Mathos (The Hawks #3) by Jennie Lynn Roberts


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All he has to do is find the princess, help her claim the throne, and not fall in love with her. Easy…right?


Mathos’s task was straightforward. Find Lucilla—while evading the Lord High Chancellor’s military, of course—and deliver her safely to the Hawks. He was ready for anything…except how she made him feel. Now, the stubborn beauty with the courageous spirit has awakened a hunger in him, and it’s driving him and his beast wild.


Lucilla is done with her gilded cage. She’s ready to truly live and experience everything she’s been denied. She’s determined to have her independence, not blindly follow the grumpy former palace guard who looks at her like he wants to eat her for dinner. Even if she’s starting to think she might like to take a bite out of him, too.


Mathos, however, isn’t the only one who wants Lucilla. The most dangerous man in the kingdom will stop at nothing to have her. And if Mathos and Lucilla don’t learn to trust each other and work together soon, they’ll be in danger of losing a lot more than their shot at happily ever after.



Mathos, book 3 in The Hawks series, is a sexy, steamy, adult fantasy romance full of swords, shifters (kind of), and tons of action. But fair warning: This book is intended only for readers who love fast-paced adventure, soul mates and found family—and characters who curse when they fight for survival. If that’s you, happy reading.

5 out of 5 (exceptional)


MATHOS is the third book in The Hawks series, and you really do need to read the other books first.


Mathos is a Tarasque like Tristan, although his scales are burgundy and gold. He is the flirt of the group and is determined not to fall in love like Tristan and Val have, although he does envy the relationships they have. In his experience, ladies are pampered and do nothing apart from heave expectations onto weary shoulders. But then along comes Lucilla.


She is Ballanor's sister and now queen, but she doesn't want to be. After being holed up in a house without any friends to talk to, all Lucy wants to do is travel and see the world. She doesn't trust easy, and has been raised to believe Apollyon are better than everyone else.


These two get off to a rocky start with both of them making incorrect assumptions, but circumstances -- and Dornar -- soon make them realise there is so much more to be had than just arguing with each other.


I loved how protective Mathos was of her once he settled down. And Lucy was of him too. Lucy is welcomed into The Hawks group and finds strong friends in Nim, Alanna, and Keeley. There is still chaos and political machinations going on, but with The Hawks by her side, Lucy can handle it. Will Mathos be by her side though, or will his head still be shoved up his ass?


I loved how it was Reece who sorted out Mathos. And now I'm torn. I honestly can't wait for Tor and Keeley's book, but I also NEED to know that Reece gets his HEA. Oh, man. He has taken it so hard and is so unhappy. My heart breaks for him. I guess I will just have to read Tor and Keeley first, and then get my grubby little mitts on Reece.


This series is going from strength to strength, and I love every single one of the characters here. A brilliant addition and one I highly recommend.


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* A copy of this book was provided to me with no requirements for a review. I voluntarily read this book, and the comments here are my honest opinion. *

Merissa

Archaeolibrarian - I Dig Good Books!

Tristan (The Hawks #1) by Jennie Lynn Roberts

His redemption might be her downfall…


Tristan has nothing left to lose. His best friend’s betrayal cost him everything. Now, he’s going to take it back. All he has to do to get the Hawks reinstated to their rightful position at the palace is track down the traitor’s younger sister and turn her over for execution. But Nim’s not the girl Tristan left behind years ago; she’s a stubborn, loyal, beautiful woman, and he can’t stop himself from wanting her.


Nim fled with nothing when the king’s favorite came for her. All she has left is the conviction that her brother is innocent—and her determination to free him. She’ll do anything…even if it means convincing Tristan to help her. But the man he’s become is a far cry from the boy she fell in love with so long ago. He’s formidably stern and deeply untrusting. She’ll just have to hope he still has a heart under that battle-scarred exterior.


When love and duty collide, will Tristan follow his orders or follow his heart?


Tristan, book 1 in The Hawks series, is a sexy, steamy, adult fantasy romance full of swords, shifters (kind of), and tons of action. But fair warning: This book is intended only for readers who love fast-paced adventure, soul mates and found family—and characters who curse when they fight for survival. If that’s you, happy reading.

5 out of 5 (exceptional)


TRISTAN is the first book in The Hawks series and be prepared to lose your heart to every single one of these men!!!


After many years of war, a chance of peace happens, before betrayal takes over. This devastates Tristan as it looks -- and he is told by his king -- that his best friend is one of those responsible. He is sent away from the main city as penance for 'allowing' the old king to die. Whilst he and his men are gone, lots of changes take place, and none of them good.


What a brilliant story!!! Now, as an unbiased reader, I can tell you I was shouting at my kindle when Tristan believed the prince. I mean, come on, but Tristan was honourable and loyal, and his vow to the king was everything. Nim is Val's sister and believes him to be innocent. Of course, this may have something to do with the way she is treated by the king and his chancellor. When she escapes them, the only thought in her mind is to save her brother. Once she is captured by Tristan and his men, things get really interesting.


The world-building is simply sublime! Details are given in passing that you won't even need to think about, just because they simply are! Wings, scales, healing, you name it. I just want to know more! It is a fast-paced story that takes you on a steamy, and sometimes violent, adventure - where good is good, and bad is downright horrible.


As a first book in a series, it's amazing. As a debut novel, it's astounding. I was captured by this world, and the characters who live there, and I really can't wait for more. Absolutely fantastic and highly recommended by me.


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Merissa

Archaeolibrarian - I Dig Good Books!

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