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Butcher and Blackbird
Butcher and Blackbird | Brynne Weaver
The viral friends to lovers dark romantic comedy full of murder, chaos and sizzling chemistry. Every serial killer needs a friend. Every game must have a winner. When a chance encounter sparks an unlikely bond between rival murderers Sloane and Rowan, the two find something elusive - the friendship of two like-minded, pitch-black souls who just happen to enjoy killing other serial killers. Stalking across the country, the two hunters collide in an annual game of blood and suffering, one that pits them against the most dangerous monsters in the country. But as their friendship develops into something deeper, the restless ghosts left in their wake are only a few steps behind, ready to claim more than just their new-found romance. Can Rowan and Sloane dig themselves out of a game of graves? Or have they finally met their match?
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CindyMyLifeIsLit
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I loved most of it:
1. The premise—serial killers who take out bad guys.
2. Rowan reminded me of Cassidy from Preacher, whom I love!!
3. The weirdest meet-cute EVER!
4. The humor and dialogue worked for me.

Weirdo that I am, I was fine with the eye-gouging and cannibalism, but the sex scenes were TMI! I don‘t think I‘m a puritan—I feel like there are other women who read those passages and said not no, but hell no! Overall, I enjoyed it!

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Pigpen_Reads
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Just finished this one yesterday. It was so good! I listened to it in audio and it was amazing! Dual narrators and they were perfect 🤩 I wasn‘t sure about this book at first, but I‘m so glad I read it!

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Daily
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I was immediately captivated by this book because of the author's attention to detail. Weaver's words perfectly craft a world of sights, sounds, and smells of 19th century London in your imagination. The atmosphere is impressively heavy, packed with tension and intrigue. Weaver has created a character with resilience and tenacity, and I found myself cheering her on the whole time....
Full review: https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/6535930281

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Pigpen_Reads
Butcher and Blackbird | Brynne Weaver
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Here is my tbr for July! Hopefully I can get some reading done this month. #bookspintbr #bookspinbingo #roll100 #readyourkindle

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vkois88
Butcher and Blackbird | Brynne Weaver
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5⭐️ That start was a bit alarming but I loved the story overall. The characters were incredible and I loved their growth, both together and separately. I also didn‘t see the twist coming, which was nice.

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nitalibrarian
Butcher and Blackbird | Brynne Weaver
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Up next. I'm probably going to give my brain whiplash going from a sweet 1960s romance to a contemporary serial killer romance.🙃

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julesG
Butcher and Blackbird | Brynne Weaver
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This dedication is perfect. ??

"For those of you who read the trigger warnings and said “Accidental cannibalism?! Count me in!” This one's for you."

Caroline2 😂 love it!! 1mo
Ruthiella 😂😂😂 1mo
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vlwelser
Butcher and Blackbird | Brynne Weaver
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This is terrible, like comically awful. The fact that the author mentions Rodin paintings toward the beginning was probably a good indication that this was not for me. I mean, obviously read it anyway. But still.

#BookSpinBingo @TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks Sometimes it's the horror of “what the heck is happening“ that keeps you going 😂 1mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I was about to add this to my list…. 🤣 1mo
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BookwormAHN
Butcher and Blackbird | Brynne Weaver
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My top book for May was Butcher and Blackbird 🖤
#TopRead2024
#ReadingBracket2024

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BookwormAHN
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Loved! A serial killer love story, yes, please! I admit I didn't think this book was going to be nearly this good.
Two serial killers who find each other and play murder games, fantastic. Just don't eat while reading it, especially no ice cream 🖤🖤🖤🖤🖤

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GypsyKat
Butcher and Blackbird | Brynne Weaver
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I realize I haven‘t posted in like a year, but if you fallow me on IG you know I‘ve been busy. Even though we moved in over a year ago now, it still very much feels like our new home, and no, I‘m not entirely unpacked yet. Still doing lots of projects though! One thing we really love about living in this little village is our neighborhood independent bookstore, The Golden Bee. It‘s such a happy space and we absolutely LOVE going there! #Bookhaul

