Gypsy Brothers: The Complete Series by Lili St. Germaine

October 22, 2015 Book Review, Why the *&%#@ Did I Like That Book! 0 ★★★★½

Gypsy Brothers: The Complete Series by Lili St. Germaine four-half-stars
Gypsy Brothers: The Complete Series by Lili St. Germain
Published by Self-published on January 14, 2015
Genres: Biker / MC, Contemporary Romance, Suspense
Pages: 780
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The entire USA Today Bestselling series, now available in a paperback omnibus! This paperback is 780 pages long and contains all seven installments of the Gypsy Brothers: Seven Sons Six Brothers Five Miles Four Score Three Years Two Roads One Love Gypsy Brothers Synopsis: My father was most certainly NOT an innocent man. As the leader of the Gypsy Brothers MC, he was guilty of many things. But he died for a crime that he didn’t commit, framed by an enemy within who then stole his club and everything he had ever worked to protect. Including my innocence. When Dornan Ross framed my father, he set into motion a series of events that could never be undone. My father was murdered by Dornan Ross and his sons when I was fifteen years old. Before my father died, Dornan and his sons stole my innocence, branded my skin and in doing so, ensured that their lives would be prematurely cut short. That they would suffer. I’ve just turned twenty-one, and I’m out for blood. I'm out for revenge. But I didn't expect to fall for Jase, the youngest brother in the club. I didn't expect that he would turn my world upside down, yank my heart out of my chest and ride away into the sunset with it. Now, I'm faced with an impossible choice - Jase, or avenging my fathers death? *Please note this series is dark romance and deals with serious themes. It is intended for an 18+ audience and contains subject matter which may distress some readers*

This book may be unsuitable for people under 17 years of age due to its use of sexual content, drug and alcohol use, and/or violence.

 

By Spice“Raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens
Bright copper kettles and warm woolen mittens
Brown paper packages tied up with strings
These are a few of my favorite things”

Having just finished the Gypsy Brothers, I find myself going back to it over and over in my mind.  In fact, I started singing Julie Andrew’s My Favorite Things because after that dark and effed up ride, I really needed to think about a few of my favorite things.

“When the dog bites, when the bee stings…”

I like a dark read, but I have to be in the right frame of mind.  Being the EDGy biker guru, I’m kind of embarrassed I kept passing over the Gypsy Brothers.  At first it was because it was a series that had a bunch of cliff hangers.  I had friends that were devouring each book as they were released one by one, so I knew I was going to love the series, but I also knew it was dark….. like black dark.

“When I’m feeling sad…”

When the complete series came out, I still passed it over.  Why? Because the entire series revolves around Juliette, who at 15 years old was brutally raped almost to death by the man who she considered like a father and 6 of his 7 sons. This story is about her need for vengeance and the sacrifices she makes to get it.  There is a romance, but it’s not what the book revolves around.  If you’ve got triggers or are easily offended, you need to stay far away from this book.  The things she subjects herself to in the name of revenge will leave you going “Oh my God.” but in the back of your mind, you are cheering her on, even while thinking “WTF?!”

“I simply remember my favorite things…”

Ms. St. Germaine explains at the end that this series wasn’t really about the romance between Juliette and Jase, it was about revenge. This was not an easy story to take since vengeance is pricey.  It was dark, violent and hard to take.  There was beauty to be found here too when you think about the bonds forged between Juliette and Elliot who saved her all those years ago, and also in the love Juliette and Jason had that never died, even when Jase thought she was gone.  In the end, everyone she loved paid dearly for her vengeance.  The end was beautiful in its brutality, but who paid more, her or Dornan Ross and his sons?

“And then I don’t feel so bad…”

I started this book at midnight when I found myself wide awake.  I thought I could read just a couple chapters then set it down.  Next thing I knew it was 3:30 AM and I did not want to put it down.  I’m pretty sure when I finally fell asleep I even dreamed about it.  The next day, I had one heck of a time tearing myself away to do the fifty gazillion things I needed to get done.  Horrible and heart-wrenching it may have been, but I was caught in its blood-soaked clutches.  Half the time, I wondered it Juliette had gone too far in her vengeance making her just as bad as her attackers.  Even so, I was mentally high fiving her as the bad guys fell.  She’ll never make my top ten list of favorite h’s (she’s too effed up), and Jase is no hero (although the love he has for Juliette is freaking epic), but I loved their story.  Can’t say I particularly enjoyed it but I am 100% glad I read it.  Now I’m going to go and put My Favorite Things on continuous play for a few hours while I try to get over my massive dark and twisty book hangover.

PS: Although not a cliffhanger, this story is complete but there is more coming in Julz and Jase’s story and I can’t freaking wait to get my hands on Zero Hour when it finally comes out.

Spice’s Rating: 4.5 stars.
One that reminds me of Juliette, and one for when you’re done because you’re gonna need it.

 

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