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A Love So Deadly

(To the Bone #2)

4.16  ·  Rating details ·  483 ratings  ·  80 reviews
Warning: This book will give it to you hard and fast. Once you start, don’t even think about stopping.

Caitlin is everything I never knew I needed.
But I’m not just bad for her—I’m toxic.
If I stay, I’ll destroy her, but I can’t keep my hands to myself. I keep reaching for the only good thing left in the world, but I don’t know how much longer I can hold on.

Especially when
ebook, 245 pages
Published September 12th 2016 by Self Taught Ninja (first published June 7th 2014)
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Nov 16, 2018 rated it liked it

Listened to the Audio version -Narrators did a fantastic job!
Sep 08, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Have you ever experienced a time when a book gave you too much emotion, and you thought your heart’s about to burst because it couldn’t carry it all? It’s too much that you just want to spend all your time looking at your bedroom wall, try processing if you what you read just broke you or mend you or both?

Have you ever finished a book that made you cry so hard, you never thought it’s possible to bawl like that over fictional characters? Have you ever been left by a book so heartbroken, so confu
April   ♥"LOS" ♥
Sep 02, 2016 rated it it was amazing
This book was full of so many emotional ups and downs that I needed some time to regroup and get my thoughts together before writing my review. But that's the sign of a fantastic book, isn't it?

Gabe and Caitlin have spent the last few months trying to bring vigilante justice to those who deserve it, yet always slip away. But now one of their marks is about to catch up with them. With Caitlin's life on the line, Gabe is forced to take action, but in doing so he reveals his darkest secret to Cait
Sep 01, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
How much more heartbreak can Caitlin take?! There are so many twists and turns in this one. I felt like I was on an intense emotional roller coaster ride!
I am totally invested in this series. I can't wait for the conclusion to,this story...I NEED to know if Caitlin gets her HEA?!
Gabe's family, well they are just repulsive! I can't believe his mother could say and do the things she did! I can not wait to see if justice is served up Gabe and Caitlin style or not!
I am in NEED of A Love So Deep. Br
Thai Holman
Sep 08, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Was dying for this. Its book 2 in a 3 part series. Must read part one. It picks up right where one left us hanging in need. And its so addicting. I loved it. Yes got answers no spoilers. But it's needed. The cliffhanger after one will have many dying for this anyways. But omg I am so ready for book 3. I don't want this to end. Loving this series. Love Gabe. This this story. Recommend it.

Warning may get your emotions going.

5 stars.
2OCC Reviews
Sep 11, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: gemma
Wow! Wow! I need the next book for this series now. I absolutely love this book series and cannot wait to see how it ends in the next book. A love so deadly was another great read by Lili Valenten. It created so many emotions within me that it had me sobbing within 30% of the book. Once I started reading it I could not put it down once I started reading it. I loved the first book, but I had so many questions and was waiting for this book. This book was worth the short wait because it answered al ...more
Kara Hildebrand (Two Book Pushers)
A Love so Deadly picks up exactly where we left off. On the edge of our seats! I couldn't turn the pages fast enough. Lili is the Queen of the cliffhanger and I love and hate her for it. I know it's coming and I love the anticipation of seeing those words, "Gabe and Caitlin's story concludes…" Everything is this book is taken up a notch. The chemistry, the sexiness, the emotions. It's like a storm that just keeps rolling in. The writing is perfect, the characters are deep and the story is outsta ...more
Im a little disappointed 😕

Spoilers ahead...


Im conflicted. I hate cheaters (big petpeeve of mine in stories in general), but the h has spent a year thinking the H was dead, so she gets a pass. Barely.
Him? He's starting to remember, he knows he loves her more than anything and he is trying to find her but still has sex with OW? I dont know if I can get over that.
Still, Im going to wait for the 3rd one for a full review.
Sep 06, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arcs, audible
A Love So Deadly by Lili Valente is the second book in her To The Bone series. It picks up right where we left off in A Love So Dangerous.

