Thursday, July 31, 2014

THE BEST BOOK EVER!!! NERO by Sarah Brianne!!!!

Made Men #1
By: Sarah Brianne
Released June 27th, 2014

Nero is the king of Legacy Prep, living a life of power.

Elle is the school’s punching bag, living a life of fear.

The only good girls Nero knows jump in his bed when he tells them to.

The closest Elle has come to a bad boy like him is in the cafeteria line.

The mob boss gave him orders to find out what she knows.

Her mouth is sealed.

I just want to be a fucking made man.

I’m just a fucking waitress.


Ok, so today're we're going to be reviewing probably one of the best books we've ever read....Nero by Sarah Brianne. 

Hey Lindsay, remember a few weeks ago when you told me you found the perfect guy for you?

Yes...raised eyebrows

Well, I was (secretly) a little skeptical at first because I wasn't sure he really existed. But I now have to say, after reading Nero, you and he would be the PERFECT match!

rolling on the floor  I tried to tell you!!!!! 


So, my bad! I get to be maid of honor! And I even have the dress!

And it's our blog colors too! winking 

Lindsay's Husband Nero
It seriously surprises me that you were surprised by me saying he was perfect for me. I don't make that statement lightly. I'm going to go out on a limb here (and probably get tar & feathered for it) but for me, the way people talk about Kristen Ashley's heroes, Nero was all of them rolled into one...with none of the irritating issues I have with KA's guys. He was absolute perfection. I've had book heroes that I've loved before, and some that I've joked about wishing were real, but seriously, if I had my choice of 1 guy that could walk out of my kindle and come to life, it would be Nero. He was pure perfection. He was completely alpha (but not in an annoying way), he was protective (oh boy was he protective!), and he sought justice and retribution for wrongs committed against his woman. And once he committed to me Elle, he was committed. He only wanted her, she was the only woman he could think of. I can't think of any other hero that actually made me giddy at the mere thought of reading him. 

Omg Lindsay! LOL I can't help but smile at you! I love that you've found your perfect book boyfriend! 
happy While I happen to be head over heels for almost every Kristen Ashley hero, I'm not so dense that I can't see your point of view. I can, and I totally understand. I have to agree that Nero was perfection. I was pretty surprised by how awesome this book was. Not that I didn't think it would be, but it just took me by surprise with its depth and underlying, well, maybe not so underlying, serious issue of bullying. The blurb was definitely enough to get me interested, and hearing you talk about it was even more of a reason to read it, if only to meet the infamous Nero -aka your new husband winking - but after I finished, I was blown away!

I'll be perfectly honest and say, I didn't read the blurb before reading the book. I had two trusted friends rec it to me (aka torture me) and decided to jump in blindly the first time I read it. So I wasn't prepared for the bullying aspect of the story line. But the author did a fantastic job with it. It was heart breaking and awful and Elle was amazing for having dealt with that for so long. I have so much respect for her. And I think because of everything Elle had been through, that made me love Nero so much more because of his feelings when he found out the extent of her torture. And it wasn't just Nero, Vincent and Amo's reactions were amazing. They were just as upset as Nero at Elle and Chloe's treatment. Vincent and Amo definitely gave me some warm fuzzy "Awwwe!" moments, which might sound odd since they were contemplating revenge but I'm also the person that holds grudges against fictional characters and have an irritable acts list that leaves me wanting to go all Dexter on someone. 

This is the first book that I've read that has really dealt with bullying so I don't have anything to compare it to. But I also think the author did an amazing job. She really drew me in to Elle and Chloe's lives and what they went through on a daily basis. It was heartbreaking and I felt my own need for an irritable acts list! I also agree that when Nero, Vincent and Amo decided retribution for everyone who hurt them was called for, I was giddy. Not sure what that says about me either 
winking I was also quite excited during the scenes of said retribution. I also loved how Nero's feeling for Elle kinda snuck up on him and then completely took him over. That was it. She was his and that was that. End of story. ❤

Exactly! And that's what I loved about him.  And don't get me started on how I felt when the retribution was carried out. They were pure genius! And masterpieces! And the way Nero set out to gather all the information he could and systematically went about achieving retribution was what I've wanted from every alpha in every book I've ever read. As for bullying, I know there's at least one popular book out there with that as a theme, but since bullying typically comes with angst and I'm not (typically) a fan of that, I didn't read it. And I can't say bullying will ever be a type of book that I would seek out, but I'd definitely be willing to give said book a try in the future. 

Oh, I was all for Nero and his carrying out retribution! This was a definite page turner for me! I can honestly say there was not one thing I disliked about this book. Aside from the douche bags that were jerks but that was to be expected! I loved all the main characters and I really felt like the author did an awesome job getting the reader -me- to connect with them. And I think I felt every emotion there is at some point throughout as well! For an author to bring all that out ~AND in a debut no less!!!~ I'd say we have a new author to stalk!

Already on the stalker cards! And I completely agree about the douche bags. In other books (of any genre), I tend to feel like the jerks don't get what's coming to them. That they never get put in their place, or if they do, it doesn't last and they live to torture another day. But I didn't get that feeling her. This was handled perfectly. 

I agree that it was handled perfectly. Everything was perfect! Even Nero's scary brother Lucca *wagging eyebrows* I'm so excited for the rest of this series! I have a feeling it's gona be a new favorite of ours!

LOL. I think it's funny that you thought Lucca was scary. I thought he was almost perfect. But I'm dying to read his book. But like you, I can't wait for the rest of the series. Not only is this going to be a new favorite book, I can tell this is going to be a favorite series. And I may be a little presumptuous but I can totally see Sarah Brianne being my KA. 

Lol I can see this author being your KA too! And Lucca wasn't scary as in I was scared of him, I meant in the sexy-I'll-kill-you-for-looking-at-me-wrong scary way 
winking I loved him  I loved Nero (the book) so much! I loved the character too, but in a strictly platonic, he's with my co-blogger Lindsay kind of way  This was definitely an all time favorite book that I will definitely be rereading and probably soon! big grin

LOL! That's exactly why I loved Lucca! And the same goes for Nero. And I've already read it twice. I can't wait to go back and read it again! I was serious earlier when I said just the thought of reading Nero (the book) makes me giddy. I was literally bouncing in my seat every time I even looked at my kindle. 

So, in conclusion....Nikki has decided to honor Lindsay's claim to Nero; Lindsay is in love with Nero; Both Lindsay and Nikki have issues since they enjoyed retribution being handed out; The Made Men series is an instant favorite; and Nero is the best book ever written. 

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Hey! My name is Sarah Brianne and after living for twenty-two years the characters in my head told me enough was enough and I have finally put pen to paper (or is it finger to keyboard?) to tell their stories. Since I was a little girl I have watched every chick flick I could get my hands on, then when I became older I discovered a whole new world of romance novels. To me there is nothing better then a tale of true love and those are the stories that have inspired me to write. Like everything else in my life I have put my own spin on two lovers destined to be together.

Next to my books my prized possession are my two beautiful fur babies, Kalypso and Khaleesi. I know what you’re thinking, do you pack them in your purse? Yep, right next to my kindle.

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  1. I glad that you ladies read NERO!! haha! Thank you for hosting and what a FAB review!

    1. Thank you for allowing us to be a part of the tour. It was a genuine pleasure to read this! :)

      Lindsay & Nikki