Review: Complete Me (Royals Saga #7) by Geneva Lee

Title: Complete Me
Author: Geneva Lee
Publisher/Year: Geneva Lee 1/8/17
Length:   178 Pages
Series:  Royals Saga #7

Overview
I met Clara Bishop when I least expected. Loving her was nothing I could ever have imagined. We’ve weathered dangerous storms together, but our love has always been a tempest. I’m not a perfect man, but I will fight to protect her and I’ll do everything in my power to keep her. But first I have to prove that she completes me.

Return to the world of the Royals and their intersecting lives, loves, and secrets. When Alexander discovers a shocking mystery in his father’s past, it threatens to divide him and Clara forever. As Belle builds her company, she ignores the pain of last year’s events. Can Smith help her move forward once and for all? Edward shocked everyone when he embraced his love for David, but a wedding seems further away than ever before. Will the couple finally make the leap? It’s going to be a scandalous, steamy holiday season for each of them.

My Thoughts

where this 7th installment takes us is a place full of closure across almost all of our favorite characters.  We see chapters intertwining the stories of Clara/Alexander, Belle/Smith, Edward/David – with each taking us to a complicated point in their lives.

We’re a year in the future and we are seeing how life has settled in for them, yet how it’s still so unsettled.

For Alexander/Clara, they have their daughter, they have their country to run, and they have their relationship, but we see that there are still so many secrets that are being kept that it threatens the happiness of their marriage.  Alexander keeps too many things close to the chest at the detriment of Clara’s feelings.  This means that we spend much of the story seeing a rift in their relationship. Top that off with the fact that we learn there’s a brother that Alexander didn’t know about, and there’s a question as to who he is and why he was kept a secret.

Then there’s Smith and Belle.  they are unsettled in the sense that their relationship is good but there’s still so much that threatens them from the past.  No one has confirmation on who killed Hammond and while they know it wasn’t Smith, the reprive that they have in feeling safe can’t last forever.  Add to that the fact that they both want to expand their family yet are afraid, we see that cause a bit of a ruffle in things.

Then there’s Edward and David, the couple that’s finally been allowed to enjoy each other how they want, yet they have challenges of their own.  Marriage is tough, especially when it’s only recently become accepted.  then there’s the fact that David wants a baby, and he often feels like he comes in second to Belle and Clara – so you know that what’s next for them won’t be something that’s come by easily.

All in all, i think this is the exact finale that we needed for this entire series.  We see so much come full circle and we see so many questions answered but there’s still so much that we don’t know for the future and wish that we could have the crystal ball to see.  Will Alexander and Clara finally be able to liver their happy life sans secrets and will the secrets kept thus far cause too much pain?  will belle and Smith ever get their baby and feel safe from the powers that be?  and will edward and david finally get their happily ever after?

the one thing that i can say i’m hoping for next though is a spinoff with Brex and Georgia and then a story line for Lola since i feel like these are all characters that we spent quite a bit of time with but never got to see their stories play out.  That’s my ask – hopefully it’ll happen.  On that note – enjoy!

Review: Capture Me (Royals Saga #6) by Geneva Lee

Title: Capture Me
Author: Geneva Lee
Publisher/Year: Geneva Lee 12/8/15
Length:   291 Pages
Series:  Royals Saga #6

Overview

Smith and Belle’s captivating story races towards its breathtaking conclusion in Capture Me.

I never expected to fall in love with Smith Price. Now he was more than my lover. He was my obsession. My savior. My future.

But someone had to pay for the sins of our fathers. Ghosts don’t always haunt you. Sometimes they stalk you down and demand retribution.

We promised each other forever, but we might not live to see tomorrow.

My Thoughts

What we have here is the roller coaster of a finale to Smith’s and Belle’s story.  There’s so much going on between them and around them that you really have no idea who’s going to last and what it’s going to mean.

Throughout their story, we know that Smith’s past is dark and dreary yet we don’t know the extent of it and i don’t know that we’ll ever learn about what it truly is.  We know that he’s controlled by Hammond and that his father was as well, but there’s so much more to the story.  Even to the point that Smith’s working with Alexandra to take Hammond down.

Of course that means that Belle will again be caught in the crossfire.  While her past isn’t the best, she’s making her future with Smith, and that’s coming with it’s fair share of pain and suffering.

We know that they secretly got married while in New York and we know that they want to make a life together, but each is a target now for Hammond and each will do whatever they need in order to keep the other alive and safe.  That comes at a Price (no pun intended).

So throughout this final installment to their story, we see that they are torn apart, pulled together, scared out of their minds through car jackings, murder etc, that you wonder if love is enough to keep them together.

Tying it all together, we get to see how the truly dominant side of Smith is the perfect thing to keep them together – Ms Lee is really doing a great job with this story line giving him that persona – so that we get to see that what he was raised to do within the lifestyle isn’t what he needs in his life but it’s come in handy when certain skills are needed.  It’s hot and passionate and exactly what’s right for this story.

So all in all, we get closure on things with quite a few surprises.  Characters that we love aren’t where they are meant to be necessarily in the end.  And in the author’s notes, there’s the teaser that there will be more so i can’t wait to see a story for Edwards, and hopefully for Lola and Georgia as well.  Enjoy!

Review: Crave Me (Royals Saga #4) by Geneva Lee

Title: Crave Me
Author: Geneva Lee
Publisher/Year: Geneva Lee 7/21/15
Length:   209 Pages
Series:  Royals Saga #4

Overview

Belle’s story begins in the captivating fourth installment of the New York Times bestselling series. I made myself a promise: No men. No romance. No waiting around for a prince that’s not going to come. Because some girls don’t get happily ever afters. Some girls only get broken hearts. Which is exactly why I should stay away from him. He’s vile. He’s arrogant. He’s controlling. And I don’t trust him. But some men get into your blood-under your skin. Some men you just can’t get enough of. Some men you just crave.

My Thoughts

Well if you didn’t get enough in the main series with Alexandra and Clara, you know that there’s so much more that could be done with Belle, Clara’s roommate.  We last knew that Belle had been cheated on by her fiance Phillip and she was now starting a new chapter in her life – trying to move on.  She’s now in a different situation though cause she has no job, and Phillip had provided her with financial support which she no longer has.  So this is the story of how she begins to stand on her own two feet.

That of course takes us to the law offices of Smith Price – a man who is looking for a personal assistant.  Somehow Belle manages to land that job, and she’s in way over her head since from the second they meet, there’s an electricity between them, so much heat and tension that it’s palpable.  (and very different than what we had in the first bits of this series).

So the journey that we go on is one that’s heated, intense and quite complicated.  Our author keeps things very close to the vest in the sense that we really dont know what we’re getting into – we don’t know what Price’s background is aside from that fact that it’s shrouded in mystery and danger.  Belle knows this but still manages to get ensnared in all that is him.

We see a variety of folks come into the story that want to hurt both of them, and we see that one in particular, the man who gave Price his start is really after him for something or another.  We don’t yet know what the end game is for either but we know that it’s not good.  Add in Georgia, Price’s pseudo sister and Hammond’s ‘daughter’ and we learn that there’s definitely a bit of twisted ness going on.

Top that all off, we get a glimpse into the Alpha male that Price is – his need for control, dominance and submission.  we learn of Velvet, a BDSM club that he’s involved in and yet we don’t know what the extent of all that is.

Where we are left at the end is a place where we totally expect to be – Price is trying to protect Belle at all costs and that means that their relationship has to change and not in a good way.  soo…onto the next!