ALICIA'S FAVOURITE BOOKS OF 2017

CROW
TITLE: Crow
SERIES: (Boston Underworld #1)
AUTHOR: A. Zavarelli
GENRE: Dark | Romance
PUBLICATION: February 8th, 2016

He’s a killer. A mobster.

The last man on earth I’d ever want to be with. I won’t lose my head just because he’s hot, Irish, and has a wicked accent to boot. 

He’s one of the only leads in my best friend’s disappearance, and I don’t trust him. 
So I’ve got a few rules in mind when it comes to dealing with Lachlan Crow. 

1. Keep a clear head and don’t get distracted. 
2. Do what’s necessary and never forget why you’re there. 
3. Never, and I mean never, fall for him. 

Fourth and final rule? 

Throw out the book altogether. Because the rules don’t apply when it comes to the Irish mafia. 

It was only supposed to be temporary, but now Lachlan thinks he owns me. He says he’s not letting me go. 

And I believe him.

***

Lachlan.

I don’t know who she is. I don’t know why she’s here. 

But if it’s my attention she wants, she has it. 

The Russians want her dead, and now it’s up to me to look out for her. This girl is trouble. A distraction I can’t afford. 

So why have I already decided she’s mine? 

I’ve claimed her and there’s no going back now. 

This is a full-length standalone novel full of hot Irish guys with accents. Steamy and dark mafia themes throughout. HEA included.


HEART RECAPTURED
TITLE; Heart Recaptured
SERIES: (Hades Hangmen #2)
AUTHOR: Tillie Cole
GENRE: Romance | Dark
PUBLICATION: December 14th, 2014

Even salvation can be delivered through the love of the damned…

Beauty can be a curse.

Faith can be a cage.

Only love can set you free.

A few long weeks after being reluctantly ripped from the comforting embrace of her sacred prophet’s religious commune—the only life she has ever known—a terrified Delilah is thrust into a world enveloped by evil and swimming in sin. 

Steadfastly devout in her faith, and retaining the deep belief that her soul is innately tarnished as a branded ‘Cursed woman of Eve’, Delilah is determined to find her way home to her people in The Order and away from the corrupt and damned outlaw motorcycle club—The Hades Hangmen—who hold her at their secluded compound for her protection—a 'protection' she strongly resents. 

Delilah yearns to return home, convinced that only amongst her own people, and under the holy guidance of the Lord’s revealed prophet, can her Satan-spawned soul be truly saved. Conditioned her entire life to believe she is a witch... a life-long temptress… the devil’s whore... Delilah increasingly resents her beautiful face, her shapely body and her sensuous effect on men. But when a man of the motorcycle club—a deeply sinful yet stunningly beautiful man—is charged with her care, Delilah begins to see that this dangerous and moralless sinner from the 'outside' may offer her something she did not know could truly exist: unconditional love.

Kyler ‘Ky’ Willis loves his life: a daily abundance of brotherhood, liquor, the freedom of the open-road and—best of all—his pick of hot women. Raised a biker brat and now VP of the most notorious MC in the States, Ky has no shortage of club sluts warming his bed; a situation he takes full advantage of… until a certain blonde enters his life… a gorgeous pilgrim-blonde he can’t get out of his head… a pilgrim-blonde he and his club recently-rescued from some backward religious cult… and a pilgrim-blonde he’s been ordered to keep the hell away from and his whorish hands off.

When yet another in a lengthy line of drunken blunders forces Ky to reluctantly take charge of the pilgrim-blonde’s care, he realizes that there could be more to this woman than just supermodel looks and a stacked set of tits. He begins to see that she could be the woman who could do the impossible—tame his wild ways and capture his reluctant heart.

But the unyielding bonds of Lilah’s past are strong, her ‘people’ determined and, with a new Prophet in charge and hell bent on revenge, they are mightily reluctant to let her go...

Dark Contemporary Romance.
Contains explicit sexual situations, violence, disturbingly sensitive and taboo subjects, offensive language, and very mature topics.
Recommended for age 18 years and up*


FIDELITY (INFIDELITY #3)
TITLE: Fidelity
SERIES: (Infidelity #3)
AUTHOR: Aleatha Romig
GENRE: Romance | Dark
PUBLICATION: January 17th, 2017

She thought she could save those she loved.
He thought he could save her.
They'll both learn the truth.

FIDELITY, the dramatic conclusion to the epic five novel series INFIDELITY, following Lennox "Nox" Demetri, Alexandria "Charli" Collins, the Montagues, Demetris, Fitzgeralds, and Spencers is finally here.

When the vows are complete and the dust settles, who will be left standing?

No one is safe, and no alliance is above suspicion in the much-anticipated finale to this hot romantic-suspense saga. Our heroine has survived betrayal, cunning, deception, and entrapment…what will happen when she’s faced with fidelity?

Infidelity, it isn't what you think.

From New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Aleatha Romig comes a sexy, new dominant hero who knows what he wants and a strong-willed heroine who has plans of her own. With classic twists, turns, deceptions, and devotions, this new, epic romantic suspense will have readers swooning one minute and screaming the next...

Have you been Aleatha'd?

FIDELITY is the fifth and FINAL of five full-length novels in the INFIDELITY series.

*This series does not condone nor does it advocate cheating.


AMERICAN HELLHOUND (DARTMOOR #6)
TITLE: American HellHound
SERIES: (Dartmoor #6)
AUTHOR: Lauren Gilley
GENRE: Contemporary Romance
PUBLICATION: May 25th, 2017

Black dogs. Demons. Hellhounds. Damned souls that haunt crossroads, taking the forms of hulking dogs with glowing red eyes. Legends of the Old World, but just stories meant to scare lonely wanderers. 

Mostly. 

Knoxville, Tennessee boasts black dogs of its own: the mother chapter of the Lean Dogs Motorcycle Club. And like all legends, the Lean Dogs draw challengers from every corner of the underworld. War’s brewing in Tennessee, and the Dogs’ first family is about to face its biggest challenge yet: the past. 

Ghost Teague has spent the last twenty-five years transforming a once-rough club into an empire with his queen by his side, the fearless girl who turned his life around when he needed her most. This new threat is a personal one, aimed at him, at Maggie, and it’s calling into question all the decisions they’ve made thus far. With a rival club in town, and an old nemesis preying on their doubts, they’ll have to save the city, the club, and their family. And there’s only one way to do it: together. 

With past and present storylines, the sixth installment of the Dartmoor Series explores the king and queen like never before, an epic tale of rising, and ruling, and leaning on one another. 


REAPER (BOSTON UNDERWORLD #2)
TITLE: Reaper
SERIES: (Boston Underworld #2)
AUTHOR: A. Zavarelli 
GENRE: Contemporary Romance
PUBLICATION: May 19th, 2016

Sasha. 

He’s dark and mysterious. Quiet and lethal. 
An Irish mobster. 
Pure sin wrapped up in a beautiful package. 
But there’s also something off about him. 
He doesn’t feel anything. He shows no emotions. 
Sometimes I question his humanity. 
He hasn’t spoken to me in two years. Not a single word. 
But we share a secret, he and I. 
And if it ever comes out, I have no doubt in my mind… 
He won’t have a problem killing me too. 

Ronan. 
I’ve slain for her. I’ll do it again. 
When it comes to Sasha, there isn’t a line I won’t cross. 
I watch her. She doesn’t know it. 
She thinks I hate her. Sometimes, I think I might too. 
But I’m always there, lurking in the shadows. 
Craving her. Trying to keep the beast within at bay. 
I’ll keep her safe. I’ll slaughter anyone who tries to hurt her. 
The only thing I can’t do… is protect her from myself.