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They say a human being needs few things to exist.
Hope for the future,
But most of all...
Juliette Portland had all of those things. Her purpose was simple: Seduce. Deceive. Kill. Avenge. Once Dornan Ross and his sons were dead, her future was supposed to be clear. Her life was finally going to begin. And love... Against all the odds, she had the love of a boy she never thought she'd see again.
Everything should have gone according to plan. Everything should have been easy.
Of course, life has a way of f*****g with even the most meticulous of plans, and calling in owed debts can have the most severe consequences. Thanks to Juliette's diabolical retribution, the Il Sangue Cartel has lost it’s Kingpin, but not for long. There’s always someone in the wings, ready to step onstage and seize power. The Gypsy Brothers Motorcycle Club might be reeling from the deaths of their President and his six patch-wearing sons, but they’ve come back swinging.
Two deadly enemies, hundreds of bloodthirsty members, both sides eager to punish those that would try to topple them.
Two survivors, a man and a woman, forced to flee in the night.
For Juliette, vengeance is a hollow victory.
It never, ever ends.
The flames of incomplete vengeance are licking at her heels, and it’s only a matter of time before the Il Sangue cartel and the Gypsy Brothers catch her in their grip and crush her.
Unless she crushes them first.
I didn't read the synopsis to "Zero Hour." Maybe I should have because for some stupid reason, I thought this final instalment in the "Gypsy Brothers" series would go easy on me. I mean epilogues are supposed to be hearts and flowers right? Nope, not this one. Lili St Germain came back with a vengeance and was absolutely ruthless when it came to my emotions and my anxiety levels. I knew Juliette and Jason were on the run. I mean they'd killed the president of the Gypsy Brothers MC. I knew they'd made enemies of the cartel so I was expecting a game of cat and mouse as the couple went on the run. But they had each other and love conquered all.. isn't that what they say? Well how wrong was I because this couple were drowning both as individuals and as a couple.
"He's dead.... he's dead but you're the one that's gone."
The time had come for Juliette and Jason to face their demons but with so many skeletons in each of their closets, with so many untold secrets and with the nightmares never far away, would confessions bring them closer together or tear them apart? My heart broke for Juliette and Jason. They were finally back together and Dornan was dead. It was supposed to be over but it was like Dornan was still playing with their lives, toying with them and driving them closer and closer to breaking point. There was so much guilt, so much pain, hurt and resentment from both sides. It was so devastatingly sad to read as each of the characters tried to come up for air only to find the past pulling them under water again.
This was a fast paced, intense, action packed conclusion to Jase and Juliette's story that also gave us an insight into the possible next chapter in Elliott's story. That man truly deserves his own HEA and I pray that Lili gives it to him.
"It's going to be okay," she whispered.
She loved him, even then. Her beautiful broken boy.
He didn't smile. he didn't blink. But he squeezed her hand back.
And she knew, somehow, that they belonged to each other.
I rated "Zero Hour" ❤️❤️❤️❤️
“When you blank out. When you go away. You’re with him, aren’t you?”
I take a step back. I feel like I’ve been punched. I don’t respond. I don’t even say, who do you mean, because we both know who we’re talking about here.
“Hey,” Jase snaps. “I want you to answer me.”
I can’t breathe. It’s like Dornan’s in the room. I feel his warm breath on my neck, the way he always tasted the same in my mouth. Like salt and cigarettes.
“Answer me,” Jase growls.
I break. “What?” I hiss. “What do you want from me? Do you want me to lie? I was supposed to kill him, and that was meant to be the end of it.”
Jase looks like he’s about to hit another wall. Or me.
“He’s dead,” he spits, “He’s dead, but you’re the one who’s gone. I need you to come back. I need you to come back to me.”
“I don’t know how!” I yell.
“You’re not trying!” he explodes. “You just sit here, in your dark little universe, thinking about him! Did you think about him while I was fucking you last night? Huh?”
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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