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Love and War: Volume One

(Shadows in the Dark #2)

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They say your childhood paves the way to adulthood, and maybe it does. I know mine was lit up in flames. I walked the roads of Hell until I figured out that the only way to survive was to exist under a cloak of darknessto deal with the devil himself. It was the only way to escape the pain, the torment. But the nightmares are still very real. Theyll never leave me alone. ...more
Published February 22nd 2018 by Charisse Spiers books
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Charisse The original date was supposed to be after Marked but I had to write a few lights as a break. Kross is Darker than Kaston. I apologize I didnt update…moreThe original date was supposed to be after Marked but I had to write a few lights as a break. Kross is Darker than Kaston. I apologize I didn’t update the date. I’m so glad you liked Marked. :)(less)
Charisse I have no idea why Im just seeing this. Its available for preorder and will be live 2/22/18 for part one and 3/22/18 for part 2…moreI have no idea why I’m just seeing this. It’s available for preorder and will be live 2/22/18 for part one and 3/22/18 for part 2(less)
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Aug 23, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)  ·  review of another edition

Kross . . .

I look back through my side mirror as the black suburban pulls in behind me. I glance over at the passenger seat, the taste of her still lingering on my tongue. Her smell clings to my scent palate in a way nothing ever has. Her head is leaning against the window and her feet are folded in the seat.
Don't ask me why I fucking brought her. I don't just bring people into my business. The more people that know increases my chances of getting caught. I don't get caught. Ever. Too
Nov 03, 2018 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: freebie
💝 FREE on Amazon today (11/3/2018)! 💝

The f*cking lights. They are all I can remember. Everywhere I turn I see them. They haunt my dreams, and now my reality. She liked the lights. I do remember that. It was part of her life, and in turn a part of mine, until the day I forgot it all.

They say your childhood paves the way to adulthood, and maybe it does. I know mine was lit up in flames. I walked the roads of Hell until I figured out that the only way to survive was to exist under a cloak of
Philomena Callan Cheekypee
Apr 17, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: loved-it
My first read by this author and what an awesome start. I absolutely loved this story.

This is part one of Kross and Deltas story. Both are broken damaged characters. Delta is a great character. I loved how strong, sexy and feisty she is. Kross is a tattoo artist. Hes a hot alpha. When Delta sits in his chair he realises how much he wants her. The chemistry between these two is off the charts hot.

So glad Ive got part two waiting on my kindle as this was a brilliant read and after that ending I
Omg! What a totally awesome read! I loved the story from cover to cover and I could not put it down.The story had a amazing cast of characters both good and bad and we loved them all.

The story was filled with so much emotion one minute you were laughing your butt off the next you felt like crying.The story kept me on edge the entire time and I felt like Kross almost gave me whiplash as his moods changed so rapidly as one minute he was all dark dangerous and scary as hell the next trying to be
Bookgasms Book Blog
Apr 06, 2018 rated it really liked it
4.5 stars!

Wow this story blew me away!! I was hooked on this series from book one and honestly could not get enough of Kaston and Lux. I loved their chemistry and emotions. But my boy Kross takes the cake. I felt his chemistry with Delta come right off the page the minute he met her in that tattoo shop in the first book and honestly could not wait for their book. It was sexy, real and engrossing. I could not put it down!!

What happens when two damaged people meet and form a visceral connection?
A Hopeless Romantic's Booklandia
I have wanted to read about Delta and Kross even before I knew they were going to have a book and when I found out that they were, I was so excited! Its been a long wait and although I dont have their full story yet, it was definitely worth the wait. I had no idea what to expect going into Love and War: Volume One because when its an author I love and a book Ive been wanting to read, I dont always read the synopsis, but even if I had an idea beyond knowing I was in for a good read, I still ...more
Kimber Hellmers
I've been waiting so long for this, and when expectations are that high, it's a long way down. I never doubted that this would be a great read, and it was! Book 1 was too good for this story to ever falter, and Charisse Spiers delivers book 2 with a powerful full body punch. By Chapter 2 I was choked up, by 3 I was coveting the good Kleenex (you know, the kind with the Aloe?) and by chapter 4 threw in the towel and succumbed to Delta and Kross's unique and heartbreaking love story. this is a ...more
Amanda Owens
Feb 21, 2018 rated it it was amazing
(I received an ARC for a honest review) For the LOVE of everything that is HOLY!!! I have been anticipating this book for awhile now and boy let me tell you, you are going to be put on a WILD roller coaster ride!! Charisse Spiers hits you *literally* in the gut with this book! If this book isn't on your TBR list, it needs to be there ASAP!
Im not all sure where I'm supposed to start bc somewhere along the way I need to pick my jaw up off the floor!! You get a "feel" for Kross and Delta in the
Heather Cavanaugh
Feb 18, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Wow I could not put this book down. Marked has been one of my favorite books but this one just jumped right up there. I can not wait for volume 3.

