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The Found

(Crow City #2)

4.02  ·  Rating details ·  166 ratings  ·  54 reviews
Witness to a murder. Kidnapped by a monster. Life hanging on a whim. Willow Armitage’s world was already falling apart; between getting fired and caring for her chronically ill father, she’s had little room for anything but survival. But that survival hangs in the balance the night she stumbles into a back alley – and watches a stranger die at the hands of the most beautif ...more
Published August 22nd 2016 (first published August 2016)
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Cole McCade No, it's written in third person, from the POV of the heroine, Willow--except for the epilogue, which is written in the POV of Gabriel Hart, the hero …moreNo, it's written in third person, from the POV of the heroine, Willow--except for the epilogue, which is written in the POV of Gabriel Hart, the hero of the first book in the series (THE LOST). Hope this answer helps!(less)

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Jul 29, 2016 rated it it was amazing
This book is exactly the reason I'm tighter with my five-stars. Because when something this brilliant comes along it deserves every single one. Holy hell, Vin "Priest" Manion.


"The odds were stacked against him, and one day he’d make the wrong call and it would bring him down."

I'm picky when it comes to the falling-for-your-abductor trope; it's one I've struggled with in the past because of stereotype and predictability. But here I am, eating my words, because The Found hit every spot. It's

After reading The Lost and loving it, I really wanted to love this one just as much. I did like the characters and I found the story intriguing, but unfortunately I didn't have the same feeling as I had while reading the previous book. I think I just couldn't stop comparing the two stories and that's where my problems came from.

I still liked the book and I'm already a huge fan of this author so I can't wait to see what's going to come next.
So what happens after the predator brings his prey back home? This book's cover art gives you a small idea about what kind of content is weaved within this story ripe with anger, confusion, and longing.

Willow Persephone Armitage had to grow up quickly at a young age. Her mother ditched her when she was a small child and Willow's father depended heavily on her because he had a progressively debilitating disease. Willow's personal insecurities, lack of a social life, and heavy financial responsib
3.5 Firefly Stars!
Did I love this one? Yes at times. Did I love it as much as the first one? No. Why? Not really sure but I think it was mostly because I didn't care for Willow. I also didn't feel a connection between her and Priest. Maybe because they were only together for like three days. It's very rare that I like a book that is insta-love so it's probably just me. lol

Will I be reading more by this author? Hell yes!
Cole McCade
Jul 29, 2016 added it  ·  (Review from the author)  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: one-of-mine



It took some wrangling, some waiting, some patience, and finally a phone call from Executive Customer Support at Amazon KDP, but it's been sorted and the book is now live on Amazon, for those of you who didn't want to buy it from Smashwords. THE FALLEN has also been reinstated, lost al
4 Firefly Stars

I was absolutely excited to read this ARC graciously given by the author. Eagerly awaiting to read Willow and Priest story when we had a glimpses of them in "The Lost". Willow had something hidden inside of her, a mystery that I wanted to look into when she helped Leigh. I knew her backstory would be interesting and unique, and it was. Her story really surprised me as much as her character did. I was sympathetic to her situation, her emotions, and her resentments.

Willow Armitage
Jenny - TotallybookedBlog
Sep 07, 2016 rated it it was amazing

“Open your eyes to what you want. Say no…or say yes. Make a choice.”

Well, wow! We read this series in one hit over the weekend and let us tell you that we barely came up for air. Not only are these books longer than average but also we just didn’t want to miss a single word and whilst we fought against reaching the end we were desperate to get there. Such a reader conundrum when you’re reading a book that consumes your whole being. As with The Lost please read the warning by Cole McCade and
Aug 21, 2016 rated it it was amazing
4.5 stars

UPDATE: no longer banned!!

This is the story of a woman who is trapped.
Trapped in a town with no hope for success.
Trapped in a home life where she, as a child, was the caregiver.
Trapped in a body she doesn't understand.
Trapped by the ropes a killer holds her with after witnessing a murder.

What's most interesting is that she truly becomes free, when she's physically trapped with no hope of escape.

Forced to grow up early and without a motherly figure in her life to help her as her body cha
SueBee★bring me an alpha!★

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Gitte TotallyBookedBlog
Sep 07, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2016

“Open your eyes to what you want. Say no…or say yes. Make a choice.”

Well, wow! We read this series in one hit over the weekend and let us tell you that we barely came up for air. Not only are these books longer than average but also we just didn’t want to miss a single word and whilst we fought against reaching the end we were desperate to get there. Such a reader conundrum when you’re reading a book that consumes your whole being. As with The Lost please read the warning by Cole McCade and
Jul 29, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2016-best-reads
No review I could write would do justice for the brilliance of this book.

I was shocked, mesmerised, intrigued, breathless, appalled, enraptured and absolutely overcome with awe at the talented wordsmith that is Cole McCade.

Much like The Lost, this is a tale of broken people with their own cross to bear and monsters that lie within. I'm a sucker for the descriptive and any writer who gives me that will have a fan for life. Of course the characters have to talk me too, and oh my God they did. Will
Rafa Brewster
Aug 02, 2016 rated it really liked it
To be honest, I was very leery about reading this book, because while I had no known triggers as forewarned in the book, I found the whole idea of a modern-day bodice-ripper to be distasteful (despite devouring those very same historicals as a teenager). But having already read the previous installments in the Crow City series, and putting a lot of faith in the author's capacity for beautiful, thoughtful prose... I took the plunge.

But this is not your typical bodice-ripping rape fantasy masquera

I won a complementary copy of this book as part of the Shh… Summer Buzz Book Event 2016! So a huge thank you to the Shh...Group and author Cole McCade. Reading, rating, and review to come.

Jul 29, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favies
Ah, it was so nice to settle down with old friends while getting to know some new ones in this latest book from Cole McCade. I was thrilled to get back to Crow City and make fresh paths with Willow and Priest. Needless to say, this author has set the bar high for himself. I wanted everything I came to know from The Lost, The Fallen, and more.

Mr. McCade, you don’t disappoint.

Instantly I was transported, feeling both tentative and indulgent with the immersion. I felt like a fly on the wall the en
E.M. Summers
Title: The Found
Author: Cole McCade
Series: Crow City #2 (can standalone but you will get more out of it by reading the series in order)
Genres: dark erotica, BDSM, suspense
Heat: 5/5
Plot: 5/5
Rating: 5/5

He lay on his side, sprawled with the indolent languor of a wild thing utterly aware of its own power.

This is something special. Never before have a read any romance - dark or otherwise - which is simultaneously an introspective character study, delving so deep into the mind and unique voice of Will
Kristina at For The Love Of Books
The Found by Cole McCade is one dark and twisted story. Not many books come with a warning label like this one did. The warning sounded so serious that it made me wonder just how dark this book would be. Let me tell you it's dark. It's a book that will make you take a break just so you can catch your breath. So listen to the warning.

Willow is a girl that always and I mean always does the right thing. She's taking care of her sick father working hard to get by. Her best friend is an older woman a
Melissa Mendoza
Aug 27, 2016 rated it it was amazing
"Carefully, she touched over her throat. Leather. A leather band, with an O-ring in the front, clasped to a chain as thick as two fingers that coiled along the pillow to loop around a metal bar in the headboard and lock in place with a padlock. It was a collar."

5 master stars!!! Powerful and gripping!!

It's been awhile since I've read a book that really hit me hard, and this book was it!! After reading book one, I knew I was going to need book two ASAP! I read this book in a few hours, simply bec
Lindsey King
Aug 24, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Holy crap this was one intense book. From beginning to end I was constantly wondering what would happen next. This is a first for this author for me and I really enjoyed. There were so many little details and twists that I thought I was going to miss something though. 

Priest and Willow are polar opposite's at first. She'd loving and although her life is stressful she believes the best in people. She's aware bad things happen in the world but in a way she ignores it. Only problem is that she walk
Maria Angie Mendoza
Aug 21, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Dark, gritty, intense, and powerful read that had me hooked from page 1! I'm always attracted to dark, taboo reads that take me on a journey that encompasses passion within the darkness, but when I read that it was banned, that was code for MUST READ❣❣
Willow thought her life couldn't get any worse until she met "Priest." What happens between them you'll have to read and find out!
Yes, it is raw and disturbing and that's what made the story so powerful. However, it's also a story of surviv
Michell Hall casper
WOW!!!!!! This book is dark and heavy and may cause triggers.

