Monday, October 13, 2014

COLLATERAL by Callie Hart

(Blood & Roses #6)
by Callie Hart
ARC review
Release: October 14th, 2014

My rating: 5 of 5 ⭐️

"With Lacey missing and everything falling apart, Sloane and Zeth will do everything they can to get her back. If that includes facing off against Charlie Holsan, the DEA, and anyone else who gets in their way, then so be it.

Faced with heartbreak, danger, and the increasing need to protect the ones he loves, Zeth Mayfair is finally realizing what it means to have a family. With her fears coming full circle, Sloane must learn that forgiveness is the only way to move forward.


And so it ends.... with twists and turns… enemies and family… despair and hope… tragedy and victory. 

Callie Hart has managed to keep us spellbound through an intricately woven tale that includes deviant sex parties, organized crime, deranged DEA agents, human trafficking, assassinations, motorcycle clubs and family connections. Each of the six installments brought with it new revelations and fresh discoveries and COLLATERAL, the final book, provides the final pieces of a puzzle that has been plaguing us for months.

Throughout the series the characters have gone through an interesting development. 
Sloane has gone from a straight-laced good girl living on the white side of her black & white world, to a kick-ass, self-aware strong woman with a more realistic view of the world and her family. 
On the other hand, Zeth lived on the dark side of a black & white world, where emotions had no place and were long shut down and no rules applied. He re-discovers his emotions through Sloane, but with that, also releases unresolved emotional scars he has carried. 

I didn't think there was going to be any possible way for this complex story to be tied off neatly. But I'll be damned if Callie Hart didn't manage to do just that… and do it extremely well. It was not a cheap and quick resolution. Hell no. This was an agonizing path that needed to be followed to get there. And when I say agonizing, I mean painful enough to bring me to tears. But when you get there, it is beautiful, and fitting and as complete as possible. 

Despite the heartbreak, this journey has left me with an intense feeling of satisfaction. A renewed conviction that real life is lived in the grey area between extremes, and the belief that there is always room for change if the heart and the mind are open. Thank you Callie Hart, for letting me travel along....

✨An emotional, revealing, intense and phenomenally beautiful conclusion....✨

**Copy provided in return for an honest review**

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