REVIEW: Violent Things By Callie Hart @_callie_hart

Zeth’s back and it’s looking like another wild ride

Having taken a while to get to finally reading this book, I’m glad I finally got to it.


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*** Zeth and Sloane are back alongside a cast of new characters in the new Chaos & Ruin series ***

You’re never really out until you’re dead. That’s what the mob bosses, gun runners and car thieves of Seattle will tell you, anyway.

Zeth Mayfair, ex-mafia enforcer, has other ideas. Since falling for Sloane, he’s managed to turn her life upside down. Now, he’s determined to give her a stable, happy and, most importantly, safe life. If that means he has to sleep with one eye open and one hand on a shotgun, then that’s what he’ll do.

Mason Reeves is just looking for a way to take care of his sick sister. Since their mother left, things have been hard, and they’re only getting harder. Prescription meds don’t come cheap, and working as an auto mechanic only pays so well. If he wants to give Millie the life she deserves, he’s going to have to earn it with his fists. And who better to teach him how to fight than the guy who took down the biggest gangster in Seattle?

You can try to get out…

You can try to be good…

You can steer clear of trouble…

But it’s only a matter of time before trouble comes looking for you.

Violent Things is Book 1 in this, the sister series to Blood & Roses.

You can read this book if you haven’t already read the Blood & Roses series! Upon delivery of the book, you will find an in-depth synopsis of the previous series, should you wish to jump straight into Violent Things but are yet to meet Zeth Mayfair & Sloane Romera.

Of course, Violent Things will be more enjoyable if you start their journey from the very beginning. If you choose to do so, the reading order for the Blood & Roses series is as follows:


But There’s a BOX SET!!!


Violent Things (Chaos & Ruin, #1)Violent Things by Callie Hart

Kat’s rating: 4 of 5 stars

Zeths back and it’s looking like another wild ride

Having taken a while to get to finally reading this book, I’m glad I finally got to it.

Callie Hart is one of my favourite contemporary authors. For a book to take you out of your comfort zone. Check out her Blood and Roses series then head into this one.
So I have had this book on my Kindle for a while, buying it when it was on sale. I felt like a change of genre and Zeth has been one of my favourite bad book boyfriends. You can never call Zeth good, but boy you would want him to protect you! Sloane is one lucky doctor, what can I say, is he addictive.

I have read the complete Blood & Roses series is as follows: Deviant, Fracture, Burn, Fallen, Twisted and Collateral.

Zeth Mayfair, is an ex mafia enforcer, who until he met Sloane was heading for an early grave… he may still get there but till that time, he’s determined to give Sloane the best life he can give, He’s running his Gym, and trying to stay out of trouble.
Young Mason Reeves comes under Zeth’s radar when he catches him breaking into the gym after closing to train.

Mason is not a thief, just a kid trying to find a way to earn more money legitimately as possible for his sick sister, the medication doesn’t come cheap, and his day job as an auto mechanic only pays so well.
When Zeth catches him and challenges him to fight, and Mason gives all he can, Zeth gives him a choice Mason never expected – to train with him, in open hours, and Mason knows its the best offer he’s going to get if he wants to give Millie the life she deserves, he’s going to have to earn it with his fists. And who better to teach him how to fight than the guy who took down the biggest gangster in Seattle?

Zeth thinks he is free to live life as he want’s and Mason thinks that a few fights are going to get him the extra cash he needs.

What both of them don’t realise is that there are people who haven’t forgotten about the past, and they will use whatever and whom ever they can to get Zeth to do what they want.

By the end of this book, we are left wondering if Mason has just made the biggest mistake of his life joining Zeth in his Gym and fighting for a living. And Zeth has both the Law and a Crime boss after his soul.

Book 2 will be the start of a wild ride if the title of the series gives the reader any clues – Chaos & Ruin, hopefully not for Zeth, Sloane and Mason! I guess I will have to get book 2 to find out

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Read Blood & Roses First

in a convenient Box Set

Over 300,000 words and 100 chapters! The entire Blood & Roses Series in one box set!

*Please note, this is a Dark Romance series and deals with themes including violence and murder.

Zeth Mayfair’s never been troubled by morals before. As one of Seattle’s most dangerous, feared men, he’s always carried out the jobs he’s sent on without a second thought. Drugs? Guns? Dirty money? They’re all fair game. But girls? Girls are another matter entirely. When Zeth’s employer decides buying and selling kidnapped women is a lucrative sideline, Zeth’s usually uncomplicated life suddenly becomes very complicated indeed. And his biggest complication goes by the name of Sloane Romera.

As a trauma doctor at St. Peter’s Hospital, Sloane’s finger is hardly on the pulse of Seattle’s underground crime scene. Her sister is missing and she needs to find her, yet all doors leading into the seedy world of human trafficking are firmly closed in Sloane’s face. She needs information. What she really needs is help…and help presents itself in the most unlikely of forms. Zeth Mayfair is terrifying, scandalously hot, and comes fully loaded with a terrible attitude and wicked smile. He also looks like he’s Sloane’s only hope. Can she work with the guy without getting herself killed, losing her job, or falling head over heels in love?

What happens in the dark never stays in the dark.

* At the end of this special edition box set, you can also read the first chapter in Violent Things, Zeth & Sloane’s brand new story! *

For a Review of the Blood and Roses Series

Author Bio

Callie Hart is a USA Today bestselling author of dark romance novels. She is an obsessive romantic who loves throwing a dark twist into her stories. Her characters are imperfect, flawed individuals who dictate when she eats, sleeps and breathes. She loves to travel, and often pens her books when she’s on the road, drawing inspiration from her often unique and wild surroundings.

If she’s not writing, you’ll undoubtedly find her with her nose buried deep in a book, or binge watching Game of Thrones.


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