At this point we all know Gabe has a secret and that he ended things with Caitlin to avoid dragging her down with him and his secret. But that lasts less than a day before he decides he needs to come clean because he just can't stay away from her anymore. But when he shows up at her place he instantly feels like something is wrong...

The suspense will just abo
Melissa Mendoza
Sep 13, 2016 rated it it was amazing
The dark has always been a comforting place, a shadowy friend that keeps me safe from the scary things that live in lamp lit rooms.”

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5 deadly stars!! Holy cow…. There’s no words!

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Caitlin and Gabe have a tumultuous relationship at best. Gabe thinks he’s too toxic to be with Caitlin, but she can’t stay away… and well neither can he. I was on the edge of my seat the entire time I read it! I love the story, the characters, the heat…. I mean as you can tell I loved everything!!! The
Sandra Shipman ~ Two Book Pushers
I was so excited to read A Love So Deadly! The cliffhanger in A Love So Dangerous was huge and my mind was on overdrive to figure it out and luckily the wait was not too long. It is different from any other series I have read and I love Lili Valente for it! Her writing is amazing and can't wait to read more of her books. Now, on with the review...I try to do spoiler free reviews and it's even harder with sequels so I will try my best.

Caitlin had the summer of her life and now has to try to move
Aug 14, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Wow.... The first book left us heartbroken and shocked! This second book picks up where A Love So Dangerous left off and hits the ground running! Caitlin and Gabe's activities seem to be catching up to them in a very terrifying way! But even though they are both strong and resourceful, it is impossible not to be scarred. Just when you think you can breathe again, the plot twists and you're back to heart pounding intrigue, and heartbreaking revelations. This story is a wild ride and you don't kno ...more
Tami Talbert
Aug 11, 2016 rated it really liked it
OMG! The queen of cliffhangers has done it to me again. Lili Valente has the amazing knack for stringing me through one of her stories, hanging onto the edge of my seat chapter after chapter, and then tumbling to the floor with the need for answers. Well, she accomplished that feat once again with A Love So Deadly. Amazingly enough, even though she gives me fair warning, I'm still never quite ready to be left dangling, but alas I am. The amazing chemistry between these characters is so electrify ...more
Judy Miracle
Sep 09, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I'm officially gone... hook, line and sinker!!! I need the next book like i need air to breathe!! Lili Valente had me on a roller-coaster of emotions. Happy that we finally get to know what Gabe is hiding then broken hearted, hopeful, then had my heart ripped out again. I couldn't even write this review right after I finished because I couldn't put thoughts together without spilling the beans on what happens within this book.

I desperately need the next book in this series!! My heart is pounding
Paula D
Sep 05, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Gabe finally tells Caitlin the truth and they both decide to live life here and now until one day something horrible happens. Wow this book has so many ups and downs you will cry, get angry and frustrated. Caitlin I feel so bad for her all I wanna do it hug her and tell her to be strong and never give up! Gabe what happened to him is he really dead? I don't wanna spoil anything but you never know what's gonna happen in this book don't trust anyone and don't assume anything! I can't wait for the ...more
FMR Book Grind
Sep 12, 2016 rated it it was amazing

This story just keeps getting better and better. I love the direction the story has taken. So full of emotion, it just pours off the pages. I cried throughout this book, used so many tissues. So many twists and turns. This story definitely kept me hooked. Caitlyn is such a strong woman. She has taken on siblings that were not her responsibility to raise. She stands toe to toe with her father, who in my opinion is worthless. She fights for what she knows is worth keeping. Such
You know a book is good when you have been talking to yourself about everything going on.

Man oh man. I writing this with 30 minutes left in the audio book but this book is just sooo good. I cant wait to listen to the next one. I love love love Gabe and Caitlin. I couldn't even imagine this book going where it went. The lies, the darkness, the deception. This is the type of dark book I like. a couple being dark together not the man dark towards the woman. If you haven't started this series start
Nicole Smith
Sep 12, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This one picks up right where A Love so Dangerous ends. Holy moly this one keeps you end the edge of your seat. The twists and turns this one takes had me gasping. I found myself saying no, yes, NOOOO, then YES!!! This does leave off on a cliffhanger, but boy is the story of Gabe and Caitlin so good. I really can't wait for the next book because boy it's going to be good. ...more
DNF at 15%

Yeah. This died fast for me when I realized where this story was heading. That does not mean this isn't a good story, in fact, it's pretty good, but what's going on in here, where the author is taking this story, is not where I want to go.

