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Sound of Madness Review


๐Ÿ–ค๐Ÿ–คย  ๐‡๐Ž๐“ ๐๐„๐– ๐‘๐„๐‹๐„๐€๐’๐„ ๐Ÿ–ค๐Ÿ–ค

Sound of Madness, Book Two of Maria Luisโ€™s Broken Crown Trilogy, is LIVE!ย 

โ˜… BLURB โ˜…

He is my ruin.
My complete and utter devastation.

Loyalty or death.
I make my choice in a palace of flames, and wake to total darkness . . .

And at his mercy.

Calloused hands bring hell to my door and his velvet voice spews only poison.

โ€œA traitor to the queen,โ€ he calls me, and though I donโ€™t know his name, itโ€™s clear that heโ€™s no Prince Charming.

Monster.
Villain.
A man who demands that I take it allโ€”and submit.

But no one will ever mistake me for a damsel in distress.

He wants me on my knees, but it wonโ€™t be me who breaks.

Only, falling for the most hated man in England was not the plan.

If war is hell, then love is carnage, and the blood thatโ€™s spilled belongs to us both.

My Review

I am so NOT okay. SOM has caused some major tear shedding for me. Damien and Rowana are most definitely my favorite characters so far, and that says a lot because I didnโ€™t think anyone could steal my heart from Saxon and Isla. These two characters have touched me in a way that I wonโ€™t soon forget. As a matter of fact I know I will be thinking of them in the days and weeks to come. Their story was raw and visceral at its core. The characters flawed, complex and that just made it gut-wrenching and my Damien and Rowan imperfectly perfect in my eyes.ย  I wanted nothing more than to be transported into this amazing fictional world Maria Luis created and see how I fared when I joined the alliance I most certainly would have aligned with, because I love them so!ย 

Damien and Rowena are absolutely hands down my favorite characters in this series. Both of these beautiful characters were no strangers to tragedy, the world around intent on breaking them but they remained the picture, the embodiment of perseverance. Iโ€™m not going to give away any specifics because #SpoilersSuck, but their journey has touched me in ways that I will never be the same.ย 

โ€œBroken, but never defeated,โ€

They have clawed, chewed, scratched and fought for their version of redemption. Redemption and strength beyond comprehension when you look at all they have endured, found because they found each other. Both flawed and scarred by their past found acceptance and love on one another. They found strength to go on when they wanted to lay down and give in. The kind of strength that comes from finding the other half of your soul. That person willing to breach the gates of hell and duke it out with the devil himself, with no regard for their own self, just to rescue the other from a fate such a death. GAH!! The tears and the begging I did for these two. My heart splintered over and over again, because the odds were continuously stacked against them.

โ€œI wanted to liveโ€…โ€œbut never could I have predicted you.โ€…โ€œI wanted happiness and you drove away the darkness.โ€

Will Damien and Rowena be able to overcome all the obstacles they have in their way to have a chance at being together and finding freedom from the shackles that have bound them to the darkness once and for all?Wellโ€ฆ you will have to read to find out. So grab some wine, tissues, chocolate and a blanket and settle in for this unforgettable, unputdownable second book on the Broken Crown Trilogy. Iโ€™m already super anticipating book three.ย 

Cr8zysockbookblock blog wrap up for this book! 

โญ๏ธโญ๏ธโญ๏ธโญโญโญ๏ธ- MY HEART!! This book O-M-G.. Action, secrets , suspense, angst, hot sexy times, so much heart, banter, blood and sweat, tears, fight scenes, forgiveness, revenge, and frustration, lies on top of lies! These characters have my heart. FOREVER. Their growth together and separate was phenomenal. These characters are LIFE!๐Ÿ’€๐Ÿ’€! 

๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿ”ฅ-Holy Hades Yโ€™all!! Damien and Rowena were hurt and healing perfection! Damien was alpha AF and Rowena took everything he had to give and gave back when he needed it. This was sexy, dirty, raw, and rough love makinโ€™. There are melted hearts, panties and kindles all across the world because of this book. (Mariaโ€™s not even sorry either yโ€™all) 

๐ŸŒชCliffhanger Warning-๐ŸŒช๐ŸŒชThere is a storyline cliffy,  but our beautiful couple get an ending I was happy with! ๐Ÿ˜

๐Ÿ”ซ Trigger Warning-This book is a Dark romance feel and does have violent scenes that could be considered triggers for some. If you have concerns you can PM for more information.

Need to catch up with Road to Fire, book one?

