Adult Fiction, Dark Romance, Romance, Suspense

Review: Reckoning | Skulls Renegade Series by Elizabeth Knox

Everyone around me calls me a monster. I can’t say that I blame them, over the years I was turned into one, into my worst nightmare – something that I tried so hard not to become. What no one knows is what I had to go through, and I doubt that they ever will.

Sure, I married a monster and maybe he did turn me into what I am today.
But sometimes I wonder….who really turned me into this foul being? My mother? Or was it my husband?

Regardless, it doesn’t matter. I am what I am, and everyone hates me for it, even my own brother and sister.Here I am, thrown to the side of the road like a piece of trash – hurt by the only person that I thought cared – Sergei. It turns out that he never did, or maybe he only cared when it benefited him.

Now I’m trying to mend the only relationships that I can salvage, while trying to protect my family from the war that is coming. Being a Petrov was never easy, and it never will be.
When I travelled across the globe to Gainesville, Tennessee I expected to mend a relationship with Dmitri and Ksenia. Instead, I began a relationship with someone else, someone who is just as much of a monster as me. Only, no one else knows that.

He’s opening up to me in ways that my husband never did and while our relationship grows I only hope that I can keep everyone I love safe from the fight that is waiting on our doorstep.

After all, Petrov’s survive – no matter what. We always survive.


4 Stars

Romance | Dark Romance | Suspense | Adult Fiction

***Received Advanced Readers Copy through a blog tour hosted by Give Me Books Promotions in exchange for an honest review***

Oh my lanta – thank you! Whew. I was starting to get really worried there, this one definitely will be my favorite thus so far – Reckoning was definitely a better read! 

I think I mostly liked Reckoning because I was finally given what I wanted: Slasher. That’s right, I wanted him since his first appearance and now I have him comrades! So yes, this go we have Junior “Slasher” and his deliciously enticing romance with Kayta. I was surprised, and not in a bad way – Slasher was someone in the past books somewhat alpha-male jerkoff, with justified reasons, I was half expecting a brute. But tickle me surprised when he turns into a big softy with Kayta. 

I have to admit it was Kayta who also side slapped me. Getting to know her I was half expecting an inferior woman, maybe more weaker when in contact with another alpha but I was blown away to find out that her alpha personality really overpowered Slasher. Not only this but Kayta had a rough life, she has not had it easy and she is stronger for it; though she has her damsel moments she really saves herself.

A lot of their romance is built on this trust and understanding between one another. I think they had a more developed emotional connection, one that yes had some delicious sexual encounters but overall had the depth of a believable ‘in love’ scenario. 

Overall, Reckoning was a little better in terms of the writing style, I was able to connect and honestly enjoy the romance instead of constantly belittling it. I really enjoyed Kayta and Slasher together, they really has this interesting blend that screams compatible. I will admit though that the ending, as the previous ones have left me with several more pending questions. There are still several conflicts in the group and I am not sure where this is all expected to lead… 

Curious to find out we are! 


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Author Bio

Elizabeth is a romantic suspense author most popular for her Mob and MC books, the international bestselling author of Reign, Redemption, Revenge, Relentless, Promised, Tough as Steele, Stripping a Steele & Blackjack.

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