Thursday, October 30, 2014

REVIEW: Crimson Desert (Bittersweet Duet Book 2) by Melissa Jane

Title: Crimson Desert (Bittersweet Duet Book Two)
Series: Bittersweet Duet
Author: Melissa Jane
Release Date: October 14, 2014
My Rating: 4.5 Stars


Crimson Desert is Book Two in The Bittersweet Duet. LITTLE DOLL (Book One) is essential to the development of the series. 

Now back across the border, LAILA realizes that all had not been as it seemed at the Florez mansion. Learning to trust the man she wanted dead was going to take time. Time was not on her side.

For AIDEN, the damage was done. There was no going back. Except for one thing… revenge.

Giving up was never an option for JUAN. Not even now when everything had changed. He lived and breathed the thrill of the chase and this time the end prize was too great to lose.

This is a dark story where the taste for love and revenge clash in the most unforgiving ways.


What an exhilarating journey! This book picks up right where book one left off and keeps you glued to the pages until the very end. Melissa Jane does an amazing job bringing this story to life. It’s filled with so much action and passion that leaves you sitting on the edge of your seat.

The turn of events and how everything came to be was not something I was expecting. Talk about getting that ‘Oh shit’ moment from the beginning. And then from there you’re just pulled in. I was so consumed with this story. I was torn between reading slow to savor all the details and reading fast because I absolutely could not wait to see how it all played out. 

I had knots in my stomach anticipating what was coming next. Laila is one fierce, strong woman that refuses to allow anyone to break her. No matter what she goes through and the feelings she struggles with she just refuses to become a victim. I absolutely love that about her character. She’s put through hell and back yet she fights until the very end.

Heart pounding action will have you seeing this play out like a movie in your head. Aiden is just badass and I love how he remains calm and takes control of every situation they come across. He is unstoppable and will have you weak at the knees. I adore all the little nicknames he has for Laila. His sweet side had me swooning and totally falling in love with him.

Love, hate and vengeance fuel the war and Aiden and Juan will have their standoff. Juan is truly mental and it’s all for the love of the game. But does he have what it takes to bring down Aiden?

Loved this book, love the story and absolutely LOVE the ending. I’m looking forward to reading more from Melissa Jane. This series is one you do not want to miss. 

**Gifted copy received in exchange for an honest review

Series Order and Buy Links:

Little Doll (Bittersweet Duet Book One)
Read my review here!

Crimson Desert (Bittersweet Duet Book Two)

About the Author

A recent bloomer in the writing world, Melissa Jane has delved into a complex world where light and dark clash in unforgivable ways. Romanticism takes on darker influences while malevolence attempts to interfere with courage. Jane knows no boundaries when it comes to discovering the endless personalities that exist within our world. No one is exempt from love, not even those condemned to a life of pain and betrayal where revenge is the only safe passage to true freedom.

Follow Melissa on:
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Twitter Handle: @MJane_Author


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