โ˜… Road to Fire BLURB โ˜…

โ€œ๐ˆโ€™๐ฆ ๐ง๐จ๐ญ ๐ฌ๐œ๐š๐ซ๐ž๐ ๐จ๐Ÿ ๐ฒ๐จ๐ฎ.โ€

๐ˆ ๐ฆ๐ž๐ž๐ญ ๐ก๐ž๐ซ ๐ ๐š๐ณ๐ž. โ€œ๐˜๐จ๐ฎ ๐ฌ๐ก๐จ๐ฎ๐ฅ๐ ๐›๐ž.โ€

Bound by a secret oath spanning generations, I am loyal to no one but the queen.

Spy.

Defender of the Crown.

To all of England, Iโ€™m Saxon Priest. Traitor. Murderer. Owner of Londonโ€™s most infamous anti-loyalist pub.

And then ๐‘ โ„Ž๐‘’ appears.

Isla Quinn may claim that sheโ€™s only looking to bus tables, but Iโ€™m no fool. Bitterness bleeds from her hard-blue eyes, and her hatred for the queen is so palpable, I can practically taste it off every sharp-tongued word slipping from her full mouth.

โ€œHire me,โ€ she begs.

๐–๐žโ€™๐ซ๐ž ๐จ๐ง ๐จ๐ฉ๐ฉ๐จ๐ฌ๐ข๐ญ๐ž ๐ฌ๐ข๐๐ž๐ฌ ๐จ๐Ÿ ๐ญ๐ก๐ข๐ฌ ๐ฐ๐š๐ซ. ๐„๐ง๐ž๐ฆ๐ข๐ž๐ฌ ๐Ÿ๐ซ๐จ๐ฆ ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐ฌ๐ญ๐š๐ซ๐ญ.

Isla thought she found an ally, but sheโ€™s found me instead.

Savage.

Ruthless.

A man with no heart, no matter how the dead space inside my chest lurches whenever sheโ€™s near.

And so I lean over, dragging her deep into this twisted game of crowns and thrones, and offer a single vow: โ€œ๐‘ฐ ๐’„๐’๐’–๐’๐’… ๐’–๐’”๐’† ๐’š๐’๐’–.โ€

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Meet Maria Luis

Maria Luis is an Amazon Top 100 Bestselling Author.
Historian by day and romance novelist by night, Maria lives in New Orleans, and loves bringing the city’s cultural flair into her books. When Maria isn’t frantically typing with hot chocolate in hand, she can be found binging on reality TV, going on adventures with her other half and two pups, or plotting her next flirty romance.
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Road to Fire Review

Release Date: April 30

Itโ€™s dark, itโ€™s gritty, and thereโ€™s a pretty good chance itโ€™s the royal romance you never even realized that you wanted. Your new anti-hero obsession is almost hereโ€”do you think you can handle Saxon Priest?

โ€œIโ€™m not scared of you.โ€
I meet her gaze. โ€œYou should be.โ€

Bound by a secret oath spanning generations, I am loyal to no one but the queen.

Spy.
Defender of the Crown.

To all of England, Iโ€™m Saxon Priest. Traitor. Murderer. Owner of Londonโ€™s most infamous anti-loyalist pub.

And then she appears.
            
Isla Quinn may claim that sheโ€™s only looking to buss tables, but Iโ€™m no fool. Bitterness bleeds from her hard-blue eyes, and her hatred for the queen is so palpable, I can practically taste it off every sharp-tongued word slipping from her full mouth.

โ€œHire me,โ€ she begs.

Weโ€™re on opposite sides of this war. Enemies from the start.

Isla thought she found an ally, but sheโ€™s found me instead.

Savage.
Ruthless.
A man with no heart, no matter how the dead space inside my chest lurches whenever sheโ€™s near.

And so I lean over, dragging her deep into this twisted game of crowns and thrones, and offer a single vow: โ€œI could use you.โ€

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My Review

How in the world do I move on from this book. From Saxon and Isla, characters that have embedded this deep into my heart? Well, Iโ€™m not sure that I can, but my hope, my saving grace for my poor heart, is that we hopefully get glimpses of them again in books two and three, Saxonโ€™s brothers stories. 

So, prepare yourself my friends, Saxon Priest and Isla Quinnโ€™s story is going to gut you, it will rock you to your core, it will torture you, and I assure you, you will love every.single.word of it! Road to Fire is book one in the Broken Crown Trilogy and while it is not a standalone and does end on a storyline cliffhanger, our couple Saxon and Isla get a HEA in this book. 

I love Saxon Priest, I really, really do. Heโ€™s gruff, and gritty and harsh and hides behind that exterior. He is so complex, there are layers upon tragic layers to this man. For those and many more reasons he doesnโ€™t do relationships or attachments.