Having read reviews of this book and the next one, I don't want to get myself wrapped up in a story where the H is apparently dying of an illness (no spoiler there as you figure it out at the end of the first book and it's discussed in the beginning p
Feb 13, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This review is my personal opinion and may contain: spoilers, quotes, rants and swearing.

20 year old Caitlin Cooney is the sole caregiver to her three younger brothers and niece. Their mother abandoned them. Their old sister took off. Their father is an alcoholic and manipulative. Caitlin selflessly puts her family's needs above her own. Until him. 20 year old Gabriel "Gabe" Alexander came into her life and set it on fire. Caitlin never knew a piece of herself w
Jill  Kirtley
Oct 03, 2018 rated it it was amazing
There's someone lurking in the shadows and he wants revenge, and he'll take pleasure in getting it.
When Gabe tells Caitlin his secret she's heartbroken, but it doesn't end there. After the devastating blow Caitlin receives she decides a fresh start is needed.
Continuing the To The Bone trilogy, A Love So Deadly #2 had me engrossed throughout and feeling so many emotions. And the cliff hanger... wow! I'm so happy this series is complete so I can start the final book now. It's a brilliant read tha
Beth C.
Apr 10, 2019 rated it it was amazing
OMG, this book! It was absolutely heart wrenching! The first book in the series was kind of dark and disturbing, but sweet underneath. This one started that way, but then totally wrecked me! I literally cried for 20 minutes. I had to put it down and walk away for a few days. That’s a true sign of a great author...when you become so caught up in the book and characters that it affects you in real life.
The whole book was a roller coaster of emotions. The deceit and lies and heartbreak...just, wow
Becky Rendon
Oct 28, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: audiobooks
Lili Valente must be related to evil incarnate. Why else would she want me balling my eyes out almost the entirety of this book?!?! She must thrive on the pain of others. Or shes just that good at destroying the fragile hearts of her readers?

I'm going with the latter. A Love So Deadly was an emotional and devastating book. My eyes and head hurt. My heart hurts. All that's left is hope and even that's iffy right now.
Lynn Zagrod
Jul 12, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I really loved this book and this series. Well worth the listen. Gabe and Caitlin are a modern day "Bonnie and Clyde". The relationship is volatile. Caitlin's dedication to her family and Gabe's dysfunctional one make a great story. The story was awesome and kept me on my toes. It was happy, sad, exciting and scary. The narrators were excellent bringing this story to life. ...more
Aug 01, 2018 rated it really liked it
Book 2 ... continuation of Kaitlyn and Gabe. She moves to Maui and tHinks that Gabe has died.....of course realizes when her father passes away that he had brain surgery and survived. I know it sounds crazy but it actually was not that crazy at all... yes, some parts were a little far fetched but Lili Valente does a great job with this story.
Jan 15, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Still no happy ending, but I have hope!

This second book in the series did not end with a cliffhanger as big as the first but it still didn’t end. The story is good though. So good that I am on to book 3!
Damn, there's no one that knows how to write a cliffhanger like Ms. Valente. The drama is on in this love story or is it a love story if these two souls can't seem to get together?! ...more
Miss Maureen
May 02, 2019 rated it it was amazing
A Love So Dangerous? Terrific book.
A Love So Deadly? Is this even the same author? From a wild ride in book 1 to a much more sedate read in book 2. What happened?
Susi Fischer
Jan 01, 2020 rated it it was ok
Just a lot of words to make 3 Books out of 2. of you don‘t read the 2nd Part you don‘t Miss anything.
Mar 17, 2020 rated it did not like it
nothing much happens, you can skip this one without a problem
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