The opening to Roma Queen stole my breath. It’s shocking, it’s tragic and it’s just heartbreaking. I wanted to step inside the pages, take away the hurt and make everything all right. Similar scenes throughout the book are equally, if not more, disturbing and difficult to read. Those scenarios are decidedly challenging, the depravity difficult to comprehend, but for someone who likes the darkness, I found them fascinating and certainly fundamental to the story.
Our couple are on a mission, but along the way we get to meet some fascinating characters, explore another culture, and see lives lived differently. There’s a real contrast between the moments of brutality and the growing love between Pasha and Zara. Zara calls Pasha “A physical need that flows in my blood” and you can see that love develop and grow, becoming all encompassing as the story progresses.
“He is a burning ache that thrums in my chest. He is a warning, and a plea, and a gunshot in the dark, and I have only one way of responding to him: desperately, fiercely, and with every part of my soul”.
Ms Hart has created a wonderfully complex world that drew me in and kept me glued to the pages. It’s a very clever, intricate, plot and it was tough to contain my excitement at times. Even when it became clear that certain people had no moral compass and their betrayal ran deep, I was fascinated to see what would happen next. I received answers to questions I didn’t even know I had. I got a kick out of several ‘aha!’ moments during the course of the story, especially when things began to come together towards the end. With my imagination creating a mind map, I wanted to go off in different directions to satisfy my curiosity. I’m being deliberately cryptic when I say I really hope we get to discover the outcome of one particular newsworthy headline. If you’re familiar with this author you’ll understand when I say the perpetrators are going to be very sorry, very quickly!
I highly recommend Roma Queen. A fantastic and unique conclusion to this duet, it’s gripping, well written, sexy, and intriguing and I loved it.
“The stunning conclusion to the Roma Royals Duet Series. The very best of Callie Hart. Hold on tight, because this is one hell of a ride!”
I’ve been many things to many people over the course of my life, but that title – King – has always been a tough pill to swallow. If I want to help Zara save her friend, then I must find a way to shoulder the pressure, though. I must unravel this complicated tangle of clues and hunt down a madman I thought I’d already killed three years ago in order to bring Sarah home in one piece.
My people are depending on me to protect them.
Zara is trusting me to keep her alive.
There isn’t a sacrifice I won’t make for her.
I’ll raze this world to the ground to keep her safe