Author: Lili St. Germain
Series: Gypsy Brothers #5
Release Date: July 20, 2014
Genre: Dark Romance, Erotic Romance
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Every day for six years, I used to pray that I would find my way back to the boy I loved.
Until finally, one day, I did.
But that’s the funny thing about life. Nothing good ever lasts, not for me, anyway. You think you’re the one with the power, at least I did, but then I got careless. One tiny mistake, and now I am powerless to stop what comes next.
People think money equals power, but all the money in my bank account, the dirty notes laundered clean that my father left for me, are useless.
Money does not equal power. Power is held by the one with the knife in his hand, tracing shallow cuts into your skin.
Power is held by the one who owns you.
I had power once.
Now, I have nothing.
Title: Three Years (Gypsy Brothers, #5)
Author: Lili St. Germain
Publication Date: July 20, 2014
Genre: Dark Romance
“I’ve got a surprise for you today,” Dornan says throatily, his mouth quirked into a dark smile, a smile that feeds off my suffering. A smile marked with my blood, his full lips coated in a red sheen.
Surprises are bad. I don’t like his surprises. They always hurt me, make me bleed. I don’t even know if I’ve got any blood left in me to bleed for him.
I cry softly as I remember the last words he spoke to me, in his office before he pressed the rag to my face and held it there until the noxious fumes in the material stole my consciousness.
“I know you think this is going to be bad,” he had said, his grip against my face almost enough to break my jaw. “But however bad you think this is going to be? It’s going to be so. Much. Worse.”
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Let me tell you folks; if you thought Lili had taken you to the pits of Hell before, you haven’t even begun the descent! Not even hearing Juliette’s back story could have prepared me for the despair I felt while reading this book. My emotions were all over the place, and I wanted to simultaneously read faster and slower. Faster because I HAD to know what would happen, but slower because I never wanted it to end. It continues to amaze me the depth that Lili can pull from characters and scenes in so few pages. Her books are those that there’s no need to re-read previous books when the new one comes out; from page one you are instantly thrust back into her world as if no time has lapsed. This is the true testament of a phenomenal writer, and Lili possess talent in spades.
“How could you watch me come into this world, and then take my world away from me?”
The newest installment in the Gypsy Brothers saga is nothing short of heart-stopping. At times I felt as if I couldn’t breathe. The heavier the content the more I fall in love. The angst was kicked up a notch and I wouldn’t have it any other way. One of the most surprising turn of events in this story, however, came from the devil himself, Dornan. Though small, there’s a glimpse of his heart that was completely unexpected. I cannot wait to see it explored more in the next book. I have a strong suspicion that nothing is as it seems. As usual, Lili leaves us reeling and full of questions, but this girl doesn’t mind writhing on the floor until the next one!
My father was most certainly NOT an innocent man. As the leader of the Gypsy Brothers MC, he was guilty of many things. But he died for a crime that he didn’t commit, framed by an enemy within who then stole his club and everything he had ever worked to protect.
Including my innocence.
When Dornan Ross framed my father, he set into motion a series of events that could never be undone. My father was murdered by Dornan Ross and his sons when I was fifteen years old.
Before my father died, Dornan Ross and his seven sons stole my innocence, branded my skin and in doing so, ensured that their lives would be prematurely cut short. That they would suffer.
I’ve just turned twenty-one, and I’m out for blood. I’m out for revenge.
But I didn’t expect to fall for Jase, the youngest brother in the club.
I didn’t expect that he would turn my world upside down, yank my heart out of my chest and ride away into the sunset with it.
Now, I’m faced with an impossible choice – Jase, or avenging my fathers death?
I have lied.
I have cheated.
I have given my body and my life to the man who destroyed my family and left me for dead.
I have killed, I have sinned, and worst of all, I have enjoyed the misery of others.
I have licked the salty tears of a father mourning his firstborn son, and nothing has ever tasted so sweet.
I have died, and I have been resurrected, a phoenix from the ashes.
I know I’m going to hell. I’ll burn in the fiery pits alongside Dornan and his sons for the things I’ve done, and for the things I’m about to do.
But I don’t care. It will be worth every lick of the devils flames on my guilty flesh to destroy Dornan Ross.
One down, six to go.
My father taught me the importance of an eye for an eye—a cardinal rule, ingrained in every club member.
A life for a life.
Seven lives in payment for an unimaginable list of sins.
People might wonder why I’m doing this. If this vengeance is borne from some noble cause. If I’m trying to prevent others from suffering at the hands of Dornan Ross and his sons.
But I’m no selfless vigilante.
I’m doing this for me. I’m doing it because I want to.
I’m doing this because I just want to be able to sleep at night without seeing their faces.
This is the fate they have earned. The penance for their crimes.
Time to send some of these brothers off with a bang.
Love and hate aren’t all that different.
Two sides of the same coin, the yin and the yang.
Once upon a time, Jason Ross loved me. And now that he knows what I’ve done, I see the love and the hate warring within him.
I see the way he looks at me.
The way he wonders how I could do the things I’ve done.
I hear it in the way he begs me to stop, to leave this life and run away with him.
But there’s only one way I’m leaving LA.
And that’ll be when Dornan and the rest of his sons are dead and buried.
Jase might forgive me for what I’ve done.
But will he forgive me for the crimes I’m yet to commit?