YAAYYY for comebacks! After a few months of me being MIA, here I am. Days ago, I still haven’t seen myself starting to read and coming out of my cave. I was so not in the mood to start reading and blogging again because even though things have gotten busy for me, I enjoyed having less things to worry about.
Don’t get me wrong, I love blogging. But did you ever have that feeling when things would get really busy and you end up feeling that reading/blogging feels more like an obligation rather than something you enjoy doing?
Believe me, I’ve tried getting back. It’s been more than 2 weeks since everything straightened out in school (I’ll be graduating next monday!!) and I’ve already adjusted to my work schedule. I picked up a read that I was really excited to start but I end up putting it down for a while. TWICE. So imagine my surprise when I already found my love for reading again because of a special story.
Let me all tell you a story.
Ages ago, I’ve never imagined myself reading erotica. Yes, I know a few who aren’t really fond of the genre. I was one of them. But I am so glad (and I’ll never regret) trying one out.
Introducing, The Order Series by Nikki Rae
I don’t treat it as a hardcore/full-blown erotica because I fell in love with the story and how the characters are flawed. It contains mature scenes that aren’t recommended to those who do not enjoy reading it. TRIGGER WARNINGS: RAPE, ASSAULT, HARASSMENT, VIOLENCE, HUMAN TRAFFICKING, SLAVERY, SEXUAL SCENES. Yes, it isn’t for the faint-hearted. I admit that it bears weight in your heart. HECK I CRIED THE FIRST TIME I READ IT. I’ve been rereading it for my tour stop and IF I WEREN’T AT WORK, I’LL BE CRYING MY EYES OUT AGAIN.
It is a lovely story. It hurts me deep in my kokoro. I wasn’t really kidding when I said that it broke my heart and made me fell in love at the same time. It speaks of sensitive issues and there may be times that it’s very frustrating to read which is not because of the writing style. IT WAS WONDERFULLY WRITTEN. My frustrations were thrown at the world Nikki had created. It was unfair and it hurts.
The series is underrated. It definitely needs more appreciation! When I received an email about the third book’s release, I immediately signed up without thinking twice! Imagine that I was one heck of a busy bird who’s in a tour sign-up ban and in a slump (don’t be like me BUT PLS GIVE THIS SERIES A TRY). I know that I shouldn’t miss it.
Why y’all should hear me out
- Nikki is a great author
- Flawsome characters which are lovable and would (maybe, just maybe) make you cry a little *winks
- IT IS REALLY WORTH THE READ
- The story is really intriguing
- You’ll be rooting for Fawn
- BECAUSE YOU KNOW A BOOK’S GOOD WHEN IT’S MADE YOU CRY MORE THAN ONCE
- It gets better and better with every book
- I WON’T REST UNTIL SOMEONE GIVES THIS BOOK A CHANCE 😦
If you’re looking for more of my messy feels, I’ve provided links of my review of the first two books here in my post. I’m still savoring the feels of Chrysalis and would definitely post a review soon. You guys should watch out for that!
Chrysalis by Nikki Rae
The Order Series, #3
After Wolf Manor, Fawn vowed to never be weak, broken, or scared again. She has wrenched her power from the Vultures, visiting them under the cover of darkness to deliver the same drug they’d given her. This version has a different side effect: death.It doesn’t stop the nightmares, it can’t erase what happened, but revenge is the only distraction from Lyon Estate. Tucked in the wilderness, she draws back into herself until Master Lyon demands they make good on their deal. In order to continue her vengeance, he is to be her Owner—really this time.While it is a small sacrifice to make, Fawn isn’t prepared to be pulled back into Elliot’s world, where the rules of the Order exist, but in a new way. Running from him sends her into the arms of others in House Chimera. People who should be off limits, but they also stir something within her wholly different than the emotions Master Lyon can conjure. Marius is patient, and she finds herself clinging to him more now than ever before. People like them don’t believe in love, but can they choose it? Fawn is no longer the prey, but beyond the trees, a lone Wolf is hunting…
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He slid the glass to his side of the coffee table as he sat down on the other end of the sofa.
“We talked about this, mon coeur.”
My heart. He’d started to call me that when we were boys. I remembered the blood on my chest and how he’d sewn me back together.
“He’d said he’d rip out my heart if I didn’t obey.”
“You are my heart,” Marius whispered. “You must take care of it. What happens to you happens to me.”
Lifting the drink to his nose, Marius sniffed and grimaced. Yes, the very scent we often associated with the Vulture visiting our beds. “You don’t need to punish yourself, Elliot.”
Marius went as far as standing, setting the half empty glass on the bar cart.
But I did need to punish myself. I deserved so much more than the sting of memories. A need for something more substantial itched my spine, but satisfying any urge right now was out of the question.
“I can’t sleep.”
He wasn’t far, but I wanted to touch. I was selfish enough to crave this, yet I would not ask for it aloud.
“Because Fawn isn’t near you.” He phrased it as though he were finishing my sentence, not a question.
Folding my hands in my lap, I stared at the flames. “I wouldn’t ask that of her,” I said evenly. “I’m not a monster.”
My voice broke and it sent a wave of rage through me. Of course I was. I was no better than the disgusting man who had Owned us.Marius moved an inch or two closer. “I know that. She knows that.”
- THE BOOK THAT HURT ME AND MADE ME FALL IN LOVE AT THE SAME TIME: Bloom by Nikki Rae
- A FRUSTRATING YET SATISFYING SEQUEL: Wilt by Nikki Rae
P.S. SORRY FOR A MESSY POST!