me, you motherf*cker. Come here and find me so I can kill you.
He killed my father. I’m having his baby.
He killed my father. I’m having his baby.
Those two sentences are on repeat in my head, the agony of the rolling waves almost too much for me to bear.
And the agony of my nausea slams into me again with the violent rock of the waves that carry us to safer shores. I think. I hope.
But really, how safe am I? I’m suddenly questioning everything, stuck in a vortex of swirling paranoia and doubt. Is Jase on Dornan’s side? He killed my father. He didn’t even try to deny it.
I can’t believe it, I can’t accept it, and I just wish I could think straight for five fucking minutes. I wish I didn’t feel like this. I’ve left one prison, the one Dornan constructed for me, only to be trapped in one of my own making. The one in my mind that goes over and over and over again.
I’m curled as tight as I can get into a ball on a bed in the main cabin of the boat. We must be going pretty fast, or be in some crazy swell, because I swear if the boat tilted a little more, it’d capsize.
The door is closed. I made Elliot promise he wouldn’t let Jase come in here. I’m going to have to face him eventually, but I just can’t face him now. I don’t want to hear his excuses, if he even has any. He killed my father.
I’ve never been afraid of drowning before, but right now, I’m terrified. Drowning in this ship. Drowning in lies and in blood. Drowning in my own treacherous deceit. For so long, I’ve had only one goal – to destroy Dornan. I was too busy focusing on his suffering to notice or care about my own, and now, I feel so damned broken. I don’t know if I’ll ever be able to feel normal again.
In fact, come to think of it, I don’t even know what normal is.
I jump as a warm hand touches my shoulder.
“Hey,” a low voice murmurs beside me.
I turn over to see Elliot lying beside me, his pose mirroring mine. I can see water lashing against the small round window that looks out to the cruel sea we travel within.
“You’re shaking,” Elliot says, frowning as he reaches out a hand to me. Without thinking, I shrink back, an automatic response after three months of Dornan’s psychotic hands being the only ones to reach for me. Elliot’s face crumples into something resembling sadness—despair—as he reaches out to me again, slower this time, and pushes my lank hair back from my face.
Am I even here? I’m not sure. This could all be a dream. An elaborate, drug-induced hallucination. The thought makes me reel. Am I out? Or am I still in the basement? Is Elliot in front of me, or is it Dornan?
I scramble away from Elliot, clambering off the bed and backing up to the far end of the tiny room. Behind me, waves pound violently into the thick glass porthole, the only thing separating us from the deadly currents beyond. The movement of the waves catches my attention and I turn, mesmerized, as I press a trembling palm up to the freezing cold glass.
Am I here? Am I alive?
A nudge in my stomach, nothing more than a flutter really, propels me back to sanity.
Yes. I am here. I am here, while Elliot hovers behind me, and Jase and Luis are somewhere beyond the door that keeps me safe in this room.
And I am carrying a baby inside me. A baby that should never have existed.
And I don’t know if that’s a good thing or a terrible thing.
Lili writes dark romance, suspense and paranormal stories. Her serial novel, Seven Sons, was released in early 2014, with the following books in the series to be released in quick succession. Lili quit corporate life to focus on writing and so far is loving every minute of it. Her other loves in life include her gorgeous husband and beautiful daughter, good coffee, Tarantino movies and spending hours on Pinterest.
She loves to read almost as much as she loves to write.
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