Texreader Absolutely love to see you on litsy again ! 1mo
Leftcoastzen Welcome back ! 1mo
Bookwormjillk Welcome back! I still have boxes to unpack after 5 years 😬 1mo
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dabbe Nice to meet you! I'm @dabbe. My garage still has unpacked boxes from 2002. 😀 1mo
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julesG 🎊 Lovely to see you back! 1mo
TrishB Good to see you back 👋 1mo
Librarybelle Welcome back! 1mo
GypsyKat @Texreader @Leftcoastzen @TheBookgeekFrau @julesG @TrishB @Librarybelle Thank you all! I‘ve missed it. I‘m going to really try to be more active here again 🥰 1mo
GypsyKat @Bookwormjillk @dabbe Haha thank you both! It makes me not feel so bad 😂❤️ 1mo
Chelsea.Poole The Golden Bee is a fabulous name for a bookstore! Lucky you! 1mo
GypsyKat @Chelsea.Poole It‘s the cutest shop! Queer woman owned and operated, and they even do events like craft nights. 💖💖💖 1mo
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britt_brooke
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⭐️⭐️ Body horror romance? I‘m not sure what provoked me to choose this as my BOTM. The pretty cover? Idk, but I have major regrets. Vigilantes who hunt and kill serial killers, but who themselves are also serial killers. So dumb. That said, I liked the characters well enough, but maggots should never be present in the opening scene. I repeat: Don‘t set the tone with maggots. Barf. Why did I read this?!

britt_brooke @dabbe Haha, exactly!! 2mo
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Amandakay
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Cute! Not sure if I‘ll continue the trilogy, but it was a fast and entertaining read!

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Amandakay
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TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 2mo
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Julsmarshall
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Ooh boy! This one is dark, spicy, and one of a kind. Two serial killers who murder serial killers meet, fall in love, and try to figure out a way to make each other happy, even if healthy isn‘t in the cards. Fascinating characters, dark themes, and a meet cute you‘d never imagine add up to a genre I didn‘t know existed-romantic horror? While I had to skip a couple of gross sections (read the content warnings!) this was a great read! #BookspinBingo

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britt_brooke
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Grabbing a few chapters at soccer practice. This book is a hot mess.

TheBookgeekFrau I love your book blanket! 😍 3mo
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ladym30
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Starting this today.

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Super_Jane
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4.75/5 🌕🌕🌕🌕🌖

I loved this book.

#romance #dark #serialkiller

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Breanne1
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Call me crazy but this book about serial killers who fall in love has endearing characters who you root for. Some crazy trigger warnings…and it will possibly cause you to skip cookies and cream ice cream for a bit 😝 IYKYK. Spicy and fun and definitely up for book 2. #BOTM
Book 11 of 2024

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Booksintherain
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I rated this book 4 stars. I thought it was amazing but I didn‘t feel super connected with the characters and I didn‘t like the last couple “break up” chapters. I loved the murder and the games they played with each other.

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gabriellegabby
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#ReadAway2024

Two professional killers. Enemies to lovers. Not-so-accidental cannibalism.

What sounds like a recipe for disaster is actually the perfect setup for a hilarious serial-killer romance.💀❤️‍🔥

4.5 ⭐—a great read for fans of dark comedy!

Here‘s a more detailed book review:

https://blog.getbookly.com/book-review-butcher-and-blackbird/

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KristiAhlers
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5 🌟! I honestly wasn't going into this one with any really high expectations. Whilst it is dark and there are a few ewww serial killer moments...it ended up being this impossibly amazing slow burn spicy and I mean spicy romance between two really broken people. Highly recommend this one! #LittensLoveRomance #bookspin @thearomaofbooks

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 4mo
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Magdalenka
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“Every serial killer needs a friend .”

