All hope was lost until Zoey Hennessy walked back into my world, shaking it up beyond repair when she uttered two simple words.

He’s alive.

She speaks of her brother, my Saint, the man who lost everything to set me free.

I believed he was dead. I saw it with my own two eyes. But when Zoey proves he’s alive and being held captive by a monster, I know what I have to do.

It’s time I saved him.

The plan is dangerous, and there are no guarantees I will survive. But if this nightmare has taught me one thing, it’s that I don’t cower in fear. I am a woman hell-bent on getting back the man she loves, and nothing, no one will stand in my way.

However, what I uncover can only be described as hell on earth. The darkness has finally won, and Saint is lost to me forever.

Or so I thought.

Aleksei Popov is anything but a hero, yet in this story—he’s mine. Everything I believed in is about to be turned upside down, and with freedom within my grasp, I wonder how far I will go, and who I will sacrifice in order to set myself free.

Oh Sweet Baby in a Manger!!This book Y’all,  this book! I’m still trying to nurse my poor sweet southern heart back  from the beating Monica James put it through. I’m still fragile! I imagine I will be for quite a minute. I can assure you, this trilogy has been unlike anything I have ever read before. I’m left in a cloud of so many emotions. I’m sad that Saint and Willow’s story is over. Yet glad that it’s over. Their story is so devastatingly tragic. I cried more during this book then I have in a long time. I literally had to stop at a couple of spots and call a book friend and say

“ I just need a moment.” 

I just needed a moment, friends. 

See that’s the thing…by this third book it had become more than just an investment for me. I was obsessed with these characters, there was no way I couldn’t not know what was going to happen. They had been through so much in those first two books that I was ready for them to just show up and serve up some justice sandwiches in this book. Now… is that what happened? No, if only it were that easy. 

I’m not sure I have ever had a book break my heart so much! Y’all that’s saying A LOT !I read a shit ton!  I was simultaneously suffering along with the characters as they were going through all of the heartbreaking and traumatic experiences. The things these characters went through are the worst of worst nightmares. The details Monica put into her descriptions, while devastating were what sets this book miles ahead of others in this genre. It was enough to completely gut you while  making sure you are still able to stomach reading it. So don’t worry. When I say I had to take a break, it was a heartache break!! I just loved Saint and Willow. I loved their love for one another. They both burned with such fierce sacrificial love. That’s what made their story so beautiful, yet so tragic. There were several characters like that as it turns out. There were these gut-wrenching moments between Willow and Saint where words weren’t even needed. Just a mere look at each other. GAH! It’s almost unexplainable! You just have to read these books. 

I truly can’t say too much more. To do so would give away parts of this book and it would be such a disservice to both Monica who has worked so hard to conclude this story in the most amazing and heartbreakingly beautiful way. It would also do a disservice to you as the reader. Trust me when I tell you, you’re gonna want to experience all the emotional highs and lows this book journey will take you on. It will be a journey to remember and IT.WILL.BE.EPIC!! While this is the end of the road for our precious Willow and Saint. A road that was long and treacherous. It was  littered with blood, sweat, tears and casualties. At many times you often wonder will you in fact get the HEA you desired for them? As I said before, they loved each other so sacrificially and unselfishly. 

What’s that old saying about “ if you love something set it free?”

“And in a bloodstained field, in a foreign land, a former captive said to her captor, “Thank you for being my best and worst memory.”


*As a caution – this book will test the trigger boundaries much further than the previous two books. If those were a problem or borderline for you , you will probably struggle with this book. While I don’t give spoilers in my reviews please feel free to privately reach out and I will be glad to go into it deeper with you if you have any concerns! 

My cr8zysockbookblock blog wrap up for this book! 

⭐⭐️⭐⭐️⭐️⭐- I AM A MONICA JAMES SUPER FAN ! This trilogy has had me captivated for months! I have had countdowns on my calendars. Like that severe! This is the Pinnacle of a dark reads!  If you are a dark fan you MUST read this trilogy! This is one of those times where imma throw in an a sixth star BUT this book really deserves ten! Just sayin’

🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥- OMG! This is so far beyond just heat. The situations that led to our mains getting busy was so extremely insane. It makes this so much more intimate and special and life altering. 

🌪Cliffhanger Warning-NO CLIFFHANGER! While there is no longer a cliffhanger in this book, you will be broken before you are put back together. 

Happy Reading! 


Monica James spent her youth devouring the works of Anne Rice, William Shakespeare, and Emily Dickinson.

When she is not writing, Monica is busy running her own business, but she always finds a balance between the two. She enjoys writing honest, heartfelt, and turbulent stories, hoping to leave an imprint on her readers. She draws her inspiration from life.

She is a bestselling author in the U.S.A., Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Israel, and the U.K.

Monica James resides in Melbourne, Australia, with her wonderful family, and menagerie of animals. She is slightly obsessed with cats, chucks, and lip gloss, and secretly wishes she was a ninja on the weekends.

Stalk Monica!









Reader Group: