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Where the Ivy Hides

(Roman #3)

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3.96  ·  Rating details ·  238 ratings  ·  46 reviews
All I’ve ever had is myself. I can’t tell you who I am, where I came from, or who I’m fucking made of. I was ripped from the only happy I’d ever known, but I can’t recall what it was…I just know part of me is now void, left hollow.

How do you know who you are if you don’t even know your own flesh and blood?
How do you trust those in your life, when the deception lies among
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ebook, 228 pages
Published October 1st 2015 (first published September 27th 2015)
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Candace
It had been quite some time since I read the first two 'Roman' books, but I remembered the startling brutality and gore. They were two of the darkest books that I've read. So, naturally, I expected the third book, 'Where the Ivy Hides' to be equally terrifying.

Instead, this third book had a completely different feel to it. Don't get me wrong, there was some disturbing content, but nothing like what you'd expect. The few dark topics that were brought up were addressed in a roundabout kind of way
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***** 5 Hard Love Stars *****

"You cannot catch what doesn't want to be caught."


This is book 3 in Kimber S. Dawn's raw and gritty ROMAN SERIES.

I have to admit this book frustrated (a good frustration) me on every emotional level. I felt more things during this book than I have felt during any story in a long time. By the end of this one, I was emotional gutted and my heart took several minutes to calm down.

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Winter Ivy is the daughter of Roman and Heather from books 1 and 2. Ivy is a very
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Danielle Harris
Mar 05, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This was such an amazing series! Super dark and gritty! I would recommend this series to all dark read lovers.
'Q' aka CoCo
I have loved all the Roman books, but this one... I just couldn't get into it. Ivy is just...ugh... the most tortured character. And it's not that I'm unsympathetic to her plight. She's had some shit things happen to her in her life, but there comes a time when you have to pick yourself up and own your mistakes, make the best of what you got. Ivy just keeps spiraling, pushing away everyone that loves her or wants to help her, and there's only so many pages I can read of that before I start think ...more
*~* Susie
Apr 23, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2019, dark
Finally finished out this series, and I'm so glad I did. This one was different than the rest for many reasons, but still very good. Winter Ivy fell down and picked herself back up so many times, it was agonizing sometimes. She was self-destructive and lost for most of the book. I felt there was created drama, especially at the end. I loved Ryker and seriously wondered why he didn't just give up. I saw the twist coming, but it still warmed my heart.
Regan
Ivy's like a wounded abandoned animal. All she knows is to fight, all she's ever known is how to survive. I don't know if she'll ever make room in her heart for useless things like love, honesty, and devotion. But she'll always be the girl me heart's devoted to. ~Ryker



What more than darkness and chaos could we expect from the daughter of Roman Payne? Winter Ivy Payne, a troubled yet pure and beautiful soul grew up in a jaded home and continued to live a jaded and tainted life. Ryker Killian, t
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Alicia Huckleby
Sep 30, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I wont waste my time giving you the details of this story, you have the synopsys for that. But what i will do , is tell you how i felt reading it and why the author earned all 5 stars she deserved! 1. As an avid reader, especially of dark romance, I have been a Kimber fan since the first book I was lucky enough to stumble upon of hers which, coincidentally was Roman. After reading it, I quickly absorbed one of her reads after another until I finished every one. Roman and his Redemption are my al ...more
Victoria
Jan 04, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: dark-reads
I jumped into Where The Ivy Hides with so much anticipation because I loved it's two predecessors and I very much loved the story Ivy told. We find out what became of her life after she was kidnapped and ride with her on the rollercoaster that is her life.

I won't lie I did struggle a little to begin with with the change of pace and the fact that this story is not as dark as the two before and everything I loved about the two previous books weren't dominant in Ivy's story but then she didn't gro
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Countrygalssexyreads
Oct 05, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Kimber has brought the story to a whole new level! I was floored by the emotions in this story, one minute you are WTF, then WHY, to AWE!!

