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A Fractured Reign: A Dark New Adult Romantic Suspense (Crowned Crows Book 3) Kindle Edition
The Crows are more than nightmares lurking in every shadow.
They’re a brotherhood. Family. When threats creep in, they’ll protect what belongs to them.
Does a wrong make a right?
In my case, it has to.
The Kings gave me no choice, no chance to fold.
I betrayed the guy who believed he was protecting me while I gave his secrets away.
Now we’re enemies once more.
My brother and I burned all our bridges. Begging Colton DuPont for his help again is my only option.
The Crows demand a steep price, but to buy our safety I’ll do anything.
Even sell my soul to the man who wants me dead.
Our unmatched reign is going up in flames.
And I know exactly who our enemy is. Quinn Walker.
My queen turned out to be my downfall.
Any danger to my brothers is a threat I won’t allow.
Once these flames sputter to ashes and the dust settles, our next hunt begins.
My monster has come out to play, and I won’t rest until I get revenge.
Burn me once, shame on you. Burn me twice?
Baby, you better run, because I’m coming for you.
Warning: This is part of a continuing series and each book ends on a cliffhanger!
A Fractured Reign is a dark new adult enemies to lovers college romantic suspense intended for mature readers. This book is the third in the Crowned Crows series following a gritty brotherhood of antihero bad boys and the feisty heroines that capture their hearts. The plot continues across the next novels and each book in the series should be read in order. If you’re not a fan of morally bankrupt book boyfriends, steer clear. This mature new adult romance contains dubious situations, crude language, and intense sexual/violent content that some readers might find triggering or offensive. Please proceed with caution.
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Crowned Crows Series
#1 Crowned Crows of Thorne Point
#2 Loyalty in the Shadows
#3 A Fractured Reign
#4 The Kings of Ruin
Sinners and Saints Series - Crossover prior to the Crowned Crows Series
- ASIN : B09MPVP6ZX
- Publication date : July 29, 2022
- Language : English
- File size : 3660 KB
- Simultaneous device usage : Unlimited
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
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- X-Ray : Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Sticky notes : On Kindle Scribe
- Print length : 366 pages
- Page numbers source ISBN : B0B7Q1MR8M
- Best Sellers Rank: #32,944 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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Reviewed in the United States on August 4, 2022
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After the heartbreaking cliffhanger in the second book, we finally get some answers and the love story pivots to our irreverent and playful techy Crow and sassy, smart mouthed hacker ingenue. Not only do the crows need to do some major clean up and continued plotting to take down the elite kings that are corrupting their town, BUT they also have to deal with some betrayal within their own ranks. Oh yes, miss Q, you have some explaining to do. I won’t say much about the plot, but as usual Veronica pairs high-octane suspense, action, and danger with the quiet moments between our couple and this ever-growing Crow crew. The juxtaposition of heart, heat, and adrenaline make for a delectaly engaging read- and you’ll fall madly in love with this fiery couple. Friction and sparks galore!
COLTON! My baby. I’ve been so excited for his story-he’s been my favorite from the start. And while he’s been a pitch perfect secondary comedic character, I was curious just how he would translate into leading man, how Veronic would marry his secondary character sass into leading man gravity. And holy moly, she nailed it! His voice has all of the snark and wit and slight irreverence I adore about him but we also get to see the other sides of him- his alpha, his broken boy, his brains of mission insecurity, all of it. I found him so very compelling in his nuances, and how easily he could pivot from domineering and edgey to playful. Veronica delivers on everything we love about him, and somehow catalyzed it- he’s even more lovable. And the way he shows up for his crew AND how he balances distrusting but falling for the mysterious Quinn is such a fantastic character journey.
And Quinn- well, give her a chance. I wasn’t sure I could forgive her, let alone like her, but Veronica finds a way to endear her to us and inspire the vulnerability we need to really understand her. And I was nervous- not only does Quinn have character traits that maybe aren’t always my favorite in a heroine, but she also betrayed my men. But I loved her- her sass and bravado turn out to be a visage, a big wall she’s planted to protect herself. Quinn is a survivor, and once she finds her footing in this crew, we discover just how perfect she is for Colton.
