Violent Ends kept me on my toes the entire time! In true Jessica Hawkins fashion, I was left breathless from angst and suspense while also physically cringing from my kindle during certain scenes much like I would imagine Natalia doing. A war is brewing, games are being played, and men are making moves. But watching Natalia find her voice and strength was my favorite!She is finally just discovering her true potential with Cristiano’s help, and I maintain my stance that she will be a force to be reckoned with. And well Cristiano and Diego give me all the feels!
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This is the second book in this series. It is NOT standalone. I don't know where Cristiano found the patience. In the first half of the book, Natalie constantly had me aching to put my hands around her trachea! That girl tested every nerve I had! I understand she is swimming in revelations and that her entire world has tilted on its axis, but she needs to stop making blind assumptions. She is an inquisitive and intelligent woman it is time to step up and take control. When Natalie finally emerges as the queen she was always meant to be I felt sorry for those who thought to keep her blinded. In this episode, we see a bit of the darker side of Cristiano. We visit some of the events that forged the calculating leader he is today. We also get a glimpse of something else that lurks in his darkness, just beyond the brutality he so casually wields. Diego ... wait for it. We pick up right where book one left off - at the wedding. In Violent Ends, it felt like so many layers of the mystery were peeled away revealing the true depth of the deceptions and betrayals. I was not prepared for most of it! Friends are sacrificed and enemies are uncovered. This definitely kept me wanting, needing to know what lay beyond the twisted rumors
I'm freaking out! Just when I get accustomed to how this is going to play out...Jessica Hawkins gives me another cliffhanger! Not everything is as it seems, I knew that from the beginning of book one, Violent Delights. Now Violent Ends tortures the readers with all we can have like a buffet as far as the eye can see. Possibilities and endless opportunities await yet the lock between us and all we could ever want, need, desire is impenetrable. One unbreakable lock separates us from everything...the key we need to enter the nirvana spread out before us is locked away in Violent Triumphs. Far out of our reach and just enough in our minds to torture is without even lifting a finger. Bravo Ms. Hawkins. If writing doesn't pan out psychological warfare might be more lucrative.😳 Just saying... The need I felt for Ends is underwhelming compared to the crackling anger floating through my body in a desperate ploy to avenge my need for Violent Triumphs. So be wary of others who have read Ends and avoid your friends post read, I'm afraid it will turn into some sort of zombie apocalypse with our greedy hands grabbing at everything between us and Triumph. Reviewed for Sweet Spot Sisterhood