I got talked into reading The Lost in a read along. I wasn't sure I wanted to pick up another book from a author I hadn't read yet because I was so behind on my reading as it was. But holy sh*t I'm so glad I gave these books a chance.

This book was so dark in places that I had to put it down a few times to read something a little lighter. But I could not just walk away I had to finish. And again I'm so glad I didn't.

I don't think my
Jennifer Oloughlin
Aug 19, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I feel like Priest knew what he wanted from Willow from the second he sees her. This is not a hearts and roses story but it still had a few sweet pieces. I swear Willow had PTSD from her family life and never let any part of herself out. Twisted is what Willow calls her time with Priest, and it was deliciously so.

**** I was given an arc from Give Me Books Promotions in exchange for an honest review*****
Sep 10, 2016 rated it really liked it
3.5 Stars

I finished this a week ago and still need time to process it and figure out how to review it.
I loved the writing (as usual), felt very connected with the characters but some elements of the plot thew me off a bit (and some others even more).
Thought-provoking, heart-breaking and quite frankly, confusing for me.
Sep 06, 2016 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
3 stars because the last 10% and the epilogue were awesome.

It's not the most hardcore BDSM book out there, but as I don't find BDSM erotic, I guess that's the reason why I couldn't love this one.
Late Night Reviews
Sep 05, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I feel as if I can't bring forward all the words needed for this review. After reading this book, and how eloquently it was written, I feel what I have to say is insignificant. This was the first book I've read from Cole McCade. I'm not a fan of reading books out of order, but I was unaware of his books until I was invited by Give Me Books to review The Found. I saw it didn't need to be read like a sequel but as a new story, and thankfully that was correct. I fell completely in love with this bo ...more
Sandra Shipman ~ Two Book Pushers
Well...that was fucking intense! Sometimes I just need to get deep into a dark suspenseful romance and since I read The Lost and The Fallen, I knew I could count on Cole giving me just that. You do not need to read the previous books in the series but that is where I met Willow even if it was just for a little bit. I met Priest in The Fallen for about the same amount of time and when I saw that this was their story, together, I knew I would be all in. And I was!!

Willow hasn't had the easiest li
Aug 25, 2016 rated it really liked it
The Found is my first book by the author. Looking back I do wish I had read book one in this series as well as the companion novella (both of which I fully intend to read asap). This is a dark read but I would consider it on the lighter side of dark, I'm not sure why this book would have been banned as I've read much darker that was not, I felt personally that the warnings are a bit over the top when referring to this not being what BDSM is about, there was minimal BDSM related activity and I st ...more
Lesley C
May 04, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Sometimes we are just at a loss to accurately express how we feel about a book. This is one of those times!! I absolutely love Cole McCade's Crow City books and of course when this one came out, knowing that this was the book about Priest, it was a no brainer to read. Again, just as in The Lost, The Found deals with a taboo subject, but it is one that Cole has beautifully and brilliantly written. This book took me a couple weeks to read because it is deeply intense, graphic and violent but it wa ...more
KnottyGirl Reviews
Aug 21, 2016 rated it it was amazing
The book so dirty it was banned from Amazon! Does that grab your attention? Well, grab a copy of this book, because it’s good enough to warrant that attention. But not for Amazon’s reasons, whatever they may actually be.
First off, read the warnings in front of the book, or included on the buy site. Cole McKade does a thorough, well thought out job of explaining any possible triggers someone could encounter in the book. On top of that, he explains furthur that if the book is harmful in any way to
Pervy Ladies Book Blog
Aug 26, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Im warning you now. This review may not have very many intelligent sentences ran together. It was that good. After finishing The Found I laid in my bed, staring at my ceiling and absorbing everything I had just spent nearly 7 hour reading. 7 hours straight with minimal bathroom breaks and ignoring phone calls. It was THAT good. If you like things so dark, so dirty, and so very hot you have to reevaluate your own life then this is the book for you.

Willow is a small and quiet woman. I don't know h
Carcoura LaRomantique
Wow. Just wow.

I am so monumentally happy I found this author and these Crow City novels. Leigh and Gabe's story was powerful and raw in a way too many writers in the "romance" genre shy away from; then this book about sweet demure Willow and the monstrous assassin who helps her find herself just blows that definition of powerful and raw writing out of the water!
There are definitely triggers in this book, and I note this while recognising that as a rape victim myself I often find author's warning
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