This book was told in Delta and Krosss POV. Delta loved tattoos and she has always wanted to be a tattoo artist. So she took a chance with a hot tattoo artist Kross. When times got hard and she needed to resort to a time in her life that wasnt good can she find a way out.

Kross is a tattoo artist. He owns a bunch of studios around the world. Hes quiet
Feb 22, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Love and War is so good . Kross is hot , moody and dark . A man with alot of issues but what I loved most about him is the man that he turns out to be and you will be swooned by him . Delta and Kross are just meant to be . If yoube been waiting for this book to come out , you wont be disappointed .


In the rare occurrence that you learn to love, or that someone loves you, protect her at all costs. Slaughter those that stand in the way.


A must read. Dark
Patricia Campbell
Amazing couldn't put it down

I couldn't put down this book ...It was amazing ... I have been in a book funk ... I forgot I pre-ordered it since I loved Marked so much ... It showed up on my Kindle... I could not put it down I stayed up so late reading it. HOT! HOT! HOT! Charisse did not disapoint ... Can't wait for Volume 2
Nov 14, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
My love for this book

Omg this book is everything, I love how the author fonts just me give me word she gives them a meaning and so much more! This book has somehow connected to me in a way I never thought possible, the story, the characters and the ending g what a roller coaster my emotions are all over the place, but such an amazing book al along. Thank you for this book.
Tammy Huckabee
Why do we give one decision the power to determine the course of our lives? Does one bad choice as a child mean we don't deserve love and happiness?

Is there more to Kross Brannon than the ability to give mind blowing, amazing tattoos he gives? Of course there is...he's quiet, demanding, controlling, and the alpha to top all alphas. I absolutely love him.

Delta Rohr is fiercely independent. She is strong, or at least pretends to be (not sure which she is yet), she is loyal to a fault, and when
Jennifer Pierson
Apr 19, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I'm not going to go into a description of this amazing story, because one, I don't want to give anything away, and two, I wouldn't do it justice, so you will just have to settle for my emotional ramblings. Charisse Spiers, with her super talented writing style, has penned a highly original & addictive story that I couldn't get enough, so much so, that I sat in one position until I devoured every last word. And thankfully, I already had the next Volume to devour right after. See, the hero ...more
Mar 07, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This is book 2 of the Shadows in the Dark Series...

WOW! was the first thought in my head when I finished this book. I have been a huge fan of this author for awhile. I know when she releases a book that my heart will not belong to me, but to the amazing story-line & characters in her book until the end. I find myself every time after reading her books they stay with me & I am thinking about what will happen next.

I love the story between Kross & Delta. You can tell from the beginning
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Feb 18, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I started reading Love and War with an unknown preconceived expectation that the writing style would be similar to that of the Camera Tale Series
Ms. Spiers exceeded that expectation and left me mind blown, heart broken, angry, and hating her because I need Volume 2 NOW.
Kross and Delta are two dark souls whose demons resurface from time to time. Their demons do not play well together. One doesn't like to share. One will share. Who will lose?
I cannot wait to get Volume 2 on my Kindleuntil then,
Amber Reid
Jul 01, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Kross.... What more can i say?! Holy hell, i hate that it ended! If i did t already have the next book, i probably would have lost my mind!! Kross and Debras relationship is hot! Sizzling hot! I couldnt put this down, but i can never stop reading any of Charisses books! The love these two have is out of this world! And the stuff kross does and takes her along with him and she never flinched! She loves him! The end though... It got me! Definitely one you need to buy the next one as well or youll ...more
Mar 07, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Hold on!! Wait!! What just happened here!!