Then you have the gorgeous Isla Quinn. She is sweet, yet feisty and fearless. Like a real booty kickin chick yโ€™all! She hides many secrets and lies behind her eyes and quick witted sarcasm. There are so many reasons they should never fit together. Saxon is dominant and alpha and sheโ€™s strong and independent. Those things alone would make them a challenge for each other. She has no problems standing up to him. Sheโ€™s got grit and a spine of steel. But like two magnets drawn to one another, it was inevitable they would come together. I for one could not wait! This would be an epic throw down when temptation won out, of that I was sure! These two are dynamic. They are off the charts hot.

“You couldn’t handle a man like me and I would never fuck a girl like you.”

Everything about these two managed to take my emotions on a trip through the tumble dryer and I came out a bit of a mess.  They made me laugh, cry, swoon, scream in frustration, fan myself cause they are oh so HAWT! Then I cheered, I cried again, fist bumped the air and then gave a big olโ€™ southern โ€œhell yeahโ€ ‘ holler and was breathless again by the end! 

Maria Luis crafted such an amazing tale full of murder, lies, darkness and intrigue. But yโ€™all, her brilliance shines more than ever in this book. I would definitely say itโ€™s her BEST BOOK YET!! She vividly painted this beautifully eerie, and twisted story, with rainy and smoggy settings, sounds , smells, sights, in such exquisite details that if I closed my eyes I could almost visualize this playing out like a movie in my head. Iโ€™m telling you my friends. YOU MUST READ THIS!! 

Maria Luis will shock you over and over again. This story will suck you into its web of lies and deception. When secrets are revealed and choices must be made, will Saxon and Isla overcome all the obstacles mounting against them, can their love conquer all? 

Cr8zysockbookblock blog wrap up for this book! 

โญ๏ธโญ๏ธโญ๏ธโญโญโญ๏ธ- MY HEART!! This book O-M-G.. Action, secrets , suspense, angst, hot sex, so much heart, banter, blood and sweat, tears, fight scenes, forgiveness, revenge, and frustration, lies on top of lies! The 180 * change in the H, twists and turns around every corner. These characters are LIFE!๐Ÿ’€๐Ÿ’€! 

๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿ”ฅ-Holy Hell Yโ€™all!!Saxon and Isla are pure fire and ice perfection! Melted panties and kindles all across the world because of this book. (Mariaโ€™s not sorry either yโ€™all) 

๐ŸŒชCliffhanger Warning-๐ŸŒช๐ŸŒชHoly Cliffhanger Batman! There is a storyline cliffy,  but our beautiful couple get a perfect Happy! ๐Ÿ˜

๐Ÿ”ซ Trigger Warning-This book is a Dark romance feel and does have violent scenes that could be considered triggers for some. If you have concerns you can PM for more information.


Meet Maria Luis

Maria Luis is an Amazon Top 100 Bestselling Author.
Historian by day and romance novelist by night, Maria lives in New Orleans, and loves bringing the city’s cultural flair into her books. When Maria isn’t frantically typing with hot chocolate in hand, she can be found binging on reality TV, going on adventures with her other half and two pups, or plotting her next flirty romance.


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Release Date: April 30

โ€œIโ€™m not scared of you.โ€
I meet her gaze. โ€œYou should be.โ€
Bound by a secret oath spanning generations, I am loyal to no one but the queen.
Spy.
Defender of the Crown.
To all of England, Iโ€™m Saxon Priest. Traitor. Murderer. Owner of Londonโ€™s most infamous anti-loyalist pub.
And then she appears.
            
Isla Quinn may claim that sheโ€™s only looking to buss tables, but Iโ€™m no fool. Bitterness bleeds from her hard-blue eyes, and her hatred for the queen is so palpable, I can practically taste it off every sharp-tongued word slipping from her full mouth.
โ€œHire me,โ€ she begs.
Weโ€™re on opposite sides of this war. Enemies from the start.
Isla thought she found an ally, but sheโ€™s found me instead.
Savage.
Ruthless.
A man with no heart, no matter how the dead space inside my chest lurches whenever sheโ€™s near.
And so I lean over, dragging her deep into this twisted game of crowns and thrones, and offer a single vow: โ€œI could use you.โ€

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Meet Maria Luis
Maria Luis is an Amazon Top 100 Bestselling Author.

Historian by day and romance novelist by night, Maria lives in New Orleans, and loves bringing the city’s cultural flair into her books. When Maria isn’t frantically typing with hot chocolate in hand, she can be found binging on reality TV, going on adventures with her other half and two pups, or plotting her next flirty romance.

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