The main characters of the story are Ivy and Ryke. Ivy grows up in a life full of disappointments and regrets . She is trying just to survive but gets stuck with let downs that make you feel her pain. In walks Ryke in her life, such a yummy Irishman! He is her backbone, but one thing with Ivy is trust issues. Everything that happens in this story revolves arou
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Jazzy_D
This was an OK end to this series. although, I would love to read about Roman II but only if he takes after his dad. I don't know what i expected from this book but I felt that something was missing. It felt super rushed and a lot of things were sort of glossed over like (view spoiler) I was expecting to read the family's reactions to thinks and even Ivy's reactions to certain major things and it was either not addressed at a ...more
Jackie Swensen
Oct 05, 2015 rated it it was amazing
When I heard Kimber was writing ivy's story I was so freakin excited! And Kimber did not disappoint! Knowing who Ivy's parents were and her history I was so curious to see how Ivy would grow up. Of course she's going to have a ton of issues, but this book was nothing I would have expected. I loved every part of it. Ivy's life struggles, her relationships with her family and lovers and her own demons pulled me in right away. I don't want to give too much of the story away, so you'll just need to ...more
Nina
The first two in this series are one of my all time favorites. They were a complete and total mind fuck that left me wiped out/ a massive book hang over, even today a few years later when I think of a dark read Roman comes to mind first.
That said while this was an ok read it just didn't do it for me. I know the fucked up life winter ivy had but the addiction and self destruction actually started to get annoying. I had to put the book down and come back to it a few times.
Alicia Huckleby
Sep 29, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I wont waste my time giving you the details of this story, you have the synopsys for that. But what i will do , is tell you how i felt reading it and why the author earned all 5 stars she deserved! 1. As an avid reader, especially of dark romance, I have been a Kimber fan since the first book I was lucky enough to stumble upon of hers which, coincidentally was Roman. After reading it, I quickly absorbed one of her reads after another until I finished every one. Roman and his Redemption are my al ...more
BadDirtyBooks
Sep 29, 2015 rated it it was amazing
This book was nothing like I would have expected from Kimber!  Roman I and II are much different. Not in content but style.  If your familiar with her writing style, you know she keeps it real dark and graphic.  This is Raw, it's Gripping and far from unicorns and rainbows.  Kimber killed it with her take on contemporary romance. Ivy is a complicated, stubborn determined woman. She will always find a way to cope and push away anything or anyone that gets to close.  She isn't the girl that's gonn ...more
☮ Syrina ☮ RWBR
Sep 28, 2015 rated it liked it
Ah dam.. its painful when you love every one of these beautiful tragic works this Author puts forth, but this one just did not pull me in.

I desperately wanted to fall for Ivy or even feel something for her, I tried, maybe it was the repetitive life she lived, I had to read about it over and over, one chapter after another. Nothing ever changed. The push and pull, off again/on again love affair between Ivy and Ryker was monotonous, I found it to tedious to love either of them.

Maybe it was to man
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Amalina
Oct 04, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Where The Ivy Hides by Kimber S Dawn
Rating: 4 Stars

Like the title says, the book speaks of Ivy. Our dear Ivy from book 2. The one kidnapped and we've not seen her since then. Come see how she's grown.

The star of the book is Ivy. Ivy and all her insecurities. Her strength. Her love. I adored her even when she was at her lowest, I cheered for her when she conquered the world.

Ryker is the sweetest man alive. I...I just can't say how much. That Irish accent though... *swoons*

I'll say it doesn't hold
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Shelley-ann
Ending to a Trilogy

I have to say this story was a great beginning dark read and a story that kept me on the edge of my seat wanting more. This is like the ending to so many dark reads split into multiple stories the effort to create a HEA seems to dwindle out the spark of the first part of the story. This story while going through the the hurt confused mind of young woman with many hardships kind of had me losing track a few times. Maybe it was the natural thought pattern of the heroine but swit
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Momma Hellmouth
Review of Where the Ivy Hides by Kimber S. Dawn
My Rating 5 Whip-lashing Stars!

Every-time I dive into one of Kimber’s books I know I’m in for one hell of a ride, and once again I’m not disappointed one I O-da!
The storyline of Ivy and Ryker was not a smooth journey. Ivy is stubborn and a very determined woman. Ryker is the kind of man who is always there when you need to put your life back in order. It’s a wild ride of “Did I read that right” We are given another Push-Pull, Raw, Intense, Captivat
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Jana
Jan 06, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Loved it, but...

** contains slight spoilers that I felt couldn't be avoided**


I've read Roman 1 & 2 and they were fantastic books. In fact, this book three, was a really good book. But imma little confused. I felt like I missed a 2.5 book somewhere? It's been a while since I read book 2, but I don't recall Mac getting rescued at the end of book 2? Am I suffering memory loss in my old age?

This book was about Mac and Romans daughter, Ivy. It really was a great story- of heartbreak, addiction,
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maureen
Sep 29, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Confused

I thought Roman 1 and 2 were brilliant. They were worthy of 5 stars no doubt about it. This was a well written story with good character development but I just didn't get it. The first two took us to the darkest depth of depravity, at times I didn't know if I could take it. Book 2 ended with mouse joining Roman in his dark revenge, so what happened in book three? Everyone was happy go lucky no more crazy..yes ivy had her trust and drug issues,
But u don't just stop the kind of Crazy that
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Helena Gant
Oct 31, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I was fortunate enough to read all the books in this trilogy back to back. So after reading Roman 1 & 2, and enjoying them as much as I did, ( I actually really really love them), I was so excited to see how the whole story would come together in this last book. I was excepting a conclusion to Roman and Heather's story. Instead, this story wasn't about that, and for that reason I'm a bit disappointed with this one. The beginning was a bit confusing, and the time line jumped around quite a bi ...more
rvagirl
Oct 03, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Definitely not what I expected, but that's not always a bad thing. I feel like I can't even include any quotes without giving anything away. I read the first part of the book under the wrong impression, nice one, Kimber ;) Up until part two, I was kinda pissed. You'll see why. So many emotions, so many surprises. Loved revisiting Roman, and meeting Rome. I would definitely like to see more of him. Ryker...oh my. Loved him.
Awesome read.
Oh, almost forgot to mention the acknowledgments.. this, " Y
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Paso Reads
Jan 25, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Beautiful

Winter Ivy & Kyler. Spoiler inside
"Because it’s what I do. I’m Ivy fucking Payne. I adapt. I move forward. I survive."

Kidnapped and lost in her own world, winter Ivy found love in Kyler and her happy place. Giving up on their baby girl, Ivy felt That she lost not only her daughter but her husband too. Dealing with the only way she knows how, she escaped her life to find her long lost parents who haven't stopped looking for her ever.
As of then , Ivy's-life started changing and taki
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Kirsty Adams - Kindle Freak Book Blog
Certainly not as dark as the previous two books in the series, but fear not, it's still a really good read.

Although the title indicates it will be Ivy's story, I won't lie, I was a tad disappointed that Roman and Mac (Ivy's parents) didn't feature more in this book, as I was still so invested with these characters. That said, after getting over this, I was captivated with Ivy's tale. We witness her daily struggles with demons past and present and the beautiful but at times painful relationship t
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Rin
Jan 17, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
THAT WAS AWESOME Ms KIMBERLY S. DAWN!!!!

Waited so long for this book that I had to go back and read the first two, to refresh my memory. Ivy was kidnapped as a baby. If she'd ask about her parents, she was put into a wooden box. Growing up , Ivy learned to numb herself with drugs. Ryker has loved her from the day he laid eyes on her. I love this character, he's a mountain that Ivy will have to climb to work through all her problems. What a great ending for the Romans Trilogy!!!!!
Cynthia Whitfield
Where the Ivy Hides

I loved this series of books. Please read Roman first then Roman II I promise if you like dark you will love these books. Lumber S Dawn's writing reminds me of Julia Huss, and C. D. Reiss's writing. These are my two favorite authors so I don't think I can give you a higher review (comparison) then these two authors. So yes buy these books you won't be disappointed.


Marcia Carter
Oct 18, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Wow

I waited for this book and it so worth the wait. I loved the story and the ending made me happy. Hope Rome will get his story. Excellent job Kimber S Dawn.
Chantall Bronkhorst
Wow, Darkly amazing.
Danyosses
Jul 12, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Winter Ivy & Ryker


"You cannot catch what doesn't want to be caught."
Rebecca Waldron
Mar 03, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Amazing. Freaking. Ending!

When I read Roman, I had no clue where this series was going, and I loved that read. When I finished RR, I was more in love, yet broken as hell. 2 days later, here I am, writing this review, and WOW! What an ending!!!!!! I love Ryker and Ivy's story! Thank you for another, mind blowing, one hell-of_a ride!!!!
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“and who we love can hurt us more than our own worst enemy, and where I am and where I'm going will never be in my control, but fuck it, it's life...what am I gonna do? Bitch? And for what? It won't help.” 0 likes
“Because you’re threatening mine more and more the longer you hang in the balance, trying to do this shit on your own. This life isn’t a solo act, Ivy. Stop being so selfish and trying to make it one. No one has to do it alone and that includes you.” 0 likes
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