These two start out all spice, but as their chemistry evolves we also see how similar they are. Not only are they tech geniuses with quick wit and even quicker mouths, but they also share the same emotional baggage and insecurities. Both have devoted their lives to taking care of people they love, and both have made a lot of sacrifices to do it- in the past and present. This gives them a common ground I didn't expect AND that I know they didn't expect either- they can understand each other in ways no one else can. More than any of the other characters in this series, these two really feel like equals in power- Colton really respects her, and while he’s protective, he also allows himself (and the crew) to lean on her, to let her step up to the plate.
And who knew Colton would have some unique kinks. All the books are HOT, but I liked how these two were a little more playful. Their sexy dynamic really aligns to their sassy character traits- these two have fun with each other, and it gives the book a lighter, less dark vibe than the prior, which is so welcomed after all the pain they’ve had thus far AND what I can only image is going to be action-packed and drama-filled finale. We also get plenty of time with our OGs, and I loved seeing them in happy couple mode while also continuing to come in their own- mad props to my girl Rowan in particular.
Love this series, and I’m sad to see it close to ending, but I’m so excited to see if the Crows can find their final victory and just WHAT it’s gonna take to get Jude and PIpsqueak on the same page. It’s gonna be epic!
Trope: enemies to lovers
Another fantastic ride in the phenomenal series that is Crowned Crows! A Fractured Reign in the 3rd book in the Crowned Crows series and is told in first person, from dual perspective. It must be read in series order due to overarching and overlapping story arcs between books. In this book we have the story of Colton, the seemingly jokester hacker/tech guy for the Crows and his would-be hacker Queen, Quinn. They first meet in the previous book, but when one of Quinn's jobs has unforeseen and dangerous implications for the Crows, Quinn finds herself on Colton's darker side, vulnerable to any revenge he can think up. Quinn has to work really hard to protect her brother, regain Colton's trust, and work out all the feelings with angry smexy, lol.
A Fractured Reign has you on the edge of your seat with all the twists, turns, and secrets from page one and never lets go! Colton has a lot of crap built up inside him and Quinn's seemingly senseless betrayal just seems to let it all loose. The funny guys always seem to have way more depth than what appears on the surface and Colton is no exception. Always trying to protect those he loves, he's never really had anyone to do that for him and the waters are running deep. He and Quinn are a lot alike in that way. Super smart protectors that are wound way too tight... which leads to the angry smexy referenced above. We knew from the last book the chemistry between them was HOT 🔥🔥🔥. What I was not prepared for was how NASTY it was going to be 🙈. Like, hot, but dirty kinky, lol. Like spit in your mouth nasty. But surprisingly, I was there for it 🤷🏻♀️. This was one of my favorite books in the series so far, but I truly cannot wait for Jude and Pippa's story!
Colt feels like he misjudged Quinn after her actions speak so much louder than the words she said. The problem is, he has no idea what Quinn has gone through to get to where she is right now. Our jokester feels like he has been wronged and it out to make those that are trying to bring the crows down pay for what they have done. We have been witnessing all the back and forth that has been happening between the Crows and the Kings Society and some big pieces are brought to light in this book. Am I being vague? Of course, I am, you need to read the books to truly understand the scope of what the society has done to Thorne Point.
I love everything about this book. The ups and downs. The action is insane, and we get so much of watching members of the society get their due by the Crows. Favors and Secrets are turned in to make things finally happen and mayhem reigns. Quinn is brilliant and so perfect for Colton. She has been so used to surviving for herself and her brother that she realizes what she was a part of once she is back with Colton. And Colton. This man is just amazing. I love the relationship he has with his brothers and with Rowan and Isla. They all support each other and have their own specialties. The brother/sister vibe you get from Colt and Rowan is still there and the way he loves to mess with her always makes me laugh. You will get lots of laughs, tons of heat and lots of suspense.
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On another note Colton has found his hacker / poker Queen and I just loved their chemistry 😍
Colton has always gotten me with his goofy humour and freaking crazy intelligence. He’s protective, loyal to the core and obsessively cautious. Of course he is when the Crows have built their kingdom on the secrets of others.
Quinn is unexpected to say the least and has found the tiny chink in Colt’s high security armour.
Her beauty and vulnerability may have fooled Colt once but he’s not taking any chances again.
Forced proximity and a meeting of minds has these two teasing out their insane chemistry while taking out the scum of society. This story is one to get lost in with its tech talk and evil secret society ways.
I love this series and can’t wait for Jude and Pippa’s story. I think it’s going to be so hot but will hurt so good!