This is definitely one of the darker stories I have read this year and I absolutely love it! I couldn't put it down! I couldn't get enough of it! I need book two in my life ASAP! Kross is the very definition of hot, broody, and alpha! Delta and Kross are perfect for one another! There couldn't be a better written hero and heroine in my opinion that mesh so well together!
I thought Lux and Kastons story / relationship was epic but Delta and Kross, OMG there are no wordsthis story blew my mind! The chemistry between Delta and Kross is off-the-charts and they couldnt be more perfect for each other. Delta who never felt loved and Kross who never felt wanted, fill a void in one another and help to heal past hurts. Kross who is the epitome of an alpha male takes protectiveness and overbearing to the next level and let me say that its hot hot hot! This story is an ...more
N.E. Henderson
Feb 15, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This is her best book yet!! I cant tell you how much I heart Kross Brannon. He may be the ultimate Book boyfriend for meif he doesnt destroy my heart first.

Love and War is so good. Marked has been my favorite of Charisses until now. I knew several years ago, when she first started this book he was going to win my heart. And she did not disappoint.

I NEED part 2 with a drug addict needs their next fix. This book is crack. And Im dying to know how Kross and Delta get to the end. I already know
Mar 07, 2018 rated it it was amazing
*An ARC was provided in exchange of an honest review*

Holy wow!! We get Delta & Krosss Story in this book and can I just say HOOKED! Be prepared for a read that gives you angst and all the fees because that exactly what you will be getting with this one and trust when I say that you will love every second of it!! Looking forward to the next book!!!

A total MUST-READ!!!
Wendy Livingstone
Apr 18, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Wow, I have been blown away by this story! Delta is a sassy and feisty female, and Kross is a dominant and protective alpha. Kross lives by his own set of rules, and Delta is the exception to the rule when she slips underneath his radar. These two are both broken souls, who have explosive chemistry between them. This is a well written storyline, which flows seamlessly, and is a dark, gritty, and crazy rollercoaster ride which had me captivated and intrigued throughout. I cannot wait to read the ...more
Apr 08, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Delta Rohr is my favorite person

Reading Marked which is Kaston Cox & Lux Larsons story, we are introduced to Delta Rohr, Luxs best friend. Love & War continues with Delta & Kross Brannon and where Marked left off. Knowing how Delta & Kross meet provides imperative knowledge on how these two characters interact. My heart bleeds for the abusive history regarding both characters as we find out the reason these two are the way they are. But I find myself loving Delta more. Her
Jessica Torres
Feb 23, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Omg I didnt know it was a cliffhanger! Thank god the next book is out in a couple of weeks. Anxious to see what happens. Loved this book ...more
Amber Britten
Mar 02, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

What!!!!! You did not leave me hanging like that 😭

Kross is definitely a dark alpha male that gets what he wants, everyone is scared of and he keeps to himself.

Delta is just as dark as Kross but is looking for the love to fill the void she has from growing up.

Cant wait for book two!!
Aug 16, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Wow, I havent got words to describe how this book made me feel. Talk about a mean messed up a***hole that you cant help but want to heal and love.

I had no expectations for this book and I was still surprised at every turn, talk about two damaged souls dealing with their abuse in such different ways. Charisse describes Delta and Kross so closely that not only do you feel you know them personally but on some level you can empathise and relate to what they are going through. Charisse talks about
Feb 13, 2019 rated it it was ok
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Oct 07, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Love and War Volume One: Better said, so freakin awesome.
I just loved Love and War. Its something about a man that's broken and possessive. There is nothing like characters that are damaged, they have more of a story to tell. The book becomes more real for me. I think a story that's draws so much emotion should get nothing less than five stars. I cannot wait until Volume two. That ending gave me all the feels. I need to see what's next.
Altagracia Garcia
Mar 07, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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