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I wasn't sure if we could root for Dean after reading Leo's book. But it turns out... we SUPER can.
This was unexpected. I did NOT expect this from a book... but DAMN. It was SUCH a Rollercoaster, in the best possible way.
It is so hard to talk about this book without spoilers. BUT let me say this: - their start was unconventional but I LOVED it - Snow was the best addition to the characters and really became a great fatherly figure to Dean - Cat realllly stuck to her guns and I respect that... that being said Dean grovelled like a damn champion and I was HERE FOR IT - and I LOVED the redemption arc for Dean and family.... It felt so right!!! - also... the collar situation. OK YES. I LOVED that journey for us. Like a lot 🥵🥵🥵
And finally.... the spy.... I have LOTS of thoughts and theories. Excited to see if I'm right!
Sophie Lark continues to outdo herself with the spectacular world she creates at Kingsmaker. I love the evolution of both Dean and Cat. Their love and devotion to each other is tested, but nothing can ruin the bond they share. This story is the redemption of Dean, as he matures and becomes a real man who loves fiercely and let’s go of his tortured past to find love in family and Cat. But my favourite aspect of this book is Professor Snow - he steals the show! It was so good to read about what became of Snow and Sasha, their love and family, and to see what a great mentor he is for Dean. Great read!
Just as you think it cannot get any better, Sophie blows that ceiling out of the water! The Bully starts off with a massive bang, like the epic conclusion of the most awesome build-up from two books ago. Not only is the story hot as hell (as well as kinky...) but it is incredibly satisfying. For those of us who enjoy an epic groveling when forgiveness is required, who enjoy seeing the guy on his knees begging, chucking down his pride to be forgiven by the love of his life, well you will be served here. Cat is blossoming before our eyes. Not really changing, more like discovering herself, discovering who she is as a person, where she belongs. Dean’s journey is more about shedding the toxic layers of anger, resentment, and trauma to reach the core of who he is. He will break your heart several times over during the book because it is so raw and real. The two of them together will send you shockwaves and chills! How they bring out the best in each other is heartwarming albeit sometimes difficult with a few obstacles. The other big plus for those that are well acquainted with Sophie’s work is the amount of AWESOME cameos we get. It goes full circle! From Snow (not a big surprise there if you're on the FB group) to a few others that you’ll have to read the book to discover ;) (hint: they come from St-Petersburg). Another masterpiece from my favorite Mafia Queen!
I absolutely love the first two books of this series but you can tell that those were also creating the backdrop for Dean's book the whole time and it is everything I wanted or even more. He is definitely the "Miko" of this series, with a darker side than the other males, but that is what makes his redemption even more satisfying. Cat's progression was amazing as well and she really comes into her own. And Snow and Sasha!! What a treat to have them as such an integral part to the story as their book was also one of my favourites in the Colors of Crime series. Finally, the steamy scenes were actually ON FIRE, my mouth literally dropped reading them!!! I cannot wait for The Spy but also really sad that it will be the last book in this series!!!
OH MY GOD!!!I have been DYING for Deans book & Sophie Lark did not disappoint!!😍
Sophie Lark is one of my favorite authors and with this book, she reminded me why with this book! The passion, the chemistry, the emotion, the mystery this book has it HAD IT ALL! 🔥
Since that shocking ending in the Rebel. I've been so excited to see how Cat will handle this deal with Dean! I was wondering how the Sophie was going to weave their story. The Rough Bad boy with the shy mouse? But wow I loved seeing them both do some growing up & mature throughout the book with scorching hot chemistry. I loved the evolution between them and you felt everything that they were going through. Add in the passion, steaminess, and intenseness Sophie throws in her books it made it impossible to put down!
It was amazing with a killer ending that just made me more crazy for the upcoming book The Spy!! Highly recommend this series! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Perfection. That is the only word to describe this story. The way Sophie develops her characters and keeps you guessing makes it impossible not to fall in love and be sucked into this dark mafia world. I can not wait for the Spy to come next. This may be my favourite of Sophies books and I love all her work.
I love this series and I love each couple more then the last! Cat is one of those quiet types that houses an incredible woman. Dean has had a very difficult upbringing. Together they are FIRE!!! Some super steamy scenes along with a great storyline. Fabulous read.
Dean and Cat were so intense but so perfect for each other. They started out twisted but slowly they brought out the best in each other! In the other books you may have hated Dean but you will fall in love with him.
Exciting, thrilling, sexy and keeps you on the edge. Watching Dean and Cat grow and change is emotional. So good to revisit Snow and Sasha. I don’t want this series to end but only The Spy left to uncover.