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Geemom1118
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Another one brought on by Tik Tok. #10of2024

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BooksNBowls
Butcher and Blackbird | Brynne Weaver
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Mehso-so

This was quirky, fun, yet odd and smutty. As far as the scenarios go they aren‘t totally believable, but if you throw all that out the window you can really appreciate the creativity and uniqueness of this dark romance. I also liked the playlist that was included and found some great songs on there. Last third of the book is pretty much completely smut and a bizarre and unnecessary 3rd act conflict lol 3/5 stars

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 💜🖤💜 4mo
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Traci1
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Mehso-so

This is one of those books that was a solid pick until I got to the sex scenes. The story was fun, in a ghoulish sort of way. The two MCs were likable enough. And I don't mind sex in books. But the dialogue during sex was so over the top cringey. I skipped an entire chapter just to avoid reading more of it. In a book with cannibalism and eye removal, I was gagging during the sex parts. 🤮

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britt_brooke Hahaha … I‘m planning to read this soon. I‘m picky about steamy scenes, so I‘m sure I‘ll feel the same way. 😂 5mo
Traci1 @britt_brooke I'm glad I read it. I love the premise of it. And the writing style wasn't bad. Hopefully you'll like it and maybe won't be as revolted by the spicy stuff as I was. 😄 5mo
DGRachel This may be my favorite review ever. 🤣🤣 5mo
BooksNBowls I felt the same way 🤣🤣 hated the last half of the book honestly lol 4mo
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PathfinderNicole
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It‘s a snowy day here in Michigan‘s thumb coast so spending some time with the a new read, a heated blanket, and a (very large but yet very warm) puppy who decided she HAD to use my chair to watch the snow fall.

dabbe 🖤🐾🖤 5mo
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Drnkpnkprincess
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A ✨soundtrack✨ for books needs to become more popular imo. Can‘t wait to dig in and tune out!

“Being a serial killer who kills serial killers is a great hobby…”

monkeygirlsmama Giving me Dexter vibes with that quote! And, I kinda love this soundtrack via QR code idea. So cool!! 5mo
Drnkpnkprincess @monkeygirlsmama yes- love me some Dexter! There is a whole page of trigger warnings, and it‘s a romance novel (which irked me a tad) but I‘m hoping it‘s as silly and thrilling as I‘ve heard. (edited) 5mo
monkeygirlsmama @Drnkpnkprincess That's weird. LoL 5mo
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NicoleCeBallos
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I hated this. I found it to be poorly written, and it just dragged on and on and on. I hated the characters, and the banter, and the flirting. The plot jumped over months, and we missed huge chunks of their relationship evolving. Plus, Sloan and Rowan sounded exactly alike, and I had to constantly check whose POV each chapter was supposed to be. I seem to be in the minority on hating this book, though, so if you're a fan of dark romance, try it

dabbe #hailthebail! 🤩🤩🤩 5mo
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kimmypete1
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Is it going to win any literary awards? No.

Did I enjoy the hell out of it? Absolutely.

The audio was FANTASTIC. It was funny and not nearly as gross as I was led to believe (though there were definitely a few gross things).

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PageShifter
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This book had unbelievable likable characters! I really loved them, even secondary characters. I didn't expect liking the main characters xD

This was a bit gory but still light & fun. I loved this pecualiar mixture :D The beginning was a bit off, but soon this really hooked me. And I loved everything after that point.

#SeriesLove2024

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Its_Amanda_Plz
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I chose this ‘romance‘ as a break from thrillers and the thought of serial killers falling in love had me intrigued. By god, it‘s giving romance, thriller, comedy, and smut! This book will have you fanning yourself, giggling, panicked, and in dark, twisted love 🖤

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Liatrek
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Mehso-so

Soooo 🤔 I loved the dual POV audio for this book and I now have to hunt down more books with Joe Arden but that‘s about all I liked. I might have DNF if was reading the physical book. Neither character was believable as a serial killer. The spicey parts made me cringe and I just felt that having so many people in their lives knowing what they did really under cut the element of two lonely people vibe.

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Lauranahe
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I loved this! The horror and gore of two serial killers, plus all the spice of smut?? YES. I loved this. Is it horror? Romance? Thriller? All the above!

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MizzGraham
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Excited to start this one! 📚⭐️🎉🥳

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Kimberlone
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Mehso-so

So, while I enjoyed the actual plot and a characters in the book, this is a VERY gruesome story (think ending scene of Silence of the Lambs level gore). The author includes a legitimate slow burn romance that develops over the course of years, but then ruins all that slow burn by having the couple go 0-100 in the first sex scene. They bone like 4 times in a row while the female MC has multiple serious injuries. And the dirty talk was so cringe.

