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Wednesday, March 30, 2016

RELEASE BLITZ- FATAL (PORTLAND STREET KINGS, BOOK 2) BY EVIE HARPER

Title: Fatal
Series: Portland Street Kings #2
Author: Evie Harper
Genre: Contemp Romance w/ Suspense
Release: March 30, 2016
Mackson King’s past is a dark, horror-filled chasm that could swallow the toughest, most dangerous men. A member of the notorious Portland Street Kings, he’s impossible to intimidate—but he can be hurt. He learned that the hard way, thanks to her. Lana. The one woman capable of easing his nightmares, of soothing his demons, was the very woman who shredded his heart. She took away his torments, only to become one of them.
Born into a family who lost their way long before she arrived, Lana Scavello has carefully enforced a steely interior that shields her heart from harm. But that doesn’t mean she can’t cry, and she’s spared Mackson King more tears than he ever deserved. Finding Lana at her most vulnerable, saving her when she felt the most invisible, he burrowed beneath her defenses to carve his own personal door to her soul. Only to decimate it, along with everything she’d ever known.
Now, years later, fate has thrown the couple together once more. Pain, heartbreak and betrayal will explode to the surface, leaving both of them raw, aching, exposed. And that’s when their true love story begins…
REVIEW: 5 out of 5 Stars Evie Harper knocks it out of the park once again with a suspenseful and sexy story that I absolutely loved. Fatal continues the story of the Portland Street Kings, a gang of siblings who rule the streets and are bound together by loyalty and trust. I absolutely loved Collision, book 1 in the series, and I couldn't wait to dive into Mackson and Lana's story. They were two people who found love with each other at a young age, only to have that loved ripped apart due to a terrible event that set the course of the next five years. That day changed them and their families drastically, and as friends became enemies, Mack and Lana's blossoming relationship came to an abrupt halt. This author is so brilliant at creating complex and intriguing characters that the reader can't help but fall in love with. She doesn't just write romantic suspense, she writes characters that you become emotionally invested in. Her character development is fantastic and helps create a story that hooks her reader until the very last word. Lana is someone who has had a difficult life. Her father was a cruel man who constantly belittled her, and that affected her immensely in her younger years. Her one source of solace was Mack, and when she lost him she lost a part of herself. When they re-connect, she is a much stronger person than she was when she was younger, but still has vulnerabilities that only he could see. She lived a life full of pain and loss, and I wanted so bad for her to find her happiness. As for Mack, he was such an incredible guy. Like the rest of the Portland Street Kings, he was an alpha male to his core, strong and passionate. Lana owned his heart, even during their separation. Even when he was angry with Lana, he was crazy possessive and protective of her, which I loved. He also had a very troubled past, having had to grow up fast as a child in order to survive a life on the streets. They were two lost souls who were made for each other, and even when they were apart or at their angriest at each other, their connection was undeniable. Both Mack and Lana have been through so much. These were two people who had difficult childhoods and struggled to survive- for Mack it was a physical struggle, and for Lana it was emotional. Trying to navigate their feelings for one another while dealing with their pasts, as well as their feuding families and the threats of violence that surround them currently, was not easy for them. Their solidarity as a couple really showed as they faced these obstacles side by side. This is fast becoming one of my favorite series. The author blends the suspense and romance elements perfectly, and it wouldn't be an Evie Harper novel without the angst and emotion that she writes so well. This group of men and women aren't related by blood, yet they are fiercely loyal and love each other unconditionally. I cannot wait for Dom and Della's story, which will carry on the fantastic plot that began in book 1. I can't get enough of these great characters, and look forward to the rest of the books in this amazing series.
 
 
Evie is an Australian author whose passion for reading lead her into writing. Evie spends her days writing heartbreaking, suspense filled love stories with happily ever afters. Evie's characters are strong alphas with even stronger heroines who bring sexy sass to the relationship.
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