LiteraryinLawrence Yikes! Thanks so much for this. Definitely not for me! 6mo
Kimberlone @LiteraryinLawrence Jokes on me, I read the warnings and still dove in. The extremely graphic descriptions of genital piercings during the smut scene…just 🤢 6mo
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Kimberlone
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Very difficult book to review. Despite the gory content, I actually liked a good majority of this. The plot focusing primarily on the two main characters‘ yearly Dexter-like serial killer hunting game and the slow burn build up of their romantic feelings for each other was well executed. HOWEVER, the smut scene that starts ~2/3 into the book was so over the top and unbelievable based on the female MC‘s injuries, it almost ruined the whole thing.

Kimberlone I‘m going to post a second, spoiler filled review so I can more fully address my issues with this book. Personally I don‘t pay much attention to content/trigger warnings, but this is a book that you definitely want to avoid if there‘s certain intense content that is triggering to you. (edited) 6mo
Laughterhp I was debating getting this one from BOTM, but looking at your review, I think I‘m going to pass. It sounds interesting but I don‘t think I‘d be able to get through the gore. 6mo
Kimberlone @Laughterhp it was very timely that I finished this book last night, since I saw just this morning it was going to be a January BOTM add-on! After going through the Goodreads reviews, it seems like my opinion is in the minority, but I do think it will appeal to a certain subset of reader. It‘s too bad because I could have loved this book if certain elements had been better depicted. 6mo
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MatchlessMarie
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Feigning surprise at the Christmas gifts I bought and wrapped myself 🤣 Kiddo and I did our Christmas today 🎁 📖 #WinterGames #ReindeerGamers #SelfieScavengerHunt

ChaoticMissAdventures 🤣😂🤣😂 the only way to make sure you get what you want! 7mo
dabbe 😂 7mo
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Nessavamusic
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A fun, steamy thriller romance about two serial killers who compete and fall in love. The first half was so fun, but the second half added lots of steam but lost some plot momentum. Still a fun read! 4⭐️
#WinterGames #AtoZBingo #bookspinbingo - Bingo! & #doublespin done #longdarknightsdecemberbingo Team #SnowAngels
@emilymdxn @kwmg40 @texreader @5feet.of.fury @sblbooks @msradiosilence @cogsofencouragement

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ICantImReading
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⭐️⭐️⭐️💫

Oh my! The romance was very sweet and very spicy… the rest was very dark! Who knew a serial killer romance could be endearing? The audiobook production was really well done! 🎧

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NikkiKey94
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I had seen this book all over BookTok and I knew I had to read it. This book was *chefs kiss*. I loved it. This book was just up my alley. Serial killers mixed with romance. I already can‘t wait for book two!

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recklessreading
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Seriously, serial killers should not be this cute together

#ButcherBlackbird #Romance #RomCom #SerialKillerRomance #bookrecommendation #bookquote

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recklessreading
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Just started reading this for the January 2024 paperback release and ahhhh I love it so far! #CurrentlyReading #ArcProvided #NetGalley #ButcherBlackbird

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Last night‘s inspired dinner 😅 🐛 ☠️ #foodspiration

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MatchlessMarie
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I actually finished this one yesterday. This was my #DoubleSpin for October. I loved this book. It‘s probably going to be in the running for my favorite book of the year. Sloane and Rowan are serial killers who hunt other serial killers. When their paths cross they realize they may have found a one in a kind bond. Dark romance. Spice. Gore. The humor in this book is also 💯 😆 Check triggers including accidental cannibalism 🙃

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 8mo
Larkken Interesting… like Dexter but make it romance? 8mo
MatchlessMarie @Larkken yes but better!! 😜 8mo
Larkken @MatchlessMarie perfect! I have to be in the right mood for Lindsay/Dexter (I liked the show better than the books 🫣) but the premise is fun! 8mo
MatchlessMarie @Larkken Same. I have a love / hate relationship with that book series and the show. You can really tell how Lindsay was influenced by the show on the later books but it is a cool premise for sure. I am looking forward to seeing how the rest of the series plays out. The hero Rowan has 2 brothers and book 2: Leather & Lark will be his brother Lachlan‘s story. 8mo
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